WestPac Election - Candidate for Vice President/President-Elect

Stacey GordonBonnie Geldmacher; Howard W. Hunter Law Library, BYU Law School

I am pleased to be nominated for Vice President/President-Elect of WestPac. I’ve enjoyed participating in WestPac since I joined in 1986, and attending our conferences all over the West. Within the Western Pacific Chapter of AALL, I’ve served on the placement committee, the grants and awards committee, the nominations and elections committee, and recently as the local arrangements chair for our 2012 annual meeting in Salt Lake City. My assignments have been interesting and educational, but my favorite part has been my associations with WestPac members.

My career in law librarianship began when I accepted a part-time student position at the Howard W. Hunter Law library at Brigham Young University. I thought I would stay until I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in finance, and moved on. Twenty-six years later, I’m still working at BYU. I found out that I loved being a librarian. I went on to get my master’s degree in library science and have been BYU Law’s full-time acquisitions librarian ever since.

I’ve attended many AALL meetings, and look forward to connecting again in Seattle with other WestPac librarians during the conference and visiting at the WestPac luncheon. I am currently a member of the AALL TS-SIS acquisitions committee and the TS-SIS serials committee. In the past—also within TS-SIS—I served as chair of the exchange of duplicates committee for four years and on the government documents committee.

I have always found WestPac members to be willing to share ideas, offer advice, and provide encouragement and support. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve such a wonderful organization and membership.