Board of Directors

Charge

LITA is governed by an elected Board of Directors that includes the President, President-Elect, Past President, a LITA Councilor, and seven directors-at-large. Ex-officio members of the Board include the Bylaws and Organization Committee chair, who serves as the Parliamentarian, and the Financial Advisory Committee chair.

Picture of the 2018-19 LITA Board

Roster

Ms. Emily Morton-Owens (LITA President, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Evviva R. Weinraub Lajoie (LITA President-Elect, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Bohyun Kim (LITA Past President, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Ms. Emily Morton-Owens (LITA Past President, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Galen Charlton (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022)
Lindsay Anne Cronk (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2020)
Tabatha Farney (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2021)
Ms. Amanda L. Goodman (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2020)
Margaret Heller (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2020)
Ms. Hong Ma (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022)
LITA Office (Member, September 25, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Berika Williams (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2021)
Jodie Gambill (LITA Division Councilor, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022)
Christopher Lawton (Parliamentarian, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Jenny Levine (Staff Liaison, August 3, 2015, to July 31, 2020)
Michael Rodriguez (Financial Advisory Committee, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Ms. Chrishelle M. Thomas (Staff, September 3, 2019, to July 31, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/03/2020. Last retrieved on 07/03/2020. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

The Board of Directors shall consist of the President, the Vice-president (President-elect), the immediate Past President, the ALA Councilor, and seven Directors-at-Large. The Executive Director and the chair of the Financial Advisory Committee shall be ex-officio members of the Board, without vote. The chair of the Bylaws and Organization Committee shall also serve in an ex-officio role as the Parliamentarian. Other ex-officio members as shall from time to time be so designated by action of the board, shall not have the right to vote.

Fun picture of the 2018-19 LITA Board members

Subcommittees & Task Forces

The Board of Directors shall consist of the President, the Vice-president (President-elect), the immediate Past President, the ALA Councilor, and seven Directors-at-Large. The Executive Director and the chair of the Financial Advisory Committee shall be ex-officio members of the Board, without vote. The chair of the Bylaws and Organization Committee shall also serve in an ex-officio role as the Parliamentarian. Other ex-officio members as shall from time to time be so designated by action of the board, shall not have the right to vote.

2018-19 Board Liaisons for Committees and Task Forces

  • Appointments Committee: Evviva Weinraub
  • Assessment and Research Committee: Galen Charlton
  • Bylaws and Organization Committee: Christopher Lawton
  • Committee and Interest Groups Coordinators: 
  • Communications and Marketing: Margaret Heller
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee: Lindsay Cronk
  • Education Committee: Hong Ma
  • Financial Advisory Committee: Michael Rodriguez
  • Forum 2020 Planning: Emily Morton-Owens
  • Fundraising Committee: Bohyun Kim
  • ITAL Editorial Board: Tabatha Farney
  • LITA Representatives: 
  • Membership Development Committee: Amanda L. Goodman
  • Metadata Standards: Margaret Heller
  • Nominating Committee: Jenny Levine
  • Program Planning Committee: Berika Williams
  • Publications Committee: Tabatha Farney
  • Scholarship and Award Committees: Jenny Levine
  • Top Technology Trends Committee: Hong Ma
  • Web Coordinating Committee: Amanda L. Goodman
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Origin

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Division. See LITA History for additional information on the origins of the Division.

50 Years of LITA History Slide Set (2017)

 

Get Involved

Get Involved with the Board

  • Attend Board meetings online or at Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings (check the Board's ALA Connect group for meeting times and locations)
  • Contact Board members (sign into this page and refresh it to see full contact information).

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