Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table Board
President (2013 - 2014)
Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake
Naval Air Weapons Center Weapons Division
Technical and Scientific Library, Code 4L6100D
1 Administration Circle, Stop 6203
China Lake, CA 93555-6100
Virginia Sanchez is a Navy librarian, a Public librarian, and a Navy Reservist. Her experience includes employment as a contractor in support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) / Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) as a Reports Officer/Editor, an Intelligence Analyst and Targeting Analyst.
In addition to federal service she was a Library Consultant for the National Asian and Pacific Islander Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA); and a branch manager for both Long Beach Public Library and the County of Los Angeles Public Library. She has worked in the Law Enforcement Library at the California Department f Justice, the Resource Center Library at the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, and in the Law Library at the California Legislative Counsel Bureau.
In 2008 she served in Afghanistan as an Individual Augmentee (IA) Analyst/Embedded Team Trainer (ETT). While in Afghanistan she volunteered as the Forward Operating Base (FOB) librarian, in addition to her assigned duties, and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM) and the Department of Defense (DoD)/National Organization for Mexican American Rights (NOMAR) award for significant contribution to the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).
Virginia is a 2010 Library Journal “Mover and Shaker”, was inducted as a Chief Petty Officer in 2010. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature with a minor in Communications from California State University Dominguez Hills, and a Master of Arts in Information Resources and Library from the University of Arizona as a Knowledge River Scholar. She holds a black belt in the traditional martial art, Soo Bahk Do, and currently rides a 2009 Harley Davidson 1200 Custom Sportster.
Amanda J. Wilson
National Transportation Library
Amanda J. Wilson became Director of the National Transportation Library (NTL), an all-digital library, in December 2006. In her time at NTL, Ms. Wilson has focused on building collections, increasing awareness of NTL collections and services, and building a national network of transportation libraries. Under her leadership, NTL has engaged in new initiatives in pursuit of these goals, such as starting a broad-based social media program, establishing the Transportation Librarians Roundtable (a monthly webconference series for transportation librarians), providing national coordination of projects between and among regional library networks in transportation, joining and CENDI, the Federal Science and Technology Information Managers group, which also includes the Science.gov Alliance.
Across the Department of Transportation, Wilson managed the merger of the USDOT Library, one of three largest U.S. transportation libraries, into the NTL. She also co-led the effort to develop the USDOT Research Hub, the first publicly available database providing unprecedented access to the Department's research investments at the project level. Ms. Wilson also serves in broader roles for NTL's parent organization (the Research and Innovative Technology Administration or RITA), including the posts as a RITA Ombudsman, as well as interim posts as Acting Director of the Transportation Safety Institute and Acting Associate Administrator for Administration.
Before joining the NTL, Wilson served as Assistant Professor/Metadata Librarian at the Ohio State University (OSU) where her primary responsibility was establishing a metadata program and building the institutional repository, the Knowledge Bank (KB). In this role, she created and modified metadata standards for the OSU KB, managed multiple digital projects, evaluated knowledge software and recommended enhancements to meet user needs, coordinated the Libraries Encoded Archival Description program, and served as co-chair of the statewide task force to develop content guidelines, best practices, tools and training for the Ohio archival community. Ms. Wilson earned her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Wilson currently serves as a member of the FEDLINK Human Resources Working Group, NewFeds Working Group, and FEDLINK Advisory Board. Within ALA, Wilson has served as a member of the Office of Information Technology Policy Advisory Board, and is currently the President of the District of Columbia Library Association.
Federal Director (2013 - 2014)
Marla Whitney Chesler,
Acquisitions Lead Librarian
A/GIS/IPS/LIBR, HST Room 2438
Department of State - Ralph J. Bunche Library
Marla Whitney Chesler has been a federal librarian for the past six and a half years. She is currently the Lead Acquisitions Librarian at the Department of State Ralph J. Bunche Library. Prior to the Department of State, Marla was a Network Librarian at FEDLINK, a division of the Library of Congress. Her responsibilities at FEDLINK included responsibility for the serials contracts and support and training for OCLC Resource Sharing.
Before joining the federal workforce, Marla worked as Collection Development Librarian at Northeastern University, Customer Services Consultant at Faxon/Rowecom, Serials and Acquisitions product manager at the library automation vendor CARL/TLC, and as a Systems Librarian at the University of Hawaii Hamilton Library.
In addition to being a member of FAFLRT, Marla is also a member of ALA ALCTS Continuing Resources Section and has served as Member-at-Large and as the chair of Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award Jury. Marla has a Bachelor's degree and a Master's in Library and Information Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Marla was re-elected as Federal Director in 2013.
Armed Forces Director (2013-2015)
Combined Arms Research Library
Theresa W. Taylor is a Reference Librarian at the Combined Arms Research Library, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. She has been an Army librarian since 2003. She holds a BSE from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, and a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University, Emporia, KS. Mrs. Taylor is a member of the American Library Association, and is active in both ACRL and RUSA divisions and the FAFLRT. She has served one year on the FAFLRT board, in a replacement capacity, as an Armed Forces Director. She is a member of the Special Libraries Association, in both the Kansas/Western Missouri chapter and the Military Librarians Division. Mrs. Taylor was the MLD Director at Large, Jan 2008 - Dec 2012, and coordinated the MLD events at SLA 2011, in Philadelphia. She was on the planning committee for the 2007 MLW in Kansas City, MO.
Theresa married her college sweetheart and followed him through 21 years of military life. They have four children and five grandchildren. She had been a public school librarian, 1979 – 2003 (U. S. and Europe) before becoming a Reference Librarian at the CGSC Combined Arms Research Library.
Secretary (2013 - 2014)
Presidio of Monterey
543 Lawton Rd., Suite 617a
Montery, CA 93944-3214
DSN (314) 768-5140
Kathleen Hanselmann is Chief Librarian for the Presidio of Montery in Monterey, California. She was the Library Director of RAF Lakenheath Base Library located in the United Kingdom from 2007 - 2012, where she won 2010 Air Force Library of The Year. She has directed other Air Force Base Libraries, McGuire AFB, Air Force Academy Base Library, Nellis AFB since 2001. Before that she worked at North Las Vegas Library as a Reference Librarian and Washoe County Library System as a Children’s Librarian.
Prior experience includes: working for a law firm in Dallas, Texas Instruments as the Semiconductor Librarian. She developed a Library Services business for the University of Texas at Dallas before going to Turkey to work at an isolated military library. When the base was closed in the run up to the first Gulf War, Kathleen worked for the Turkish Institute of Statistics in Ankara, Turkey for two years.
She moved to Germany in 1992 and worked at Patch Barracks, an Army Library in Stuttgart and for Radio Free Europe in Munich. Kathleen has been active in ALA and SLA since 1980 and served on the ALA Sirsi-Dynix Award Committee for Improving Library Workers’ Salaries and Status.
Kathleen Hanselmann received her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981, her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northern Illinois University in 1972.
Treasurer (2013 - 2015)
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room G13C
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
Phone: (301) 504-5210
Fax: (301) 504-5243
Bio: Vicky Crone has worked as a Federal librarian for more than 19 years, primarily in technical services. She currently is the Licensing and Procurement Librarian for the National Agricultural Library in the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch, Data Production Division. She previously served as the Head of the Continuing Resources Unit of the Acquisitions and Collection Development Branch at the National Agricultural Library.
Prior to working at NAL, Vicky was an Acquisitions Librarian for the Congressional Research Service, where she purchased monographs for use by CRS analysts, managed the Government Documents procurements for CRS, and oversaw the binding of government documents for the main reading room at the Library of Congress as well as CRS. Before joining CRS, Vicky served in Department of Defense libraries including the Air Force Historical Studies Office, the Naval Research Laboratory, and McChord and Laughlin Air Force bases.
Vicky served as the FEDLINK Advisory Council recording secretary from 2001 – 2007, and on the FLICC Human Resources Working Group from 2007 – 2010. She has served on the FLICC Preservation and Digitization Working Group since 2005. Vicky has a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech and a Master of Librarianship from the University of Washington.