SCCMLASouth Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association

Fostering the Art and Science of Health Sciences Library Service

Committees 2015-2016

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

Phill Jo, Chair

OK

2015-2016

Ana Cleveland

TX

2014-2016

Julie Esparza

LA

2015-2017

Karen McElfresh

NM

2014-2016

Margaret Peloquin

TX

2015-2017

Dede Rios

TX

2015-2017

April Schweikhard

OK

2014-2016

Debbie Sibley

LA

2015-2017

Jennifer Lloyd, MLA Chapter Council Representative

LA

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

Pat Morris, Chair

AR

2014-2016

Tara Allison

TX

2014-2016

Susan Gerding Bader

TX

2014-2016

James Donovan

OK

2015-2017

David Duggar

LA

2015-2017

Dena Hanson, HLIS Bylaws Committee

LA

ex officio

Mori Lou Higa

TX

2015-2017

Elizabeth "Beth" Jones

OK

2015-2017

Millie Moore, Parliamentarian

LA

ex officio

Michele Whitehead, President-Elect

TX

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

2014-2016

Jon Crossno, Database Manager

TX

ex officio

Montie Dobbins, MLA Chapter Council Representative Alternate

LA

ex officio

Deborah Halsted, Newsletter Co-editor

TX

ex officio

Lisa Huang, Survey Liaison

TX

ex officio

Melissa Kash-Holley, Member-at-Large

OK 

2015-2017

Jennifer Lloyd, MLA Chapter Council Representative

LA

ex officio

Louise Montgomery, Membership Committee Chair

AR

ex officio

Philip Montgomery, SCC Archivist

TX

ex officio

Keith Pickett, Webmaster

LA

ex officio

Joy Summers-Ables, Listserv Manager

OK

ex officio

Margaret Vugrin, Newsletter Co-editor

TX

ex officio

Molly Knapp, President

LA

Board Liaison

Continuing Education

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

Name

State

Term

Porcia Vaughn, Chair

TX

2014-2016 

Sheila Henderson

TX

2015-2017

Nha Huynh

OK

2014-2016 

Myriam Martinez-Banuelos, NN/LM SCR Liaison

TX

ex officio

Jacob Nash

NM

2015-2017

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

Lisa Smith, Past Chair

TX

2014-2016 

Deidra Woodson

LA

2014-2016

Yumi Yaguchi

TX

2014-2016

Molly Knapp, President and Program Committee Co-Chair

LA

Board Liaison

Credentialing

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

Name

State

Term

Will Olmstadt, Chair

LA

2014-2016 

Kathy Broyles

TX

2014-2016 

Marilyn Goff

TX

2015-2017

Peace Ossom Williamson

TX

2015-2017

Steven Self

TX

2015-2017

Stephanie Shippey

TX

2015-2017

Ingrid Hendrix

NM

2015-2017

Stewart Brower, Past-President

OK

Board Liaison

Finance

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

Name

State

Term

Stewart Brower, Chair, Immediate Past President

OK

ex officio

Dan Burgard, Member-at-Large

TX

2014-2016

Dawn Kruse Field, Treasurer

TX

ex officio

Linné Girouard, Member-at-Large

TX

2015-2017

Kathy Kerdolff, Past Treasurer

LA

ex officio

Molly Knapp, President

LA

ex officio

Barbara Steffensen, HLIS Treasurer

TX

ex officio

Michele Whitehead, President-Elect

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

Myriam Martinez-Banuelos, Chair

TX

2015-2016

Destiny Carter

AR

2014-2016

Lisa Huang

TX

2014-2016

Melissa Kash-Holley

OK

2014-2016

Becky McKay Johnson

TX

2014-2016

Julie Schiavo

LA

2014-2016

Susan Steelman

AR

2014-2016

Dawn Kruse Field, 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

Paula Craig, Chair

LA

2015-2017

Dan Burgard

TX

2015-2017

Kathleen "Kathy" Carter

TX

2015-2017

Becky McKay Johnson, 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, Member-at-Large

LA

2015-2017

Lauren Wojcik, Member-at-Large

TX

2016-2018

Becky McKay Johnson, Secretary

NM

ex officio

Philip Montgomery, Archivist

TX

ex officio

Sarah Knox Morley, Past Secretary

TX

ex officio

Stewart Brower, Past President, Board Liaison

OK

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

*Pat Ciejka, Chair

TX

2016

*Anne Howard, Program Committee Co-Chair

TX

2016

*Michelle Malizia, Program Committee Co-Chair

TX

2016

*Molly Knapp, Program Committee Co-Chair

LA

2016

*Tara Atkins, Hospitality, Registration Co-Chair

TX

2016

*Janet Burk, Printing & Signage

TX

2016

Keri Cook, Computer & AV

TX

2016

*Becky McKay Johnson, Treasurer, Registration Co-Chair

TX

2016

*Bobby Marlin, Promotion & Publicity

TX

2016

*Maurine Sweeney, Exhibits & Sponsorships

TX

2016

*Julie Trumble, Catering, Facilities & Transportation

TX

2016

Michele Whitehead, President-Elect

TX

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

Louise Montgomery, Chair, MLA Membership Committee Liaison

AR

2014-2016

Holly Shipp Buchanan

NM

2014-2016

Albi Calman

TX

2015-2017

Jon Crossno, Membership Database Manager

TX

ex officio

Jean Hillyer

TX

2014-2016

Brian Lewin

TX

2015-2017

Tara Malone

OK

2015-2017

Keith Pickett

LA

2014-2016

Barbara Reilly

LA

2015-2017

Karen Vargas

TX

2015-2017

Jean Waldrup

AR

2015-2017

Dawn Kruse Field, 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

Stewart Brower, Past President, Chair

TX

2015-2016

Patricia Bradley

NM

2015-2016

Shari Clifton

OK

2015-2016

Kelly Gonzalez

TX

2015-2016

Catherine Mooney

LA

2015-2016

Mary Ryan

AR

2015-2016

Program

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

Name

State

Term

Anne Howard, Program Committee Co-Chair

TX

2016

Michelle Malizia, Program Committee Co-Chair

TX

2016

Molly Knapp, Program Committee Co-Chair

LA

2016

Portia Vaughn, Continuing Education Committee Chair

TX

2016

Jeff Swindoll, HLIS President-Elect

TX

2016

Patricia Ciejka, Local Arrangements Committee Chair

TX

2016

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

Christina Seeger, Chair

TX

2015-2016

Rebecca "Becky" Bealer

LA

2015-2017

Marlene Bishop

LA

2015-2017

Kelsey Claire Hensler

TX

2015-2017

Valerie Howard

AR

2014-2016

Tim Kenny

TX

2015-2017

Louis Lafrado

NM

2015-2017

Jean Longo

OK

2015-2017

Dohn Martin

OK

2014-2016

Anthony Micchelli

TX

2015-2017

Susan Steelman

AR

2015-2017

Stewart Brower, Past President

OK

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.

Name

State

Term

Jon Crossno, Chair

TX

2013-2016

Dawn Kruse Field
TX 2013-2016

Keith Pickett

LA

2013-2016

 

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