Hinchliffe New ACRL President

Jul 7, 2010

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, coordinator for information literacy services and associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was inaugurated as President of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) on June 29.  The ceremony took place during the Annual Conference of the American Library Association (ALA) in Washington, DC.

As President, Hinchliffe will oversee governance of the association; serve as a representative to other higher education organizations; and chair her President’s Program during the ALA 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans.

“My work in ACRL and at the University Library have proved synergistic for so many years already,” said Hinchliffe. “In my role as President of ACRL, I will be privileged to advocate for our profession and for the library services and resources our users need. My emphasis is on innovation and moving from idea and inspiration to action and implementation. I look forward to working with colleagues throughout ACRL and I am very grateful to Dean Paula Kaufman and others at the University for all of their support."

Hinchliffe has been very active in ACRL, serving as Blog Advisory Board chair, Information Literacy Advisory 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 ACRL’s Instruction Section includes tenures as chair, member-at-large, secretary, and a wide range of committee memberships and chairships.

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 and the UCLA Senior Fellows Program, and was elected to Beta Phi Mu.

Prior to joining the University of Illinois in 2002, 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 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals.  For more information, visit www.acrl.org.

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