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Lindsay Cronk

Head of Collection Strategies and Scholarly Communication,
University of Rochester

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Head of Collection Strategies and Scholarly Communication, University of Rochester

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Bio

Hello. I’m Lindsay Cronk, and I have a lot of strong opinions which don’t necessarily reflect the views or policies of my place of work. I’ve spent nearly a decade in librarianship, first in consortia and now in academia, honing an approach to service and strategy that is data-driven, dynamic, and grounded in the pursuit of social justice. I believe that libraries are engines for knowledge creation and democratization, and that as scholarly communications operators, librarians have a leadership role to play in discussions of the research enterprise. I am excited to be engaged in that effort at the University of Rochester Libraries.

I often joke that libraries are my profession and my hobby. Joking aside, I sincerely believe in the promise of a proactive,  library worker-focused national association,  and so volunteering to strengthen ALA has been a focus of my professional service for the past 8 years.  We need an association that works for us as much as we work for it! I have an unwavering belief in the importance of a national membership organization that truly supports and advocates for the value of library workers.

I am proud to say I am a co-author of Core's Mission, Vision and Values. I served on the Core Steering Committee and led the Communications Working Group. In that work I benefited from the input, expertise, perspectives, and knowledge of cross-divisional collaborators, and helped champion a transformative and open process to define and create a shared division home. As a candidate for Core President Elect, I ask for your vote so we can build on that strong start together. 

Never forget, libraries are radical, and so are you.

Education

Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, Georgia, United States
Ed.S., 2016
Instructional Technology
2014 To 2016

Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia, United States
MLIS, 2012
2010 To 2012

Agnes Scott College
Decatur, Georgia, United States
BA, 2006
International Relations/Studio Art
2002 To 2006

Professional Associations

Core Communications Working Group / Facilitator
2020 - 2020

Core Steering Committee / Member
2019 - 2020

ALA Council / Councilor at Large
2019 - Present

LITA Board / Member
2017 - 2020

New York Library Association / Member
2017 - Present

LITA Blog / Editor
2016 - 2017

Texas Library Association / Web Committee
2016 - 2017

LITA Blog / Special Projects Manager
2015 - 2016

Texas Library Association / Member
2013 - 2017

LITA Blog / Blogger
2013 - 2016

Georgia Library Association / Member
2011 - 2014

Job History

University of Rochester
Head of Collection Strategies and Scholarly Communication
Rochester, United States
January 2020 - present

University of Rochester
Head of Collection Strategies
April 2017 - January 2020

University of Houston
Collection and Online Resources Coordinator
Houston, TX, United States
April 2015 - April 2017

LYRASIS
Membership Manager
Atlanta, GA, United States
July 2013 - April 2015

LYRASIS
Member Support Specialist
Atlanta, United States
April 2012 - August 2013

Honors and Awards

Board Commendation
Library Information Technology Association (LITA)
2019

Presidential Citation
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
2020

Interests

  • Acquisitions
  • Administration and Management
  • Advocacy
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Social change
  • Social Media & Networks
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technology