Stephen V. Pomes
U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Gulf of Mexico Region
Office of Environment
1201 Elmwood Park Blvd., RM 636A
New Orleans, LA 70123
Phone: (504) 736-2521
Stephen V. Pomes is a Librarian at the U.S Dept. of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) office in New Orleans, La. He began his career in Federal Service in 1992 with the BOEM’s predecessor agency, the Minerals Management Service. Prior to working for the Dept. of the Interior, he worked for two years (1990-1992) as a Branch Librarian at the Jefferson Parish Library in Metairie, La. In addition, he has worked part-time as an Evening Reference Librarian at Delgado Community College (on and off from 2002 – present). He holds a B.A. (History) – University of New Orleans (1988), and the M.L.I.S. (Library and Information Science) – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (1990)
Besides being a member in ALA (since 1990), he has been active in the Special Libraries Association and the Louisiana Library Association. This year he joined the Atmospheric Science Librarians International and the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers. For the Special Library Association, he has served as Louisiana and Southern Mississippi Chapter, President (2001 calendar year), and its Chapter Treasurer (2004 – present). For the Louisiana Library Association, he served on the Lucy B. Foote Award Committee, as Chair (2009-2010)
Mr. Pomes is an active presenter and has given recent presentations at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, the Louisiana Library Association Annual Conference and the LOUIS Users Conference on topics ranging from user-focused digital libraries to open access journals. He is also published, contributing a series of reviews to journals including Performance Measurement and Metrics and Reference Reviews.
Vice President / President Elect
Janice M. Young
U.S. Dept. of Energy; Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
1 Science.gov Way
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 241-1713
Janice currently works at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI, www.osti.gov), supports the Department’s Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP), and serves as a liaison to several DOE national laboratories. She was the Electronic Resources Librarian at the McDermott Library, United States Air Force Academy; Supervisory Medical Librarian at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System; and the Reference Law Librarian at the Clark County Law Library in Las Vegas, Nevada. Janice is a veteran of the United States Navy and managed several libraries during her tours of duty in Europe, North America and the Pacific. She has a Baccalaureate in Sociology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, a Master of Education from Regis University in Denver and a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University.
Past President (2016-2017)
Karl E. Debus-López
Chief, U.S. Programs, Law, and Literature Division
Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate
The Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. S.E., LM-501
Washington, DC 20540-4280
Phone: (202) 707-6641
Fax: (202) 707-1778
Karl Debus-López is Chief of the U.S. Programs, Law, and Literature Division at the Library of Congress (LC). In his position, he has managerial responsibility for the Cataloging in Publication, ISSN, Dewey, and Children’s and Young Adults’ Cataloging programs and is responsible for the cataloging of materials received from the Copyright Office and CIP Program in the subject areas of literature and law. Prior to working at LC, Mr. Debus-López was Chief Collection Development Officer at the National Agricultural Library. He has also worked in technical service and collection development positions at Georgetown University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Executive Office of the President Library, and the National Library of Medicine.
Mr. Debus-López has a B.A. in History and Government from Cornell University, a Master’s in Regional Planning from Cornell University, and a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Maryland. He has been active on numerous ALA committees and was Chair of the ALCTS Acquisitions Section from July 2005 through June 2006 and President of the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table from 2010-2011 and 2016-2017. He is the current President of the ISSN Governing Board and the Chair of the Potomac Technical Processing Librarians.
Virginia M. Sanchez
National Park Service
Yosemite National Park
PO Box 577
9039 Village Drive
Yosemite, CA 95389
Phone: (209) 372-0280
Virginia is employed by the National Park Service in the Research Library at Yosemite National Park. The Research Library is a unit of the Museum Branch, Division of Interpretation and Education. Prior to this she was a librarian in the Scientific and Technical Library at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California; was an Intelligence Analyst and Reports Officer for the Department of Homeland Security/Immigration Customs and Enforcement; a Branch Manager with Long Beach Public Library (California), Brewitt Branch; a Branch Manager with Los Angeles County Public Library, Santa Catalina Island; Adult Reference with Orange County Public Library (California); and many more varied library environments. Virginia is a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy Reserve, and completed a tour as an Intelligence Analyst in Afghanistan in 2008. She has a Master of Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Arizona; and a Bachelor’s degree in Literature with a Minor in Communications from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is on the Board of the Great Pyrenees Rescue of Southern California, and is a rescue transport driver and fosterer; and is the human part of a Therapy Dog team with her Great Pyrenees, Captain Jack.
National Agricultural Library
Acquisitions and Metadata Branch Rm G13
10301 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
Phone: (301) 5045210
Fax: (301) 5045243
Vicky Crone has worked as a Federal librarian for more than 20 years, primarily in technical services. She currently is the Licensing and Procurement Librarian for the National Agricultural Library in the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch, Data Production Division. She previously served as the Head of the Continuing Resources Unit of he Acquisitions and Collection Development Branch at the National Agricultural Library.
Prior to working at NAL, Vicky was an Acquisitions Librarian for the Congressional Research Service, where she purchased monographs for use by CRS analysts, managed the Government Documents procurements for CRS, and oversaw the binding of government documents for the main reading room at the Library of Congress as well as CRS. Before joining CRS, Vicky served in Department of Defense libraries including the Air Force Historical Studies Office, the Naval Research Laboratory, and McChord and Laughlin Air Force bases.
Vicky served as the FEDLINK Advisory Council recording secretary from 2001-2007, and on the FLICC Human Resources Working Group and the FLICC Preservation and Digitization Working Group from 2007-2010. Vicky is a FAFLRT past-President and past treasurer. She was the FAFLRT representative to the ALA Council, and served on the ALA Policy Monitoring Committee through 2016. Vicky has a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech and a Master of Librarianship from the University of Washington.
Armed Forces Director
Chief, Library Operations Branch
US Army Corps of Engineers
7701 Telegraph Rd
Alexandria, VA 22315
Kathleen Hanselmann is Chief of the Library Operations Branch for the US Army Corps of Engineers. She was the Library Director of RAF Lakenheath Base Library located in the United Kingdom from 2007 - 2012, where she won 2010 Air Force Library of The Year. She has directed other Air Force Base Libraries, McGuire AFB, Air Force Academy Base Library, Nellis AFB since 2001. Before that she worked at North Las Vegas Library as a Reference Librarian and Washoe County Library System as a Children’s Librarian. Prior experience includes: working for a law firm in Dallas, Texas Instruments as the Semiconductor Librarian. She developed a Library Services business for the University of Texas at Dallas before going to Turkey to work at an isolated military library. When the base was closed in the run up to the first Gulf War, Kathleen worked for the Turkish Institute of Statistics in Ankara, Turkey for two years. She moved to Germany in 1992 and worked at Patch Barracks, an Army Library in Stuttgart and for Radio Free Europe in Munich. Kathleen has been active in ALA and SLA since 1980 and served on the ALA Sirsi-Dynix Award Committee for Improving Library Workers’ Salaries and Status. Kathleen Hanselmann received her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981, her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northern Illinois University in 1972.
Armed Forces Director
Rome Research Lab
United States Air Force
Kimberly is currently the Library Management Specialist at Rome Research Site in Rome, NY, serves the Air Force Research Laboratory as functional expert on library programs. As Chief, Librarian, Library Director, Special Librarian or Reference Librarian, Ms. Megginson served medical, technical, intelligence and base communities by developing and introducing new services and collections to meet the information needs of the resident populations. In 2013, Kimberly Megginson accepted the 2012 Small Federal Library/Information Center of the Year at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC for the Air Force Library at Alconbury in the United Kingdom. Ms. Megginson also received the FY2012 Library Program of the Year in the 501st Wing. Kimberly was presented in 2013 the US Air Force Medal/Award for Exemplary Civilian Service, as well as, the 423d Air Base Group Challenge Coin for Excellence and received Special Achievement awards in 1987 and 2004.
FAFLRT Past President, 2009
Phone: (202) 253-3511
Richard Huffine is a librarian with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In this position, he provides support for all Divisions within the Bureau with access to commercial content and training resources including legal, regulatory, financial, economic and consumer behavior. Prior to his current position, Richard was the Library Director at the U.S. Geological Survey, National Library Network Program Manager from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Senior Director for the federal government market at ProQuest. Richard holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and a Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Richard served as FAFLRT President from 2009-2010.
USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Main Library
APO AE 09054
Phone: +49 (0)6371-86-7322
Julie is the programming librarian at USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Main Library in Landstuhl, Germany. In this position, she creates public library programs for military and civilian personnel assigned to the Kaiserslautern Military Community. Under her leadership, the Rheinland-Pfalz Main Library earned the 2015 IMCOM Award for Excellence in Army Recreation. Prior to this position, Julie worked in public schools in Cascade Locks and Troutdale, Oregon. She began her library career at Jefferson Elementary in Calexico, California and worked for Mulberry School in Brawley, California. Julie was a volunteer for Multnomah County Library, Rockwood Branch. She has a BA from George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon and an MLS from Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas. In her spare time, she may be found in a museum examining dinosaur fossils or making something from paper.