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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
Devon Andrews Branch Manager Charleston County Public Library Charleston SC Public Children's Services Manager, Charleston County Public Library, October 2015- January 2018 Children's Librarian/Assistant Branch Manager, Charleston County Public Library, August 2011- October 2015 University of South Carolina, MLIS, 2008 University of South Carolina Aiken, BA English, 2007 ALSC No No Most Witty- Cason Lane Academy's 8th Grade Class- 1999 Presenter at 2017 SCLA Conference- "Adventures in Preschool STEAM" Co-presenter at 2016 SCLA Conference- "Easy and Awesome Puppets" Developed Storytime Kits-To-Go for Charleston County Public Library. Chose books, puppets, rhymes, and songs for 33 different themes. The kits have been wildly successful so far and have not been without a waiting list since their launch in February of 2017. Partnered with Charleston County Parks to incorporate a permanent Storywalk along one of their walking trails. After attending my first ALA Conference in New Orleans, I was amazed and energized by all of the wonderful work and ideas I learned about from libraries across the country. Most of my career has been spent in Children's Services but I have recently taken on the role as a Branch Manager and was rejuvenated by all of the ways I could bring the same joy, enthusiasm, and commitment to service to library patrons of all ages and help support, develop, and encourage furture leaders in the library system. My driving force since beginning my career as a librarian has been to connect library services to the unserved and underserved. I am committed to extending the library's reach into the community to continue to enrich the lives of others and I tirelessly research and implement new ideas, programs, and partnerships to keep things fresh, fun, and engaging for our patrons. 1
Dr. Carl A. Antonucci, Jr. Director of Library Services - Central Connecticut State University Central Connecticut State University New Britain CT Academic Director of Library Services - Capital Community College 2002-2010 Coordinator for Library Services - Manchester Community College - 1997 - 2002 Coordinator for Information Services - Johnson & Wales University - 1994-1997 Providence College, Ph.D. History, 2013, Simmons College, MS Library and Information Science, 1993, Providence College, MA European History, 1991, Providence College, BA European History, 1989 ACRL Connecticut Chapter Councilor - 2013-2018; Scholarships and Study Grants Committee - Member - 2017 - Present; Beta Phi Mu Award Committee - Member, 2007-2010; Library Technical Assistant Committee - Member - 2007-2011; ACRL Keynote Committee - Member - 2014-2015; Connecticut Statewide Coordinator for National Library Legislative Day - 2014 - Present President Connecticut Library Association - 2007-2008; Chair Connecticut Library Consortium - 2005-2006 and 2014-2015; Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee Connecticut Library Association - 2008-Present; President Simmons College Graduate of Library and Information Science Alumni Board - 2011-2012; Member of the Southern Connecticut State University Information and Library Science Advisory Board - 2016-Present Connecticut Library Consortium Cooperative Spirit Award - 2007; Merit Recognition Award Manchester Community College - 1999; Merit Recognition Award Capital Community College - 2005;'s Innovator of the Year Award - 2007; Merit Recognition Award Capital Community College - 2008; SUOAF Merit Award Central Connecticut State University - 2013 I have made many library related presentations on the state, national and international levels Antonucci, Carl and Sharon Clapp, editors, 2017. The LITA Leadership Guide The Librarian as Entrepreneur, Leader and Technologist, New York: Rowman & Littlefield Antonucci, Carl and Sharon Clapp, 2015. "The University Library's Evolution, Book Warehouse or Platform for Student Research and Learning" in Leading the 21st Century Academic Library, New York: Rowman & Littlefield Antonucci, Carl and Kenneth DiMaggio. 2016. "From the Bookshelves to the Barricades: The Public Library as First Line of Defense in the Fight for Free Speech," The International Journal of the Book, 14 (4): 21-30. I would like to be elected as a Councilor-at-Large in order to help with the work of transforming ALA into an organization that continues to advocate for libraries and librarians. I would like to work to make sure that members of state chapters realize all of the great opportunitties exist in becoming a member of ALA. 15
Oscar Baeza Head Librarian Associate Professor El Paso Community College El Paso TX Academic Librarian Associate Professor, El Paso Community College, 2009 - 2017 Public Services Supervisor, El Paso Community College, 2000-2009 ESL Adult Education Instructor, Clint Independent School District, El Paso, TX, 2007-2009 Texas Woman’s University, Master’s Degree in Library Science, 2007; Park University, Bachelor’s, Social Psychology, 2001; University of Texas at El Paso, Master’s, Business Administration (12 Graduate Credit Courses), 2015. ACRL REFORMA No Yes American Library Association Councilor-at-Large, 2016- present; ALA Member 2009 - present; ALA Nominations Committee, 2018-2020; ALA Committee on Committee Nominee, 2018; Association of College & Research Libraries Member, 2012-2013, 2018; New Member Round Table Member, 2012; ALA Emerging Leader, 2010. Reforma El Paso Chapter, President, 2014- 2016; National Reforma member, 2009-present, Nominations Chair, 2010-2012, Executive Committee, 2012-2016, Chapter Representative, 2012-2016; Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE), local chapter Vice President, 2014-present; National TACHE, member, 2012-present; Texas Library Association, member, 2006-2007, 2012-2014; Border Regional Library Association, 2013-present; Literacy Texas Association, member, 2011-2016; Texas Faculty Association, member, 2011-present. Chief Editor, Teachership Academy Journal of Action Research, El Paso Community College (EPCC), 2015-2018. Granted Tenure, EPCC, 2015; EPCC Faculty of the Year Candidate, 2015; Dr. Arnulfo Trejo Librarian of the Year Award, 2013; Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning (TCALL) travel recipient for Literacy Texas Conference, 2011, 2013; Graduate of the Teachership Academy, EPCC, 2011; Certification & Recognition by Texas House of Representative for community involvement, 2010; Graduate of the Emerging Leader Program, ALA, 2010; Scholarship Recipient of the Library Leadership Development (GOAL) Program, 2006; Employee of the Month, El Paso Community College, 2003. Two years ago I was elected to ALA Council and in 2013 I was given the Dr. Trejo Librarian of the Year award. I was a candidate for faculty of the year at El Paso Community College (EPCC) in 2015. Another accomplishment was my graduation from ALA's Emerging Leader program and EPCC’s Teachership Academy. These are all great accomplishments in which I cherish, however, none compare to the book club that I began years prior at EPCC. The idea of bringing faculty, students, and staff together for the enjoyment of reading is a huge highlight. There is nothing better than to see the increase in literacy, especially among young students. Today our book club is thriving, we meet once a month and have even included a potluck lunch to go with our event. Students are excited, not only to read but to discuss what they read with fellow students, staff and faculty members. Many of my colleagues have not only sent their students to our book club, but they have also joined our group. Baeza, O (2017). “Motivate, Lead, Inspire.” In A. Olivas (Ed.), Choosing to lead: The motivational factors of underrepresented minority libraries in higher education. Chicago, IL: Association of College & Research Libraries. Baeza, O (1997). “Born Dead,” Chrysalis. El Paso, TX: El Paso Community College. My involvement with American Library Association stretches back to 2009 when I applied for the Emerging Leaders Program. In 2010, I was accepted and there is where I learned about the greatness of ALA. ALA is more than a library organization, it is about education, freedom, and literacy. It is a champion of the basic human need for knowledge. ALA has given me a sense of direction, networking and more importantly a sense of pride in the profession I love. My election to ALA council was an exciting position where serious decisions were made that affected the organization and profession. My past experience in this capacity has prepared me to serve another three years on Council where I can be even more effective. I feel that I can continue the great work I have begun with fellow colleagues and continue moving ALA forward. Once again, I ask for your support! 9
Jennifer C. Boettcher Business Reference Librarian Georgetown University Washington DC Academic Business Reference Librarian, Texas A&M University, 1994-1997 Head of Reference, National Small Business Development Center, 1992-1994 M.B.A., Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, 2005. M.L.S., State University of New York, Albany, New York, 1992. B.A., University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, 1987. Major: Art History Minor: Psychology ACRL RUSA Government Documents (GODORT) No No American Library Association, Council Policy Monitoring Committee, 2017-present Councilor-at-Large, 2017-present RUSA Councilor, 2012-2015 American Library Association, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Board, 2017-present Executive, 2012-2015 Strategic Planning Task Force, 2014-2016 Organization, 2007-2011 Nominating, 2006-2009 Task Force on Membership Recruitment and Retention, 2005-2008. RUSA Board, 2005-2006 Planning and Finance, 2004-2005 Professional Development Committee (member, 2000-2005) (Chair, 2003-2004) American Library Association, Business Reference and Adult Services Section (BRASS) Membership, 2010-2012, 2014-2016 Emerald Research Grant, Chair, 2009-2010, Member 2017-present Nominating, Chair, 2008-2009 Development, Chair, 2006-2007 Executive, 2004-2009 Marketing (ad hoc), 2005-2006 2006 Program Planning, 2004-2006 Section Evaluation (ad hoc), 2002-2004 BRASS Representative to SLA 2002-2004 2001 Joint BRASS/GODORT Program Planning, Chair 1999-2001 Discussion Group Leader, 1998-2000 Education, 1997-2000 Nominating, 1997-2000 Disclosure Student Awards, Chair 1997-1999 1997 San Francisco Program Planning - Publicity, 1995-1997 Publication Sub-Committee, 1995-1997 1995 Chicago Program Planning, 1993-1995 Capitial Area Business Academic Librarian (Washington, DC) Executive, 2013-present Collection Development, 2016-present Business Information Finders (Washington, D.C.) Event coordinator 1999-2006, 2010- 2015 Listserv owner 1999-present Capital District Business Librarians (Albany, New York) Program Planning Committee- Publicity 1993-1994 Honors and Awards (library and non-library): Elected ALA Councilor-at-Large – 2017-present Elected RUSA Councilor –Term 2012- 2015 Received the RUSA BRASS Emerald Research Grant for Business Reference Research: Zombie List- 2013 Received the Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship - 2010 Elected Chair-Elect for ALA/RUSA/BRASS - Term 2004-2006 Local Vicennial Medal, 2018 For 20 years of Service Lauinger Library Team Spirit Award, 2016 Honors a team that had a positive impact on the unit, department, division or library. Lauinger Library University Librarian’s Award, 2005 For outstanding leadership in the profession and in the University Library Elected Georgetown University Faculty Senate, 2005-Present 1) Founded two regional business librarian groups. 2) Working across campus in Faculty Senate on the Intellectical Property Committee and Chair of the Election Comission. 3) Speaks nationally on Open Data/Government Data issues 4) Jennifer C. Boettcher and Leonard M. Gains. Industry Research Using the Economic Census. Greenwood Press: Phoenix, AZ. 2004. Reviews 5) Spreading goodwill and information Boettcher, Jennifer C. and K. Matthew Dames. "Government Data as Intellectual Property: Is Public Domain the Same as Open Access?." Online Searcher, vol. 42, no. 4, Jul/Aug2018, pp. 42-48. EBSCOhost,,uid&db=bth&AN=130682567&site=ehost-live&scope=site …. David Gibbs, Jennifer Boettcher, Jill Hollingsworth, and Heather Slania. “Assessing the Research Needs of Graduate Students at Georgetown University,” Journal of Academic Librarianship 38, no. 5 (September 2012): 268-276. Jennifer C. Boettcher. "Framing the Scholarly Communication Cycle." Online 30, no. 3 (2006): 24-26. My abridged CV can be found here I respect information and library workers. We are vital to preserve the past, instruct the present, and protect the future. ALA’s role is to educate its members and be a voice for the profession. We advocate information policies holding true to our established ethics: advocacy is directed in council and enacted by committees. I will work to help our members understand resolution creation, debate, and outcome. Midwinter has been a topic of conversation and concern throughout ALA for years. Virtual work has led to fewer in-person committee meetings at Midwinter. However, there is value in face-to-face events for professional development and Midwinter. I support a change in ALA policy to meet our member’s needs by refocusing Midwinter on the events that membership surveys have identified as the reasons people attend conference. I appreciate your support. 26
Laura Bonella Associate Professor/Academic Services Librarian Kansas State University Libraries Manhattan KS Academic Reference Generalist, Kansas State University Libraries, 2001-2010 Learning Lab Coordinator, Emory University Health Sciences Center Library, 1996-1999 Coordinator of Continuations, University of Georgia Libraries, 1995-1996 Emporia State University, MLS, 2003; Kansas State University, MA Communication Studies, 1993; Kansas State University, BA Communication Studies and Political Science, 1991 ACRL RUSA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Library Research (LRRT) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) New Members Round Table (NMRT) No No Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) •Balancing Babies and Books discussion group - Convener 2012-present •Conference contributed papers committee for 2017 •Editorial Board of College and Research Libraries (2014-2017) ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) •Past Chair and Program Planning Committee Chair (current) •Chair (2017-18) (and CoPA chair) •Vice Chair (2016-17) •Publications Committee member 2011-2016 and Newsletter Editor 2012-2016. ACRL Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) •ERIC Users Committee Member 2016- •Education committee 2018- •Online Learning Research Committee (chair 2015-17) •Electronic Resources in Communication Studies Committee (member 2012-15; Co -chair 2013-15). K-State Libraries Faculty and Professional Staff, chair 2018/19 K-State Libraries Hobrock Award nominee 2016 Developed research impact services for faculty including the Research Impact/Bibliometrics LibGuide. Developed graduate research workshop “Effective Literature Reviews”. Served as mentor for our Ecuadorian "Go Teacher" education students. Serve on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Financial Therapy, an open access journal. Served as Chair of Association of College and Research Libraries/Women and Gender Studies Section Pitts, J., Bonella, L., Coleman, J. and Wathen, A. (eds.) "Library Services for Online Patrons: A Manual for Facilitating Access, Learning, and Engagement." (ABC-CLIO). Forthcoming. Pitts, J., Coleman, J., & Bonella, L. (2013). Using data from distance patrons to improve library services and cross-campus collaboration for the benefit of all. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 18(1), 55-75. Fritch, M., Bonella, L., and Coleman, J. (2014). Nothing is Permanent But Change: The Journey to Consolidation and Back. College & Undergraduate Libraries. 21(1), 2-18. As an academic librarian, my professional concerns focus on providing the best service to faculty and students, promoting information literacy, and providing equitable library resources to distance education students. As a parent, I am also interested in issues of balancing a career with parenting. I am running for Council because I am excited to represent my fellow librarians. I think my leadership experience on multiple ALA/ACRL committees and sections has given me a good introduction to ALA leadership, and I am interested in developing that further. In our current political climate, ALA council has the chance to address challenging issues including diversity/inclusion, funding, promoting the value of libraries, and so many more. I believe that we have the chance to re-examine our past beliefs and attitudes and move into a new understanding of the work of libraries and librarians, and I am eager to be a part of that. 9
Derrick Burton Library Director Waldorf University Forest City IA Academic Reference and Instruction Librarian, Waldorf University (2014 - 2015) Reference and Instruction Librarian, Baker College of Owosso (2012 - 2014) Wayne State University, MLIS, 2011 Wayne State University, Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration, 2011 Michigan State University, BA English, 2008 ACRL YALSA LLAMA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) New Members Round Table (NMRT) No Yes YALSA List Implementation Plan Task Force 2017; YALSA Community Connections Task Force 2017; NMRT Mentoring Program, Mentor, 2018; GLBTRT Fundraising Committee, 2018; Will Eisner Graphic Novel Growth Grant Selection Committee, 2018 Iowa Private Academic Libraries Consortium, Member, Steering Committee, 2018 - present. While I have been fortunate enough to worth with Libraries, Universities and Cultural Institutions throughout the country, I consider my greatest accomplishment to be the chance to provide mentoring, guidance and most importantly opportunities for advancement for library professionals throughout my career. While librarian is a job title, I also consider it a path that has allowed me to help make a difference in numerous causes including Net Neutrality, Disaster Relief and issues at the Border. As a candidate for Council, I have two goals. The first is to help continue the work that ALA does in advocating for and empowering the members of our profession as we serve our communities across the nation. The second is to help ALA find ways to make its membership feel heard and included not just in larger topics but in our knowledge sharing and every day discussions. As a member of almost all of the divisions at one time or another across the years, I know exactly how it feels to think of yourself as a number rather than a contributing professional or be overwhelmed by the size of our organization. With your support I believe that we can find ways to bring our community closer together while expanding on our work abroad. 5
John Eric Byrnes Upper School Librarian and Media Specialist Christ Church Episcopal School Greenville SC School 7-12 Media and Technology Integration Specialist at Saint Peter Public Schools 6/2013 - 7/2015 10th Grade English Teacher at Saint Peter Public Schools 7/2012 - 6/2013 9-12th Grade English Teacher at River's Edge Academy 8/2010 - 6/2012 Minnesota State University, Certificate in School Library Media Specialist, 2015; University of Minnesota, M. Ed. in Educations, 2010; Gustavus Adolphus College, BA Religion, 2008. AASL No No AASL National Conference Proposal Reader Spring 2015 ALA Inspire Collection Grant Committee Member 2016 - Present, Appointed Chair of Committee for 2018-2019. South Carolina Association of School Librarians - Pre-Service Committee Member 2017 - Present Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota - Conference Committee, Program Chair & Member at Large, 2013 - 2015. My primary concerns as a member of the ALA are the inclusion of School Librarians and Library Paraprofessionals without MLIS degrees in the larger conversations about professional growth and standards in School Library settings. I am further interested in how the ALA can bridge any gaps in understanding between the variety of people who work in and for the strength of all libraries. 5
Melissa I. Cardenas-Dow Social Sciences Librarian Sacramento State University Sacramento CA Academic Temporary Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of California Riverside, October 2014-October 2016 Adjunct Reference & Instruction Librarian, Chaffey College, June 2015-January 2017 California State University Northridge, MS in Assistive Technology Studies & Human Services, 2017; San Jose State University, MLIS, May 2008; San Francisco State University, BA (major: anthropology, minor: Asian American Studies), 1996 RUSA ASGCLA ACRL Library Research (LRRT) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange RT (EMIERT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) REFORMA Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) No Yes ALA Council, 2016-2019; ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, 2014-2016; ALA Conference Accessibility Task Force, 2016-2017; ALA Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Implementation Working Group (co-chair), 2016-2019; ALA Nominating Committee, 2017-2019; ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship, 2018-2020; SRRT Editorial Board (Newsletter co-editor), 2017-2020; SRRT Editorial Board (Newsletter editor), 2014-2017; NMRT Membership, Promotion, Diversity and Recruitment Committee (MPDR) (chair), 2012-2014 Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association, Chair, Task Force on Intersectionality, 2017-present; California Academic & Research Libraries, Interest Group Coordinator, 2018-present. ALA Emerging Leaders, 2011; Self-assessment required of cultural competence, humility, and social justice is the heart of my work in diversity, equity, and inclusion. I see my work as an academic reference and instruction librarian for undergraduates as mediating the gaps between bodies of knowledge and the information seeker. I model and nurture a habit of mind among patrons I serve, one that builds on self-awareness of information needs, behaviors, and problem-solving strategies. I strive to extend this perspective to my work in ALA. My first term on ALA Council has impressed upon me the significance of a habit-of-mind approach and the importance of negotiation needed to accomplish work on behalf of diversity. A second term on ALA Council will enable me to continue this work and the ongoing effort that enables ALA to continue supporting libraries, librarians, and librarianship in the positive transformation of our communities. 14
Kathy Carroll School Librarian Westwood High School Blythewood SC School School Librarian, Ridge View High School, 2007-2012 English Instructor, Ridge View High School, 1995-2007 University of South Carolina, Master of Library and Information Science, 2009 University of South Carolina, Master of Arts in Teaching, 1989 University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Arts/English, 1987 AASL Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange RT (EMIERT) International Relations (IRRT) Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA) Yes No AASL President-elect candidate – 2019 ALA Council – 2016-2019 ALA Spectrum Advisory Committee – 2018-2020 ALA Spectrum Scholarship Recipient Selection Committee – 2013-2015, 2018 ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table member – 2017-2019 ALA International Relations Round Table – 2017-2019 AASL Presidential Initiative Committee – 2017-2018 AASL Board of Directors – 2013-2015 AASL Affiliate Assembly Region IV Director – 2013-2015 AASL Affiliate Assembly Region IV Director-elect – 2010-2013 AASL Spectrum Scholar – 2008 AASL Spectrum Jury – 2013-2015 AASL Leadership Development Committee – liaison – 2014-2015 AASL/RUSA American Presses Book Selection – liaison – 2014-2015 AASL American Presses Book Selection – liaison – 2013-2015 AASL Emerging Leaders Committee – member –2013 •South Carolina Association of School Librarians Conference Committee Hospitality Chairperson – 2018-2019 •South Carolina Association of School Librarians – Board of Directors – 2011-2012 •South Carolina Association of School Librarians – Standards and Guidelines Committee – Chairperson – 2011-2012 ALA Spectrum Scholar Scholarship – 2007 AASL Emerging Leader Scholarship – 2007 Toyota International Teacher Program – South Africa - 2011 Cambridge University; Oxford, England National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Institute (NEHSI) Churchill and the Anglo-American Relationship – 2008 Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program – Tokyo, Japan – 2003 Oxford University; Oxford, England Bread Loaf School of English – 2002 Pi Lambda Theta International Honors Society and Professional Association in Education – 2008 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) – I serve as a site visitor on teams which visit institution’s college of education to review requests for initial or continued CAEP accreditation. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Library Media Standards Committee – Worked with educators to revise standards for Library Media Specialist NBPTS Standards NBPTS Teacher Leader Competency Framework Committee – created initial framework for new NBPTS standard NBPTS/Pearson Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts Formal Assessment Review Committee NBPTS/Pearson Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts Test Items Review Committee Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Summer Reading Program Chairperson – duties included selecting reading materials, speakers, supervising teachers and volunteers, and teaching children K-5th graders for a county-wide week-long summer reading program. NBPTS Certification in Adolescence and Young Adulthood/English Language Arts (Initial and Renewal) Policy Statement Revision Committee- What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards – 2017 @whs_llc School librarians may sometimes feel relegated to a specific niche within our national organization, but we are vital members of ALA and need representation on its Council. ALA has long been a champion for free and open access, education, privacy, and intellectual freedom, and school librarians are at the forefront of supporting these efforts. We all exist in a hyper-connected era where the value of libraries and library professionals are often questioned. For the Council to remain effective in this climate, it must represent a microcosm of the profession. It must include members from diverse backgrounds and divisions so the Council will remain a governing body that truly represents all ALA members and its constituents. My professional focus on inclusion, work with various national organizations, and experience within AASL will enable me to continue working on the Council to support and accomplish ALA’s goals and core mission. 12
Katie Cerqua Youth and Family Services Manager Virginia Beach Public Library Virginia Beach VA Public Youth Librarian and Teen Services Coordinator, Virginia Beach Public Library, 2007 -2013 Clarion University of Pennsylvania, MSLIS, 2007; Mercyhurt College, BA English, 2006 PLA No No Library Journal Mover and Shaker, 2016 Campaign for Grade Level Reading Pace Setter for Summer Partnership Program, 2016 Virginia Public Library Director's Association Outstanding Employee of the Year, 2015 Virginia Public Library Director's Association Outstanding Innovative Outreach, 2014 H.W. Wilson Scholarship Awardee, 2007 I have worked to ensure children have access to summer programming that allows them to enter school in the fall ready to learn, and have received commendations for projects combatting Summer Learning Loss in the City of Virginia Beach. These projects focus on partnering for success and resource sharing to reach students most at-risk for summer slide. I believe Libraries are community leaders that connect, support, and inspire the people we serve every day. As a profession we work to continuously evaluate and improve services to remain responsive – but we are just beginning to tell this story. I believe we have started the important work of using quantitative data to demonstrate impact, and I would like to advocate work to continue to strengthen the profession in this direction. 4
Rachael Clukey Reference Librarian, 2014-Present Delaware County District Library Delaware OH Public Youth Librarian, Dayton Library, 2013-2014 Akron-Summit County Public Library, Youth Librarian, 2009-2013 Kent State University, MLIS, 2008; Shawnee State University, Bachelor of Business Administration, 2004 Exhibits Round Table (ERT) New Members Round Table (NMRT) No No I am a Reference Librarian at a public library. I have been in the library field less than ten years so I am still in the early part of my career. I highly value my career and librarianship. I would like to help represent public libraries and early career Librarians. 3
Peter D. Coyl Library Director Montclair Public Library Montclair NJ Public Senior Librarian, Dallas Public Library, 2014-17 Branch Manager, Dallas Public Library, 2011-14 Librarian, Hsinchu International School, 2010-11 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- 08. UNITED PLA LLAMA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) 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) Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS): Special Populations Task Force (Member 2017-2018), Delivery Task Force (Member 2018), By-Laws Committee (Member 2018); 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, 2009. 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. Peter Coyl, "The Librarian Identity Crisis: Election turnout and professional responsibilities", American Libraries (online), May 17, 2018. 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. 10
Lindsay Cronk Head of Collection Strategies University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries Rochester NY Academic Coordinator of Online Resources and Collections, University of Houston, 2015-2017 Membership Manager, LYRASIS, 2014-2015 Membership Coordinator, LYRASIS, 2013-2014 Georgia Southern University, EdS in Instructional Technology, 2016; Valdosta State University, MLIS, 2012; BA in International Relation, 2006. ALCTS LITA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Sustainability (SustainRT) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) No No •Joint ALCTS-LITA-LLAMA Activities Working Group, 2018-2019 •Director-at-Large, Library Information Technology Association Board, American Library Association (ALA) 2017-2020 •Co-Chair, LITA National Forum, 2019 •Editor, LITA Blog, 2016-2017 •Special Projects Manager, LITA Blog, ALA, 2015-2016 •Blogger, LITA, 2014-2016 •Web Coordinating Committee, LITA, ALA, 2016-2018 •Education Committee, LITA, ALA, 2015-2016 •Webmaster, New Members Roundtable, Texas Library Association (TLA), 2016-2017 •Secretary/Treasurer, New Members Roundtable, TLA, 2015-2016 •Conference Planning Committee, Texas Library Association (District 8), 2014-2015 •Co-Chair, Atlanta Emerging Librarians, Georgia Library Association, 2012-2013 2017 Library Journal Mover & Shaker I have been called an "innovator and boundary-pusher" for my work in collection assessment, but I tend to think of myself as someone who like to tinker and fix. I pride myself on developing and implementing simple, straightforward, and sustainable processes that center library work where it belongs, in service of social justice. I've presented my work in these areas at conferences including ER&L, the Charleston Conference, and the Acquisitions Institute. I am a community builder, and I've created and stewarded inclusive events including the LYRASIS eGathering. I currently serve on the planning committees of both the Acquisitions Institute and the LITA Forum. Since joining ALA my central accomplishments occurred in collaborations with teams, most notably committees and groups at LITA. I served as editor of the LITA Blog and am currently a LITA Board Member. I am a reviewer for Library Quarterly and Technology Editor for the Journal of Radical Librarianship. I am extremely proud and excited to be part of the cross-divisional group working to investigate a collaborative future for ALCTS-LITA-LLAMA. Cronk, Lindsay. “Collaboration is the New Leadership: When to Lean In and When to Lean Back.” Millennial Leadership in Libraries. Edited by Ashley Krenelka Chase. New York: Hein, 2017. Creech, Anna and Cronk, Lindsay. “Annual Review.” Sudden Guide for E-Resource Management. Edited by Galadriel Chilton and Michael Rodriguez. ALCTS Publishing, 2018. Cronk, Lindsay and Getz, Kelli. “Let’s Get in Formation: Standardized Data Review for eResource Management,” Against the Grain. 2016: Volume 28, issue 4. I consider myself advocate for positive change and the necessary transformation of ALA. Library work itself has transformed in recent decades while our central professional membership organization has struggled to keep pace. I am deeply committed to working to improve the association, and I believe that I can leverage the position of Councilor-at-Large to help improve member communications, experiences, and outcomes. As Councilor-at-Large, I would push for more transparent and efficient processes to engage the greater membership in the governance of ALA. Beyond this commitment ensuring member voices are heard, I wholeheartedly believe that ALA needs to contexualize library work as social justice work, and I intend to devote my efforts on Council to advocate for this perspective. Only through such advocacy can we steward and transform ALA to better reflect the realities of library work and support library workers. 6
Natalie DeJonghe Technology Engagement Librarian Oak Lawn Public Library Oak Lawn IL Public E-book Trainer/Coordinator Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) 11/2013-5/2017 Adult Services Librarian White Oak Public Library 10/2010 - 11/2013 University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, MIS, 2014; University of North Carolina at Greensbor, MA English Literature, 2008; East Carolina University, BS English Education, 2005 LITA PLA Games & Gaming (GAMERT) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) No No NMRT (New Member RT) Student Chapter of the Year Award Committee, July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015 Annual Program Committee, July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016 Orientation Committee, July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018 ALA Election Committee Member, July 1, 2015-June 30, 2017, Election Committee Chair July 1, 2016-June 30, 2018 LITA (Library & Information Technology Association) Program Planning Committee, July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017 Program Planning Committee Vice-Chair, July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018 Program Planning Committee Chair, July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 Organizer of the C2E2 Pop-Up library (2017 & 2018) on behalf of the Graphic Novels & Comics MIG - Member of the organizing team that successfully transitioned the Graphic Novels & Comics MIG into a RT - 2016 ILEAD and Targeting Autism Forum Participant - Is occasionally witty and ragey on Twitter I was motivated to run after meeting room interpretation debacle that occurred in July. Reading through and participating in conversations made it clear that there was a lack of transparency surrounding the update of the final language. There also seemed to be a number of councilors and committee members who seemed unconcerned with the opinions of non-ALA members. I'm running because I want to be a voice for both ALA members and non-members. Decisions made by council often impact all library workers, regardless of their membership status, and I think it is vital to listen to and represent those opinions as well. I am privileged enough to have the means and opportunity to participate as a council member and I feel it's my moral duty as a firm "no nazis in libraries" believer to put my time and energy into being an active particpant in those debates and votes. 4
Kim DeNero-Ackroyd Deputy Director Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library Cleveland Heights OH Public Willoughby Branch Manager, Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Feb. 2008-Nov. 2011 Adult Services Librarian, Shaker Heights Public Library, Jan. 2003-Feb. 2008 Ingram Account Manager, Ingram Library Services, 2001 University of Texas, MLIS, 1995 The Ohio State University, BA English, 1991 PLA No No ALA COSWL 2016-2017 Public Library Association Membership Advisory Group, 2018-2020 Conference Program Committee, 2012 and 2014 Public Library Systems Committee, 2005-2010 Ohio Library Council Safety and Security Conference Committee, 2019 Management and Supervision Conference Committee Chair, 2018 Management and Administration Divison Member, 2017-2019 Currently enrolled in ALA's CPLA certfication program, with three out of seven courses completed. Co-Administrator of a Facebook group "Lean In: Librarian Leadership", geared toward women. Ohio Library Council Annual Convention 2014, 2015 and 2017 Facilitated unstructured programs on women and leadership/management in libraries. Ohio Library Council Chapter Conferences 2015 Facilitated an unstructured program on women and leadership/management in libraries 2016 Recruited to create and facilitate a program on Interview Preparation Northeast Ohio Regional Library System (NEO-RLS) 2015 Asked to co-present a webinar on mentoring 2016 Recruited to co-create and co-facilitate a half day program on motivation 2016 Facilitated unstructured programs on women and leadership/management in libraries. Linked In profile page: If elected as a Councilor-at-Large, I would work to increase and improve communications between ALA and its membership. I am concerned that too many library staff members don't believe that ALA adequately represents their specific interests and so they decide not to join, particularly if they are not in management, supervision or administration. Developing profesional networks is an important skill in today's workforce and I believe that with a robust and active membership, ALA could become even stronger. 15
Cynthia Ellison Dottin Fellow, Honors College Florida International University Miami FL Academic Coordinator, Library Educational Programs, Florida International University, 2012-2015 Interim Bibliographic Instruction Coordinator, 2011-2012 Reference & Instruction Librarian, 2005-2011 University of South Florida, MA Library and Information Science, 2004; University of West Florida, BA History 1981. ACRL Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA) No No LIRT ALA Councilor, 2010-Present ACRL IS Information Literacy Best Practices Committee, 2010-2012; LIRT Liaison Committee, Chair, 2007-2010; LIRT Liaison Committee, Member, 2006-2010 ACRL African American Librarians Section, Member, 2006-Present; Instruction Section, Member, 2006-Present; Women›s Studies Section, Member, 2006-Present; RUSA History Section, Member, 2006-2010 Council of State University Libraries, Florida Information Literacy, Subcommittee of the Public Services Planning Committee, 2011-2012. SEFLIN Information Literacy Discussion Group, 2006-2014 Dade County Library Association, 2008-2010 Co-Author: "Using The Library". IN The First Year Experience: Making the Most of College (Hayden McNeal Publishing), 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. Today's increasingly sophisticated technology has dramatically changed librarianship, our libraries, communities, patrons, as well as ALA and the way it operates. ALA is, currently, on the doorstep of a new frontier as it seeks ways of organizing an Association which fulfills its mission, while keeping its nimble and able hands on a rapidly changing world. During my tenure as LIRT Councilor (2010-present), I have watched ALA and librarianship evolve by leaps and bounds and yet, there are "miles to go before we sleep." As a nimble organization, ALA can never sleep but, must remain true to its mission and its myriad constituents. As my tenure as LIRT Councilor ends, I am seeking a position as Councilor-at-Large to assist, in all the ways I can, to help ALA, its constituents, and steakholders make what we do, impactful, worthwhile, and meaningful. We must continue to advocate and legislate because LIBRARIES MATTER. 17
Karen E. Downing Education Librarian University of Michigan Ann Arbor MI Academic Foundations and Grants Librarian, University of Michigan 2000-2014 Head, Social Sciences, University of Michigan 2012-2016 Assistant to the Dean for Cultural Diversity, University of Michigan 1995-2000 The University of Michigan, 2003-2009, Doctor of Philosophy, Education. Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education The University of Michigan, 1987-1989, Master of Information and Library Studies. Specialization in Academic/Public Libraries. The University of Michigan, 1979-1982, Bachelor of Arts, History of Art ACRL Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange RT (EMIERT) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) REFORMA Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA) No No 2017-2019, ALA Budget Analysis Review Committee 2016-2019, ALA Executive Board (elected) 2015-2016, ALA Equality Award Jury 2014-2015, ALA International Relations Committee Humphry/OCLC Award Jury 2012-2014, ALA Joseph W. Lippincott Award Jury 2014-2016, ALA Committee on Committees (elected) 2010-2016, ALA Councilor at large (Elected, re-elected 2013) 2013-2014, ALA Committee on Library Advocacy 2011-2014, ALA Budget Planning Assembly (elected) 2012-2014, ALA Committee on Education (Chair) 2009-2011, ALA Committee on Education (member) 2009-2010, ALA Young Librarians Presidential Task-Force (Co-chair) 2007-2008, ALA Nominating Committee 2005-2007, Civic Engagement Membership Initiative Group (Program Chair, 2005) 2002-2004, Committee on Organization 2002-2003, Spectrum Scholarship Committee, Chair 2002-2003, Training and Orientation Committee 2001-2002, Spectrum Scholarship Committee 2001-2002, Training and Orientation Committee, Chair 2000-2002, Conference Committee 1998-2002, Councilor at Large – Elected by ALA Membership Association of College and Research Libraries 2017-2019, National Conference Executive Planning Committee, Co-chair, Workshops Committee 2014- Manuscript peer reviewer for College & Research Libraries 2015-2017, National Conference Executive Planning Committee, Keynotes Committee Co-chair 2013-2016, EBSS Higher Education Committee (Chair 2014-15) 2013-2015, National Conference Keynote Speakers Committee 2007-2011, Research Planning Committee 1995-1997, National Conference Executive Planning Committee, Co-Chair, Contributed Papers 1991-1993, Instruction Section - Instruction for Diverse Populations Committee (Chair 1992-93) Michigan Library Association, Member 2010-current October 2018: Invited Speaker, Annual Conference, Novi, Michigan 2013-14: Member, MLA Academic Libraries Conference Planning Committee 2010, ALA Library of the Future Award 2009, ALA Equality Award 2007-2008, ALA Diversity Research Grant 2003-2008, University of Michigan, Horace Rackham Graduate School, Rackham Merit Fellowship 2007, University Library Diversity Award 2003, Association of College and Research Libraries, Instruction Section, Innovative Teaching Award 2003, Center for the Education of Women, Margaret Towsley Doctoral Scholarship 2001, University Library, Diversity Award 1997, Women of Color Taskforce, “1997 Women of the Year In Leadership Award,” The University of Michigan 1993, Beta Tau Mu, Service Excellence Award 2010, ALA Library of the Future Award 2009, ALA Equality Award 2007-2008, ALA Diversity Research Grant 2003-2008, University of Michigan, Horace Rackham Graduate School, Rackham Merit Fellowship 2007, University Library Diversity Award 2003, Association of College and Research Libraries, Instruction Section, Innovative Teaching Award 2003, Center for the Education of Women, Margaret Towsley Doctoral Scholarship 2001, University Library, Diversity Award 1997, Women of Color Taskforce, “1997 Women of the Year In Leadership Award,” The University of Michigan 1993, Beta Tau Mu, Service Excellence Award Downing, K. On Being a Multiracial Librarian in a Mono-racially Conceived Library World. (2017). In: Chu, C. Race as Multidimensional: The Personal Shaping the Professional in the Library and Information Field. In: Barlow, D.L. and P.T. Jaeger, Advances in Librarianship (42). Emerald Publishing Group: United Kingdom. Downing, K., Alexander, L., Case, B., Gomis, M., Malowski, E. (2014). Librarians and Scholars: Partners in Digital Humanities. Educause Review Online (Published on June 2, 2014). Downing, K., Rivera, A., Winston, M. (2012) Library Leadership 2.0. In Dave Bogart (ed.) Library and Book Trade Almanac (formerly The Bowker Annual). Pp. 51-74. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc. The next several years will bring much change at the ALA. We will hire a new Executive Director; we are looking for the best and highest use of our assets, we are entering a period of investment budgeting to situate the Association for a stronger future, we are ramping up our local and national advocacy efforts, and more. At the same time, there are political/cultural divides within our country that challenge our ability to provide community-based, social justice-informed services to all. I would like to be a part of our Association’s efforts to champion intellectual freedom, advocacy, and diversity, and I see my election to Council as the most impactful way to help. My background includes extensive service throughout ALA, and my professional and personal involvement with equity, diversity and inclusion will provide a set of lenses through which to assess and lead organizational change. 30
Dr. George J. Fowler University Librarian Old Dominion University Norfolk VA Academic Associate University Librarian for Information Resources and Technology, Old Dominion University, 2011-2014 Head, Library Systems Department, University of Arkansas, 2006-2011 Systems Librarian/Head, Enterprise Systems Unit, Temple University, 2002-2006 Old Dominion University, PhD Higher Education, 2016 University of North Texas, MLS, 1998 University of North Texas, BS Information Science, 1997 ACRL LLAMA International Relations (IRRT) No No ACRL ULS Committee on the Future of University Libraries, Member, 2014-2016; LLAMA Nominating Committee, Member, 2017-2018; LLAMA/LOMS Leadership Theory Committee, Member, 2014-Present, Co-Chair, 2017-18; LLAMA President’s Planning Committee, Member, 2016-2017; LLAMA/HRS Leadership Skills Committee, Member, 2014-2016, Chair, 2015-2016; LLAMA/HRS Nominating Committee, Member, 2016-2017; LLAMA/FRFDS Trends, Marketing & Project Development Committee, Member, 2014-2016; LLAMA SASS Technical Services and Systems Committee, Member, 2011-2013; Library Information Technology Association, Member, 2002-2010; Orientation, Development, and Training Committee, Intern, 2005-2007 State Council on Higher Education in Virginia Library Advisory Council, Chair, 2017-Present; Arkansas Library Association, Chair IT Roundtable, 2009-2011; Arkansas Innovative Users Group, Vice-Chair, 2009-2011; Mid-Atlantic Innovative Users Group, Chair, 2003-2004; Vice-Chair, 2002-2003 UCLA Senior Fellow - 2012; Rookie of the Year, University of Arkansas, 2008; Presidential Innovation Award, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2000 Co-PI NEA Big Read Grant, 2018-19; United States Army Veteran Fowler, G., Hines, S. (Eds.). (2018 - forthcoming). Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Librarian Syndrome (vol. 40). Emerald Insight Jones, P.J., Fowler, G., The Limits of Democracy in Academic Libraries in a Revolutionary Age (vol. 2011 Proceedings). Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries Fowler, G., Beyond Books and Bullets. American Libraries, 40(12), 44-47, 2009 At a time when the world most needs libraries, our leaders seem focused on making them irrelevant. They are squandering our most-precious asset--our reputation--by taking stands on issues that do not impact a library's abilitiy to fulfill its purpose. It is time for ALA to step back, reflect, and consider how best we create a better world through our words and deeds. In order for me to help us accomplish this, I must first understand more of the internal efforts that currently occur, the discussions already occurring, and the plans in motion. By serving as a Councilor-at-Large, I'll be able to improve my understanding, better inform my perspective, and be able to take and advocate for more meaningful actions. 15
Erica Freudenberger Outreach & Engagement Consultant Southern Adirondack Library System Saratoga Springs NY Public Library System Director, Red Hook Public Library, 2010-2016 Director, Staatsburg Library, 2015-2016 Health Information Project Assistant, Mid-Hudson Library System, 2007-2010 NYS Division of Library Development, Public Librarians' Professional Certificate, June, 2018 San Jose State University, Master's in Library Science, May, 2018 Excelsior College, Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts, 2013 ASGCLA PLA LLAMA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange RT (EMIERT) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) No No •EBSCO Excellence in Rural Library Service Award, July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020 •LLAMA Leadership Theory Committee, July 1, 2018 –June 30, 2020 •LLAMA Innovation Incubator Project Team, July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019 •ALA New Americans Planning National Advisory Team, 2018-2019 •ALA Libraries Transforming Communities cohort, 2014-2016 New York Library Association Sustainability Initiative, Co-Creator, Community Change Agents program, 2016-2018 •Library Journal Mover & Shaker, 2016, Community Builders •American Library Association’s Leadership Institute, 2016 •Best Small Library in America Finalist, 2015 (Red Hook Public Library) •Joseph F. Shubert Library Excellence Award, 2015 (Red Hook Public Library) •Red Hook Public Library awarded five stars by Library Journal in 2013 - 2016 •Piloted the Aspen Institute Action Guide for Re-envisioning Your Public Library, 2015 •Revitalize the Red Hook Public Library, including more than doubling its budget •Being part of the ALA Libraries Transforming Communities cohort Creating broad initiatives to help libraries work with their communities, including: •Co-creator of the New York Library Association Sustainability Initiative’s Community Change Agents Program, working with libraries across New York State to shape strategies to ensure that libraries are socially equitable, financially healthy, and systemic in their thinking about sustainability. •Fresh Food Collective: Distribute fresh, locally gleaned produce to rural food deserts for free – no registration or qualifications needed -- through public libraries •Libraries Mean Business: Developed turn-key programs for small libraries to support small businesses and entrepreneurs •Library Moon Walk: Collaboration with Upper Hudson and Mohawk Valley Library Systems to improve access to authoritative health info & encourage healthier lifestyles in 10 counties of New York State •Convene & facilitate adult literacy roundtable to address adult education needs in four counties Freudenberger, E. (2018) Fund All the Things: Finding Money to do Great Work in L. Comito (Ed.) Tech for All. Washington, D.C.: Rowman & Littlefield. Williams, A., Freudenberger, E. Fesemyer, C. (2019) Food for Thought: Feeding Mind & Bodies at Public Libraries in C. Smallwood (Ed.) Social Justice and Activism in Libraries: Moving Beyond Diversity to Action. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. Project links: NYLA-SI Community Change Agents: Library Moon Walk: In a complex and disruptive environment, public libraries can play a role strengthening the social fabric in a digital age by creating connections and helping communities build the world – or at least their corner of it – as they would like it to be. We can empower our communities by identifying and multiplying resources through strategic collaborations; develop inclusive plans that encourage citizens to become active agents in our democracy; and adapt local, sustainable strategies allowing them to innovate and thrive, so that libraries may as well. As an ALA member, I’ve benefitted from conferences, taken part in the Libraries Transforming Communities Initiative, serve on committees and met a wide range of colleagues from across the country. I value the American Library Association as a professional resource and would love to be a part of the team as it navigates the 21st century. 8
Kevin R. Garewal Associate Director Harvard Law School Library Cambridge MA Academic Head of Research & Learning Services, University of Akron - Libraries, 2014-2018 Business Information Services Librarian, Harvard Business School, 2012-2014 Staff Auditor, Novogradac, 2012 Cleveland State University, Master of Accountancy – Taxation, 2012 Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2004 Kent State University, Master of Library Science, 1998 Baldwin Wallace University, Bachelor of Arts – Sports Medicine, 1996 ACRL ALCTS LLAMA No ACRL/ULS Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group – Member 2017-2019 ALCTS – Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner IG – Chair 2018-2019 Leading Change Institue, 2016 – I attended the LCI in the summer of 2016. During the week long institute I was challenged to push my boundaries regarding teamwork, creativity, and listening. It helped me understand the impact I make on culture both in the library and outside the library. I have folded this experience into my entire career by becoming more active in the profession, mentoring, and giving back to the profession. —"Academic Libraries Use of Maker Spaces for Technology Infused Learning", Applying Library Values to Emerging Technology: Tips and Techniques for Advancing within Your Mission. (Chapter Authors: Kevin R. Garewal and Lois Maria Hawkins, 2018 (ACRL book publication) —Meeting Evolving Research and Curriculum Needs: A Survey of Interlibrary Loan and OhioLINK Borrowing Habits at an Academic Law Library, The Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, Volume 19, Issue 2 April 2009 —New Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Intermediaries under UIGEA, Global Action: A Newsletter of the International Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 4, Issue 2 - April 2009. (Authors: Kevin Garewal & Tim Woods) As a mid-career adminstrator/manager this is the opportunity to give back to the profession through service to ALA. I believe that librarians are in a position to advocate for intellectual freedom, access to information, and generally individuals civil rights. I believe with my varied background and experience I can contribute with a unique perspective on policy and functional matters. The need for a strong ALA has never been more acute. I would be honored to help the organization continue its work. 4
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, BA Public Administration, 2013; Western Michigan University, MLS, 1981; University of Michigan, BA, 1978. PLA No No Florida Library Association, Member, Standards and Outcomes Committee, 2016 - Present Enterprising Women's Leadership Institute, Woman of the Year Leadership Award, 2012 I had the privilege to develop two libraries "from the ground up": Palm Harbo Library, which was a grassroots volunteer library until 1987, when they became organized as a special taxing district library. I was able to see the construction of a new library building, select staff, and develop community services for a rapidly growing unincorporated community in the greater Clearwater/Tampa, FL area. Within 5 years, we had outgrown the building and had to expand the library building and incorporate automation into our processes. In 1995, I went to Sumter County, FL and developed a countywide, collective library system, including 5 small municipal libraries. The new residents in this area were very influential in developing additional library services and locations, and expanding technology and electronic resources into Sumter's library services. I believe all citizens should have access to libraries and library resources, regardless of their age, gender, or location. 37
Mario M Gonzalez Director, Passaic Public Library, Passaic, NJ Passaic Public Library Passaic NJ Public Harvard Business School, Executive Education Program; Columbia University, Teachers College, M.Ed., Adult Education (in progress); Pratt Institute, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, M.L.I.S.; City College of New York, B.A., Spanish & Psychology; Florida Institute of Technology, Aerospace Engineering Program. YALSA RUSA LLAMA LITA ASGCLA ALSC ALCTS ACRL AASL PLA UNITED International Relations (IRRT) Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange RT (EMIERT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) REFORMA Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA) Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) American Indian Library Association (AILA) No No Treasurer of ALA, 2013-2016; Executive Board, 2006-2009, 2013-2016; Chair Finance & Audit Committee, 2013-2016; Trustee of ALA Long Term (Foundation) Investment, 2013-2016, 2018-present; Councilor-At-Large, 1996-present; Chair of Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC), 2010-2011; Member of Budget Analysis and Review Committee (BARC), 2006-2012; Finance & Audit Committee, 2010-2011; ALA Finances 101 (a.k.a. Financial Planning Seminar) 2006-2012; Planning & Budget Assembly (PBA), 1997-1999 and 2006-2016; President's Steering Committee, 2009-2011; ALA President's Task Force on Elections, 2008-2011; ALA Campaign for America's Libraries, 2009-present; ALA International Relations Committee (IRC), 2004-2006; ALA Nominating Committee, 2003-2004; ALA Committee on Committees, 2002-2003; ALA Chapter Relations Committee, 2001-2003; ALA World Book/Gale Award Committee, 2001; ALA Literacy Assembly, 1998-1999; Public Library Association (PLA) Board of Directors, 2004-2007; PLA Leadership Committee, 2007-2012; PLA Nominating Committee, 2006; RUSA Executive Board, 1992-1995; ASCLA Board, 2000-2003; EMIERT President, Executive Board, Committees and member,1998-present; ALA Committee on Pay Equity, 1993-1995; Member of Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), Social Responsibility Roundtable (SRRT), Intellectual Freedom Roundtable (IFRT) Treasurer, Freedom to Read Foundation; New Jersey Library Association (NJLA), member; Chinese-American Library Association (CALA), Life Member; Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), member; REFORMA National Association, Life Member, President, 1991-1992; Executive Board, 1986-1994; Chair, Exhibits Committee, First National Conference, 1995-1997; Northeast Chapter (NY, NJ, PA, MA, CT) Founding Member; President, 1998-1990; Treasurer, 2001-2008; Co-Founder REFORMA Puerto Rico Chapter; Passaic/Essex County NJ Area Library Consortium (PALS Plus), Treasurer, President, and member 2009-present; Rotary Club International - Passaic NJ Chapter, Treasurer and President, 2009-present; Fairfield CT Library Directors Group (FLAG), Scholarship Committee and Life Member; Greenwich Alliance for Education, Board of Directors; Greenwich Hospital, Community Advisory Board Member Appreciation Award, ALA Executive Board, 2006-2009; Recognition Award, Mayor, City of Passaic, NJ, 2009; Connecticut Award for Excellence in Public Library Architecture, 2005; Connecticut Library Association Excellence in Public Relations Award, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008; Town of Greenwich Team of the Year Award - Greenwich Library, 2002; Brooklyn Borough President Award for Serving People with Disabilities; REFORMA Librarian of the Year Award, 1994; Pura Belpre Award at the United Nations for Outstanding Service to the Spanish Speaking in the Northeastern U.S., 1993; Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Award for Service to the Homeless, 1989 Team Leader and Panel Reviewer of several Government Grants, NEH, IMLS and U.S. Dept. of Education; Guest Speaker on Library Services, Finances and Budgets at Universities in Mexico (in Spanish), Costa Rica (in Spanish) and Kosovo, invited by the U.S. Dept. of State; Library Trustee, President, Treasurer, and Secretary, Orangeburg Library, Orangeburg, New York; Adjunct Professor, Long Island (NY) University, Palmer School of Library and Information Science; Faculty Advisor, Empire State (NY) College; Advisory Board Member, Facts-on-File Publications, Advisory Board Member, New York City Mayor's Office for Persons with Disabilities; Chair, New York City Literacy Alliance Staff Development on Disabilities Committee; Consultant, ESOL Programs & Services, World Language Collection Development in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Texas; interviewed for documentary film, "A Gift of Joy-Serving the Aging" (1999) to record my work with older adults and libraries in Brooklyn, NY "Looking at a Gift Horse in the Mouth: Developing Gift Policies for Public Libraries", Association of Connecticut Library Boards, 2003 Como Interesar a Sus Hijos en Leer" (How to Interest Your Child in Reading), La Familia de Hoy "Latin American, Latino (U.S.), Spain and Portugal", Magazines for Libraries, R.R. Bowker. I have been working in public libraries for more than half of my life providing services and outreach to all; children, young adults, people with disabilities and especially to the traditionally underserved. I have taught library science programs. As a paraprofessional, faculty, trustee and administrator, I have consistently advocated for the importance of libraries as the informational and cultural center of the community. I am successful in bringing together people of diverse backgrounds and interests to improve library and information services. As a member of the ALA Council, I will continue to work hard for you by keeping ALA responsive to the needs and concerns of all its members as the organization transitions into new structures; ensure a balance between functions of the ALA offices and membership units; keeping ALA focused on member-driven priorities; and strengthening the voice of the Association in national and international forums. 33
Bitsy Griffin School Librarian Old Town Global Academy/Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools Winston Salem NC School School Librarian, Moore Magnet/Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, 2013-16 School Librarian, C. C. Griffin Middle School/Cabarrus County Schools, 2012-2013 East Carolina University, MLIS, 2012; Indiana University, BGS, 1996AASL No No AASL Affiliate, Region 4 Representative North Carolina Library Association, School Library Liason, 2018-present; North Carolina School Library Media Association, President, 2018-19; North Carolina School Library Media Association, President-Elect/Conference Chair, 2017-18; North Carolina School Library Media Association, Advocacy & Governance Section Chair, 2014-17; North Carolina School Library Media Association, Emerging Leader 2013-14. Guilford County Teacher of the year, Semi-finalist, 2011; Teacher of the year, Peck ES/GCS, 2011; Excellence in Teaching Award, Calvary Day School, 2007 •Served on North Carolina Department of Public Instruction committees - developing rubric for digital skills for teachers and administrators and rewriting Information and Technology Essential Standards •Redesigned Emerging Leader program for North Carolina School Library Media Association •Changed principal perception of elementary librarian role in the school community •Coached teachers in developing students’ independent reading skills •Mentored MLIS interns and new librarians •Led professional development on AASL standards, digital learning platforms, Digital Teaching and Learning standards, and stations •Initiated plan to increase reading school-wide •Created an inviting environment for reading and research needs •Led students to be self-sufficient library users through station implementation and personalized choices •Served on the school leadership team, SIT, MTAC (chair), and Data Committee •Managed Old Town’s portion of WSFCS’s IAL/Reading Railroad grant •Solicited outside organizations (Bookmarks, Donors Choose, BB&T Lighthouse Project) for funding to enhance collection and student experiences •Edited and written math books for Carson Dellosa Publishing Jack of All Trades - Blog OTES Library NCSLMA 2018 Conference As a school librarian, I would like for •The important role that school librarians play in reading development, research skills, and developing life-long interests to be highlighted. •Partnerships to be developed between, school, public, and community colleges as to help mitigate their struggles for funding and staffing resources. •School and county administration to gain a better understanding of their unique roles in a literate community. •School administrators to fully support their librarians as they develop vital spaces, programs, and relationships with students and staff. •School librarians to model best practices by embracing their multi-faceted role. •School librarians to realize their full potential as school, district, state, and national leaders. 2
Michael A. Gutierrez Head of Public Services South Dakota State University Brookings SD Academic Department Head, Reference & Research Services, New Mexico State University Library, 2016-2018 Librarian, Reference & Instruction Services, University of Delaware Library, 2000-2016 University of Delaware, EdD, Educational Leadership, 2014; University of Arizona, MILS, 2000; University of New Mexico, BA History and Political Science, 1992. ACRL Yes No ALA Committee on Education (Chair, 2015-2016), ALA Councilor-At-Large (2006-2009, 2015-2018); ALA Diversity Leadership Institute Planning Task Force (2004); ALA Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee (2006); ALA Poster Session Committee (2017-2018); ALA Spectrum Advisory Committee (2012); ALA Spectrum Initiative Curriculum and Planning Task Force (2003-2005); ALA Spectrum Scholarship Jury(2012); ALA Spectrum Leadership Institute (Chair, 2003-2004); ALA Spectrum Scholars Interest Group (2014); ALA Task Force on the Context for Future Accreditation (2015-2017). ACRL College Library Section (2012-2018); ACRL Distance Learning Section (2014-2015); ACRL Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Committee (2004-2005); ACRL Effective Practices Committee (2015); ACRL Information Literacy Best Practices Committee (2014-2015); ACRL Instruction Section (2014-2016); ACRL Law and Political Science Section (2012-2018); ACRL University Library Section (2012-2018); ACRL Future of University Libraries Discussion Group (2017-2019); ARCL Virtual Institutes Committee (2012-2014) Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) Registration Committee (2017-2018) •Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) ◦Intern (1999-2001) ◦Organization Committee (Chair, 2004-2005) New Mexico Library Association, Treasurer, 2017; Delaware Library Association, Treasurer, 2004-2009; New Jersey Library Association, Personnel Committee, 2002-2003 and Scholarship Committee, 2002-2003. One major accomplishment was being the Treasurer for the Delaware Library Association. While in the position, I directed the finances and investments of the organization, which included authorizing payments, disbursements, and investments of funds relating to its budgets. More importantly, I streamed-lined the preparation of financial reports and developed policies and procedures for managing organization’s accounts. Another major accomplishment was my work on ALA’s Task Force on the Context for Future Accreditation. The Task Force researched and developed a white paper for the ALA Executive Board that describes the context and future of accreditation and include recommendations that arise from the research process. I chaired the research subcommittee and participated in developing the findings with other members of the Task Force. The two-year commitment was a very rewarding experience! Finally, I believe being a Spectrum Scholar is an additional accomplishment because it comes along with a commitment to give back to the profession. My work in ALA has been an effort to contribute my experience and knowledge to the profession. My professional concerns developed from my work on the Task Force on the Context for Future Accreditation, which also examined the curricula taught in today’s LIS courses. I believe the profession needs to focus on preparing librarians with skills, including curriculum design, programmatic assessment, and establishing new standards/criteria for graduating LIS students. In addition, I am concerned about declining membership in the organization, costs associated with running the organization, including holding conferences, and the direction of ALA as it faces challenges in the current cultural, political, and social environments. Of course, I would like to contribute to ALA as it refocuses its efforts to address issues, such as Net Neutrality and Fake News. 18
Carl A. Harvey II Assistant Professor Longwood University Farmville VA School School Librarian, Noblesville Schools, 2002-2015. School Librarian, MSD Warren Township, 1998-2002. Specialized Library Assistant, Speedway Public Library, 1993-2008. Indiana University, MLS, 2017; Indiana University; MS in Education, Instructional Technology, 2004; Ball State University, BS, School Media Services, 1997. AASL ALSC YALSA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Library Research (LRRT) No No ALA Budget Analysis and Review Committee, 2017-2021; ALA Nomination Committee, 2015-2016; ALA Advocacy Committee, 2013-2015; ALSC 2014 Randolph Caldecott Committee; AASL President, 2011-2012; AASL Board of Directors, 2008-2013; AASL National School Library Program of the Year Committee, 2008; AASL National Conference Co-Chair, 2007; and AASL Affiliate Assembly Chair, 2007. Association of Indiana School Library Educators (formerly the Association for Indiana Media Educators) - President, 2004-2005; Conference Chair 2003-2004; Survivor Conference Chair, 2003 & 2006; Board Member 2002-2007; Young Hoosier Book Award Committee, 2000-2003; Young Hoosier Book Award General Chair, 2002-2003. Virginia Association of School Librarian’s Rutherford Memorial Award, 2016. 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 Program of the Year Award, 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 think it is always hard to determine major accomplishments, but I guess for me my major accomplishment is being an active and involved member of a profession I love! The 21st Century Elementary School Library Program, 2nd Edition, Libraries Unlimited, 2017. Editor, School Library Connection, ABC-CLIO, 2015 to present. Leading the Common Core Initiative, co-authored with Linda Mills, Libraries Unlimited, 2014. Twitter: @caharvey2 Statement of Professional Concerns/Aspirations if Elected: I think one of the reasons that I got involved was that I believe that you can't sit back and be on the sidelines. In order to make an impact, you have to be a part of those leading the charge. You can't always assume someone is going to do it for you. One of the major strengths of ALA is that we have a diverse type of libraries and librarians. By uniting together in one organization and valuing each and every type of library, we have the opportunity to be a loud voice. We all serve the same patrons - albeit at different points in their lives. It is important that for our entire library ecosystem to sustain itself, we have to all work together for all types of libraries. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to be a part of the work that helps move us all forward. 20
April Hathcock Scholarly Communication Librarian Scholarly Communication Librarian New York NY Academic University of South Florida, MLIS, 2013 Duke University, JD, LLM, 2007 Agnes Scott College, BA, French and Psychology, 2004 ACRL Yes No ALA Council, 2016-19 ALA Copyright Legislation Subcommittee, 2015-present Metropolitan New York Library Council Annual Conference Selection Committee, 2016-17 Co-founder and Advisory Board Chair, LIS Scholarship Archive, 2017-present Advisory Board, ScholarlyHub, 2017-present ALA Spectrum Scholar, 2012 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, 2018 Dedicated to helping further conversation and intentional action in creating a more diverse and inclusive library profession where people from marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds can develop and thrive. “White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS,” In the Library in the Lead Pipe (Oct. 7, 2015). “Mapping Whiteness at the Reference Desk,” with S. Sendaula, in G. Schlesselman-Tarango, ed., Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science, Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press, 2017: 251-60. “Feminist Praxis in Library Leadership,” with J. Vinopal, in S. Lew &; B. Yousefi, eds., Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership, Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press, 2017: 147-71. At the Intersection blog: When I ran for Council three years ago, it was with the intention of finding ways to work within our large bureaucratic professional association to facilitate meaningful change in building a more diverse and inclusive profession. I was delighted to see the work of Jody Gray, Gwendolyn Prellwitz, and their colleagues in ODLOS, and I wanted to do my part as a Councillor-at-Large to see that work supported and bolstered from ALA's governing body. While the struggle is indeed real and long, I'm still just as committed to this work as I was three years ago and would be honored to continue representing the folks "from the margins" in ALA governance. 6
Christopher J. Hemingway Circulation Librarian Hagaman Memorial Library East Haven CT Public Librarian. Hagaman Memorial Library, East Haven, Connecticut, April 1994-present Southern Connecticut State University, MLS, 2006 University of Connecticut, BA Political Science and History, 1995 No No Connecticut Library Association, Region 5 Representative 2017-2019, Chair, Awards Committeee, 2017-2019 New England Library Association, Member, 2017-2019 Connecticut Futures Partner State Scholarship, 2017, New England Library Association First Time Attendee Scholarship, 2017, Association of Connecticut Library Boards Scholarship, 2006, New England Library Leadership Symposium (NELLS) 2015, Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award 1995 Received a $500 Scholarship from New England Library Association to attend 2018 Basecamp Leadership and Diversity Workshop at Simmons College in Boston on August 6-7, sponsored by School Library Journal and Scholastic Magazine, Nominated for “I Love My Librarian” Award 2018 and 2019, Selected as East Haven Courier Person of the Week in October 2015, Attended San Antonio Texas Poetry Association as a Guest Poet 2012 (Attended several meetings. led a poetry group of 20 at San Antonio Barnes and Noble, and attended reception with Texas Poet Laureate, As a Congressional intern in Washington, D.C. for summer of 1999 and 2000, spoke to a group of 50 high school students at a dedication ceremony marking the 200th anniversary of the Library Congress in Washington D.C. in 2000. Also, worked on several political campaigns as a volunteer and attended several local, state, and national conventions. Contributing Author, Connecticut 169 Club "The Day The Bull Lived: and other poems" (coming soon) My name is Chris Hemingway and I believe that libraries can make a difference in today’s world. As a distant relative of Ernest Hemingway, I have always had a passion for writing. I believe in library advocacy, and using the power of the written word to change things for the better. If elected as an ALA Councilor-at-Large, federal funding and advocacy will be a major part of my term in office. With library budget cuts becoming a norm, we need to fight for the library and become that change we seek. As an attendee of National Library Legilslative Day for the past couple of years in Washington D.C. I believe it is important to talk to our lawmakers and to seek out their help in making sure that our libraries recieve the adequate funding that they desperately need. 1
Holly Hibner Adult and Teen Services Coordinator Plymouth District Library Plymouth MI Public Head of Adult Services, Salem-South Lyon District Library, 1998-2009 Wayne State University, MLIS, 1999 Eastern Michigan University, BS, 1997 PLA No No ALA Council, Councilor-at-Large, 2016-2019 Michigan Library Association, Fantastic Fiction Work Group, Member, 2009-2010 Michigan State University Libraries, Tech Camp UnConference, Organizing committee, 2008 Michigan Library Association, iTrends Work Group, Chair, 2008-2009 The Library Network, Adult Services Committee, Chair, 2007-2008 Michigan Library Association, Reference Division, Chair, 2007-2008 Michigan Library Association, Reference Division, Member, 2006-2007 Loleta D. Fyan Award, Michigan Library Association, 2007 Co-founder, author, and partner of the popular blog “Awful Library Books” since 2009. Presented at various regional, national, and international conferences on a variety of topics, including collection management and librarian competencies. Adjunct Instructor, Wayne State University School of Information since 2018 Hibner, H. and Kelly, M. (2017). Taking Your Library Career to the Next Level: Participating, Publishing, and Presenting. Oxford: Chandos Publishing. Hibner, H. and Kelly, M. (2016). Weeding Manual, Chicago: Public Library Association. Hibner, H., and Kelly, M. (2013). Making a collection count: a holistic approach to library collection management. Oxford: Chandos Publishing. As a public librarian, I am interested in the maker movement, access to information through a variety of platforms and devices, and mentoring library and information science students. I am also interested in holistic library service, where all staff and their activities, combined, contribute to library quality. In my first term as ALA Councilor at Large, I have been particularly interested in conversations about ALA governance and organizational effectiveness. I will continue to participate in these discussions, and will champion all libraries' and librarians' abilities to contribute to our profession through a leaner, more accessible professional association. 9
Shana Higgins Interim Library Director, Library Instruction Coordinator, Interdisciplinary & Area Studies Librarian University of Redlands Redlands CA Academic Indiana University, MLS, 2006; Indiana University, MA, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, 2006; University of California-Davis, English, 2002. ACRL Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) No No Women’s & Gender Studies Section, Association of College & Research Libraries, Secretary, 2012-2013 Communication Committee, Instruction Section, Association of College & Research Libraries, Member, 2010-2012 Membership Committee, Library Instruction Roundtable, Member, 2008-2009, Co-Chair, 2009-2011 Professional Education Committee, Instruction Section, Association of College & Research Libraries, Intern, 2009-2010 Chair, Program Planning Committee, California Academic & Research Libraries Conference 2016, 2015-2016 Southern Vice-President/Senior Vice-President/President/Past-President, California Academic & Research Libraries, 2013-2017 Southern Campus Liaison & Private Institutions Director-at-Large, California Academic & Research Libraries (CARL), 2009-2011, 2011-2013 Higgins, Shana. “Embracing the Feminization of Librarianship.” In Feminists Among Us: Resistance and Advocacy in Library Leadership, edited by Shirley Lew and Baharak Yousefi. Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press, 2017. Gregory, Lua and Shana Higgins. “In Resistance to a Capitalist Past: Emerging Qualities of Critical Librarianship.” In The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Librarianship, edited by Karen Nicholson and Maura Seale. Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press, 2018. Gregory, Lua and Shana Higgins. “Reorienting an Information Literacy Program Toward Social Justice: Mapping the Core Values of Librarianship to the ACRL Framework.” Communications In Information Literacy, 11.1 (2017). If elected an ALA Councilor, I would support and work toward efforts to orient the organization to live up to "its broad social responsibilities" ( 14
Shanna Hollich Collections Management Librarian Wilson College Chambersburg PA Academic Government Documents Librarian, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, short-term contract 2018 Technical Services Assistant, Adams County Library System, 2014-2018 MS/HS Library Media Specialist, Montgomery County Public Schools, 2011-2013 Boise State University College of Education, Graduate Certificate in Technology Integration, in progress (expected May 2019) Rutgers University School of Communication and Information, MLIS, 2012 Brandeis University, B.A.s in both Linguistics and Philosophy, 2007 ACRL ALCTS Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Library Research (LRRT) No No ALA Committee on Legislation (COL) Subcommittee on Telecommunications member: September 2018-June 2019 ALCTS CaMMS Research and Publications Committee member: July 2016-June 2020 ALCTS News, Editorial Assistant: 2015-Present Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table, Metadata and Cataloging Committee member: September 2018-Present Pennsylvania Library Association, Technical Services Round Table Chair, 2018 (Vice-Chair in 2017) Virginia Library Association, Youth Services Forum Social Media Coordinatior, 2012-2013 Beta Phi Mu Member, Omicron Chapter, 2012-Present Beta Phi Mu Scholarship Award, Omicron Chapter, 2011 Learn about my publications on Orcid: I am also available on Twitter @srhlib I am running for ALA Council primarily to help support the members of our profession from marginalized communities. While specific numbers sometimes differ, librarianship is over 85% white and over 80% female. I am both of those things, but my goal is to leverage my position to amplify the voices calling for greater diversity and inclusion. And frankly, governance is my jam. If you want someone to get into the weeds and sort through the minutiae of bylaws and resolutions and to make those governing documents better, clearer, and more understandable, I'm your person. 9
Andrea Q. Jamison Diversity Fellow and Lecturer in Library Services Valparaiso University Valparaiso IN Academic School Librarian, Lincoln Elementary School District 156, Employed: 2014-2018 School Librarian, Chicago Public Schools, 2007-2012 Teacher, Chicago Public Schools, 1999-2007 •Dominican University, PhD, Information Studies, In Progress •Dominican University, MLIS, Library and Information Science, TYPE 10 Certification, 2007 •Concordia University, MAT, Urban Education, Professional Educator's Licence, 2003 AASL LLAMA Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange RT (EMIERT) Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA) No No •Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT), Member-at-Large (2017-2019) •Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT), Chair for David Cohen/ Multicultural Awards (2017-2018) • Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT), Roundtable Liasion for Intellectual Freedom Working Groups: (2018-2019) • Library Leadership & Management Assocation (LLAMA), Mentee, (2017-2018) •AASL (2016-Current) and (2003-2007) •Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE), Advocacy Liaison, (2017- Current) •Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE), Program Committee Member, (2017- Current) •Lee & Low's Librarian Ambassador (2018) •Dimon Distinguish Award Recipient for Excellence in Community Service (2007) •Generation Teacher Librarian Scholarship Recipient (2003) I have over 17 years of experience working in schools and libraries. I speak internationally on issues related to creating inclusive learning spaces for youth and the interplay of race, power, and privilege in children's books. In addition to serving as a member of EMIERT's leadership team, I am a contributing blogger for the Office of Intellectual Freedom, reviewer for the School Library Journal, reading ambassador, and social justice advocate. I have written extensively on issues with regard to intellectual freedom and equity in library services. Jamison, A. (2017, December 18). The Hate She Received: Why the Banning of Angie Thomas' Book was an Insult to the Black Lives Matter Movement. Retrieved from Jamison, A. (2018, February 26). The "Uncompromising" Compromise of Beaverton School District's Book Ban. Retrieved from Jamison, A. (2018, May 09). Librarians Beware: Self-Censorship. Retrieved from •Professional Bio: •Office of Intellectual Freedom Blog: •Social Blog: Reviews in the City •Every Day Advocacy Spotlight: Given the current social climate in America, conversations about diversity are no longer enough. As professional librarians, we must continue building programs and services that reflect the diversity in society. Diversity must move beyond being a conversation or agenda item and become embedded in our everyday practices. Our defacto mission has always been to function as agents of change by connecting people to an enterprise of information and ideas. I am pleased to be a part of a profession that has demonstrated leadership in social reform. My goal is to work to ensure that underrepresented groups continue to have a voice in future initiatives as we strive towards increased equity and inclusion. 7
Sara Kelly Johns Online Adjunct Instructor Syracuse University iSchool Saranac Lake NY School School Librarian, Lake Placid Middle/Senior HS, 1999-2014 Adjunct Online Professor for the School Library & Information Technologies (SL & IT). Mansfield University, 2009-2015 School Librarian, Beekmantown Junior-Senior High School-1999 Bachelor of Arts, English from Plattsburgh (NY) State University College. Masters in Library Science from School of Library and Information Science, State University of New York at Albany. Graduate coursework in Education, Literature, and Educational Administration, Plattsburgh State University of New York. AASL ACRL ALCTS ALSC UNITED ASGCLA LITA PLA RUSA YALSA LLAMA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Games & Gaming (GAMERT) Sustainability (SustainRT) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange RT (EMIERT) Government Documents (GODORT) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) Retired Members Round Table (RMRT) New Members Round Table (NMRT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Learning RT (LearnRT, formerly CLENERT) International Relations (IRRT) Film & Media Round Table (FMRT) Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA) REFORMA No No AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION: ALA Councilor at Large, 2002-2006; 2010-present; ALA Executive Board, June 2013-2016, member; ALA Literacy Committee, 2013-15, Chair, 2014-15; ALA Presidential School Library Task Force, 2012-2014, member; ALA President Julie Todaro Presidential Initiative Taskforce, School Library Co-chair, 2015-2017; ALA/ALISE Accreditation Taskforce, 2015-2017, member; ALA Conference Committee, 2014-2016, member; ALA Grassroots Advocacy Subcommittee of the ALA Committee on Legislation; ALA Advocacy Committee, 2008-2009; Spectrum Scholar Advisory Committee, ALA President Task Force on Council Effectiveness, 2010-2012, ALA Public Advocacy Task Force, 1995-1999, member. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS: AASL Representative to Advocacy Assembly, 2018-present; AASL Affiliate of the Year Award Subcommittee, 2018-present, member; AASL Standards Implementation Task Force, 2016-2018, member. AASL President-Elect/President/Past President, 2006-2009; AASL Division Councilor to ALA Council, 2011-2013; AASL Legislative Committee, 2009-2013. Learning4Life (L4L) Coordinator for New York State, 2009-present. Associate Editor for AASL Community, Knowledge Quest, 2003-2010; Guest Editor, AASL KQ Conference Issue, 2009-10, 2012-13. Region II Director-elect, 2003-2005, AASL Board as Region II Director, 2005-2007. Member, National School Library Media Program of the Year Committee, 2005-2006. AASL’s Liaison to ALA Education Committee, 2003-05; Leadership Forum Planning Committee, 2001-2005, chair, 2003-05. Advocacy Ad Hoc Task Force, 1996-97. Membership Committee, 1994-96, member. Libraries, librarians and library workers face challenges in today’s fast-moving society, ALA must be responsive and strong and Council must be thoughtful, informed and forward-thinking setting the policies that direct ALA’s work. While I was a school librarian for students aged 11-19 for my whole career, I have also worked as a college reference librarian, taught bibliographic instruction to college students for 16 years, was a trustee for two local libraries including as president of the Board of Trustees leading a capital campaign project, was a candidate for ALA president, served a term on the ALA Executive Committee and now teach future librarians in an ALA accredited program. The breadth of my library experiences with school, public and academic libraries and long commitment to make a difference for all libraries, librarians, library workers and library users will help me be an informed and active, engaged member of the ALA Council. 24
Lisa N. Johnston Director of Library Services Eckerd College St. Petersburg FL Academic Associate Director, Sweet Briar College Library 1998-2015 Head of Public Services, Sweet Briar College Library, 1994-1998 Instruction, Interlibrary Loan and Branch Librarian, Sweet Briar College, 1989-1994 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, MSLS, 1987; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, BA English and BA Art History, 1984. ACRL RUSA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) REFORMA No No •ALA Division Committees: ◦RUSA CODES: Sophie Brody Medal for Distinguished Contribution to Jewish Literature for Adults | 2006 – 2008, 2013 ◦RUSA CODES: Outstanding Reference Sources | 2018-2019 ◦ACRL Arts Section Outreach Committee | 2009-2011 •ALA Round Tables: ◦Board of Directors, ALA Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered Round Table | 2013 – 2015, 2017-2019 ◾Liaison to the 2018-19 Emerging Leaders Project with the ALA Archives ◦Over the Rainbow Bibliography Committee, American Library Association | 2016-2018 ◦Chairwoman, ALA Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered Round Table Stonewall Book Award Committee | 2010 - 2012 ◦Jury Member, Stonewall Book Award Committee, ALA GLBT Round Table | 2008-2010 ◦Newsletter Book Review editor, ALA Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered Round Table | 2006 -2009 •Representative to Diversity Council, American Library Association | 2004 - 2006, 2006 - 2008 Tampa Bay Library Consortium, Board of Directors, 2017-present •Garrard Blanchard Award, Oxford Berkeley Program at Merton College, University of Oxford | 2003 •Mednick Award, Virginia Foundation for Private Colleges Grant for research on 19th century children’s diaries at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford |1999 •Garrard Blanchard Award, Oxford Berkeley Program at Worchester College, University of Oxford | 1998 •Professional Development Grant, Virginia Library Association College and University | 1989 Two time elected GLBT-RT Board Member. Chair of the GLBT-RT Stonewall Book Award Committee 2011, the first year the Mike Morgan and Larry Romans award for Childrens/YA literature was presented at the ALA Youth Media Awards. Co-author of a book on Sweet Briar College, author of over 60 book and media reviews and other publications. Recently completed three decades of service to the profession. Johnston, Lisa N. and Caden J. Campbell. “An Unescorted Male: Transcending Gender at a Southern Women’s College.” Outside the Gender Box: Trans and Non-Binary Gender People in U.S. Higher Education edited by Genny Beemyn, State University of New York Press. Forthcoming 2019. Rainville, Lynn, and Lisa N. Johnston. Sweet Briar College. Charleston SC: Arcadia, 2015. Print. The Campus History Series. Johnston, Lisa. “Developing Definitions: GLBTQ Family Memoir.” Library Journal 139.4 (2014): 46–49. My service to ALA, career as an academic librarian for liberal arts colleges, currently as Eckerd College's Library Director have focused on social justice issues and leadership of a college library. I am currently serving my second term as an elected member of the Board of the GLBT-RT, have served as its liaison to ALA’s Diversity Council, and have been appointed to book award juries for GLBT-RT and RUSA. Through ALA's book award juries, I have assisted libraries developing collections that serve as well as represent a variety of populations for both academic and public libraries. During this time of change and uncertainly in librarianship and our world, I want to bring a voice from small liberal arts colleges to ALA Council, one that speaks to the importance of the education we provide as librarians to the promotion of social justice in our profession and for those populations we serve. 31
Jessica Jupitus Public Services Manager Sacramento Public Library Sacramento CA Public Branch Supervisor, Sacramento Public Library 2011-2015 Programming Librarian, Sacramento Public Library 2010-2011 Youth Services Librarian, Sacramento Public Library, 2008-2010 University of North Texas, MLIS, 2008 University of California San Diego, BA Psychology, 2001 PLA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) No No ALA Council Councilor at Large 2016 - present; ALA Over the Rainbow Book List committee 2017-2019; GLBT-RT Member at Large 2010-present 2015 Library Journal Mover and Shaker 2014 Sacramento Pride Award 2011 Sacramento News and Review "Best Librarian to Bring the Pain" Presenter of 2016 -2018 ALA Webinars on services to the LGBTQ community and alt+library Presenter for the 2018 CLA Nexus workshop on emotional intelligence for library leaders Keynote speaker at 2016 AzLA Contributor to ALA publications Get Your Community Moving and Adults Just Wanna Have Fun If elected, I will continue to work with ALA Council to ensure that the organization's core values and ethics are upheld and that the 8 key action areas guide our focus. Diversity is of particular importance to me, ensuring that all voices are heard and that libraries reflect their communities. Ensuring equitable access to service is another are of importance as a public library worker, making our spaces welcoming and usable for all. As a long time member of the GLBT-RT, I advocate for queer voices in libraries and providing service that confirms people as they are. Libraries are one of the greatest and most useful resources that exist and I am committed to ensuring that continues to be true for all people. 10
kYmberly Keeton Art Librarian ART | library deco Jefferson City MO Special Library Academic Librarian/Assistant Professor & Arts Library Coordinator Lincoln University 10/14/2014 | 04/30/2017 University of North Texas Student Coordinator 05/01/2012 | 05/01/2014 The Museum of Fine Arts Houston Graduate Student Practicum 03/01/2014 | 05/01/2014 University of North Texas, MLS, 2014; University of North Texas, Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Program, 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 North Texas, Graduate Certificate in Digital Content Management, 2010. AASL ACRL No Yes American Library Association, Professional Member, 2011 - Present ALA - Emerging Leaders Alumni Interest Group, Member, 2015-2016 Association of College and Research Libraries, Professional Member, 2014 - Present ACRL – Arts Section, Interest Member, 2014 - Present ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee, Committee Member, 2017 - Present ACRL-African American Studies Librarians Interest Group, Convener, 2018 - 2019 ACRL - E. J. Josey Spectrum Scholarship Mentor Committee, Member, 2018 - 2019 ACRL- ACRL/Arts Publications and Research Committee, Member, 2018-2019 RCL - Resources College Libraries, Editorial Board Member, 2016-2019 ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Board, Advisory Board Member & Interim Co-Chair, 2016 - 2017 Jefferson City, Missouri Cultural Arts Committee, Board Member, 2017 - 2019 Beta Phi Mu International Library & Information Studies Honor Society, Lifetime Member Sigma Tau Delta Epsilon Phi, Lifetime Member Hip Hop Librarian Consortium, Founding Member Google Women Techmakers Program, Professional Member Key West Literary Seminar Scholarship Recipient (2018), Digital Library Federation HBCU Alliance Fellow (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 (2017), 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 *Forthcoming Book, Still Life with Luminous Movement, Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, January 2020 *Key West Literary Seminar, Scholarship Recipient, 2018 *Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Online Scholar Graduate, 2017 *ACRL Member of the Week, 2017 *Digital Library Federation HBCU Fellow, 2017 *ALA Emerging Leader, Class of 2016 *AiA Assessment In Action, Alumni 2016 Keeton, k. (2018). Biographical Sketch of Josephine Beall Willson Bruce, 1853-1923 ," Forthcoming Online in Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, at Keeton, k. (2017). The Electric Life of Prince Rogers Nelson. Journal of African American Studies, 21(3), pp.528-532. Alston, J., Bishop, A., Branum, C., Camper, C., Chiu, A., Garcia-Febo, L., . . . Winslow, A. (n.d.). Librarians with Spines: Information Agitators in an Age of Stagnation (M. Macias & Y. Cura, Eds.). Hinchas de Poesia Press. Website: Library: Company: As an African American Art Librarian - I believe there needs to be more conversations about diversity and inclusion in libraries, museums, and cultural art spaces where creative people are concerned within our profession. At this juncture, there are not many people of color (POC) in these institutions or have the backing to take part as future leaders in them. I would like to be a voice for the voiceless-creative-crowd within librarianship. In like manner, I want to develop more as a leader through this platform and work with like-minded librarians that have a larger view of where librarianship is going in the 21st century and in our professional organization. 8
Rebekah Kilzer Director, Member Education OCLC Dublin OH Library Director, Shawnee State University Library Director, Shawnee State University Head, Learning Engagement, Drexel University Libraries Drexel University, MLS/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. 11
Charles E. Kratz Dean of the Library The University of Scranton Weinberg Library Scranton PA Academic Assistant Dean of Public Services, Hofstra University Libraries, 1985-1991. Associate University Librarian, Rider University Library, 1982-1985. Head of Public Services, University of Missouri-Kansas City Library, Kansas City, MO, 1979-1982. University of Maryland, MLS, 1976; University of Notre Dame, MA, American History, 1974; University of Notre Dame, BA, History, 1973. LLAMA LITA ACRL UNITED Sustainability (SustainRT) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) International Relations (IRRT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Round Table Coordinating Assembly Retired Members Round Table (RMRT) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) REFORMA No No ALA activities include service on the SRRT Action Council (2011-2020) - serving currently as SRRT Action Council Coordinator and prior to that as Treasurer; IFRT Excutive Board (2012-2018) - served as IFRT Chair (2017-2018); ALA Council (1999-2010); ALA Executive Board (2007-2010), ALA Committee on Legislation, (2018-2020), ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee (2010-2015); 2007 ALA Nominating Committee as Chair, the LAMA Board of Directors (1992-1999) -served as LAMA President (1997-1998) as well as served on several LAMA committees; ALA Awards Committee (1998-2002), Chair (2000-2001); Lippincott Award Jury Chair (2003-2004); Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award Jury (2000-2001), Chair (2001-2002); ALA Executive Director Search Committee (1997-1998); Bessie Boehm Moore Award Jury (1990-91); ALA, H. W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant Jury Chair (1989-90); President of the New Members Round Table (1984-85); member of the Freedom to Read Foundation. Among ACRL activities are service as Government Relations Committee (2005-2009), President’s Program Committee Chair (2001-2003); 2003 National Conference Steering Committee (2001-2003); Colleagues Subcommittee Chair (2001-2003); 2001 National Conference Steering Committee (199-2001); Poster Sessions Subcommittee Co-Chair (1999-2001); University Libraries Section, Organization & Bylaws Committee (1993-95); University Libraries Section, Policy and Planning Committee (1991-93); Instruction Section, Clearinghouse Committee (1986-90). Service with ACRL Chapters include ACRL Delaware Chapter Councilor (2004-2006), ACRL Delaware Chapter Ad Hoc Committee on Membership (2003-2005); ACRL Delaware Chapter Legislative Day Activities (2007, 2000-2002); ACRL/NY Metropolitan Chapter Vice President/President-elect (1991-93) , Symposium Planning Committee (1987-93), Newsletter Editor (1988-91); ACRL/NJLA College & Univ. Section Newsletter Editor, 1982-85; ACRL/NJLA College & Univ. Section, Legislative Committee Chair (1982-83). Kratz is a member of the ACRL-NY Greater Metro and ACRL Delaware Valley PA Chapters. In state and regional associations, Kratz served as the President of the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium (PALCI) Board of Directors and served as President of the PALINET Board of Trustees (1998, 1999, 2001) and as Vice President (1997). He has been a member of the Board of Directors, Northeastern Pennsylvania Library Network since 1991. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Library Association and Pennsylvania Academic Library Cooperative Initiative. Kratz’s honors include Beta Phi Mu Honor Society (1976), the American Library Association’s Library Administration & Management Association Certificate of Achievement Award in 2001, and other LLAMA awards. Kratz is the current coordinator/chair of Social Responsibilities Round Table, a past member of the ALA Executive Board, past President of LLAMA, past chair of the Intellectual Freedom Round Table, past President of the New Members Round Table, and past President of OCLC Members Council where he served as a PALINET delegate. Kratz was also President of the Association of Jesuit College & University Libraries Deans Conference in 1999 and 2017. “How to Know Your Staff's Needs.” In: Staff Develop Twitter - @cek422 Facebook - Charles Kratz Instagram - ckratz22 It is my honor to run for ALA Council. I wanted especially to run for ALA Council at this moment in time to protect and defend our core values of diversity, inclusion, social justice, social responsibility, sustainability and intellectual freedom. Not surprisingly to anyone reading this statement all of these core values are being questioned and are in danger in today's society. Thus, I want to be part of the ALA Council as we debate how to best protect these core values. I would be honored to receive your vote. Thank you. Charles 43
LeRoy LaFleur Associate Director, Ginn Library Tufts University Medford MA Academic Head of Reference, University of Rochester, 2011-2014 Head-Arlington Campus Library, George Mason University, 2005-2011 Public Policy and Management Studies Librarian, George Mason University, 2005-2007 George Mason University, MS Organization Development & Knowledge Management, 2010; University of Wisconsin-Madison, MA Library and Information Studies, 2000; Michigan State University, BA Sociology, 1994. ACRL Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA) No Yes ALA Council, ACRL Division Councilor, 2016-2019; ALA Diversity Council, member, 2007-2009; ACRL Board of Directors, 2016-2019; ACRL President's Program Committee, Member 2013-2014; ACRL Bylaws Committee 2006-2008; ACRL Virtual Meetings Task Force, 2003-2005; ACRL Anthropology & Sociology Section, Liaison Committee Member, 2013-2015; ACRL Law & Political Science Section, Chair/VC/Nominating, 2011-2014; Law & Political Science Section, Marta Lange Award Committee, 2007-2010; ACRL Instruction Section, Program Planning Committee Member 2011; ACRL African American Studies Section, Program Planning Committee 2010, Chair; ACRL African American Studies Section, Policy and Research Committee Chair, 2003-2006; ACRL Education & Behavioral Sciences Section, Minority Librarian Recruitment Committee Member, 2006-2008; ACRL Education & Behavioral Sciences Section, Program Planning Committee Chair 2004-2006, ACRL Education & Behavioral Sciences Section, Program Planning Committee Member, 2002-2004; Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)-Literary Awards Committee, Member 2014-Present; BCALA Mentoring Coordinator, 2008-2011; BCALA Executive Board, 2008-2009; BCALA Recruitment and Professional Development Committee Member, 2004-2008 ALA Emerging Leader 2007 Blaylock, S., Briden, J., and LaFleur, L. “Where do we go from here” book chapter in Studying Students: A Second Look, N. Foster, ed. ACRL, 2013 LaFleur, L., “Collective Action: Qualitative Methods for Library Collection Development” book chapter in Using Qualitative Methods in Action Research: How Librarians Can Get to the Why of Data, D. Cook and L. Farmer, eds. Association of College and Research Libraries 2011 LaFleur, L., M. Johnson, M. and Roszkowski, B. "Going Global: Facilitating Global Research and Education at GMU Libraries" book chapter in Social Science Libraries: Interdisciplinary Collections, Services, Networks, S. Witt and L. Rudasill, eds. IFLA Publications-2010 I have served as an ALA Councilor since 2016, in the capacity of Division Councilor for the Association of College and Research Libraries. During that time ALA has faced tough debates on key issues including budget concerns and the need to more effectively structure our organization, the requirements needed to select a new Executive Director for our association, and numerous challenges around our professional identity and the role libraries of all types should and do play in advocating for social justice, diversity, and inclusion in a changing society. As I transition out of the Division Councilor role, I am looking to continue my service, learning from and with my colleagues, representing the interests of librarians and libraries across the association and the country. 18
Amy Spence Lappin Deputy Director Lebanon Public Libraries Lebanon NH Public Children's Librarian, Lebanon Public Libraries, Lebanon, NH, 2005-2011. Lower School Librarian, Wheeler School, Providence, RI, 2000-2003. Archivist, New England Yearly Meeting, Providence, RI, 1998-2000. University of Rhode Island, MLIS Library Science, 2000; Boston University, BS Journalism, 1991. PLA No No ALA Council, New Hampshire Chapter Councilor, 2013-2018 ALA Chapter Relations Committee, Member, 2018-2019 ALA Council Orientation Committee, Member, 2015-2017 ALA Executive Director Search Committee, Member, 2017 New Hampshire Library Association, President Elect, 2019 New Hampshire Library Association, Member, Executive Board, 2015-2018 New Hampshire Library Association, Member, Awards Committee, 2017 & 2018 New Hampshire Library Association, Member, Finance Committee, 2017- present Children's Librarians of New Hampshire, President, 2010 New Hampshire Library Association, Member, Spring Conference Programming Committee, 2010 Beta Mu Phi, International Library Honor Association, 2000 We are in an exciting time as we think critically about the structure of our organization. My role as NH Chapter Councilor hit a term limit, but my passion for the work of Council is ongoing. I would be honored to continue to represent small and rural libraries in the conversation. I have worked in archives, school libraries, and public libraries and bring the perspective of various areas of librarianship with me. Over the past year, I have heard librarians talk about their work as “joy” on several occasions. That resonates with me. I come to work every day motivated by challenges ahead. I care passionately about equality, inclusion, diversity, privacy, innovation, and believe in offering my best to patrons and colleagues. We must all continue to advocate for our libraries both locally and nationally and I would use my position on Council to advance these efforts 19
Maricar Laudato Director of Library Services Santa Margarita Catholic High School Rancho Santa Margarita CA School Library Assistant Santa Margarita Catholic High School 2010-2017 Library Technical Services Page Cerritos Library 2008-2010 Library Technician Intern Anaheim Central Library & Buena Park Library District 2009 San Jose State University, MLIS, 2017 Santa Ana College, AA Library Technology, 2009 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), BA American Literature, Minor Public Policy with an emphasis on Urban Planning, Minor Asian American Studies, 2000 John F. Kennedy High School, HS Diploma, 1995 AASL YALSA Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) No No Friends of the Leisure World Library, Seal Beach Scholarship (2009-2010) California Governor’s Teaching Fellowship (2000) Promoted to the Director of Library Services at Santa Margarita Catholic High School after 7-years of dedicated service as the school's Library Assistant. Starting my 2nd year term as Director of Library Services. Moderator of a YALSA Teens Top Ten library, one of only 20 libraries in the United States chosen to receive at least 300-500 titles of free Advanced Readers Copies in exchange for honest book reviews from my student readers. Moderator of our school's teen reading blog, BLUEPRINT. ALA member since 2010. YALSA member since 2013. AASL member since 2015. CLA member in 2014, then renewed 2018. Blog for my "Hyperlinked Libraries" course, taught by Michael Stephens, towards my MLIS degree earned in May 2017. Talks about my philosophy of how understanding technology, and capitalizing on the benefits of creating a Hyperlinked Library, empowers information professionals/librarians to break free from the traditional library mold: BLUEPRINT website. Originally a student reading blog for my high school students at Santa Margarita Catholic High School; now functions as an information website for my library being one of 20 libraries in the nation chosen by YALSA to take part as a "Teens Top Ten" library: Professional Concerns: I just finished my first year term as the Director of Library Services for Santa Margarita Catholic High School. Even though I served as the school's Library Assistant for 7-years before I was promoted to Director, I still felt like that I was in "trial & error" mode throughout my entire first year. I was one of those first year school librarians that wanted to do everything perfectly, which is not possible for anybody. After a rejunvenating and restful summer, I now enter my second year term more relaxed and more self-confident in the unique abilities, knowledge, and experiences I bring to my school. Professional Aspirations: Because of all the stress I experienced during my first year as Director, I would like to start a support network for information professionals who are starting their 1st year as the library director/head librarian for their school library. 8
Sam Leif Assistant Director of Operations (Sysadmin) University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las Vegas NV Academic I would love the opportunity to represent you in shaping the way ALA continues to develop. I have a fierce dedication to my profession and an overwhelming desire to make it better and keep moving it forward and progressing. Number of Years as an ALA Member: 9
Rodney Lippard Director, Gregg-Graniteville Library University of South Carolina Aiken Aiken SC Academic Director, Learning Resource Center, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury, NC 7/11-7/16 Director, Willis N. Hackney Library, Barton College, Wilson, NC, 1/06-6/11 ILS (Integrated Library System) Workflow Librarian, Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 7/04-12/05 University of North Carolina Greensboro: MLIS, 1995 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: B.A. in Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures, 1988 ACRL ALCTS UNITED ASGCLA LITA RUSA LLAMA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) Learning RT (LearnRT, formerly CLENERT) No No ALA Council (NC Chapter Councilor) 2008-2013; ALA-APA Council (NC Chapter Councilor) 2008-2013; ALA Council, Co-Convener of Council Forum, 2011-2012; ALA Chapter Relations Committee, 2013-2015; ALA Council Orientation Committee, 2012-2016; Spectrum Advisory Committee, 2014-2016; ALA Planning and Budget Assembly, 2010-2012; ALA Equality Award, Jury Member, 2005; Marshall Cavendish Excellence in Library Programming Award, Jury Member, 2004; Highsmith Library Literature Award, Chair, 2003, Jury Member 2002; ACRL Standards & Accreditation Committee, 2007-2009 North Carolina Library Association (NCLA), Past President 2018-2019, President 2016-2017, Vice-President/President-Elect, 2014-2015; NCLA Conference Committee, Marketing & Publications Co-Chair, 2013 & 2011, Exhibits Chair, 1999; NCLA Colleges & University Section, Board Member, 2000-2002, Chair-Elect, 2002-2004, Chair, 2004-2006; State Library of North Carolina, LSTA Advisory Board, Member, 2008-2011, Chair, 2010-2011; North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, Advisory Board Member, 2010-2013; Metrolina Library Association (MLA), Vice-President/Program Chair, 1997, President, 1998, Newsletter Editor, 2001 Bea Kovacs Outstanding Alumni Award presented by The Library and Information Studies Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina Greensboro, 2014; NCLA Leadership Institute, Mentor, 2012; John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award, 2010; NCLA New Members Roundtable Young Librarian Award, 1999 I would consider chairing the 2105 North Carolina Library Association’s Biennial Conference a major accomplishment. I gathered a diverse team of librarians, many of whom had not participated in association work previously, to work on this conference and it was extremely successful. We held the conference in a location where we had not been in 20 years; therefore, the venue was completely new to most of us. The 3 day conference with an additional day for a pre-conference and had over 1000 people in attendance and the revenue from that conference was the highest to date and helped sustain NCLA for the next biennium. Additionally we implemented a Librarians Build Community project into the conference, which has continued at other NCLA conferences and throughout the year. Lippard, Rodney: “Community Colleges,” Running a Small Library: A How-To-Do-It Manual, edited by John, A. Moorman, ALA Neal-Schuman, Chicago, IL, 2015 Fairfield-Artman, Patricia; Rodney E. Lippard, & Adrienne Sansom: “Bewitched … the 1960s Sitcom Revisited: A Queer Read,” Media Literacy: A Reader, edited by Donaldo Macedo & Shirley R. Steinburg, Peter Lang, NY 2007. Lippard, Rodney: “Metrosexual and Youth Culture” Contemporary Youth Culture Set; An International Encylcopedia, Greenwood Press, 2005. Libraries and library staff, no matter what type, are at the forefront of bringing information to the public without regard of ability or status while respecting the rights of the individual. Council is the governing body that ensures our profession remains truthful to our core principles. In this current era, maintaining our ethics and core principles is more important than ever. As a Councilor-at-Large, I would aspire to making certain we do not lose sight of what our mission is and work to uphold that mission. Having served as North Carolina Chapter Councilor in the past, I gained a real appreciation of Council and felt fortunate to be a part. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to contribute to our profession by serving on Council again. 24
Christine H. Lopez, Ed.D. School Library Media Specialist William L. Dickinson High School Jersey City NJ School Supervisor Title I and Basic Skills, New Brunswick Public Schools 2014-2015 Principal, Marylawn of the Oranges Academy 2008-2013 CH Lopez Educational Consulting, CEO and Director, Project Exceed 2013-present (Evaluate library media centers and provide reading and writing interventions) School Library Media Specialist, Highland Park Middle and High Schools, 2005-2008 School Library Media Specialist, Woodbridge Public Schools, 2001-2005 Degrees and Certificates: EDUCATION The College of Saint Elizabeth, Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Cumulative GPA: 4.0 – 2011 Dissertation: It Takes a Community: Professional Development Strategies to Support Inclusion Kean University, Master of Arts, Educational Administration and Supervision – 2006 Rutgers University, MLIS, SCILS, Library and Information Science – 2002 Connecticut College, Bachelor of Arts – 1986 Certifications: Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (in process) – 2019 Teacher of Students with Disabilities – 2018 Reading Specialist (Orton Gillingham and Wilson Trained) – 2018 Principal – 2007 School Business Administrator – 2007 Supervisor – 2005 Educational Media Specialist (K-12) – 2004 Professional Librarian – 2002 Elementary Education (K-8) – 2003 Professional Librarian – 2002 AASL No No Member New Jersey Association of School Librarians, Publicity, 2003-2004; Present, Union Middlesex Association of School Librarians, 2004-2006 Kappa Gamma Pi – 2012; The International Library and Information Science Honor Society, Beta Phi Mu – 2003 National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, Kappa Gamma Pi – 2012 My career spans public and school libraries. The Rutgers MLIS program was instrumental in helping me define and shape my view of how libraries should serve individuals and communities. As a Children’s Librarian, I worked with toddlers to teens in a small central NJ town. My library career began by serving special education students and this theme has continued throughout my career. As a media specialist, I strive to create 21st Century Library Media Centers which include all students, especially those with special needs. I have redesigned spaces to allow for shared, active engagement, expanding the use of digital resources, and incorporating a strong student volunteer component. As a school leader, I developed inquiry-based programs which resulted in a 100% graduation and 100% college acceptance rate for a school with a 90% eligibility for free and reduced lunch and 50% eligibility for special education services. I also work as a private consultant, evaluating media centers and providing reading and writing interventions for students. Dissertation: It Takes a Community: Professional Development Strategies to Support Inclusion 2011 I maintain a basic eboard for my students to access information – Privately, I have a website at Additionally, I started a non-profit, Project Exceed,, which provides reading and writing interventions for students. I am energized by ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo’s announcement of our collaborative national advocacy effort, “Libraries = Strong Communities”, highlighting the value of academic, public and school libraries. This comes at a particularly important time for school libraries as we face significant cuts in many districts. Most exciting about the initiative is the focus on the value of libraries not only to patrons but to one another. Universal library themes can revolve around our acceptance of all with a deep commitment to intellectual freedom. More than ever, we need to create a platform where libraries can collaborate to advocate for each other. This past year all the media specialists in my district nominated our supervisor for an award because we feel valued by what we do. I would be honored to participate in ALA’s initiative to engage our library community as we “showcase our magnificent work”. 2
S. A. Mairson Program Assistant Syracuse University School of Information Syracuse NY Web Development Specialist & Research Assistant, UConn Library, August 2014-July 2017 Syracuse University, MSLIS, Certificate of Advanced Study in Information Security Management, 2018; University of Connecticut, BA Digital Media and Design (Digital Humanities, Spanish), 2017. Sustainability (SustainRT) New Members Round Table (NMRT) No No Co-chair of Digital Media Discussion Group (VRT/NMRT) Executive Board Member in Syracuse University iSchool Student Chapter NYLA Conference Volunteer New England Scholar (University of Connecticut, 2015), Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience Award (University of Connecticut, 2016), Honors Scholar (University of Connecticut, 2017), Nikels Graduate Award for LIS Study (Syracuse University, 2017) My number one professional goal is active attendance in the American Library Association. Engaging with the world of professional development is critical to the success of the library profession. I am a rainmaker when I get involved with projects or initiatives, and I hope to lend my time, skills and enthusiasm to better serve our ALA community. Other accomplishments and presentations have included: Omeka, Touchtables and More, American Library Association Midwinter (2017) Presented to ACRL Discussion Group on digital humanities tools and techniques Promoting the UConn Library with Student Advocacy, Boston Library Consortium (2017) Museums, Libraries and Civic Discourse in Connecticut, UConn Frontiers (2016, 2017) Samantha Mairson: “In the Library and Online: Social Media & Civic Discourse”, Honors Thesis (2017), University of Connecticut. LinkedIn: Personal Website: Privacy, intellectual freedom, and net neutrality are foremost professional concerns. Additionally, ALA needs to continue providing valuable advocacy and support to library professionals, and standing ground on policy issues that affect library users everywhere. Providing pathways into the professional is critical, and another concern of mine is enabling young professionals to better access the professional development resources of the American Library Association and its network. 5
Willie Miller Informatics & Journalism Librarian IUPUI Indianapolis IN Academic Indiana University, MLS, 2010; Tougaloo College, BA English & Philosophy, 2008 ACRL LITA LLAMA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) New Members Round Table (NMRT) Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA) No Yes ALA Conference Committee Member, January 2010 - June 2014; ACRL 2015 Keynote Speakers Committee Member, November 2013 - June 2015; ALA Center for the Future of Libraries Advisory Council Member, December 2015 - Present; ACRL 2017 Poster Sessions Committee Co-Chair, July 2015 - June 2017; ACRL 2019 Innovations Committee Co-Chair, July 2017 - Present; ACRL Standards Committee Vice-Chair, July 2018 - Present Indiana Library Federation Reference Division Vice Chair, June 2010 - July 2012 Indiana Academic Library Association Member at Large, January 2011 - December 2013 Indiana Academic Library Association Representative to ACRL Chapters' Council, January 2014 - June 2017 2016 Library Journal Movers & Shakers Award 2014 Indiana University Trustees' Teaching Award 2012 Indiana Library Federation Outstanding New Librarian Award Willie Miller is an Associate Librarian at IUPUI University Library, where he serves as Subject Liaison Librarian to the School of Informatics & Computing and the Department of Journalism and Public Relations. In addition, Miller leads the library’s Campus Outreach Group, which develops outreach programming and media to promote library services to students, faculty, and staff. His research interests focus on library outreach, instructional technology, library instruction, and library space planning. He is an active member of the IUPUI Faculty Council, American Library Association, and Association of College and Research Libraries. Miller was a member of ALA’s 2012 Class of Emerging Leaders and was named as a 2016 “Mover & Shaker” and innovator by Library Journal. Rossing, J. P., Miller, W. M., Cecil, A. K., & Stamper, S. E. (2012). iLearning: The Future of Higher Education? Student Perceptions on Learning with Mobile Tablets. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 12(2), 1-26. Miller, W. (2015). Fragmented Stories: Uncovering News Bias through Information Literacy Instruction. In Not Just Where To Click: Teaching Students How to Think About Information (pp. 311–325). ALA Press. Lowe, M., Maxson, B., Stone, S., Miller, W., Snajdr, E., & Hanna, K. (2018). The Boolean is Dead, Long Live the Boolean! Natural Language versus Boolean Searching in Introductory Undergraduate Instruction. College & Research Libraries, 79(4), 517. doi: I’ve been a proud member of ALA and ACRL for several years, and I am very familiar with the issues having an impact on academic libraries and the libraries in the state of Indiana. I would like to serve on ALA Council to learn more about challenges facing libraries across the nation. As ALA serves to advocate for all libraries, I personally would like to become a stronger advocate, especially for school and public libraries. Further, as a gay black man, I would like to help our association become stronger by working to increase the pipeline of minoritized groups into the library profession. In addition, I am interested to get involved other advocacy work including net neutrality, privacy, and access to information. 9
Kathleen Moeller- Peiffer Deputy State Librarian for Library Support Services New Jersey State Library Trenton NJ State Library State Librarian, New Mexico State Library, June 2015-September 2017 Deputy State Librarian for Lifelong Learning, New Jersey State Library, January 2013-May 2015 Associate State Librarian, New Jersey State Library, April 2011-January 2013 Florida State University, MSLS, Library Science, 1977 University of South Carolina, BA, English, 1976 ASGCLA YALSA No No •ASCLA President’s Program Committee: 2008-2009 ◦ALA Advocacy Coordinating Group: ASCLA representative, 2011-2016 ◦ALA E-rate Task Force: 2008-2016; Chair: 2014-2016 ◦ASCLA LSTA Coordinators’ Interest Group Chair: 2017-2018 ◦ASCLA Nominating Committee: 2016-2017 ◦ASCLA VP/President/Past-President: 2013-2016 ◦ASCLA-SLAS (State Library Agency Section) Director, 2007-2009; Chair, 2009-2010 ◦ASCLA Secretary to Executive Board: 2012 ◦ASCLA Legislative Committee: member, 2011-2013 ◦ASCLA Membership Promotion Committee: member, 2008-2010; chair, 2010-2011 •JMRT 3M Professional Development Grant Committee, member: 1981-1982 •JMRT Booth Committee: member, 1981-1982; Chairman, 1982-1983 •JMRT Cognotes Committee: assistant editor, 1983-1984; editor, 1984-1985 •JMRT Affiliates Council: 2nd Vice-President/Suite Coordinator, 1986-1987 •LAMA/PAS Supervisory Skills Committee: 1983-1987 •LAMA Publications Committee: intern, 1987-1988; member, 1988-1989 •PLA Orientation Committee, 1981-1982 •PLA Organization Committee, 1981-1985 •PLA Technology in Public Libraries Committee, 1987-1989 •YASD Ideas and Activities Committee, 1982-1983 •YASD Youth Participation in Library-Decision Making Committee, 1983-1985 National Librarians’ Association, 1980-1988 •Assistant Coordinator for Regional and State Associations, 1981-1983 North Carolina Library Association, 1980-2002 •Representative to JMRT Affiliates Council, 1983-1987 •Representative to Public Library Association Network Committee, 1986-1988 •Public Library Section, Personnel Committee: Chairman, 1988-1989 •Finance Committee, 1990-1992 •Board member, Technology and Trends Round Table, 2001-2002 Southeastern Library Association, 1980-1989 •Member of steering committee formed at 1980 conference to form an active JMRT organization within SELA •Secretary, SELA/JMRT, 1983-1984 •ALA/Junior Members Round Table Shirley Olofson Memorial Award: 1984 •Durham County Library Achievement Appreciation Award for “Best Trouble-Shooter:” 1993,1996 •Durham County Anchor Award winner for exceptional customer service: 1999 •ASCLA Catherine Bourdon Service Award: 2012 •COSLA Scholarship to attend SHLB/NTIA Conference: 2012 •ALA Washington Office Certificate of Appreciation, National Library Legislative Day Coordinator: 2016, 2017 Orange County Public Library (NC): •Wrote bid specifications and schedules for new library furnishings •Selected new furnishings for new library facility •Supervised move to new library facility •Organized the first Friends of the Library organization •Wrote bid specifications and selected a new bookmobile •Oversaw the first-ever preparation of job descriptions for staff •Organized and supervised the first-ever inventories of the library collections •Wrote specifications for and oversaw the completion of a vendor-keyed retrospective conversion of the library shelflist •Wrote successful grant proposals for microcomputer equipment and PBS video collection Durham County Public Library (NC): •Wrote four LSTA Basic Equipment Grants, two LSTA Enhanced Connectivity Grants, one LSTA Internet Initiative Grant, one LSTA Technology Planning Grant and multiple Bill and Melinda Gates Library Foundation grants, all of which were funded, for a total of $260,000 in hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and computer furniture •Created the library’s first Technology Unit, •Oversaw the creation of the library’s Ethernet network, •Supervised the public Internet access project, •Responsible, in conjunction with county IT Department , for Y2K technology plans •“Novel Approaches to Overdues”: Library and Archival Security; volume 6, number 2/3, Summer/Fall 1984, pages 29-39. Also published in: Library Overdues: Analysis, Strategies and Solutions to the Problem: Haworth Press; 1984, pages 29-39 •“You Can Do It Too!”: Voice of Youth Advocates; volume 7, number 6, February 1985, pages 313-314 •Practical Help for New Supervisors. Chicago: American Library Association, 1990. Chapter on “Communication”, pages 19-26 My two biggest concerns are the discussion concerning whether the ALA Executive Director should have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science, and the declining numbers of librarians and library staff participating in conferences, divisions and elections. While the Executive Director could certainly hold additional credentials in addition to the MLIS degree, I do not wish to see this requirement change. I cannot imagine other professional associations, such as the American Medical Assocation or the American Bar Association having an Executive Director without credentials in the field he/she was leading. My second concern is the ability to change a large national organization so that younger members feel that they have something to contribute and that the organization has something to give back to them in return. This will only happen if ALA is willing to "shake up" the status quo, such as foregoing Midwinter. 40
Louis Muñoz Jr. Reference and ILL Librarian Morristown and Morris Township Library Morristown NJ Public Adjunct/Substitute Librarian/Instructor, City University of New York, 2014-2015 Reference Librarian, Brooklyn (NY) Public Library, 2006-2014 Pratt Institute, MSLIS, 2012; Excelsior College, BS, History (Summa Cum Laude), 2006; Essex County College, AA, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, 1992. PLA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) International Relations (IRRT) Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA) REFORMA No No ALA Council, 2016-2019; 2012-2016; ALA Committee on Committees, 2018-2019; ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Member, 2014-2015; GLBTRT, Juror, Over the Rainbow Book List Committee, 2013-2014; Diversity Council (REFORMA Representative), 2013-2015; IRRT/International Exchanges Subcommittee, 2014-2016; Chapter Relations Committee, Member, 2014-2015 REFORMA, National Secretary, 2012-2014 and 2014-2016; REFORMA, Co-Chair, Recruitment and Mentoring Committee, 2011-2012; REFORMA Northeast Chapter, President, 2009-2010, Vice-President/President-Elect, 2008-2009, and Secretary, 2007-2008; NYLA/Ethnic Studies Roundtable, Secretary, 2008-2010; New York Library Club, Secretary, 2013-2015 Full tuition scholarship: IMLS-PULSE (Public Urban Library Service Education) at Pratt, 2006; Scholarship and Travel Grant winner, JCLC II (Joint Conference of Librarians of Color), 2012. One of the things of which I'm most proud is being able to help establish a scholarship award as my President's Initiative in REFORMA Northeast, to help encourage library school students to promote and provide services to Spanish-speaking populations, who are historically underserved. I felt this was a win-win-win situation, for students, for REFORMA, and most of all, for our Hispanic/Latino patrons, past, present, and potential. More recently, I’ve helped my library reach out to and connect with more and more of our Latino and immigrant communities, and to launch our Latino Oral History Project. Finally, I feel proud to have served these past three years as a Councilor-At-Large, and to be elected to and serve on the ALA Committee on Committees. I was so fortunate that one of the first things recommended to me when I started library school was to join ALA, and I was also led to join REFORMA at that time. My work in the various ethnic affiliates, round tables, councils, and task forces has been fruitful and fulfilling, and because I reaped so much from my time serving in these and other regional and national library associations, I decided to "pay it forward" even more substantially, and ran for a position on ALA Council in 2016. Serving on ALA Council has been a supremely rewarding experience, most recently in being elected to and having the honor of serving on the ALA Committee on Committees, and I look forward to continuing to represent the many diverse and important voices of those in our profession, both in ALA Council if re-elected, and in as many other ways as possible. 12
Susan Mythen Library and Learning Commons Manager Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville FL Academic Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College (2009-present) Librarian, Florida State College at Jacksonville (2014-2017) Librarian (on call), Newport Public Library (2011-2012) University of Maryland University College, DM, Current Student; Florida State University, MLIS, 2007; University of Maryland University College, BS Social Science, 2005 ACRL LLAMA Games & Gaming (GAMERT) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Library Research (LRRT) No No Co-chair, ACRL-CLS Best Practices Committee (2017-2019) Co-chair, LIRT Membership Committee (2017-2019) Member, ACRL-CLS Executive Committee (2017-2019) Member, LIRT Steering Committee (2017-2019) Member, Florida Library Association Membership Committee (2018-2020) Member, Florida Library Association Member, Florida Association of College & Research Libraries Member, NEFLIN Academic Libraries Interest Group Member, NEFLIN Library Management Interest Group Graduate, Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute (2016-2017) Membership in ALA has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my library career. Training as a school librarian and then working at both public and academic libraries has given me a broad sense of librarianship, and the shared goals we all have for our unique communities. Information literacy, access, intellectual freedom, privacy, and inclusion are important to all types of libraries and library patrons, and as an ALA council member I will continue to fight for those deeply held values. Serving as a councilor would be an honor and a privilege. I ask for your vote! 5
Muzhgan Israfil Nazarova Turkic Languages Librarian Library of Congress LS/ABA/ASME/ME Washington DC Federal/National Slavic Catalog Librarian Duke University Libraries, Cataloging & Metadata Services Department, October 2012-March 2016 Slavic Cataloging Librarian Cleveland Public Library, Technical Services Department, August 2011 - October 2012 Slavic Cataloger, UIUC Library, Content Access Management (CAM) Department, Slavic and East European Cataloging Section University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D. in Library and Information Science. 2008; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MLS, 1998; Nottingham Trent University, Business School, Postgraduate Certificate in Management, 1992; Azerbaijan State University of Foreign Languages, Diploma in English and German, & Pedagogy,1982. Azerbaijan State University of Foreign Languages, Diploma in English and German, & Pedagogy, 1982 ACRL Round Table Coordinating Assembly International Relations (IRRT) No No ALA Councilor-at-Large, 2016-2019; Organizational Effectiveness Task Force, ALA Round Table Coordinating Assembly (RTCA), Member, 2018 International Relations Round Table (IRRT) Executive Board Member, 2017-2019 IRRT Chair, 2018-2019 IRRT Chair-Elect, 2017-2018 IRRT International Librarians’ Preconference Committee, Chair, 2015-2016 IRRT International Connections Committee, 2013-2015 IRC Europe Subcommittee, Member, 2012–2015 IRC Eurasia and Central Asia Subcommittee, Member, 2016–2018 External Review Panelist, Office of Accreditation, 2012-present IRC Eurasia and Central Asia Subcommittee, Chair, 2000-2002 wMember of Campaign for the World's Libraries w 2000 - 2002 wChair of IRC Eurasia and Central Asia Subcommittee w 2000 - 2002 Azerbaijani Library Development Association, Vice-President, 1998-2000; 2000-2002 Beta Phi Mu - International LIS Honor Society Initiate, 2008 Peggy Harris Service Award, GSLIS, UIUC, 2008 Mothers’ Association at the UIUC Distinguished Service Award, 2007 The Maria Pia Gratton International Award at the University of Illinois, 2002 1st Annual 21st Century Librarian Award Nominee, 2000 Distinction of Honorable Mention IREX Millenium Photo Contest, 2001 Distinguished Alumna Award, US Educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association, 1999 US Embassy Best Employee Award, 1995 Dr. Nazarova’s career as a seasoned LIS professional spans more than three decades, including foreign service with the US State Department as IRC director at the US Embassy in Baku, Duke University Libraries (NC), Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), Mortenson Center for International Librarianship, and the Main Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) (IL), Cleveland Public Library (OH), and her recent tenure in the Middle East (ME) Section of the Asian and Middle Eastern (ASME) Division of the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate (ABA) of the Library of Congress (LOC). Muzhgan is an active leader in the library profession and ALA with a long record of supporting international librarianship through two decades of her work with IRRT and serving as ALA’s Councilor-at-Large. As a part of her 2018-2019 IRRT Chair theme “Serving communities: globally and locally” she is hoping to be able to capture a whole diversity of communities served by the libraries at home and around the world. For more details please visit Nazarova, M. (2007). Service learning and career development: A case study in library and information science Nazarova, M. (2013). Role of Libraries as Community Information Centers. 20th Anniversary International Conference “Libraries and Information Resources in the Modern World of Science, Culture, Education, and Business” (Crimea Conference). Sudak, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine, June 8-16, 2013. Nazarova, M. et al. Slavic Cataloging Manual: a Global Affair (2016). Presentation at ASEEES Conference, Washington, DC. Link to my resume: It has been a privilege to be a part of this vital profession and a member of ALA for several decades. I believe as library professionals we have a responsibility to change our communities and the world for the better. We can achieve that by raising our voices and continuing to educate, provide information and increase the awareness about important issues. My theme as 2018-2019 IRRT chair is “Serving communities: globally and locally” to be able to capture a whole diversity of communities served by the libraries at home and around the world. Using my longstanding experience in international librarianship I will promote the broader concerns of intellectual freedom, information privacy, and social justice. As a member of the newly formed RTCA's Organizational Effectiveness Task Force I will contribute to the discussion about the ways to improve library services to enhance learning and providing access to information for all. 22
James G. (Jim) Neal University Librarian Emeritus Columbia University New York NY Academic Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University, 2001-14 Dean of University Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 1995-2001 Dean of University Libraries, Indiana University, 1989-1995 Columbia University, Certificate in Advanced Librarianship, 1976 Columbia University, MSLS, 1973 Columbia University, MA History, 1973 Rutgers University, BA Russian Studies, 1969 LLAMA ACRL AASL International Relations (IRRT) Retired Members Round Table (RMRT) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) REFORMA Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA) Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) American Indian Library Association (AILA) No No ALA Immediate Past President, 2018-2019; ALA President, 2017-2018; ALA President-elect, 2016-2017; ALA Executive Board, 1997-2001, 2010-2013, 2013-2016; ALA Council, 1994-2001, 2010-2013, 2013-2016; ALA Treasurer, 2010-2013; Budget Analysis and Review Committee, 2008-2016; Endowment Trustees, 2010-2013; International Relations Committee, 1990-1996, 2005-2007; OITP Copyright Advisory Committee, 1998-2002; OITP Policy Revolution Advisory Committee, 2013-2015; ACRL C&RL Editorial Board, 1990-1996; ACRL National Conference Fundraising Committee, 2003-2011; ACRL 2017 National Conference Chair; ACRL Scholarly Communications Committee, 2002-2006; LLAMA Board of Directors, 1990-1994; LLAMA President, 1992-1993; numerous association and divisional committees and task forces Association of Research Libraries, Board of Directors, 1994-1999, 2006-2009, President, 1997-1998; Digital Library Federation, Board of Trustees, 2005-2009; Digital Preservation Network, Board of Trustees, 2013-2014; Freedom to Read Foundation, Board of Directors, 2005-2009, 2010-2012, 2013-2017, Treasurer, 2007-2009, 2003-2015; Metropolitan New York Library Council, Board of Trustees, 2011-2016, Treasurer, 2015-2016; National Information Standards Organization, Board of Directors, 2004-2009, Chair, 2007-2008; OCLC Board of Trustees, 2010-2017; Research Libraries Group, Board of Trustees and Chair, 2003-2006; Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, Steering Committee, 2000-2005, Chair 2002-2005; numerous appointments as chair of association, division, and state committees and task forces Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor, 2015; ALA Lippincott Award, 2015; University of Alberta, Honorary Doctor of Laws, 2010; ALA Melvil Dewey Medal Award, 2009; ALA Atkinson Memorial Award, 2007; ACRL Academic Librarian of the Year Award, 1997; Indiana Library Federation, Outstanding Librarian of the Year, 1993; Library Administration and Management Association, Certificate of Special Thanks, 1991; Pennsylvania Library Association, Certificate of Merit, 1989 I have worked throughout my career to advance the core values of our profession, in particular, open and equitable access to information, diversity and inclusion, and intellectual freedom. My participation in ALA and service to numerous professional organizations have focused in such areas as copyright and fair use, scholarly communication, the future leadership for the profession, and the management of change. I have accomplished these goals through my writings, presentations, testimony in front of congressional committees, and participation on boards, committees and task forces, locally, nationally and globally. James G. Neal: "Preserving the Born-Digital Record: Many More Questions Than Answers," American Libraries Supplement, June 2015, pp.30-33. James G. Neal: "Still Choosing Our Futures: How Many Apples in the Seed?", College and Research Libraries, March 2015, pp. 310-315. James G. Neal: "Advancing From Kumbaya to Radical Collaboration: Redefining the Future Research Library," Journal of Library Administration (Haworth Press), Volume 51, Number 1, 2011, pp. 66-76. Further information is available at the following web site:; Follow on Twitter: @jamesneal; Follow on Facebook: Jim Neal My commitment is to a successful and influential American Library Association, to a profession characterized by service and impact in our communities, to the readers and users who depend on libraries, and to the individuals who work in libraries and other information organizations, too often without the recognition and support they truly deserve. As a Councilor, I will invest my experience and expertise as ALA President and ALA Treasurer in these objectives, and work to advance our priorities of equity/diversity/inclusion, advocacy, information policy, and professional and leadership development, always striving for an ALA built on social justice, ethics, conversation and transparency. WE DARE !!... to be bold, courageous and challenging. My vision projects that we are VIRTUAL, engaged with our users and communities in more rigorous and effective ways; we are VIRTUOSO, smart but always ready to learn; we are VIRTUOUS, radically collaborative and always working in the public interest. Number of Years as an ALA Member: 42
L. Angie Ohler Director of Collection Services University of Maryland College Park MD Academic Head of Acquisitions, University of Maryland, 2007-2017 Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Oklahoma, 2004-2007 Catholic University of America, MLIS, Library Science, 2004 American University, MA, Anthropology, 2001 Westminster College, BA, Sociology, Anthropology, and International Studies, 1993 ACRL ALCTS LLAMA No No ALCTS Program Planning Committee Co-Chair, 2011-2012 and Member, Liaison to ALCTS Continuing Resources Section, 2009-2011 ALCTS Scholarly Communication Discussion Group, Co-Chair, 2007-2008 ALCTS LRTS Editorial Board, Member, 2018-2020 ALCTS Acquisitions Section, Education Committee, Member, 2017-2019 ALCTS Budget and Finance Committee, Member 2018-2020 LLAMA Systems and Services Section (SASS) Technical Services Systems Committee, Member 2006-2011 LLAMA Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation Section (MAES, Member, 2006-1010 ALCTS Serials Section Research and Publications Committee, Intern, 2007 University of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), Acquisitions and Serials Task Group, Member 2008-2013, Chair, 2012-2014 USMAI Electronic Collections Coordinating Commitee, Co-Chair, 2009-2011 USMAI Shared Platforms, Applications and Systems, Member 2016-2020, Chair, 2018-2020 Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA, formerly CIC), Heads of Acquisitions, Member 2014-2016 BTAA Collection Development Officers, Electronic Resource Officers, Member, 2013-2017 BTAA Technical Services Strategy Group, Member 2017-present “From ERM to Library Services Platforms.” Chapter 6 In Reengineering the Library: Issues in Electronic Resources Management, edited by George Stachokas. (Chicago, IL: ALA Editions). Expected Spring 2018. “The Keys to Successful Change Management for Serials.” The Serials Librarian, August 2006, V.51, No.1: 37-72. Foudy, Gerri, Lila A. Ohler and Lenore England. “What You Need to Know About Moving Collections and Acquisitions Into an E-Dominant Model!” (2014) Proceedings of the Charleston Library Conference. I would be very excited to be elected as a Councilor-at-Large for the ALA Council. Given the plans for combining three of the major divisions within ALA, and the discussions we've had about shortening the conference year to accomodate those librarians unable to make the financial committment to a twice yearly conference meeting, I believe that we need voices at the Council table to help guide those conversations and ensure that the decisions we make are in the interest of the larger professional organization and all of its members. 15
Michelle V. Ornat Deputy Director of Public Services San Jose Public Library San Jose CA Public Assistant Director, Chesapeake Public Library, February 2015 to September 2018 Library Manager, Portsmouth Public Library, May 2013 to January 2015. Teen Services Librarian, Niagara Falls Public Library, November 2011 to March 2013 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, MSLIS, 2000; University of California, San Diego, BA History, 1995. PLA LLAMA No No •LLAMA Mentoring Program (Mentor 2018 - 2019) •LLAMA Community of Practice: Human Resources - Staff and Leadership Skills Development Committee (Member, July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020) •LLAMA Community of Practice: Library Management and Leadership - Practical and Applied Management Committee (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020) ◦Ask a Manager Subcommittee (Member July 2018 - present) •PLA Continuing Education Advisory Group (Member, July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020) •LLAMA Competencies Committee (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) •LLAMA Community of Practice: Assessment - Competencies and Methods Committee (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019) ◦Dashboard Project Group: Competencies for Creators (Member, January 2018 - June 2018) •Virginia Library Association Mentoring Program (Mentor, March 2018 - October 2018) •Virginia Library Association Nominating Committee (Member, October 2017 - October 2018) •Virginia Library Association Diversity and Inclusion Forum (Secretary/Treasurer, October 2016 - October 2017) •2018 - City of Chesapeake Merit Award for Leadership •2017 - City of Chesapeake Merit Award for Project Management •Working with an amazing and inspiring team to provide innovative public service and development of major projects and intiatives with long lasting community impact. •Yellow Belt LEAN Six Sigma, July 2018 •Candidate ALA-APA Certified Public Library Administrator Program, May 2018 ◦5 courses completed, March 2017 - December 2018 •Project Management Master Certification, January 2017 •Library of Virginia Coaching Program, September 2015 - 2017 •Integrated Emergency Management Response and Recovery, FEMA Emergency Management Institute, August 2015, August 2017 •VALLA (Virginia Library Leadership Academy), May 2014 Co-Author: “LEEPing into the Profession: Interning at Vacaville Public Library” Public Library Internships, Scarecrow Press, 2006. Libraries need the support of ALA more than ever. It has been a privilege to serve on several committees, to work with dedicated members and to see first hand how contribution and collaboration yield tangible results. The work that is done by ALA and its divisions has far-reaching potential and impact for the development and prosperity of all libraries. Communication, access and advocacy are the keys to ensuring our libraries have the tools, support and resources to provide the most impactful services and programs which reflect the needs and interests of our diverse customers, patrons and students, and to not only maintain current practice, but to be innovative and resilient in the coming years. As an ALA Councilor, it would be a privilege to share in the responsibility of advocating for and contributing to the sustainability and evolution of the American library for our communities. 11
Eileen M. Palmer Executive Director Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (LMxAC) Edison NJ Library Consortium Executive Director, The Library Network, 1997-2006 Manager, Statewide Library Programs, The Library of Michigan, 1993-1997 Assistant Director, Health Sciences Library Consortium (PA), 1989-1993. Degrees and Certificates: Villanova University, MSLS, 1983; University of Dayton, BA Political Science, 1981. Villanova University, MSLS, 1983; University of Dayton, BA Political Science, 1981. ASGCLA No No Member Committee on Legislation 2015-2019; Member Comittee on Legislation Grassroots Subcommittee 2012-2014; Member eRate Task Force 2000-2004; Library Information Superhighway Advocacy Network, 1995-2000. New Jersey Library Association, Sep 2006 – Present Treasurser 2016; President, 2013-2014; Member Public Policy Committee 2008 - 2018; Chair, Public Policy 2016; 2008 - 2010; Member Intellectual Freedom Committee 2014-2017;Chair, Intellectual Freedom, 2014-2015. Michigan Library Association, 1993-2006; ALA Chapter Councilor, 2004 -2006; Chair, Public Policy Committee, 2004; Member, Public Policy Committee, 2003 – 2004; Chair, Technology Policy Committee, 1998 - 1999; Member, Technology Policy Committee, 1994 - 1999; Chair, Library Technologies Division, 1997; Member, Library Technologies Division Board, 1995 - 1998. Pennsylvania Library Association 1982 - 1990; Co-Chair, Legislative Day, 1985, 1987; Chair, Legislative Committee, 1986; Treasurer, Southeast Chapter, 1985 – 1987. New Jersey Library Association President's Award, 2010; Libraries of Middlesex Library Service Award, 2010; Michigan Library Association Award of Excellence, 2002. Author: Michigan: building electronic community information centers in public libraries. Library Hi Tech v. 14 no2-3 ('96) p. 163-7 CoAuthor: Ariel on the Internet: enhanced document delivery. (Experience of the Health Sciences Libraries Consortium). Microcomputers for Information Management v. 10 (Sept. '93) p. 181-93 Editor: Computer assisted instruction software for medical education: software catalog, edited by Eileen M. Palmer. The Health Sciences Libraries Consortium, 1989. My professional concerns center around advocacy, funding, technology/networking issues, and assuring that ALA grows in ways that will assure it is as valuable to future generations of librarians and library users as it has been during the bulk of my professional career. I believe my previous council experience ( MI chapter councilor 2004-2006) as well as my more recent experience on the Committee on Legislation (2015-2019) prepare me to serve the membership through election to Council. ALA is undergoing a crucial and necessary re-alignment of structure, purpose, and governance. During this time it is important that Council actively work to engage the membership on all levels. Realigning ALA's tradiitional relationships wiith members, divisions, chapters and staff is an important part of any successful change. Additionally, Council must speak for the profession, which, while sometimes difficult, is a fundamental responsibility. I would be honored to part of such debates. 35
Anchalee (Joy) Panigabutra- Roberts Head of Cataloging University of Tennessee Libraries Knoxville TN Academic Head, Cataloging and Metadata, American University in Cairo, Egypt, 2013-2016. Metadata & Multicultural Services Librarian & Women and Gender Studies Faculty, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, 2007-2013. Catalog Librarian (Learning Resources & Library Services), St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, 2005-2007. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Specialist Degree (ABD) in LIS, 2004; University of Wisconsin-Madison, MLIS, 1988; Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, B.A. in English (Literature), 1986; Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, B.A. in English (Linguistics), 1984. ACRL ALCTS Map and Geospatial Information (MAGIRT) Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) No No American Library Association. Constitution and Bylaws Committee. Member. 2011-2013. ALA Presidential Task Force on Traditional Cultural Expression. Asian Pacific American Librarians Association’s Representative. Member. April 2010- January 2011. American Library Association. Association for Library Collections and Technical Services. Leadership Development Committee. Member. Appointed. July 1, 2017-June 30, 2019 Mentoring Subcommittee. Member. Appointed. July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 International Relations Committee. Member. Appointed. July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017 American Library Association. Library Leadership and Management Association. Leadership Development Committee. Member. Appointed. July 1, 2015-June 30, 2017. American Library Association. Association for Library Collections and Technical Services International Relations Committee. Member. Appointed. July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017. American Library Association’s Diversity Council. APALA Representative. Appointed for 2009-2011 term. Tennessee Name Authorities Cooperative (NACO) Funnel. Coordinator. June 1, 2017 to present OCLC Research Library Partner. Web Archiving Metadata Working Group. Member. 2016. AMICAL Consortium. OCLC Programs Committee. Member. May 2015-October 2016. Middle East-North Africa Innovative Users Group. Annual Conference. Chair. 2015; Steering Committee. Vice Chair/Secretary. 2015, Webmaster. 2014; Member. Appointed for 2014-15 term. Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA). Members-at-Large. 2018-2020. Constitution and Bylaws Committee. Member. Appointed for 2013-14; 2014-15 terms. American Library Association’s Diversity Council. APALA Representative. Appointed for 2009-2011 term. Task Force on Family Literacy Focus. Co-chair. February 2010-January 2011. Member. September 2009-January 2011. Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc. Cataloging Policy Committee. Member. Appointed for 2011-2013; 2013-2015 terms. Cataloging Policy Committee. DVD Cataloging Guide Update Task Force. Committee member and contributor to the updated guide. 2006-2009. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Office of Research and Engagement. Scholarly Activity and Research Incentive Funds - Foreign Travel Fund. Award recipient of the travel grant up to a maximum of $1,000 to present at the poster session at Open Science Conference in Berlin, Germany, March 13, 2018. Grants for Foreign Library Staff to Attend Conferences and Congresses in Germany. Award recipient to attend SWIB14 - Semantic Web in Libraries Conference at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Bonn in Bonn, Germany, by Bibliothek & Information International, Germany, December 1-3, 2014. (Refereed). See publications' records in ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9333-1102 ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9333-1102 Our profession is amidst the time of change that technologies, communication, politics, succession plans, cultural changes have great impact on how we position ourselves in the society at large. I have been an ALA member over the years and feel the impact of these changes on ALA as an organization. If elected as a councilor-at-large, I would support the transformation that ALA is trying to realign this organization to adjust to the way we communicate, work and live. Many concerns on the midwinter meetings, realignment of divisions and subdivisions have been discussed. I hope that together we will find the solutions that will bring ALA up to speed with the 21st century and the longer future ahead. 20
Scott Piepenburg Head Cataloger Brodart, Inc. Williamsport PA Vendor Head of Cataloging, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX Head of Cataloging, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA Library System Administrator, Dallas Independent School District, 2007-2011 University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, MLIS, 1986; University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, MA in American History, 1986; Concordia College--Wisconsin, BA in Theological Languages, 1983. ALCTS LITA No No ALA Authority Control Interest Group; ALA Next Generation Automated Systems Interest Group. University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee Distinguished Alumni, 2017. Digitizing audiovisual and nonprint materials: the innovative librarians guide, 2015 Easy MARC: Incorporating format integration, 5th edition, 2008 MARC Authority Records made easy; April 2000. My single biggest concern is that ALA is not responsive to the views of all members; that it has strayed from librarianship into social justice; more effort is placed on politics than on being a practical librarian. Besides, when was the last time you saw a political conservative speak at a conference? Have we become so afraid of new ideas? 23
Sarah M.K. Potwin Executive Library Director Niagara Falls Public Library Niagara Falls NY Public Library Director, Lagrange Association Library, Lagrange, New York , 2013-2017 Director, Campus Library Services, Saint Stephen's Episcopal School, Bradenton, Florida, 2004-2013 Library Director, Winooski Public Library, Winooski, Vermont 2003-2004 University of Alberta, MLIS 1996; University of Ottawa, BA Hons. Theory and History of Art, 1994 PLA Sustainability (SustainRT) No No New York Library Association, Public Library Services Division Treasurer, 2018- present My accomplishments can be measured in small increments. I have been involved in instituting the first 5-year strategic plan for our Library in over 20 years, grant writing for NY State Construction and HUD grants to refurbish my library's HVAC systems/ elevators/ ADA compliance, instigated a Passport Acceptance service which served over 1 800 citizens and raised 47 000 ( after expenses) for the library in its first year, implemented STEaM programming through community partnerships and implemented a financial audit to safeguards against future theft. I have a profound respect for our libraries. While I currently hold a public library position, I want to be clear, that all library types are crucial to our overall ALA mission, and I intend to represent EVERY library and EVERY library worker during my tenure. We are experiencing dynamic change for libraries, and ALA is a leader in embracing, supporting, and advocating progressive change. One thing I can attest to is that I am adept at learning other cultures and perspectives, respecting differences, communicating clearly and finding common ground on which to base a resolution. This skill is often relied upon in my daily work-life as a library administrator. I feel that this is a core component of being part of a team, a team which will represent you. I pledge to represent you and your values upon election to Council. 30
Jana L. Prock Library Director Keller Public Library Keller TX Public Director, Bay City Public Library, 2003-2007 Telephone Reference Dept. Manager, San Antonio Public Library, 1995-2003 Branch Manager, Thousand Oaks Branch Library, San Antonio Public Library, 1987-1995 MLA 1980; University of Oklahoma, BS Secondary Education, 1978, Oklahoma State University PLA LLAMA No No American Library Association, Member 1997-present •Chair, Audiovisual Committee, Public Library Association, 2003-2006 •Literacy Committee Member, American Library Association 2004-2006 •Co-Chair, Committee on Literacy, Research-to-Practice Discussion Group •Intellectual Freedom Committee, Public Library Association, 2001-2003 •Leadership Development 2000 Committee, Public Library Association •Community Information Section, Committee, 1995-1996 •Annual Conference Presenter- 2007 Texas Media Award Committee, Chair 2011-2014 •District 10 Chair 1989 •Intellectual Freedom Vice-Chair 2005-2007 Bexar Library Association President 1996 Library Foundation of North Texas Chair, 2013 - present Texas Municipal Library Directors Association •Texas Municipal League Executive Board Representative 2014- 2018 •President 2012 •Vice- President 2011 •Treasurer 2007-2010 Public Library Administrators of North Texas •President 2010 •Vice- President 2009 Texas Library Association •Program Committee Member 2017-2018 •Texas Media Award Committee Chair 2011-2014 •District 10 Chair 1989 •Intellectual Freedom Vice Chair 2005-2007 Bexar Library Association President 1996 Achievement in Excellence in Libraries Award by the Texas Municipal Libraries Directors Association 2010-2018 Who's Who in America The American Library Association is the benchmark in professional standards, staff development, and intellectual freedom, and these tenets must be vigilantly upheld in these tumultuous times. I look to ALA to stand up for libraries, and, if elected, I aspire to focus on the transformative power of libraries in communities. I believe it is the public library’s responsibility to seek out the technology, programming, resources, and services that meet the array of needs found its particular community. I will also focus on upholding ALA’s strong stance on the need to defend intellectual freedom and the need for appropriate funding. I look forward to the chance to address these issues if elected. 21
Brenda Pruitt- Annisette, MLS, Ed.D. Library Media Consultant & Researcher AnnBroChi, LLC Stone Mountain GA Assistant Professor & Coordinator of School Library Programs Chicago State University 2012 - 2016 Coordinator K-12 School Media Programs Fulton County Schools 1997-2012 K-5 School Librarian Atlanta Public Schools 1992-1997 Clark Atlanta University, Ed.D., 2008; Georgia State University Ed. S. 1997; North Carolina Central University, MLS, 1985; North Carolina Central University, BA. 1975. AASL ACRL ALSC Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange RT (EMIERT) Black Caucus of ALA (BCALA) No No 2001-Present – AASL/ALA/CAEP Member 2006-2008 – ALA Presidential Task Force on Graduate Education Programs 2007- 2016 – ALA Councilor-at-Large 2009- 2012 – ALA Public Awareness Committee 2012-2015 – ALA Editorial Staff American Libraries 2015- 2017 – ALA Resolutions Committee 2017-2019 – CSK Program Committee 2015- 2017 Chair – Poster Session – 10th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL) 2015- 2016 – Co-Chair, Special Interest Group School Libraries (SIG SL) – Association of Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE) 2016- 2017 – Chair, Special Interest Group School Libraries (SIG SL) – Association of Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE) 1995 - 1996 Teacher of The Year (Elementary School Librarian) 1996 – People to Peoples' Conference Attendee to Barcelona, Spain (Atlanta Public School Librarian) 1993-1997– Recipient, DeWitt Wallace Reader's Digest Natioanl Library Power Media Specialist and Media Program (Atlanta Public Schools) 2005-2008 – Guadalajar Book Festival Attendee - ALA Sponsorship 2009 – Hong Kong International Book Fair Attendee- ALA Sponsorship As a district level coordinator, in collaboration with K-12 school librarians, I was able to develop and implement a checklist used by our school librarians in a peer review program. The activity provided opportunities for K-12 school librarians to observe their peers during an instructional activity involving students. Feedback provided evidence that peer-to-peer interactions/observations improve and promote quality teaching and learning in school library programs when student achievement is a priority. ‘Glow and grow’ comments were prepared and shared during group discussions with the school librarian hosting the visit. Written comments were given to the school librarian for his/her use. This activity was successful for the peer reviewers, school librarian, and district coordinator. Reviewers were able to see ‘best practice’ in action. In addition, peer reviewers were able to see practices which added little to no value to curricula, quality instruction, or student engagement/achievement. In a thirty minute visit, practitioners were able to visualize and internalize, through observation and discussion, a quality school library activity. The learning experience was priceless. Dissertation: Highly qualified school library specialists: Perceptions of teacher preparation training requirements an the impact on P-12 student achievement. Chicago: ProQuest-UMI. (2008) (Digital Commons @Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center ( School Library Specialists: Effective leaders in P-12 school library programs and student achievement (2018). Journal of Education & Social Policy. Vol.5, No.1. March/April 2018 My research agenda continues to focus on quality school library programs, school library media specialists, and the practicum experience, as a predictor of on the job satisfaction and success, for new educators. At the district level, I had opportunities to interview, hire, and observe recent graduates from many graduate programs. The quality of the practicum experience for these candidates varied by program type and location: face-to-face, online, or hybrid. It was evident that some of the new school librarians would require additional professional development and long term support from the school district. To ensure that these employees could survive the district motto, ‘hire to retire,’ school district funds would be used to remediate graduates from costly graduate programs. P-12 students, school districts, and tax payers deserve a better product (i.e., quality teachers and school librarians) for classrooms and school libraries. My investigations continue. 21
Nathan Putnam Director, Metadata Quality OCLC Dublin OH Service provider Head, Metadata Services, University of Maryland, College Park, May 2013-August 2016 Head, Resource Description and Metadata Services, George Mason University, June 2010-May 2013 Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, George Mason University, January 2007-May 2010 Wayne State University, MLIS, 2006; Michigan State University, MM Clarinet Performance, 2002; University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point, BM Clarinet Performance, 2000. ALCTS No Yes ALCTS Adivsor to the PCC, 2015-Present; ALCTS CaMMS Executive Board, Member-At-Large, 2015-2018; ALCTS/LITA Authority Control Interest Group, Chair-Elect/Chair, 2013-2015; ALCTS/LITA Metadata Interest Group, Liaison to CC:DA, 2010-2014; ACRL Conference Preconference Coordinating Committee, 2011-2012 OLAC, Treasurer/Membership Coordinator, 2008-2010 Outstanding Merit, University of Maryland Libraries, June 2014, June 2015; Individual Impact Award, George Mason University Libraries, May 2008, May 2009, April 2010, August 2012, November 2012; Outstanding Achievement Award, George Mason University, May 2010; Outstanding Achievement Award, Michigan State University Libraries, May 2006 •Increased professional development for staff at every management positions I have held •Encouraged copy catalogers to use their skills to advance professionally •Increased efficiency of operations by incorporating technology to automate or enhance previously manual processes Stevens, Jen, Theresa Calcagno, Claudia Holland, and Nathan B. Putnam. “Revising Academic Library Governance Handbooks.” In the Library with the Lead Pipe July 1, 2015. Available at Putnam, Nathan B. “Report of the LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group Meeting, American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, Chicago, February 2015.” Technical Services Quarterly 32, no. 4 (2015): 414-421. Available at Putnam, Nathan B. “Report of the LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group Meeting. American Library Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, June 2014.” Technical Services Quarterly 32, no. 2 (2015): 212-219. Available at LinkedIn: I will seek out opportunities to further advance equity, diversity, and inclusion for library and cultural heritage descriptive activities in both traditional and non-traditional roles. My career has allowed me to bridge communities of practice, including cataloging, special collections, digital archives, and metadata, and to witness the opportunities for providing open and relevant information about cultural heritage resources. I will ensure that these service operations enhance and support public service activities and users for all types of libraries. Collaboration with a diverse group with varying backgrounds is key to continued growth in this area. 13
Jennie Randolph Librarian Knox County Schools Knoxville TN School
Deborah Rinio Non-Tenure Track Faculty Member Montana State University Bozeman MT Academic School Librarian, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, 2009-2018 Curriculum Developer / Writer, Geophysical Institute / University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2006-2009 Librarian / Assistant Professor of Library Science, Kuskokwim Consortium Library, 2003-2005 University of Alaska Fairbanks, PhD Communication & Education, 2018 University of Arizona, MA Information Resources & Library Science, 2003 University of California Riverside, BA Liberal Studies: Comparative Literature, 2001 AASL YALSA Library Research (LRRT) No No ALA Policy Corps, 2017-Present AASL Standards & Guidelines Editorial Board, 2014-2017 AASL Affiliate Assembly, 2015-Present Alaska Library Association, Co-Chair, Annual Conference, 2015-2016 Alaska Association of School Librarians, Secretary, 2016-Present Alaska Association of School Librarians, President-Elect / President / Past-President, 2013-2016 Alaska Association of School Librarians, Grants Coordinator, 2011-2013 YALSA Frances Henne Research Award, 2016 Alaska Association of School Librarians, Linda K. Barrett Service Award, 2015 Collaborated with teachers to develop information literacy scope and sequence for high school and resulted in increased performance on inquiry-based assignments in all subject areas. Collaborated with art and music teachers at middle school to plan and run a Festival of the Arts student exhibition and fundraiser. Reorganized high school library, resulting in increased usage by students and redcuded misbehaviors. Awarded grant for flexible furnishings to provide additional options for teachers and students. Rinio, D. (2018). "Stepping Up. Using Research & Data to Improve Advocacy." School Library Connection (April 2018). Rinio, D. (2018). "Focus on Collaboration: How understanding the nature of trust can help address the standards." Knowledge Quest, 46(3), 44-47. American Association of School Librarians. (2018). National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. Digital Portfolio: Full Curriculum Vitae: It is vital to the future of our profession that we are strong and effective advocates for libraries of all types. My work with the Alaska Association of School Librarians, AASL, and as a member of ALA's Policy Corps has reinforced my belief that ALA and its divisions must continue to be a voice for all libraries and their staff across the nation. As a school librarian, I also see how critical it is that we work together and collaborate toward this vision so that all types of libraries are represented. I hope to be a voice for collaboration, efficiency, and attention to shared values so that together we can continue to meet their needs of our communities. 10
Daniel A. Sabol Adjunct Librarian Harrison Public Library, NY / Mercy College Dobbs Ferry NY Public Full time emerging technologies librarian, Harrison Public Library, Harrison, NY 2018- Current Adjunct, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Mercy College Library, Dobbs Ferry, N Y 2017-Current Library Director & Interim Archivist, March of Dimes Information Center, White Plains, N Y 2014–2016 Evening & Weekend Reference Librarian Pace University, Mortola Library 2013–2017 Pace University, DPS Information Technology (ABD) 2019 Long Island University, MSLIS, 2011 Iona College, BBA Management, 2009 ACRL No No ALA ACRL NY - Chair of Graduate Services Committiee Westchester Library Assiocation Chair, Academic & Special Libraries, 2016 - Present I have brought roving reference to two different academic institutions. In addition, I have begun working on Open Educational Resources and was a guest speaker at Pace University about OER's and the role they play in Higher Education. I was selected by RCL to assist as a refree to revanmp the core Information Technology Collection. Last, I am a book reviewer for Library Journal. DA Sabol - E-Learning, is it an effectual tool" Library Student Journal, Volume 6, 2011 Daniel A. Sabol: "A Novel Approach for Library Materials Acquisition using Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization" CUNY Academic Works, 2017 If elected as Councilor-at-Large I would be sure that all decisions about divisions which ultimately filters down to libraries, librarians, and users of libraries are taken with special care. This position is one of a great deal of responsibility, and the ability to advocate for the best possible tools each division needs to carry out its mission and work for the better good of librarians, libraries, and end users. 7
Romelia Salinas Associate Dean, Library & Learning Resources Mt. San Antonio College Walnut CA Academic Librarian California State University, Los Angeles 1999-2016 Librarian University of California, Riverside 1998-1999 Librarian & Computer Resource Specialist UCLA 1994-1997 University of California, Los Angeles, PhD Library & Information Science, 2008; University of California, Los Angeles, MLIS Library & Information Science, 1994; University of California, Santa Barbara, BA Law & Society / Chicano Studies, 1992 ACRL REFORMA No No ALA Council, Council at Large, 2015-2018 REFORMA (The National Association for Library & Information Services to Latinos & the Spanish-speaking), Executive Board Member/Chapter Representative, 2012-2014, Chair, Education Committee, 2008-2009, Chair, Web Team, 1997-1999, Chapter President, Los Angeles Chapter, 1998-2002 ACRL, member, 2015-2018 California Faculty Association, Executive Board Member/Librarian Representative, 2011-2015 Member, Latino Digitial Archive Group University of California Los Angeles, Eugene Cota Robles Fellowship, 2003-2007 University of California Los Angeles, Summer Research Fellowship, 2004. American Library Association, Lousie Giles Fellowship, 1992-1993 California State Library, Minority Recruitment Scholarship, 1992-1993 REFORMA Scholarship, 1992-1993 Phi Beta Kappa Honors, 1992 As an academic librarian for nearly 25 years I have had the privilege to be part of many innovative and valuable projects and organizations. Some of my most recent accomplishments include being a founding member of the Latino Digital Archives Group which seeks to establish an archival network to digitally preserve U.S. Latino content. In an effort to contribute to this national effort locally, I initiated the East Los Angeles Archive at California State University Los Angeles, which documents the lives and events of a community central to the political history of U.S. Latinos. In addition to this work I have spearheaded initiatives to identify ways to decrease the cost of textbooks for students by integrating library licensed or open source materials into the curriculum. I was elected for two terms to serve as the Librarian Representative on the Executive Committee for the California Faculty Association. In this capacity, I represented and advocated for librarians across the 23 California State University campuses in our faculty union. Salinas, R. (2014). The Digital Divide and the Latino community. In G. Gutiérrez (Ed). Latinos and Latinas: Risks and Opportunities. Westport, CT: Greenwood. Salinas, R. (2010). The history of Latinos as users and professionals in U.S libraries. For the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (ELIS), Third Edition. Edited by Marcia J. Bates and Mary Niles Maack, New York: Taylor & Frances. Salinas, R. (2006). A content analysis of Latina Web content. Library and Information Science Research, 28(2), 297-324. If elected Councilor-at-Large I will strive to advance the important work the organization provides for our members and for our communities. I would seek to champion and clarify the value and impact ALA has on our work and the lives of our communities. Central to the success of this work is the continuation of a dedication to include diverse perspectives and representation on all level of ALA governance. We are currently living in turbulent times calling on strong leadership and integrity to be demonstrated and I am committed to supporting this work. Thank you for your consideration of my nomination. 10
Ana Elisa de Campos Salles Senior Librarian Palo Alto City Library Palo Alto CA Public Adult and Teen Services Librarian, DC Public Library, October 2012 - June 2016 Library Associate, DC Public Library, June 2009 - October 2012 Catholic University, MS Library and Information Science, 2012 Institute of Archaeology, University College London, MS Forensic Archaeological Science, 2004 Boston College, BS Environmental Geoscience, 2000 Boston College, BA History, 2000 ALSC LITA PLA YALSA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) New Members Round Table (NMRT) Round Table Coordinating Assembly Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) American Indian Library Association (AILA) Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) Yes Yes Councilor-at-large - ALA Council, 2016-2019 Member - Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, Library Information Technology Association, 2016-2017 Chair - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT), 2018-2019 Member - Round Table Coordinating Assembly, 2018-2020 Incoming Chair - GLBTRT Executive Board, 2017-2018 Director-at-large - GLBTRT Executive Board, 2014-2017 GLBTRT Representative to the Young Adult Library Services Association, 2013-2015 Member - Spectrum Advisory Committee, Committee on Diversity, Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS), 2016-2018 Chair - Spectrum Scholarship Jury, ODLOS, 2016 Member - Spectrum Scholarship Jury, ODLOS, 2015 Past President - Library and Information Science Alumni Association, Catholic University of America (CUA), 2016-2017 Member - Standard I Committee on Accreditation, Department of Library and Information Science, CUA, 2015-2016 President - Library and Information Science Alumni Association, CUA, 2014-2016 Vice-President - Library and Information Science Alumni Association, CUA, 2013-2014 Director-at-large, Library and Information Science Alumni Association, CUA, 2012-2013 Member, DC Library Association, 2011-2016 ALA Emerging Leader, 2013 Graduate of the Year, School of Library and Information Science, Catholic University of America, 2012 ALA Spectrum Scholar, 2011 Travel Grant, Dorot Foundation, 2000 Travel Award, Boston College Theology Department Endowment for Judaic Studies, 2000 Major Accomplishments: I’m particularly proud to have recently collaborated on drafting and successfully passing the Resolution on Gender Inclusive Bathrooms at ALA Conferences and Meetings, and look forward to working with ALA to make sure accessible bathrooms to all members are always available in future. I’m also currently part of a small group of Councilors working on an assessment of Council forum times to determine when Council Fora are held in the coming Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences. I’ve spent the majority of my first term on Council learning and absorbing our various processes in order to make Council a little less opaque to newer ALA members, such as current Spectrum Scholars, Emerging Leaders, and first-time conference attendees. I’ve listened to and discussed issues with fellow Councilors and knowledgeable members of ALA, and this past year began collaborating on resolutions. I would love the opportunity to do more and humbly ask for your vote. LinkedIn Profile ACRL Insider Member of the Week GLBT News Member Profile I hope to continue the good work Council has been doing the last few years in taking a more inclusive stance on what this membership organization stands for and truly responding to the needs of a socially responsible and aware membership. We’re moving in the right direction; we can do more. I will continue to discuss, collaborate on, and pass resolutions and amend existing procedure to continue making ALA an ever more inclusive, thoughtful, and progressive organization that walks the walk when talking about equity, diversity, and inclusion. Now I feel more knowledgeable in how Council works and the purpose of its various committees, I hope to volunteer for at least one of these and gain more valuable experience while taking a more active role. If elected, you can count on a Councilor who will do her best to make sure our members are welcomed, informed, listened to, and supported. 7
Edward L. Sanchez Head, Library Information Technology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI Marquette University Milwaukee WI Academic Head, Desktop & Network Support, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000-2007 Systems Librarian, Poynter Library, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, 1995-2000 Library Associate, Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University, 1987-1995 University of Missouri, MLS, 1997; Saint Louis University, BA European History, 1982. LITA No No Member, ALA Council, 2013- Member, ALA Resolutions Committee, 2015- Chair, ALA Resolutions Committee, 2016- Member, LITA By-Laws and Organization Committee, 2014-2016. Member, LITA Hi-Tech Award Committee, 2014. Member, LITA Education Committee, 2012-2014. Vice Chair/Chair, LITA Heads of Library Technology Interest Group, 2009-2011. Member, Fred Kilgour Research Award Nominating Committee, 2008. Vice Chair, Automated Resources Interest Group, Florida Library Association, 1999. Invited Speaker, ALA Sharjah International Book Fair – ALA Library Conference in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, November 12, 2015. Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians, 2009. ARL Leadership and Career Development Program, 2003/04. Employee of the Year, University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002. Researched, designed, and installed technology infrastructure in new Library building at USF - St. Petersburg. Migrated Novell network in University Libraries to new Windows Active Directory network at UNC - Chapel Hill. Implemented cutting edge Library services platform and next generation catalog at Marquette University. Russell, Carrie; Sanchez, Ed. Sci-Hub unmasked: Piracy, information policy, and your library. College & Research Libraries News, [S.l.], v. 77, n. 3, p. 122-125, mar. 2016. doi: Sanchez, Edward. "Report on the Heads of Library Technology Interest Group Panel Presentation: Emerging Technologies: Virtualization in Libraries, American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 2010," Technical Services Quarterly 28.2 (2011): 193-200. O’Keeffe, Julie; Sanchez, Edward. Managing Expectations: Breaking ground for a new e-learning librarian position. Proceedings of the 36th Annual LOEX Conference, 2008. Dear Membership, it is an honor being nominated by four consecutive ALA presidents to serve as Chair of the ALA Resolutions Committee! These have been rewarding years as a group of talented individuals has come together to revise training materials, make them available via a revamped website, develop an online video training course, online office hours, and an orientation session for new Councilors. We have developed training for ourselves and future committee members and have restarted regular reporting to ALA Council and membership and written about the resolutions process for Cognotes and the American Libraries blog. Considering these successes, I have asked ALA President-Elect Wanda Brown to appoint a long-standing member of the Committee as new Chair. That said, I would like to continue as a Councilor-at-large and find other ways to serve you the membership and our Association. Please vote for Ed Sanchez! 16
Jules Shore Systems Librarian Shore Library Rockville MD Special Supervisory Technical Information Specialist, National Library of Medicine, Oct 2001 - Serials Librarian, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, Jul 2000 - Oct 2001. University of South Florida, MSLIS, 2000; Stockton State College (Pomona, NJ), BS Oceanography, 1984. LITA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) No No ALA Councilor-at-large 2016 - 2019; Resolutions committee 2014-2018. Most people know me from the Facebook group - Library Think Tank. I provide the Anonymous Asks service that people can use to ask questions of their peers anonymously. There are very few new problems; most problems in Libraries have been seen before. You simply need a place to discuss what has and hasn't worked for others. In ALA, I've been an ALA ambassador and manned the Information desk, and I've been on the panel for NMRT's Orientation. I'm here to help. 6
Jon D. Solomon Library Manager Englewood Public Library Englewood CO Public Support Services Manager, Englewood Public Library, 5/2014 - 12/2015 ILS Administrator, Douglas County Libraries, 5/2012 - 5/2014 Product Owner, The Library Corporation, 5/2010 - 5/2012 San Jose State University, MLIS Library and Information Science/Information Architecture, 2005 Colorado State University, BA English, 1994 PLA LLAMA No No LITA National Forum Program Selection Committee, 2009-2010 ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee, 2011-2013 LLAMA Competencies Committee, 2017-current LLAMA Mentor, 2017-2018 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. 16
Nicole Spoor Social Sciences and Education Librarian UNC Charlotte Charlotte NC Academic Information Resources Librarian, Hampton University, 2010-2012 University of North Texas, MSIS, 2010 Virginia Commonwealth University, MPA, 2007 St. Edward's University, BA in Social Studies, 2002 ACRL New Members Round Table (NMRT) Round Table Coordinating Assembly No No ALA Publishing Committee, 2018-present ACRL Instruction Section Policy and Publications Review Committee, 2012-2014, member ACRL College Libraries Section Membership Committee, 2012-2014, member ACRL University Libraries Section Current Topic Discussion Group, 2012-2014, member ACRL Membership Recruitment Committee, 2010-2012, member ALA New Members Round Table Board, 2018-present, President ALA New Members Round Table Board, 2017-2018, Vice President ALA New Members Round Table Board, 2015-2017, Leadership Development Director ALA New Members Round Table Orientations Committee, 2014-2015, Chair ALA New Members Round Table Resume Review Service Committee, 2013-2015, Chair North Carolina Library Association, New Members Round Table Board, 2013-2015, Chair Virginia Library Association, Communications Committee, 2011-2012, member As ALA considers significant changes, I would like to ensure that we are focused on making ALA a more welcoming and easier to navigate organization. We can become more welcoming by including diverse ideas and voices during the process of change, making sure that those who might not have felt very welcomed by the organization in the past have a seat at the decision-making table. As a large organization, it can be expected that moving through ALA will never be perfect, but there are opportunities for improvement. As the current New Members Round Table President, I know that NMRT has promoted our round table as the pathway to ALA, but I believe that there are many ALA members who do not join NMRT, but deserve to have a clear pathway into the organization. The upcoming changes are great opportunity to rethink how to make ALA more user friendly. 8
Brenda S. Sprinkle Elementary Librarian Greendale Elementary School Abingdon VA School Librarian in Wise County Schools 7-2008 to 6-2015 Librarian in Lee County Schools from 8-1999 to 6-2006 East Tennessee State Univeristy, M.Ed. Instructional Media / Library, 1996; University of Virginia at Wise, BS Business Administration, 1993 AASL Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) No No Director elect for Clinch Region of the Virginia Association of School Librarians, 2016-2017 Director of the Clinch Region of the Virginia Association of School Librarians, 2017-2018 Recipient of the Laura Bush Libraries Grant in 2014 Recipient of the Slemp Foundation Grant, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2002 Recipient of the Laura Bush Grant 2014 Director-Elect of the Clinch Region of the Virginia Association of School Librarians 2016-2017 Director of Clinch Region of the Virginia Association of School Librarians 2017-2018 My primary concern as a library professional is keeping certified and trained librarians in schools. The trend toward placing individuals without the proper education and training in school library positions in the name of saving money is a detriment to the education of our students and to our profession. It is important as library professionals to advocate for our students and our profession. 8
William "Bill" Sudduth Head, Government Information and Maps Department University of South Carolina Libraries Columbia SC Academic Coordinator of Government Information, University of Richmond, 1990-1999 Technical Services/Reference Librarian, Williams College, 1985-1990 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, MSLS, 1985; Randolph-Macon College, BA History, 1983 ACRL ALCTS LLAMA Government Documents (GODORT) Map and Geospatial Information (MAGIRT) No No ALA Council, 2013-; ALA Resolutions Committee, 2018-; ALA Committee on Organization, 2018-; ALA Committee on Legislation, 2006-2010; ALA Committee on Legislation, Government Information Subcommittee, 2017- (chair), 2010-2012; Committee on Legislation, Telecommunications Subcommittee, 2009-2012, Committee on Legislation, Privacy Subcommittee, 2008-2009; Digital Content Working Group, 2011-2014;GODORT (chair-elect) 2000-2001; 2001-2002 (chair); 2002-2003 (past-chair); GODORT Executive Committee, 2001-2004; 2013-; GODORT Steering Committee, 1998-2005, 2012- ; Federal Depository Library Council, 2004-2007, chair 2006-2007. South Carolina Library Association, Executive Board 2004 and 2001; South Carolina Library Association, Government Documets Round Table 1999- , chair-elect (2000), chair (2001), past-chair (2002), Vice-chair (2012); South Carolina Libray Association, Legislation Committee (chair), 2004; ALA Legislative Days 2001-2007, 2013, 2015-; ALA/GODORT/Readex Documents to the People Award, presented to the ASERL Cooperative Federal Depository Library Project (2012); NewsBank/Readex/GODORT/ALA Catharine J. Reynolds Research Grant (2000) Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Cooperative Federal Depository Library Project (2007- ) Steering Committee, chair 2015-; IMLS Leadership Grant (2009-2012) - "Cooperative Federal Depository Program" South Carolina Historic Aerial Photography Project, 2014- Sudduth, Elizabeth A., Nancy B. Newins, and William E. Sudduth, comp. Special Collections in College and University Libraries, CLIP Note #35, Chicago: ALA Publications, 2005. 232 p., ISBN 0-8389-8314-6, 2005. “Federal Government Information Policy and the Electronic Federal Depository Library,” Chapter 1, p. 3-13 in Managing Electronic Government Information in Libraries: Issues and Practices. Chicago: ALA, 2008. Federal Depository Library Council. Knowledge Will Forever Govern- A Vision Statement for Federal Depository Libraries in the 21st Century, Fall 2006. and ALA is entering a critical period where it is reviewing it's organizational and financial structure. To become "A Modern Association for a Modern Profession" ALA must continue to support the four strategic directions of advocacy, professional and leadership development, information policy, and equity, diversity, and inclusion. To achieve this ALA must become a flexible and responsive organization that encourages open and transparent communication between members and its leadership. ALA is like a small city, we have neighborhoods where we live and work and neighborhoods which we need to nurture, grow, and re-invent. ALA needs to be concerned about it's current financial health while building for the future. To do this we need to maximize input from current and potential members so that ALA can move forward to not only be the voice of our profession but to be a voice for information policy for all. 35
Ann K. Symons Library Activist/Library Consultant Dermott O'Toole Memorial Library Symons Et al. Juneau AK School Serials Catalog, Oregon State University, 1970-1972 Librarian, Juneau School District, 1972-2000 Librarian, Anglo American School Moscow, 2005-2011 University of Denver, Certificate of Advanced Studies in Librarianship, 1983 University of Oregon, MLS, University of Oregon, 1970 University of California, Davis, BA (Sociology), University of California, Davis – 1965 AASL ACRL ALCTS ALSC UNITED ASGCLA LITA PLA RUSA YALSA LLAMA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Games & Gaming (GAMERT) Exhibits Round Table (ERT) Library History (LHRT) Sustainability (SustainRT) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Library Research (LRRT) Library Support Staff Interests (LSSIRT) Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange RT (EMIERT) Staff Organizations (SORT) Government Documents (GODORT) Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) Retired Members Round Table (RMRT) New Members Round Table (NMRT) Map and Geospatial Information (MAGIRT) Round Table Coordinating Assembly Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) Learning RT (LearnRT, formerly CLENERT) International Relations (IRRT) Film & Media Round Table (FMRT) No No ALA President, 1998-1999 ALA Treasurer, 1992-1996 ALA Council Alaska Chapter Councilor, 1985-1992 ALA Council, GLBTRT Councilor, 2016-2019 ALA Executive Board, 1989-1996, 1997-2000 Chair, ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, 1996-1997 Chair and/or member, ALA Awards Committee Juries: ALA Equality Award Jury, Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award Jury, Paul Howard Award for Courage Jury, Lemony Snicket Award Jury Lippincott Award Jury, 2000-20018 AASL International Relations Committee, 1984-1986 AASL Affiliate Assembly, 1985-1989 ALSC Caldecott Committee, 2007 Chair-Elect, Chair, Past-Chair, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender GLBTRT Round Table, 2013-2016 GLBTRT Councilor, 2016-2019 Charter Member, Freedom to Read Foundation Charter Member, ALA Legacy Society [Planned Giving] Alaska Library Association, Treasurer, 1972-1974 Alaska Library Association, ALA Chapter Councilor 1985-1993 Alaska School Library Association, President, 1984 Authors to Alaska, Founder, 1983 - PFLAG Juneau, 1993 to present IFLA – Standing Committee of School Libraries, member, 1997-2000 IFLA , Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE),member 1998-2000 Founding Member, Azeri Library Association, 2000 Board Member, Dermott O’Toole Memorial Library, Tenakee Springs, AK, 2017-2018 Honorary Member, American Library Association, 2017 ALA Equality Award, 2014 ALA Joseph W. Lippincott Award, 2002 ALA Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award, 2000 Honarary Member, Alaska Library Association, 2000 Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award, 1999 Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor ,Award 1994, in Partnership with School Board, Superintendent and librarians of the Juneau, Alaska, School District for defense offDaddy’s Roommate Chair. ALA Intellectual Freedom committee which authored ALA’s Filtering Resolution and spearheaded its passage, 1997 ALA Presidential Initiative: "Libraries An American Value"(ALA Policy Statement, 1999) Founder of ALA Scholarship Bash, 1999 to 2004 Initiated, with GLBTRT Board, ALA/GLBTRT’s June is GLBT Book Month Initiated and funded with Robert Newlen, The Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community Symons, Ann K. and Charles Harmon. Protecting the Right to Read: A How To-Do-It Manual for School and Public Librarians (How-to-Do-It Manuals for School and Public Librarians, No. 60), New York, Neal-Schuman, 1995. Symons, A. K. & Freeman, J. (2015, June), Serving everyone: Welcoming the LGBT community, American Libraries, June 2015 The More Things Change, the More Things Remain the Same, Ann K. Symons, in Horrocks, Norman (Editor), Perspectives, Insights, & Priorities: 17 Leaders Speak Freely of Librarianship, p. 128- 130, Scarecrow Press, 2005. Additional Information and Publications: Question: “To whom do at-large Councilors formally report?” The reality is “nobody”. As a Councilor at-large, I intend to engage with members in-person and online. I will: share my opinions on issues facing ALA, advocate at Council to represent the membership who elected me. To me, ALA’s values are paramount: intellectual freedom, diversity, lifelong learning, advocacy, devotion to the public good. We are in a state of transition, and we will make decisions that affect us as ALA evolves into a new structure. These tough decisions must be led by our strategic directions: advocacy, information policy, professional leadership, and equity, diversity, and inclusion. We must continue to grow, increase our membership, become more responsive to a changing membership, increase our field's diversity, and much more. I bring a wealth of ALA leadership, commitment, vision, experience and knowledge to Council. I look forward to our agenda for the future. Vote Symons! 35+
Jim Teliha Dean of the Library & Learning Commons Utica College Utica NY Academic Associate University Librarian for Public Services, Idaho State University Eli M. Oboler Library, 2008-2011. Head of Access Services, University of Rhode Island, 2000-2007. Access Services Librarian, Oregon Institute of Technology, 1998-2000. University of Oklahoma, MLIS, 1997; University of Colorado, MA US History, 1993; University of Colorado, BA History & Political Science, 1982. LLAMA ACRL Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) No No ALA Committee on Legislation (member) 2015-2019, COL Telecommunications Subcommittee (member) 2015-2019, ALA Membership Committee (member) 2011-2015, ALA Membership Promotion Task Force (member) 2011-2015, ALA American Libraries Advisory Committee (member) 2009-2011, ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee (member) 2005-2009, Intellectual Freedom Committee Privacy Subcommittee (member) 2007-2012, Intellectual Freedom Committee Impact of Media Concentration on Libraries Subcommittee (member) 2006-2007, ACRL Committee on Professional Values member 2013-2015, ACRL Liaison to OIF 2013-2015, ACRL Committee on the Status of Librarians (member) 2005-2009, LLAMA liaison to OIF 2009-2013, IFRT Director at Large 2012-2014, IFRT 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, IFRT John Phillip Imroth Memorial Award Committee (member) 2002-2004, IFRT Publications Committee (member) 1999-2001, Freedom to Read Foundation (sponsoring member) 2004-present, FTRF Judith M Krug Fund Grant Committee (member) 2013 - 2014. Idaho State Intellectual Freedom Chair 2009-2011. Member Phi Alpha Theta I have presented nationally, “The Current Surveillance State: Reprecussions to Academic Librarianship.” Association of College & Research Libraries Committee on Professional Values program, American Library Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV June 29, 2014, as well as internationally as an 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. “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 close to 40 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. As a Councilor-at-Large, I will work tirelessly to promote our profession's ideals, and make sure our Association's voice is heard by all. It is an important time for the future of our association, and the future of libraries. I will work to make that future better. 21
William Thurston Adult Services Librarian at the Oswego Public Library District, Reference Librarian at Waubonsee Community College Oswego Public Library District and Waubonsee Community College Oswego, Montgomery, Aurora and Sugar Grove IL Both a Public and Academic Libraries, respectively Student Assistant, North Central College, 2006-2007 North Central College, BA- History, Minor- Coaching, 2007 Dominican University, Masters- Library Science and Information Technology, 2009 Games & Gaming (GAMERT) No No Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 2002 In 2013 I introduced and organized the Oswego Public Library District's participation in ALA's International Games Day (now week) by bringing in vintage video game systems for patrons to play along with traditional board and other games. I run a second program called Retro Video Games night that falls around the same time as Teen Tech week. Both programs are designed to help draw in a population of patrons who otherwise might not be interested in the library. 2017 saw the roll-out of Roku Digital Media Players as circulating devices, I was project manager for this as well as Wi-Fi hotspots in early 2018, and later adding Netflix to the Rokus. I also worked with a local bike shop to order a cargo trike for the library book bike that I put together and built a rear cargo area for. My goal as a librarian is and always has been to treat everyone on an even level and provide to the best of my abilities library services both in the traditional and non-traditional way. Digital literacy is an important topic for me. We see so many aspects of life going completely electronic and a gap developing between users and access, it could be that person applying for a job, trying to access health information or just connecting with others. I see this as a most important aspect of librarianship today. 9
Joyce Valenza Assistant Professor of Teaching Rutgers University New Brunswick NJ MI Program Teacher-Librarian, Springfield Township High School, Erdenheim, PA 1998-2014 Teacher-Librarian, Wissahickon High School and Blue Bell Elementary School, Wissahickon School District, Ambler, PA . 1988-1998 Branch Manager and Adult Services Librarian: Lawncrest Branch, Children’s Librarian: Wadsworth and Oak Lane Branches, Free Library of Philadelphia, PA 1977-1988 University of North Texas, SLIS, Ph.D., Information Science, August 2007 Villanova University, Educational Supervisory Certification, Education, 1992 Villanova University, MLS, School Library Specialty, 1988 Queens College, CUNY, MLS, Academic Library Specialty, 1976 SUNY Binghamton, BA, English Literature, 1975 •BA English, Binghamton University, 1975 AASL YALSA No No •AASL Standards Implementation Task Force, Sept. 2015—Jan. 2018 •AASL, Best Apps for Teaching and Learning 2014—2018 •ALA Todaro Presidential Initiative, Jan. 2016-2018 •AASL Community of Scholars Task Force 2014—2016 •YALSA Proposed Literacies Taskforce 2014—2015 •YALSA Branding Taskforce 2013—2014 •AASL Causality: School Libraries and Student Success (CLASS) IMLS Research Summit April 11- 13, 2014, Chicago •YALSA Research Committee 2011—2013 •AASL Fall Forum Taskforce 2011—2012 •AASL11 Minneapolis, Tech Task Force 2010-2011 •ALA OITP Future of Libraries Taskforce, 2008—2012 •AASL09 Charlotte Web 2.0 Tech Chair 2008-2009 •AASL Guidelines Taskforce, January 2007—2008 •AASL Chair, Technology Pathfinder Award, 2005—2006 •YALSA, Professional Development Committee, 2005—2007 •YALSA Intellectual Freedom Committee, 2002—2005 •YALSA Chair, Technology Committee, 2000-2003 •YALSA, Chair Publishers' Liaison Committee, 1998-2000 •Founding member of AASL ICONnect and KidsConnect Technology Taskforces, American Association of School Librarians None. But have chaired a number of AASL and YALSA committees. Outstanding Faculty Member 2018 (Rutgers MI Student Award) Department Outstanding Teaching Award, Rutgers MI, 2017 AASL Social Media Superstar:Leadership Luminary, 2017 IMLS National Leadership Grant, Co-Principal Investigator: Researching Students' Information Choices (2015-2018) 100@30 Technology and Learning Magazine Learning Commons Visionary (TeacherLibrarian, April 2012) Salem Press 2011 Best Library Blog Award Lifetime Achievement EduBlogs 2010 Top PA School Library, AASL Vision Tour 2010 Library of Congress, Teaching with Primary Sources Mentor, 2010 Edublogs Award, Best Library Blog PSLA: Outstanding Contributor 2009; Outstanding Program, 2005 AASL/Highsmith Research Grant, 2005 Queens College, Alumnus of the Year, 2005 IASL/Concord Website of the Year, 2001 From my early days as a founding member of AASL’s ICONnect initiative,YALSA’s Publishers’ Liaison Committee and OITP’s Future of Libraries Taskforce, to my recent tenure on Best Apps and the Standards Implementation Taskforce, I have quietly led within our professional organization. I was selected as a Milken Educator, a Library of Congress American Memory Fellow, a Fulbright Educator and delivered a TEDxEd talk on the role of the librarian. I am a leading member of the #GoOpen and Future Ready Librarians initiatives. After 25 joyful years as school librarian and several more as a public and special librarian, I joined the faculty of Rutgers University where I research, prepare and mentor future librarians to lead cultures of literacy and engage communities. Through my techlife@school column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, my NeverendingSearch Blog for SLJ, my contributions to edtech publications and my international reach as a speaker, I am able to mentor and connect. I’ve launched several online communities of practice and open conference models and have been an active ALA committee member and chair Valenza, J.K. (2017) Reimagining School Libraries to Lead Future Learning. In School Librarianship: Past, Present, and Future Edited by Susan Alman. Beta Phi Mu Scholars Series. Rowman & Littlefield Valenza, J.K. (2016). School Libraries Transform. American Libraries. March 1. Valenza, J.K., Boyer, B. & Curtis, D. (2014) Social Media Curation (ALA Technology Report) (includes full CV, biography, etc.) NeverendingSearch Blog, School Library Journal TEDxPhillyED Presenter (June 25, 2011) Future Ready Librarians: Curating Digital Tools and Resources, Alliance for Excellent Education. Webinar. Mar. 2018 My career has been about libraries and librarianship—about promoting inquiry, exploring literacies of all flavors, equity and engaging communities. Through a variety of social networks, I’ve led educators and librarians around the world in exploring the powerful roles new digital tools could play in practice and in continual professional growth. Because my library experiences have been varied—as a special, public and school librarian--I’ve had a lens across libraryland. Should I be elected, I’d like to explore innovative possibilities to bridge our profession, as well as our communities. This is the moment for librarians to lead. In a divisive and chaotic information landscape, we need to ensure that all practitioners—members and non-members--are connected and retooled, able to lead sustainable literacy efforts on traditional and emerging platforms. To engage and improve communities, we need to be able to see the ceiling, rather than the floor of our practice. 24
Erica Ann Watson Adjunct Librarian and Teen Services Librarian Berkeley City College and Alameda County San Francisco Bay Area CA I work in an academic and public library. Librarian, Art Institute of California, San Francisco 01-2015-04-2018 Librarian, Charter College, 11-2011-12-2014 California State University, Long Beach, Part Time Lecturer, 1-2012-5-2014 San Jose State University, MLIS, Library and Information Science, 2012; California State University, Long Beach, MA Musicology, 2010; New College of California, BA Humanities, 2002. ACRL LITA PLA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) No No BayNet, Secretary 2016-present, Acting Treasurer 2017-present, California Library Association, Information Literacy Group, Secretary 2015-2017, ACRL, LFPI Convener 2016-2017 CSULB, Fellowship 2009-2010 President's Innovation Grant, Berkeley City College, 2018 Co-Authored “Managing Student Workers in the Small Academic Library,” in The Small and Rural Academic Library: Leveraging Resources and Overcoming Limitations. 2016. I am running for councilor-at-large because I want to contribute to the profession and to the narrative of the future of libraries. Currently, I am a part time librarian at four library systems, two public and two academic. In my everyday hustle at all the libraries, I encounter a myriad of issues, struggles, and opportunities. I see firsthand the disparity of many students and advocate for a level playing field. I work directly with teens creating programs for younger patrons and create on-going conversation with patrons to ensure that the materials provided meet the needs of the community. As a councilor-at-large, I intend to use my time to bridge some of the gaps I see between the academic and public libraries and be an advocate for librarians. I am excited for the possibility to engage with librarians, staff, and advocates, while representing ALA and the greater library community. 7
Nancy J. Weiner Assistant Director, Access & Information Services Cheng Library - William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne NJ Academic William Paterson University, MA Media Studies, 2006 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, MLS, 1998 Montclair State University, BA, History, 1996 ACRL LLAMA No No ACRL 2019 Conference Committee, Co-Chair, Invited Presentations Committee, 2017-2019. ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Committee, 2017-2019. ACRL Chapters Council, Past Chair, 2017-2018, Chair 2016-2017, Vice-Chair, 2015-2016, Secretary, 2014-2015. ACRL Representative to ALA Chapter Relations Committee, 2016-2017. ACRL Membership Committee, Chair, 2013-2014, Vice-Chair, 2012-2013. ACRL College Libraries Section, CLIP Notes Committee Member, 2007-2011. ACRL Instruction Section, Nominating Committee, 2012-2013. ACRL Instruction Section Awards Committee Member, 2011-2013. ACRL Instruction Section Membership Committee Co-Chair, 2010-2012, Member 2008-2010. Virtual Academic Library Environment of New Jersey (VALE) •VALE NJ Users’ Conference Co-Chair, 2015, Conference Committee Member 2016-present. •VALE Representative to New Jersey Information Literacy Progression Standards Task Force, 2008-2012. •VALE Shared Information Literacy Committee, 2004-2010. New Jersey Library Associaiton (NJLA) •NJLA Executive Board, Second Vice-President, 2018-2019 and 2017-2018. •Co-Chair, NJLA Strategic Plan Task Force 2018. •NJLA Conference Committee Member, 2016-2018. •NJLA Nominations and Elections Subcommittee Member, 2015-2016. •NJLA/College & University Section/ACRL-NJ, President, 2014-2015, Vice-President, 2013-2014. •NJLA/College & University Section ACRL-NJ User Education Committee Chair, 2010-2013. •NJLA Executive Board, Secretary, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 •New Jersey Library Association/College & University Section-ACRL-NJ Distinguished Service Award, April, 2017. •William Paterson University Faculty Recognition Award for Exemplary Service, May 2015. Weiner, N.J. (2013). Reference and Instruction Services at William Paterson University’s Cheng Library. In R. Cordell (Ed.) Library Reference Services and Information Literacy Models for Academic Institutions (pp. 84-102). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publisher, Inc. Weiner, N.J. & Ginsburg, M. (2007). Writing in the Guise of a Persona: Combining Basic Reading, Library Research and Video Performance. In T. Jacobson & T. Mackey (Eds.). Information Literacy Collaborations That Work (pp. 205-219). New York: Neil-Schuman Publishers, Inc. A firm believer in the value of professional organizations, it would be an honor to serve as a Councilor-at-Large and give back to the association that helped me develop into an engaged and active member of ALA through my work in the division of ACRL. Having a vibrant and robust professional organization is essential to helping the entire library community confront existing challenges while anticipating future needs. My involvement with ACRL and my state chapter has prepared me for carrying out the responsibilities of Councilor-at-Large and I welcome the opportunity to serve in this capacity. Thank you for your consideration 12
Don Welch Research Librarian Amberton University Garland TX Academic Manager, Learning Resource Center, 2013-2018 Engineering Librarian, Bell Helicopter Textron, 1990-2013 Technical Publications Librarian, Bell Helicopter Textron - 1987-1990 Louisiana State University, CAS Library Automation, 1987 University of Oklahoma, MLS, 1985 University of Texas at Arlington, BA Journalism, 1978 ACRL No No Healthline (for Librarians of North Texas), Travel Awards Committee, chair, 2018; and Nominating Committee, member, 2017; Medical Library Association (MLA), editorial board member, Journal of the Medical Library Association, 2016 to present; MLA, ‘FYI’ column writer, MLA News, 2014 to present; Special Libraries Association (SLA), Engineering Division, Treasurer, 1999-2000; SLA, Aerospace Section (of Engineering Division), Chair, 1998-99; SLA, Aerospace Division, Treasurer, 1993-97; SLA, Aerospace Division, Bulletin Editor, 1991-2000; Association of Higher Education (AHE) of North Texas, secretary, 1991-92; Oklahoma Library Association (OLA), Junior Members Roundtable, member, and Scholarship Committee, member, 1987 Medical Library Association (MLA), Designation as Academy of Health Information Professional (AHIP), 2018; Special Libraries Association (SLA), Aerospace Division, George Mandel Memorial Award, 1994; Council on Library Resources (CLR), Grant/Fellowship, $5,000, to study automation of libraries, 1986; 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 the mid-1980s, joining just as I was finishing MLS. The ALA gave me a place to continue to feed myself over the years while I focused on working as a solo, first in a library for engineers (1987-2013) and then in medicine (2013 to September 30, 2018). I’ve appreciated being a solo because I have learned a lot – mostly about myself but also about serving patrons nontraditionally and corporation-ally. Having the ALA available to me from afar, providing community and insights from professionals, was inestimable. This is what I want to ensure and provide for librarians of the future – an avenue to the intelligence, grounding, and acumen of others in the profession that will inspire and invigorate both what they do individually and also institutionally. 31
Amber Williams Managing Librarian: Strategic Initiatives Spokane County Library District Spokane County WA Public Community Librarian, Spokane County Library District, 2010-2018 Information Specialist, Spokane County Library District, 2006-2010 Univeristy of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, MLIS, 2009; University of Washington, BA, Political Science, 2002 PLA No No ALA Libraries Transforming Communities cohort, 2014-2016 Washington Library Association, Public Library Division Chair 2018 Recipient of Washington Library Association Merit Award, Advances in Library Services, 2017 Recipient of the Washington Association of School Administrators Community Leadership Award, 2016 In the past four years I have normalized the idea of food in the library in my library system by being a free summer lunch site and a year round afternoon snack site. Feeding hungry kids in a sustainable way is something I am extremely proud of. This work along with rallying a city around cleaning it’s parks, founding a tri- school district poetry slam for high schoolers and being a favorite community partner is the basis for my nomination and reception of the Washington Library Association Advances in Library Services award. Williams, A., Freudenberger, E. & Fesemyer, C. (2019) Food for Thought: Feeding Mind & Bodies at Public Libraries in C. Smallwood (Ed.) Social Justice and Activism in Libraries: Moving Beyond Diversity to Action. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. Libraries are society at its best. My faith in humanity holds constant because libraries continue to exist. Libraries aren’t just a place, stuff or people- they represent an opportunity for transformation – in people’s lives and communities. ALA should be at the forefront in advancing equal access to opportunity. I recognize that ALA is in a time of transition, and if elected, would represent its current and potential membership. ALA is my professional association, and I am invested in it being fiscally sound, relevant and authentically responsive to the needs of libraries. 4