Friday, March 15, 2013

ALA Election 2013: NMRT

Steve speaks with NMRT VP/President-Elect candidates Holly Okuhara and Megan Hodge.


Holly Okuhara is a Branch Manager with the Weber County Library System in Ogden, Utah. She received her MLIS from the University of Denver in 2006 and recently finished her Masters in Public Administration in 2011 from the University of Colorado-Denver's online program. She is active in multiple library related activities including the LLAMA Mentoring Committee, ALA’s Committee on Diversity, NMRT’s Vice-Presidential Planning Committee and Resume Review Service, APALA’s Constitution and Bylaws Committee, and currently serves on the Utah Library Association’s Executive Board as the Program Board Chair. Holly also worked on Molly Raphael’s presidential initiative Empowering Diverse Voices: Association Options Fair and Roberta Steven’s Why I Need My Libraries Task Force. Holly was an Emerging Leader in 2008 and recently participated in the MPLA Leadership Institute in 2012. Her primary focus during her career has been diversity, professional development, and leadership.

Megan Hodge is currently an Assistant Branch Manager for the Chesterfield County Public Library system (VA) as well as a member of the NMRT Executive Board as the 2011-2013 Leadership Director. In 2011, she was an NMRT-sponsored Emerging Leader and co-founded a New Members Round Table for the state of Virginia. 

Megan received her B.A. in English Literature from Randolph-Macon Woman's College and her M.S.L.S. from the University of North Texas.

Please note that these election episodes are done to be informational, not necessarily as an endorsement of one or more candidates.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

ALA Election 2013: LITA

Steve speaks with candidates for various LITA offices in the 2013 ALA elections.



President-elect


Frank Cervone
Rachel Vacek

Councilor
Aaron Dobbs


Directors at Large
Jason Battles
Brett Bonfield
Andromeda Yelton


Please note that these election episodes are done to be informational, not necessarily as an endorsement of one or more candidates. Not all candidates were available to interview.