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EXECUTIVE BOARD

Association business is conducted by the Executive Board at quarterly meetings. The Executive Board consists of the elected officers of the Corporation, the LLA representative to the American Library Association, the LLA representative to the Southeastern Library Association, and the elected Section chairmen. Officers are President, Vice President/President-Elect, Second Vice President, Secretary, Parliamentarian, and Immediate Past President. Section chairmen include Academic, Government Documents Round Table (GODORT), Louisiana Association of School Librarians (LASL), Louisiana Support Staff Association of Libraries (LaSSAL), Public, Subject Specialists, and Trustees. The editor of Louisiana Libraries and the LLA Executive Director are nonvoting members of the Executive Board.

Louisiana Library Association Officers and Executive Board

President
Catherine A. Smith
Email: catlib2000@yahoo.com
Work Phone: (318) 603-6374

1st Vice President / President Elect
Sonnet Ireland
Email: sonnet.ireland@yahoo.com
Work Phone: (504) 390-6834

2nd Vice President
Megan Lowe
Email: meganwlowe@gmail.com
Work Phone: (318) 362-9911

Past President
Patricia Brown
Email: brownpa@nsula.edu
Work Phone: (318) 357-6263

Secretary
Christopher Achee
Email: cachee@state.lib.la.us
Work Phone: (225) 647-3955

ALA Councilor
Vivian McCain
Email: vmccain@mylpl.org
Work Phone: (318) 513-5508
Fax: (318) 251-4198

Louisiana Libraries Editor
Celise Reech-Harper
Email: celise@beau.org
Work Phone: (337) 463-6217 x22

Parliamentarian
Charlene Picheloup
Email: crpeachy@yahoo.com
Work Phone: (337) 229-4701

SELA Representatives
Hayley Johnson
Email: hayley.johnson@nicholls.edu
Work Phone: (985) 448-4670

Sarah Simms
Email: sarahlynnsimms@lsu.edu
Work Phone: (225) 578-2402

Executive Director
Bland O'Connor
Email: office@llaonline.org
Work Phone: (225) 922-4642 / (877) 550-7890
Fax: (225) 408-4422

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SECTIONS

Special interests of members are met by Sections. Members may join as many Sections as they wish. Membership in one Section is part of basic Association dues. Each additional Section costs $6.00. Sections conduct preconferences, workshops and seminars during the year, present awards, and plan and conduct a program and meeting at each Annual Conference.

Sections are integral components of the Association. Their members assist in identifying problems and issues and in recommending solutions. Sections also plan programs and produce publications germane to their purpose, and cooperate in meeting the professional needs of their members. Each Section elects officers to carry out its goals and objectives.

The Academic Library Section provides a network for the exchange of ideas, enhances leadership for college and university libraries, and promotes study and research relevant to academic libraries.

Academic Chair
Jennifer Hamilton
Email: jen@louisiana.edu
Work Phone: (337) 482-1160

Vice Chair
Heather Plaisance
Email: hcplaisance@louisiana.edu
Work Phone: (337) 482-1172

Secretary
Sarah Dauterive
Email: sarah.dauterive@fletcher.edu
Work Phone: (662) 614-3830


The Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) provides a focal point for discussing and exchanging ideas about information from all levels of government. The Section also provides a means for initiating and supporting programs and publications to increase availability, use, bibliographic control, and management of these documents.

GODORT Chair
Hayley Johnson
Email: hjohnson1@lsu.edu
Work Phone: (985) 448-4670

Vice Chair / Chair Elect
Eric Wedig
Email: wedig@tulane.edu
Work Phone: (504) 865-5644

2nd Vice Chair
Tony Barnes
Email: tbarnes@nolalibrary.org
Work Phone: (504) 596-2580

Secretary
Jennifer Creevy
Email: jencreevy@gmail.com
Work Phone: (504) 782-6888


The Louisiana Association of School Librarians (LASL) provides leadership for the school library media specialist and promotes both personal and professional growth. The Section disseminates news concerning state and national issues and trends affecting the profession; provides educational opportunities to keep members informed about professional issues; and links school library media specialists with knowledgeable colleagues.

LASL President
Tiffany Whitehead
Email: whiteheadt@ehsbr.org
Work Phone: (225) 755-2730

1st Vice President / President Elect
Vacant

2nd Vice President
Amanda Blanco
Email: arblanco@lpssonline.com
Work Phone: (337) 521-7980

Secretary
Stephanie Wilkes
Email: stephaniewilkes@opsb.net
Work Phone: (318) 396-9693 x250


The Louisiana Support Staff Association of Libraries (LaSSAL) provides opportunities for continuing education to library support staff. Support staff comprises a large percentage of library personnel and includes para-professionals, library technicians, library assistants and personnel under various civil service classifications. LaSSAL promotes sharing ideas and communication among our members. We encourage personal and professional development to ensure excellent library service throughout Louisiana.

LaSSAL Chair
Kathy Tuminello
Email: ktuminello@shreve.lib.org
Work Phone: (318) 226-5871

Vice Chair / Chair Elect
Shayne Bertrand
Email: curtbert1@gmail.com
Work Phone: (318) 445-6436 x1001

Treasurer
Brenda Manning
Email: brenda@pandkm.com
Work Phone: (318) 623-1841

Secretary
Jane Vidrine
Email: jmvidrine@louisiana.edu
Work Phone: (337) 482-1127

The Public Library Section promotes the professional growth and development of public library service and public librarians. The Section goals include seeking adequate funds for public libraries through community support; improving library administration and management; integrating technology into library operations; educating and training public library personnel; and exchanging ideas with library supporters to influence public library service.

Public Chair
Laura-Ellen Ayres
Email: lea@rpl.org
Work Phone: (318) 445-2411 x1001

Vice Chair / Chair Elect
Ruth Bond
Email: rbond@wbrplibrary.us
Work Phone: (3225) 342-7920

Secretary
Rebecca Cloud
Email: rcloud@mylpl.org
Work Phone: (318) 513-5510

Parliamentarian
Kris Patrick
Email: teens@mylpl.org
Work Phone: (318) 513-5510


The Subject Specialists Section encourages those with a particular subject interest or expertise to become members. They may work with a special library, information center or collection, or have a personal interest in a special subject. Subject Specialists Newsletters.

Subject Specialists Chair
Zachary Stein
Email: zackstein@louisiana.edu
Work Phone: (847) 909-3601

Vice Chair / Chair Elect
Janelle Zetty
Email: janelle.zetty@louisiana.edu
Work Phone: (337) 482-6033

Secretary
Allison Gallaspy
Email: agallasp@tulane.edu
Work Phone: (337) 349-6285


The Trustees Section supports the development of public library service and recognizes the responsibility of its members to be effective leaders to benefit the libraries they represent. The Section identifies and coordinates programs for the development and education of trustees, and encourages participation in related organizations. The Section co-sponsors programs and publications with the Public Library Section.

Trustees Chair
Vacant

Trustees Secretary
Vacant

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LLA OFFICE

8550 United Plaza Blvd., Ste 1001
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Local: (225) 922-4642
Toll-free: (877) 550-7890
Fax: (225) 408-4422
Email: office@llaonline.org