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


Rachel Vacek (President, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Thomas P. Dowling (Vice President, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Cindi Blyberg (Past-President, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Aimee Fifarek (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Cody W. Hanson (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2015)
S.G. Ranti Junus (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2017)
Bohyun Kim (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Jennifer Reiswig (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2013, to July 31, 2016)
Jennifer Emanuel Taylor (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Andromeda Yelton (Director-at-Large, July 1, 2013, to July 31, 2016)
Mr. Aaron W. Dobbs (LITA Division Councilor, July 1, 2013, to July 31, 2016)
Jason Griffey (Parliamentarian, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Mary Taylor (LITA Executive Director, July 1, 2006, to July 31, 2015)
Mark A. Beatty (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2020)
Valerie Edmonds-Merritt (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2008, to May 1, 2015)
Elizabeth A. Stewart - Marshall (Financial Advisory Committee, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2014. Last retrieved on 06/27/2016. 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.

Board Liaisons to Committees

  • Assessment and Research: Andromeda Yelton
  • Awards and Scholarships: Aimee Fifarek
  • Communications and Marketing: Rachel Vacek
  • Education Committee: Ken Varnum
  • Forum 2015 Planning:  Rachel Vacek
  • Forum 2016 Planning: Thomas Dowling
  • Membership Development Committee: Susan Sharpless Smith
  • Program Planning : Ranti Junus
  • Publications: Jenny Reiswig
  • Top Technology Trends: Bohyun Kim
  • Web Coordinating: Jenny Emanuel Taylor
  • IG & Committee Chair Coordinators: Rachel Vacek
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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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