Lori Goetsch elected ACRL vice-president/ president-elect

Lori A. Goetsch, dean of libraries at Kansas State University, has been elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect. She will become president-elect following the 2008 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., and assume the presidency in July 2009 for a one-year term. A full biography of Goetsch is available in the press release announcing her election.

“I plan to use my presidential year to give special focus to exploring issues and opportunities for library workforce development and the changing skill sets we need in our libraries,” Goetsch said. “Our ability to recruit and retain talented staff for this ‘new work’ is clearly an issue of growing interest in the profession and is now part of the ACRL Strategic Plan. What is the ‘new work’ for academic librarians as we see it and as our users see it? I look forward to exploring these questions during my term in office.”

In other election results, proposals to alter the ACRL bylaws to create interest groups and several procedural changes overwhelmingly passed. Full results of the 2008 ACRL election are available online.