Lindsay A. Cronk

Summary of Qualifications

Creative, collaborative, knowledgeable, and innovative librarian and data expert. Previous professional background includes project management, grant writing, and grant reporting. Proven leadership and problem solving capabilities in collections. Works well on teams and on independent projects.


EdS, Instructional Technology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA (2016)

MLIS, Technical Services, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA (2012)

BA, International Relations and Studio Art, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA (2006)

Study Abroad, 2004 – Hong Kong

Professional Experience

Head of Collection Strategies – University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries, Rochester, NY (2017-Present)

  • Provide collection leadership, developing and communicating strategies and policies to the campus community and external stakeholders
  • Build and manage essential collections
  • Implement and deliver collection services to enhance research and learning

Coordinator of Online Resources and Collection – University of Houston Libraries, Houston, TX (2015 – 2017)

  • Applies assessment, analytics, and User Experience methodology (UX) to improve collection services
  • Serve on Chair Collection Retention Subcommittee
  • Coordinate with collections departments to assure timely acquisition, management, and discovery of library electronic resources
  • Practice collection visualization for assessment, integrate data visualization into existing collection workflows and processes
  • Design and publish public and internal-facing collection data dashboards for subject liaisons, faculty members, and students
  • Develop and implement policies related to library collection development and management
  • Maintain vendor relationships and vendor account information
  • Leverage institutional memberships and partnerships in collection development strategies
  • Provide leadership and support for scholarly communications and research support activities, including Open Access initiatives, Omeka Implementation, and Authors’ Rights training

Membership Manager – LYRASIS, Atlanta, GA (2015)

  • Supervised 2 FTE
  • Served as LYRASIS eResource librarian for academic librarians, communicated pricing and licensing information to 1400+ academic libraries
  • Provided member feedback and advocated for members to nearly 50 vendor partners
  • Oversaw member engagement, including online training programs and licensed products and services
  • Analyzed products and services portfolio, assessed consortial usage and return on investment
  • Provided support and information for LYRASIS Open Source partnerships (ArchivesSpace, CollectionSpace)

Membership Coordinator – LYRASIS, Atlanta, GA (2014-2015)

  • Supervised 1 FTE
  • Supported eResource management for 1400+ academic libraries and more than 2000 academic librarians
  • Coordinated communications and outreach around membership benefits, mainly licensed products and services
  • Provided demos, workshops, online classes, and in-person training on digital services (ArchivesSpace, CollectionSpace, Islandora, etc.)

Member Services Specialist – LYRASIS, Atlanta, GA (2012-2014)

  • Served as primary eResource support contact for Southern and Western region members
  • Provided support and troubleshooting around issues of FTP transfer, proxy server/IP range updates, billing, and invoicing
  • Created online training videos
  • Developed online education curriculum around topics of member interest including LibGuide best practices, e-Resources management, RDA, and digitization services

 Library Volunteer – Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA (2011-2012)

  • Staffed the Reference Desk and online reference to provide patrons with immediate research assistance
  • Led interactive instruction sessions on research methods for students
  • Vetted and investigated technology trends in libraries

Presentations and Workshops


  • Database Stewardship: Better Processes from Trial to Renewal, with Jennifer Freer (Rochester Institute of Technology), RIT/UR Conference, June 15, 2017
  • ALCTS Panel, UX and eResources, ALA Annual Conference 2017, June 25, 2017

Selected Past:

  • Collection Data Visualization, Workshop, Texas A&M, November 1, 2016
  • Collection Dashboards for Selectors, with Wenli Gao (UH), Presentation, Charleston Conference, November 4, 2016
  • Rolling with the Punches…and Punching Back: The Millennial Librarians’ Approach to Library Budgets and Acquisitions, with Ashley Krenelka Chase (Stetson University), Ellen Frentzen (Boston University), and Christine Weaver-PIeh (Medina County District Library), Neapolitan Session, Charleston Conference, November 3, 2016
  • Data Visualization from Scratch, Preconference, Charleston Conference, November 4, 2016
  • Crossing the Streams: Trialing and Investigating New Format Resources, Presentation, Acquisitions Institute, May 16, 2016
  • COUNTER Point: Making the Most of Imperfect Data, Presentation, ER&L, April 4, 2016
  • Organization and Collaboration with Trello, LYRASIS webinar, September 11, 2015
  • MC and organizer, LYRASIS eGathering, Unconference, May 20, 2015
  • Panelist, Practical Outreach: Best Practices for Engaging Your Community, Panel, ALA, June 26, 2014
  • Library+: Free Technologies to Enhance User Experience, Presentation, Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, August 23, 2013
  • Brave New LibGuide, LYRASIS Webinar, November 10, 2012
  • Library Leaders Panelist, LYRASIS eGathering, Virtual Conference, November 1, 2012
  • Brave New LibGuide: An Analytical Approach, Presentation, Georgia COMO, October 5, 2012



Cronk, Lindsay. “Collaboration is the New Leadership: When to Lean In and Lean Back.” Millenial Leadership in Libraries. Edited by Ashley Krenelka Chase. New York: Hein, 2017.


Cronk, Lindsay and Getz, Kelli. “Let’s Get in Formation: Standardized Data Review for eResource Management,” Against the Grain. 2016: Volume 28, issue 4.

Cronk, Lindsay and Rodriguez, Michael. “User Experience and eResource Integration: A Conference Report on the 2015 LITA Forum,” Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship. 2016: Volume 28, issue 2.


Library Service:

  • Member, Collection Management Committee (CMC), ongoing appointment
  • Member, Electronic Resources Management Team (ERMT), ongoing appointment
  • Member, Liaison Services Advisory Board (LSAB), ongoing appointment
  • Chair, Retention Subcommittee (CMC), 2016-2019
  • Vice-Chair, Bylaws Committee, 2016-2017
  • Member, ER Workflow Taskforce (ERMT), 2016-2017
  • Member, Omeka Implementation Team, 2016-2017

Campus Engagement:

  • Cougar Ally, University of Houston LGBTQ Resource Center
  • Personal Access Liaison (PAL), UH PALS Program for first-year student success
  • Facilitator, UH Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Discussion Group

Professional Service:

  • Member, Resource Sharing and Collections Management Taskforce, Greater Western Library Alliance, 2016-2017
  • Editor, LITA Blog, American Library Association (ALA), 2016-2018
  • Special Projects Manager, LITA Blog, ALA, 2015-2016
  • Blogger, LITA, American Library Association, ALA, 2014-2016
  • Web Coordinating Committee, LITA, ALA, 2016-2018
  • Education Committee, LITA, ALA, 2015-2017
  • Communications and Marketing Committee, LITA, ALA, 2015-2016
  • Webmaster, New Members Roundtable, Texas Library Association (TLA), 2016-2017
  • Secretary/Treasurer, New Members Roundtable, TLA, 2015-2016
  • Conference Planning Committee, Texas Library Association (District 8), 2014-2015
  • Committee Volunteer, American Library Association (LITA, LLAMA), 2014-2015
  • Co-Chair, Atlanta Emerging Librarians, Georgia Library Association, 2012-2013

Technical Skills

  • ERM – Serials Solutions, CORAL
  • Discovery- Primo, SFX
  • ILS – Sierra, Evergreen
  • Digital Collection/Content Management- Drupal, Islandora, Omeka, WordPress
  • Data Processing/Visualization- R, SPSS, Tableau, Gephi
  • Other Library/Archives Software: ArchivesSpace, LibAnswers, RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, LibGuides
  • Operating Systems – Windows, Mac, Basic Unix
  • Multimedia Software- Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Final Cut Pro, Windows Movie Maker, iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes, Audacity
  • Productivity Software: MS Office (including Access), Google Docs, Sharepoint, Trello, Basecamp
  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, Wikipedia


American Library Association (LITA/ALCTS)

Texas Library Association

Women Who Code