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President (2014 - 2015)

Amanda J. Wilson
Director, National Transportation Library
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE, E32-342
Washington, DC 20590
amanda.wilson [at] dot.gov

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, establishing the Transportation Librarians Roundtable (a monthly webinar series for transportation librarians), providing national coordination of projects between and among regional library networks in transportation, engaging in federal science and technology information leadership through CENDI, and expanding NTL’s data programs, including development of a USDOT data catalog and National Transportation Data Archive, and active involvement in the Research Data Alliance and the Federal Statistical Community of Practice and Engagement.

Across the Department of Transportation, Wilson is managing 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 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology), including posts as Ombudsman, 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). Ms. Wilson holds a Bachelor's degree from Emory University and a Masters in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Ms. Wilson currently serves as a member of the FEDLINK Advisory Board, Human Resources Working Group, and FedGrey Working Group, as well as 2014-15 President of the American Library Association’s Federal and Armed Forces Librarians Roundtable and 2013-14 President of the District of Columbia Library Association.


Vice-President/President-Elect (2014-2015)

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
Email: stephen.pomes@boem.gov

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 (2013 - 2015)

Marla Whitney Chesler,
Acquisitions Lead Librarian
Department of State - Ralph J. Bunche Library
Phone: 202-647-2739
Fax: 202-647-0203

Marla Whitney Chesler has been a federal librarian since 2005.  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 in English 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.


Federal Director (2014 - 2016)

Anne Harrison
Librarian/Network Program Specialist
Library of Congress/FEDLINK
101 Independence Ave. SE LA-217
Washington, DC 20540-4935
Phone: (202) 707-4834

Anne Harrison has been a Network Program Specialist for FEDLINK, a division of the Library of Congress, since 2000. She supports the federal library community in the areas of preservation, digitization, and cataloging by administering FEDLINK contracts and serving as liaison to FEDLINK working groups.

Before arriving at the Library of Congress, she held positions as a systems analyst at the Department of Labor; a member services librarian for the CAPCON Library Network, providing support for non-federal libraries in the Mid Atlantic region; and a cataloging librarian at Georgetown University.

She is a member of the Preservation and Reformatting Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services and the Government Documents Round Table.

Anne received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Kansas and a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.  In 2006-2007 she attended the Preservation Management Institute certificate program at Rutgers University.


Federal Director (2015 - 2013)

Theresa W. Taylor
Reference Librarian
Combined Arms Research Library
USA Command & General Staff College
(913) 758 3053

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.


Armed Forces Director (2014-2016)

Bianna Ine Ryan
Research Librarian
Defense Intelligence Agency
National Intelligence University
Washington, DC 20340

Bianna Ine-Ryan currently works for the Defense Intelligence Agency as a Research Librarian. In this capacity, she assists intelligence analysts with all source research.  In addition, she carries out research and instructional duties for faculty and students at the National Intelligence University. She holds a Masters of Library and Information Science from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and a Bachelors Degree in Legal Studies from Morris Brown College. She has previously been employed in many areas of librarianship – an urban public library, a news organization research center, a county law library and a university library.  


Secretary (2013 - 2015)

Kathleen Hanselmann
Chief Librarian
Presidio of Monterey
543 Lawton Rd., Suite 617a
Montery, CA 93944-3214
(831) 242-5140
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 (2014 - 2016)

Vicky Crone
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room G13C
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
Phone: (301) 504-5210
Fax: (301) 504-5243
Email: vlcrone@gmail.com

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. Vicky is the FAFLRT representative to the ALA Council, and serves on the ALA Policy Monitoring Committee through 2016.