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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