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CRD Board Candidates for 2013

May 15, 2012

Following are the PaLA-CRD members running for the CRD Board for 2013.


Valerie Ann Lynn, Head Librarian, Penn State Hazleton

Serving as a member of the CRD Board for the last several years has been a pleasure and has allowed me to participate in a number of activities including evaluating course proposals for the annual PaLA meeting and writing blog posts. As a member of the Connect & Communicate sub-committee of the CRD Board I recognize the importance of offering relevant timely programming. I am very interested in service and leadership and have experience as a member of the Medical Library Association Continuing Education Committee and Liaison to the National Program Committee 2012. In my current position as Head Librarian at the Penn State Hazleton campus I am pursuing the development of a Knowledge Commons. I have an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh and an MSIT from Bloomsburg University. It would be an honor to serve as the CRD Vice-Chair/Chair Elect.


Jennifer V. Luksa, Head of Collection Resource Management, Bevevino Library, Misericordia University

I am the Head of Collection Resources Management at Misericordia University, where I have been employed for more than 18 years.  I received my bachelor’s degree in American studies from Penn State University and my master’s degree in library and information science from Drexel University.  I am also a 2009 graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy for Leadership Studies (PALS).  I have served on the PaLA Scholarship Committee and the Nominating Committee for the Northeast Chapter of PaLA.  Currently, I am serving as the Membership Liaison for the CRD Board, and I am involved with the planning committee for 2012 PALS.  As an academic librarian, I see the importance of being involved with PaLA, and I appreciate the opportunity that I have to serve on the CRD Board.  CRD provides academic librarians from across the state the opportunity to collaborate on issues and challenges that face our libraries today.  If elected secretary, it would be an honor to continue serving PaLA and CRD.

James Maccaferri, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Library Science, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

I have been a member of PaLA since 1998, and have served as treasurer (2002-2003),  Technical Services Roundtable chair (2003-2004), and Preservation Roundtable chair (2004-2005). I am also active in the ACRL Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter, currently serving on the nominations committee. I believe that CRD makes an extremely positive contribution to continuing education opportunities for academic librarians and would like to be part of that process. My MLS and PhD (Modern Middle East History) are both from UCLA, and I have been on the library science faculty of Clarion University of Pennsylvania since 1991, where I teach in the areas of cataloging and classification, preservation, and technical services. I have also taught at UCLA and at San Jose State.

Allyson Valentine, Adjunct Reference & Instruction  Librarian, HACC Lancaster,  Brossman Library

I am an adjunct Reference and Instruction Librarian at HACC Lancaster and I also teach Information Literacy courses at York College. I received my MLS in 2009 from Clarion University and I have my BA in English. I am a 2010 PALS graduate and I have been on the PALS planning committee for the last two years.  Currently, I am the Academic Chair for the South Central Chapter of PaLA. I would love the opportunity to further be involved in PaLA and serve the CRD as Secretary.

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