ACRL Election 2021: A Message from the ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Candidates

The ALA and ACRL elections are open, and we invite and encourage you to cast your vote. 

In the lead-up to this election, we have heard from many of you. We’ve learned about your concerns, and we’ve gained insight into your activities and successes. The past year presented academic libraries with unprecedented challenges, but we are encouraged by how you and our professional association have responded to member needs — by developing timely resources, webinars, and LibGuides, reimagining professional development opportunities like ACRL’s popular Roadshow Series, and converting the ACRL 2021 conference into what is sure to be an interactive and robust virtual experience. ACRL has responded to the social movement for racial justice and members’ calls for action and accountability by affirming its Core Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and ACRL communities of practice have extended this critical work by establishing EDI committees and task forces and developing relevant training and programming. 

While 2020 may be behind us, we know that the coming years will require patience, empathy, collaboration, and leadership. We are committed to responding to member needs, creating more inclusive practices, and advancing ACRL’s vital work during this time of uncertainty and considerable change. Working together as a community, we are confident that we can address the current challenges and emerge a stronger association. 

Thank you for voting and for your commitment to ACRL. We look forward to learning from and working with you in the years ahead.

Our best,

Emily Daly
Head, Assessment & User Experience Department
Duke University Libraries
2021 ACRL President-Elect Candidate

Erin L. Ellis 
Associate Dean, Research & Learning Services
Indiana University Libraries
2021 ACRL President-Elect Candidate


ACRL Presidential Candidates’ Recording

Learn more about ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect candidates Emily Daly and Erin L. Ellis in a new online recording. Daly and Ellis respond to questions prepared by the ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee (LRNC) and discuss their platforms and vision for ACRL. Moderated by LRNC Chair Steven M. Adams, the session lasts approximately one hour.

Voting Information

The ALA/ACRL election opened March 8, with members receiving an email announcement between March 8-9 containing voting instructions.  Didn’t receive the email? Please contact ALA Member and Customer Service at 1-800-545-2433 ext. 5, or

The 2021 ALA/ACRL election will close April 7 at 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time. We encourage you to cast your ballot today!  Please visit the ACRL website for more election information.