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Fostering the Art and Science of Health Sciences Library Service

Committees 2014-2015

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.

  • April Schweikhard, Chair (OK) 2014-2016
  • Margot Buchard (TX) 2013-2015
  • Ana Cleveland (TX) 2014-2016
  • Shari Clifton (OK) 2013-2015
  • Chris Gaspard (TX) 2013-2015
  • Phill Jo (OK) 2014-2016
  • Hanna Kwasik (LA) 2013-2015
  • Karen McElfresh (NM) 2014-2016
  • Auburn Steward (AR) 2013-2015
  • Janna Terry (AR) 2013-2015
  • 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.

  • Erica Owusu, Chair (TX) 2013-2015
  • Tara Allison (TX) 2014-2016
  • Susan Gerding Bader (TX) 2014-2016
  • Cynthia Blaschke (LA) 2013-2015
  • Marilyn Goff (TX) 2013-2015
  • Dena Hanson (TX) ex officio
  • Pat Morris (AR) 2014-2016
  • Scott Murray (TX) 2013-2015
  • Millie Moore (LA) Parliamentarian ex officio
  • Molly Knapp, President-Elect, Board Liaison


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

  • Jack Bullion, Chair (TX) 2013-2015
  • Emily Hurst (TX) 2013-2015 Member-at-Large
  • Toni Hoberecht (OK) 2014-2016 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
  • Joy Summers-Ables (OK) Listserv & Wiki Manager
  • Philip Montgomery (TX) SCC Archivist
  • Jennifer Lloyd (LA) MLA Chapter Council Rep
  • Montie Dobbins (LA) MLA Chapter Council Rep Alt
  • Stewart Brower, President, Board Liaison

Continuing Education

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

  • Lisa Smith, Chair (TX) 2013-2015
  • 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
  • Jenna Lawrence (LA) 2013-2015
  • Nha Huynh (OK) 2014-2016
  • Joanna Romano (TX) 2013-2015
  • Porcia Vaughn (TX) 2014-2016
  • Deidra Woodson (LA) 2014-2016
  • Yumi Yaguchi (TX) 2014-2016
  • Jennifer Lloyd, Past Chair (LA)
  • Karen Vargas, NN/LM SCR Liaison (TX)
  • Stewart Brower, President, Board Liaison and Program Committee Co-Chair


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

  • Lauren Wojcik, Chair (TX) 2013-2015
  • Barbara Bellew (TX) 2013-2015
  • Kathy Broyles (TX) 2014-2016
  • Shari Clifton (OK) 2013-2015
  • Michelynn McKnight (LA) 2013-2015
  • Will Olmstadt (LA) 2014-2016
  • Andy Spencer (TX) 2013-2015
  • Talicia Tarver (LA) 2013-2015
  • Jodi Philbrick, Past-President, Board Liaison


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

  • Jodi Philbrick, Chair (TX) Immediate Past President
  • Stewart Brower (OK) President
  • Molly Knapp (LA) President-Elect
  • Dawn Kruse Field (TX) Treasurer
  • Kathy Kerdolff (LA) Past Treasurer
  • Barbara Steffenson (TX) HLIS Treasurer
  • Ana Cleveland (TX) 2013-2015 Member-at-large
  • Dan Burgard (TX) 2014-2016 Member-at-large

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) 2013-2015
  • Myriam Martinez-Banuelos (TX) 2013-2015
  • Destiny Carter (AR) 2014-2016
  • Lisa Huang (TX) 2014-2016
  • Melissa Kash-Holley (OK) 2014-2016
  • Becky McKay (TX) 2014-2016
  • Julie Schiavo (LA) 2014-2016
  • Susan Steelman (AR) 2014-2016
  • 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.

  • --, Chair (TX) 2013-2015


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.

  • Jonquil Feldman, Chair (TX) 2013-2015
  • Janet Burk (TX) 2013-2015
  • Kate Blalock (OK) 2014-2016
  • Sonya Palmer (OK) 2013-2015
  • Deborah Sibley (LA) 2013-2015
  • Sarah Knox Morley (TX) Secretary ex officio
  • Beatriz Varman (TX) Past Secretary ex officio
  • Philip 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.]

  • Susan Steelman, Chair (AR) *


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) 2014-2016, MLA Membership Committee Liaison
  • Holly Shipp Buchanan (NM) 2014-2016
  • Jean Hillyer (TX) 2014-2016
  • Garnet Nowell (OK) 2013-2015
  • Keith Pickett (LA) 2014-2016
  • Cheryl Rowan (TX) 2013-2015
  • Mary Virginia Taylor (LA) 2013-2015
  • Mark Hopkins (OK) Database Manager ex officio
  • Dawn Kruse Field, Treasurer, Board Liaison


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

  • Jodi Philbrick, Chair (TX) 2014-2015
  • Jessie Casella (AR) 2014-2015
  • Paula Craig (LA) 2014-2015
  • Louis Lafredo (NM) 2014-2015
  • Cheryl Rowan (TX) 2014-2015
  • Joy Summers-Ables (OK) 2014-2015


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

  • Stewart Brower, Co-Chair/Board Liaison (OK) 2014-2015
  • Auburn Steward, Co-Chair (AR) 2014-2015
  • Katie Prentice (OK)
  • Auburn Steward (AR)
  • Lisa Smith (TX) Continuing Education Committee Chair
  • Lauren Wojcik (TX) HLIS President-Elect


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

  • Cathy Pepper, Chair (TX) 2013-2015
  • Rebecca Bealer (LA) 2013-2015
  • Megan Bell (LA) 2013-2015
  • Mark Hopkins (OK) 2014-2016
  • Valerie Howard (AR) 2014-2016
  • Dohn Martin (OK) 2014-2016
  • Sarah Knox Morley (NM) 2013-2015
  • Alysha Sapp (TX) 2013-2015
  • April Schweikhard (OK) 2013-2015
  • Christina Seeger (TX) 2014-2016
  • Stephanie Shippey (TX) 2013-2015
  • Susan Steelman, Past-president, Board Liaison (AR) Ex-officio

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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