Dale Poulter, 2014 Candidate for LITA Director-at-large

Statement:

Having served as an ex-officio member on the LITA Board while chair of Bylaws, I am prepared to immediately start working with the Board to help LITA move forward and establish a unique identity within ALA.  Recent reports have shown that many people outside of LITA are unaware of what LITA has to offer that is unique.   As your Director at Large I will be your advocate to the Board and assist in communicating LITA's depth of knowledge and our role in ALA as well as in libraries.

Current Position:

Coordinator, Search and Core Services, Vanderbilt University Library, Nashville, TN

Previous Positions:

Automation Coordinator/Systems Librarian, Vanderbilt University, 2007-2011; Systems Librarian, Vanderbilt University, 1999-2007; Systems Manager, Texas Tech University, 1996-1999

Degrees and Certificates:

University of North Texas, MSLIS 1998; Texas Tech University, BS Ch.E 1992

ALA and/or ALA-APA Activities:

LITA Assessment and Research Committee (2013-), LITA Bylaws Committee Chair (2009-2013), ex-officio on the Board, ALA-APA Publishing Committee Member (2008-2010), LITA National Forum Committee Chair (2007-2008, 2005-2006), LITA National Forum Committee Member (2008-2009, 2006-2007), ALA Website Advisory Committee Intern (2004-2006), LITA Endeavor Writing Award Committee Member (2006-2007)

Publications:

Poulter, D. (2012). Primo Central: A Step Closer to Library Electronic Resource Discovery. In M. Popp, & D. Dallis (Eds.), Planning and Implementing Resource Discovery Tools in Academic Libraries (pp. 535-543). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-1821-3.ch031