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MAALL Committee Membership
For  2014-2015

Bylaws Committee 
(Board Liaison: Cindy Bassett)

Charge: Propose and submit changes, additions, and deletions to MAALL bylaws.

Chair: Randy Thompson

Timothy Gatton
Christopher Steadham

Education Committee 
(Board Liaison: Cindy Bassett)

Charge: Prepare the upcoming Annual Meeting program, and recommend other educational possibilities for MAALL.

Chair: Jennifer Prilliman

Annie Mentkowski
Lacy Rakestraw
Christopher Steadham
Jennifer Spector

Government Relations Committee 
(Board Liaison: Jennifer Prilliman)

Charge: Monitor proposed legislation affecting law libraries and make recommendations for appropriate action concerning the desirability of such legislation. Ideally the committee will have one member from each state that is part of MAALL.

Chairs: Erik Brust

Catherine Chick (AR)
Julie Thomas (IA)
Neil Pereira (IL)
Joyce McCray-Pearson (KS)
Kaaren Pupino (ND)
Jennifer Prilliman (OK)
Deborah Darin (WI)

Grants Committee
(Board Liaison: Therese Clarke Arado)

Charge: Establish criteria for award of grants, publicize availability, and select recipients.

Chair: Needra Jackson

Cathy Chick
Brenda Foote
Frances Schach
Brian Striman

Library School Liaison
(Board Liaison: Erika Cohn)

Charge: Encourage the involvement of library school students in MAALL and in law librarianship in general.

Chair: Marcia Dority Baker


Erika Cohn
Michelle Hook Dewey
Kate Miller
Allison C. Reeve
Marie Robb
Heather Simmons

Local Arrangements Committee Local Arrangements Manual
(Board Liaison: Jennifer Prilliman)

Charge: Coordinate local arrangements for the annual meeting.

Co-Chairs: Paul Callister & Michael Robak

Ayyoub Ajmi
Glenn Higley
Larry MacLachlan
Meg Martin
Nancy Morgan
John Pickett
Laura Riggs
Courtney Schmitt
Nancy Stacel
Jenny Sutherland
Kathryn Winfrey

Membership Committee
(Board Liaison: Erika Cohn)

Encourage law librarians, law library staff, and library school students in our region to join MAALL, coordinates with Treasurer and Internet Committee chair to ensure MAALL directory listing on the website and the MAALL discussion list names is accurate, contact members who fail to renew, coordinate the Mentoring Program, and revise the MAALL brochure.

Chair:Philip Johnson

Sarah Kammer
Cindy Shearrer

Membership Manual

Newsletter Committee
(Board Liaison: Jenny Watson)

Charge: Publish the quarterly newsletter, MAALL Markings, on the Web and explore ways of expanding its content.

Co-Chair & Editor: Sabrina Davis
Associate Editor: Heather Buckwalter
Articles Editor:
Erika Cohn
Copy Editor: Neil Pereira
Layout Editor: Jenny Watson
Photography Editor: Vacant
Member News Editor: Lorraine Lorne
News from other Chapters Editor: Troy Johnson and Rebecca Lutkenhaus

State Member News Liaisons:
Melissa Serfass (AR)
Julie Thomas (IA)
Neil Pereira (IL)
Pam Crawford (KS)
Lacy Rakestraw (MO)
Kaaren Pupino (ND)
Mary Stultz (NE)
Jennifer Prilliman (OK)
Sarah Kammer (SD)

Nominations Committee
(Board Liaison: Cindy Bassett)

Charge: Select a slate of candidates for elected offices.

Chair: Jeri Kay Hopkins

Kathryn Hahn
Darla Jackson
Troy Johnson
Ted Potter

Nominations Procedures

Public Relations Committee
(Board Liaison: Jenny Watson)

Charge: Submit announcements for inclusion in AALL Spectrum and prepare MAALL table for AALL exhibit hall.

Chair: Corie Dugas

Michelle Hook Dewey
Sharon Nelson
Allison Reeve

Service to the Public Committee
(Board Liaison: Lynn Hartke)

Charge: Explore and develop means for MAALL libraries to support the needs of pro se patrons and the general public.

Chair: Nolan Wright

Pam Crawford
Karl Pettitt
Melissa Serfass
Colleen Williams

Public Access to Law Libraries

Website Committee
(Board Liaison: Jenny Watson)

Charge: Evaluate and manage MAALL's web page and web presence.

Chair: Ted Potter

Webmaster: Resa Kerns

Troy Johnson
Resa Kerns
Rebecca Lutkenhaus
Jacquelyn McCloud

Special Committee to Study Firm and State, Court, and County Law Librarian Professional Development
(Board Liaison: Cindy Bassett)

Charge: Survey firm, state, court and county law librarian members to determine if they regularly attend MAALL/AALL annual meetings and, if not, what MAALL can do to increase attendance and/or provide alternative professional development opportunities. Report findings and committee proposals back to the Executive Board.

Chair: Mary Kay Jung

Ann Fessenden
Michael Robak

Task Force: Continuing Professional Education
(Board Liaison: Cindy Bassett)

Charge: to explore ways MAALL can provide continuing professional education opportunities to MAALL throughout the course of the year.

Chair: Susan Boland

Susan Fowler
Chad Pollock
Ted Potter

Task Force: Vision Planning
(Board Liaison: Cindy Bassett)

Charge: Develop goals that MAALL can accomplish over the next three years.

Jessie Burchfield
Jeri Kay Hopkins
Sandy Placzek
Jennifer Prilliman
Jenny Sutherland

Task Force: Engaging New Members
(Board Liaison: Cindy Bassett)

Charge:Explore ways we connect with our new and potential MAALL members and develop a plan of action.

Chair: Sarah Kammer

Crata Castleberry
Corie Dugas
Druet Klugh

Task Force: Recognition of Service
(Board Liaison: Cindy Bassett)

Charge: Develop and implement a plan to recognize the members of MAALL that have given years of service to our organization.

Chair: Marcia Dority Baker

Hyla Bondereff
Lynn Hartke

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