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Meet the 2014 CRD Board Candidates

June 24, 2013

CRD Vice-Chair/Chair Elect

Larissa Gordon

Larissa Gordon is Information Literacy Coordinator/Reference Librarian for the Landman Library at Arcadia University. She earned a Master’s degree from Drexel University and a second Master’s degree from Arcadia University in Educational Technology. At Arcadia, she has led the development of an information literacy plan for the library, currently working on projects related to information literacy assessment. Details about one such project were presented as a paper at the most recent ACRL national conference (2013), and at a prior PaLA annual conference (2011).

Throughout her career, Larissa has been very active professionally, serving on both university and professional committees. She has been actively involved with the College and Research Division Board of PaLA since 2010, when she began serving as editor of the “It’s Academic” column for the PaLA Bulletin. Currently, she serves as news editor for the new CRD-PaLA sponsored journal Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practice. As a graduate of the Pennsylvania Library Association Leadership Academy (2010), Larissa is eager to continue her involvement with PaLA.

Theresa McDevitt

Theresa McDevitt is Government Documents/Outreach Librarian at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

She has been a librarian at IUP for 27 years and has served as acting dean and associate dean there.  She is interested in serving as CRD Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect because she would like to provide support and leadership in this important professional organization that offers significant networking and professional development opportunities to its members.

CRD Treasurer

Allyson Valentine

“For the past 6 months I have served as the CRD board’s treasurer and LSTA subcommittee member and I would love to continue to serve for a full term. I am a Reference and Instruction Librarian at HACC York Campus where I also teach freshman college success courses. In addition, I have taught 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 part of the PALS planning committee for the last three years, and the Team Leader for group projects for the past two years.  I also served as the Academic Chair for the South Central Chapter of PaLA in 2012. I have enjoyed being a part of the CRD board thus far, and would welcome the opportunity to further be involved and serve the CRD as Treasurer.”

George Aulisio

“I am Assistant Professor, Public Services Librarian, and Outreach Coordinator at The University of Scranton since June 2009. I received a B.A. in Philosophy from Bloomsburg University in May 2007, an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Drexel in December 2008, and an M.L.A. in Philosophy and Metaphysics from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2012.  I have been an active member of PaLA since 2007, I am a 2009 PALS graduate, I served on the 2010 PaLA Awards Committee, I have served as the Intellectual Freedom Chair for the Northeast Chapter for the past two years, and I was recently published in the inaugural issue of Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practice. The  CRD is an organization that provides tremendous value to Pennsylvania’s academic librarians; I am running for Treasurer because I would like to support this division and help to advance its goals.”

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