Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table Board

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Karl E. Debus-López
Chief, U.S. Programs, Law, and Literature Division
Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate
The Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. S.E., LM-501
Washington, D.C. 20540-4280
Phone: (202) 707-6641
Fax:  (202) 707-1778
Karl Debus-López is Chief of the U.S. Programs, Law, and Literature Division at the Library of Congress (LC).  In his position he has managerial responsibility for the Cataloging in Publication, ISSN, Dewey, and Children’s and Young Adults’ Cataloging programs and is responsible for the cataloging of materials received from the Copyright Office and CIP Program in the subject areas of literature and law.   Prior to working at LC, Mr. Debus-López was Chief Collection Development Officer at the National Agricultural Library.  He has also worked in technical service and collection development positions at Georgetown University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Executive Office of the President Library, and the National Library of Medicine.  
Mr. Debus-López has a B.A. in History and Government from Cornell University, a Master’s in Regional Planning from Cornell University, and a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Maryland.  He has been active on numerous ALA committees and was Chair of the ALCTS Acquisitions Section from July 2005 through June 2006 and President of the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table from 2010-2011.   He is the current President of the ISSN Governing Board and the Chair-Elect/Chair of the Potomac Technical Processing Librarians.

Vice President / President Elect

Standing in as immediate Past President

Stephen V. Pomes
U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Gulf of Mexico Region
Office of Environment
1201 Elmwood Park Blvd., RM 636A
New Orleans, LA 70123
(504) 736-2521

Stephen V. Pomes is a Librarian at the U.S Dept. of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) office in New Orleans, La.  He began his career in Federal Service in 1992 with the BOEM’s predecessor agency, the Minerals Management Service. Prior to working for the Dept. of the Interior, he worked for two years (1990-1992) as a Branch Librarian at the Jefferson Parish Library in Metairie, La. In addition, he has worked part-time as an Evening Reference Librarian at Delgado Community College (on and off from 2002 – present). He holds a B.A. (History) – University of New Orleans (1988), and the M.L.I.S. (Library and Information Science) – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (1990)

Besides being a member in ALA (since 1990), he has been active in the Special Libraries Association and the Louisiana Library Association.  This year he joined the Atmospheric Science Librarians International and the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers.  For the Special Library Association, he has served as Louisiana and Southern Mississippi Chapter, President (2001 calendar year), and its Chapter Treasurer (2004 – present).  For the Louisiana Library Association, he served on the Lucy B. Foote Award Committee, as Chair (2009-2010)

Mr. Pomes is an active presenter and has given recent presentations at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, the Louisiana Library Association Annual Conference and the LOUIS Users Conference on topics ranging from user-focused digital libraries to open access journals. He is also published, contributing a series of reviews to journals including Performance Measurement and Metrics and Reference Reviews.


Federal Director

Janice M. Young
U.S. Dept. of Energy; Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
1 Science.gov Way
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830
Phone: (865) 241-1713

Janice currently works at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI, www.osti.gov), supports the Department’s Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP), and serves as a liaison to several DOE national laboratories. She was the Electronic Resources Librarian at the McDermott Library, United States Air Force Academy; Supervisory Medical Librarian at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System; and the Reference Law Librarian at the Clark County Law Library in Las Vegas, Nevada. Janice is a veteran of the United States Navy and managed several libraries during her tours of duty in Europe, North America and the Pacific. She has a Baccalaureate in Sociology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, a Master of Education from Regis University in Denver and a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University. A member of the Association of College and Research Libraries, ACRL African-American Studies Librarian Section and the ACRL Law and Political Science Section.

Federal Director

Virginia M. Sanchez
National Park Service
Yosemite National Park
PO Box 577

9039 Village Drive
Yosemite, CA 95389
Phone: (209) 372-0280

Virginia is employed by the National Park Service in the Research Library at Yosemite National Park. The Research Library is a unit of the Museum Branch,  Division of Interpretation and Education. Prior to this she was a librarian in the Scientific and Technical Library at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California; was an Intelligence Analyst and Reports Officer for the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration Customs and Enforcement; a Branch Manager with Long Beach Public Library (California), Brewitt Branch; a Branch Manager with Los Angeles County Public Library, Santa Catalina Island; Adult Reference with Orange County Public Library (California); and many more varied library environments. Virginia is a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy Reserve, and completed a tour as an Intelligence Analyst in Afghanistan in 2008. She has a Master of Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Arizona; and a Bachelor’s degree in Literature with a Minor in Communications from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is on the Board of the Great Pyrenees Rescue of Southern California, and is a rescue transport driver and fosterer; and is the human part of a Therapy Dog team with her Great Pyrenees, Captain Jack.


Armed Forces Director

Kathleen Hanselmann
Library Operations Branch
US Army Corps of Engineers
7701 Telegraph Rd
Alexandria, VA  22315

Kathleen Hanselmann is Chief of the Library Operations Branch for the US Army Corps of Engineers. 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.


Armed Forces Director

Lance D. Wiscamb
Chief, Technical Information Flight
307 E. Popson Ave.
Edwards AFB, CA 93524
Phone: 661-277-3606

Lance D. Wiscamb is Chief of the Technical Information Flight at Edwards Air Force Base, California.  In this position he manages the Technical Research Library and the Scientific and Technical Information Office(STINFO) operations for the 412th Test Wing.  Prior to his current position, Mr.Wiscamb was Chief of the Library Service Center, Headquarters United StatesAir Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany where he was awarded the Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service medal for his support of the Air Force mission in providing library service to military and civilian personnel assigned to 143 sites in 37 countries on 6 continents.  He has also held management positions at RAF Mildenhall, UK, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, KS, Yokota Air Base, Japan, and Andersen Air Force Base,Guam. Being a part of the Air Force provides many opportunities to travel the world and acquire new experiences including climbing Mount Fuji. Mr. Wiscamb has a B.A. in History from the University of Colorado, Denver campus and a Master's in Library Science from Emporia State University, KS.


Richard Huffine
FAFLRT Past President, 2009
(202) 253-3511