2009 Handbook Committee
Damon has been the Resident Librarian at the University of Tennessee since receiving his MLIS from the University of Illinois in 2007. With over eight total years of library experience, Damon enjoys Technical Services and hopes to head a Technical Services department sometime in the near future. He has been involved with NMRT for over a year and intends to lead the 2009 Handbook Committee to new heights.
Supervising Board Member:
Maureen is current NMRT Secretary, and as such, is the supervising board member for the NMRT Handbook Committee. Earning her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2005, Maureen currently works at Wright State University in Ohio as the Librarian for First-Year and Distance Learning Services. Maureen has worked with various NMRT committees since her involvement first began in 2005, and notes that within ALA the people are great and the work is important.
Nicole is currently the Children’s Services Librarian at the North Onondaga Public Library in Cicero, NY. She earned her MLIS at Syracuse University in August 2008. Nicole is interested in young adult services, local history, and outreach, and comes to the NMRT Handbook Committee with experience as a Mentor/Mentee Liaison from the 2008 NMRT Mentoring Committee.
As the inaugural post-MLS Library Fellow at Northern Michigan University, Rachel earned her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2008. Taking on numerous reference and instruction responsibilities in her new role, Rachel is also taking on a 2009 NMRT Handbook Committee appointment as her first appointment with an ALA committee and looks forward to getting involved in ALA on a broader scale.
Rebecca is currently the Digital Technologies/Information Literacy Librarian at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Rebecca moved to Louisiana after finishing her MSLS at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007, and has enjoyed the reference, instruction, and collection development experience that her first professional position is offering. Along with these responsibilities, Rebecca serves as the liaison to the Human Ecology, Workforce Development, and Women’s and Gender Studies departments a LSU. Rebecca is involved with several ACRL and Louisiana Library Association committees, and is excited that the NMRT Handbook Committee is her first ALA committee experience.
Kari received her MLIS from the University of Rhode Island in May 2008, and has filled the role of Information Literacy Librarian at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA since then. Along with handling the library’s marketing and outreach, Kari’s professional responsibilities include working with the Business, English, Modern Languages, History, and Communication Arts departments. Kari plans to enter library administration, and is enjoying her work with the NMRT Handbook Committee as her first ALA committee appointment.