Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is pleased to announce that Anice Mills, Undergraduate Services Librarian has been elected to the Executive Board as Vice President/ President-Elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter (ACRL/NY). This marks the beginning of her three year term of office. She has been a member of ACRL/NY since 2010.
Mills is currently the Chair of the ACRL/NY Symposium Committee, which is in the planning stages of their 2013 event. The symposium, entitled The Library as Knowledge Laboratory, will take place December 6, 2013. More information about the symposium can be found on the event website.
The current ACRL/NY membership represents academic libraries located in New York City’s five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester County and the Lower Hudson Valley.
“I am thrilled to continue my work with this diverse group of individuals who share a common dedication to enhancing the experience of the academic librarian,” said Mills. “ACRL/NY is an integral organization to a career in libraries, as it promotes discussion of current trends and topics in academic libraries and provides the opportunity for members to network with colleagues from across the greater metropolitan area.”
Mills holds an MA in History from the University of London, an MLIS from Long Island University/Palmer School and a BA in Language and Literature from Brandeis University. She has been a staff member of the Humanities & History Libraries since 2002.
ACRL/NY is dedicated to improving library services, encouraging the exchange of ideas and information, providing networking opportunities for librarians and seeking greater cooperation among academic and research libraries. ACRL/NY promotes professional standards, mentors librarians, and enhances professional development through a variety of educational programs. The Chapter encourages local participation in national issues relating to academic and research libraries.
Columbia University Libraries is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 13 million volumes, over 160,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials. The Libraries employs more than 400 professional and support staff and hosts over 4.7 million visitors each year. The website of the Libraries is the gateway to its services and resources: library.columbia.edu.