ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee


To recommend to the ACRL Board the appointment of editors of ACRL journals and publications for which there are no paid staff; to approve the appointment of editorial board members on the recommendation of the respective editors; to advise the ACRL Board and Budget and Finance committee on matters relating to ACRL publications; to promote writing and effective research methods to librarians; to gather stakeholder input regarding new publishing directions for the purposes of recommending specific actions or for the purposes of advising the ACRL Board; to encourage the recruitment of new authors and to bring them into the ACRL publishing pipeline by referring them to the appropriate editor; and to promote author submission of proposals and manuscripts across the full range of ACRL publications.


Ashlea Green (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Matthew Weirick Johnson (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Dr. Anna Simonson (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mira P. Waller (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Delores Carlito (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Diane H. Dias De Fazio (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2026)
Dr. Kate Langan, Ph.D. (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Dr. Amanda Nichols Hess (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Stephen Patton (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Jeannette E. Pierce (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Kristen Grace Totleben (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2025)

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  • A chair, vice-chair, and up to five members
  • Members should have prior publishing experience
  • Ex-officio members include:
    • Ex officio – Voting:
    • Academic Trends & Statistics
    • C&RL
    • C&RL News
    • CHOICE
    • CLIPP Notes
    • Publications in Librarianship
    • New Publications Advisory Board
    • RBM
    • Resources for College Libraries
  • Ex officio – Non-Voting:
    • Editor and Publisher of CHOICE
    • Editor of C&RL News
    • ACRL Content Strategist
  • Since it is important that the vice-chair/chair be knowledgeable about the responsibilities and concerns of the committee, it is suggested that the committee vice-chair/chair be selected from the existing committee membership.


The Publications Coordinating Committee was created by the ACRL Board of Directors, and is made up of committees within the coordinating committee umbrella structure.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form. Committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer deadlines and 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
225 N. Michigan Ave., Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60601-7616
Work: 312-280-2517