Election 2009

Candidates for ALCTS President:
Dale Swensen and Cynthia Whitacre

dale swensen, candidate for alcts president 2009 Dale Swensen, Brigham Young University

As Dickens wrote, these are the best of times and these are the worst of times. The boundless advance of technology has changed our profession so profoundly in recent years that most of us are uncertain what the future will hold. Economic downturns of late only make the picture even more unclear. On the other hand, there has never been a greater need for new ideas, creative solutions, and increased collaboration among professionals in our field. One of our recent presidents coined the phrase “ALCTS is us,” meaning that our organization can accomplish what we as leaders and members are willing to pitch in and do. I believe that phrase applies to everyone in ALCTS from the president to the newest member. If you work with acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation, continuing resources, or technical services management, you need ALCTS and ALCTS needs you.

cynthia whitacre, candidate for alcts president 2009 Cynthia Whitacre, OCLC

It is an honor to run for this office. ALCTS is a leader in furthering standards for our profession, and that work must be a high priority. ALCTS must continue creating a forum of communication surrounding current topics in technical services. Providing convenient, affordable and relevant training and continuing education to our members is crucial. I want ALCTS to create more opportunities for collaboration between areas in technical services as represented by our Sections, and also between technical services and other areas of librarianship. In my position at OCLC I work with many vendor partners, standards, and quality control. I have worked in many areas of technical services, including collection development, acquisitions, serials, and cataloging, and have worked in and with many types and sizes of libraries. I value the diversity in our profession; I hope to foster that by attracting people new to librarianship to become ALCTS members.

Nominees for ALCTS Division and Section Officers 2008

Following is the slate of candidates for ALCTS division and section offices for the 2009 elections.


Director-at-Large (2009–2012)

  • Janet Belanger Morrow, Northeastern University
  • Mary Page, University of California – Davis


Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (2009–2012)

  • Lauren Corbett, (Wake Forest University)
  • Write-in

Member-at-Large (2009–2012)

  • Morag Boyd, Ohio State University
  • Robin Champieux, Blackwell North America


Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (2009–2012)

  • Magda El-Sherbini, Ohio State University
  • Shelby Harken, University of North Dakota

Member-at-Large (2009–2012) --two to be elected

  • Robert Bothmann, Minnesota State University - Mankato
  • Jennifer Lang, Princeton University
  • Mary Catherine Little, Queens Library – New York
  • Alex Thurman, Columbia University


Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (2009–2012)

  • Adrian Ho, University of Western Ontario
  • Virginia Kay (Ginger) Williams, Wichita State University

Member-at-Large (2009–2012) --two to be elected

  • Kathy Mitchell, Beaufort County Library – South Carolina
  • Margaret (Peggy) Murphy, Los Angeles Public Library
  • Greg Raschke, North Carolina State University
  • Ellen Safley, University of Texas – Dallas


Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (2009–2012)

  • Paul Moeller, University of Colorado
  • Tina Shrader, National Agricultural Library

Member-at-Large (2009–2012)

  • Bonnie Parks, University of Portland – Oregon
  • Sally Gibson, Creighton University

Secretary (2009–2012)

  • Anne Mitchell, University of Houston
  • Cecilia Genereux, University of Minnesota


Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (2009–2012)

  • Marlene A. Harris, Alachua County Library District - Florida
  • Louise Ratliff, UCLA

Secretary (2009–2011)

  • Mary A. Walker, University of Arkansas
  • Patricia Dragon, East Carolina University


Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (2009–2012)

  • Tara Kennedy, Yale University
  • Anne Marie Willer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Member-at-Large (2009–2012)

  • Andrew J. Damico, Rice University
  • Kris Kern, Portland State University – Oregon

Member-at-Large (2009–2010)

  • Elise Calvi