ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee


Responsible for creating and updating a biennial environmental scan for the association that encompasses trends in academic librarianship, higher education, and the broader environment, e.g., economic, demographic, political, for release at the ACRL conference. Identifies the “ACRL Top 10 Trends" for release every two years in non-ACRL conference years.


Nancy E. Adams (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Allison Benedetti (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Thomas Reed Caswell (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Eamon C. Tewell (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Andrew J. Wesolek (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)

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  • A minimum of five members (i.e. a chair, vice-chair, and three members)
  • Chair serves as ex-officio member of the Research Coordinating Committee
  • Additional appointments at the discretion of the Vice-President/President-Elect and Appointments Committee


The Research Planning and Review Committee was established by the ACRL Board in 2007 as a component committee of the Research Coordinating Committee. In 2009, the committee revised its charge.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

Staff Liaison

Mary Jane Petrowski
Associate Director
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2523