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Meet the ACRL Presidents: Louise Giles

Over the course of ACRL’s 75th anniversary celebration, we’ll highlight the association’s history by profiling our past presidents. In 1975, Louise Giles became the first black president of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Giles was a graduate of Drexel University’s library school and Dean of the Learning

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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: William Miller

Over the course of ACRL’s 75th anniversary celebration, we’ll highlight the association’s history by profiling our past presidents. William Miller served as ACRL President from 1996-1997. 1. Three words to describe your ACRL presidency: Wonderful growth experience. 2. What is your most enduring memory of your presidential year? Being part

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Meet the ACRL Presidents: Joanne R. Euster

Over the course of ACRL’s 75th anniversary celebration, we’ll highlight the association’s history by profiling our past presidents. Joanne R. Euster served as ACRL President from 1987-1988. 1. Three words to describe your ACRL presidency: Intense, absorbing, dynamic. 2. What is your most enduring memory of your presidential year? A

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Meet the ACRL Presidents: Connie R. Dunlap

Over the course of ACRL’s 75th anniversary celebration, we’ll highlight the association’s history by profiling our past presidents. Connie R. Dunlap served as ACRL President from 1976-1977. 1. Three words to describe your ACRL presidency:  Invigorating, educational, enjoyable. 2. What are you most proud of accomplishing during your presidential year

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Meet the ACRL Presidents: Wyman W. Parker

Over the course of ACRL’s 75th anniversary celebration, we’ll highlight the association’s history by profiling our past presidents. Wyman W. Parker served as the 22nd president of ACRL from 1959-1960. Prior to this, he was the director of the Kenyon College Library in Ohio. He received his library degree from

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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: Errett Weir McDiarmid

Over the course of ACRL’s 75th anniversary celebration, we’ll highlight the association’s history by profiling our past presidents. Errett Weir McDiarmid (1909-2000) was the 9th president of ACRL, serving from 1946-1947. During that time he was also University Librarian and Director of the Division of Library Instruction at the University

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