ACRL 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


Heidi Steiner Burkhardt (Chair, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Julie M. Adamo (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Mrs. Reabeka King-Reilly (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Ms. Laura Krier (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Leo S. Lo (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Dr. Amanda Nichols Hess (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Nicole Pagowsky (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
David Free (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Cheryl A. Middleton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2019. Last retrieved on 06/17/2019. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The C&RL News Editorial Board composition requires:

  • At least 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

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

David Free
Editor-in-Chief of College and Research Libraries News/Senior Communications Strategist 
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2517