Meet the ACRL Presidents: Joyce L. Ogburn

Joyce L. OgburnOver the course of ACRL’s 75th anniversary celebration, we’ll highlight the association’s history by profiling our past presidents. Joyce L. Ogburn is Dean of Libraries at the Appalachian State University Belk Library and Information Commons and served as ACRL President from 2011–2012.

1. Three words to describe your ACRL presidency: Exciting, productive, rewarding.

2. What is your most enduring memory of your presidential year? The processes, discussions, and decisions that led to changing the committee structure. There was a heck of a lot of information to analyze, with many perspectives and opinions to consider.

3. What are you most proud of accomplishing during your presidential year and why? Putting the new Plan for Excellence into effect and seeing the results start to multiply rapidly.

4. Any advice for future ACRL presidents? Remember how essential it is to seek input from members while exercising leadership and decision making on their behalf. You aren’t on your own keeping up with everything the association faces – the board and the ACRL staff will be by your side as partners in leadership and process. Also, enjoy the time since it goes by rather quickly; however, I assure you that past president is a great job, too!