MAALL Committees 2017-18

There are still a number of opportunities available to serve MAALL. Please contact Therese Clarke Arado at if you would like to serve on a task force or committee.

Bylaws Committee
Charge: Propose and submit changes, additions, and deletions to MAALL Bylaws

Board Liaison: Christopher Steadham

Chair: Timothy Gatton

Shannon Peterson Herr
Ted Potter 
Christopher Steadham

Education Committee
Charge: Prepare the upcoming Annual Meeting program and recommend other educational possibilities for MAALL.

Board Liaison and Chair:
Karen Wallace

Cindy Bassett (liaison for Book to Action project)
Erika Cohn
D.R. Jones
Jackie Lemmer
Rebecca Lutkenhaus
Miriam Murphy
Rena Seidler

Grants Committee 
Charge: Establish criteria for award of grants, publicize availability, and select recipients.

Board Liaison: Therese Clarke Arado

Chair: Eric Brust

Rena Seidler
Clanitra Stewart Nejdl

Library School Liaison
Charge: Encourage the involvement of library school students in MAALL and in law librarianship in general.

Board Liaison: Corie Dugas

Chair: Erika Cohn

Joseph Custer
Shannon Kemen
Miriam Murphy
Virginia Thomas

Local Arrangements Committee 
Charge: Coordinate local arrangements for the annual meeting.

Board Liaison: Karen Wallace

Co-Chairs: D.R. Jones & Steve Richardson

Howard Bailey
Deborah Barbee
Meghan Cullen
Rosalie Elia
Brandon Maas
April Parker
Stephanie Rolen
Lucinda Valero Rasch
Jan Stone 

Local Arrangements Manual  


Membership Committee
Charge: Encourage law librarians, law library staff, and library school students in our region to join MAALL in coordination with the Public Relations Committee, welcome new members, ensure that the MAALL directory and discussion list are accurate, and contact members who fail to renew.

Board Liaison: Sarah Kammer

Chair: Alison Reeve

Lindsey Carpino
Philip Johnson
Jeannette Mazur
Lisa Britt Wernke

Newsletter Committee
Charge: Publish the quarterly newsletter, MAALL Markings, on the Web and explore ways of expanding its content.

Board Liaison: Jesse Burchfield

Chair & Editor: Lacy Rakestraw
Associate Editor: Susan de Maine
Layout Editor: Sarah Kammer
Photography Editor: Matthew Braun
State Member News Editor: Hyla Bondareff
State Member News Liaisons:
Melissa Serfass (AR), Julie Thomas (IA), Lindsay Carpino (IL), Pam Crawford (KS), Allison Reeve (MO), Mandy Lee (NE), Susan Urban (OK), Sarah Kammer (SD), Leslie Behroozi (IN, ND, OH, TN, & WI)
Columnists: Emily Dust Nimsakont, Lacy Rakestraw, Rena Stoeber

Nominations Committee
Charge: Select a slate of candidates for elected offices.

Board Liaison and Chair: Susan Boland

Heidi Kuehl
Eric Young

Public Relations Committee
Charge: Submit announcements for inclusion in AALL Spectrum and prepare MAALL table for AALL exhibit hall.

Board Liaison: Jesse Burchfield

Chair: Matt Timko

Cynthia Brown
Cathy Chick
Jackie Lemmer
Alison Reeve

Website Committee
Charge: Responsible for the design, organization and maintenance of the association website.

Board Liaison: Karen Wallace

Chair: Ted Potter

Webmaster: Ayyoub Ajmi

Matt Braun
Matt Timko

Task Force: UELMA Passage in MAALL States

Board Liaison:
Susan Boland

Matt Novak

Cathy Chick
Matt Timko
Colleen Williams

Task Force: Vision Planning: (on hiatus)
Charge: Develop goals that MAALL can accomplish over the next three years.

Task Force: MAALL Technology: (on hiatus)

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