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Fostering the Art and Science of Health Sciences Library Service

Committees 2022-2023

Unless otherwise noted, committee members serve two-year terms, which run from the annual meeting to the next annual meeting (October to October).

Awards & Scholarships

Administers the various awards and scholarships funded by SCC/MLA to recognize and encourage professional excellence among its members and potential members.

Name State Term
Ingrid Hendrix, Co-Chair NM 2021-2023
Yumi Yaguchi, Co-Chair TX 2021-2023
Jon Crossno TX 2022-2024
Mary Catherine Ellis TX 2022-2024
Robyn Gleasner NM 2022-2024
Carole Gruhn TX 2022-2024
Richard Kaye TX 2022-2024
Jim Marcus NY/NJ 2021-2023
Lou Ann Thompson OK 2022-2024
Peace Ossom Williamson, Chapter Council Representative TX Board Liaison

Bylaws

Maintains the SCC/MLA Bylaws in accordance with those of MLA, proposes revisions when necessary, and holds bylaws revision elections in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Bylaws.

Name State Term
Jodi Philbrick, Chair TX 2021-2023
Katie Prentice TX 2022-2023
Julie Bolin TX 2022-2024
Amy Corder LA 2022-2024
Toni Hoberecht OK 2022-2024
Anne Howard TX 2022-2024
Linné Girouard, Parliamentarian TX ex officio
___, HLIS Bylaws Committee __ ex officio
Phill Jo, President-Elect OK Board Liaison

Communications

Facilitates communication between the various individuals responsible for the Chapter’s internal and external communications.

Name State Term
Amy Faltinek, Chair TX 2021-2023
Marlene Bishop, Newsletter Co-Editor LA ex officio
Jon Crossno, Wild Apricot Co-Administrator TX ex officio
Montie' Dobbins, Wild Apricot Co-Administrator LA ex officio
Julia Esparza, Chapter Council Representative (beginning 5/20/2023) TX ex officio
Kelly Gonzalez, Chapter Council Alternate (beginning 5/20/2023) TX ex officio
Sheryl "Lynn" Hamilton, Membership Chair OK 2022-2023
Peace Ossom Williamson, Chapter Council Representative (through 5/19/2023) TX ex officio
Keith Pickett, Chapter Council Alternate (through 5/19/2023) LA ex officio
Lorraine Sheldon, Newsletter Co-Editor TX ex officio
Joy Summers-Ables, Listserv Manager OK ex officio
Lauren Tong, Member at Large, Chair-Elect TX 2022-2024
Sandra Yates, Archivist TX ex officio
Dede Rios, President TX Board Liaison

Continuing Education

Evaluates the continuing education needs of SCC/MLA members and provides courses to meet those needs.

Name State Term
Julia Esparza, Co-Chair LA 2022-2023
Deidra Woodson, Co-Chair LA 2021-2023
Caraline Annichiarico AR 2022-2024
Stefani Gafford AR 2021-2023
Jon Goodell OK 2022-2024
Tara Malone, Past CE Chair OK 2022-2023
Katie Pierce-Farrier, NNLM Region 3 Liaison TX ex officio
Joanne Romano TX 2021-2023
Bronwyn Sutherland TX 2022-2024
Dede Rios, President & Program Co-Chair TX Board Liaison

Credentialing

Promotes the MLA credentialing program in the Chapter and assists members in preparing for the program.

Name State Term
Connie Manning, Chair AR 2021-2023
Corina Bustillos TX 2022-2024
Melanie Sorsby TX 2022-2024
Lauren Wojcik TX 2021-2023
David Duggar, Past President LA Board Liaison

Finance

Serves in an advisory capacity to the Executive Board regarding all matters relating to the budget.

Name State Term
David Duggar, Past President & Chair LA 2022-2023
Sally Bowler-Hill, Member at Large NM 2021-2023
Laura Haygood, Treasurer TX ex officio
Phill Jo, President-Elect OK ex officio
Adela Justice, HLIS Treasurer TX ex officio
Dede Rios, President TX ex officio
Steve Self, Past Treasurer TX ex officio
Charles Seymour, Member at Large TX 2022-2024

Fund Raising

Conducts fund raising activities and coordinates the SCC fund raising activities of other committees and sections so that duplication of efforts shall be minimized.

Name State Term
Susan Steelman, Chair AR 2022-2023
Tara Atkins TX 2021-2023
Barbara Ballew TX 2022-2024
Ashley Brock TX 2022-2024
John Carter AR 2022-2024
Kathy Carter, Past Co-Chair TX 2022-2023
Matthew Cross TX 2022-2024
Allison Devries TX 2022-2024
Emme Lopez, Past Co-Chair TX 2022-2023
Sara Ann Stinson TX 2022-2024
Deborah Rhue NM 2022-2024
James Sprinkle LA 2022-2024
Kay Strahan AR 2022-2024
Megan Ann York OK 2022-2024
Laura Haygood, Treasurer TX Board Liaison

History

Establishes a mechanism for periodically updating the Chapter history; places photos of historical interest on the SCC/MLA Web site; conducts oral histories of the Chapter’s most prominent members; establishes an efficient and effective method for securing preserving, and organizing the Chapter’s archival materials; and finds a safe home for the SCC/MLA archives.

Name State Term
Stephanie Atkins Sharpe, Chair & Secretary TX 2021-2023
Sandra Y. Desjardins, Member at Large TX 2021-2023
Montie' Dobbins, Wild Apricot Co-Administrator LA ex officio
Marilyn Goff TX 2022-2024
Kathy Kerdolff, Member at Large LA 2021-2023
Sonya Lemke, Secretary AR ex officio
JoAnn Olsen OK 2022-2024
Karen Vargas TX 2022-2024
Sandra Yates, Archivist TX ex officio
David Duggar, Past President LA Board Liaison

Local Arrangements

Secures a hotel for the annual meeting, provides hospitality, promotes the meeting through publicity, prepares registration packets, registers members attending, and plans all social events. [An asterisk (*) denotes SCC/MLA membership.]

Name State Term
*Jennifer K. Lloyd, Co-Chair LA 2019-2023
*Keith Pickett, Co-Chair LA 2019-2023
*Marlene Bishop, Treasurer LA 2019-2023
     

Membership

Recruits new members for the Chapter, maintains a current and accurate membership list, and provides information on all matters relating to membership.

Name State Term
Sheryl "Lynn" Hamilton, Chair OK 2022-2023
Lindsay Blake AR 2022-2024
Lisa Connor TX 2022-2024
Jon Crossno, Wild Apricot Co-Administrator TX ex officio
Montie' Dobbins, Wild Apricot Co-Administrator LA ex officio
Sonya Lemke AR 2022-2024
Katie O'Bryant LA 2021-2023
Amanda Okandan NM 2021-2023
Stephanie Shippey TX 2021-2023
Marissa Testerman TX 2022-2024
Logan Whittington AR 2021-2023
Laura Haygood, Treasurer TX Board Liaison

Nominating

Selects a slate of two candidates for each prescribed office and prepares, distributes, collects, and counts the ballots.

Name State Term
David Duggar, Past President & Chair LA 2022-2023
Melissa Fahrman LA 2022-2023
Sloane Kelley AR 2022-2023
Tara Malone OK 2022-2023

Program

Studies and evaluates the needs of the members and plans an annual meeting program to meet those identified needs.

Name State Term
Dale Prince, Co-Chair LA 2022-2023
Dede Rios, President & Co-Chair TX 2022-2023
Julia Esparza, CE Co-Chair LA 2022-2023
Zahra B. Kamarei AR 2022-2023
Norice Lee NM 2022-2023
Jennifer K. Lloyd, LAC Co-Chair LA 2022-2023
Keith Pickett, LAC Co-Chair LA 2022-2023
Robin Sewell TX 2022-2023
Erin Ware LA 2022-2023
Deidra Woodson, CE Co-Chair LA 2022-2023

Research

Promotes interest in research among SCC/MLA members, fosters research‐related skills of SCC/MLA members, and promotes research activities in the Chapter.

Name State Term
April Schweikhard, Chair OK 2022-2023
Ana Cleveland TX 2022-2024
Alexis Ellsworth-Kopkowski NM 2022-2024
Dawn Field TX 2022-2024
Stefanie Lapka TX 2021-2023
Alyssa Migdalski OK 2021-2023
David Duggar, Past President LA Board Liaison

DEI Task Force

Investigates whether a standing committee on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues should be formed and makes recommendations to the Executive Board

Name State Term
Adela Justice, Chair TX 2022-2023
Jon Crossno TX 2022-2023
Christina Seeger TX 2022-2023
Amy Weig-Pickering TX 2022-2023
David Duggar, Past President LA Board Liaison

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