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DMIL Election Candidates. Election will be at the end of October 2017.

Attention DMIL Members,

Our annual election is coming up and I wanted to present our candidates for this year. As you can see we are without a nominee for our Director-MLTW Planner 2019. If you or someone you know might be interested in this position please contact me. Please note that each nominee’s bio can be found below. Election will be at the end of October 2017. ​

Chair-Elect 2018-2020 – Travis Ferrell

Secretary 2018-19 – Heather O’Daniel

Director-Conference Planner 2019 Deb Knox

Director-MLTW Planner 2019 – (no nominee)

Director at Large 2018-19 Pat Alderman

Travis Ferrell (Chair-Elect 2018-2020)
Travis Ferrell entered military librarianship via the Army Library Program Internship at the Fort Monroe Library. Afterward, he was a Supervisory Librarian at the Academic Services Department of the Bruce C. Clarke Library in Fort Leonard Wood, MO for over four years. Travis is currently a Research Librarian at the U.S. Army War College Library. This December will be mark his third anniversary there.

He has been a member of SLA and DMIL since January 2010 and been very active in the latter. Since May 2014, he has served as the Student Liaison Coordinator. During his tenure, DMIL has built relationships with SLA Student Groups and recently with the SLA Students and New Professionals Advisory Council. Travis has assisted with the DMIL website and Facebook page. He is responsible for finding volunteers for the DMIL Member Interviews and volunteers for DMIL as needed. Currently, he is the Chair for the Military Libraries Training Workshop (MLTW) 2017.

He is happily married in Carlisle, PA and has a dog named Rocky. Rocky takes him for daily walks and sometimes allows him time to read.

Heather O’Daniel (Secretary 2018-19)
Heather O’Daniel is currently the Library Manager Lead at the Phillips Research Site Library, AFRL, Kirtland AFB and President-Elect of the Rio Grande Chapter (for the 2nd time). She obtained her library degree from the University of Illinois, and has been an SLA member since 1992. She has previously worked in public, academic, and corporate libraries. She was at the Intel Corporation Library for 14 years, the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute for 6 years, and in her current position as a government contractor for 5 years. She volunteers her time as a member of the University of New Mexico’s Animal Care and Use Committee, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and a local adult literacy program.

Deb Knox (Director-Conference Planner 2019)  
Deb Knox is the Director of Federal Sales for Cox Subscriptions, Inc. a small business serving the library industry since 1974. Deb is currently responsible for all facets of government sales and contract administration and also coordinates support services for federal libraries worldwide for her company. Prior to joining WT Cox twenty years ago, she worked for a private sector Department of Defense contractor as part of team responsible for federal government service proposals. Has served on various boards in SLA including the Government Information Division, and the MLW Board and is a strong supporter of military librarians and by now a familiar face. I served as SLA Planner for 2017 and am committed to excellence when representing the Division. Deb is a member of MLW and has been a strong supporter of our mission over the years. She resides in coastal North Carolina.

Pat Alderman (Director at Large 2018-19)
Pat Alderman was a military librarian for over 30 years. She served at post libraries in Virginia and California, at the Community Family Support Center in Alexandria , and spent the last 15 years at the National Defense University where she was a systems librarian and Chief of the Information Architecture Division. Since retiring she has volunteered as a Lead Librarian at the USS Midway Museum Library. She has been a member of the Military Libraries Division since 1981. She has previously served as Chair (2004) and Conference Planner for the 2009 Centennial Conference in Washington, DC. She was also co-chair for the Virtual Worlds Advisory Council in 2012.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Kammerer
DMIL Chair

Chief, Aviation Technical Library & Aviation Learning Center USAACE G3
Fort Rucker, AL 36362
334-255-3912
DSN 558-3912
http://www.rucker.army.mil/usaace/techlibrary

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Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award. Submissions are due by December 1, 2017. 

From the arcl_rig listserv

Do you know or could you be the next recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award?  If so, the Distance Learning Section (DLS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) wants to hear from you!

This prestigious award, sponsored by the Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, honors an ACRL member who has made valuable contributions to the field of distance librarianship. The winner receives:

  • $1,200 to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA (June 21-26, 2018)
  • A commemorative plaque presented at an awards luncheon during ALA Annual.

The applicant should demonstrate achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Support for distance learning librarianship and library services, e.g., service to students and faculty, innovation, and/or leadership
  • Participation in the creation and/or implementation of distance library programs or services of exemplary quality
  • Successful collaboration with faculty in support of information literacy and/or other aspects of library instruction or services for distance students
  • Significant research, publication, and/or presentations in areas related to distance learning librarianship

Submissions are due by December 1, 2017.  Self-nominations are welcome.

For more information about this award (including a list of previous winners) and the application form, please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/dlsaward

Questions? Contact DLS Awards Committee Co-Chairs:
Rebecca Nowicki: Rebecca.nowicki@ashford.edu
Cynthia Thomes: cynthia.thomes@umuc.edu

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Military Libraries Division Seeking Nominations for Candidates. Suspense: 11:59 pm, EST, August 18th, 2017.

The Military Libraries Division is seeking nominations for candidates to fill the following elected Board positions:

  • Chair-Elect 2018-2020 (to be chair in 2019)
  • Secretary 2018-19
  • Director-Conference Planner Summer 2019 (location TBD)
  • Director-MLTW Planner 2019 (location TBD)
  • Director at Large 2018-19 Self-nominations are also welcome.

Please send nominations to Rebecca Kammerer at rebecca.r.kammerer.civ@mail.mil

Suspense is 11:59 pm EST, August 18th, 2017.

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