For immediate release | May 8, 2012

Trevor A. Dawes chosen ACRL vice-president/president-elect

CHICAGO — Trevor A. Dawes, circulation services librarian at the Princeton University Libraries, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). He will become president-elect following the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim and assume the presidency in July 2013 for a one-year term.

Marilyn Ochoa, assistant head of the Education Library at the University of Florida, and Julie Garrison, associate dean of research and instructional services at Grand Valley State University, have been elected to the ACRL Board of Directors as directors-at-large.

"I am delighted to have been elected to the position of ACRL vice-president/president-elect,” Dawes said. “I am humbled to have this opportunity to serve in a capacity in which some truly great people have served before. And I look forward to continuing the ACRL tradition of excellence and to working with the Board, staff and members in addressing the needs of our academic communities.”

Dawes’ activities in ACRL include serving as co-chair of the ACRL 2013 Conference Invited Papers Component Committee (2011-13) and co-chair of the ACRL 2011 Conference Poster Sessions Component Committee (2009-11). He was a member of the ACRL Scholarships Committee (2010-11), a member of the ACRL Appointments Committee (2007-08), served as chair of the ACRL Professional Development Coordinating Committee (2006-09) and as chair of the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Nominating Committee (2004-05).

He additionally served ALA as councilor at large of the ALA Council (2008-11) and as a member of the ALA Committee on Committees (2010-11). He was a member of the ALA Committee on Education (2011-13) and served as chair of the Committee on Diversity (2006-07). He was a member of the LLAMA-SASS Technical Services Committee (2005-09), a member of the LLAMA Membership Committee (2005-06), an executive committee member-at-large of LLAMA-MAES (2003-05) and an executive board member of BCALA (2005-07).

“ACRL is delighted to have Trevor Dawes join the board as vice-president/president-elect,” ACRL Executive Director Mary Ellen Davis said. “He has made many valuable contributions to ACRL including leading the smooth transition to a competitive, peer-reviewed process for ACRL’s programming at ALA Conferences and serving as an active member of ACRL’s Conference Committees. Trevor’s knowledge of academic librarianship and higher education, along with his leadership in other organizations, will be an asset to the Board as it continues to work with members to meet their needs and to advance ACRL’s Plan for Excellence.”

Dawes’s work with state and regional associations includes serving as executive board member at large of the New Jersey Library Association (2009-13) and president of the ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS (2009-10). He served as secretary of the ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS (2007-08) and co-chair of the mentoring committee of the New Jersey Library Association (2006-09). He also was a member of the Cultural Diversity Committee of ACRL-NY (2003-06). He was the recipient of the Princeton University LGBT Center “Building Bridges Award” in 2009, was a 2007 Library Journal “Mover and Shaker” and won the BCALA Leadership Award in 2007.

Dawes’s publications include co-author of, "Assessing Reserve Management Systems: Do They Deliver on Their Promises?," Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and Electronic Reserves (2010); editor of Marketing and Managing Electronic Reserves (Haworth Press, 2006); and co-author of "SPEC Kit #290: Access Services" (ACRL, 2005).

Dawes received his Ed.M. in Educational Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University and his master’s of library science from Rutgers University. He earned his master of art in Educational Administration from Teachers College at Columbia University and a bachelor of arts in Sociology from Columbia University.

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David Free

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