The Association of Research Libraries Board of Directors ratified the election of Vice Provost and University of Texas Libraries Director Lorraine J. Haricombe as incoming vice president/president-elect of ARL at the organization’s fall meeting.
The board is the governing body of the ARL and represents the interests of 125 member libraries in directing the business of the Association, including establishing operating policies, budgets and fiscal control; modifying the ARL mission and objectives; and representing the Association to the community.
Haricombe will serve as vice-president of the board until she begins her one-year term as president in September 2019.
ARL is a nonprofit membership organization of 125 research libraries in Canada and the US representing universities, public libraries and special libraries convened to address issues of concern to the library, research, higher education and scholarly communities.
Haricombe has previously served in numerous volunteer and elected leadership positions including chair of the PubMed Central National Advisory Committee and chair of the Steering Committee for the Scholarly Publications and Academic Resources Council (SPARC), and is a co-founder of the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) in North America.