C&RL News Editorial Board


The editorial board serves in an advisory capacity to the editor on all policy matters concerning editorial content or format. Tasks: To react to ideas for development of C&RL News that have been proposed by the editor. To suggest ways in which C&RL News might be improved in format or content. To provide the editor with information regarding trends in the field that might affect future directions or content of C&RL News. To suggest new editorial features, either regular or irregular, for consideration by the editor. To assist the editor in developing editorial policies


Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2015. Last retrieved on 10/20/2014. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The C&RL News Editorial Board composition requires:

• Six members, in addition to chair and ex officio members, with appointments staggered to provide continuity
• Two-year terms
• Members to serve no more than two consecutive terms, except for the chair, who may serve up to two terms after assuming the chair but no more than a total of six years on the board. The chair is appointed from among regular members of the editorial board.
• Ex officio members include the ACRL past-president (listed as Board Liaison), ACRL executive director, ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee chair, C&RL editor, the C&RL News staff editor.
• Editorial Board criteria is detailed in the ACRL Guide to Policies and Procedures


The C&RL News Editorial Board was created by the ACRL Board of Directors.

Get Involved

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Staff Liaison

David Free
Editor-in-Chief of College and Research Libraries News/Marketing and Communications
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2517
E-mail: dfree@ala.org