A Goodbye And A Hello

It is time for change within the ACRLog blogging team. It is with some sadness that we bid farewell to Scott Walter. Many of you know Scott, Assistant Dean of Libraries and Visiting Assistant Professor of Teaching & Leadership at the University of Kansas, but few of you would know just how much he contributed to the early development of ACRLog. Scott was instrumental in many of the early decisions about how to structure the blog or what our content focus would be, and he really helped to get ACRLog off the ground. But if he ever tells you the name was his idea, just tell him you also believe Al Gore invented the Internet. Scott delivered some great posts in this space and we appreciated every word, but he was ready to move on to other professional activities. In fact, he’ll be running for ACRL’s top office, ACRL President-Elect/President for 2007. We wish Scott good luck in the election. Thank you Scott!

One of Scott’s specialty topics as a member of the blog team was teaching and learning issues, as well as information literacy. Although we say goodbye to Scott, it is time now to say hello to a new member of the blog team. We welcome Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Head of the Undergraduate Library and Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I think many of you also know Lisa, one of academic librarianship’s premier experts on information literacy. She has written extensively on the topic, and you may also have known her as the editor of Research Strategies. Lisa once told me that she is a commentor and not a blogger. Well, I’ve read many of her comments and most of them would make darn good blog posts – which is why I asked her to make the move from commentor to blogger. The other members of the ACRLog team and I are glad she did. We are honored to have Lisa join the team, and we look forward to her posts. Welcome Lisa.

2 thoughts on “A Goodbye And A Hello

  1. Thanks for the warm welcome! Hopefully my postings can live up to the reputation of my comments. I look forward to the ongoing conversation and exploration of ideas and issues that matter to all of us and to our users.

    What you didn’t mention is that I may be able to convince Scott to make an occasional guest post as he is started last week as the Associate University Librarian for Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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