Westminster College Director of Library Services Elected as Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of Library Association Board

Monday, August 19, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Erin Smith, director of library services at Westminster College's McGill Library, was elected vice-chair/chair-elect of the College Libraries Section (CLS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

As vice-chair/chair-elect, Smith is responsible for appointing chairs and members to the various CLS committees and discussion groups. After a year of service as vice-chair/chair-elect, she will move into a one-year term as chair of CLS.

Smith, who has been with Westminster since 2002, earned undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Tennessee.

ACRL is a division of American Library Association (ALA). The CLS was established in 1940 for the purpose of advancing college librarianship. Today it represents almost 3,000 librarians at baccalaureate degree-granting institutions.

Westminster's McGill Library is open to the public and houses material on the fine arts, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences and technology. It also features a community section with a children's library.

Contact Smith at 724-946-7327 or email for more information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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Erin Smith, director of library services