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Committees 2013-2014

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.

  • Gale Hannigan (NM) 2012-2014
  • Margot Burchard (TX) 2013-2015
  • Shari Clifton (OK) 2012-2015
  • Chris Gaspard (TX) 2013-2015
  • Hanna Kwasik (LA) 2013-2015
  • April Schweikhard (OK) 2012-2014
  • Auburn Steward (AR) 2013-2015
  • Janna Terry (AR) 2013-2015
  • Susan B. Warner (TX) 2012-2014
  • Deidra Woodson (LA) 2012-2014
  • Jennifer Lloyd, Chapter Council Rep, Board Liaison


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.

  • Libby Black, Chair (LA) 2012-2014
  • Cynthia Blaschke (LA) 2013-2015
  • Richard Carr (NM) 2012-2014
  • Marilyn Goff (TX) 2013-2015
  • Michael "Scott" Jackson (OK) 2012-2014
  • Scott Murray (OK) 2013-2015
  • Erica Owusu (TX) 2013-2015
  • Yumi Yaguchi (TX) 2012-2014
  • Millie Moore (LA) Parliamentarian ex officio
  • Dena Hanson (TX) ex officio
  • Stewart Brower, President-Elect, Board Liaison


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

  • Mary Virginia Taylor, Chair (LA) 2012-2014
  • Jack Bullion (TX) 2013-2015 "Chair-Elect", Member at Large
  • Emily Hurst (TX) 2013-2015 Member-at-Large
  • Mark Hopkins (OK) Database Manager
  • Molly Knapp (LA) Survey Liaison
  • Deborah Halsted (TX) Newsletter Co-editor
  • Margaret Vugrin (TX) Newsletter Co-editor
  • Louise Montgomery (AR) Membership Chair
  • Keith Pickett (LA) Webmaster – replaces Holly Phillips
  • Joy Summers-Ables (OK) Listserv & Wiki Manager
  • Phillip Montgomery (TX) Archivist
  • Jennifer Lloyd (LA) MLA Chapter Council Rep
  • Montie Dobbins (LA) MLA Chapter Council Rep Alt
  • Jodi Philbrick, President, Board Liaison

Continuing Education

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

  • Jennifer Lloyd, Co-Chair (LA) 2012-2014 – replaces Elaine Hicks
  • Liz Amos (OK) 2013-2015
  • Jason Bengston (OK) 2013-2015
  • Carolyn Bridgewater (LA) 2013-2015
  • Barbara Cosart (TX) 2013-2015
  • David Duggar (LA) 2013-2015
  • Janna Lawrence (IA) 2013-2015
  • Pauline Martin (TX) 2012-2014
  • Cathy Montoya (TX) 2012-2014
  • Claire Noll (TX) 2012-2014
  • Joanne Romano (TX) 2013-2015
  • Lisa Smith (TX) 2013-2015
  • Prasanna Vaduvathiriyan (OK) 2012-2014
  • Michele Whitehead (TX) 2012-2014
  • Jana Terry (TX) Past Chair
  • Karen Vargas (TX) NN/LM SCR Liaison
  • Jodi Philbrick, President, Board Liaison


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

  • Kathy Broyles, Chair (TX) 2012-2014
  • Barbara Ballew (TX) 2013-2015
  • Shari Clifton (OK) 2013-2015
  • Dee Jones (LA) 2012-2014
  • Michelynn McKnight (LA) 2013-2015
  • Andy Spencer (TX) 2013-2015
  • Sandy Swan (TX) 2012-2014
  • Talicia Tarver (LA) 2013-2015
  • Lauren Wojcik (TX) 2012-2015
  • Susan Steelman, Past President, Board Liaison


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

  • Susan Steelman, Chair (AR) Past President
  • Jodi Philbrick (TX) President
  • Stewart Brower (OK) President-Elect
  • Dawn Kruse Field (TX) Treasurer
  • Kathy Kerdolff (LA) Past SCC Treasurer
  • Lisa Huang (TX) HLIS Treasurer
  • Ana Cleveland (TX) Member 2013-2015
  • Millie Moore (LA) Member 2012-2014

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.

  • Montie' Dobbins, Chair (LA) 2012-2014
  • Shelly Burns (TX) 2012-2014
  • Kelly Caldwell (TX) 2012-2014
  • Jessie Casella (AR) 2012-2014
  • Phill Jo (OK) 2012-2014
  • Molly Knapp (LA) 2013-2015
  • Myriam Martinez-Banuelos (TX) 2013-2015
  • Sonya Palmer (OK) 2012-2014
  • Dawn Kruse Field, Treasurer, 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.

  • Toni Hoberecht, Chair (OK) 2012-2014 MLA Gov. Relations Comm. Liaison
  • Jason Bengston (OK) 2012-2014
  • Kathleen Carter (NM) 2013-2015
  • Pat Craig (LA) 2012-2014
  • Megan Donald (OK) 2012-2014
  • Alyson Gamble (LA) 2013-2015
  • Kelsey Hensler (TX) 2013-2015
  • Peace Ossum (TX) 2012-2014
  • Neville Prendergast (LA) 2013-2015
  • Mike Pullin (TX) 2012-2014
  • Carol Seiler (AL) 2013-2015
  • Sheila Thomas (AR) 2012-2014
  • Beatriz Varman, Secretary, Board Liaison


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.

  • Emily McEwen, Chair (OK) 2012-2014
  • Brian Bunnett (IN) 2012-2014
  • Janet Burk (TX) 2013-2015
  • Jonquil Feldman (TX) 2013-2015
  • Gay Middleton (LA) 2012-2014
  • Sonya Palmer (OK) 2013-2015
  • Hannah Rutledge (TX) 2012-2014
  • Deborah Sibley (LA) 2013-2015
  • Connie Wilson (AR) 2012-2014
  • Beatriz Varman (TX) Secretary ex officio
  • Mandrell Bufford (TX) Past Secretary ex officio
  • Phillip Montgomery (TX) Archivist ex officio
  • Susan Steelman, Past President, 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.]

  • No committee appointed due to the quint-chapter meeting; Jon Crossno serving as SCC representative for the meeting.


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

  • Louise Montgomery, Chair (AR) 2012-2014
  • Isabel Altamirano (LA) 2012-2014
  • Holly Shipp Buchanan (NM) 2012-2014
  • Garnet Nowell (OK) 2013-2015
  • Cheryl Rowan (TX) 2013-2015
  • Andy Taylor (OK) 2012-2014
  • Mary Virginia Taylor (LA) 2013-2015
  • Mark Hopkins (OK) Database Manager ex officio
  • Lisa Huang (TX) MLA Membership Comm. Rep (5/12-5/15)
  • Dawn Kruse Field, Treasurer, Board Liaison


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

  • Susan Steelman, Chair (AR) 2013-2014
  • Jon Goodell (AR) 2013-2014
  • Lisa Huang (TX) 2013-2014
  • Phill Jo (OK) 2013-2014
  • Louis LaFrado (NM) 2013-2014
  • Julie Schiavo (LA) 2013-2014


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

  • No committee appointed due to the quint-chapter meeting; Jon Crossno serving as SCC representative for the meeting.


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

  • Valerie Howard, Chair (AR) 2012-2014
  • Rebecca Bealer (LA) 2013-2015
  • Megan Bell (LA) 2013-2015
  • Julia Esparza (LA) 2012-2014
  • Mark Hopkins (OK) 2012-2014
  • Michelynn McKnight (LA) 2012-2014
  • Sarah Knox Morley (NM) 2013-2015
  • Catherine Pepper (TX) 2013-2015
  • Kimberly Pullen (LA) 2012-2014
  • Alysha Sapp (TX) 2013-2015
  • April Schweikhard (OK) 2013-2015
  • Stephanie Shippey (TX) 2013-2015
  • Yumi Yaguchi (TX) 2012-2014
  • Susan Steelman, Past President, Board Liaison

Wild Apricot Implementation Task Force (Ad Hoc)

Manages the acquisition and implementation of Wild Apricot, an online membership management system that will also serve as a unified website for the chapter. Makes recommendations for how the ongoing management and maintenance will continue.

  • Jon Crossno, Chair (TX)
  • Mark Hopkins (OK)
  • Dawn Kruse Field (TX)
  • Keith Pickett (LA)

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