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Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI): ALI Annual Meeting

The ALI Executive Board warmly welcomes the Deans and Directors of ALI institutions to join us for our Annual Meeting on May 19, 2023 at the Prindle Institute at DePauw University. Participation in this meeting will be limited to Deans and Directors and ALI Committee Leadership as we deliberate on the Proposed 2023-2024 ALI Strategic Plan. If you are unable to participate, please designate a proxy to attend and vote in your absence.  We will offer a buffet lunch that will include vegetarian options. Please RSVP by responding to this survey.

While we will offer remote attendance via Zoom, we encourage everyone to consider participating in person.  We have designed our agenda to facilitate conversation, reflection, and deliberation as we continue to explore a refined vision and mission for ALI.  Furthermore, we are grateful that Brooke Cox and her colleagues at the Roy O. West Library invite all of us to conclude our day with a tour of their recently renovated library. RATIO Architects will provide refreshments.

ALI Annual Meeting Details

ALI Annual Meeting

“Refining Our Strategic Plan”

10 AM-3 PM (plus optional tour)

May 19, 2023

Prindle Institute at DePauw University



  • 9:30-10 AM:  Registration and Conversation
  • 10 AM-Noon:  Welcome, Overview, Discussion, and Deliberations
  • Noon-1 PM:  Lunch
  • 1-2 PM:  Continued Discussion and Deliberations: 
  • 2-3 PM: Business Meeting
  • 3-5 PM:  Meet at the Renovated Roy O. West Library for Tour and Refreshments


Marna Hostetler, Director, David L. Rice Library, University of Southern Indiana 


Headshot of Marna HostetlerMarna Hostetler has been Director of Rice Library at the University of Southern Indiana (USI) since 2012.  Before USI, Ms. Hostetler was at the University of South Carolina (USC) for 13 years, serving as Head of Interlibrary Loan, Head of Access Services, and Associate Dean of Libraries.  Before USC, Ms. Hostetler worked for two years as Public Services Librarian at Hollins University, a liberal arts university for women in Roanoke, VA.  Ms. Hostetler earned her Master of Library Science from Indiana University-Bloomington and her Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in Human Resources, from USI.






Jessica Mahoney, Director of Library Services and Assessment, B. F. Hamilton Library, Franklin College


Jessica Mahoney, MLS, serves as the Director of Library Services and Assessment at the B.F. Hamilton Library of Franklin College. As an Associate Professor and previous Information Literacy Librarian at Franklin (2011-2022), she received her Master of Library Science from Indiana University and her Bachelor of Arts in English/Secondary Education from Franklin College of Franklin, Indiana.

An advocate for undergraduate research, Ms. Mahoney currently leads an IRB-approved campus study about the impact of instructional delivery of information literacy within the first-year seminar. She also co-leads the faculty athletic mentoring pilot project and sits on the College's Lilly-Endowed Digital Fluency Steering Committee. Furthermore, she mentors public history students through a 'Humanities Research for the Public Good' (2023) grant awarded by The Council of Independent Colleges with community partners, the Indiana Historical Society, the Johnson County Museum of History, and the Private Academic Library Network (PALNI).

In 2020, she received 'The Faculty Steering Committee Distinguished Service Award', by faculty nomination, for her service to Franklin College. Additionally, Ms. Mahoney was deemed an 'Honorary Member' of Alpha Mu Gamma (2022) for her mentoring of undergraduate scholarship in the foreign languages, and she was inducted into the 'PALNI Hall of Fame' (2017) for her longstanding investment in advancing the efforts of PALNI's Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Steering Committee. As a current PALNI board member, she also maintains at-large membership in the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries.



Timothy Renners, Library Director/DSS Coordinator/Tutoring Center Manager, Ivy Tech Community College (Madison)


Timothy is an experienced academic library director who is seeking board membership for the Academic Libraries of Indiana. With over 15 years of experience leading the Ivy Tech Community College - Madison library, Timothy is committed to supporting student success and advancing library innovation through technology.

In addition to his expertise in library management, Timothy has prior experience serving on a board from 2020-2022, where He demonstrated his ability to work collaboratively with other stakeholders and make informed decisions that benefit the organization.

As a passionate advocate for academic libraries and their vital role in promoting student success, Timothy is eager to bring his skills and experience to the Academic Libraries of Indiana and contribute to their ongoing success.

Proposed ALI Strategic Plan 2023-2024

A Refinement of our 2020-2023 Strategic Plan

(Revisions highlighted)


Vision: ALI advances higher education excellence in Indiana by scaling [formerly strengthening] the services, resources, and expertise of member libraries.


Mission: To build community and advance collaboration among academic libraries and academic library colleagues in Indiana while providing cost-effective services, professional development, and shared resources through the lens of inclusive excellence.


ALI Strategic Goals 2023-2024

Goal 1:  Strengthen Infrastructure

·         Improve ALI Management Best Practices for the Board and Members

o   Provide on-boarding for new board members, Deans and Directors, and committee chairs.

o   Develop the value proposition to make the case for a revised membership dues structure.

o   Explore administrative relationship with peer library organizations, including MCLS. 
[Formerly:  Explore the creation of paid staff position(s) to increase organizational stability and to increase the achievement of organizational objectives.]


·         Review Bylaws and Committees

o   Revise Bylaws for greater flexibility and efficiency.

o   Review the charge and composition of ALI Committees to reflect synergy, collaboration and duplication within ALI and with peer organizations.

o   Add, merge, and eliminate ALI Committees as appropriate.


 Goal 2:  Scale [Formerly Strengthen] Services and Resources

  • Conduct environmental scan to discover areas of synergy, collaboration, and duplication with our peer library organizations in Indiana and Michigan. 
    [Formerly:  Ensure collaboration and communication with key library organizations of interest and importance to ALI (ACRL, ILF, ISL, MCLS, PALNI, etc.)]
  • Scale cooperative resource development, sharing, and acquisition opportunities.
    [Formerly: Continue to support cooperative resource development, sharing, and acquisition opportunities…]


Goal 3:  Scale [Formerly Strengthen] Expertise to Benefit all ALI Library Colleagues

  • Provide and communicate opportunities for mentorship, sharing of best practices, and individual or group training opportunities. 
  • Leverage ALI-connect to communicate with all ALI library personnel.
    [Formerly:  Expand ALI communication to reach all ALI library personnel.]