SLIS alumni elected to presidential positions in national library associations


Cheryl A. Middleton selected as vice president/president-elect of Association of College & Research Libraries

Cheryl A. Middleton, currently the associate university librarian for learning and engagement at the Oregon State University (OSU) Libraries and Press, has been elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect. She will become president-elect following the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, and assume the presidency in July 2017 for a one-year term. Middleton earned her Master in Library and Information Science from LSU in 1994.

About ACRL

ACRL develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is the largest division of the American Library Association (ALA). ACRL currently has a membership of more than 11,000 members, accounting for nearly 20% of the total ALA membership.

Pixey Mosley chosen as new LLAMA president-elect

The Library Leadership and Management Association announced that Pixey Anne Mosley has been elected as president-elect.  She is currently Associate Dean for Administrative and Faculty Services, at Texas A&M University Libraries, in College Station, Texas, where she has held a variety of positions since 1995. Mosley will begin her term as president-elect in June 2016, and will become LLAMA President in June 2017. She has more than 20 years of experience as a professional librarian. Mosley earned her Master of Library and Information Science from LSU in 1993.


The Library Leadership and Management Association ( advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

About SLIS
The LSU School of Library & Information Science prepares individuals for positions of responsibility in the field of library and information service and strives to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field.

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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