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Chapter Topics ~ Spring 2023

Election Candidates

Kate Langan, Vice-Chair Candidate 

Kate LanganKate Langan is a professor and Engagement Librarian at Western Michigan University (WMU) Libraries. She is responsible for identifying and developing collaborative community and campus programming and experiences. Previously at WMU she served as the Humanities Librarian and provided information and research services to graduate and undergraduate students. Her publications are centered on student learning, information literacy practices, and assessment in academic libraries. Kate is also a Ph.D. candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies at WMU. Her dissertation, Flourishing in the Infosphere, explores how outcomes such as confidence, belonging, and connectedness in library programming build social and emotional equity in students' lives both in and out of the classroom. Kate has extensive leadership experiences at the university,  state, and national level.  At WMU, she was elected to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) WMU Chapter executive committee and served as the Contract Administrator and assisted faculty with policy interpretation, appeals and grievances. She is currently completing her third year on the Michigan Academic Library Association Board of Directors(MiALA), having served as Vice-President, President, and Immediate Past-President. As Vice-President and President, she helped the organization transition to online conferences and maintain continuity for the organization during the pandemic. She attended ACRL-Pittsburgh as a MiALA representative and hosted a table at the new members welcome. This summer, Kate will start a two-year term as Chair for the ACRL Project Outcome Editorial Board, having just completed two years as Vice-Chair. As Vice-Chair, she has participated in webinars and also attended ACRL-Pittsburgh to present on behalf of Project Outcome.

Leslin Charles, Vice-Chair Candidate

Leslin CharlesLeslin H. Charles is the Instructional Design Librarian at Rutgers University New Brunswick Campus. Leslin has a track record of collaborating with various types of libraries on educational programming and library associations and committees in leadership roles. Leslin has served as Vice President/President/Past President (2016-2019) of the ACRL NJ-New Jersey Library Association College and University section. More recently (2017-present) she has served on ACRL Chapters Council as the Editor, Chapter Topics Newsletter. She is also the ACRL Representative for ALA COLA Ecosystem Subcommittee, (2022-2024). She enjoys bringing together seemingly disparate groups and individuals toward collaborative projects.  

Sarah McHone-Chase, Secretary Candidate

Sarah McHone-Chase is the Director of University Library at Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois. She is the 2023-2024 President of IACRL. Sarah has served on many ALA committees, including the Committee on Legislation and RUSA STARS, which she chaired in 2021-2022), and she served in an ex-officio role on Freedom to Read. She has served on the IACRL Conference and Continuing Education Committee and the IACRL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and has served on the committees of other state-level organizations, including the CARLI Resource-Sharing Committee, which she chaired for several years.

Spring 2023

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Chapters Council Roster

Eric Edwards
Eric Edwards

Leslin Charles
Leslin Charles


Vice Chair

Alison Marie Larsen
Past Chair

Laura Hall

Ryan Gjerde
Ryan Gjerde
List Administrator

Amber Willenborg
LibGuide Adminstrator

Lauren Carlton
Staff Liaison

Laura Hall
Legislation Representative