Two Librarians at Illinois Elected to Serve within American Library Association



Two librarians have been elected to positions in the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) elections. Kirsten Feist, Instructional Services Specialist, has been elected as Secretary of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in the Instruction Section. Celestina Savonius-Wroth, Head of the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library, has been elected as a Member at Large for the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) in the History Section.

The Instruction section of the ACRL enhances the ability of academic and research librarians to advance learning, teaching, and research with respect to information literacy in higher education.

Feist (pictured above at right) said of her election: “I’m incredibly excited to serve on the ACRL Instruction Section’s Executive Committee as Secretary. IS has helped me to grow in my instruction practice and connect with colleagues doing similar work all over the country, so it is wonderful to have the opportunity to give back through service in this capacity.”

The History Section was the first section established within RUSA and is the only group within the American Library Association devoted to the discipline of history. It brings together representatives of history collections in all formats from all types of libraries, archives, and historical societies. Savonius-Wroth (pictured above at left) said of her election: “I’ve always enjoyed working with the RUSA History Section and I’m thrilled to be serving as a Member at Large.”

Congratulations to our colleagues on their elections!

Some information in this post adapted from the ACRL Instruction Section and RUSA History Section webpages.

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