Cheryl A. Middleton, associate university librarian for learning and engagement at the Oregon State University Libraries and Press, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). She will become president-elect following the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference and assume the presidency in July 2017 for a one-year term. 

Middleton has served at OSU Libraries and Press (OSULP) for more than 30 years in a number of roles. “I look forward to sharing the innovative work that OSULP is engaged in with the ACRL leadership and membership to impact learner success,” said Middleton, “and including OSULP and other Pacific Northwest academic libraries in the significant work and initiatives that ACRL conducts on behalf of the academic library community. 

“It is an honor to be elected as the vice-president/president-elect of ACRL. I appreciate the opportunity to build on the legacy of the leaders before me. They helped shape the organization that is considered the vanguard for excellence in academic and research libraries. Over the next three years, I look forward to working with the membership, board, and staff of ACRL. I want to thank everyone involved in making this possible and will strive to serve the ACRL community with commitment, enthusiasm and respect.” 

“I am delighted to have Cheryl join the board as vice-president/president-elect,” ACRL executive director Mary Ellen K. Davis said. “She has made valuable contributions to ACRL including serving and chairing many committees, most recently the Research Planning and Review Committee, which identifies key trends in academic and research librarianship and higher education as well as conducting an environmental scan. Her knowledge of academic librarianship and higher education along with as her extensive record of service will be a great asset to the board.” 

Middleton earned her master’s in Library Information Science from Louisiana State University, and she holds a B.S. in General Science from Oregon State University.


Source: News release issued by the Association of College and Research Libraries

Posted - May 09, 2016