July 2019 Newsletter

Member Spotlight

Megan Drapalik

Megan smiling at camera

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Saga Book 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples and rereading The Iliad.

What are your research interests?
I am currently researching in anthropology with a focus on oral pathology in the Middle and Late Woodland. I am also interested in survey design and analysis of library communities, as well as using GIS data.

Do you have hobbies or interests outside of the library?
My favorite hobby is my weekly Dungeons and Dragons game. 

What drew you to the library profession?
My first job was working at a library in college and I haven't stopped working with them since! My favorite part of libraries has always been the wonderful people I get to work with and being able to help library patrons every day.

What do you value about MiALA?
MiALA is great because it encourages everyone to become involved on committees and in leadership roles, regardless of how much long they have been working in libraries. 

2019-2020 MiALA Election Results

The votes have been tallied, and we are happy to announce our MiALA leadership for the 2019-2020 year! For short biographies and photos, please visit https://miala.org/2019-20_election_results.php
2019-2020 MiALA Board of Directors
President: Beth Martin
Vice President: Ashley Blinstrub
Past-President: Paul Gallagher
Secretary: Preethi Gorecki
Treasurer: Clayton Hayes
Publicly Funded University Representatives
Helen Look
Elaine Meyer
Private University Representatives
Caryn Noel
Cynthia Simpson
Community College Representatives
Jen Fiero
Bethany Kennedy
Committee Chairs
Advocacy Committee Chair: (To be appointed)
Communications & Marketing Committee Chair: (To be appointed)
Conference Planning Committee Chair: David Scott
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility Task Force Chair: (To be appointed)
Membership Committee Chair: Alexandra Hauser
Interest Group Coordination Council
Carin Graves
Grace Haynes
Rachel Minkin 
Brenna Wade
Elizabeth Walker-Papke


ACRL Chapter Topics

Here is the latest ACRL Chapter Topics Newsletterhttps://acrlchapters.libguides.com/ChapterTopics-Spring2019

Chapter Topics is published two times a year by the Chapters Council of the  Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.

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