ALA Council Candidate Sorter 2018


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First Name Last Name Current Position Institution/Organization City State Type of Library Previous Positions Degrees and Certifications Division Affiliation(s) To which Round Tables do you belong? To which Ethnic Affiliates do you belong? Were/are you a Spectrum Scholar? Were/are you an Emerging Leader? ALA and/or ALA-APA Activites Offices held in state/regional library associations, & other associations Honors and Awards Major Accomplishments Publications Links for Further Information Statement of Professional Concern Number of Years as an ALA Member
Sedley Abercrombie North Carolina School Library Media Association Denton NC School Davidson County Schools, Lead Library Media Coordinator, 2009-present University of New Orleans: BA in Sociology, Minor in Women's Studies, May 1993 East Carolina University: MLIS, August 2011 AASL AASL - ABC-CLIO grant committee chair 2017 AASL - Chair, Position Statement for Public Library and School Library Cooperation 2017 AASL - Affiliate Assembly 2016, 2017 NCSLMA - Emerging Leader 2014 NCSLMA - Advocacy Chair 2015 NCSLMA - President-elect 2016 NCSLMA - President 2017 If elected ALA Councilor, I would like to work toward increased cooperation between school librarians and librarians of other disciplines. I have had great relationships with librarians of all types throughout my life, so learning that there was often a disconnect between school libraries and public or academic libraries deeply saddened me. I have made it a personal mission to nurture the cooperative relationships between NCSLMA and other professional library organizations across my state. I would like use this experience to help advocate for cooperation and collaboration of ALL types of librarians in hopes that our profession can learn to reach across the aisles to learn and grow with others to better serve our stakeholders. 3
Audrey Barbakoff Community Engagement and Economic Development Manager King County Library System Issaquah WA Public Adult Services Manager, Kitsap Regional Library, 2013-2017 Adult Services Librarian, Kitsap Regional Library, 2011-2014 Librarian (Youth and Adult), Milwaukee Public Library, 2010-2011 University of Washington, MLIS, Certificate in Values in Society, 2010. University of Illinois, BFA in Theatre Design, Technology, and Management, minor in Spanish, 2007. LLAMA PLA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) No Yes ALA Councilor-at-Large, 2014-17; ALA Emerging Leaders Program Subcommittee Co-Chair, 2016-present; ALA Emerging Leader, 2013; ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee Intern, 2013-5; LLAMA Reorganization Task Force, 2016-7; Emerging Leaders Interest Group Steering Committee Chair, 2014-5; Intellectual Freedom Round Table Director-at-Large, 2014-6. Wisconsin Library Assocation, Committee on Organization, 2011. Library Journal Mover & Shaker, 2013; Kitsap Business Journal 40 Under 40, 2013; Freedom to Read Foundation Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, 2011. Audrey is the Community Engagement and Economic Development Manager at King County Library System in Washington state. She strives to provide community-centered, equitable, and innovative services to adults in a county of over a million residents. For her creative adult programs, Audrey was named a 2013 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. She is the author of the book Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults, and she frequently speaks, writes, and teaches on this topic. Within ALA, Audrey has spent one 3-year term as a Councilor-at-Large, where she regularly facilitates Council Forum and live-tweets Council sessions to make them more accessible to anyone who cannot attend in person. She helped lead the Emerging Leaders program and alumni group, and participated in work with LLAMA, IFRT, IFC, and FRTF. Get to know her at Author: Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions, 2016. Author: "Get on Board with Community Needs: Ferry Tales, a Monthly Book Group aboard the Ferry." In L. White & A. Molaro (Eds.), The Library Innovation Toolkit. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions, 2015. Co-author with Kristina Gomez: Virtual Services to Latinos and Spanish Speakers. In C. Smallwood & K. Becnel (Eds.), Library Services to Multicultural Patrons: Strategies to Encourage Library Use. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012. Personal website: I believe in taking a stand for our shared values. In my first term as Councilor-at-Large, I advocated for policies that increase equity, diversity, and inclusion and defend intellectual freedom in our work and our communities. I listen carefully to understand the context and complexity of each issue, so that I can make a thoughtful decision that upholds the values of our profession. If re-elected, I aspire to expand these commitments to advocacy and values-driven decisions by participating in Council committees. My primary interests would be ALA budgets and resolutions. Clearly understanding these essential processes can be the foundation for any member to have an impact in ALA; I hope to help make them more accessible to all. Serving on Council has taught me how to make a difference in my association. I am seeking a second term so I can pay that valuable lesson forward to others. 10
Cassandra Barnett Program Advisor for School Libraries Arkansas Department of Education Little Rock AR State Agency School Librarian, Fayetteville High School, July 2000-March 2014 School Librarian, Leverett Elementary, July 1978 - June 2000 School Librarian, Decatur Public Schools, July 1977 - June 1978 University of Arkansas, MSED Instructional Resources, 1986, University of Arkansas, BSEd Elementary Education/ Library Science, 1977 AASL No No ALA Activities: ALA Council 2003-2005, ALA Public & Cultural Programs Advisory Committee 2014 - present, Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services Advisory Committee, 2013-2015, AASL President, 2009-2010, AASL Board member 1997-2003, 2006-2011, AASL National Conference Co-Chair 2002-2004, AASL Legislative Committee 2014-2016, AASL Intellectual Freedom Committee 2012-2014 State Offices: Arkansas Library Association, Division Arkansas Association of School Librarians, Division Chair 1992-1993; Arkansas Association of Instructional Media Board member 2016-present Awards: Phi Beta Kappa Outstanding School Library Media Specialist of the Year Award, 1989; Arkansas Library Association Rhetta Patrick Award for Outstanding Contribution to School Librarianship, 2000 Accomplishments: National Board Certified Teacher for Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood/Library Media 2003; Co-Chair of the American Association of School Librarians National Learning Standards Rewrite Task Force. Co-author of AASL National Standards for the 21st Century Learner and AASL National Standards for the 21st Century Learner in Action. Author: "The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: the Evolution of School Library Standards". Knowledge Quest, Volume 43, No. 4, March/April, 2015, pages 30 – 38. Editor, Knowledge Quest, Volume 43, No. 5, May/June, 2015 issue If elected, my responsibility will be to listen carefully to all points of view, and contribute thoughtfully to the decisions made by the Council. I will do my best to act on behalf of all types of libraies. 34
Emily Bergman Adjunct Reference Librarian Glendale Community College Glendale CA Academic Head, Gerontology Library, University of Southern California, 2011-2016 Head of Collections and Technical Services, Occidental College, 1998-2011 Curator of Rare Books, Autry Museum of the American West, 1990-1998 University of Texas, MLS, 1976; Goucher College, BA English, 1975. ACRL LLAMA No No American Library Association: Member of various award committees 1994-present: G.K. Hall Award for Library Literature, Melvil Dewey Medal, Beta Phi Mu, Sophie Brody Award. Library Administration and Management Association: Councilor, 2014-2017 Secretary, 2005-2010 Systems and Services Section Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Chair, Past-Chair 2003-2006 Systems and Services Section, Technical Services and Systems Committee, 1998-2003, 2010-2014, Chair, 2001-2003 Preconference, 2000, “Successful Project Management: Tools for Survival,” Co-Chair, 1998-2000. Association of College and Research Libraries: Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Publications Committee, Member, 1994-1999 Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Membership Committee, Member, 1994-1999 Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Information Exchange Committee, Member, 1992-1996 Education and Behavioral Sciences Section, Bibliographic Instruction for Educators Committee, Member, 1983-1987. Library Instruction Round Table: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Task Force, Member 1998-2002 Five Year Financial Planning Task Force, Chair, 1994-1996 Treasurer, 1993-1994 Treasurer-Elect, 1992-1993 Research Committee, Member, 1988-1991; Co-Chair, 1990-1991 Conference Committee, Member, 1987-1989 Tenth Anniversary Task Force, Member, 1986-1987. Public Relations/Membership Committee, Member, 1984-1988 Los Angeles Preservation Network, Steering Committee Member, 1996-present, Chair, 1999-2000, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, 1998-1999. Southern California Technical Processing Group, Chair, 2009-2011, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, 2008-2009. Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium, Board of Directors, 2007-2010. I basically have been a middle manager, yet in four out of my seven positions, I have spent time in an acting director capacity. Although I prefer middle management, I have taken on important projects in the acting role and have come to understand both middle and upper management. I like to make things happen, so I have tried to accomplish as much as possible in each leadership role I've had. I think this is the reason I was elected to leadership positions soon after being involved in different library organizations. I have had publications come out of four of the ALA division/round table committees on which I've participated. I look back and see the lasting benefits and changes from my organization leadership positions, and I work to leave lasting value from my participation. Bergman, Emily, and Andrea Kappler, editors. New Supervisors in Technical Services: A Management Guide Using Checklists. Chicago, Ill: Library Administration and Management Association, 2007. Bergman, Emily, and Lill Maman. "Aims of User Education: Special Library Results." Special Libraries, Volume 83, Number 3, 1992. Birch, Tobeylynn, Emily Bergman, and Susan J. Arrington. "Planning for Library Instruction in Special Libraries: With Program Descriptions for an Advertising Agency Library and a Botanical Garden Library. The LIRT Library Instruction Handbook, edited by May Brotman and Mary Loe. Englewood, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1990. I have been an outspoken critic of Council getting involved in issues not related to libraries, and I look forward to the opportunity to continue to have a voice in keeping Council productive and focused. My ALA involvement has been through committees, sections, and divisions/round tables. Even my participation on Council has been as the LLAMA Councilor. I have worked in technical services, public services, and library administration in public, academic, and special libraries. When issues have come before Council and I have felt I needed input from those most affected, I have gone to librarians who could give me information on how these decisions would impact their work or their libraries. I want to be sure that all library issues and ALA members, no matter their participation, have a representative in me. 42
Walter L. Betts Systems Librarian Texas Christian University Fort Worth TX Academic Adjunct Instructor, Texas Woman's University (2001-present) Systems Librarian, Dallas ISD (2001-2006) Systems Librarian, Irving ISD (2001-2006) Texas Woman's University, MLS, Library Science, 1998 University of Texas at Arlington, BM, Saxophone Performance, 1992 No No ALA Chapter Councilor (2012-2015) ALA Planning and Budget Assembly (member, 2014-2015) ALA Conference Committee (member, 2013-2015, chair 2014-2015) School Library Task Force (member, 2004-2005) AASL National School Library Media Program of the Year Task Force (member, 2005-2006) AASL Alliance for Association Excellence Committee (member, 2005-2006) AASL National School Library Media Program of the Year Committee (member, 2001-2002) AASL FamiliesConnect Committee (member, 1998-1999) Texas Library Association, President (2016-2017) TLA Executive Board (2012-2018) TLA Leadership Development Committee (member, 2010-2014, chair 2011-2013) TLA Conference Program Committee (member, 2006, 2008, 2013) TLA Legislative Committee (member, 2011-2012) TLA Legislative Day Delegate Leader (2009, 2011) TLA TALL Texans RT Chair (2009-2010) TLA Task Force on Transforming TLA Structure (member, 2008-2009) TLA Task Force on Transforming Texas Libraries (member, 2007-2008) TLA District 5 Chair (2007-2008) Texas Library PAC Board (member, 2008-present) Texas Association of School Library Administrators (member, 2001-2006) Dallas Association of School Librarians (member, 2001-2006) TALL Texans Leadership Institue Mentor (2015, 2106) Standing TALL Award (2010) TALL Texans Leadership Institute (2004) School Library Media Program of the Year (Large District), Irving ISD (2001) The 2017 TLA Conference, Own Your Profession, was a major success. More than seven thousand attendees enjoyed three hundred plus content programs; dozens of social and health events including a very popular Escape Room, a Ghost Tour of San Antonio, and a Cyclo-Social Bike Ride; an exhibit hall featuring hundreds of vendors; and keynote speakers Cory Doctorow, Carmen Agra Deedy, and Chelsea Clinton. More than eighty classroom teachers were invited to learn more about a library career at our first "Teacher Day @ TLA." The inaugural Big Ideas series, sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, presented speakers from outside the library profession including Anita Schjøll Brede (founder of Iris AI) and culture evangelist Donavon Roberson. Author: "Reflections in Lists," Texas Library Journal, Volume 93, Number 1, 2017. Author: "Ignite Your Passion," Texas Library Journal, Volume 92, Number 4, 2016. Author: "Ideas, Values, & Meaning," Texas Library Journal, Volume 92, Number 3, 2016. Good libraries—and librarians—bring value to their communities and the lives of their customers. ALA’s role as the lead advocate for libraries is vital to our profession, and to that end we must continue the work of our current marketing campaign, Libraries Transform, in addition to our legislative advocacy efforts. ALA needs leaders who will represent all librarians and will work to strengthen our nation’s libraries. My work with ALA and the Texas Library Association demonstrates my commitment to our profession. 19
Susan Broman Assistant City Librarian Los Angeles Public Library Los Angeles CA Public Director of Emerging Technologies and Collections, Los Angeles Public Library, September 2015-July 2017 Adult and Digital Services Administrator, County of Los Angeles Public Library, May 2006-September 2015 Community Library Manager, County of Los Angeles Public Library, September 2000-May 2006 Brigham Young University, MLIS, 1993; Brigham Yount University, BA Humanities/English, 1989 In my 23 years as a public librarian, I have consistently sought to bring innovative ideas to the communities that I serve. I strongly believe that our strength as a profession is our knowledge about the people we serve and their needs and dreams, and connecting them with the tools that will help them achieve. As a member of ALA Council, I will continue to advocate for the needs of users. Throughout my career, I have worked to expand knowledge and collaboration within my scope, and looked for opportunities expand that scope and bring people together to achieve a common goal. Whether it is introducing graphic novels to the library system, creating a user-focused approach to self service, designing curriculum for new staff, or improving access to technology, my goal is to assemble groups of smart, committed people to accomplish projects to benefit the community. 26
Whitney Buccicone Special Collections Cataloging Librarian University of Washington Seattle WA Academic Rare Books Cataloger, Lilly Library, Indiana University. October 2013-January 2016. Special Collections Cataloger, Lilly Library, Indiana University. October 2006-September 2013. Retrospective Conversion Cataloger, Lilly Library, Indiana University. June 2006-October 2006. Indiana University, MA Arts Administration, 2016. Indiana University, MLS, 2006. Indiana University, BA Psychology, 2003 ACRL ALCTS LLAMA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) No No ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Discussion group. Chair, July 2017 to June 2018. Vice Chair, July 2016 to June 2017. RBMS Workshops Committee. Member, July 2017 to June 2018. • Orbis Cascade Alliance. Norm Rules Advisory Group. Member, 2016 to 2017. • Orbis Cascade Alliance. Technical Services Working Group. Member. 2017. • Communication Workers of America 4730 (CWA). Steward, 2009 to 2014. o CWA search and screen committee for CWA Staff Representative. Member, 2009. o CWA/UHRS mutual gains training committee. Member, 2011. o CWA/Indiana University Human Resources (UHRS) mutual gains committee. Member, 2010 to 2014. o CWA /Indiana University Libraries Human Resources and Dean of Libraries communication committees. Member, 2009 to 2014. o Bargaining Committee. Member, 2013. As an early career librarian, my professional concerns focus on the future of our profession - specifically, the diversity needed in the profession that reflects our users and can appropriately describe the materials in our collections. As a cataloger, we have not always believed outreach is a part of our job but in this changing world, it has become a very important part of technical services and the libraries as a whole. 13
Jeffrey Cannell Director Providence Community Library Providence RI Public Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education NY State Education Department 2007-2015 Director, Albany Public Library 1998-2007 State University of NY MLS Library Science 1970 State University of NY BA English 1969 PLA Sustainability (SustainRT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) No No Over a nearly 40 year career, my hopes have remained constant: that libraries will continue to be a catalyst for social change, and continue to support and provide freedom of access to information. Currently, there are very few jobs available for workers without some college education. Libraries offer a second chance to bridge the education gap through programs, readily accessible information, and partnerships with government, local non-profits, Libraries create a demand for higher education, leading to a better-earning workforce, higher profits for business, and potentially, increased funding for libraries. Ominous developments in the political climate suggest that we need to work harder to prevent the creation of barriers to free access to information, particularly where that access has been funded by public dollars. Given the increasingly shrill voices in Washington, we need to speak with one voice about the eternal value of libraries, at the federal, state and local levels. 27
Keturah Cappadonia Outreach Consultant Southern Tier Library System Painted Post NY Public Head of Children's Services, David A. Howe Public Library, Wellsville, NY; 2015-2017 Director, Coudersport Public Library, Coudersport, PA; 2009-2015 University of Pittsburgh, MLS, Library & Information Science, 2008; University of Rochester, MA, History, 2006 Mansfield University, BA, History, 2003 ALSC PLA Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange RT (EMIERT) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) Sustainability (SustainRT) No No ALA Committee on Library Advocacy, member 2017-2019. ALA Annual Conference Poster Session Committee, 2017-2020. ALSC Liaison to National Organizations Committee, member 2017-2019. South Central Regional Library Council, Board of Trustees member, 2017- present New York Library Association, member 2015 - present New York Library Association, Rural Libraries Round Table, member 2016- present Pennsylvania Library Association, member 2009-2015 Recipient of Friends of ALSC Scholarship Award to attend ALSC Mini-Institute, January 2017; Recipient of 2016 Southern Tier Library System NYLA Conference Scholarship. Applied for and received ALSC Bookapalooza grant, ALA American Dream Literacy Initiative grant, and EBSCO Excellence in Rural Library Service Award. Also applied for and received grant funding from private corporations and foundations. Completed the Pennsylvania Library Association Academy of Leadership Studies program. I am particularly concerned with issues facing librarians working with underserved populations. Having worked primarily in and with rural and small libraries, I feel it important to speak up for the libary workers serving the many people in these communities. I also feel passionately about outreach services to those who need most what libraries have to offer. 3
Nan Carmack Director of Library Networking and Development Library of Virginia Richmond VA Public Administrative Librarian, Bedford Public Library System, May 2004 through December 2007 Director, Campbell County Public Library System, January 2, 2008 through October 13, 2017 Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Organizational Leadership -- Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA, April, 2013 - May, 2016 Master of Science (M.S.), Library and Information Science -- Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 2007 - 2008 • Dean's Fellowship Master of Education (M.Ed.), Counseling -- Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA, 1991 - 1993 Bachelor of Arts, (B.A.), Education -- College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 1986 - 1990 PLA Library Research (LRRT) No No American Library Association, Anaheim, California, January, 2006 – Present •Library Support Staff Certificate portfolio reviewer, 2012-present Public Library Association, Anaheim, California, January, 2006 – Present • Leadership Development Committee • Charlie Robinson Award Jury • Leadership Development Forum, Chairman, 2012-2015 o convene and administer forum. o facilitate leadership development opportunities. o mentor new librarians. • VALLA Coordinator, 2015-2017 o plan, recruit, fund, and execute the bi-annual Virginia Library Leadership Academy • Librarian of the Year, 2016 Donna G. Cote Librarian of the Year Award • Editorial Review Board, Virginia Libraries (the journal of the Virginia Library Association) o April 2016-present • Conference Committee, December 2016-present (App development) Virginia Public Library Directors' Association • Regional Representative to Executive Council, May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016 • President, May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2017 Mid-Atlantic Library Alliance, (North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee) • Program Committee Chair, July 1, 2013-June 30, 2015 Having served extensively and successfully on the regional and state level, I am eager to serve on the national front, as well. I know that I have much to learn and have much to offer and believe that such a combination is an asset to any organization: fresh eyes with a beginner's heart. I am committed to the advancement of our profession and those served by it. Leadership development and competency driven performances are concepts I seek to advance ithrough ALA service, programs, and policy. It would be an honor to the profession and the public, as Councilor. Having served extensively and successfully on the regional and state level, I am eager to serve on the national front, as well. I know that I have much to learn and have much to offer and believe that such a combination is an asset to any organization: fresh eyes with a beginner's heart. I am committed to the advancement of our profession and those served by it. Leadership development and competency driven performances are concepts I seek to advance ithrough ALA service, programs, and policy. It would be an honor to the profession and the public, as Councilor. • Earned a Doctorate in Education in Organizational Leadership, 2016 • Named Virginia Librarian of the Year, 2016. • Elected President of Virginia Public Library Director's Association, FY16. • Earned Social Capital award by the Virginia Public Library Director's Association, FY15 for collaboration with the NAACP/Rosenwald Schools oral histories. • Sucessfully applied for and managed a $500,000 HUD grant for construction of a new library. I am interested in further aligning ALA competencies with OCLC competencies and having those mirrored in the curricula of LIS degrees. My doctoral research demonstrates a statistically valid gap between librarian perceptions of preparedness after their degree program to perform the work with which they are confronted everyday. Further, I am interested in advancing the intersection of social justice and intellectual curiosity that exists in every public library, through cohesive and just support. 7
Emily Clasper System Operations and Training Manager Suffolk Cooperative Library System Bellport NY Public library consortium Project Management Institute, PMP Project Management Certification, 2015 Long Island University, MLIS, 2005 SUNY Geneseo, BA Music, 1999 LITA LLAMA PLA Learning RT (LearnRT, formerly CLENERT) No No ALA Council, 2014-2017 ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee 2017- LITA Nominating Committee 2016-2017 LITA Top Tech Trends Committee 2013-2016 (Vice Chair/Chair elect: 2014-2015, Chair: 2015-2016) NYLA Continuing Education Committee 2016-present INNOVATIVE USER’S GROUP (IUG): Functional Expert (Consortia) 2007-2010, 2013-2015, Steering Committee Member at Large 2013-2015, Enhancements Co-Coordinator 2013-2015 Suffolk County Library Association (SCLA) Conference Committee, 2009-2010 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, 2012 Emily is an accomplishes speaker, trainer, and consultant known throughout the profession as an innovative thinker and persuasive change maker. She is a current Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) candidate and a member of the Freedom to Read Foundation, Fair Media Council, and both the Long Island Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and PMI International. "Getting it Done: Project Management Tips for Library Consultants," In, Becoming an Independent Information Professional: How to Freelance, Consult, and Contract for Fun and Profit, Ed. Melissa M. Powell. Libraries Unlimited 2017. “LIBRARIES IN 2027.” The One-Person Library: A Newsletter for Librarians and Management. Volume 24, number 9. January, 2008. “COMMUNICATION OUR WAY TO USER-CENTERED LIBRARY SERVICE.” In, The Age of Conversation. Ed. Gavin Heaton and Drew McLellan. 2007 Web page: Selected Presentations: As a candidate for ALA Council, my professional concerns center around the issues our profession faces in protecting Intellectual Freedom, Patron Privacy, and First Amendment rights for all of the communities we, as librarians, serve. I am committed to fighting for the preservation of these freedoms, as well as the promotion of information literacy and universal access. As a means to this end, I strongly believe in investing in the growth and continuing education of library professionals, the intelligent incorporation and application of new technologies to library service, and encouraging libraries everywhere to adapt to the ever changing needs of the populations they serve. 17
Chris Corrigan Reference Librarian Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Washington DC Federal Library Associate, DC Public Library, 2009-2013 Catholic University of American, MSLIS, 2012: Guilford College, BA History, 2006-2008 ASCLA RUSA International Relations (IRRT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Federal and Armed Forces Libraries (FAFLRT) No No ALA Council: 2014-present ASCLA Board Member: 2014-present Co-Chair, Conference Accessibility Taskforce: 2016-2017 Chair, PMC: 2017-present IFLA, Library Services to Persons with Special Needs Section, Secretary Member, 2015-present. DC Library Association, ALA Councilor, 2014-2016 CUA LIS Alumni Association, President, 2012-2015 2016: ASCLA Cathleen Bourdon Service Award 2013: DCLA Elizabeth Stone Outstanding New Leader Award 2011: DC Federation of the Blind Community Service Award I have been involved in various professional associations including DCLA, ASCLA, and IFLA. I led a group of library students as they redesigned DCLA’s website, was a key player during the merger between ASCLA and FAFLRT, authored two passing resolutions with ALA Council, and co-chaired the Conference Accessibility Taskforce. I coordinated a workshop for international librarians to learn about library services to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, and am currently the Secretary of the Library Services to Persons with Special Needs Standing Committee in IFLA. As a Library Associate with DCPL I created a curriculum on basic computer use for older adults who lost their eyesight. Since joining the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at the Library of Congress as a Reference Librarian, I have authored two dozen reference guides for people with disabilities and am a subject matter expert on assistive technology and web accessibility. I have presented on these subjects at ALA and IFLA and have offered four related webinars to librarians and library school students. This is a pivotal time for our profession with many challenges and opportunities. Our membership numbers are diminishing every year as we face questions from within about our Association’s value and questions from outside about our profession’s importance. I still believe we can answer our members’ concerns by fortifying our support for issues that matter most to us such as intellectual freedom, information literacy to combat misinformation, the library as a space for diverse communities and viewpoints, and a free and open internet. I believe ALA has the responsibility to educate a skeptical public about the importance of libraries and we should be creative in our strategies. As Councilor, my goal will be to help guide the Association to continually face these challenges head-on. As Council that will be my constant platform should I be elected. Thank you for your consideration. 8
Peter D Coyl Director Montclair (NJ) Public Library Montclair NJ Public District Manager, Dallas Public Library, 12/2014-2/2017 Branch Manager, Dallas Public Library, 12/2011-12/2014 Librarian, Hsinchu International School, 7/2010-11-2011 Drexel University, MSLIS (Youth Services concentration), 2010; Oakland University, BS Public Administration and Public Policy, 2006; Study Abroad, China Foreign Affairs University, 2005; Mandarin Chinese, Mandarin Training Center at National Taiwan Normal University, 2007- 2008. UNITED LLAMA PLA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) No No ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee (Member 2017-present); Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Roundtable (GLBTRT) (Executive Board: Chair-Elect (2014-15), Chair (2015-16) and Past-Chair (2016-17); Stonewall Book Awards Committee: Member (2012-13), Chair (2013-14) Texas Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee (Member 2016-17) Drexel University Magazine, 2016 “40 Under 40”. Doris Keller Hossler Endowed Fellowship, Drexel University College of Information Science and Technology, 2009 Knower Award, Philadelphia Chapter of the Special Library Association During my service on the GLBT Executive Board I helped to develop June as GLBT Book Month and worked with ALA to make it an official, recognized annual event. Additionally, I collaborated to develop and produce "Open to All" a toolkit for Libraries serving the GLBT community. I also helped spearhead the development of two new awards (the Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community and the GLBTRT Award for Political Activism). I also worked with ALA staff and the ALA President to issue statements regarding discriminatory legislation in Indiana, North Carolina, and Georgia. I was also honored to work with ALA staff to represent the GLBTRT at the memorial for the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando. When a book challenge occurred in Hood County, Texas, I represented the GLBTRT in signing a letter supporting the material and urging its retention in the library. I also attended the hearing and gave a statement to the County Commissioners reiterating the importance of intellectual freedom. Libraries are under pressure more than ever due to budget cuts and competing finding priorities in states and municipalities. This can be seen in the cutting of school Librarians across major cities in the US. As this trend continues the efforts of ALA to support school librarians and promote the importance and relevance of them in a 21st century education needs to continue. The international nature of our economy and libraries cannot be understated. With the continued expansion of digital information and sharing intellectual property rights, especially across international boundaries, needs continued bolstered protection. ALA also needs to continue its hallmark championing of intellectual freedom and free expression through its continued efforts to develop resources for our members and users to meet those challenged. Our communities look to our profession for information, education, entertainment and self-improvement. I’ll strive to continue this effort in all libraries for all people. 9
Sara Dallas Director Southern Adirondack Library System Saratoga Springs NY Public Library System - consortium Interim Director/Assistant Director/Outreach Manager, Upper Hudson Library System 1994-2004 Outreach Coordinator, Mohawk Valley Library System, 1985-1994 Homebound Services Librarian, Albany Public Library, 1984-1985 School of Library and Information Science: State University at New York at Albany, Masters of Library Science, 1977; State University of New at Albany, BA Rhetoric and Communication, 1976. ASCLA LLAMA PLA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) Sustainability (SustainRT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) No No ALA Council 2016-2018; ALA Committee on Professional Ethics, Chair 2016-2018; ALA Awards Committee, Member 2017-2019; ALA Sustainability Task Force 2017-;PLA Board of Directors 2008-2011; PLA Leadership Development Committee; PLA Charlie Robinson member 2016-2018; PLA Social Media Working Group, member 2014-2016; PLA National Conference Program Subcommittee member 2014-2016; PLA National Conference Subcommittee Chair, 2010-2012; PLA National Conference Committee member, 2010-2012; PLA National Program Subcommittee member 2004-2006; numerous PLA Committees including: Gordon Conable Award Jury chair and member; PLA Demco New Leaders Travel Grant, member; PLA Highsmith Library Innovation Award Jury, member; PLA Services to Multicultural Populations, member; PLA trainer. Capital District Library Council, board member 2003-2014; New York Library Association, Continuing Education Committee, member and vice chair, 2015-present; New York Library Association, Intellectual Freedom Roundtable member,2015- present; New York Library Association Conference Planning Committee, member 2010, 2006; New York Library Association Legislative Committee, member 1986-1987, 2012; New York Library Association Council member, 2001-2003, 2012; New York Library Association Public Library Section President 2011, President-elect, 2010, Past President 2012; Rotary International member 2003 - present, Board member 1984-1986; Public Library System Directors Organization, member 2003- present, Chair 2008-2010. ALA Bessie Boehm Moore Award for Outstanding Library Program for Older Adults, 1992. Joseph Shubert Award for Outstanding Program for Older Adults, 1991. Sara Dallas is transforming rural, urban and suburban public libraries and regional library systems in NY. She leads library staff, trustees and volunteers to reimagine libraries as community partners. She facilitates community-based planning, sustainable funding, advocates for new services and resources, and develops partnerships within the region, state and nation. Sara secured a LSTA grant in cooperation with nine New York State Public Library Systems to develop New York Library Trustee Online ( The Aspen Institute invited Sara to participate in the "Action Guide for Building a Community of Practice" pilot, and in 2011, she became a PLA Trainer for the Planning for Results series. She chaired the PLA National Conference program subcommittee in 2012 (Philadelphia) and served on the national conference program subcommittees for the Denver (2016) and Boston (2006). She serves as chair of the ALA Committee on Professional Ethics and the ALA Sustainable Task Force. Sara takes pride in the programs she has developed and implemented for older adults, the educationally disadvantaged and incarcerated youth and adults. Author: "ALA Committee on Professional Ethics'" Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (ALA), Vol 1, Number 2-3, 2017. Author: "Information at Their Fingertips," Public Libraries (ALA), September/October 2013. Southern Adirondack Library System Libraries are essential institutions in our communities, regardless of type of library or location. They are forums for information and sharing ideas which allow civil discussion, life long learning and provide access to the internet and technology. Libraries are education, employment, entrepreneurship, empowerment and engagement (ALA Libraries Transform). Libraries are facing funding and sustainability issues, the ability to keep the access to information open, net neutrality issues, censorship, privacy and intellectual freedom and ethical issues. ALA must provide leadership and advocate for our nation’s libraries. ALA must work to keep libraries open for all, throughout the United States. I am proud to be the chair of the ALA Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE), a member of the Freedom to Read Foundation, and continue to work to help rural libraries provide the services their communities need. 22
Catherine Damiani Head of Reference/Digital Services Librarian East Providence Public Library East Providence RI Public Reference Assistant, Barrington Public Library (RI), May 2011-Present Reference Assistant, Cranston Public Library (RI), May 2014-March 2015 Reference Student Assistant (Graduate Assistant), University of Rhode Island Carothers Library, August 2013-May 2015 University of Rhode Island, Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), 2015; University of Rhode Island, Master of Public Administration (MPA), Anticipated 2019. LLAMA PLA RUSA New Members Round Table (NMRT) No Yes RUSA Liason, ALA Website Advisory Committee, 2017-Present / Member, RUSA Publications and Communications Committee, 2016-Present / Emerging Leader with RUSA, ALA Emerging Leaders Program, 2015-2016 / Chair (previously Member), RUSA ETS Hot Topics in Electronic Reference Committee, 2015-2017 / Member, NMRT President’s Program Committee, 2015-2016 / Member, RUSA President’s Program Committee, 2015-2016 Member, Rhode Island Library Association (RILA), currently serving on the ILART Committee Recipient, Recent Alumni of the Year Award, URI GSLIS, February 2017 Inductee, Beta Phi Mu - Beta Iona Chapter (International LIS Honor Society), March 2016 Participant, 2016 ALA Emerging Leader Program, Sponsored by RUSA, October 2015 Recipient, EBSCO ALA Annual Conference Sponsorship, 2015 ALA Annual Conference, San Francisco (CA) June 2015 Recipient, Elizabeth D. Futas Memorial Scholarship, URI GSLIS, October 2014 Recipient, William Bergeron Public Library Scholarship, Rhode Island Coalition of Library Advocates, February 2014 I am a 2015 MLIS graduate from the University of Rhode Island’s GSLIS program and a 2016 ALA Emerging Leader. Focusing on teaching and learning about digital literacy and emerging technologies, I began my first professional position in March 2015 as East Providence Public Library’s (RI) Digital Services Librarian. In May 2017, I became East Providence Public Library's Head of Reference. As an active member in the American Library Association, I currently serves on two ALA committees and am seeking an ALA Councilor position. “Using Twitter Effectively for Publicity” in Marketing Library Services (MLS), April 2016 on Twitter @BiblioCatherine As a public librarian working in reference and technology services, my career focus has been and always will be upholding the Core Values of Librarianship, the Freedom to Read Statement, the Freedom to View Statement, and of course, the Library Bill of Rights. Equity of access in regards to traditional library materials as well as technology should be a fundamental right for all patrons at all times. I will fight to ensure access for all whenever this right is threatened or limited. While access is the first step, I see education as the second step in providing the best library experience for all that walk through our doors. I believe my professional career as well as my involvement and interest with ALA, PLA, RUSA, LLAMA, and NMRT over my career has prepared me to fulfill the role of ALA Councilor. 4
Jay Dela Cruz Assistant Community Library Manager Queens Library Queens NY Public Digital Librarian - Hunter College/Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library and Archives, New York, NY (October 2014-November 2015) Electronic Resources Librarian/Associate Professor - Hodges University, Naples, FL (December 2010–September 2014) Digital Librarian - Law Office of Darryl L. Wynn, New York, NY (June 2009–December 2010) Pratt Institute, MLIS 2003; Bulacan State University, BS in Electrical Engineering 1990 ACRL No No RUSA Division member 2006; LITA Division Member 2006; PLA Committee Member of RUSA/Thomson Gale Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services 2006; LITA International Relations Committee Member; EMEIRT Member 2006; CLENERT Member 2006; SRRT Member 2006; GLBTRT Member 2006; Special Libraries Association SLA - President-Elect 2013; Phi Beta Kappa member- Pratt Institute 2003 Committee Member of the NYLA/RASS-Reference and Adult Services -2007 Committee Member of the NYLA/NMRT-2007 Beta Phi Mu: International Library Science Honorary Society June 2003 ; Continuing Education Scholarship: Southwest Florida Library Network (SWFLN) January 2013 ; Florida Visioning Challenge Library Champion: Tampa Bay Library Consortium(TBLC) April 2012 ; Minority & Gender Diversity Scholarship:Code4lib January 2012 I am particularly interested in focusing our combined efforts on strengthening our membership through practice; build strong and powerful library advocates within members; spotlighting library friends, support staff, and international members; and encouraging more ALA members to participate in the association to enjoy its benefits and strengthen library communities not just in the US but also around the world. 6
Roberto C Delgadillo Research Support Services Librarian Research Support Services Department, Peter J. Shields Library, University of California, Davis Davis CA Academic Reference/Acquisitions Librarian, Inglewood Public Library, 1996-2005 Catalog Librarian, Beverly Hills Public Library, 2000-2005 Reference Librarian, Saddleback College, 2002-2003 University of California, Los Angeles, PHD Latin American History, 2004; University of California, Los Angeles, MA Latin American Studies, 1999; University of California, Los Angeles, MLIS, 1995; University of California, Santa Cruz, BA History, 1991. ACRL Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange RT (EMIERT) APALA REFORMA No No ALA Council, 2011 – Present, Councilor-at-Large; American Library Association (ALA) 2014 – Present, Campaign for America's Libraries Subcommittee, Member; 2010 – 2012, REFORMA Executive Board, Member-at-Large; 2009-2010, EMIERT Roundtable Councilor; 2007-2011, EMIERT, Building Coalitions for Ethnicity Committee, Chair; 2009 – 2011, ALA Diversity Research Grants Advisory Group, Member. 2015-Present, Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM), Parliamentarian. 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times/ALA I Love My Librarian Award; 1991 Magna Cum Laude, Adlai E. Stevenson College, University of California, Santa Cruz. "Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives: Essays on Readers, Research, History and Cataloging (Review)," Reference and User Services Quarterly Volume 50, Number 3, 2011. "San Martín: Argentine Soldier, American Hero (Review)," Journal of Military History Volume 74, Number 2, 2010. "Future Historians: Their Quest for Information," College& Research Libraries Volume 60, Number 3, 1999. Roberto C. Delgadillo is honored by the opportunity to serve the members of the American Library Association (ALA). As an organization the ALA strives to support its membership by providing information and opportunities for impacting the latest practices, standards and issues. The ALA must continue to strategically incorporate new methods of communicating both within and among other organizations. Roberto looks forward to working with the ALA membership to ensure ALA remains a vibrant, innovative and fiscally sound organization. 15
Shannon DeSantis School Library Media Specialist Peoples Academy Middle Level and High School Morrisville VT School Syracuse University, MLS-Concentration in School Media, 2013; State University of New York at Potsdam, Bachelor of Art-Childhood Education, 2010. AASL YALSA No Yes AASL School Library Month Committee member 2015-present; currently serving as Co-chair • Vermont School Library Association o Co-Conference Coordinator, Dynamic Landscapes September 2015-present o Membership Coordinator May 2015-present o Co-Webmaster November 2014-May 2015 • American Library Association Emerging Leader (2017) • New England School Library Association Hall of Fame Award (2017) • Syracuse University Alumni Class Leader (2013) • Syracuse University Preparing Librarians for High Needs Schools Scholarship (2011) DeSantis, S., Dillard, C. et. al. "Transforming School Librarians into Advocates with AASL’s ESSA Workshop," 2017. Shannon DeSantis for ALA Council It was the great Dr. Dave Lankes that taught me "great libraries build communities." (Lankes) We are living in an ever-changing society where libraries and librarians are more needed than ever. Libraries and librarians provide important services to their communities ranging from readers advisory, making and creating, technology support, reference, and many unique services beyond our traditional library offerings. I firmly believe in our Library Bill of Rights and our duty to protect our members' intellectual freedom and privacy. As a school librarian, I believe in our commitment to educate and engage the ideas and passions of those who we serve. As an ALA Councilor-at-Large, I wish to be in the room where we discuss important policies and make important decisions which affect our profession as a whole. (Lankes, R. D. (2012). Expect more: Demanding Better Libraries for Todays Complex World. Retrieved December 3, 2017.) 6
Vicki Morris Emery Retired School Library Administrator Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools Burke VA School Media Coordinator, Lake Braddock Secondary School, 1999-2016 Librarian, Belle View Elementary School, 1995-1999 University of Virginia, Endorsement in Administration and Supervision; The Catholic University of America, Master of Science in Library Science; Virginia Tech, Master of Urban Affairs; Emporia State University, Bachelor of Science in Education AASL YALSA Retired Members Round Table (RMRT) No No ALA Councilor at Large, 2009-2012 and 2015-2018; ALA/YALSA Division Councilor, 2012-2015; ALA 2017 Nominating Committee, Member; ALA Committee on Education, Member, 2010-2012; ALA Scholarship Committee, Member, 2007-2010; ALA Annual Program Coordinating Team 2005, Member, 2003-2005; ALA Annual Conference Ambassador, 2007-2011; ALA/NEA We the People Bookshelf on Freedom, Reviewer, 2008; YALSA 2018 Governance Nominating Committee, Member; YALSA Executive Board, Member, 2012-2015; YALSA Board of Directors, Member, 2012-2015; YALSA School Library Engagement Task Force, Chair, 2012-2013; YALSA Mentoring Task Force, Member, 2010; YALSA Great Book Giveaway Award Jury, Chair, 2008-2010; YALSA Alex Awards Committee, Administrative Assistant, 2008-2009; YALSA Michael L. Printz Award Committee, Member, 2006-2007; YALSA Continuing Education Task Force, Member, 2007-2008; YALSA WrestleMania Reading Challenge Task Force, Member, 2007-2008; AASL 2005 Annual Conference Committee, Chair, 2003-2005; AASL Frances Henne Award Committee, Member, 2008-2009 AASL ICONnect Online Course Committee, Member, 2005-2006; AASL 1998 Annual Conference Committee, Member, 1997-1998 Emporia State University, Alumni Board of Directors, Member, 2009-2015; Beta Phi Mu, Iota Chapter, Secretary, 2000-2004; Virginia Association of School Librarians, Member, 1995-present; Virginia Library Association, Member, 2012-present Beta Phi Mu, Member, 1995-present; Virginia PTA, Honorary Life Member, 1998; Outstanding Student Award, School of Library and Information Science, The Catholic University of America, 1995 Lake Braddock Secondary School: instrumental in influencing the design of the libaray addition during a major whole-school renovation, completed 2007; Fairfax County Public Schools Great Beginnings Program, mentor for new teacher librarians; YALSA Pre-Conference, Presenter: "Serving Today's Diverse Teens, the School Library Perspective," 2009; Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, Virginia: Presenter at Inservice for College Librarians, 2002; Fairfax County Public Schools, School Division Level Challenged Materials Committee, Member, 1998 I believe that now more than ever it is important for every one of us to support each other as professionals who continuously advocate for libraries, librarians, freedom of information, and freedom to read, no matter what our individual focus in librarianship is. Council gives us one means to support the organization and our colleagues. Being a councilor for the last several years has given me a clearer understanding of what ALA does for us all and for libraries everywhere. Advocacy, while always imperative, has taken on a new urgency. We need to focus our efforts on being a force for good, especially in the political arena. Council can be a driver in the effort to engage all of our members in the ongoing work of safeguarding intellectual freedoms. I would be honored to be elected as an ALA Councilor at Large. 22
Ann Dutton Ewbank Associate Professor, School Library Media Montana State University Bozeman MT School Librarian Educator Associate Librarian, Arizona State University, 2006-2011 School Librarian, Cholla Middle School (Phoenix, AZ) 2000-2005 Library Assistant, Phoenix (AZ) Public Library, 2000-2002 Arizona State University, Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum And Instruction, Language and Literacy Concentration, 2005 University of Arizona, Master of Arts, Information Resources and Library Science (ALA Accredited), 2001 Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Science in Education/Social Science, 1996 AASL Library Research (LRRT) No No Councilor-at-Large, 2006-2009. Member, Chapter Relations Committee, 2017-2019, Member, Committee on Legislation, 2013-2017 (chair 2015-2017), Member, Research and Statistics Committee, 2011-2013, Member, Presidential School Library Taskforce, 2011-2013, Member, Committee on Library Advocacy, 2009-2011, Member, Presidential Task Force on Advocacy, 2008-2009. Chair, AASL No Child Left Behind Task Force, 2008, Chair, AASL Instructional Classification Task Force, 2006-2007, AASL, Arizona Representative to the Affiliate Assembly, 2004-2005, 2011, AASL Editorial Board Chair, Knowledge Quest, 2015-2018, Member, AASL Editorial Board, School Library Research, 2014-2018, AASL Community of Scholars Task Force, 2014-2016, AASL Legislation Committee, 2011-2014, ACRL Liaisons Assembly, 2009-2013, AASL/ACRL Interdivisional Committee on Information Literacy, 2007-2008, AASL, No Child Left Behind Task Force, 2006-2008. Chair, Montana Library Association/EveryLibrary Advocacy Project, 2017-present. Chair, ESSA Implementation Steering Committee, Montana Library Association, 2016-present. Montana Delegate, National Library Legislative Day, 2015, 2016, 2017. Chair, Research, Education, Information and School Libraries Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association, 2014-2015. Chair, Communication of Research Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association, 2012-2013. Program Chair, Communication of Research Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association, 2012-2013. Chair, AzLA Louise A. Stephens Memorial Scholarship Committee, 2008-2011. Arizona Library Association, AzLA-SIRLS Liaison Committee, 2009. Arizona Library Association, Horner Fellowship Committee, 2009. Arizona Library Association, Conference Committee, 2006-2007, 2009. President, Arizona Library Association, 2006-2007 Arizona Delegate, National Library Legislative Day, Washington, D.C., 2005-2007. Chair, Teacher-Librarian Division, Arizona Library Association, 2004-2005 Arizona Library Association, Legislative Committee, 2003-2007. 2017, Outstanding Faculty Award: Outreach/Engagement, Montana State University, College of EHHD 2012, Rosenzweig Distinguished Contribution Award, Arizona Library Association 2009, Mover and Shaker, Library Journal 2006, Intellectual Freedom Award, Arizona Library Association 2005, Intellectual Freedom Award, American Association of School Librarians 2003, Follett School Librarian of the Year, Arizona Library Association 2002, Lamp of Learning Award, Washington (AZ) School District 2001, Employee of the Month, Washington (AZ) School District 1999, Recognition Pin Recipient Yuma (AZ) Union High School District Dr. Ann Dutton Ewbank served as a high school and middle school social studies and language arts teacher, a middle school and academic librarian, and has taught teacher education and library science courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Dr. Ewbank researches school library advocacy and has written articles in School Library Research, School Libraries Worldwide, Knowledge Quest, Teacher-Librarian, School Library Media Activities Monthly, The Journal of Research on Technology in Education and Phi Delta Kappan. She is a past president of the Arizona Library Association. Dr. Ewbank was named one of Library Journal’s “Movers and Shakers” of 2009. Ewbank, A., Masland, J.T., & Zabriskie, C. (2016). Library issues at the federal level: An introduction to ALA’s Washington Office and the Committee on Legislation. Political Librarian, 2(1), 11-16. Ewbank, A. (2015). Library Advocacy Through Twitter: A Social Media Analysis of #savelibraries and #getESEAright. School Libraries Worldwide, 21(2), 26-38. Ewbank, A. & Kwon, J. (2015). School Library Advocacy Literature in the United States: An Exploratory Content Analysis. Library and Information Science Research 37(3), 236-243. As an ALA member-leader, I would be honored to serve as your Councilor-at-Large. Communication, collaboration, and consensus are the ways ALA and its divisions, roundtables, and units can move forward. As Councilor-at-Large, I pledge to bring my extensive experience in ALA, AASL, ACRL and at the chapter level to make the best decisions possible for the organization. We have many challenges and opportunities ahead of us, and guided by our strategic directions and core values, we can move forward as an association for the benefit of libraries and librarians of all types and the users they serve. 16
Debra Rhodes Gibson Library Director St. Johns County Public Library System St. Augustine FL Public Coordinator, Northeast Texas Library System, 2004-2007 Library Director, Sumter County Library System, 1995-2004 Director, Palm Harbor Library, 1987-1995 Flagler College, BS Public Administration, 2013; Western Michigan University, MLS, 1981; University of Michigan, BA, 1978 PLA No No President, Florida Heritage Book Festival, 2017 Board of Directors, Florida Heritage Book Festival, 2015 - Present Committee Member, Florida Library Association, Standards& Outcomes Committee, 2017 Secretary, Barbara A. Kay Foundation, 2010 - Present Enterprising Women's Leadership Institute, Woman of the Year, 2012 I believe one of the biggest concerns to citizens and librarians alike is for their library to remain relevant to the community. In that same vein, the American Library Association must strive to remain relevant to its members and emerging professionals, seeking innovative solutions and directions for the socio-political-economic challenges facing our industry and our communities. 30
Mary L. Glendening Director Middletown Free Library Media PA Public Director, Narberth Community Library Head Librarian, Glenside Free Library, 8/2003-6/2008 Branch Librarian (2001-2003) and Librarian 2 (1998-2003), Free Library of Philadelphia Rutgers University School of Communication and Information, MLS, 1996; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, BA History, 1993. Games & Gaming (GAMERT) No No Pennsylvania Library Association, Youth Services Division Best Practices Committee, 2012-2013. Pennsylvania Library Association, Youth Services Division Chair, 2011-2012. Pennsylvania Library Association Best Practices Award for STEM Programs for TechniGals Summer STEAM Camp, 2016. Pennsylvania Library Association Best Practices Award for Services to School Age Children for Minecraft in Real Life Club, 2014. Librarian of the Year Award, 2011. This is a community nominated award given by PA State Senator Daylin Leach. Starting CreateSpace@MFL, the pop-up makerspace at the Middletown Free Library. I started the space with the help of an LSTA grant and have been able to grow the space through a variety of grants and partnerships. Through these grants I have started a 3D printer lending program that makes 3D printers available to other libraries and schools in the area, currently all three printers are in use at two libraries and an after-school community program. This space has led me on a journey I never thought I would take, leading to the writing of two books, presenting at World Maker Faire and creating some innovative programs that would not have happened without this space. Co-Author: "Makerspace Sound and Music Projects for All Ages", TAB/McGraw-Hill Education, December 2017 Author: "From Video Games to Real Life: Tapping into Minecraft to Inspire Creativity and Learning in the Library", Libraries Unlimited, September 2016. Co-Author: "Making Music With littleBits", Demco Ideas& Insights Blog, August 24, 2016. Twitter: @mglendening @CreateSpaceMFL I am excited for the opportunity to serve as a Councilor-at-large. Libraries can be truly transformative spaces providing people the opportunity to learn, grow and discover. As the leading voice for librarianship, I feel that ALA has a major role to play in shaping the future of the profession not only for librarians, but in how the public views libraries. After some eye-opening experiences this year, I believe that there is much work to do in making libraries safe, inclusive and diverse spaces where everyone feels welcome, not only the public but staff as well. As a member of council, I would like to help shape the policies and best practices of ALA with the priority of making sure we really listen to the concerns of our membership and move our profession to being a truly inclusive one. I respectfully ask for your vote and the opportunity to serve. 5
Selina Gomez-Beloz Library Director Crown Point Community Library Crown Point IN Public Senior Library Manager, Timberland Regional Library, 2003 - 2014 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, MLS, 1994 Indiana University, Bloomington, BA English, 1993 LLAMA PLA REFORMA No No ALA Council, 2015 - 2018 President, REFORMA NW, 2004 President, La Mesa Redonda/Hispanic Roundtable, 2012-2014 President Elect/President/Immediate Past President, REFORMA, 2014 - 2018 After serving my first term as ALA Councilor At-Large, I remain committed to being engaged in the governance of ALA and serving as a voice or representation for members across the nation. I hope to continue to bring the issues of library staff of color, underrepresented communities, and ways to address barriers to library resources to the council and any committees I may work with. 4
Lucia M. Gonzalez Library Director City of North Miami Public Library North Miami FL Public Associate Director, Broward County Library System, 2003-2009 Programs Coordinator, Miami Dade Public Library System, 1999-2003 Youth Services Regional Manager, West Kendall Branch, Miami Dade Public Library System, 1994-1998 University of South Florida, MLIS, 1991; University of California Santa Barbara, BA History, 1983. ALSC PLA Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange RT (EMIERT) REFORMA No No ALA/ALSC/Quicklists Committee member, co-chair ALA/ALSC/Pura Belpre Award Selection Committee member, chair To be a leader in the library profession is to constantly work to advance the mission and prevalence of libraries in today’s changing communities, every single day and at every level. In 1970 I was a non-English speaking refugee child who found solace in the library and consolation in the small collection of Spanish language books available at the time. Today, I am the Library Director of that same community library from which I received my first card. This experience is what ignites my passion for the profession as I work to build bridges and connections within, and across, the communities and professional organizations I serve. As a member of ALA Council I would work tirelessly for unity, awareness, representation, and change; with reverence for the history of the organization and enthusiastically contributing to an ALA that represents the diverse voices of its members and the communities served. 27
Rhonda K. Gould Executive Director Walla Walla County Rural Library District Walla Walla WA Public Library Consultant, Gould Library Consulting (Tacoma, WA), 2013-2016 Interim Director, Puyallup (WA) Public Library, 2015 Youth Services and Special Needs Consultant, Lakeshores Library System (Waterford, WI), 2000-2013 University of Wisconsin, MA, Library and Information Studies, 1996 University of Wisconsin, BA, Art History, 1986 ALSC ASCLA PLA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) No No ALSC Division Councilor, 2010-12 ALA Committee on Advocacy, 2014-18 Planning and Budget Assembly, 2014-16 Council Orientation Committee member, 2011-13 Council Committee on Committees, 2010-11 ALA Conference Planning and Coordinating Team, Chair, 2008-09 Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies: ASCLA President, 2015-16 Budget Committee chair, 2014-15 Conference Program coordinator, 2008-13 Association for Library Service to Children: Chair, 2017 Randolph Caldecott Award Selection Committee, 2016-17 Priority Group Consultant, 2013-14 Candidate for President-Elect, 2013 Executive Board and Board of Directors, 2010-12 Chair, Public Awareness Committee, 2009 2008 Caldecott Award Selection Committee Preconference Planning Committee co-chair, 2007 Budget and Planning Committee chair, 2006 Budget and Planning Committee, 2004-05 Nominations Committee, 2004 Public Library Association: Public Library Systems Committee chair, 2005-2007 President-elect, 2018 Member Services Committee chair, 2013-14 Marketing and Public Relations Committee, 2013-14 Wisconsin Library Association: President, 2011 Board of Directors, 2010-12, 2002-03 Wisconsin Association of Public Librarians chair, 2008 Outreach Services Roundtable chair, 2006 Youth Services Section chair, 2003 Conference Planning Committee member, 2004,2006, 2011, 2012 Library Development and Legislative committee, 2007-08, 2010-12 WELead Mentor, 2004-2006 Children's Book Award committee, 2000-01 Collaborative Summer Library Program: President, 2011-12 Diversity Committee chair, 2006-2009 American Association for University Women, Walla Walla Chapter: President-elect, 2017-18 Board of Directors, 2006-2013 National Association of Professional Women, Woman of the Year, 2012-2013 Editor of the 2016 Collaborative Summer Library Program manual for adults "Exercise Your Mind: Read" Gubernatorial appointment of Wisconsin's Council on Library and Network Development, 2012- 13 Member of Wisconsin State Superintendent for Public Instruction's International Education Council, 2004-2008 The activity of ALA Council exemplifies the best of our organization. That is, the collaboration and advocacy among divisions and roundtables, the leadership of individuals, and the timely discussion of the issues ALA is facing now and in the future. I have been an active member of ALA for well over a decade and I have held increasingly more responsible leadership roles within the divisions where I've found my home within ALA. I hope someday to be able to give back to ALA what I have received in terms of professional development, networking and mentoring, and opportunities for leadership and growth. A strong association unifies librarians by bringing us together and providing opportunities for learning and growth to support our libraries, We know the value of librarians who are strong advocates within their communities. I will be honored to represent all of you strong advocates on ALA Council. 19
Catherine Hakala-Ausperk Author, Trainer, Speaker, Consultant Libraries Thrive Consulting Chagrin Falls OH Self-Employed as Consultant, Speaker, Trainer, Author Executive Director, The Northeast Ohio Regional Library System, 2011-2016 Deputy Director, The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, 2003-2011 Various Positions, Cuyahoga County Public Library System, 1984-2003 Kent State University, BA News-Editorial Journalism, 1978 Kent State University, MLS, 1991 American Library Association Certifed Public Library Administrator, 2010 PLA Learning RT (LearnRT, formerly CLENERT) No No ALA Learning Roundtable Board member (2017-2019); PLA Conference Committee; ALA-APA Library Worklife (electronic) editorial board; CPLA Review Committee; ALA Career Development Facilitators CPLA Current Issues Participants; LearnRT Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant Committee Chair; Planning Task Force LearnRT/RUSA 2017 Preconference; PLA Turning the Page 2.0 Cohort Community; PLA Turning the Page 2.0 1991 - 2011 Served on various continuing education committees for The Cleveland Area Metropolitan Library System and The Northeast Ohio Regional Library System 2015 Alumnus of the Year - Kent State University School of Library and Information Science I have had the unique and rewarding opportunity through my writing, teaching, and leadership positions, to support the growth and development of countless colleagues. My work focuses on providing and preparing others to provide effective leadership, mentorship, and professional growth, to all. Renew Yourself: A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work; ALA Editions, 2017 Build a Great Team: One Year to Success; ALA Editions, 2013 Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success; ALA Editions, 2011 I would be honored to have the opportunity to strengthen and to help assure that accessible, ongoing and affordable professional development is available to all. 25
Carl A. Harvey II Assistant Professor of School Librarianship Longwood University Farmville VA School Library Educator School Librarian, North Elementary School, 2002-2015 School Librarian, MSD Warren Twp., 1998-2002. Specialized Library Assistant, Speedway Public LIbrary, 1993-2008. Indiana University, MLS, 2017; Indiana University, MS in Instructional Technology, 2004; Ball State University, BS in Education, School Library Media, 1997. AASL ALSC YALSA No No ALA Budget Analysis and Review Committee, 2017-2021; ALA Nomination Committee, 2015-2016; ALA Advocacy Committee, 2013-2015; AASL President, 2011-2012; AASL Board of Directors, 2008-2012; AASL Conference Committee Co-Chair, 2007; AASL Affiliate Assembly Chair, 2007; AASL Presidential Initiative Task Force Co-Chair, 2015-2016; AASL 65th Anniversary Campaign Task Force Chair, 2015-2017; ALSC Caldecott Committee, 2014. Indiana Library Federation, President, 2009; Indiana Library Federation Board Member (and all sorts of committee (2003-2009); Association for Indiana Media Educators, President, 2004-2005; Association for Indiana Media Educators, Board Members (and all sorts of committee 2000-2009). • Association for Indiana Media Educator's Peggy L. Pfeiffer Service Award, 2007. • Indiana Library Federation's Outstanding Media Specialist, 2007. • American Association of School Librarian's National School Library Media Program of the Year, 2007. • Community Literacy Award, Hamilton County Reading Council, 2006. • Blue Ribbon for Exemplary School Media Programs in the State of Indiana, 2005. • Teacher-Librarian Magazine Professional Development Grant, 2004. • Golden Apple Award, IPALCO, 2001. • American Association of School Librarian’s Frances Henne Award, 2000. • Indiana Library Federation’s Outstanding New Media Specialist, 1999. I am the author of 6 professional books for school librarians, 65+ journal articles, and one of the co-editors of School LIbrary Connection. Author. The 21st Elementary School Library Program: Managing for Results, 2nd Edition, Libraries Unlimited 2017. Co-Author. Leading the Common Core Initiative: A Guide for K-5 School Librarians, Libraries Unlimited 2015. Author. Adult Learners: Professional Development for School Librarians, Libraries Unlimited, 2012. Personal Website - I have been involved with my professional organizations since before I had a job. It was instilled into me early in my career the importance of being an active and contributing member to the profession. Running for ALA Council is another opportuntiy for me to give back to a field that has given me so much. I think it is so important to have all kinds of voices represented in council and helping to guide the leadership of our organization. There are so many issues happening in the world that impact our libraries, and I want to be help be a part of the conversations that moves our field and our association forward. 18
Eboni M. Henry Branch Manager Distrist of Columbia Public Library Washington DC Public Senior Children Specialist, expertise Professional Developement, District of Columbia Public Library, 2008-2013 Senior Librarian, DC Public Library, 2006-2008 Children Librarian, DC Public Library, 2004-2006 Tuskegee University, BA, 2002; Clark Atlanta University, MLS, 2004 BCALA No No ALA Council 2013-2018; ALA-APA 2013-2018; ALA- Committee on Committee 2013-2014 and 2017-2018; ALA Committee on Legistation 2013-2018; ALA Committee on Legistation- Subcommittee: Copyright 2017-2018; ALA Committee on Legistation- Subcommittee: Govenment Documents 2013-2016; ALA Council Planning and Budget Assembly 2016-2018; ALA-APA Salaries and Standards 2010-2011 member, 2011-2013 Chair District of Columbia Library Association- Director of Advocacy 2013-2017 Black Caucus of American Library Assocation- Awarded for Apprecation of Library Services 2011 My professional concerns for 21st century libraries are the equal access to library services and information to low income families and homeless. It’s a challenging and motivating time for libraries when introducing innovative technology. I want to continue my work on ALA council to ensure that the American Library Association continues to uphold its mission of providing library services and resources to the underprivileged and fight for intellectual freedom. I believe this can be achieved through raising awareness of the community’s needs within the librarian community at large. My goal as Councilor, if re-elected, will be to ensure equal access to library services and information. My professional mission is to move libraries into their equitable place in fairness of access in the emergent digital information age. 14
Laura Hicks Media Specialist / Regional Director (AASL) Frederick High School Frederick MD School Media Specialist, W Frederick MS, 2004-15 Information Resource Specialist, Frederick Co Public Schools, 2002-04 Library Assoc I, Frederick Co Public Libraries, 2000-02 McDaniel College, MS, School Library Media , 2004 University of Maryland, BGS, Food Science, 1986 AASL No No AASL Region 2 Director, 2016-2019 Maryland Association of School Librarians, President, 2015-16, Past-president, 2016-17, Secretary, 2016-17. Maryland School Librarian of the Year, Nominee, 2017 MSDE Master Teacher - 2015 MSET Outstanding Technology Leader in Education award, Nominee, 2013 My major accomplishments have been a reflection of the confidence my supervisors and colleagues have in my ability to be a leader in the school library field. I have been elected to represent my region on the AASL board of directors. I have been chosen to participate in the Maryland Library Leadership Institute. I have been nominated for the School Librarian of the Year and Outstanding Educator Using Technology awards. I have been named a Master Teacher by my state Department of Education and a Teacher Librarian Leader by my district leadership. Author: "NASBE Bootcamp", KQ Express Newsletter, June 2016 Author: "Connecting ESSA to school libraries", KQ Express, November 2016 As a librarian in a city high school with a very diverse population, my biggest professional concern is censorship and diversity in library materials. I actively work to ensure that I am sensitive to the many varied voices and interests of my students. I respect the desires of my patrons to see works that reflect their situations and at the same time I endeavor to guard against self-censorship. I believe we need to advocate for more diversity in content and creators of young adult literature. I also feel we need to have more able voices to support school librarians that are outnumbered in their defense of quality literature that makes some uncomfortable. 2
Mary Anne Hodel Director/CEO Orange County Library System Orlando FL Public Ann Arbor District Library, 1995-2002 Chief, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Library, 1991-1995 Project Manager, Georgetown University Law Library, 1983-1991 Catholic University, MLS, Library Science University of Wisconsin, Madison, BA, Political Science Certificate, Management of Managers, Executive Leadership, University of Michigan Ross School of Business 1997. Center for Fiduciary Studies, Accredited Investment Fiduciary Program, 2005 LITA LLAMA PLA No No ALA Council, 2012-2017 ALA Chair, Local Arrangements for Orlando Annual Conference, 2003-2004, PLA Board of Directors, 2009-2011. PLA Nominations Committee, 2012, 2013. PLA Demco Travel Award Jury, 2009-2010. PLA Community of Practice Review Task Force, 2009. Leonard Wertheimer Award Committee, Chair, 2000-2001. PLA Systems and Services Section, Chair, 1995-1996. PLA Systems and Services Section, Member, 1994-1996. PLA Systems and Services Vice Chair, 1994-1995. LLAMA Executive Board, 2011-2012. LLAMA-SASS Chair, Executive Board, 2010-2012 LLAMA Technology Community of Practice 2017- present LLAMA SASS Management Practices Committee Chair, 2015, 2012-2014, 2010-2011, 2008-2009, 2004-2006. LLAMA-SASS Executive Board, Member at Large, 2012-2014, 2010-2012, 2007-2009. LLAMA-SASS Management Practices Committee, Program Chair, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2008-2010, 2006, 2004. LLAMA BES Member Safety and Security Committee 1999-2000. Florida Library Association, Treasurer 2012-2014 Florida Library Association, Executive Committee, 2012-2014 Florida Library Association, Legislative Committee, 2010-2015 Florida Library Association, Conference Planning Committee, 2012-2014 Florida Library Association, Chair, Finance Committee, 2012-2014 Florida Libraries Magazine, Reviewer, 2011-2014 Florida State Library LSTA Advisory Panel 2016 Florida State Library Network Council Member, 2007-2015 Florida Humanities Council, Member Governing Board 2010-2014, Finance Committee 2010-2013, Development Committee 2010-2014. Education Committee, 2012-2014 Proquest Public Library Advisory Board, 2009-2010 Florida State Library Strategic Planning Committee, 2007 Urban Libraries Council, Membership Committee, 2009-2011; Forecasting Group, 2006-2010 Florida State Library, Sunshine State Leadership Program, Mentor, 2009-2010 Michigan Library Association, Public Libraries Division, Board Member 1998-1999 Michigan Library Consortium, Board Member, 1997-1998; Vice Chair, 1998-1999,Chair 1999-2000. Library Journal Library of the Year, (Ann Arbor District Library) 1997. Special Mention Library Journal Library of the Year, (Orange County Library System) 2017 and 2015. Florida Library Association Award, 2014, 2013, 2009 Florida Library Association Library of the Year, 2011 Florida Library Association Innovation Award Right Service at the Right Time, 2011 ALA Library of the Future Award, 2011 ALA Office of Technology Information Policy Program Awards: 2010, 2012, 2013. Hands on Museum, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Board of Directors, 1998-2001 Orlando Golden Brick Awards 2013,2012, 2009, 2002. Under my leadership, OCLS has won: Hermes Creative Award 2017. Marcom Gold Awards 2016, 2014, 2013. ULC Highsmith Award, ULC Rogers Award for Leadership, Beacon Award for Diversity, Golden Brick Awards for 2013, 2012, 2009, 2003, 2002. FLA Business Award 2014. FLA Youth Website Award 2013. FLA Exemplary Learning Award 2013. FLA Innovation Award 2011. FLA Betty Miller Award 2009. Thompson Gale Award for Excellence 2006. Awarded numerous LLAMA Marketing Awards. Built OCLS into a recognized leader in Florida libraries. Created award winning Melrose Center for Innovation Technology and Creativity, 2014. Raised $5,000,000+. Awarded $25,000 grant for Sunshine State Author Series, 2017. Awarded IMLS Grant $120,603 in 2008. Awarded IMLS grant (EPOCH) 2012. ALA OITC Cutting Edge Technology Award, 2012 , 2010. Florida LSTA grants, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. Awarded Mayor's Grant, 2016, 2017. Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting 2003-2017. ULC Innovation Awards in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013. Presenter at ALA ( 2013, 2008, 2006), FLA (2012, 2011, 2009, 2006). New South Wales (Australia) Library Association in 2011. As a candidate for Council, I believe that ALA needs to continune to be a strong advocate for libraries nationally. Funding is essential and unrelenting efforts need to be made to all members of Congress for continued federal funding. Libraries do change lives, but funders need to be reminded of that. This should be an overarching goal of ALA that involves every member. Gaining increased market share and using performance measures that detail organizational results and impact (outcomes) need to be shared. Libraries must be building their capacity, employing new technologies and delivering new products to our customers that are relevant to today's lifestyles. These are critical to all libraries' future. There are plenty of challenges out there for libraries. How we meet them and adapt to our changing world will determine our future! Thank you for your support! 28
Megan Hodge Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond VA Academic Teaching and Learning Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2013-2017 Assistant Branch Manager, Chesterfield County Public Library, 2011-2013 Circulation Supervisor, Randolph-Macon College, 2008-2011 Virginia Commonwealth University, PhD in educational research, in progress; University of North Texas, MS in library science, 2010; Randolph-Macon Woman's College, BA in English, 2004 ACRL LLAMA New Members Round Table (NMRT) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) No Yes ALA Councilor-at-Large 2015-2018; ALA International Relations Committee, Near East and South Asia Subcommittee member, 2015-2017; ALA American Libraries Advisory Committee member, 2014-2016; ALA Committee on Legislation, Telecommunications Subcommittee member, 2013-2014; ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship member, 2011-2013; ALA-APA Committee on the Salaries and Status of Library Workers member, 2011-2015; ACRL CLS Research for College Librarianship Committee member, 2011-2013; ACRL IS Advisory Council, 2010-2011 and 2016-2018; ACRL IS Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee, member 2015-2016, co-chair 2016-2018; ACRL IS Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Criteria Revision Task Force member, 2016-2017; ACRL IS Local Arrangements Committee co-chair, 2010-2011; ACRL IS Membership Committee, 2010-2011; ACRL Membership Recruitment Committee, member 2010-2011, vice-chair 2011-2012; LITA Membership Development Committee member, 2009-2011; LLAMA Task Force on Leadership Education member, 2011-2012; NMRT Vice-President 2013-2014, President 2014-2015, Immediate Past President 2015-2016; NMRT Emerging Leader Sponsorship Selection Committee member, 2012-2014 NMRT Leadership Development Director, 2011-2013; NMRT Nominating Committee chair, 2010-2011; NMRT Vice-Presidential Planning Committee, 2009-2010; NMRT Governance Committee members, 2008-2009; Round Table Coordinating Assembly, 2013-2016; RUSA RSS Committee on Multilingual Library Services member, 2015-2016 Virginia Library Association Council, 2011-2013; Virginia Library Association New Members Round Table Forum co-founder, chair 2011-2013; Virginia Library Association Publications Committee member, 2011-2013; Virginia Library Association Conference Committee co-chair, 2012-2013; Virginia Library Association College & Research Libraries Conference Planning Committee/peer reviewer, 2008-11 and 2014-2015 Richmond Academic Library Consortium, Public Services Committee chair, 2015-2017 • VCU Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award, 2017 • ACRL Instruction Section Featured Teaching Librarian, 2015 • Virginia Library Association Presidential Citation, 2012 • Chesterfield County Public Library Employee of the Year, 2012 • EBSCO/ALA Conference Scholarship Award, 2011 • ALA Emerging Leader sponsored by the ALA New Members Round Table, 2011 • 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant, 2010 (declined) • ALA Student-to-Staff Representative for the University of North Texas, 2010 • ALA New Members Round Table Marshall Cavendish Award, 2010 In recognition of my dedication to new librarians, ACRL Press invited me to edit a book for future academic librarians that will be published in 2018. I'm excited to collect practical strategies that will help new and future academic librarians be successful on the job hunt and in their first jobs. I co-created a Virginia New Members Round Table in 2011, and served as its Chair from 2011-2013. We've hosted dozens of socials around Virginia and increased the number of new members by several hundred. We created a special program track at our annual state conference, and I have gotten wonderful feedback about how much more fun and meaningful both VLA and the conference are now. None of my library school’s student association benefits were available to distance students, so I founded a Virginia branch for my classmates and coordinated two find-a-job panels, one of which ended up being the most-attended virtual event in UNT SLIS history. Founding this LISSA branch taught me that even library school students can “make it happen.” Editor: The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit: Finding Success on the Job Hunt and in Your First Job. Under contract with the Association of College and Research Libraries for delivery in March 2018. Invited Author: "Pedagogy for Librarians." (2015). In D. Lowe-Wincentsen (Ed.), Skills to Make a Librarian: Transferable Skills Inside and Outside the Library. Cambridge, UK: Chandos Co-author: "Congratulations! You’ve Landed an Interview: What Do Hiring Committees Really Want?" New Library World, 113 (3/4), 139-161, 2012. Follow my #alacouncil tweets: @mlhodge ORCID 0000-0003-3185-6111 If re-elected, I would continue to increase understanding of how ALA functions, particularly for library school students and other new members. Services for new librarians/association members have been my passion since I joined the profession: almost the entirety of my professional development work has been devoted to issues concerning new professionals. According to Library Journal, over 5000 students graduate from library school every year, but only a fraction of these join ALA, and those that do join are often confused about what ALA does and aren't aware of the opportunities and services it provides. Continuing to serve as an ALA Councilor-at-Large would give me a platform with which I could both promote the interests of new professionals within the association. Thank you for considering me for the office of ALA Councilor! 10
Jody K. Howard Adjunct Professor and Library Consultant Emporia State University SLIM program Denver CO ALA Accredited MLS program Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Old Dominion University, College of Education, Norfolk, VA, June 2014 to June 2016 Palmer School of Library and Information Management, Long Island University, NY, Director and Associate Dean of College of Education, Information, and Technology, October 2011 to May 2014 Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University, NY, Associate Professor, September 2010 to October 2011. Emporia State University, Ph.D. 2008; University of Denver, MLS, June 1981; University of Colorado--Boulder, MA Educational Media, May 1975; Adams State University, Teacher Certification, August, 1971; Metropolitan State College, BA English, June, 1971. AASL YALSA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) No No AASL Intellectual Freedom Awards Committee Chair, 2017-2018; School/Public Library Cooperation (AASL, YALSA, ALSC) Member, 2017-2018; AASL, ESSA Task Force, Member, 2017-2018; ALA Awards Committee: Ken Haycock Award Jury, Member, 2017; ALA Research and Statistics Committee, Member, July 2013-June 2015; ALA Education Committee, Member, June 2012-June 2013; ALA Joint Children's Book Council Committee, Member, July 2009-June 2011; AASL ESSA Vision Working Group, Member, April 2016 -June 2016; AASL Executive Committee, Member, 2016-2017; AASL Educators of School Librarians' Section (ESLS) Liaison to the AASL Board of Directors 2015-2017; AASL Board, Member-at-Large, 2013-2015; AASL Research and Statistics Committee, Chairperson; June 2012-June 2013; ESLS, Outgoing Chair, June 2012-June 2013; ESLS, Chairperson, June 2011-June 2012; AASL School Library Program of the Year Award Committee, Member, June 2011-June 2012; ESLS, Chairperson Elect, June 2010-June 2012; AASL Taskforce Assessment Rubric, Member, 2009; AASL School Library Media Research Editorial Board, Member, July 2009-June 2012. Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) Legislative Comittee, 2016-present; NY City Schools School Library Council, Member, 2010-2014; ODU Friends, Member, 2014-2016; CO Association of Libraries (CAL), Immediate Past President, 2009-2010; CAL, President, 2008-2009; CAL, President Elect, 2007-2008; CO Power Library Board, Member, 2000-2010; CO Library Advisory Board, 2004-2006; CAL Representative for the AASL Vision Summit, Dec. 2006; CAL Legislative Committee, Member, 2001-2010; 2016 to present; Colorado Association of School Libraries (CASL) Higher Education Board Representative, 2003-2007; Emporia State University, Doctoral Steering Committee, Ph.D. Student Representative, 2006-2007; School of Library and Information Management Committee, Emporia State University, Ph.D. Student Representative, 2006-2007. 2015, Received Junior Faculty Research Mentoring grant from Old Dominion University; 2013, Received a $353,760 Laura Bush Grant in collaboration with three universities to create the NxtWave: Leaders for 21st Century School Librarians Program; 2011, Ph.D. dissertation article included in LIRTs top Twenty Library Instruction articles; 2008, Invited to join the Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi; 2007, Received a $25,000 LSTA Grant honoring CO Principals; 2007, Received a $2000 Dissertation Research Fellowship; 2007, Invited to attend Library Research Seminar IV; 2004, Recognition award, CO State Library; 2002, CAL Distinguished Services Award; 1971, Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Metropolitan State College. One of my major accomplishments was working with three different universities: Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University, Old Dominion University, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha to apply for and receive a Laura Bush grant: NxtWave, Leaders for 21st Century School Librarians. This grant for $353,760.00 provided the funds to develop four Doctoral classes addressing the curriculum doctoral students preparing for district level positions or higher education positions working in the school library area, need to prepare themselves for these positions. The grant also provided 16 doctoral students with mentoring as they progressed through their programs. Howard, J. K. The School Librarian as Curriculum Leader. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. 2017. Kimmel, S. C., Howard, J. K. & Ruzzi, B. "Educating School Library Leaders for Radical Change through Community Service," Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, Volume 57, Number 2, 2016. Howard, J. K. "The Evolution of NxtWave: Leaders for 21st Century Libraries." Knowledge Quest, Volume 3, Number 4. 2015. My personal website is: In today's world, we are faced with many challenges in the library and information field. One of these challenges is providing all people with skills to harness information making it their own. This process should begin at birth and continue as we journey through life. Students are involved in K-12 education for many years, and should be transformed as learners during those years. However, today we find that many school districts are eliminating school library positions and replacing school librarians with clerks or volunteers. We need to explore various ways to reinstate school librarians so that they can work with the youth of today. Another challenge we face is working in personal silos. As a profession we need to network, collaborate, and support each other regardless of the type of information organization we work for. It is only together that we can fulfill our roles as information professionals. 20
Kathy M. Irwin Associate Dean of Libraries Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant MI Academic Director of Library Services, Mott Community College, Flint, MI, Sept. 2010- July 2013 Head Circulation Services, Senior Associate Librarian, The University of Michigan-Dearborn, Jan. 2001-Sept. 2010 Librarian, Comerica, Incorporated, Detroit, MI, July 1998-Dec. 2000 University of Michigan-Dearborn, MPA, Nonprofit Leadership, 2010; Wayne State University, MSLS, 1998; Concordia University (Nebraska), BS in Secondary Education, 1988. Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Higher Education, in progress at Central Michigan University, 2017-present. ACRL LLAMA No No LLAMA Program Committee, 2017-2019; LLAMA PR Xchange Committee, 2018-2020; ACRL 2017 Virtual Conference Committee, 2015-2017; ACRL Membership Coordinating Committee, 2012-2015, Chair 2014-15; ACRL ULS Committee on the Future of University Libraries, 2014-2017; LLAMA Competencies Committee, 2012-2013. Library of Michigan Board of Trustees, 2010-2017, Chair 2013-2014, Vice-Chair 2011-12; Michigan Academic Library Council Board Member, 2012-2013; PALnet Advisory Committee, 2010-2013; Michigan Library Association Professional Development and Networking Committee, 2017-present; Michigan Library Association Board, 2007-2010, President 2008-2009; Michigan Library Association Membership committee, 2010-2013; Michigan Library Association, Chair of Management and Administration Division, 2005-2006; Michigan Library Association, Secretary of Access, Collections, and Technical Services Roundtable, 2003-2004; Special Libraries Association Michigan Chapter Board Member, 2002-2005, President 2003-2004; Special Libraries Association Leadership and Management Division Toronto Conference Co-Chair, 2004-2005. Honorable mention, Wayne State University School of Information Sciences, 2017 Shining Stars; Mott Community College 2012 Center for Teaching and Learning’s 2011-2012 Most Valuable Presenter; The University of Michigan-Dearborn 2010 Honor Scholar Award in Public Administration; Golden Key International Honour Society, initiated 2009; Pi Lambda Theta, Gamma Iota chapter, initiated 2007; The University of Michigan-Dearborn 2003 Exceptional Customer Service Team Award; The University of Michigan-Dearborn 2003 Project Achievement Team Award; Beta Phi Mu, Beta Tau chapter, initiated 1998; Sigma Tau Delta, Rho Omicron chapter, initiated 1986. Championed the mergers of four departments into two, streamlining client services and increasing collaboration. Participated in the creation of a building master plan, the design and implementation of a $500,000 student collaboration space, the relocation of several centers, the implementation of a 24/4 study area, and other modifications throughout the building. In 2016, increased library employee participation in the university annual campaign resulting in an 11.5% increase in total dollars pledged by library employees and a 9.3% increase in the number of library employee donors. Championed the RFP and implementation processes for new library services management platform and led the management team throughout both phases. Championed the RFP and implementation processes for a new digital repository platform. Championed the Library Ambassadors program that provides peer-to-peer marketing about library services. Implemented and analyzed the 2014 LibQUAL+ client satisfaction survey. Served on the CMED medical library services ad hoc committee to identify and reconcile collection overlaps and streamline services. As ex-officio member of the Friends of the Mott Library, actively participated in fundraising activities. Co-author: “What, so what, now what.” (2007). IN Evidence Based Librarianship: Case Studies and Active Learning Exercises. Oxford, England: Chandos, pp. 63-84. Reviewer: “Library Blogging.” [Book Review]. Journal of Access Services, 7:2, 143-144. I have benefited greatly from my participation in ALA, ACRL, and LLAMA through attending conferences and serving on committees. Over the years, colleagues and mentors have reached back to support me along my professional journey. I want to continue that chain of support and ensure that ALA remains strong for future generations of librarians. I am proud to be a member of an organization that takes a stand on today’s critical issues. Now more than ever we need to magnify our collective voice to protect equitable access to information, to support lifelong learning, and to advocate for libraries as essential partners in democratic societies. 15
Eldon Ray James Researcher Institutional Survey LLC Austin TX Private corporation University of Texas at Austin, MSIS, 2007; University of Texas at Austin, BA English, 2005. ASCLA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) No No Intellectual Freedom Committee member, July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019; IFRT Director-at-Large, July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019; ASCLA Designated Director, Special Populations, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012; ASCLA Liaison IFC, IFRT, FTRF July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2019. IFC Privacy Sub-committee member, July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018. Led the work on the Q&A: Makerspaces, Media Labs and Other Forums for Content Creation in Libraries for IFC; worked on the Prisoners' Right to Right Interpretation of LBOR; worked on the Religion in American Libraries, Interpretation of LBOR; worked on Politics in American Libraries, Interpretation of LBOR. Working on Privacy Guidelines for Libraries serving People with Disabilities and Library Services to People with Disabilities, Interpretation of LBOR. Author and co-author of ASCLA Interface articles. Served as ALA Ambassador 2014-2017. Served as ASCLA 2018 AnnualConference Program Jury Chair 2017. Served as IFRT Representative to the ALA Annual Conference Program Jury. Author: "Confessions of an Overachieving Program Planner," ASCLA Interface (ALA) Past Conference 2012 Sept 4, 2012 Co-Author: "Securing Prisoners’ Right to Read: A Process with Milestones but No Finish Line," ASCLA Interface (ALA) Summer 2010 Sept. 29, 2010 As I near the end of my career I want to ensure that those who follow find a principled and intellectually sound profession in which to flourish. The best way for a single person to do that is to work to maintain a fiscally and intellectually sound professional organization to sustain and guide individual growth. As an ALA Councilor-at-Large that would be my mission. 12
Julius C. Jefferson Jr. Section Head, Research and Library Services, Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress Washington DC Federal Information Research Specialist, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress Librarian, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Main Reading Room, Library of Congress • University of Maryland, MLS • Howard University, BA History LLAMA International Relations (IRRT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) APALA BCALA No No ALA Executive Board Member, 2015-2018; ALA Councilor-at-Large, 2011-2018; ALA BARC Member, 2014-2018, ALA Nominating Committee Member, 2015; ALA Committees on Committees, 2013-2014; ALA Legislative Assembly, Liaison 2012-2014; ALA E-book Task Force, Member, 2011-2012; ALA Sub-Committee on Privacy, Member, 2011-2012; ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, Member, 2010-2014, 2010-2011, Chair; ALA AFL-CIO-ALA, Library Service to Labor Groups, 2009-2015; ALA Diversity Committee, Member, 2009-2010; ALA Dewey Award Jury; Chair 2018; ALA Lippincott Award, Chair 2017; ALA Lemony Snicket Award Jury, 2014-2015, Chair 2016; ALA EBSCO Scholarship Jury, 2010-2017, Chair, 2011-2016; ALA Equality Award Jury, 2009; Freedom to Read Foundation Board, 2012-2016, President, 2013-2016 DCLA, President, 2015 BCALA - Executive Board, 2007-2009 BCALA Outstanding Contribution to Publishing, co –editor 21st Century Black Librarian in America, 2013 BCALA Appreciation Award, 2010 2010 Congressional Research Service "Special Achievement Award" My major accomplishment is when I have mentored, championed, recruited or encouraged library workers and students to advance their careers and achieve their goals in our profession; through participating and creating informal and formal mentorship programs, promoting diversity in the profession and advocating for fair treatment of library workers. Co-Editor:The 21st-Century Black Librarian in America: Issues and Challenges NPR at I want to continue on Council to promote values that strengthen our profession and further the mission of ALA. As a member of Council, I will continue to support and promote professional growth and development of all members and will be an advocate for all librarians and the institutions they serve. I will continue to advocate for policies that will make our profession and Association foster a climate that welcomes all members who believe in the mission of ALA. I will continue to support and advance intellectual freedom and privacy, I will continue to strengthen ALA’s strategic initiatives. I will share my experience and knowlwdge as a Councilor and Past Executive Board member of ALA governance with our new members of Council to uphold our right to freely debate the issues that affect our association and profession with integrity and civility. 15
Susan L. Jennings Dean of Library Services Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga TN Academic Lead Desk Services Librarian & Assistant Professor Appalachian State University – Belk Library Boone, North Carolina, 7/2008 – 7/2012 Lower Level Service Desk Manager - Periodicals/Films/Microfilms/Government Documents - Appalachian State University - Belk Library, Boone, North Carolina 10/2005 – 7/2008 Archival Assistant International Mission Board - Southern Baptist Convention, Richmond, Virginia 5/2004 – 10/2005 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), Knoxville, Tennessee, Master of Science (Information Sciences - ALA Accredited), 2007; Appalachian State University (ASU), Boone, North Carolina, Master of Arts (U.S. History - Southern Religious History), 1998; Appalachian State University (ASU), Boone, North Carolina, Bachelor of Arts (Major: European History / Minor: Communication Arts), 1987 (Magna cum Laude); Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC), Morganton, North Carolina, Associate of Arts (College Transfer), 1985 ACRL LLAMA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) No Yes ALA Councilor At Large - 2015-2017; Chapter Relations Committee- 2017-2018, Chair; Resolutions Committee, member, 2013-2015; ACRL, Committee on Committees, member, 2013-2014; NMRT, Councilor, 2012-2015, NMRT 3M/NMRT Grant Committee, Member, 2009-2010, Chair 2010-11; NMRT Resume Review Committee, Member, 2010-11; NMRT Mentoring Committee, Member, 2009-2010. Tennessee Library Association (TLA), Past-President, 2016-2017; TLA Strategic Planning, Co-Chair 2016-2017; TLA President (2 consecutive terms), 2014-2016; TLA VP/President Elect, 2013-2014; TLA Membership Committee, Co-Chair, 2010-11; Scholarship Committee, Member, 2010-11, 2016-2017 2017 Tennessee Library Association Honor Award (TLA) (highest associational honor); 2011 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Immersion Class (“Intentional Teaching”); 2010 American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders Class of 2010; 2007 UTK School of Information Sciences (UTK SIS) Outstanding Service Award; 2006 Gary R. Purcell Scholarship Recipient. In April 2017, I was awarded the Tennessee Library Association's (TLA) highest honor for service to the association - the TLA "Honor" Award.; During my two consecutive terms as President, I led the Tennessee Library Association (TLA) to plan a complete restructuring to design an association that is responsive to the changing needs of the association and its members in the 21st Century. Implementation will come this year.; A few months after assuming the position of Library Dean, I successfully managed the planning and complete renovation (down to the concrete) of our 22,000 square foot facility in a record time of 6 months (Dec - May - planning, June - Oct - construction). Working with interior designers, we have created a space that is user centered, inviting, and attractive.; In 2010-2011, I was chosen for both ALA Emerging Leaders (2010) and ACRL Immersion (2011) – both were life changing experiences for me as a library professional. Jennings, Susan L. “To Tweet, or not to tweet,” Reference Services Review 40, no.2 (2012): 214-216. With Ken Johnson, “Ending the Turf War: Circulation, Reference, and Instruction on One Team," Journal of Access Services 8, no.3 (2011): 107-124. Jennings, Susan L. "Creating a User Centered Environment... What Do Our Patron Want?" Tennessee Libraries 59, no. 2 (2009): 1. While outdated, here is an example of how I communicated with my constituents in NMRT as their Councilor: Serving as an ALA Councilor has provided a perfect way to give back to the profession and organization that has given me so much. As Chapter Relations Chair and former TN Library Association President, I have been a passionate advocate for the work of our state associations/chapters. Through creating a strong bridge between state chapters and ALA, we create a stronger voice to advocate for all libraries and patrons. One of my other passions is mentoring. We must find ways to provide a bridge for new and aspiring librarians to find their voice and a place of service within ALA. New Members Roundtable (NMRT) provided that avenue for me. Support for new professionals starts with providing opportunities for professional development, mentoring, and a seamless path for them to serve, learn and grow in the profession. Making these connections and building these bridges are vital to the future success of ALA. 12
Kimberly Johnson Chief Executive Officer Tulsa City-County Library Tulsa OK Public Regional Director-Tulsa City-County Library (2010-2012) Chief Operating Officer-Tulsa City-County Library (2012-2016) Chief Executive Officer-Tulsa City-County Library 2017-Present • Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) o The University of Oklahoma—Tulsa, Oklahoma (May 2003) • Bachelor of Arts, English and Secondary Education (BA) o The University of Tulsa—Tulsa, Oklahoma (December 1996) • Master Certificate in Strategic Organizational Leadership o Villanova University (May 2016) • Master Certificate Finance & Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager o Villanova University (July 2016) • Master Certificate in Human Resources o Villanova University (October 2016) LITA PLA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) BCALA No No American Library Association Leadership Institute Cohort Selector (2017) Elected to the American Library Association Council (2014-2017) American Library Association Leadership Institute: Leading to the Future (2014) American Library Association Results Leadership Boot Camp (2011) I'm a member of our state association (Oklahoma Library Association), but haven't held an officer position. • Top Ten Tulsan, Tulsa World Newspaper (Dec 2017) • Madam Present Award for Women Who Could Be President-League of Women Voters (2017) • Tulsa Business and Legal News - Women of Distinction Leadership award recipient (2016) • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s Status of Women Award for outstanding dedication and support to the community (2005) • Pinnacle Award in Education from the Tulsa Women's Foundation and the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women (2004) • Beta Phi Mu Honor Society-University of Oklahoma (2003) • Charles Schusterman Award of Excellence-University of Oklahoma (2003) • Tulsa People Magazine’s Top 40 Up & Comers (2000) 2017 • Library system received Oklahoma Quality Award • Library system received the Bellmon Sustainability Award • Key member of the team that renovated the downtown Central Library equipped with 21st Century service & first Starbucks/public library partnership in country • Raised visibility of the library through television advertisement • Surveying non-library users and assembling a focus group to gain users 2015-2016 • Serves as interim CEO • Responsible for Starbucks store including store setup, payroll, planning, training and weekly/ monthly reports 2013-2015 • Led the pilot of the new customer-centered service model in four of 25 locations • Expanded library card pilot project through partnership with Tulsa Public Schools to include 10,000 students from Memorial, East Central, Edison and Rogers schools 2012-2013 • Worked with consultants & leadership team toward the completion of the library's new customer-centered service model • Maintained oversight of half the system’s 25 branches 1998-2005 • Created annual Sankofa Freedom Award, a cash award recognizing the literary contributions of African-American writers (2005) • Created a readers and writers conference that was televised nationally on C-SPAN (2004) In spite of the challenges we face, as a profession, it's an exciting time to be a librarian and an even more exciting time to work in public libraries. Patrons continue to rely on our diverse services and they trust us to provide reliable information. Throughout my 19-year career, I have worked in almost every capacity. I was an integral part in transforming my library’s buildings and service offerings to meet the needs of 21st Century patrons. These transformations have allowed us to successfully met the needs of early technology adopters while balancing the needs of late tech “relinquishers.” I’m optimistic about the profession’s future. If elected, I bring a passion to serve. I’ve always pursued ways to be of service to my library system, my patrons and my staff. I would now like to serve my profession by working alongside fellow councilors to tackle the big issues facing libraries. 17
kYmberly Keeton Independent Publisher/Art Librarian bookista media group Jefferson City MO Special Libraries Independent Publisher/Art Librarian. Principal | bookista media group | May 2017 - Present Academic Librarian/Assistant Professor/Library Arts Coordinator | Lincoln University | October 2014 - April 2017 Student Coordinator | University of North Texas | May 2012 - May 2014 Independent Publisher/Art Librarian. Principal | bookista media group | May 2017 - Present Academic Librarian/Assistant Professor/Library Arts Coordinator | Lincoln University | October 2014 - April 2017 Student Coordinator | University of North Texas | May 2012 - May 2014 University of North Texas, MLS, 2014; University of North Texas, Graduate Certificate in Digital Content Management, 2014; University of Houston, BA English Creative-Writing, Minor in African American Studies, 2008, University of Houston, Baccalaurette Degree in English Creative-Writing, 2008; University of Houston, Graduate Certificate in African American Studies, 2010 ACRL New Members Round Table (NMRT) No Yes ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee, Member Appointment, July 2017 - July 2019 ACRL Dr. E. J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Committee, Member Appointment, July 2017 - June 2019 Resources for College Libraries Editorial Board, Advisory Board Member, January 2015 - July 2019 ALA Committee on Membership Meetings, Member Appointment, June 2016 - June 2018 ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, Interim Co-Chair/Advisory Board Member, November 2016 - June 2017 Threshold Achievement Test for Information Literacy, Advisory Board Member, 2017- 2019 Society of American Archivists – Independent Archivists Section – List Participant Member, 2017-2019 Jefferson City Cultural Arts Committee, Board Member, 2016-2018 Hip Hop Librarian Consortium, Founding Member, Lifetime Member Beta Phi Mu International Library & Information Studies Honor Society, Lifetime Member Sigma Tau Delta Epsilon Phi, Lifetime Member Digital Library Federation HBCU Alliance Fellow (2017), Key West Literary Seminar Scholarship Recipient (2017), AT&T Aspire to Tech Scholarship Recipient (2017), Crystal Bridges Online Scholar Program Recipient (2017), Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies Professional Art Scholarship (2017), ACRL Member of the Week (2016), IFLA Annual Congress Fellowship Committee Recipient (2016), ALA Emerging Leaders Participant (2016), ACRL AiA Assessment In Action Grant Recipient (2015), Introduction to UNIX/Linux Study of Completion (2014) (GSTEP) University of North Texas Graduate Student Excellence Program, Graduate, 2014; San Antonio Library Association Literary Tour Award (2014), University of North Texas Herman Totten Academic Scholarship (2013) Named Digital Library Federation HBCU Fellow and Scholarship Recipient, 2017 Designed the Dr. Carolyn V. Atkins Children's Community Reading Room, Quinn Chapel A.M.E., 2017 Published Article, The Remix: Hip Hop Information Literacy Pedagogy in the 21st Century, Hinchas Press, 2017 Published Article, The Electric Life of Prince Rogers Nelson, The Journal of African American Studies, 2017 Completed the Crystal Bridges of American Art Scholar Program, 2017 Elected to the Jefferson City Cultural Arts Committee, 2016-2018 Published the first academic Hip Hop bibliographic book and conference paper for the ACRL Annual Conference, 2017 Published the first open source Hip Hop LibGuide and received ISSN from Library of Congress, 2015-2017 First Academic Librarian to be elected to Faculty Senate (2-Terms) at Lincoln University Missouri, 2015-2017 Completed the ACRL (AiA) Assessment Program/Grant Project, 2015-2016 Inducted into the ALA Emerging Leaders, Class of 2016 Completed the LLAMA Leadership & Management Mentoring Program, 2016-2017 Completed the ACRL (IS) Mentoring Program, 2015-2016 kYmberly Keeton: "The Electric Life of Prince Rogers Nelson," Journal of African American Studies (Springer), Volume 21, Issue 3, 2017. kYmberly Keeton: "The Remix: Hip Hop Information Literacy Pedagogy in the 21st Century," Librarians with Spines (Hinchas Press), 2017. kYmberly Keeton: "Hip Hop Librarianship: Leaders of the New School | A Comprehensive Bibliography," Hip Hop Librarian Consortium Press, 2017 Librarian Portfolio: Librarian Website: Art Journal: Hip Hop LibGuide: As a librarian and change agent, I believe there needs to be more dialogues about diversity and inclusion including conferences, trainings, and workshops within the profession and initiatives created locally, regionally, and nationally. A major push for Hip Hop, Art & Design, and Visual Information Literacy should be evaluated within the profession as a form of scholarship for present and future learning environments. In addition, a national adult literacy program for minorities in academic libraries is a need and standard that should be met. In like manner, being socially active and an advocate for change, upholding the ethics and standards of our profession to the highest degree. I am passionate about what I do and believe it is my mission to serve the global community as a librarian and continuing to help progressively as a voice of reason in an ever-changing society. 7
Rebekah Kilzer Director, Member Education OCLC Dublin OH Non-profit library cooperative Library Director, Shawnee State University Head, Learning Engagement, Drexel University Libraries Drexel University, MSLS/IS, 2004; Otterbein University, BA Psychology, 1998. ACRL Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) No No ACRL/ULS Campus Administration and Leadership Discussion Group, Convener. LITA International Relations Committee, Appointed member. Rebekah Kilzer: “Information Audit: Keys for Understanding the Academic Library.” Technical Services Quarterly, Volume 29, Number 3, 2012 Rebekah Kilzer. "Reference as Service, Reference as Place: A View of Reference in the Academic Library". Reference Librarian, Volume 52, Number 4, 2011. In an environment of increasing change, the field of librarianship is challenged to rethink existing processes and structures to find new paths toward relevancy, authenticity and inclusivity for our communities and our profession. With a shared commitment for service to those in the library field and the patrons we serve, innovation in information sharing is a passion I cultivate and strive to develop in others. This passion serves as an inspiration that energizes my connections with colleagues to collaboratively act to make a meaningful difference in our world. Serving as ALA Councilor is an opportunity to give back to my community and to the field of librarianship. 9
Linda A Kopecky Head, Research Services University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee WI Academic Associate Professor of Library Instructional Services, University of Illinois at Springfield, 1992-2000 Assistant Professor/Assistant Documents Libraian, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1988-1992 Visiting Lecturer/Documents Department Resident Librarian, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1987-1988 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, MALIS, 1987; Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, BA English, 1985. ACRL LLAMA RUSA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Government Documents (GODORT) No No ALA Councilor at Large and Allied Professional Association Councilor, 2015-2018. Gale Cengage Financial Development Award Jury, 2014-2018; Chair 2017,2018. Training, Orientation and Leadership Development 2012-2014. ACRL: Director at Large 2008-2012. Communities of Practice Board WG 2010-2011. Council of Liaisons Review TF 2009-2010. ACRL Information Literacy Coordinating 2008-2009. Immersion Faculty Selection Review TF 2009-2010. Student Engagement TF 2008-2009. Section Basic Services Funding Review WG 2011-2012. ACRL 2019 Keynotes, Chair's Choice. ACRL 2017 Workshops. ACRL 2015 Posters. ACRL 2007 Invited Papers, Round Tables. Chapter's Council 1998-2006; Chair 2001-2002; Illinois Chapter Rep 1998-1999. Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Nominations 2002. Government Relations 1990-1991; Legislation 1989-1990.Task Force on Supplemental Funding 2002-2003. University Libraries Section Annual 2009 Program Planning Committee. Value of Academic Libraries Committee 2011-2016. LLAMA: Systems and Services Section Publications Committee 2003-2005. GODORT: Ad Hoc Committee on Access to Federal Government Information, Co-Chair, 1994-1995. Ad Hoc Committee on Follow Up to the Chicago Conf on the Future of Federal Government Information, Co-Chair, 1995-1996. Ad Hoc Committee on Restructuring the FDLP 1993-1994. Awards 1999-2001. Bylaws 1995-1999; Chair 1997-1999. Membership 1989-1990. Nominating 2001-2005. Parliamentarian 1999-2000. Publications Chair 1993-1995. FDTF Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator 1991-1993. Agency Liaison Program Chair 1990-1992. IRRT: Nominating Committee 1988-89 Illinois Board of Higher Education Academic Library Advisory Committee, 1998-2000. Illinois State Library/ILLINET Government Depository Coordinating Council, 1995-1998. Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) President, 1999-2000; Past President and Nominating Committee Chair 2000-2001. IACRL Acquisitions Discussion Group Chair, 1997-1998. IACRL Conference Planning Committee, 1997-1998. IACRL Executive Committee, 1995-2001. IACRL Membership Committee, Chair, 1995-1997. Illinois Library Association (ILA) Membership Committee, 1995-1997. ILA GODORT Forum Secretary, 1993-1994. ILA GODORT Executive Board Member at Large 1999. The Impact of Academic Library Internships on Graduate Student Success: ACRL Assessment in Action. Poster Presentation, ALA Annual Conference, June 27, 2014.; As a proud ALA member, I enjoy the challenges and opportunities of service on ALA Council and draw inspiration from the dedication and professionalism of my peers. Through the collective efforts of member leaders and the talented staff, ALA takes on the big issues and provides the tools to address national topics at the local level. We must ensure the Core Values of Librarianship remain at the forefront of our work and reflect the needs of members and the communities we serve. As your Councilor at Large, I welcome broad input from ALA colleagues and from my local network of enthusiastic iSchool students. I would be honored to have your vote. 33
Kayla Kuni Community Education Librarian New Port Richey Public Library New Port Richey FL Public Information Assistant II, New Port Richey Public Library, 04/13-09/15 University of South Florida, MA Library & Information Science, 2014 University of South Florida, BA English Literature, 2009 ASCLA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) New Members Round Table (NMRT) Sustainability (SustainRT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) No No YALSA Midwinter Paper Committee member- 2015 NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee member- 2016 NMRT Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award Committee member- 2016 NMRT Nominating Committee member- 2016 Southeastern Library Association: Public Libraries section Vice Chair-2015-2017; Chair 2017-2019 Florida Library Association: Marketing Committee member- 2015-2017 2014- Beta Phi Mu (International Library & Information Science Honor Society) member 2016- Pasco Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) Volunteer of the Year 2017- West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, Outstanding Public Servant of the year The bulk of my major accomplishments are tied to my career. I was promoted from within my current organization after completing my MLIS. After being promoted, I was more able to be involved in community outreach efforts which led me to being on many local committees and organizations. In addition to recently being named the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce's Oustanding Public Servant of 2017, I was also recently accepted into the MBA program at the University of South Florida. The American Library Association is a widely recognized organization and it is the one of strongest voices librarians have during a time in which elected leaders do not necessarily value what libraries stand for. I have great concern when only around 9,000 members vote in the ALA election as it indicates that our membership is not engaged in a process we should all hold dear. I don't want to see ALA go down the way the Canadian Library Association did when it dissolved last year. In order to have a strong ALA, we need a strong Council with strong leaders on board. Being on Council is an opportunity for any single person to volunteer to be a part of an organization every librarian needs to support. We can all do something to make this organization stronger and that is why I am running for Council. 3
Mimi Lee Diversity and Literacy Consultant New Jersey State Library Trenton NJ State Library Agency Atlantic City Free Public Library, Principal Librarian, Events, Outreach, Technical Services, 2008-2013. Stony Brook University Libraries, Assistant Librarian, 2003-2006. Bergen County (NJ) Cooperative Library System, Outreach Services Coordinator, 2002-2003. Florida State University, MLIS, 2001; Dankook University, BA Japanese Language and Literature, 1999. ASCLA PLA Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange RT (EMIERT) APALA No No Office of Diversity, Outreach and Literacy Services Advisory Committee (ODLOS), Member, 2016-2018. Office of Literacy and Outreach Services Advisory Committee (OLOS), Chair, 2015-2016. Office of Literacy and Outreach Services Advisory Committee (OLOS), Member, 2014-2015. Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT), Chair, 2017-2018. Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT), Vice-Chair, 2015-2017. EMIERT Guidelines for Outreach to Immigrant Populations Task Force, Chair, 2013–2015. International Relations Committee (IRC), Member, 2014–2016. International Relations Committee (IRC) East Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee, Member, 2014–2016. Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), Nominating Committee, Member, 2014–2016. Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), Executive Board, Director-at-Large, 2014-2015. Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), Continuing Education Coordinator Cohort, Member, 2013–Present. Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), Community Engagement Working Group, Member, 2016 – 2016 New Jersey Library Association (NJLA), Diversity and Outreach Section, NJ State Library Liaison, 2013-Present. New Jersey Library Association (NJLA), Urban Libraries Section, NJ State Library Liaison, 2013-Present. New Jersey Library Association (NJLA), Reference Section, NJ State Library Liaison, 2013-Present. New Jersey Library Association (NJLA), Professional Development Committee, NJ State Library Liaison, 2013-Present. New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) Conference Planning Committee, Member, 2012-2013. New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) Membership Committee, Member, 2009-2010. New Jersey Association for Lifelong Learning (NJALL), Executive Board, Member-at-Large, 2015-Present. Partnership Award, New Jersey Department of Children and Families, New Brunswick, New Jersey, July 2016. Distinguished Community Service Award, La Casa Dominicana, Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 2012. As chair of the Office of Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) Advisory Committee, 2015-2016, I participated in the effort to reconstruct the current Office of Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) Advisory Committee following the merger of the Office for Diversity and the Office of Literacy and Outreach Service, improving the committee's capacity in building diversity, literacy and outreach education, resources, and communication across the organization and within the profession. Working in the 21st century library means not only providing the traditional services that library users have come to expect, but also reaching out and finding new avenues of services and working in tandem with local governments and various community constituents to ensure that the library plays a dynamic role in the community. ALA plays a vital role in providing educational support for library workers at all levels, and the opportunities I’ve had through working with ALA have been a powerful force in my leadership and professional development. As part of ALA Council, I look forward to the opportunity to help build ALA a responsive and inclusive entity that empowers its members to meet professional challenges and to serve our diverse communities. 6
Sam Leif Sysadmin University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las Vegas NV Academic Librarian II, Colorado Department of Corrections, 2014-2015 Learning Resource Center Specialist, International Academy of Design and Technology, 2012-2014 Media and Computer Services, Help Desk Technician, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2003-2009 IN PROGRESS: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, PhD Curriculum and Instruction: Interaction & Media Sciences San José State University, MLIS, 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas, BS (Human Services, Counseling), 2009 University of Nevada, Las Vegas, BSW (Social Work), 2007 ACRL LITA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) New Members Round Table (NMRT) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Learning RT (LearnRT, formerly CLENERT) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Games & Gaming (GAMERT) No No ALA Committee on Diversity 2014 – 2016 Literacy and Outreach Services Advisory Committee 2014 – 2015 New Members Round Table • Membership, Promotion, Diversity and Recruitment Committee 2013 – Current • Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award Committee Member, 2016 – 2017 • Annual Conference Local Information Committee 2013 – 2014 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered Round Table • Membership Promotion Committee Member 2012 – Current • News Committee Member, 2017 – Current • Social for ALA Annual Conference Planning Committee 2013 – 2014 GameRT ALAplay Committee 2014 – 2015 Student Focus Award, 2013, International Academy of Design and Technology Excellent Student Service Award, 2012, International Academy of Design and Technology Organizing visits to Pulse Orlando. For ALA 2016 in Orlando, I coordinated group visits to the site of the Pulse Massacre for fellow LIS professionals that wanted to grieve and show solidarity with the community. Visiting Pulse stands as one of the most defining and rewarding moments of my life. Created a Student Ambassador Program for my campus. Saw a need for student volunteers to assist with campus and library events and New Student Orientation. Reached out to student leaders on campus to gauge their interest. Liaised with Student Services and Admissions to create the Student Ambassador Program, the Student Ambassador Committee and all the documentation that accompanied the program (application, responsibilities, budget allocation and funding plan, etc). Successfully recruited 15 students in first term. Leif, Sam A.; Del Bosque, Darcy; Skarl, Susie. (2012). Libraries Atwitter: Trends in Academic Library Tweeting. Reference Services Review, 40(2), pp. 199-213 Branching Out: Adventures in Non-Traditional Libraries and New Emerging Roles American Library Association Annual Conference Panel Presentation - 2014 With my history in the 'helping professions', it's no surprise to those that know me to find me running for Council. I aim to find ways to make ALA better - and be a voice for those who feel they are not heard. I am not a rockstar librarian or a mover and shaker or even an emerging leader - I'm 'just' a librarian looking for a way to help my professional organization and community grow, thrive, and support each other. I am dedicated to what I put my mind to and I am committed to doing the best I can as a counselor and a representative. Thank you. 6
Dennis J. LeLoup School Librarian Avon Intermediate School East Avon IN School School Librarian, Northern Community Schools of Tipton County, Sharpsville, IN, August 1975-June 1976 School Librarian, Vigo County School Corporation, Terre Haute, IN, August 1978-December 1989 Consultant, Indiana Department of Education, Office of Learning Resources, Indianapolis, IN Indiana State University, BA, 1975; Indiana State University, MLS, 1977; Indiana State University, MS, 1988. AASL ALSC No No ALA Council, 2010-2013, 2006-2009, 2002-2005; ALA Resolutions Committee, 2011-2015; ALA Planning & Budget Assembly, 2007-2008; ALA Graduated Dues Study Reactor Panel, 2006-2008; ALA Council Orientation Committee, 2004-2007; ALA National Library Week Committee, 1993-1997, 1999-2000; AASL Awards Subcommittee: Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice Award, 2015-2016 and Chair, 2017-2018; AASL Presidential Initiative Task Force, 2014-2015; AASL External Relations Task Force, 2014-2015; AASL Nominating Committee, 2012-2013, 2001-2002; AASL School Library Media Month Committee, 2011-2014; AASL Parent Outreach Task Force, 2007-2009; AASL Board Liaison to ALA Annual Conference Committee, 2008; AASL Board of Directors, 1997-2001; AASL Legislation Committee, 1999-2006; AASL Recruitment Task Force Committee, 1991-1993; ALSC Special Collections and Bechtel Fellowship Committee, 2016-2018; ALSC Oral History Committee, 2015-2017; ALSC Caldecott Committee, 2012-2014; ALSC Liaison With National Organizations Serving Children & Youth, 2007-2010; ALSC Research & Development Committee, 1997-2000; ASCLA Americans With Disabilities Act Assembly, 1998-2002. AASL Roald Dahl Miss Honey Social Justice Award Subcommittee Chair, 2017-2018; ALSC Liaisons With National Organizations Serving Children and Youth Co-Chair, 2009-2010; AASL Legislation Committee Co-Chair, 2001-2005; AASL Knowledge Quest Editorial Board, 2000-2003; AISLE/Indiana Library Federation Young Hoosier Book Award Committee (Grades 6-8), 2015-2017; Indiana Library Federation President, 2012 (President-Elect and Conference Chair, 2011 & Past-President, 2013); Association of Indiana Media Eductors (AIME) [now Association for Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE)] President, 1995-1996 (President-Elect and Conference Chair, 1994-1995 and Past-President, 1996-1997); AIME Vice-President for District Programs, 1988-1990; AIME District 7 Director, 1986-1988; AIME District 7 Membership Chair, 1984-1986. AASL Board Member-at-Large, 2009-2011; AASL Treasurer, 2005-2008; AASL Region 3 Director-Elect/Director, 1997-2001; ALSC Caldecott Committee, 2012-2014; Author and recipient of several grants for funding innovative school library programs, 1997-2001; North Central Association Accreditation Committee, Dale, Indiana, 1997 and Madison, Indiana, 1988; Indiana National Library Week Chair and Promotion of School Library Media Month, 1990-1995; Indiana State University Graduate Assistantships, 1988 and 1976-1977; Indiana State University Academic Scholarships, 1971-1975; Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, 1970-1971; Phi Delta Kappa, 1970-1971. Linworth Publishing Company Reviewer, 2008-Present and Advisory Board, 1994-1999; Library Talk Reviewer, 1994-2000; Media& Methods Reviewer, 1999-2002; Indiana Media Journal Advertising Editor, 1996-1998; Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Conference Planning Task Force, 1996; Indiana Department of Education Program Coordinator, Read-Alouds Too Good to Miss and Reading Is Fundamental, 1991-1995; National Association of State Eductional Media Professionals (NASTEMP), 1990-1996; Indiana Media Journal Photographer and Associate Editor, 1989-1994; Developer and organizer for a Curriculum Materials Center within the Education Department of DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, Summer 1987; numerous ALA, AASL, ALSC, and AIME/AISLE committees. Author: "The Many Fibers of Reading!" (Featured Article), Library Media Connection, March/April 2009. Author: "Saddle Up, Race, and Hang Out: Ideas for the Development of a Winning Reading Program," Media Spectrum, official state publication of MAME (Michigan Association for Media in Education), April/May 2007. Author: "Information Power in Region 3: Student Achievement is Always the Bottom Line," Knowledge Quest v. 28, #4, March/April 2000. Avon Intermediate School East website: As a school librarian, I've seen school libraries lose funding dollars and library positions. Some current federal legislation does not favor libraries or librarians. All librarians must continue to fight for national, state, and local dollars, organizing and/or volunteering in campaigns and programs on all levels. I love libraries and care deeply for all students, staff, parents, and the communities, or families, affected by cuts to programs and positions. I want to fight for all type of libraries and the patrons each serve. I've done this previously and would love the opportunity to do it again. I want the students I serve, and their families to enjoy libraries like I have. 29
Leo S Lo Associate University Librarian Old Dominion University Norfolk VA Academic Head of McLure Education Library, University of Alabama, 2014-2016 Research and Development Librarian, Kansas State University, 2009-2014 Multicultural Studies Librarian, Kansas State University, 2008-2009 University of Conneticut, Master of Arts Survey Research, 2018 (expected); Florida State University, Master of Science Library & Information Studies, 2008; Hollins University, Master of Fine Arts Screenwriting, 2008; University of Texas at Arlingto, Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies, 2002. ACRL LLAMA New Members Round Table (NMRT) No Yes ALA Council (Member at Large, 2015-2018); ALA Training, Orientation, and Professional Development Committee (Member 2011 – 2013) • ACRL, Member, College and Research Library News Editorial Board, 2017-2019; • LLAMA, Chair/Chair-Elect, Library Organization and Management Section, 2013-2016; • LLAMA, Member, LL&M Editorial Board, 2011 – 2013; • LLAMA, New Leader’s Representative, Board of Directors. 2010 – 2013; • LLAMA/NMRT, Chair, Joint Committee on Collaboration, 2011 – 2012; • LLAMA, Chair, Diversity Task Force, 2010 – 2011; • Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), Member, Best Book Committee, 2010 – 2012. Selected as Field Recruiter for ALA Office for Diversity’s Discovering Librarianship Program (2010 – 2013) During my time at LLAMA, I initiated the effort to partner with the New Members Round Table resulting in a LLAMA/NMRT Joint Committee, and a Discussion Group. This joint venture offers a chance for the more seasoned members at LLAMA to exhange ideas and experience with the newer members of NMRT. At Kansas State University, I developed and implemented an Undergraduate Diversity Internship program to introduce underrepresented undergraduate students to librarianship as a career. The program increased the diveristy at the library, helped the university retain and develop high achieving minority students, and played a part in helping our profession recruit more underrepresented members. At Old Dominion University, I play a critical role in redesigning the organization structure, resulting in a new and more agile framework to move the Libraries forward. Lo, L.S. and Herman, B.: "An Investigation of Factors Impacting the Wellness of Academic Library Employees," College and Research Libraries, Volume 78, Number 5, 2017. Whitver, S., and Lo, L.S. : "Asking Questions in the Classroom: An Exploration of Tools and Techniques Used in the Library Instruction Classroom", Communications in Information Literacy, Volume 11, Number 1, 2017. Lo, L.S., and Reed, J. : "You’re Hired!: An Analysis of the Perceptions and Behaviors of Library Job Candidates on Job Offer Negotiations", The Southeastern Librarian, Volume 64, Number 2, 2016. Personal website: Now more than ever in this country, librarians must stand up and protect what our profession believes in. I am going to be a strong voice in the Council. Additonally, as a minority in the U.S., and in our profession, I share a perspective with other underrpresented groups that I will use to bring diversity to the Council discussions and actions. 10
Mike L. Marlin Director California State Library, Braille and Talking Book Library Sacramento CA Special/State-Governmental Adult Services Librarian, Pima County Public Library, 2005‐2007 Outreach/Reference/Collection Development Librarian, Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, 2004-2005 Adaptive Technology Librarian, Seattle Public Library, 2001‐2002 University of Washington, MLIS, 1992; Brown University, B.A. Semiotics and Communications,1987 ASCLA LITA RUSA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) Retired Members Round Table (RMRT) New Members Round Table (NMRT) Library Support Staff Interests (LSSIRT) Sustainability (SustainRT) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) International Relations (IRRT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Library History (LHRT) AILA APALA BCALA REFORMA No No ALA Executive Board, Member, 2015-18, Spring 2014; ALA Councilor-at-Large, 2014-17, 2011-14; ALA Conference Accessibility Task Force, Co-chair, 2015-17; • ALA Committee on Membership Meetings, 2014-16 (Chair, 2014-15; • Task Force on Electronic Communications for the ALA Council, 2014; ALA Digital Content Working Group, member, Digital Media Subcommittee, 2014-16, Accessibility Subcommittee, 2012-14; ALA Committee on Diversity member, 2013-15; ALA/ASCLA Representative to IFLA Libraries Serving People with Print Disabilities (LPD) Section, 2017-21, 2013-17; ASCLA Awards Committee member, 2013-15; ASCLA WorkingTeamMember,LC/NLS Project to Review and Revise the Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped,2010-11; ASCLA Member,AdHoc Electronic Resources Committee, 2007-08; ALA/ASCLA Secretary, Accessibility Assembly, 2007–10; ASCLA Library Services to Special Populations Section: Secretary, Library Service to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities Forum, 2007–10; SRRT Action Council Coordinator, 2010-11; SRRT AC Liaison to OITP, 2009–present; SRRT: AC Secretary, 2008-09; SRRT International Responsibilities Task Force, Co-chair, 2012-15; SRRT Action Council Coordinator, 2010-11; SRRT Action Councilor-at-Large, 2007–13 California Library Association, Member, Intellectual Freedom Committee, 2010-13; California Library Association, Member, 2008 - present (Emerging Technology, Management, Disability, Collection Development Interest Groups) Chaird Bard, Caer Pugetia, British Druid Order, 2003 Advisor, Internet Archive Library Digitization Project, 2017; Institutional Liaison to California Council of the Blind, National Federation of the Blind of California, Blinded Veterans Association of California • Member, Reading Rights Coalition, 2009 – present • Mentor, Business Advisory Council, Sensory Access Foundation (Sunnyvale, CA), 2008-12 • Librarian/Fundraising Liaison for Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE), 1998-2008 • Pima County Public Library Liaison to Tucson Mayoral Commission on Disability Issues, 2005-07 • Vice President, Patron Advisory Council, Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, 2002-04 o Co-founder/editor/contributor, The Tentacle: Sounding the Depths of Northwest Creative Music (print and online Seattle magazine), 1997-2002 Author: "From Lyon to Leipzig: a Canine Librarian’s Journey." California State Library Foundation Bulletin. September/October, 2015. Author: "Promoting Access for Blind and Visually Impaired Patrons: An IFLA manifesto and its strategic importance for American libraries." American Libraries online, November 6, 2014. Author: "The Joys and Challenges of a Differently Abled Librarian." Library Worklife, 5(9), 2008. ALA-APA: http://www.ala‐; BTBL newsletter; ASCLA Think Accessible ToolKit:; Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education: I am invested in ALA, and am proud of the actions that have transpired in which I played both a direct and indirect role since I hopped on the governance train 7 years ago. We are in a transition mode politically, culturally, technologically balancing lightning speed communications with the challengingly maneuverable, large, and complex vessel that is our association. I continue to represent disability librarianship and especially stand up for the rights of current and prospective members within ALA in support of our new strategic direction of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. In addition to immersion in domestic library issues, I am honored to participate in sectors of international librarianship, striving to represent ALA members and policies, sharing ideas across borders. Philosophically, I will fight for decisions to be inclusive, incorporate diversity, accessibility, respect for opinions of others, progressive ideals, and rationality. P.S. guide dog Vivaldi Canine Librarian approves this message! 25
Steve Matthews Librarian (EMER) Foxcroft School Middleburg VA School Director, Loudoun County Public Library,1976-77 Connecticut College, MAT 1977; The University of Michigan School of Information, 1973, Hiram College, BA 1971, Additional graduate and professional development course work at George Mason University, NVCC, Kent State University, Un of Pittsburgh I School, Un. of Connecticut, Un. of Rhode Island, Oberlin College, Penn State Un., Mountain Empirw Com. College. 1982-2016. AASL ACRL YALSA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) REFORMA No No ALA Executive Board, 2009-12; ALA Councilor-at-large 1985-93,2003-09;2013--2016. Member, ALA Constitution and Bylaws Committee, 2015-;Chair, ALA Nominating Com, 2014; Chair, ALA Conference Com., 2010-12; Chair, ALA COO, 2008-09; Member,2007-09; ALA Policy Monitoring Com., 2002-06, Member 1991-93.ALA Com on Committees, 2015-16,2006-07,2000-01; ALA Core Values Task Force II,2002-04;ALA Committee on Accreditation, 1998-2002; Chair, ALA COA Strategic Planning Subcommittee 2001-02; On-site external review panel member for Masters programs at Queens College (2004) and The Univeristy of Tennessee (2016). AASL/ISS Special Data Com., 2005-07; AASL Board of Directors 1989-91; AASL/ISS Chair, 1983-84; YALSA Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Yount Adult Literature Committee, 2014; YALSA Excellence in Non-fiction for Young Adults Com, 2010;RUSA/YALSA Joint Taskforce on Guidelines for Library Service to Teens, 2004-06. Member: Freedom to Read Foundation. Member of Virginia Library Association since 1975. President, 1991-92; Secretary 1986-88; Chair Nominating Com. 1993. Chair, School Section 2000-02. Member of VEMA, MWISLA, and Vice-President of the ISMS Media Cooperative, 1997-2004. Member- SACS/VAIS Accreditation Teams for Madeira School, North Cross School, Collegiate School, Eastern Mennonite High School, and Hampton Roads Academy Adjunct Instructor, Catholic University, SLIS 1989-95, 2004-06. National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar at Oberlin College The Anna Greenway Griswold Chair for Educational Leadership, 2000- Member, Cum Laude Honor Society 1998- Designing and building a quality, student-centered library media program and instituting the necessary changes through the years is certainly my greatest accomplishment. To help students thrive academically, socially, and intellectually is a charge I have taken very seriously through the years. Coming to an understanding of library as information source and hub but also as place where the many tasks and endeavors that are necessary for true growth must not only take place but must be encouraged became the bullwark of the libraries mission and function. I cannot imagine a more rewarding job. Libraries matter now more than ever. While we have been challenged by the brutal mindlessness of our national poltical leaders,we have been bolstered by our united response and clear direction in advancing the importance of libraries in the lives of our communities. ALA is strong and its response has been fleet, well-organized and powerful. We have rallied our users and this process has re-energized us to deliver necessary services now more than ever. I have worked widely in ALA and have the knowledge and commitment to help form and lauch our new initiatives. I will continue to devote my attention to ensuring that our unified message, regardless of type of library, is that libraries are the bedrock of a strong democracy. It is important that school library issues are always a part of the mix in planning for the future and setting our unified priorities for ALA action. 40
Joe Mocnik Dean of Libraries North Dakota State University Fargo ND Academic Director of University Library, Georgia College and State University, 2012-2017 Library Director, Southern Adventist University, 2008-2012 Bowling Green State University, PhD, 2008; University College London, University of London, MA Library & Information Studies, 1999; Newbold College, BA Hons. Humanities, 1998 ACRL LLAMA International Relations (IRRT) No No ALA External Review Panelist Resources for College Libraries Editorial Board member, 2016-2018 ALA Training, Orientation and Leadership Development member, 2016-2018 LLAMA Membership Committee member, 2015-2017 ACRL Budget and Finance Committee, 2017-2021 ACRL Liaisons Training & Development Committee member, 2015-2017 ACRL Virtual Conference Committee member, 2015-2017 ACRL President’s Program Planning Committee member, 2015-2016 ACRL 75th Anniversary Celebration Task Force member, 2013-2015 Resources for College Libraries Subject Editor, 2012- International Relations Committee, Europe Subcommittee member, 2008-2010 International Relations Committee member, 2006-2008 City of Collegedale Library Board, Chairperson, 2011-2012 Georgia Library Quarterly Reviewer, 2013- NDSU Press Board Member, 2017- Fulbright Scholarship Program, University of Rijeka, Croatia, 2013-2014 Graduate College, Bowling Green State University. Distinguished Dissertation Award. 2009 School of Library, Archive, and Information Studies, University College London. UCL Entrance Exhibition. 1999 Dr. Mocnik has developed academic leadership skills while serving as a library administrator at private and public universities where he provided budgetary and personnel management, transformational leadership, and participated in the institutional administration. He was elected to serve as chair of the University Senate and the Senate Executive Committee, two major representative leadership bodies of the institution. As a Fulbright Scholar he has merged his library experience with his passion for international collaboration, teaching, and research. This experience resulted in a memorandum of understanding to further student and faculty exchanges and introduce more intentional internationalization efforts. Having earned a doctorate in history and master’s degree in library and information studies, Dr. Mocnik also teaches courses or conducts independent studies to further the research and teaching agendas, support the curriculum, and to keep in touch with students. J. Mocnik: “Strategies and Partnerships”, College and Research Libraries, vol. 77, no. 8, 2016. Appropriate utilization of new technologies, library outreach, and the development of new programs that align with effective learning styles and future workforce projections are some of the main foci of my professional work that will provide a framework for my efforts as ALA Councilor. 17
Virginia B. (Ginny) Moore Retired Librarian, 2009-2012 Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PCMLS), Oxon Hill Branch Library Oxon Hill MD Public Librarian, Greenbelt Library. (PGCMLS) 1997-2009 Librarian, Anacostia Senior High School, Public Schools (DCPS), Washingto, DC, 1980-1995; Librarian Kramer, Jr. High School, High School, Ballou Senior High School, Miner and Davis Elementary Schools, DCPS Washington, DC 1965--1980-; Teacher, Young and Carver Elem. Schools, DCPS; 1958. Teacher, Young and Carver Elem. Schools, DCPS; 1958-1965; Taylorsville, NC, Warrenton, NC Public Schools, 1954-1958. University of Maryland, MLS, 1970; Winston-Salem (NC) Teachers.College ( Now -Winston-Salem State University), BS, 1954. AASL UNITED RUSA Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange RT (EMIERT) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) Retired Members Round Table (RMRT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) BCALA NO No ALA Councilor-At-Large 1983-1991; 1996---; Member: United for Libraries Board of Directors, Foundation At Large, 2016 -; Social Responsibilities Round Table Action Council 2017 -; ALA Legacy Society, 2013; ALA Grassroots Subcommittee on Legislation, 2011-2012; Trustee, LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund 2002-2006; Committee on Committees, 2005-2006; Resolutions Committee, 2002-2004; Council Orientation Committee, 1992, Director, Intellectual Freedom Round Table, 1989-1991; Chair, ALA/SRRT Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Task Force, 1999-2013; Member, AASL National School Library Media Month Committee, 1984-1988. DC Association of School Librarians (DCASL), Chair, Intellectual Freedom Committee, 1983-1985; Chair, Legislation Committee, 1990; President, 1971-1973; Chair and Presenter, Conferences and Workshops, 1966-1995; Chair, DCASL/World Book, Inc, City-Wide Book Cover Design Contest, 1986-1994; Membership: ALA (Life), DCLA, Freedom to Read Foundation, Member, Maryland Library Association, MEMO; Chair, SIRS (Social Issues Resources Series) City-Wide Essay Contest, 1986-1994; President, Nu State (DC), Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, 1097-1999; President, League of Women Voters, Prince George's County, MD, 2000-2005; Member, League of Women Voters United States Lobby Corps, 2004-2007;Chair, History/Archives Committee, Nu State (DC) Delta Kappa Gamma International Society (DKG) 2013-2017. Presenter, Church & Synagogue Library Council 1975-1980,1999. Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture Award, ALA/OLOS, 2014; BCALA Distinguished Service to the Library Profession Award, 2013; Cited: Liu, Mimi. "Exhibit honors Sojourner Truth School," Washington Post, The (DC) 7 Jul 2001, F, Home-LocalLiving: T4. NewsBank. Web. 23 Dec. 2011. "Outstanding Church Librarian Award" Church& Synagogu4e Library Association, 2001; American Libraries, March 2005, October 1988; ALA/ALTA National Advocacy Honor Roll, 2000; Freedom to Read Roll of Honor, January 1999; "Outstanding Library/Media Specialist Award" DC Association of School Librarians/DC Public Schools, 1988; "AASL Celebrates First National School Library Media Month," School Library Media Quarterly, Spring, 1985. Call to Action Speaker, ALA/SRRT Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration, 2014, Honoree, 200 Years of Education in the Nation's Capitol, 1804-2004, Delta Chapter (DC), Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (Key Women) Educators, 2005; Delegate, ALA/SLA Legislative Day with Friends of the DC Public Library, 1993-1994; Member, First People to People Library and Information Science Delegation to the People's Republic of China, 1985. "The Photographic Record," The School Librarian's Workshop, February 1996. Writer's Voices Series: A Plus for Adult Literacy, "VOYA, February 1991. Researcher, Books by African American Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults by Helen E. Williams, 1991 (Accessed June 22, 2015) Holding the American Library in highest esteem, I want to continue service. As a retired school librarian and a frontline/grassroots public librarian, I continue my commitment and dedication to serve the profession through collaboration with colleagues in school, public, academic, and special libraries. Also, my efforts continue to promote libraries through successful cooperation with members of education, business, and civic organizations on the local, state, and federal levels. If elected, as a strong advocate for children and youth, I would endeavor to generously support the leadership especially toward goals of (a) lifelong learning, (b) diversity, equity, and inclusion, (c) intellectual freedom, and (d) increased benefits and funding for libraries, library workers, and our profession. 45
Toni Negro Librarian University of Maryland, Universities at Shady Grove, Priddy Library, Rockville MD Academic Media Specialist Montgomery County Public Schools 1967-2008 School Librarian Hanover Park HIgh School, Hanover NJ 1957-1966 U.S. Information Agency 1962 1963 Fordham University, B.S. Secondary Education, Social Studies, 1955, Rutgers University, MLS Western Michigan University, 1967 Library Specialist Wes1958, Western AASL ACRL No No ALA Constitution & Bylaws Committee 2013 to present ALA Councilor at Large 1990 to 2015 (4 terms) ALA Council Orientation Committee, Chair 1990-1994 ALA Legislation Committee on Copyright 2010 to 2013 ALA Council Committee on Organization 1990-2011 AASL Intellectual Freedom Committee 2004-2008 AASL Board of Directors 1998-2003 Major accomplishments include over 50 years of professional service to the library profession and active participation in the governance of the American Library Associaiton. I have had expereince in school, public, special and academic libraries and a special, coordinator and subject librarian in the areas of education, psychology and social work. The transition from different types of libraries has been challenging and rewarding and contributed to my ability to work with all types of patrons, regardles of age, background or information needs. "It's Fun to Partner: Expanding Library Collaborations" Library Leadership and Management (Online) Vol 31 N3 2017 Rethinking Customer Service Training: A Curricular Solution to a Familiar Problem" Journal of Access Services (Online) September 2, 2016 Issue 3 organization a voice for th Ala The ALA needs to become a more vital organization and voice for all libraries and librarians through stronger advocacy. Stories of how libraries are changing and becoming community centered through services to patrons of all ages and backgrounds need to appear in all types of media, blogs, online and print newspapers, featured in magazines and ads. Pending changes should reflect leaders with new vision and willingness to undertake bold initiatives and defend core values of the association. Use of new technologies and communications media should be pervasive on its website, publications and how members work with one other and with ALA staff. Outreach to innovative and forward thinking early career librarians is essential for the future of the organization and the field of librarianship. 53
Robbie Leah Nickel School Librarian Sage Elementary School Spring Creek NV School Librarian, Wells Combined School, 1991-1993 School Librarian, Spring Creek Elementary School, 1990-1991 Library Director, Meeker Public Library, 1984-1990 Sierra Nevada Collegee, Nevada Teaching Certificate, Teacher Education Certification Program, 1999; University of Wisconsin, Madison, MLS, Library Science, 1974; University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA English, 1973; Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College, AA Communication, 1971. AASL ALSC YALSA No No ALA Constitution and Bylaws, Member, 2009-2012; Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award, Chair, 2010-2011; AASL Treasurer, 2014-2017; AASL Member-At-Large, 2012-2014; AASL Board of Directors, Region VII Regional Director-elect/Regional Director, 2005-2009; AASL Appointments Committee, Chair, 2010-2012; AASL National Institute, Member, 2008-2009; AASL Bylaws and Organization Committee, Member, 2007-2010. Nevada Library Association, Nevada Young Reader Award Committee, Chair, 2009; Nevada Library Association, Nevada School and Children's Section, Chair, 2003; Nevada Library Association, Awards Committee, Chair, 1997. STARS Award, Elko County School District, Staff & Teachers Achieving Results with Students, 2008; Special Recognition Certificate, Nevada Lbirary Association, 2006; Elko County Classroom Teachers Association Honor Roll, 2002. Representing school librarians by serving in AASL and ALA in various Positions has allowed me to serve my colleagues, advocate for libraries of all types, and gain invaluable leadership experience. I have also been working with the Nevada Department of Education to help create a Nevada Educator Performance Framework for Teacher-Librarians as a stakeholder member of the Other Licensed Personnel group. Author: "Solo Librarians Working Collaboratively", Knowledge Quest, Volume 40, No. 2, November/December 2011. Assistant Editor: Assessing Student Learning in the School Library Media Center. Chicago: American Association of School Librarians, 2007. As a long time member of the American Library Association, I have followed the efforts of librarians in working for the support the support of all types of libraries. At this critical time for all types of libraries, I would llike to continue to directly participate in the work of the American Library Association. My goal in running for ALA Councilor is to help continue the work of ALA for the promotion and improvement of library services for everyone. 33
Johana Orellana-Cabrera Adult Services Librarian North Richland Hills Public Library North Richland Hills TX Public Children's Librarian, San Mateo County Library, 2014-2015 Tech Trainer, Irving Public Library, 2007-2014 University of North Texas, MLIS, 2012; University of Texas in Arlington, BA English, 2010 APALA Yes Yes ALA Council, Councilor-at-Large, 2015-2018; Intellectual Freedom Committee, 2015-2019; ALSC, School-Age Programs and Service Committee, 2014-2015 Asian Pacific American Librarian Association, Chair/Co-chair, Mentoring Committee, 2012 - present; APALA, Co-Chair, Publicity Commitee, 2016-2017 Spectrum Scholarship, 2011-2012; Emerging Leader, 2015; NRH On-the-Spot Award, 2017 Selected as the representative as the 2011-2012 Spectrum Scholar Pew Research Board member. "Leadership," Toolkit for Promoting School Library Programs (AASL), pp. 1-11 If re-elected, I will continue to strive for open communication with membership; continue to think about ALA decision's impact on smaller libraries; and continue to bring diversity, equity, and inclusion to ALA. I think it is important for Councilors to proactively engage in discussion and ask for the feedback from membership. As a young librarian, a person of color, and woman, I think I bring a different perspective to ALA Council. I work in a state that has 500+ small libraries. I believe it is important for me to think about smaller library systems when making decisions that could impact these libraries. 5
Michelle V. Ornat Assistant Director Chesapeake Public Library Chesapeake VA Public Library Manager, Portsmouth Public Library, 05-2013 to 01-2015 Teen Services Librarian, Niagara Falls Public Library, 11-2011 to 3-2013 Library Manager and Librarian, Chesapeake Public Library, 07-2000 to 07-2006 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, MSLIS, 2000; University of California, San Diego, BA History, 1995 LLAMA PLA No No LLAMA Competencies Committee, member, July 1, 2017 - present; LLAMA Competencies and Methods Committee, member, July 1, 2017 - present Virginia Library Association, member, Nominating Committee, October 2017 - present; Virginia Library Association, Secretary/Treasurer, Diversity and Inclusion Forum, October 2016 - October 2017 Project Management Master Certification, January 2017; Library of Virginia Coaching Program, September 2015 - present; Integrated Emergency Management Response and Recovery, FEMA Emergency Management Institute, August 2015, August 2017; VALLA (Library Leadership Academy), May 2014 Co-Author: “LEEPing into the Profession: Interning at Vacaville Public Library” Public Library Internships, Scarecrow Press, 2006 I am continually amazed I belong to a profession that not only has a mission to provide experiences, education, and accessibility to our communities but is dedicated to the cultivation of proficient and innovative staff. While resources always seem limited, library leaders, now more than ever, have the ability to make way for opportunity for development and the case that informed, skilled and empowered teams are essential to meet the evolving needs of our communities. I appreciate how ALA and its divisions support libraries at all levels in leadership development, competencies and assessment as we are at the forefront of adaptation. I am committed to the correlation that investment in our profession, our staff, means limitless potential and benefit for those we serve, especially those with the greatest need. People are at the heart of libraries, why we thrive and are simply the point of what we do. 10
Leslie Preddy School Librarian Perry Township Schools Indianapolis IN School Indiana State University, Instructor, CIMT631 and CIMT656 (2009-2013) IUPUI School of Education, Instructor, graduate “Summer in the City” online courses (2002, 2004-2009) Instructional Leadership Editor, School Library Connections magazine (2016-present) 1995 – Indiana State University--M.S.: Educational Technology 1991 – Indiana State University--B.S.: School Library Media Services, cum laude AASL Games & Gaming (GAMERT) No No ALA Committees: ALA Sara Jaffarian Award Selection Committee (2007) ALA Division/Committee Offices: AASL Past President/President/President-Elect (2014-2017); AASL Distinguished School Administrators Award, committee member (2011); AASL Innovative Reading Grant, committee Chair (2010); AASL School Librarians Workshop Scholarship committee (2004); Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), AASL Focus Group (2003); AASL Affiliate Assembly (2002-2004) 2016 Future Ready Library, USDOE committee 2014 Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), LB21 federal grants reviewer 2012 Association for Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE) Young Hoosier Book Award middle grades, committee member (2012-2014) 2011 AASL Distinguished School Administrators Award, committee member Indiana Library Federation (ILF), state conference Co-Chair (2009, 2010, and 2011) 2010 Indiana Department of Education - Indiana Library Media Standards for Educators, committee 2009 Middle Grades Reading Network, Hi Interest/Hi Vocabulary Committee Chair (2006-2009) 2008 IDOE-OLR Standards Correlation committee AISLE Workshop, Chair 2005 and 2008) 2005 PRISM Teacher-Leader (2005-2006) 2004 Indiana University/AISLE Data Task Force (2004-2005) 2003 AISLE President, AISLE Leadership Retreat, Chair Survey on Indiana School Library Media Collections, Staff & Programs committee 2002 AISLE State Conference, Chair National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) National Forum for school library media specialists, Indiana representative U.S. Department of Education, “Improving Literacy Through School Libraries” federal grant, Peer Reviewer Young Hoosier Book Award, General Chair (1999-2002) 2001 Instructional Media and Technology Educators (IMATES) mentor 2000 Indiana State University (ISU) consultant: Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Media Technology Pilot Project of the online library media program 2014 ALA Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award; 2014 Indiana State Library LSTA/IMLS Technology Grant; 2012 Lilly Teacher Creativity Grant Fellow; 2010 Indiana State Teacher of the Year Finalist; 2012 AASL School Library Media Program of the Year (SLMPY); 2009 Perry Township - District Teacher of the Year; ; 2008 Indiana State Library LSTA/IMLS Technology Grant; 2006 Indiana Library Federatin Peggy L. Pfeiffer Service Award recipient; 2005 Thomson Gale/School Library Media Connection TEAMS Award, Honorable Mention; 2003 AASL Collaborative School Library Media Award; 2002 Treasure Mountain Scholar, TM10 Research Institute at the Elms; 2000 Lilly Teacher Creativity grant Fellow Leslie Preddy is a school librarian and Instructional Leadership Editor for School Library Connections magazine. She has served as an adjunct professor for IU, ISU and IUPUI. She has presented webinars for edWeb, Indiana Department of Education, and ALA. She is an education, school library, and makerspace speaker/consultant and has published articles in online and print journals and blogs. Leslie is a past recipient of AASL’s School Library Media Program of the Year award and ALA’s Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming. She is a a 2010 Finalist for Indiana State Teacher of the Year. Her book, SSR with Intervention: A School Library Action Research Project was named one of the Best Professional Books of 2007 by Teacher Librarian and her book, Social Readers: Promoting Reading in the 21st Century, was Highly Recommended by Library Media Connection. Her latest book is School Library Makerspaces and she is a recent recipient of two IMLS grants, administered by the Indiana State Library, for her library makerspace. Preddy, Leslie. Social Readers: Promoting Reading in the 21st Century. (Libraries Unlimited) 2010 Preddy, Leslie. “Cavemen Took Notes?” School Library Media Activities Monthly, December 2008. Preddy, Leslie. “President’s Column.” Knowledge Quest: Journal of the American Association of School Librarians, 2015-2016 print issues Twitter: @lesliepreddy YouTube: Pinterest: Facebook: Symbaloo curation: The library profession currently faces many challenges, including the challenge of meeting the diverse needs of our local and global community in a technological society. It is our moral responsibility to guide our patrons toward accessing all types of information and resources and autonomous thinking. When intellectual freedom is jeopardized, when information or resources are withheld, so is a person’s ability to learn and make thorough, thoughtful decisions. All types of libraries within a community are a great strength of a community. A librarian is the cornerstone for developing the most well rounded, literate citizens in a democratic society. We want to grow people who are capable of learning for themselves, thinking for themselves, and communicating their expertise in an effective and productive manner. Libraries play an important role in creating better understanding, thinking, and cooperation within our communities and countries. 21
Lisa Richland Director Floyd Memorial Library Greenport NY Public I have been Director at Floyd Memorial Library since graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Library Science in 1989. Syracuse University, BS, Management 1985 University of Kentucky , MSLS 1989 PLA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) No No Public Library Directors of Suffolk County (PLDA) Executive Board 1990-1992, Treasurer 1992-95 Dewey Fellow, New York Library Association 1994 As Director of Floyd Memorial Library since 1989, I oversaw the automation of the library's collection in 1990. We increased our circulation and use over my initial few years by 50%, justifying the expansion of the building from 4000 to 9500 sq.ft. in 1997-99. We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the library building this year as well as the final bond payment. I am a member of the Long Range Planning Committee of the suffolk Cooperative Library System, and an active participant in local community cultural and educational organizations Public libraries are as different from each other as are the communities they serve, but consistent in the goal of providing life long learning and support. We are no longer book repositories; we are a resource for all members of the community: individuals and businesses, babies and teens, seniors and new adults. We all provide a warm welcome for everyone who walks in our door. Education happens in the library every day in subtle and not so subtle ways. It is the responsibility of the community library to provide that opportunity across cultural, ethnic and economic lines. We are a “third place” but for many we are the only place. Library serendipity creates amazing alliances. 28
Alexandra Rivera Student Success and Community Engagement Librarian University of Michigan Library Ann Arbor MI Academic Outreach and Instruction Librarian, University of Arizona Library, 2005 - 2011 Substitute Librarian, Chelsea Michigan District Library, Chelsea, MI, 2004-2005 Executive Assistant, Public Services Division, University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, MI, 1994-2005. University Of Michigan, MSI 2004; Northern Arizona University, BS Braodcast Communications, 1995 ACRL Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange RT (EMIERT) International Relations (IRRT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) REFORMA Yes No ALA Councilor at large 2012- 2018, ALA Nominating Committee, chair, 2017-2018, ALA Committee on Committees, member, 2016-2017, ALA International Relations Committee. member 2014-2018, ALA Committee on Diversity: Member 2009-2011 Chair: 2011-2012, ALA Planning and Budget Assembly, member, 2011-2012; ALA ACRL Member, 2005- , ALA ACRL Communities of Practice Assembly, member 2016-2019, ALA ACRL University Libraries Section, Chair 2017-2018, ALA ACRL University Libraries Executive Committee, Chair, 2017-2018 and 2010-2012, ALA Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award 2017-2018, ALA ACRL ULS Conference Program Planning - New Orleans, 2018 Committee 2016-2018, ALA ACRL University Libraries Section - Academic Outreach Committee: Chair: 2010-2012, ALA ACRL Instruction Section - Instruction for Diverse Populations: Intern: 2006-2007, Member: 2007-2008, Chair: 2008-2010, ALA ACRL 2017 Conference Roundtable Discussion Committee, Member 2015 - 2017, ALA ACRL 2013 Conference Contributed Papers Committee, Member 2012 – 2013, ALA Affiliate: Joint Council for Librarians of Color, Inc. - Vice President, 2016 - 2019, ALA Affiliate: Joint Conference for Librarians of Color 2012, Executive Steering Committee member 2007-2013, • Association of Research Libraries Leadership and Career Development Program Fellowship - 2011/12 • Technology and Research Initiative Fund Grant - Higher Education for Rural Southern Arizona Initiative - Mary 2009 • University of Arizona Faculty Fellow - 2009 - 2011 • University of Arizona International Travel Grant - August 2007 ACRL Conference Travel Grant - March 2007 • Minnesota Leadership Institute for Early Career Librarians - August 2006 • Thomas E. Alford Award - for exhibiting strong leadership skills in the area of public libraries and services to under-represented minority users - 2004 • Public Library Association Travel Grant - 2003 • ALA Spectrum Scholar - 2001 Working in libraries for over 25 years, first as a classified staff person and now as a librarian, has been very fulfilling and has provided great opportunities to effect positive change within many communities. Some of my accomplishments include: • Engaging as an ALA member to foster a collaborative and engaged membership, including within my current role as chair of the ACRL ULS, • Serving REFORMA in multiple capacities including being elected as Executive Committee member at large early in my career and, recently, as representative to both Joint Conferences for Librarians of Color including as a member of the JCLC Executive Steering Committee and now as Vice-president for the Joint Council of Librarians of Color, Inc. • Working to promote information access and the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion across the profession and within my organization, and the communities with whom I engage, • Raising awareness about the importance of library community engagement by providing quality programs and services with excellent outcomes, • And, being selected as a Spectrum Scholar which informed my career and life's work. Downing, Karen; Rivera, Alexandra; Welburn, Janice; Welburn; William, Zanoni, Jean: "#ButHowLongWillTheyMatter? Preserving Digital Artifacts of Acts of Remembrance and Resistance." IFLA World Library and Information Congress – Library Theory and Research Section Satellite Conference, Cape Town South Africa. In Process, 2017. Downing, Karen; Rivera, Alexandra; Winston, Mark. “Library Leadership 2.0: Leading from Throughout the Organization”, Library Book and Trade Almanac, 2012:57, 51-74. Andrade, Ricardo; Rivera, Alexandra: "Developing a Diversity-Competent Workforce: The UA Libraries' Experience," Journal of Library Administration (Routledge), Volume 51, Number 7/8, 2011. Alexandra Rivera - Staff Profile and CV The American Library Association is evolving to effectively meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. As library professionals we are regularly called on to respond to new realities. I would like to be a part of helping to ensure we, as a profession, remain innovative and at the forefront of change. The association needs to lead in this endeavor. If elected, I intend to help improve our policy and practice so that ALA remains meaningful and responsive to its members' needs as we strive to better serve our constituencies. 16
Jo Rolfe Library Director Camarillo Public Library Camarillo CA Public Library Director, Moorpark City Library, Ventura County, CA. 2013- 2016 Supervising Librarian, Camarillo Public Library, 2010-2013 Circulation Supervisor, Ventura County Library System, 2007-2010 San Jose State University, Executive MLIS, Library Leadership, 2010; California State University, Northridge, Clear California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (CLAD), 2003; University of Manchester, UK, Masters Degree, History of Art and Architecture, 1995; University of Manchester, UK, Bachelors Degree, History of Art and Archaeology, 1992; LLAMA PLA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) No No ALA Committee for Intellectual Freedom (IFC) member July 2016-June 2018; Freedom to Read Foundation member 2016-2018; A commitment to the Library's role as a sustaining foundation of democracy. Southern California Library Cooperative (SCLC) Executive Board Member June 2016 - June 2018; SCLC Audit and Finance Committee Member June 2016 - June 2018; SCLC Council member 2016-2018 Beta Phi Mu - International Library and Information Science Honor Society, lifetime inductee. I am very proud to be working with the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) in conjunction with the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom on many pressing and urgent concerns to the national community of Librarians and library staff. As a passionate and focused team we highlight the importance of reporting censorship and defending First Amendment rights to freedom of speech for everyone. Through the voice of ALA we stand against political challenges to net neutrality and access to information. It was a great honor to participate in the Southern California Library Cooperative's delegation for National Library Legislative Day 2017 when we visited Washington D.C. to tell many impactful and transformational library stories and to lobby for library funding and support for all communities not just our own. I am dedicated to serving in the capacity of Library Director at Camarillo, and to have the honor of working on the ALA Council would be a well-considered responsibility and a joy. Peer Reviewed Article Publication Author: Change is a Constant Requiring a Coach, Library Management, 4 (5), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, UK. (May, 2010); Visioning Librarianship: From Economic Battlegrounds to Edutainment Battledecks, Informed Librarian Online Guest Forum author, (December, 2010) I passionately believe that libraries reside at the foundations of democracy and as such librarians are charged with the defense of freedom of speech, equity, diversity and inclusion. Now more than ever we are on the front lines to protect the freedoms we have come to expect - but not take for granted. I have sat with ALA Council members late into the night at ALA summer and mid-winter conferences, and grappled with the very real existing and emerging political and practical concerns that face us all. I stand for those whose mission and goals are to provide access to information and volitional reading, and to share in the joys of the written word in all its traditional and innovative formats. 5
Melody Scagnelli-Townley Library Media Specialist Joyce Kilmer School Mahwah NJ School Educational Media Specialist, Woodbridge Twp. School District, Grades 6-12, September 2013-June 2017 Information Assistant, Mabel Smith Douglass Library, January 2012-June 2013 Assistant Director, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers, November 2012-May 2013 Kean University, Teaching the Holocaust and Prejudice Reduction Post Baccalaureate Certification, 2017; Rutgers University, MLIS, 2013; Rutgers University, BA in Information Technology and Informatics, 2011 AASL ALSC YALSA Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange RT (EMIERT) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) New Members Round Table (NMRT) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) No Yes GLBT Round Table, Executive Board, Secretary, June 2014 – July 2016 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers list (YALSA), Selection Committee, February 2016 - January 2017 Union & Middlesex County Association of School Librarians, Vice President, Executive Board, April 2017 - Present; Beta Phi Mu, Library and Information Science Honors Society, Omicron Chapter (Rutgers), President, April 2017 - Present; Union & Middlesex County Association of School Librarians, Secretary, Executive Board, September 2015 - April 2017; Beta Phi Mu, Library and Information Science Honors Society, Omicron Chapter (Rutgers), Vice President, April 2016 - April 2017 American Library Association 2017 Emerging Leader Award; William A. Petersen 2016 Award for Developing an Outstanding School Library Media Program, April 2017; School of Communication and Information Student Leadership award, Rutgers University, May 2013; New Jersey Association of School Librarians Future Leader Award, April 2012; American Library Association Student to Staff program representative, June 2012 During my term as an Emerging Leader, I worked with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) to conduct research about how their state level workshops on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) improved school librarians' understanding of the new legislation. Using internet surveys and phone interviews, we helped determine how well librarians understood the new legislation both before and after the ESSA workshops, discussed roadblocks they faced, discussed how they advocated for themselves locally and at a state level, and elicited suggestions for where and how AASL can provide additional support down the road. As a school librarian, it is my goal to bring the voice of school libraries and school librarians to the table. Especially in times of dramatic cuts, school librarians feel underrepresented and overstretched, both locally and nationally. I want to use my voice and my time to help ALA conduct business, enact legislation, and consider member concerns while bringing the experience of school librarianship to the table. In addition, I want to work on a national level to affect change which will make ALA an accessible and welcoming place to librarians of all genders, races, sexual orientations, and religions. 7
Joel D Shoemaker Library Director Illinois Prairie District Public Library Metamora IL Public Library Director, Oakwood Public Library District, 8/15-8/17 Library Manager, Von Steuben Middle School, 2012-2015 Circulation Assistant, Bloomington Public Library, 2011-2012 Dominican University, MSLIS, Library Sciences, 2016 ALSC PLA YALSA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) No No 2018 Stonewall Adult Committee, 2017 Stonewall Youth Committee, 2017 YALSA Local Arrangments Committee Senior of the Year, Eureka College, 2006 Past President, Society of Young Magicians Author: "Introduce your kids to the Boxcar Children," News-Gazette, April 30, 2017 Author: "'Saint Death' sure to spark debate," News-Gazette, March 26, 2017 Author: "Library patrons should decide," Commercial-News, May 1, 2016. I am concerned about the state of library funding at the national level and am committed to continuing to find opportunities to fight for proper IMLS funding in the years to come. Further, I am very interested in and involved with the ALA as an organization, from my participation on the Stonewall Committee (Youth) and the Innovative Reading Grant to my most recent work on the Stonewall Committee (Adult) and the Local Arrangments Committee for YALSA for Annual in Chicago. I desire to continue my commitment to the organization on the ALA Council in the coming years. 5
Jon D. Solomon Library Manager Englewood Public Library Englewood CO Public ILS Administrator, Douglas County Libraries, 2012-2014 Product Owner, The Library Corporation (TLC), 2010-2012 Systems Librarian, Boulder Public Library, 2008-2010 San Jose State University, MLIS, 2003; Colorado State University, BA English, 1994 LLAMA PLA No No 2009-2010: LITA National Forum Program Committee 2012-2014: ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee 2016-Present: LLAMA Competencies Committee As a degreed librarian: • Redesigned the library's website • Selected and implemented a discovery system for the library • Created a Digital Library Branch • Modifed budget to hire library's first full-time Adult Services Librarian, which increased adult programming by 100% • Modified budget to hire library's first full-time Children's Librarian, which saw program and story time attendance go from about 5,000/year to over 16,000 • Managed a major renovation project for library's Circulation area, and again for the Adult Services/Public Computer area Multiple: "LLAMA'S 14 Foundational Competencies for Library Leadership and Management", Library Leadership and Management (LL&M), Volume 31, Number 3, 2017 If elected to council, it is my hope to: • Be a part of the library leadership community to support political action and professionalism. • Engage with leadership towards reaching the underserved communities and populations in our country. • Maintain and advance the profession's image in the public eye, including politicians and constituents towards increased awareness of the benefits and services of libraries. • Recruiting the bery best to the profession to ensure leadership, ability, and viability of libraries and librarians. I am very much looking forward to the prospect of serving on council and contributing to our community. 15
Eric D. Suess Library Director Marshall Public Library Pocatello ID Public Library Director, Commerce Township Community Library 2005-10 Wayne (NJ) Public Library 2004-5 Fraser (MI) Public Library 1996-2004 University of Michigan MLS 1987 University of Notre Dame, BA Government/English 1983 ALSC ASCLA LITA LLAMA PLA YALSA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) No No ALA Council, 2008-2011, 2012-2018; ALA Awards Committee, 2013-2015 (Chair 2014-2015); ALA Committee on Organization 2015-2019; ALA Constitution and Bylaws Committee, 2012-2014; ALA Committee on Legislation 2008-2009; ALA Committee on Legislation Subcommittee on Grassroots Advocacy 2008-2011 (Chair 2009-2010); ACRL LPSS Publications Committee, 1988-1990; ALCTS Esther J. Piercey Award Jury, 1989-1990; LAMA FRFDS Program Committee 2003-2005; LAMA SASS Acquisitions Systems Committee, 1989-1991; LITA Vendor User Group, 1994-1995; IFRT Executive Committee 2006-2008 and 2010-2015 (Chair 2013-2014) IFRT Organization and Bylaws Committee, 2005-2009; IRRT Nominating Committee (Chair) 1988-1989 Michigan Library Association IFC Chair 2001-2002; Membership Committee Chair, 2006-2007; Idaho Library Association IFC Chair 2011-2016 In Michigan, I helped create a community's first library. Much attention was placed on having strong policies which support intellectual freedom and incorporated the principles of the Library Bill of Rights. We had a strong focus on the highest levels of professional service. In Idaho, I have repaired a relationship between the Board and City that was fractured when I arrived. I have initiated and helped complete a long range plan, and helped the Board revise and review every policy. I have presented monthly topics in privacy, ethics, and intellectual freedom the the staff. I am setting the groundwork for a sizable addition to the Library. I have served three terms as an ALA Councilor. It has been very rewarding. As a Councilor-at-Large, I do not have a specific community to represent, so I have tried to reach out to the membership in general. While I am a public librarian, I appreciate the concerns of all library types, including school and academic libraries. I tweet Council actions from the Council floor at each session. I have based my votes on upholding the principles of professional ethics, intellectual freedom, and privacy. I pledge to continue considering each issue in light of these principles. Rather than pushing a specific agenda, I vow to listen to your concerns and reflect them to the Council at large. I see re-election to Council as a commitment to serve both the profession and those who practice it. I would be honored to have your vote. 28
Tracy Sumler Outreach Manager DC Public Library Washington DC Public Branch Manager, DC Public Library 03/14-03/17 Branch Manager, Loudoun County Public Library, 05/11-03/14 Branch Manager, DC Public Library, 03/09-04/11 Rutgers University, MLIS, 2006 Thomas Edison State University, BA Sociology, 2004 Licenses, Certifications and Awards Thomas Edison State University, New Jersey Professional Librarian Certificate, 2006 Virginia Library Association, Virginia Professional Librarian Certificate, 2011 ALSC PLA YALSA No No ALA Council, Councilor at Large, 2015 -2017 ALA Annual Conference 2010, Local Arrangements Committee, Co-Chair, 2010 ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings, Member, 2009-2011 Amazing Audiobooks, Member, 2017 Odyssey Award Committee, Member, 2013-2014 WrestleMania Reading Challenge Jury, Juror, 2012-2013 YALSA Book Wholesalers Grant Jury, Juror, 2011 Frances Henne Research Award Jury, Juror, 2008 Virginia Library Association, Member, Conference Planning Committee, 2012-14 New Jersey Library Association, Member, Garden State Children's Book Award, 2010-2011 "Dining in the District," American Libraries Magazine, Volume 41, Numbers 6 & 7, June/July 2010 Why do I want to be an ALA Councilor-at-Large again? ALA has provided me with many opportunities, and I pursue re-election to ALA Council to give back to the organization. As a previous Councilor-at-large I bring knowledge and experience of the operation of Council. I am also passionate about the value of libraries and their impact. Libraries have evolved into community centers and digital media labs. They are innovative, responsive, and adaptable to the ever changing world culture. I want to help to support and advocate that ALA remains as vital in libraries as libraries are in the customers they serve. ALA should reflect the new age of libraries and the new generation of librarians. 12
Jim Teliha Director of the Library and Learning Commons Utica College Utica NY Academic Senior Consultant, Clairemaxine Group 2012-2015 Associate University Librarian for Public Services, Idaho State University, 2008-2011 Head of Access Services, University of Rhode Island, 2000-2007 University of Oklahoma, MLIS, 1997; University of Colorado, MA U.S. History 1993; University of Colorado, BA, History& Political Science 1982. ACRL LLAMA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) No No Committee on Legislation member 2015-present, COL Telecom Subcommittee member 2015-present, Membership Committee member 2011-2015, Membership Promotion Task Force member 2011-2015, Intellectual Freedom Committee Privacy Subcommittee member 2007-2012, American Libraries Advisory Committee member 2009-2011, Intellectual Freedom Committee member 2005-2009, Intellectual Freedom Committee Impact of Media Concentration on Libraries Subcommittee member 2006-2007, ACRL Committee on Professional Values member 2013-2015, ACRL Liaison to IFC, IFRT, FTRF, and OIF 2013-2015, ACRL Committee on the Status of Librarians member 2005-2009, LLAMA Liaison to IFC, IFRT, FTRF, and OIF 2009-2013, IFRT Merritt Fund Promotion Committee Chair 2017-present, IFRT Director-at-Large 2012-2014, Eli M. Oboler Award Committee Chair 2010-2012, IFRT Program Committee member 2002-2007, ProQuest/SIRS State and Local Intellectual Freedom Award Committee member 2003-2004, John Phillip Imroth Memorial Award Committee member 2002-2004, IFRT Publications Committee member 1999-2001 Participant in ALA Law for Librarians Program April 2006. Idaho Library Association State Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair 2009-2011, Libraries of Rhode Island Interlibrary Loan Working Group Chair 2002-2004. Member Phi Alpha Theta I have presented at State, National, and International gatherings: • “The Current Surveillance State: Repercussions to Academic Librarianship.” Association of College & Research Libraries Committee on Professional Values program, American Library Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV June 29, 2014. • Invited speaker, “Western Trends in Academic Library Reference: Valuable Services for Students, Faculty, and Researchers.” International Round Table: Current Trends in University Libraries Development – Experience, Problems, and Perspectives. Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of L. Gumilev. Eurasia National University, Astana, Kazakhstan, April 27, 2012. • Invited speaker, “Current Issues and Future Trends in Academic Library Reference.” State Academic Library, Astana, Kazakhstan, April 25, 2012. • Invited speaker, “Current Trends in Academic Librarianship”, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan, April 23-27, 2012. • “Professional Networking Among Librarians: Unnatural Acts.” Presentation for the Idaho Library Association Region 2 Meeting, College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID February 9, 2011. • “Privacy and Confidentiality in the Library.” Presentation to the librarians of the HELIN Consortium, Bryant University, North Smithfield, RI, March 23, 2007. “Librarians’ Response to Technological Change: Keep Calm and Carry On,” Library Leadership & Management, v. 27, no.3, May 2013. Fighting for, defending, preserving, and promoting Intellectual Freedom is the main reason I've worked in libraries for over 30 years as both a paraprofessional and professional. It is the main reason I became a librarian. I believe that Intellectual Freedom is THE core value of our profession. Serving on a variety of committees has allowed me to become familiar with ALA's bureaucracy and its inner workings. My experience and past committee service has prepared me to be of great value to my colleagues, and my profession as a Councilor-at-Large. If elected, I will work tirelessly to promote our profession's ethics and ideals, and make sure Librarians' voices are heard by all. 20
Erica Ann Watson Librarian Art Institute of CA, SF San Francisco CA Academic Librarian, Charter College, 01/2013-12/2014 San Jose State University, MLIS, 2012; California State University, Long Beach, MA Music, 2010; New College of California, BA Humanities, 2002. ACRL Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) No No California Library Association, Secretary, Information Literacy Group 2013-present. BayNet, Secretary and Treasurer, 2016-present. Fellowship, CSULB, 2009-2010 Co-Authored “Managing Student Workers in the Small Academic Library,” in The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations. 2016. SLIS Descriptor, October 2012, “Librarianship at For-Profit Schools.” Libraries and librarians face many challenges today in offereing access to information to all, regardless of economic status, technological equipment, and physical locale. During this tough time, many libraries have to justify their costs and librarians their importance. My professional path thus far has led me toward promoting information literacy at the college level and advocating that technology platforms be made available to bridge education's digital divide. I would like to use my time on the ALA Council to expand this path beyond educational institutions to public, research, and special libraries. 5
Joan S. Weeks Head Near East Section and Turkish Specialist Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division Washington DC Government Senior Instruction Librarian, Library of Congress Sept. 2000 to Feb. 2015 Reference Librarian Library of Congress June 1991 to Sept. 2000 Adjunct Faculty Catholic University School of Library& Information Science 2004 to present Catholic University School of Library& Information Science Washington, DC Master's Degree - 05/1998 30 Semester hours Major: Library Science GPA: 3.95 Honors: Summa Cum Laude Relevant Coursework, Licensures and Certifications: 1000X2000 Information Resource Management Certification to put 1000 Information Technology Managers in the Federal workforce by the year 2000. Beta Phi Mu Honor Society and Outstanding Graduate Award American University School of Adv. International Studies Washington, DC Master's Degree 30 Semester hours Major: International Studies Minor: Middle East concentration Marshall University School of Education Huntington, WV Master's Degree 67 Semester hours Major: Education Wheeling Jesuit University Wheeling, WV Bachelor's Degree 120 Semester hours Major: Political Science Minor: Philosophy ACRL ALCTS LITA RUSA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) International Relations (IRRT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Government Documents (GODORT) APALA No No ALA Council 2012-Present ALA Committees: International Relations Committee - 2013-2015 Committee on Library Advocacy (Member, 2010 -2012) International Relations Round Table (Chair 2008, Exec. Board Member-at-Large 2010-2012. IRRT International Sustainable Development Interest Group (Co-founder and chair 2002-2004 IRRT Ad Hoc 2015 Strategic Planning Committee- APA, state, & regional library associations, and other associations (include DATES): Beta Phi Mu, 1998-Present, IOTA Chapter President 2009 Middle East Librarian's Association 2015 to present - Education Committee 2015-2016, Web Committee 2016 to Present, Middle East Materials Project Exec. Committee 2015 to present. IFLA Education Committee 2015 - Present MLIS outstanding graduate award 1998 Beta Phi Mu Honor society MLIS outstanding graduate award 1998 Beta Phi Mu Honor society I co-founded the International Sustainable Library Development Interest Group with a mission to raise awareness of and participation in global sustainable library development projects. We have changed the focus of many major international programs at ALA annual to library development issues. As chair of IRRT I worked with all the IRRT committee chairs to implement the 2007-2010 strategic plan by establishing stakeholders, timelines and milestones. We succeeded in implementing several strategic priorities while I was chair. I chaired the International Reception at the Library of Congress that Librarian of Congress hosted for international librarians during ALA Annual in DC in 2010. At the Library of Congress I developed many Cataloger's Desktop online webinars, tutorials and instructional materials for worldwide users. For the School of Library Science at Catholic University I have taught "Information Literacy and Instructional Design," "Online Information Retrieval" and "Internet Searches and Web Design: Tools and Technologies." In ALA Council I have worked on strategic planning and library instruction and advocacy issues. Joan S. Weeks, "Catch the International Library Development Bug!" Colorado Libraries, No. 35, June 2011 Joan S. Weeks, "Aspects of Persian Culture Professor Addresses 8,000 Year Legacy," [Seyyed Hossein Nasr], Library of Congress Information Bulletin (LCIB), Vol. 54, No. 16, September 4, 1995. Joan S. Weeks, "The Rule of Law: The Essential Ingredient for a Democratic Eastern Europe," [John D. Scanlon]" LCIB, Vol. 54, No. 22, December 11, 1995. I manage the IRRT Blog at: and am webmaster for IRRT webpage at: My Catholic University School of Library and Information Science web page is at: Throughout 2014-2015, I worked on an IRRT ad hoc committee to develop and align international strategic plans to ALA 2015 Strategic Plan. Currently, I am charged with developing implementation initiatives for this strategic plan. If elected to council, I would work on ways to implement the full range of ALA strategic priorities by establishing stakeholders, timelines and targets with realistic milestones. As an area specialist librarian, I am concerned about the scarcity of resources allocated to libraries in communities with underserved populations both here and abroad, especially refugees. If elected to council I would raise awareness of library development issues both in local communities as well as globally and develop grass roots advocacy strategies to bring pressure to bear on decision makers as library budgets are under duress. I am also concerned about ongoing professional development for librarians and opportunities for minority students to enter the profession. 19
Janice Welburn Dean of Libraries Marquette University Milwaukee WI Academic Associate Dean, University of Arizona Libraries, 2003-2006 University of Iowa Libraries, Director for Central Public Services and Facilities, 2000-2003 University of Iowa Libraries, Director, Human Resources and Technical Services, 1995-2000 Atlanta Univeristy, MLIS, Library Science, 1978 Atlanta University, M.A., Hisotry, 1977 Bishop College, B.A., 1976 ACRL LLAMA BCALA REFORMA No No ALA Council 2015-2018 Julie Todaro Presidential Initiative, Co-chair 2015-2017 International Relations Committee 2016- ACRL 2019 National Conference, Co-chair, Hot topics Budget Analysis Review Committee 2011-2015 ALA Spectrum Scholarship Fundraising Initiative, Co-chair 14th National Conference Contributed Papers Subcommittee Co-chair, 13th National Conference Contributed Papers Subcommittee Chair, Core Organizational Values Task Force Board of Directors Budget and Finance Committee, Chair Co-chair, 12th National Conference Contributed Papers Subcommittee Vice chair, Chair Elect, University Libraries Section Chair, Appointments Committee ALA Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) Member-at-large Chair, Nominating Committee LAMA National Institute Planning Committee Chair, Leadership Development Committee Leadership Development Committee Staff Development Committee, Human Resources Section Chair, Diversity Committee Diversity Committee Personnel and Staff Development Committee RUSA Member-at-large, Membership Committee Chair, Nominating Committee Chair, Program Planning Committee RASD Cooperative Reference Services Committee MARS of RUSA Chair, Program Planning Committee Chair, Management Committee Member, Management Committee Scheduling Coordinator ALA Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) Chair, Nominating Committee LAMA National Institute Planning Committee Chair, Leadership Development Committee Staff Development Committee, Human Resources Section Chair, Diversity Committee Co-chair, Personnel and Staff Development Committee RUSA Chair, Nominating Committee Chair, Program Planning Committee Chair, Program Planning Committee Chair, Management Committee Iowa Library Association • Program Planning Committee o 1993 – 1994 • Chair | ILA/ACRL Program Planning Committee o 1993 – 1994 ACRL Academic Research Librarian of the Year, 2011 I have been a librarian for almost 40 years and an active member of ALA for over 35 years. One of my greatest passions is advocating for libraries, connecting people and information on a local and global level. I enjoy engaging new librarians about librarianship in terms of diversity and professional service. I’ve been fortunate to have opportunities to channel this passion as a member of many ALA and divisional boards and committees, in presentations at national and international conferences, and in articles and books. I consider my greatest contribution to the profession to be my advocacy for diversity in libraries and librarianship. I have worked tirelessly to show the importance of diversity to libraries and to help make the profession more inclusive—and thus successful. I have also worked hard to keep libraries relevant. Welburn, William, Janice Welburn, and Beth McNeil, eds. Advocacy, Outreach and the Nation’s Academic Libraries: A Call for Action. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010. Also Chapter 10: “Advocacy and Workplace Diversity.” by Janice Welburn. Welburn, William, Janice Welburn, and Beth McNeil, eds. Advocacy, Outreach and the Nation’s Academic Libraries: A Call for Action. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010. Also Chapter 10: “Advocacy and Workplace Diversity.” by Janice Welburn. Welburn, William, and Janice Welburn. “The Promise of Diversity in the Library Community,” in The Library and Book Trade Almanac 2009, ed. Dave Bogart, 3-15. New York: Information Today, 2009. If elected I will continue to represent the views and issues of concern to my colleagues in terms of equity, diversity, and inclusion, member engagement, and advocating the importance of libraries to elected officials, on campuses, in schools, in communities served by public libraries. In addition, I will continue to advocate the importance of libraries as resources to immigrant and underserved populations. of equal importance, is our need to keep current membership engaged and to create opportunites for member involvement within our association. 35
Don Welch Manager, Learning Resource Center Fortis College Grand Prairie TX Academic Librarian, Bell Helicopter Textron, August 1987-June 2013 Louisiana State University, CAS in Automation of Libraries, 1987 University of Oklahoma, MLS, 1985 University of Texas at Arlington, BA in Journalism, 1978 ACRL No No Member of Librarianship in For-Profit Educational Institutions Interest Group (LFPEI) Oklahoma Library Association (OLA), member, 1984-87, Junior Members Roundtable, member, and Scholarship Committee, member, 1987; Association of Higher Education (AHE) of North Texas, member, 1990-92, and secretary, 1991-92; Special Libraries Association (SLA), Aerospace Division, Bulletin Editor, 1991-2000; SLA, Aerospace Division, Treasurer, 1993-97; SLA, Aerospace Section (of Engineering Division), Chair, 1998-99; SLA, Engineering Division, Treasurer, 1999-2000; Medical Library Association (MLA), ‘FYI’ column writer, MLA News, 2014 to present; MLA, editorial board member, Journal of the Medical Library Association, 2016 to present; Healthline (for Librarians of North Texas), member, 2013 to present, Nominating Committee, member, 2017, and Travel Awards Committee, chair, 2018. Special Libraries Association (SLA), Aerospace Division, George Mandel Memorial Award, 1994; Texas Press Association (TPA), Sports Coverage – Division C, Second Place, 1982; North and East Texas Press Association (NETPA), Sports Coverage – Division C, First Place, 1982; TPA, Sports Coverage – Division C, First Place, 1981; NETPA, Sports Coverage – Division C, First Place, 1981; Texas Medical Association (TMA), Health Coverage – Weekly Newspapers, First Place, 1979. I’ve been a librarian and member of the ALA since late in the 1980s, switching careers from journalism to libraries. I’ve been solo as a librarian all of that time, whether for the good or for the bad, first in an engineering library and then in medical one. I’ve enjoyed being solo because I have learned a lot - about myself and the profession - and I have done things professionally that are wacky and infuriating both… and everything betwixt and between. It is good therefore to have a place like ALA to find grounding and commonality in vision and purpose, and to see the broad scope in aspects, interests, and functions of the profession. That’s what I would like to insure the association continues to be - a voice articulating commonality in purposefulness and future but one also stimulating curiosity in scope, venues, and applications. 30