Craig Gibson appointed editor of theACRL Publications in Librarianship Monographic Series

Contact: Kathryn J. Deiss



For Immediate Release

April 3, 2007

Craig Gibson appointed editor of the

ACRL Publications in Librarianship Monographic Series

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Gibson to the post of editor for ACRL Publications in Librarianship. Gibson will serve a non-renewable five-year term beginning July 1, 2008.

Gibson, associate university librarian for Research, Instructional and Outreach Services, George Mason University, succeeds Tony Schwartz as editor of this important series.

"Mr. Gibson discussed soliciting monographs that blend our thinking, in librarianship, with the best thinking in higher education, as well as soliciting works on emerging issues presented during ACRL environmental scanning activities," said Catherine Lee, chair of the ACRL Publications Coordinating Committee.

He will serve as "Editor Designate" from July 1, 2007-June 30, 2008 when he will assume full editorship of Publications in Librarianship leading an editorial board in selecting the best academic library research for publication.

Gibson is a long-time contributor as both author and editor to ACRL Publications. Most recently he edited Student Engagement and Information Literacy, now in its second printing and a best selling ACRL publication.

Upon learning of his appointment to the post of editor of Publications in Librarianship, Gibson said, "I'm very glad to have been selected for this important editorial appointment and to build on the excellent research, scholarship, and thinking that have been hallmarks of the Publications in Librarianship series in the past. I look forward to working with the ACRL Publications Committee, ACRL officers and staff, and with many potential authors who are interested in advancing research and scholarship in academic and research libraries through this series."

ACRL Publications in Librarianship (formerly ACRL Monographs), an imprint of ACRL Publications, is a series of monographic and edited volumes that reports research and scholarly thinking in academic and research librarianship. A recent PIL publication, Writing Centers and Libraries in Collaboration (Elmborg and Hook eds.), received the 2007 Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year award from the ACRL Instruction Section.

The Association of College & Research Libraries is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 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.