Committees 2016-2017

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

Debbie Sibley, Chair

LA

2015-2017

Julie Esparza

LA

2015-2017

Anne Howard

TX

2016-2018

Tara Malone

OK

2016-2018

Sarah Knox Morley

NM

2016-2018

Margaret Peloquin

TX

2015-2017

Jodi Philbrick

TX

2016-2018

Dede Rios

TX

2015-2017

Daniel Burgard, MLA 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

David Duggar, Chair

LA

2015-2017

James Donovan

OK

2015-2017

Linné Girouard, Parliamentarian

TX

ex officio

Dena Fracolli Hanson, HLIS Bylaws Committee

TX

ex officio

Mori Lou Higa

TX

2015-2017

Catherine Mooney

LA

2016-2018

Christina Seeger

TX

2016-2018

Montie' Dobbins, President-Elect

LA

Board Liaison

Communications

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

Name

State

Term

Toni Hoberecht, Member-at-Large, Chair

OK

2014-2017

Marlene Bishop, Newsletter Co-editor

LA

ex officio

Daniel Burgard, MLA Chapter Council Representative

TX

ex officio

Jon Crossno, Database Manager

TX

ex officio

David Duggar, MLA Chapter Council Representative Alternate

LA

ex officio

Jean Hillyer, Membership Committee Chair

TX

ex officio

Brian Leaf, Member-at-Large

TX

2016-2018

Philip Montgomery, SCC Archivist

TX

ex officio

Jacob Nash, Survey Liaison

NM

ex officio

Keith Pickett, Webmaster

LA

ex officio

Lorraine Sheldon, Newsletter Co-editor

TX

ex officio

Joy Summers-Ables, Listserv Manager

OK

ex officio

Michele Whitehead, 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

Jacob Nash, Chair

NM

2015-2017

Sheila Ross Henderson

TX

2015-2017

Sarah Miles, NN/LM SCR Liaison

TX

ex officio

Katie Prentice

OK 

2015-2017

Joanne Romano

TX

2015-2017

Joy Russell

TX

2015-2017

Alysha Sapp

TX

2015-2017

Julie Schiavo

LA

2015-2017

Susan Steelman
AR
2016-2018

Porcia Vaughn, Past Chair

TX

2014-2017

Michele Whitehead, President

TX

Board Liaison

Credentialing

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

Name

State

Term

Steven E. Self, Chair

TX

2015-2017

Marilyn Goff

TX

2015-2017

Ingrid C. Hendrix

NM

2015-2017

Peace Ossom Williamson

TX

2015-2017

Mary Nelson Peters

TX

2016-2018

Jamie Furrh Quinn

TX

2016-2018

Stephanie Shippey

TX

2015-2017

Maureen "Molly" Knapp, Immediate Past President

TX

Board Liaison

Finance

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

Name

State

Term

Maureen "Molly" Knapp, Chair, Immediate Past President

TX

ex officio

Jon Crossno, Treasurer

TX

ex officio

Montie' Dobbins, President-Elect

LA

ex officio

Dawn Field, Past Treasurer

TX

ex officio

Stephanie Fulton, Member-at-Large

TX

2016-2018

Linné Girouard, Member-at-Large

TX

2015-2017

Joy Russell, HLIS Treasurer

TX

ex officio

Michele Whitehead, President

TX

ex officio

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

Destiny Carter, Chair

AR

2016-2017

Tara Atkins

TX

2016-2018

Barbara Cosart

TX

2016-2018

Alice J. Jaggers

AR

2016-2018

Emily Johnson

TX

2016-2018

April Schweikhard

OK

2016-2018

Beatriz Varman

TX

2016-2018

Deidra Woodson
LA2016-2018

Jon Crossno, Treasurer

TX

Board Liaison

Governmental Relations

Identifies and maintains a legislative network within the region, alerts members to legislative matters of importance to the library community, and promotes development of workshops or continuing education courses designed to enhance the legislative awareness of SCC/MLA members.

Name

State

Term

Daniel Burgard, Chair

TX

2015-2017

Kathleen V. "Kathy" Carter

TX

2015-2017

Paula Craig

TX

2015-2017

Lauren Wojcik, Secretary

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

Jennifer Lloyd, Chair

LA

2015-2017

Kathy Broyles, Member-at-Large

TX

2016-2018

Becky McKay Johnson, Past Secretary

TX

ex officio

Philip Montgomery, Archivist

TX

ex officio

Lauren Wojcik, Secretary

TX

ex officio

Maureen "Molly" Knapp, Past President

TX

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

*Holly Shipp Buchanan, Co-Chair and Program Co-Chair

NM

2016-2017

*Jacob Nash, Co-Chair and Continuing Education Chair
NM
2016-2017
*Sarah Ann "Sally" Bowler-Hill
NM
2016-2017
*Patricia Bradley
NM2016-2017

Jon Eldredge

NM

2016-2017

*Robyn Gleasner

NM

2016-2017

*Michelle Green

NM

2016-2017

*Gale G. Hannigan

NM

2016-2017

*Ingrid C. Hendrix

NM

2016-2017

Laura Hall

NM

2016-2017

*Karen McElfresh

NM

2016-2017

*Sarah Knox Morley

NM

2016-2017

Stuart Nelson
NM
2016-2017

Amanda Okandan

NM

2016-2017

*Steve Stockdale

NM

2016-2017

*Michele Whitehead, Program Co-Chair
TX
2016-2017

*Montie' Dobbins, President-Elect

LA

Board Liaison

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

Jean Hillyer, Chair, MLA Membership Committee Representative

TX

2014-2017

Albi Calman

TX

2015-2017

Jon Crossno, Database Manager

TX

ex officio

Dixie A. Jones

LA

2016-2018

Brian Lewin

TX

2015-2017

Tara Malone

OK

2015-2017

Alyssa Peterson

OK

2016-2018

Barbara D. Reilly

LA

2015-2017

Karen Vargas

TX

2015-2017

Jon Crossno, 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

Maureen "Molly" Knapp, Past President, Chair

TX

2016-2017

Rachel Helbing

TX

2016-2017

Sheila Ross Henderson

TX

2016-2017

Michelle Malizia Catalano

TX

2016-2017

Karen McElfresh

NM

2016-2017

Stephanie Shippey

TX

2016-2017

Program

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

Name

State

Term

Holly Shipp Buchanan, Co-Chair and Local Arrangements Co-Chair

NM

2016-2017

Michele Whitehead, Co-Chair

TX

2016-2017

Joyce McFadden, HLIS President-Elect
TX
2016-2017

Jacob Nash, Continuing Education Chair and Local Arrangements Co-Chair

NM

2016-2017

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

Tim Kenny, Chair

TX

2015-2017

Marlene Bishop

LA

2015-2017

Owen Ellard
TX
2016-2018
Michelle Farabough
OK
2016-2018

Kelsey Claire Hensler

TX

2015-2017

Susan Steelman

AR

2015-2017

Wyoma vanDuinkerken
TX
2016-2018

Maureen "Molly" Knapp, Past President

TX

Board Liaison

 

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