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Officers

President: Crystal Gates
Executive Director
William F. Laman Public Library System
2801 Orange Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
501-404-2919
crystal.gates@lamanlibrary.org

Treasurer: Lynn Valetutti
Library Director
National Park College
101 College Drive
Hot Springs, AR 71913
lvaletutti@np.edu

President-Elect: Philip Shackelford
Library Director
South Arkansas Community College
El Dorado, AR 71730
870-864-7116
pshackelford@southark.edu

ALA Councilor: Lacy Wolfe
Information Literacy and Reference Services Librarian
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street
Box 7541
Arkadelphia, AR 71999
870-230-5322
wolfel@hsu.edu

Past-President: Jil'Lana Heard
Library Media Specialist
Lake Hamilton High School
280 Wolf Street
Pearcy, AR 71964
501-767-9311
jillana.heard@lhwolves.net

Jessica Riedmueller, Secretary
Instruction Librarian
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, AR 72035
501-450-5233
jriedmueller@uca.edu

Non-Voting: SELA State Rep: Emily Rozario
Cataloger
William F. Laman Public Library
2801 Orange Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
emily.rozario@lamanlibrary.org

Division Chairs

ArASL Chair: Rachel Shankles
891 Hwy 7
Bismarck, AR 71929
501-276-4949
shankles08@gmail.com
rshankles@uca.edu

ALPS Chair: Becky Fischer
User Experience Librarian: Outreach
Saline County Library
1110 Smithers
Benton, Arkansas 72015
beckyf@salinecountylibrary.org
501-778-4766

College and University Chair:  Kristen Cooke
Library Director
E. Allen Gordon Library l Academic Commons
University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton
1537 University Blvd.
Morrilton, AR 72110
cookekristen@uaccm.edu

501-977-2033

Public Libraries and Trustees Chair:  Carol Coffey
Patron Experience and Library Analytics Coordinator
Central Arkansas Library System
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-918-3008
ccoffey@cals.org

Reference and Instruction Services Chair: Allie Stevens
Director, Calhoun County Library
115 S 2nd Street
PO Box 1162
Hampton, AR 71744
870-798-4492
allie@calcolibrary.com

Resource and Technical Services Chair: Autumn Mortenson
Assistant Profession and Circulation/Reference Librarian
Ouachita Baptist University
410 Ouachita Street
Arkadelphia, aR 71998
870-245-5123
mortensona@obu.edu

Round Table Chairs

Digital Services Chair:

Two-Year Colleges Chair: Ronald S. Russ
Electronic and Public Services Librarian
Arkansas State University-Beebe
1000 West Iowa Street
Beebe, AR 72012
501-882-8959
rsruss@asub.edu

Youth Services Chair: Ruth Hyatt
Arkansas State Library
900 W. Capitol, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201
ruth.hyatt@arkansas.gov
501-682-2860

Committee Chairs

Awards Chair: Mindy Farley
Programming and Outreach Librarian
South Arkansas Community College
El Dorado, AR 71730
870-875-7215
mfarley@southark.edu

Bylaws Chair: Janice Weddle
Assistant Librarian for Instruction and Outreach
Hendrix College - Bailey Library
1600 Washington Avenue
Conway, AR 72032
501-450-4560
weddle@hendrix.edu

Conference Chair: Philip Shackelford
Library Director
South Arkansas Community College
El Dorado, AR 71730
870-864-7116
pshackelford@southark.edu

Emerging Leader Chair: Rebecka Virden
501-208-0582
rebeckavirden@gmail.com

Executive: President Crystal Gates
Executive Director
William F. Laman Public Library System
2801 Orange Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
501-404-2919
crystal.gates@lamanlibrary.org

Future Conference Site – 2021, 2022: David Eckert, Chair
Library Director
Jonesboro/Craighead Public Library
315 W. Oak Ave.
Jonesboro, AR 72401
david@libraryinjonesboro.org

Intellectual Freedom: Shenise McGhee
Associate Librarian and Associate Professor
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
John Brown Watson Memorial Library
1200 North University Drive
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
870-575-8417
mcghees@uapb.edu


Legislative Chair: Lavoris Martin

Associate Librarian/Director of Library Technical Services
John Brown Watson Memorial Library
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 North University
Mail Slot 4930
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Office: 870-575-8419
martinl@uapb.edu

Marketing Chair:  Susie Kirk
Library Technician
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street
Arkadelphia, AR  71999
870-230-5307
kirks@hsu.edu

Membership/New Members: Philip Shackelford
Library Director
South Arkansas Community College
El Dorado, AR 71730
870-864-7116
pshackelford@southark.edu

Nominating: Jil'Lana Heard
Library Media Specialist
Lake Hamilton High School
280 Wolf Street
Pearcy, AR 71964
501-767-9311
jillana.heard@lhwolves.net

Scholarships/LEAF Chair:

Strategic Planning Chair: Dan Boice
Library Director, Fred J. Taylor Library
University of Arkansas at Monticello
Monticello, AR 71656
Boice@uamont.edu
870-460-1480

Arkansas Libraries Managing Editor: Britt Anne Murphy
Library Director
Hendrix College - Bailey Library
1600 Washington Avenue
Conway, AR 72032
501-450-1288
murphyb@hendrix.edu

Web Services Chair: Ron Russ
Electronic and Public Services Librarian
Arkansas State University-Beebe
1000 West Iowa Street
Beebe, AR 72012
501-882-8959
rsruss@asub.edu

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