Board of Directors


LITA is governed by an elected Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, a sub-set of the Board. The Executive Committee includes the President, Past President, Vice-President/President-elect, LITA Councilor, and an at-large member of the Board.

 Picture of the 2015-16 LITA Board


Karen J. Starr (President, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011)
Colleen Cuddy (Vice President, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011)
Michelle L. Frisque (Past-President, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011)
Dr. Adriene I. Lim (Division Councilor, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2013)
Cindi Blyberg (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Mona C. Couts (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2011)
Mr. Aaron W. Dobbs (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2009, to June 28, 2012)
Jason Griffey (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2013)
Kevin Reynolds (Executive Board Liaison, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2013)
Colby Mariva Riggs (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011)
Ms. Lorre B. Smith (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2008, to December 7, 2010)
Maurice York (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2009, to June 28, 2012)
Dale Poulter (Parliamentarian, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2013)
Melissa Prentice (Liaison, July 1, 2009, to March 10, 2014)
Mary Taylor (LITA Executive Director, July 1, 2006, to July 31, 2015)
Valerie Edmonds-Merritt (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2008, to May 1, 2015)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2010. Last retrieved on 03/29/2017. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


 Fun picture of the 2015-16 LITA BoardThe Board of Directors shall consist of the president, the vice-president (president-elect), the immediate past-president, the ALA councilor, and seven directors. The executive director and the chairperson of the Bylaws and Organization Committee shall be members of the Board ex-officio, without vote. 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.

2016 - 2017 Board Liaisons for Committees and Task Forces

  • 50th Anniversary Task Force: Thomas Dowling and Aimee Fifarek
  • Appointments Committee: Andromeda Yelton
  • Assessment and Research Committee: Christopher Lawton
  • Committee and Interest Groups Coordinators: Bohyun Kim
  • Communications and Marketing: Aimee Fifarek (Fall 2016), Jenny Taylor (Spring 2017)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee: Evviva Weinraub
  • Education Committee: Ken Varnum
  • Forum Assessment Task Force: Christopher Lawton
  • Forum 2016 Planning: Thomas Dowling
  • Forum 2017 Planning: Aimee Fifarek
  • ITAL Editorial Board: Thomas Dowling
  • LITA Local Task Force: Susan Sharpless Smith
  • LITA Representatives: Bohyun Kim
  • Membership Development Committee: Susan Sharpless Smith
  • Metadata Standards: Ranti Junus
  • Nominating Committee: Aimee Fifarek
  • Personas Task Force: Bohyun Kim
  • Program Planning Committee: Ranti Junus
  • Publications Committee: Thomas Dowling
  • Scholarship and Award Committees: Jenny Levine
  • Top Technology Trends Committee: Ranti Junus
  • Web Coordinating Committee: Jenny Taylor
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The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Division. See LITA History for additional information on the origins of the Division.

Get Involved

Get Involved with the Board

  • Attend Board meetings at Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings (check conference schedules for board meeting times and locations).
    • Watch board meetings on USTREAM
  • Contact Board members (sign into this page and refresh it to see full contact information).

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