Hinchliffe Elected to ACRL

May 6, 2009

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, coordinator for information literacy services and associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).  She will become president-elect following the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in July 2009 and assume the presidency in July 2010 for a one-year term.

“My work in ACRL and at the University Library have proved synergistic for so many years already,” said Hinchliffe.  “Many academic and research library leaders have worked at Illinois and it is a credit to our institution that it has nurtured such leadership. I look forward to continuing this mutually positive relationship and I am very grateful to Dean Paula Kaufman and others for all of their support."

Hinchliffe has been very active in ACRL, serving as Blog Advisory Board chair, Instruction Section (IS) Nominating Committee chair and the National Conference Innovations Group co-chair.  She also served as a member of the Information Literacy Competency Standards Review Task Force, Institute for Information Literacy (ILI) Executive Committee, ILI Undergraduate Student Surveys Group, and ILI Best Practices Advisory Panel. In addition, her service to IS includes tenures as chair, member-at-large, secretary, and a wide range of committee memberships.

Hinchliffe is active in a variety of state and regional associations and has won several awards, including the University of Illinois Library School Alumni Association Leadership Award, an ONLINE Word Best Practice Award, and the Jane B. and Robert B. Downs Professional Promise Award.  She has participated in the Frye Leadership Institute, the UCLA Senior Fellows Program, and was elected to Beta Phi Mu.

Prior to joining the University of Illinois, Hinchliffe was library instruction coordinator at Illinois State University and served as reference librarian at Parkland College. After earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, Hinchliffe received her masters of education and masters of library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. For more information, visit www.ala.org.

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