Committee Chairs

Charge

Committees assist the board of directors in the management of the division, or address particular concerns of the division. Terms commence and end at the adjournment of ALA Annual Conferences.

Roster

Mr. Jason J. Battles (Membership Development, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Mark A. Beatty (Nominating Committee, February 1, 2013, to January 31, 2014)
Chanitra Bishop (LSSI/OCLC Minority Scholarships, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Dr. Paul Bracke (Technology and Access, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Thomas P. Dowling (Publications Chair, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Michelle L. Frisque (Assessment & Research, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Jason Griffey (Bylaws and Organization, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Margaret Heller (Web Coordinating, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Regina Koury (Ex libris Student Writing Award, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Erik Mitchell (Kilgour Award, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Toni Nolen (Education, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Debra S. Shapiro (Program Planning, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Susan Sharpless Smith (Library Hi Tech Award, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Karen J. Starr (Internation Relations, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Jennifer Emanuel Taylor (National Forum 2015, July 1, 2012, to December 30, 2013)
Ms. Nadaleen F. Tempelman - Kluit (Top Technology Trends, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Mr. Ken Varnum (National Forum 2014, January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014)
Melissa Prentice (Liaison, July 1, 2013, to May 30, 2014)
Valerie Edmonds-Merritt (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2015)
Mary Taylor (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2015)

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Composition

The committee chairs group consists of chairs of all LITA committees, the Committee Coordinator and LITA staff liaisons.

Get Involved

LITA values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on committees. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee, be able to participate in Committee meetings when scheduled, e.g., Annual Conferences, Midwinter Meetings, or other times of the year as needed and, be able to contribute to the activities of the committee. Express your interest in serving on this or other committees by filling out the application form. Generally, appointments take place once a year, during the spring. Committee service usually begins following Annual Conference, about July 1, for two year terms. Exceptions to this include the LITA National Forum Planning Committee (18 months before the Forum through the December after the Forum), the Nominating Committee (18 months before the election through the election) and, the Awards and Scholarships committees (one year terms).

Staff Liaison

Valerie Edmonds-Merritt
Phone: (312) 280-4269
E-mail:vedmonds@ala.org