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Elizabeth Walker-Papke

Librarian, Online and Distance Learning
Spring Arbor University

The Association of Christian Librarians is a place of both learning and solace for many; a place to expand horizons while being recharged and replenished to reenter members' workplaces renewed. The ACL will continue to foster exemplary professional practice and a place to create and renew relationships as well as a safe space to try and fail as is necessary for creativity and learning. If chosen for this position, I will gladly come alongside the Board to help make wise collective decisions to steward the Organization's resources and make the best use of our collective time together as we convene each year at conference, making it the most beneficial experience for all!


  • Masters of Library Science, Indiana University, IN, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science, Indiana Wesleyan University, IN, 2002

Professional Positions:

  • Librarian, Online and Distance Learning, Spring Arbor University, MI, 2012Present
  • Associate Professor of Library Science, Spring Arbor University, MI, 2018Present
  • Assistant Professor of Library Science, Spring Arbor University, MI, 20122018
  • Off Campus Library Services (OCLS) Assistant/OCLS ILLiad Liaison, Indiana Wesleyan University, IN, 20112012
  • OCLS Assistant/Assistant Copyright Coordinator, Indiana Wesleyan University, IN, 20062010
  • OCLS Assistant 2, Indiana Wesleyan University, IN, 20052006

State, regional, and national professional organizations activities:

  • American Library Association [ALA], Member, 2012Present
  • Association of Christian Librarians, Member, 2012Present
  • MLA, Member, 20122013
  • Spring Arbor University [SAU]’s Cultural Life Committee, Chair, 2022; Co-Chair, 20132021
  • SAU Diversity & Advisory Council [DIAC], Committee Co-Chair, 2021Present; Committee Member, 2017Present
  • SAU, Internship Supervisor, 20192020
  • SAU Faculty Forum, Secretary/Treasurer, 2017Present
  • SAU Graduate Symposium, Poster Presentation, 2017
  • Local Manager of SAU, 2014Present
  • LOEX [formerly Library Orientation Exchange] Conference Planning Committee Member, 2022, 2020
  • Distance Teaching and Learning [DT&L] Conference, ePoster Presentations, 2021, 2019, 2018
  • Michigan Academic Library Association [MiALA], Member, 2014Present
  • MiALA Annual Conference, Co-Host of Panel Discussion, 2021
  • MiALA Conference Planning Committee, Scholarship Subcommittee, Chair, 2018Present
  • MiALA Annual Conference, Poster Presentation, 2018, 2017 Christianity & Communications Studies Network [CCSN], Member, 2017Present
  • MiALA Conference, Planning Committee Member, 2017Present
  • MiALA, Distance and Online Learning Sub-group, Chair, 2015Present
  • Research Help Now [RHN] Academic Chat Cooperative, Co-administrator, 2019Present
  • RHN Academic Chat Cooperative, Best Chat Transcript Awards Committee, Chair, 2017Present; Transcript Reviewer, 20142016
  • RHN Academic Chat Cooperative, Platform Selection Committee Member, 20162017
  • Michigan Library Association’s [MLA] Technologies & Trends Workshop, Co-presenter, 2015

ACL Activities

  • Liberal Arts Section [LAS], Vice Chair, 2020Present
  • Liberal Arts Section [LAS], Member-at-large, 20172020
  • ACL Conference, Unconference Roundtable Host, 2016
  • ACL, Virtual Conference Committee Member, 20152016
  • ACL Conference, Co-presenter, 2013