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.

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1. Three words to describe your ACRL presidency: Fun, friends, accomplishments.

2. What is the most enduring memory of your presidential year? The most enduring memory of my presidential year has to be the bouquet of hats that I received at the Pittsburgh hotel.  A close second would be the intense work that went into putting the five-year strategic plan together.  (You really expect me to remember – 20 years ago!!!??)

3. What are you most proud of accomplishing during your presidential year and why? I am most proud of that strategic plan, and for the efforts that we made to reach out to other organizations involved with academia.  I am also proud that ACRL and Choice made such a significant contribution to the ALA fundraising campaign – and that we had the wherewithal to do so!

 4. Any advice for future ACRL presidents? My advice would be to relax and have fun while you’re accomplishing great things for the academic library community.