Author Archives: Elizabeth Caris

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Meet the ACRL Presidents: Trevor A. Dawes

Over the course of ACRL’s 75th anniversary celebration, we’ll highlight the association’s history by profiling our past presidents. Trevor A. Dawes served as ACRL President from 2013-2014. 1. Three words to describe your ACRL presidency: Humbling, exciting, educational. 2. What is your most enduring memory of your presidential year? I had

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Meet the ACRL Presidents: Helen H. Spalding

Over the course of ACRL’s 75th anniversary celebration, we’ll highlight the association’s history by profiling our past presidents. Helen J. Spalding served as ACRL President from 2002-2003. 1. Three words to describe your ACRL presidency:  Collaboration, Commitment, Productivity. 2. What is your most enduring memory of your presidential year? Our

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Meet the ACRL Presidents: Robert W. Severance

Over the course of ACRL’s 75th anniversary celebration, we’ll highlight the association’s history by profiling our past presidents. Robert W. Severance (1908-2005) was the 15th president of ACRL, serving from 1952-1953. While serving as president of ACRL, he was also a librarian at Baylor University. Among his many achievements over

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Meet the ACRL Presidents: Donald Coney

ACRL’s presidents are an important part of association history. Join us over the course of the 75th anniversary celebration as we profile our past leaders. Donald Coney (1901–1973) was the fourth president of ACRL, serving from 1941-1942. He was the head director of the University of Texas (UT) library during

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Meet the ACRL Presidents: William H. Carlson

Over the course of ACRL’s 75th anniversary celebration, we’ll highlight the association’s history by profiling our past presidents. William H. Carlson (1898–1990) was the 10th president of ACRL, serving from 1947-1948. He was the director of the Libraries for the Oregon State System of Higher Education at Corvallis during the

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Meet the ACRL Presidents: H. William Axford

Over the course of ACRL’s 75th anniversary celebration, we’ll highlight the association’s history by profiling our past presidents. H. William Axford (1925-1980) was the 37th President of ACRL, serving from 1974-1975. During that time he was also the University Librarian at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. During his

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Meet the ACRL Presidents: Harriet D. MacPherson

Over the course of ACRL’s 75th anniversary celebration, we’ll highlight the association’s history by profiling our past presidents. Harriet Dorothea MacPherson (1892-1967) served as the 16th president of ACRL from 1953-54. During the same period, she was dean of the  School of Library Science at Drexel Institute. MacPherson received her

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Meet the ACRL Presidents: Susan K. Martin

Over the course of ACRL’s 75th anniversary celebration, we’ll highlight the association’s history by profiling our past presidents. Susan K. Martin is the University Librarian Emerita of Georgetown University and served as ACRL President from 1994-1995. 1. Three words to describe your ACRL presidency: Fun, friends, accomplishments. 2. What is the most

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Meet the ACRL Presidents: Robert Gordon Vosper

Over the course of ACRL’s 75th anniversary celebration, we’ll highlight the association’s history by profiling our past presidents. Robert Gordon Vosper (1913-1994) was the 18th president of ACRL, serving from 1955-1956. During that time, he served as director of the William Andrews Clark Library at UCLA, a position he held

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Meet the ACRL Presidents: Le Moyne W. Anderson

Over the course of ACRL’s 75th anniversary celebration, we’ll highlight the association’s history by profiling our past presidents. Le Moyne W. Anderson served as ACRL President from 1979-1980. 1. Three words to describe your ACRL presidency:  Honest. Dedicated. Compassionate. 2. What is your most enduring memory of your presidential year?

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