VLA NMRT is happy to welcome Amy Brunson to the leadership team as our conference director! Congratulations, Amy!
We’re rounding out our NMRT leadership team with a special election for the role of Conference Director. View our candidate’s information below, then head on over to vote here. Voting will close Friday, November 10, at 11:59 p.m.
Professional Bio: I am the Community Services Librarian at the Suffolk Public Library. In this role, I work hard to create connections between the library and community through outreach services, programs, and partnerships. Whether developing on site programming or outreach services, I’m focused on meeting the needs of all community members, particularly those of under-served populations. I graduated with my Master of Science in Information Science from the University of Tennessee and received my Bachelor of Arts in English from Arkansas Tech University.
Statement of Purpose: I moved to Virginia and joined VLA in 2016, so as a newcomer I am excited to get more involved in Virginia’s library world. As an adult programmer at the Suffolk Public Library, I’ve learned how to organize events that foster meaningful interactions, encourage people to have fun together, and build foundations for lasting connections. I’m thrilled at the opportunity to put those skill to use at VLA conferences in the upcoming year!
Voting has closed, and the results are in! Please welcome your 2017-2018 VLA NMRT officers:
- Lisa Becksford, Chair
- Bill Edwards-Bodmer, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect
- Chelsea Seddon, Secretary/Treasurer
- Sarah Holmes, Communication & Outreach Director
We have a great team lined up, but we do still have vacant positions to fill: Programming Director, Conference Director, and Student Representative. We’ll hold a special election following the conference; if you’re interested in any of these vacant positions, please email Lisa Becksford, 2017-2018 chair, at lisab5 (at) vt (dot) edu.
A huge round of applause goes to our 2016-2017 officers: Julia Feerrar, Chair; Lisa Becksford, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect; Amanda MacDonald, Secretary/Treasurer; Bill Edwards-Bodmer, Conference Director; Rachel A. McCaskill, Communication & Outreach Director; and Adrian Whicker, Programming Director. Thanks for your service to NMRT this past year!
Please note that we have three vacant positions: Programming Director, Conference Director, and Student Representative. We’ll hold a special election following the conference; if you’re interested in any of these vacant positions, please email Lisa Becksford, 2017-2018 chair, at lisab5 (at) vt (dot) edu.
Are you looking to get involved in VLA? Have some great ideas about things you’d like the VLA New Members Round Table Forum (VLA NMRT) to do? Consider nominating yourself or someone you know for the following positions:
- Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (2 years)
- Secretary/Treasurer (1 year)
- Communications & Outreach Director (1 year)
- Programming Director (1 year)
- Conference Director (1 year)
- Student Representative (1 year)
Nominees must be current VLA members. Send your nominations by Friday, September 22, to:
- Julia Feerrar (feerrar at vt (dot) edu) – Chair
- Lisa Becksford (lisab5 at vt (dot) edu) – Vice-Chair/ Chair Elect
After we close nominations on September 22, all candidates will prepare statements for the blog (we’ll ask for these the week of September 25; see last year’s candidate statements as a model of what is asked for), and elections will be held online from October 1-7.
Please join me in welcoming our VLA NMRT leadership team for 2016-2017!
Lisa Becksford, Vice-Chair / Chair-Elect
Rachel McCaskill, Communications & Outreach Director
Bill Edwards-Bodmer, Conference Director
Adrian Whicker, Programming Director
Amanda MacDonald, Secretary / Treasurer
We’re looking forward to a great year. – Julia Feerrar, Chair