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Todaro ALA Initiative WORKSPACE "Libraries Transform: The Expert in the Library": Special Libraries Draft Workspace

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Special Libraries - Membership

Yvonne Chandler, Co-Chair

Louise Sherby, Co-Chair

Julius C. Jefferson, Co-Chair

Kyle Courtney

Lori Grumet

Sandy Hirsh

Joan Howland

Mikail M. McIntosh-Doty

Loretta Parham

Jose Fernando Pena

Neville Prendergast

Holly Riccio

Lynn Simpson

Lorelle Swader

todarospecial@lists.ala.org

Competencies for Special Librarians

Job Descriptions

Special Libraries - Charge

The Special Libraries and Information Settings Team will coordinate communication among library professionals and support staff working in unique information management settings that are included in the membership of divisions, chapters, roundtables and other units within the ALA structure as well as related information organizations.The Team will identify common resources developed to support library professionals and support staff working in these library and information management settings and will investigate methods to provide centralized access to sources of information for professional development and to demonstrate the value of their expertise in transforming their organizations and communities.

  • Identify and communicate with Special library affiliate organizations within the ALA Structure and their value resources
  • Identify  and communicate with all affiliate organizations of ALA
  • Identify Value and Competency statements from all ALA affiliate other types of special libraries and information management organizations.
  • Identify research studies on values, professional competencies, and skills for all types of special libraries and information management organizations.
  • Contribute to the LibGuide that will serve as a Centralized Resource Center or Clearinghouse on Values and Professional skills for all types of special libraries and information management environments and positions.
  • Develop language for position descriptions for all types of special libraries of competencies and skills for (Human Resources) – skills that apply across the board – workforce for the 21st century in special library and/or information management organizations.
  • Partner with Library for the Future and/or San Jose State Virtual 2.0 – for program to bring together representatives and/or leaders from ALA Divisions, Chapters, and Units with affiliate associations and organizations, state associations, CEU providers, library education faculty, students, and other stakeholders in the information world to discuss methodologies to use, promote and demonstrate the value of all special library or information institutions to each other, the profession, and communities of users.  Program or conference to be held during Todaro Presidential year at either midwinter or annual conference.

 

 

Meeting minutes

Conference Call Notes April 7, 2016

ATLA Report

Research Studies on Value for Special Libraries

Additional Core Competencies

Society of American Archivists:

Guidelines for Graduate Programs in Archival Studies: http://www2.archivists.org/gpas#.V1bGPE32ZaQ

Business Librarian Competencies:

ALA/BRASS (Business Reference and Services Section):

(2006) BRASS core competencies: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20864598?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

ALA/RUSA -- ​Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians

http://www.ala.org/rusa/resources/guidelines/professional

Leadership

Leadership in Law Libraries Articles for ALA 2017  Mid-Winter Program

 

I am not certain that all of these articles will be relevant for our ALA-Midwinter Program but I thought I would include as many references as possible. Edit and/or delete as you feel is appropriate. Scott Uhl, of the University of Minnesota Law Library reference staff was very helpful in compiling this information.

I. Scholarly Articles

Pauline Aranas et al., “Nowhere to Run; Nowhere to Hide”: The Reality of Being a Law Library Director in Times of Great Opportunity and Significant Challenges, 107 L. Libr. J. 79 (2015).  Available at: AALLnet.org

Information about the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting on academic law library directors held in Washington D.C. on January 5, 2015 is presented. Topics include the responsibilities of directors at academic law libraries, the need for library staff to learn about changes in legal education, the need for law libraries to take SWOT analysis, the development of alumni donors by deans for fundraising and the importance of attending faculty workshops.

Jean M. Holcomb, New Perspectives on Following the Leader, 100 L. Libr. J. 779 (2008).  Available at: AALLnet.org

[From the “Managing by the Book” series, in which Jean Holcomb highlights a book outside the field of librarianship that has a message about management topics that will resonate with law librarians.]


While the subtext of childhood games that you can’t have a leader without followers holds true, the nature of the leader/follower relationship in the workplace is changing. Leaders and followers now share ownership of the workforce relationship. Responsibility for nurturing this relationship rests equally with both categories of workers.

Barbara L. Mackoff, Define Leader: The Definition and Development of Law Librarians as Leaders, 101 L. Libr. J. 471 (2009).  Available at: AALLnet.org

Dr. Mackoff reports the results of a survey conducted with forty longtime and forty emergent law librarians about the behaviors and strengths that define leadership and how leadership can be developed. She provides some suggestions as to how individual law librarians and AALL can enhance leadership qualities in themselves and the profession.

Lynne Maxwell, Coming into the Country: Resolutions of a New Law Library Director, 105 L. Libr. J. 413 (2013).  Available at: AALLnet.org

The author presents her management-related resolutions as she being promoted to the position of library director in her institution. She discusses her promise to her new staff regarding productive, enjoyable working conditions and working relationships and also focuses on the importance of employees in an organization. She also mentions that she promises to listen to her staff, to communicate effectively with them and to protect them from potential abuse.

Lynne Maxwell, The View from Above: How Appreciation for the Big Picture Can Benefit (Academic) Law Library Leaders, 107 L. Libr. J. 477 (2015).  Available at: AALLnet.org

Professor Maxwell suggests that academic law library directors take a look at the "big picture" by looking at the demands placed on their law school deans and to work positively within the administrative systems for ultimate success.

Carol A. Parker, Leadership Development Programs for Law Librarians, 49 J. of Libr. Admin. 881 (2009). Available at: SSRN

In 2003, the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) identified leadership development as one of three primary goals for the organization during this decade. Motivated by a desire to provide leadership training opportunities and expand mentoring programs, a special committee on leadership development created a Leadership Academy for AALL members. The two-day program challenges participants to increase self-awareness of leadership skills and opportunities, and provides them with strategies to emerge as leaders in their organizations and the profession. Academy participation initiates a year-long program of formal mentoring and includes activities held during the AALL annual meeting.

 

Carol A. Parker, Tenure Advice for Law Librarians and Their Directors, 103 L. Libr. J. 199 (2011).  Available at: AALLnet.org

Professor Parker explores the significant investment of time and effort required of law librarian tenure candidates and their directors and supervisors to bring a tenure track to a successful conclusion. She also describes guidelines and procedures that will facilitate the process. Successful tenure candidates will excel as librarians, master shared-governance concepts, and understand their institution's culture. Candidates should also engage in self-reflection and seek feedback throughout the tenure process. Supportive directors and supervisors will provide support to candidates and ensure that well-developed promotion and tenure policies exist and are consistently applied. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.

Michael Slinger & Sarah Slinger, The Career Path, Education, and Activities of Academic Law Library Directors Revisited Twenty-Five Years Later, 107 L. Libr. J. 175 (2015).  Available at: AALLnet.org

This comprehensive study of the education, experiences, and activities of sitting academic law library directors in 2012 compares current findings with Michael Slinger's previously published 1986 study: The Career Paths and Education of Current Academic Law Library Directors, 80 Law Libr. J. 217 (1988).

II. Short Articles

Scott Bailey & Emily Florio, Empowering the Next Generation of Law Firm Librarians, 17 AALL Spectrum 39 (2013).  Available at: AALLnet.org

The article discusses the 2012 Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C. (LLSDC) Showcase, a conference held on the topic of emphasizing the value of law librarianship to law firms. Exhibits on topics including strategic planning, budgeting, business development, and knowledge management are also described.

Kathleen Brown, Leadership as a Role Inspired by Others, 15 AALL Spectrum 3 (2011).  Available at: AALLnet.org

This article, as well as the Graesser and Wheeler articles below, are part of the July 2011 Spectrum Member’s Briefing

Christine Graesser, The Accidental Leader, 15 AALL Spectrum 1 (2011).  Available at: AALLnet.org

 

Theresa Leming, I Took the Lead, 13 AALL Spectrum 20 (2008).   Available at: AALLnet.org

Description of the 2009 AALL Leadership Academy.

Ron Wheeler, Leadership as a Product of Hard Work and Passion, 15 AALL Spectrum 2 (2011).  Available at: AALLnet.org

 

Leadership issues in Theological Librarianship

LaRue, James. "Library As Leader." American Theological Library Association Summary Of Proceedings 69.(2015): 72-77. ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials. Web. 25 July 2016.

  • Great overview on how library can engage with larger community – applies to all kinds

of libraries.

 

Wedgeworth, Robert. "Leadership Issues For The American Theological Library Association." American Theological Library Association Summary Of Proceedings 54.(2000): 187-193. ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials. Web. 25 July 2016.

  • Explores physical and societal environments of leadership.

Martin, Jason. "Emotionally Intelligent Leadership At 30 Rock : What Librarians Can Learn From A Case Study Of Comedy Writers." Journal Of Library Administration 56.4 (2016): 345-358. Academic Search Complete. Web. 25 July 2016.

  • Not really about theological library issues, but an interesting perspective on leadership

and humor.

 

Wood, Martin Oran, and Mark Dibben. "Leadership As Relational Process." Process Studies 44.1 (2015): 24-47. ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials. Web. 25 July 2016.

  • Looks at leadership “as an internally related complex occasion of experience” instead of external attributes.

 

Three articles addressing leadership in the context of difficulties:

Hook, William J. "Effective Leadership In Tough Times: Three Essays Essay 1 Governance." Theological Librarianship 2.1 (2009): ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials. Web. 25 July 2016.

Taylor, Sharon. "Effective Leadership In Tough Times: Three Essays Essay 3 Finance." Theological Librarianship 2.1 (2009): ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials. Web. 25 July 2016.

Myers, Sara J. "Effective Leadership In Tough Times: Three Essays Essay 2 Human Resources." Theological Librarianship 2.1 (2009): ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials. Web. 25 July 2016.

Content Recommended on Special Librarians and Special Library Employees

Value Statements: 
American Association of Law Librarians --
The Economic Value of Law Libraries, January 2015 (pgs. 3-4, 7-10, 38-41 seem particularly relevant)
http://aallnet.org/mm/Publications/products/economicvalue
lawlibraries.pdf
AALL/ILTA White Paper on The New Librarian
http://aallnet.org/mm/Publications/products/aall-ilta-white-paper
Association of Research Libraries (ARL) –
http://www.arl.org/focus-areas/workforce/workforce-transformation-stories
Workforce Transformation Stories – “This column, published by ARL’s Transforming Research Libraries (TRL) Steering Committee, will enable library leaders to point to evidence of trends and general truths, and to support organizational change. Collectively we will build a shared understanding of what it means to work in a research library and what skills and competencies are required.”
ARL also launched a LibValue Project of free webcasts (now on YouTube). The LibValue Project was a 3-year IMLS funded project. The series of webcasts looked “to define and measure ways in which libraries create value through teaching and learning, research, and social, professional, and public engagement.”
http://www.arl.org/news/arl-news/2488-library-value-webcast-series-launched-by-arl-and-libvalue-project#.VzN0gkCCfG4
Core Competencies Statements:
ARLIS/NA -- 
ARLIS/NA Core Competencies for Art Information Professionals
https://arlisna.org/images/researchreports/arlis
nacorecomps.pdf
Core Competencies and Core Curricula for the Art Library and Visual Resources Professions 
https://arlisna.org/publications/arlis-na-research-reports/141-core-competencies-and-core-curricula-for-the-art-library-and-visual-resources-professions
ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section –
http://rbms.info/digress/competencies/guidelines/
Competencies for Special Collections Professionals – draft, expected to be voted on in Orlando, June 2016. Earlier version approved July 2008 http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/comp4specollect
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) – 
Diversity Standards: Cultural Competencies for Academic Libraries (2012) –
http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/diversity
ACRL also has developed a number of standards in Information Literacy that may be relevant for librarians in special libraries. These are listed here under “Guidelines, Standards and Frameworks”: 
http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards

ALA Affiliates List Pgs 6-11 – Values Statements
May 10, 2016
From: Loretta Parham
Affiliate Name Value Statement Location of text

Catholic Library Association 
The Catholic Library Association coordinates the exchange of ideas, provides a source of inspirational support and guidance in ethical issues related to librarianship, and offers fellowship for those who seek, serve, preserve, and share the word in all its forms.
Our Mission
The Catholic Library Association, an international membership organization...
Provides leadership for professional development
Coordinates the exchange of ideas
Offers spiritual support
Promotes Catholic and ecumenical literature
Fosters community among those who seek, serve, preserve, and share the word in all its forms
http://cathla.org/Main/About/About_Us/Main/About/About_Us
.aspx?hkey=1d0656f5-9a4c-4436-a435-6074be93e751

Chinese-American Librarians Association 1) promotes better communication among Chinese American librarians; 2) serves as a forum for the discussion of mutual problems and professional concerns among Chinese American librarians; and 3) promotes the development of Chinese and American librarianship with scholarships and grants. http://cala-web.org/membership

Joint Council of Librarians of Color “To promote librarianship within communities of color, support literacy and the preservation of history and cultural heritage, collaborate on common issues, and to host the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color every four to five years.” http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2015/06/joint-council-librarians-color-forms-non-profit-organization

Library & Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) At LIANZA we champion free speech and open access to information for everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or religion - because those values are the bedrock on which our profession is built. Those values stem from a desire to support and enhance our society, and from a solid respect for our fellow humans.
Because of that respect, at LIANZA we aspire to a community where all comers feel welcomed, safe, included, and supported in both our online spaces and at every event that we hold. 
To make this happen we hold the following principles:
• We are open in our approach to others
• We can have the difficult conversations about key issues, but we challenge the arguments, not the person – personal attacks are never okay
• No matter our personal beliefs, we honour other’s boundaries
• We treat others with kindness and respect
• We work collaboratively http://www.lianza.org.nz/code-conduct-and-complaints

Medical Library Association Core Values
Our principles, beliefs, ideals and standards we will not compromise. The heart and soul of our association that provide meaning to our success.
• Use of scientific evidence in making health care decisions
• Public awareness of, access to, and use of high quality health information
• Lifelong learning and professional development
• Advancement of health information research and evidence-based practice
• Community and collaboration within and outside the profession
• Irreproachable ethical standards (Code of Ethics for Health Sciences Librarians)
http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=21

Music Library Association The Music Library Association provides a professional forum for librarians, archivists, and others who support and preserve the world’s musical heritage.
To achieve this mission, we:
• provide leadership for the collection and preservation of music and information about music in libraries and archives;
• develop and deliver programs that promote continuing education and professional development in music librarianship;
• ensure and enhance intellectual access to music for all by contributing to the development and revision of national and international codes, formats, and other standards for the bibliographic control of music;
• ensure and enhance access to music for all by facilitating best practices for housing, preserving, and providing access to music;
• promote legislation that strengthens music library services and universal access to music;
• foster information literacy and lifelong learning by promoting music reference services, library instruction programs, and publications;
• and, collaborate with other groups in the music and technology industries, government, and librarianship, to promote our mission and values.
http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/?page=MissionStatement

National Storytelling Network Values
Responsive Innovation: Continuous adaptation of our work in response to changing and community needs.
Cultural Awareness and Engagement: Sensitivity and respect for diverse individuals and communities
Inclusion: Advancement of equity by elevating underrepresented voices.
Collaboration: Employing the power of storytelling as a way to support the missions of our partnering organizations.
Integrity: We act with transparency, honesty and sincerity. http://www.storynet.org/about/index.html

Online Audiovisual Catalogers The integration of bibliographic records for nonprint resources into library catalogs is fundamental to serving the information needs of library users. Standardized cataloging for all library materials allows access to both print and nonprint resources through common retrieval techniques. The application of internationally accepted cataloging standards to nonprint resources also ensures that characteristics unique to nonprint items are readily apparent in bibliographic records. The growth of distance education and remote use of the catalog make it particularly important that the catalog accurately and comprehensively reflect available materials. http://www.olacinc.org/drupal/?q=node/8

Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association The Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association's mission is to discover the interests, needs, opinions, and goals of the Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs), and to advise the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in these matters for the benefit of PTRCs and their users, and to assist the USPTO in planning and implementing appropriate services for the PTRC's, their staffs and patrons. http://www.ptrca.org/mission

Proliteracy Worldwide (PROLIT) Empowering adults through literacy. …dedication to helping adults improve and fulfill their lives … http://www.proliteracy.org/About-Us/Mission-History#


Reforma NA

Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials
Mission
• control and dissemination of bibliographic information about all types of Latin American and Caribbean publications
• development of library collections of Latin Americana and Caribbeana in support of educational research
• promotion of cooperative efforts to achieve better library services
• interest in the special problems of librarians of Latin America and the Caribbean and with library development in those areas
• interest in providing library materials for the Spanish-and Portuguese-speaking populations in the United States
http://salalm.org/about/history-and-organization/

Sociedad de bibliotecarios de Puerto rico No access-Users only http://www.microsofttranslator.com/
bv.aspxfrom=&to=en&a=http%3A%2F%2F
www.sociedadbibliotecarios.org%2F

Theatre Library Association TLA promotes professional best practices in acquisition, organization, access and preservation of performing arts resources in libraries, archives, museums, private collections, and the digital environment. By producing publications, conferences, panels, and public events, TLA fosters creative and ethical use of performing arts materials to enhance research, live performance, and scholarly communication.

Excerpt from organization’s history statement: “…documenting theatre as both an art form and as a factor in a community’s social and educational life…” http://www.tla-online.org/about/mission-statement/

http://www.tla-online.org/about/history/
Urban Libraries Council With the help of our members, ULC initiatives strategically advance the value that 21st century libraries provide communities in critical areas such as education/lifelong learning, workforce and economic development, public safety, health and wellness, safety and environmental sustainability. http://www.urbanlibraries.org/about-us-pages-13.php

HBCU Library Alliance PDF providing a Values statement for the preservation and access of cultural materials http://www.hbculibraries.org/images/HBCUValuesStatement.jpg

ALA Affiliates

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES (AALL)

Conference Dates & Sites
July 16-19, 2016 Chicago, IL
July 15-18, 2017 Austin, TX

www.aallnet.org
PRESIDENT
Ms. Keith Ann Stiverson
Director of the Library/Senior Lecturer
Chicago-Kent College of Law Library
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661-3652
(312) 906-5610
kstivers@kentlaw.iit.edu
PRESIDENT–ELECT
Ronald E. Wheeler Jr.
Director of the Law Library & Info Resources
Suffolk University Law Library
120 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02108-4977
rewheeler@suffolk.edu
617-305-3005
*Officers change July
AALL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/
HEADQUARTERS
Kate Hagan
Executive Director
American Association of Law Libraries
105 W Adams St Ste 3300
Chicago, IL 60603-6225
(312) 205-8016 
Fax: (312) 431-1097
khagan@aall.org

AMERICAN INDIAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (AILA)

Conference Dates & Sites
Meets in conjunction with ALA

http://ailanet.org/

*Officers change July PRESIDENT
Paulita Aguilar
Associate Professor/Librarian
Director, Indigenous Nations Library Program
University of New Mexico
General Library PO
MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131-0001 
paulita@unm.edu
Phone: 505-277-4243 PRESIDENT-ELECT
Omar Jerome Poler
Outreach Specialist
University of Wisconsin SLIS330 Memorial Library
600 N Park St
4284 Hcw Hall
Madison, WI 53706-1403
poler@wisc.edu
(608) 890-3817
AILA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/HEADQUARTERS 
Need updated information 

ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION 
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (ASIS&T)

Conference Dates & Sites

Annual Meeting

www.asist.org
PRESIDENT
Nadia Caidi
University of Toronto
Faculty of Information
140 St George Street, Rm. #630
Tornoto, Ontario, Canada
M5S 3G6
nadia.caidi@utoronto.ca
PRESIDENT–ELECT
Dr. Lynn Silipigni Connaway
Senior Research Scientist
OCLC
6565 Kilgour Place
Dublin Ohio 43017
connawaL@oclc.org
Executive Director
Richard Hill
ASIS&T Executive Director
1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 510
Silver Spring, MD 20910
FAX: (301) 495-0810
Voice: (301) 495-0900
rhill@asis.org 

AMERICAN THEOLOGICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (ATLA)

Conference Dates & Sites
June 15-18, 2016 Long Beach, CA

www.atla.com

*officers change after annual conference PRESIDENT
Kelly Campbell
Vice President (14-17)
Associate Dean and Director of the John Bulow Campbell Library
Columbia Theological Seminary
701 S. Columbia Drive - Box 520
Decatur, GA 30031-0520
campbellk@ctsnet.edu
VICE-PRESIDENT
Timothy D. Lincoln
Associate Dean for Seminary Effectiveness
Director of the Stitt Library
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
100 E. 27th Street
Austin, TX 78705
tlincoln@austinseminary.edu
HEADQUARTERS
Brenda Bailey-Hainer
Executive Director
ATLA
300 S Wacker Drive, Ste 2100
Chicago, Il 60606
(312) 454-5100, ext. 4429
Fax: (312) 454-5505
bbailey-hainer@atla.com

ART LIBRARIES SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA (ARLIS/NA)

Conference Dates & Sites
March 8-12, 2016 – Seattle, WA
(Joint conference with the Visual Resources Association)

http://www.arlisna.org
PRESIDENT
Kristen Regina
Arcadia Director of the Library and Archives
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia PA
Kristen.regina@philamuseum.org 
VICE PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT-ELECT 
Heather Gendron
Yale University
New Haven CT
Heather.gendron@yale.edu 

*Officers change March 2016

HEADQUARTERS
Mr. Robert J. Kopchinski
Association Manager
Technical Enterprises, Inc.
7044 S 13th St
Oak Creek, WI 53154
(414) 908-4954 x136
Fax (414) 768-8001
r.kopchinski@arlisna.org

ARLIS/NA-ALA Liaison
Tom Caswell
University Librarian
Architecture and Fine Arts Library
University of Florida
1389 Stadium Road, POB 117017
Gainesville, FL 32611-7017 
(352) 273-2805 
tcaswell@ufl.edu

ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN LIBRARIANS 
ASSOCIATION (APALA)


Conference Dates & Sites
Meets in conjunction with ALA
PRESIDENT
Janet H. Clarke Ph.D.
Associate Director for Research & Instructional Services
Stony Brook University Libraries
W-1514, Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
janet.clarke @ stonybrook.edu
PRESIDENT-ELECT
Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada
Librarian
Palos Verdes Library District
Rancho Cucamonga CA
lessalozada@gmail.com
http://www.apalaweb.org

*Officers change June 2016

Ven Basco’s Term ends 2015 

APALA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR /HEADQUARTERS
Buenaventura (Ven) Basco
P.O. Box 677593
Orlando, FL 32867-7593
(407) 823-5048
Fax: (407) 823-5865
Buenaventura.basco@ucf.edu

ASSOCIATION FOR LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE EDUCATION
(ALISE)


Conference Dates & Sites
www.alise.org
PRESIDENT
Louise Spiteri
Dalhousie University Libraries
6225 University Avenue
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4H8
Canada
(902) 424-3601
Louise.spiteri@dal.ca
VICE PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT-ELECT
Dietmar Wolfram
Professor
SOIS, U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 413
Sois, Uw-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
dwolfram@uwm.edu
*Officers change January, 2017
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Andrew L. Estep, CAE
ALISE Headquarters
2150 N 107th St, Suite 205
Seattle WA 98133
Phone: 206-209-5267 
Fax: 206-367-8777
E-mail: office@alise.org

ASSOCIATION FOR RURAL AND SMALL LIBRARIES (ARSL)

Conference Dates & Sites

2014-2017 under consideration at present: St. George, UT, Everett, WA, Little Rock, AR, Tri-State: ME, CT, VT

www.arsl.info

*Officers change October, 2017

PRESIDENT
Donna E. Brice
Eastern Lancaster County Library
11 Chestnut Drive
New Holland, PA 17557-1306
(717) 354-0525
Fax: (717) 354-7787
dbrice@elancolibrary.org
Headquarters
ARSL
201 E. Main St. Ste. 1405
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
(859) 514-9178
szach@amrms.com

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Jef Kofoot
1208 90th Avenue
Bode IA 50519
(866) 642-7918
Jet.kofoot@lib.state.ia.us

ASSOCIATION OF BOOKMOBILE AND OUTREACH SERVICES
(ABOS)


Conference Dates & Sites
October, 2016


www.abos-outreach.org

*Officers change January 2016
PRESIDENT
Marianne Thompson
Outreach Services Manager
Fountaindale Public Library
300 W Briarcliff Rd
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 685-4231
abosvicepresident@gmail.com

HEADQUARTERS 
Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services
c/o Amigos Library Services
1190 Meramec Station Road, Suite 207
Ballwin, MO 63021
Toll Free: 800-843-8482 ext 2895
636-529-1396 (fax)
EMAIL:abos@amigos.org
PRESIDENT-ELECT
Ann Plazek
Medina County District Library
6625 Wolff Rd.
Medina, OH 44256
330-722-2590
abosvicepresident@gmail.com

ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH LIBRARIES (AJL) 


Conference Dates & Sites
June 19-22, 2016 – Charleston, SC 
www.jewishlibraries.org

PRESIDENT 
Dr. Yaffa Weisman
Director, The Frances-Henry Library
Adjunct Associate Professor
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Jack H. Skirball Los Angeles Campus
3077 University Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 765-2170
Fax: (213) 749-1937
yweisman@huc.edu
PRESIDENT-ELECT 
Amalia Warshenbrot
2411 Hamilton Mill Road
Charlotte NC 
amaliaima@att.net

*Officers change June 22, 2016

HEADQUARTERS 
P.O. Box 1118 
Teaneck, NJ 07666 
(201) 371-3255
Fax: n/a 
ajlibs@osu.edu
AJL-ALA LIAISON 
Elliot H. Gertel 
The University of Michigan 
111-C Hatcher Graduate Library North 
913 South University Avenue 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190 
(734) 936-2367 
Fax: (734) 763-6743 
egertel@umich.edu

ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH LIBRARIES
(ARL)


Conference Dates & Sites

www.arl.org
PRESIDENT
Larry P. Alford
Chief Librarian
University of Toronto 
Robarts Library
130 St George Street
Toronto, ON M4W 3M4 
CANADA
(416) 978-2292
larry.alford@utoronto.ca PRESIDENT-ELECT
Mary M. Case
University of Illinois-Chicago
801 S Morgan Street
Chicago IL
marycase@uic.edu

*Officers change October 2017
ARL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/ HEADQUARTERS
Elliott Shore
Executive Director
Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
21 Dupont Circle, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Tel. 202.296.2296 extension 110
Fax 202.872.0884
elliott@arl.org

BETA PHI MU 

Conference Dates & Sites
Meets in conjunction with ALA

www.beta-phi-mu.org

*Officers change July 2016

PRESIDENT
Charles McElroy, (2014-2017)
Charles N. McElroy
Head Serials Department
Florida State University Library
711 West Madison Street
Po Box 3061005
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1005
Gamma Chapter
Phone: (850) 645-7911
Email: cnmcelroy@fsu.edu 
PRESIDENT-ELECT
Linda C. Smith, Ph.D. (2015-2018)
Graduate School Of Library & Information Science
University of Illinois
501 E Daniel St.
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-7742
lcsmith@illinois.edu 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
HEADQUARTERS
Alison M. Lewis
Drexel University College of Computing & Information
3141 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia PA 19104
(215) 895-2492
Fax: (215) 895-2494
alewis@drexel.edu 

BLACK CAUCUS OF ALA
(BCALA)


Conference Dates & Sites
August 2017 

www.bcala.org

PRESIDENT
Kelvin Watson
Vice President Digital Services & Strategy
GM Queens Library Enterprises
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, New York 11432
Telephone Number (718) 990-0753
Fax Number (718) 297-3404
Cell (646) 256-2076
kantoniow@yahoo.com
PRESIDENT-ELECT
Denyvetta Davis
PO BOX 13367
Oklahoma City, OK 73113
405-609-4987
deebmw@yahoo.com

*Officers change July 2016
HEADQUARTERS

CANADIAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
(CLA)


Conference Dates & Sites
2016 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
June 1 – 3, 2016
www.cla.ca

PRESIDENT 
Sandra Singh
City Librarian
Vancouver Public Library
350 W George Street
Vancouver BC V6B 6B1 
CANADA
(604) 331-4007
Sandra.singh@vpl.ca
PRESIDENT-ELECT 
Rosemary Bonnano
Executive Director
Vancouver Island Regional Library
Administration
6250 Hammond Bay Road 
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5N3 
Canada
(250) 667-2313
RBonanno@virl.bc.ca 

*Officers change June 2016
CLA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/ HEADQUARTERS
Valoree McKay
Canadian Library Association
1150 Morrison Drive, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K2H 8S9, CANADA
(613) 232-9625 , ext. 306
Fax: (613) 563-9895
vmckay@cla.ca 
info@cla.ca

CATHOLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
(CATHLA)


Conference Dates & Sites
March 29-31, 2016; San Diego, CA

www.cathla.org
cla2@cathla.org
PRESIDENT
Dr. Mary A. Kelleher
Library Department Chair
Cardinal Beran Library 
University of St. Thomas School of Theology
9845 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77024-3498
kellehm@stthom.edu

PRESIDENT-ELECT
N. Curt LeMay
University of St. Thomas 
260 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
nclemay@stthomas.edu

*Officers change April 2016
Executive Director
H. Bland O'Connor, Jr., CPA, CAE
8550 United Plaza Blvd., Suite 1001
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Direct 225-922-4619
Fax 225-408-4422
boconnor@pnassociations.com
Executive Director
H. Bland O'Connor, Jr., CPA, CAE
8550 United Plaza Blvd., Suite 1001
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Direct 225-922-4619
Fax 225-408-4422
boconnor@pnassociations.com

CHINESE-AMERICAN LIBRARIANS ASSOCIATION (CALA)

Conference Dates & Sites
Meets in conjunction with ALA

www.cala-web.org

*Officers change at the ALA Annual Conference

2016 PRESIDENT
Dr. Lian Ruan
Director/Head Librarian
Illinois Fire Service Institute
11 Gerty Dr Bldg 1172
Champaign, IL 61820-7404
lruan@illinois.edu
PRESIDENT-ELECT
Dr. Qi Chen
Library Director
Argosy University Chicago
225 N Michigan
Chicago IL
qchen@ccsj.edu

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Li Fu 
CALA Executive Director (2013-2016)
Head of Access & Outreach Services
University of San Diego Library
5998 Alcalá Park 
San Diego, CA 92110
E-mail: ailifaha@gmail.com 
Phone: 619-260-2362
Cell: 312-315-7440 

JOINT COUNCIL LIBRARIANS OF COLOR (JCLC)

Conference Dates & Sites
2018
PRESIDENT
Dr. Jerome Offord, Jr.
Dean of Administration and Student Affairs
Lincoln University
Inman E Page Library
712 Lee Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101
jeromeoffordjr@gmail.com

PRESIDENT-ELECT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND AOTEAROA (LIANZA)

Conference Dates & Sites

www.lianza.org.nz

*Officers change June 30, 2016 PRESIDENT
Kris Wehipeihana
Toi Whakaari
kris.wehipeihana@toiwhakaari.ac.nz
PRESIDENT-ELECT
Te Paea Paringatai
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
University of Canterbury
tepaea.paringatai@canterbury.ac.nz

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Joanna Matthew
156-158 Victoria Street
PO Box 12212
Wellington, New Zealand 6144
Phone: +64 4 801 5542
Fax: +64 4 801 5543
E-mail: Joanna@lianza.org.nz 

MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
(MLA)


Conference Dates & Sites
May 13-18, 2016 – Toronto, ON, Canada

www.mlanet.org
PRESIDENT
Michelle Kraft
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44195-0001
kraftm@ccf.org
PRESIDENT-ELECT 
Theresa Knott AHIP
Director and Associate University Librarian
Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
Tompkins-McCaw Health Sci Library
PO Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
(804) 828-0634
tlknott@vcu.edu

*Officers change June 1
MLA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/HEADQUARTERS
Kevin Baliozian
65 East Wacker Dr. Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 419-9094
Fax: (312) 419-8950
baliozian@mlahq.org

MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
(MLA)


Conference Dates & Sites

www.musiclibraryassoc.org
PRESIDENT
Michael Rogan
Head
Lilly Music Library
Granoff Music Center, Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
Michael.Rogan@tufts.edu
PRESIDENT-Elect
Mark McKnight
Head of the Music Library
University of North Texas
1155 Union Cir
Denton, TX 76203-5017
(940 565-2859)
Mark.McKnight@unt.edu

*Officers change March 2016
ALA AFFILIATES LIAISON
Michael Colby
Cataloging & Metadata Services
Shields Library
100 N. West Quad
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-0931
Fax: n/a
mdcolby@lib.ucdavis.edu
BUSINESS OFFICE:
Music Library Association, Inc.
1600 Aspen Commons, Suite 100
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 836-5825
Fax: (608) 831-8200
mla@areditions.com

NATIONAL STORYTELLING NETWORK
(NSN)


Conference Dates & Sites
2016- TBD

www.storynet.org

CHAIR
Steven Henegar 
Salem, OR 
shenegar@sbcglobal.net
(Need additional contact info) 
VICE CHAIR
Laconia Therrio
Stanford, CT
lotscabin@gmail.com 
(Need additional contact info)
*Officers change January 1st each year
HEADQUARTERS
Karin Hensley
Director of Operations
P.O. Box 795
Jonesborough, TN 37659
(800) 5254514 ext. 306
Fax: (423) 753-9331
Karin@storynet.org

ONLINE AUDIOVISUAL CATALOGERS
(OLAC)


Conference Dates & Sites

www.olacinc.org
PRESIDENT
Stacie A. Traill
University of Minnesota Libraries
160 Wilson Library
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 624-1501
trail001@umn.edu
PRESIDENT-ELECT
Annie Glerum
Florida State University Libraries
Technical Services Building
711 West Madison Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
850-644-4839
aglerum@fsu.edu

* Officers change Saturday of ALA Annual 2016

PATENT AND TRADEMARK RESOURCE CENTER ASSOCIATION (PTRCA)

Conference Dates & Sites

www.ptrca.org
PRESIDENT
Karen Kitchens
Documents Librarian
Wyoming State Library
2800 Central Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-7281
karen.kitchens@wyo.gov
PRESIDENT-ELECT
Martin Wallace
Science & Engineering Center
Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469
207-581-1678
fax: 207-581-1653
martin.wallace@umit.maine.edu

*Officers change end of April 2016
MAIN CONTACT
Ran Raider
President PTRCA
wjohnson@hclib.org

PROLITERACY WORLDWIDE (PROLIT)

Conference Dates & Sites
n/a

www.proliteracy.org
CHAIR
Kevin J. Morgan
President/CEO
ProLiteracy
104 Marcellus Street
Syracuse, New York 13204
(315) 214-2451
kmorgan@proliteracy.org
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
Michele Diecuch
104 Marcellus Street
Syracuse, New York 13204
(315) 214-2451
mdiecuch@proliteracy.org

* Officers change July 2016
PRESIDENT AND CEO
Kevin J. Morgan
President/CEO
ProLiteracy
104 Marcellus Street
Syracuse, New York 13204
(315) 214-2451
kmorgan@proliteracy.org

HEADQUARTERS
c/o Emily Ayres
104 Marcellus Street
Syracuse, New York 13204
(315) 214-2451
Executive Assistant to President
eayres@proliteracy.org

REFORMA

Conference Dates & Sites

http://www.reforma.org
PRESIDENT
Beatriz Guevara
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Independence Regional Library
6000 Conference Drive
Charlotte, NC 28212
Tel: 704-416-4833
president@reforma.org
VICE PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT-ELECT
Selina Gomez-Beloz 
Crown Point Community Library
122 North Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
Tel: 219-306-8071
vice-president@reforma.org

* Officers change June/July (the last day of the Annual Conference each summer)

HEADQUARTERS

Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM)

Conference Dates & Sites

Annual SALALM Conference
May 9-13, 2016
University of VA PRESIDENT
Paloma Celis-Carbajal
Ibero-American Studies and Romance Languages Bibliographer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
728 State St
212a Memorial Library
Madison, WI 53706-1418
pcarbajal@library.wisc.edu

VICE PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT-ELECT
Daisy V. Dominguez
Lehman college Library
250 Bedfor Park Blvd
Bronx NY
daisy.dominguez@lehman.cuny.edu

http://library.lib.binghamton.edu/salalm/

The President and Vice-President change at the end of each annual conference. 
HEADQUARTERS 
c/o Hortensia Calvo
Executive Secretary
Howard Tilton Memorial Library, Rm 422
Tulane University
7001 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 247-1366
Fax: (504) 247-1367
salalm@tulane.edu
hcalvo@tulane.edu

SOCIEDAD DE BIBLIOTECARIOS
DE PUERTO RICO


Conference Dates & Sites

www.sociedadbibliotecarios.org
PRESIDENT
Juan Vargas Medina
P.O Box 7186
Ponce, PR 00732
(787) 844-8181 ext 2226
Fax : (787) 284-4038
Juan.vargas3@upr.edu
PRESIDENT-ELECT
Edwin Ramos
edramos@pucpr.edu

(Need additional contact info)
Officers change December 2016

HEADQUARTERS
P.O. Box 22898
San Juan, P.R. 00931
(787) 764-0000 ext. 5204
Fax: (787) 764-5205

THEATRE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Conference Dates & Sites
http://tla-online.org
PRESIDENT
Nancy Friedland
Columbia University
535 W. 114th St.
206 Butler Library
New York, NY 10027-7001
(212) 854-7402 
nef4@columbia.edu
VICE-PRESIDENT
Angela Weaver
Head, Drama Library
University of Washington
Drama Library
PO Box 353950
Seattle, WA 98195-3950
(206) 685-3693 
aw6@u.washington.edu

*Officers change January 1st, 2016 

HEADQUARTERS

Theatre Library Association
c/o The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
USA LIAISON TO ALA
Diana King
UCLA Arts Library
1400 Public Affairs building
Box 951392
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1392
(310) 206-4823
diking@library.ucla.edu

URBAN LIBRARIES COUNCIL (ULC)

Conference Dates & Sites
Meets in conjunction with ALA

www.urbanlibraries.org

CHAIR
Matthew (Matt) K. Poland
Chief Executive Officer
Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103-3075
(860) 695-6303
mpoland@hplct.org
VICE CHAIR-CHAIR-ELECT
Michael Sherrod
Texas Christian University
2800 S University Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76129

*Officers change July, 2016
LIASON TO ALA
Angela Goodrich
Urban Libraries Council
1333 H Street, NW Suite 1000 West
Washington, DC 20005
Phone number is: 202-660-1449 agoodrich@urbanlibraries.org


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