STARS: Executive Committee


To provide leadership, coordination and direction for STARS and act on behalf of the section between meetings; to make recommendations to the RUSA board regarding section policy and operations; to oversee publications, conference program planning, membership, and budget/finance for the section until such time as dedicated committees are established.


Ms. Adebola Fabiku
(Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Hilary H. Thompson
(Vice-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Aspasia S. Luster
(Secretary, July 1, 2022, to July 31, 2024)
Sarah McHone-Chase
(Past-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Margaret W. Ellingson
(Member-at-Large, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2023)
Beth E. Posner
(Member-at-Large, July 1, 2021, to July 31, 2024)
Ms. Jean Carol Thoulag
(Member-at-Large, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2025)
Bill Ladewski
(Staff Liaison, October 8, 2018, to December 31, 2099)
Shuntai Sykes
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2019, to January 30, 2023)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2022. Last retrieved on 07/24/2024. Refresh now.


See RUSA or Section Bylaws.


See Committee Charge.

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ALA values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on the committee. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee; be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the committee; and be able to work between conferences via e-mail and ALA Connect. Express your interest in serving on this or other committees by filling out an application form. Appointments take place once a year, during the spring. Committee service usually begins following Annual Conference, about July 1.