Nominating Annual Reports

Nominating Committee Annual Reports

  • 2017 - 2018

    Nominations Committee
    2017-2018 Annual Report

    Committee Members

    • Chair: Katrina Piechnik (Jenkins Law Library)
    • Members: Ismael Gullon (Mercer University Law Library), George Prager (New York University Law School), Catherine Kellet (Yale Law Library), Jessica Fomalot (Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP)

    Committee Actions

    • Solicited Nominations Committee members.
    • Gathered potential candidate names from membership, current board, etc.
    • Reached out to a wide variety of candidates (academic, firm, government) for each position.
    • Confirmed two nominations for each available position.
    • Gathered candidate biographical/personal statements and images for ballot.
    • Sent off candidate information to Vice-Chair/Chair and Secretary/Treasurer before 3/15/2018.

    Vice-Chair / Chair-Elect

    • Pat Sayre McCoy, University of Chicago D’Angelo Law Library
      • Confirmed – October 2017
    • Diana Jaque, University of Southern California School of Law
      • Confirmed – November 2017

    Secretary Treasurer

    • Joni Cassidy, Casssidy Cataloguing Services, Inc.
      • Confirmed – October 2017
    • Margot McLaren, Whittier Law School Library
      • Confirmed – February 2018

    Member at Large

    • Gypsy Moody, Belmont University College of Law
      • Confirmed – October 2017
    • Larissa Sullivant, Indiana University School of Law Library
      • Confirmed – October 2017

    2018 TS-SIS Election Results

    • Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Patricia Sayre-McCoy
    • Secretary/Treasurer: Margot McLaren
    • Member-at-Large: Gypsy Moody

  • 2016 - 2017

    Nominations Committee
    2016-2017 Annual Report

    Committee Members

    • Chair, Ashley Moye at Charlotte School of Law
    • Members, Cate Kellett at Yale and Sarah Lin at Reed Smith

    Committee Actions

    • Solicited Nominations Committee members.
    • Gathered potential candidate names from membership, current board, etc.
    • Reached out to a wide variety of candidates (academic, firm, government) for each position.
    • Confirmed two nominations for each available position.
      • Vice-Chair/Chair Elect: Trina Holloway and Wendy Moore
      • Member-at-Large: Emily Nimsakont Dust and Yuksel Serindag
    • Gathered candidate biographical/personal statements and images for ballot.
    • Sent off candidate information to Vice-Chair/Chair and Secretary/Treasurer by March 15th.

    Vice-Chair / Chair-Elect

    • Trina Holloway at Georgia State
      • Confirmed – March 2017
    • Wendy Moore at University of Georgia
      • Confirmed – March 2017

    Member at Large

    • Yuksel Serindag at Yale University
      • Confirmed – February 2017
    • Emily Nimsakont Dust at UNebraska Lincoln
      • Confirmed – February 2017

  • 2015 - 2016

    Nominating Committee
    2015-2016 Annual Report

    Members: Trina Holloway, chair, Kevin Carey, Jen Fell and Megan Heady.

    The committee began soliciting candidates for the position of Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, Secretary and Member-at-Large in October. Written acceptances were received from each candidates by late November early December, which were then forwarded to TS Chair, Hollie White. Mid-January three candidates withdrew for professional or personal reasons. TS-SIS Executive Board agreed to extend the deadline for submitting candidates. The Nominating Committee placed another call soliciting candidates for the position of Secretary and Member-at-Large. A completed slated was forwarded to TS Chair early February along with written acceptances. Ballot information for each candidate was submitted to TS Secretary/Treasurer, Pat Roncevich, in March. Online election via AALL opened on April 11, with results posted to the TS list on April 26. TS chair announced Diana Jaque as Secretary/Treasurer, Carol Morgan Collings as Member-at-Large and a tie between Ashley Moye and Lauren Seney. A run-off election will be held during TS Awards and Business Meeting during AALL’s Annual Meeting. The Nominating Committee congratulates the new officers for 2016-2017, and thank all candidates for their willingness to serve TS.

    Candidates

    • Vice-Chair / Chair-Elect
      • Ashley Moye, Charlotte School of Law
      • Lauren Seney, Wolf Law Library, College of William and Mary
    • Secretary/Treasurer
      • Diana Jacque, USG Gould Law Library
      • Kerry Skinner, Ross-Blakely Law Library, Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law
    • Member-at-Large
      • Carol Morgan Collins, University of Tennessee, Joel A. Katz Law Library
      • Deborah DeGeorge, University of Michigan Law Library.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Trina Holloway
    Chair

  • 2014 - 2015

    Nominating Committee
    2014-2015 Annual Report

    The TS-SIS Nominating Committee for 2014-2015 term consisted of Kevin Carey, chair, Jen Fell, Ismael Gullon, and Lorna Tang.

    The committee began soliciting candidates for the positions of Vice Chair/Chair-Elect and Member-at-Large in October, and received written acceptances from two candidates for each position by early December, which were then forwarded to TS Chair, and ballot information on each candidate was submitted to TS Secretary/Treasurer in March. Online election via AALL opened on April 15, with results posted to the TS list on May 1, announcing Eric Parker as incoming Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, and Wilhelmina Randtke as Member-at-Large. The Nominating Committee congratulates the new officers for 2015-2016, and thanks Anita and Stephanie for their willingness to serve TS as well.

    The candidates for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect were:

    • Trina Holloway
      Acquisitions/Serials Librarian
      Georgia State University College of Law Library
    • Eric Parker
      Associate Director for Collection and Bibliographic Services
      Northwestern University School of Law Pritzker Legal Research Center

    The candidates for Member-at-Large were:

    • Wilhelmina Randtke
      Electronic Services Librarian
      St. Mary’s University School of Law, Sarita Kenedy East Law Library
    • Stephanie Schmitt
      Assistant Technical Services and Systems Librarian
      University of California Hastings College of the Law Library

    Kevin Carey
    Chair, Nominating Committee 2014-2015

  • 2012 - 2013

    Nominating Committee
    2012-2013 Annual Report

    Members: Jen Richter, Chair; Cynthia Myers; Pamela Cipkowski

    Not all members of the committee were able to attend the Annual Conference in Boston, so in early October the Nominations Committee resumed contact and began making a selection of possible candidates for two positions: Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, and Member-at-Large. Already a list of interested potential candidates for both offices was provided to me in June, and the committee members began contacting those on the list first. In mid-December, the committee received written acceptances from one Vice-Chair/Chair Elect candidate and one Member-at-Large candidate, and in early January another TSLL member accepted candidacy for Member-at-Large. Finding an additional Vice Chair/Chair Elect candidate proved challenging, and by the end of February the committee had contacted more than 50 members. On February 25, the committee received written acceptance of the final Vice Chair/Chair Elect candidate.

    On February 28, I emailed the slate of candidates to Chair Miriam Childs along with the acceptance emails from each of the four candidates. The Executive Board approved the slate of: Suzanne Graham and Shyama Agrawal for Vice Chair/Chair-Elect; and Kathy Faust and Eric Parker for Member-at-Large. Online election via AALL was held in mid-April, with results posted to the TS list on April 29th, 2013 announcing Suzanne Graham for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and Eric Parker for Member-at-Large. The Committee thanks Shyama Agrawal and Kathy Faust for their willingness to be nominated.

    Respectively submitted,

    Jen Richter
    June 27, 2013

  • 2011 - 2012

    Nominating Committee
    2011-2012 Annual Report

    Members: Carmen Brigandi, Chair; Sarah Repinski; Jen Richter.

    In late July 2011 during the AALL meeting in Philadelphia the Nominations Committee met to discuss and begin making a selection of possible candidates for three positions: Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, and Member-at-Large. In late October the Committee began culling the list of candidates to find qualified members to fill the positions for the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect position. Once written acceptances for that position were received, the Committee than worked through the rest of the list to fill the other two positions with candidates.

    On December 13, 2011 I emailed the slate of candidates to Chair Ismael Gullon along with the acceptance emails from each of the 6 candidates. The Executive Board approved the slate of: Michael Maben and Brian Striman for Vice Chair/Chair-Elect; Kathy Faust and Hollie White for Secretary/Treasurer; and Leigh Inman and Cindy Spadoni for Member-at-Large. Online election via AALL was held in early April, with results posted to the TS list on April 20th, 2012 announcing Brian Striman for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect; Hollie White for Secretary/Treasurer, and Cindy Spadoni as Member-at-Large. The Committee thanks Michael Maben, Kathy Faust, and Leigh Inman for their willingness to be nominated.

    Please advise next year’s Nominations Chair that I have several possible candidates for next year’s elections.

    Respectively submitted,

    Carmen Brigandi

  • 2010 - 2011

    NOMINATING COMMITTEE
    2010-2011 ANNUAL REPORT

    The Nominating Committee for 2010-2011 term consisted of Brian Striman, chair, and Sally Wambold and Paula Tejeda. The call for nominations began September 21, 2010 as posted on the TS-SIS listserv, and committee members also made phone calls striving for a fair and balanced slate of candidates for the positions of Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, and Member-at-Large. The Executive Board approved the slate of: Miriam Childs (Louisiana Supreme Court) and Manhaz Moshfegh (Indiana U.) for Vice Chair/Chair-Elect; and Richard Paone (Penn State U.) and Ann Walsh Long (Lincoln Memorial U.) in December 2010. Online election via AALL was held April 22-May 2, 2011, with results posted to the TS list by TS-SIS Secretary June 21, 2011 announcing Miriam Childs elected for Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, and Richard Paone as Member-at-Large. The Nominating Committee and the TS Executive Board extends congratulations to the new officers for 2011-2012, and extends a hearty thank you to Ann and Manhaz for their willingness to have the opportunity for these leadership positions in our Section.

    Brian Striman
    Chair, Nominations Committee 2010-2011

  • 2009 - 2010

    NOMINATING COMMITTEE
    2009-2010 ANNUAL REPORT

    I was very ably assisted this year by the other two members of the Nominations committee: Cynthia May, and Carmen Brigandi. Thank you both. Together we were able to identify possible candidates for the three offices which needed to be filled this year: Vice Chair/Chair Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, and Member-at-Large. Our final slate of candidates which we delivered to the TS-SIS Chair on February 2, 2010, was as follows:

    • For Vice Chair/Chair Elect:
      • Julie Stauffer
      • Ismael Gullon
    • For Secretary/Treasurer:
      • Catherine Wagar
      • Elaine Bradshaw
    • For Member at Large
      • Suzanne Graham
      • Richard Paone

    We began brainstorming lists of possible candidates, using the TS-SIS survey, personal knowledge, recommendations and the TS-SIS member list, in December, but did not finalize our priority order, and begin making calls until January. We had a particularly difficult time finding candidates for the Vice Chair/Chair Elect slot. We had many well-qualified names on our list, but many of them declined to run for various reasons, mostly lack of funding/support for AALL attendance, or just too many other commitments. I believe we contacted over ten people before we had an acceptance. The Member-At-Large position was relatively easy to find candidates for, and we tried to look at newer members as possible candidates as well. The timeline for the Nominations committee in the handbook is fine, but ideally the committee should start telephoning candidates before the Christmas/New Year’s break. It’s hard to get all the calls made, and wait for responses in the two first weeks of January, which is why we delivered our slate of candidates late. If the incoming Chair would like to have a list of names that we considered/called to pass on to the new Nominations Committee I do so. Such a list would have been helpful to us this year.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Elizabeth Geesey Holmes
    Chair

  • 2008 - 2009

    NOMINATING COMMITTEE
    2008-2009 ANNUAL REPORT

    A committee was formed and brainstorming was done to come up with potential candidates for the following positions on the TS-SIS Executive Board: Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and Member at Large. Messages soliciting nominations were sent out on the TS-SIS and the SCCLL-SIS listservs.

    Librarians for each position were identified and contacted, and two individuals agreed to run for each position. Their names were submitted to the SIS Chair on January 5, 2009. In late January, a new candidate’s name was submitted for one of the positions, as one of the librarians had withdrawn.

    The election was held in April. Candidates for the office of Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect were Miriam Childs (Law Library of Louisiana) and Pam Deemer (Emory University). Candidates for Member-at-Large were Katrina Piechnik (Jenkins Law Library) and Barbara Henigman (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).

    The following officers were elected: Pam Deemer, Vice-Chair/Chair Elect, and Katrina Piechnik, Member-at-Large.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Janice Snyder Anderson
    Committee Chair
    June 26, 2009

  • 2007 - 2008

    NOMINATING COMMITTEE
    2007-2008 ANNUAL REPORT

    The 2007-2008 Nominating Committee was chaired by Gary Vander Meer, from Northern Illinois University Law Library. Also serving were Barbara Ost, Senior Librarian, State of New York Department of Law, Attorney General’s Library and Julie Thomas, Drake University Law Library. Notices concerning the election were posted on the TS-SIS ListServ on November 13 and December 5. The two notices resulted in four nominated individuals, and 3 volunteers. With assistance from the Executive Board, the Committee was able to present a full slate of candidates.

    Candidates for Vice-Chair, Chair-Elect were

    • Chris Long, from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis and
    • Julie Stauffer, University of Chicago D’Angelo Law Library.

    Candidates for Secretary/Treasurer were

    • Ed Hart, University of Florida Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center and
    • Wendy Moore, from the University of Georgia.

    Candidates for the Member-at-Large position were

    • Richard Paone, from Dickinson School of Law Library of the Pennsylvania State University and
    • Betty Roeske, from Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago.

    Elected to their positions were Chris Long, Wendy Moore, and Betty Roeske.

    The Nominating Committee thanks those who nominated individuals, those who volunteered, those who considered their nominations, but declined, and especially thanks those who agreed to run for office. As was said in the first notice of the process, “The Technical Services Special Interest Section has been a vocal and successful advocate for educational programming of value to section members, a strong source of networked information assistance, and an enjoyable source of camaraderie for its members. It has been able to do so because individuals have volunteered to take on leadership roles.”

    Nominating Committee members:

    Gary L. Vander Meer, Chair
    Associate Director and Technical Services Librarian
    Northern Illinois University
    College of Law Library
    De Kalb, IL 60115-2890
    Phone: (815) 753-9495
    Fax: (815) 753-9499
    Email: gvandermeer [at] niu.eduMrs. Barbara A. Ost
    Senior Librarian
    State of New York Department of Law
    Attorney General’s Library
    The Capitol
    Albany, NY 12224
    Phone: (518) 474-3840
    Fax: (518) 473-1822
    Email: barbara.ost [at] oag.state.ny.us
    Ms. Julie A. Thomas
    Technical Services Librarian
    Drake University Law Library
    Opperman Hall
    2507 University Ave.
    Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
    Phone: (515) 271-2052
    Fax: (515) 271-2530
    Email: julie.thomas@drake.edu

  • 2006 - 2007

    NOMINATING COMMITTEE
    2006-2007 ANNUAL REPORT

    Date: April 8, 2007
    To: Rhonda Lawrence, TS-SIS Chair
    From: Regina T. Wallen
    Re: 2006-2007 Nominations Committee Report
    Cc: Calmer Chattoo, Phoebe Ruiz-Valera

    There were three committee members this year: Calmer Chattoo, Phoebe Ruiz-Valera, and Regina Wallen, Chair. The committee was formed in December2006/January 2007. Potential candidates were contacted from those who expressed interest in serving on the board on the last annual TS-SIS Survey. The slate was finalized by the middle of February and the candidate bios/statements were sent to the TS Secretary, Sima Mirkin, for posting on the AALL TS-SIS elections website.

    The question of candidates’ photographs should be addressed by next year’s committee and the executive board. This year only three out of the four candidates submitted a picture.

    The Nominations Committee submitted this slate:

    Vice Chair/Chair-Elect:
    Ismael Gullon
    Linda Tesar

    Member at Large:
    Carmen Brigandi
    Lorna Tang