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Frank Quinn

Dean of University Library Services
Lenoir-Rhyne University

One of my favorite things about the Association of Christian Librarians is the emphasis on *librarians*. My vision for ACL is one that builds on member engagement, encourages leadership, creates professional development opportunities, and enhances existing, but encourages new intellectual property for the Association. ACL has been very well led, and consequently, we've seen membership growth, new grant support opportunities, and exciting new interest groups. I am especially encouraged by our increasingly international membership. My prayer is that this organization will continue to be a blessing to its members and to its members' libraries and institutions.

Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, IN, 1996
  • Master of Science in Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, 1984
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, 1981

Professional Positions:

  • Dean of University Library Services, Lenoir-Rhyne University, NC, 2018Present
  • Director of Ryan Library, Point Loma Nazarene University, CA, 20062018
  • Associate Librarian (Reference Dept.), Indiana University, IN, 19882006

State, regional, and national professional organizations activities:

  • Association of Christian Librarians, Member, 2001Present
  • American Library Association (ALA), Member, 1995Present
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Member, 2006Present
  • North Carolina Library Association, Member, 2018Present
  • North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities Library Collaborative (NLC), Chair, 20212022

ACL Activities

  • Nomination Team, 2020Present
  • Past President, 2016-2017
  • President, 20122016
  • Conference Host (San Diego, CA), 2013
  • ACL Board Director-at-large, 20092012
  • Liberal Arts Section Chair, 20092010
  • Conference Planning Team (Quincy, MA), 20062007; (San Diego, CA), 20112012
  • ACL Conference Presenter, 2003, 20052009, 2017

Linda Poston

Director of Murray Library 
Messiah University

As the association looks to the future, it is important to build on the strengths of individual members, groups, networks, institutions, and partnerships to address the evolving nature of publishing, open access, expectations of library users, emerging technologies, and external challenges such as the pandemic. As many of our members are approaching retirement, it is essential to continue to develop a strong foundation of “next generation” library professionals to assume positions of leadership in the association at all levels. My contribution to this future is my experience in academic libraries over the past 25 years, adjusting to changes in publishing and the profession, and effective collaboration with other ACL members.

Education:

  • Masters of Library Science, Long Island University, NY, 1995
  • Bachelors of Science, Grace University, NE, 1976

Professional Positions:

  • Director of Murray Library, Messiah University, PA, 2018present
  • Director of Library, Dean of Library Services, Nyack College, NY, 19962018
  • Acquisitions/Circulation Supervisor, Nyack College, NY, 19921995

State, regional and national professional organizations activities:

  • Association of Christian Librarians, Member, 1997Present
  • American Library Association (ALA), Member, 2018Present
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Member, 2018Present
  • Westchester Academic Library Director’s Organization (WALDO), Member on WALDO board, 19972009, 20132015 (two terms as President)

ACL Activities

  • CLC Team Member, 2019Present
  • Nominations Team Member, 2018Present
  • Coordinator of ILIG, 2016-2018
  • Director-at-large, 20142017
  • Information Literacy Moderator, 20142016
  • WALDO Liaison, 2008–2014
  • Past President, 20082010
  • Strategic Planning Team, 20052008, 2017
  • President, 20042008
  • Membership Eligibility Team, 20042008
  • Director-at-large, CILA, 20022004