Chapters Council


The mission of ACRL chapters council is to serve as a conduit for information and communication between ACRL national and its chapters, and to promote membership of ACRL national. The goals of chapters council are: to support the goals and initiatives of ACRL national; to facilitate communication between ACRL members and ACRL leadership; to encourage and support ACRL chapters goals and initiatives; to build membership of ACRL at the national and chapter levels.


Mr. Rickey D. Best (Chair, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
Ms. Danielle Whren Johnson (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
Mark Nathaniel Lenker (Past-Chairperson, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
Tracey Olanyk (Secretary, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
Ryan Gjerde (List Administrator, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
Laurie Swartwout (List Administrator, July 1, 2008, to July 19, 2011)
Regina M. Beard (Newsletter Editor, February 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
Timothy Dodge (Legislation Assembly, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
Megan R. Griffin (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
Aline Soules (Legislation Assembly, July 1, 2008, to July 19, 2011)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2011. Last retrieved on 02/22/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The Chapters Council shall consist of the President (Chair) and Vice-President (Vice-Chair) of each ACRL chapter or a delegate who is a member of the Executive Board of the chapter. Each member of the Chapters Council shall be a member of the national association. Each chapter shall have one vote.

The elected officers of the Chapters Council are the Chair, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Past-Chair, and Secretary. These officers serve as the Chapters Council Executive Committee.

The Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and Secretary are elected by the Chapters Council at its meetings during the Annual Conference, the choice being made from among the Chapters Council delegates. The Council Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect serves as Chair during his/her second year on the Council, and as Past Chair during his/her third year.

Chapters Council meets at the ALA Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting, holding both a Council meeting and a work session. Minutes for each are posted on the Chapters Council ALA Connect space.


Chapters Council was established by the ACRL Board of Directors.

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