For immediate release | February 14, 2012

2012 ACRL presidential candidates online forum

CHICAGO - The 2012 candidates for Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) vice-president/ president-elect will participate in an open online forum at 1 p.m. Central on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Trevor A. Dawes and Debbie Malone will discuss their platforms and vision for ACRL and field questions from the audience. Dawes is circulation services director at the Princeton University Library, and Malone is library director at DeSales University.

Details for accessing the online forum will be available on the ACRL Insider blog in early March. An archive of the forum will be also available on ACRL Insider following the conclusion of the event.

More information on the 2012 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 at Contact ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin at or (312) 280-2514 with questions about the forum or the ACRL elections.


ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.