ASCLA members elect Golrick as president-elect; McKenney and Pannebaker to board

For Immediate Release
Mon, 05/18/2015


Marianne Braverman

Marketing and Programs Manager

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies

CHICAGO — Michael Golrick, head of reference at the State Library of Louisiana, has been elected the 2016-2017 president of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).

“I am honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to help ASCLA over the next several years. While the smallest Division in ALA, ASCLA has librarians serving the broadest range of constituencies. There is a great deal we can do,” he said.

Prior to working at the State Library, Golrick was the library director at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library (Eau Claire, Wisconsin), city librarian at the Bridgeport (Connecticut Public Library and library director at the Wilton (Connecticut) Library Association. He also served as executive director of the Southern Connecticut Library Council. Previously, Golrick was a member of the American Library Association’s Council as the Connecticut Chapter Councilor and as a councilor-at-Large. He also served on the ALA Executive Board. He has served as the president of the Connecticut Library Association and in various capacities in regional and local professional and civic organizations.

Golrick co-chaired the successful 1997 ASCLA Pre-Conference (in San Francisco), and has served on the Public Library Association (PLA) Board of Directors. He holds an Executive Certificate from the (Louisiana) State Board of Library Examiners (expires 2019), and was certified as a Public Librarian, by the (Wisconsin) Department of Public Instruction. He currently serves on the Library Statistics Working Group of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and on the Advisory Committee for the Digital Inclusion Study.

Golrick will become ASCLA president-elect at the conclusion of the American Library Association (ALA) 2015 Annual Conference this June and will assume the ASCLA presidency in June 2016 for one year.

Also on the ballot were two director-at-large board vacancies; both two-year terms. ASCLA members elected were Janet Elizabeth McKenney, director of library Development, Maine State Library, and Susan Pannebaker, youth services advisor, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

ASCLA thanks all the candidates who stood for election, as well as all the members who voted. Their efforts to impact and enhance ASCLA are extremely valuable to the future of the organization.

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