Lindsay Cronk, 2017 Candidate for LITA Director-at-Large

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LITA is a vibrant community full of voices and ideas which we need to honor and amplify. As Director at Large, I hope to prioritize providing platforms for meaningful engagement through our programming and outreach, particularly to those members unable because of cost or accessibility or other cause to participate by more traditional channels (Annual, Midwinter, Forum, etc). I sincerely believe that when we provide free and low-cost platforms for engagement, we not only improve our organization's reach and impact, we improve our organization's content and message.

I am running for Director-at-Large because I believe that only through expanded access can we improve the sustainability and long-term outlook of the Division. It is a natural extension of LITA's organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion, and is simultaneously in the best interest of the organization and the best interest of LITA members.

Current Position

Coordinator of Online Resources and Collections, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Type of Library


Previous Positions

Membership Manager, LYRASIS
Membership Coordinator, LYRASIS
Member Services Specialist, LYRASIS

Degrees and Certificates

Georgia Southern University, EdS, Instructional Technology, 2017
Valdosta State University, MLIS, 2012
Agnes Scott College, BA, International Relations and Studio Art, 2006

Division Affiliations


Round Table Affiliations

Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)

ALA and/or ALA-APA Activities

LITA Education Committee, Member, 2015-2017
LITA Communications and Marketing Committee, Member, 2015-2017
LITA Web Coordinating Committee, Member, 2016-2018
LITA Blog, Editor, 2016-2018

Offices Held in State, Regional, and Other Library Associations

Texas Library Association, Web Master, New Members Round Table, 2015-2016
Texas Library Association, Secretary/Treasurer, New Members Round Table, 2014-2015.

Major Accomplishments

While I have been called an "innovator and boundary-pusher" for my work in applying data analytics frameworks to collections data, I tend to think of myself as someone who like to tinker and fix. I pride myself on developing and implementing simple, straightforward, and sustainable tech processes to library projects and problems. I've presented my work in these areas at conferences including ER&L, the Charleston Conference, and the Acquisitions Institute.

Since joining LITA, my central accomplishments occurred in collaborations with teams, most notably the talented group of LITA Bloggers. As a team, we are invested in insuring that LITA's commitment to inclusion and access is reflected in useful content distributed through the Blog. The LITA Blog reaches LITA members and readers who may not be able to attend conferences or participate in the organization via traditional channels, while also providing a platform for conversation and community.


Cronk, Lindsay. “Collaboration is the New Leadership: When to Lean In and Lean Back.” Millenial Leadership in Libraries. Edited by Ashley Krenelka Chase. New York: Hein, 2017.

Cronk, Lindsay and Getz, Kelli. “Let’s Get in Formation: Standardized Data Review for eResource Management,” Against the Grain. 2016: Volume 28, issue 4.

Cronk, Lindsay and Rodriguez, Michael. “User Experience and eResource Integration: A Conference Report on the 2015 LITA Forum,” Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship. 2016: Volume 28, issue 2.

Links to Further Information

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