For immediate release | March 7, 2014

ACRL presidential candidates forum

CHICAGO — The 2014 candidates for Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) vice-president/ president-elect will participate in an open online forum at 11 a.m. Central time on Monday, March 17, 2014. Ann Campion Riley and Rickey Best will discuss their platforms and vision for ACRL and field questions from the audience. Campion Riley is associate director for access, collections and technical services at the University of Missouri, and Best is collection development librarian at Auburn University at Montgomery.

Access to the forum will be available approximately 15 minutes before the start time through Adobe Connect.

More information on the 2014 ACRL election, including links to candidate statements from C&RL News and a full slate of candidates for ACRL section offices, is available on the ACRL website.

Voting in the 2014 ALA/ ACRL election begins on Wednesday, March 19.


The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.


Megan Griffin

Program Officer

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)