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
(Board Liaison: Christopher Steadham)

Chair: Timothy Gatton

Shannon Peterson Herr
Ted Potter 
Christopher Steadham

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

Education Committee (Board Liaison: Karen Wallace)

Chair: Karen Wallace

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

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

Grants Committee 
(Board Liaison: Therese Clarke Arado)

Chair: Eric Brust

Rena Seidler
Clanitra Stewart Nejdl

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

Library School Liaison
(Board Liaison, Corie Dugas)

Chair: Erika Cohn

Joseph Custer
Shannon Kemen
Miriam Murphy
Virginia Thomas

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

Local Arrangements Committee 
(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

Charge: Coordinate local arrangements for the annual meeting. 

Local Arrangements Manual  

Membership Committee
(Board Liaison: Sarah Kammer)

Chair: Alison Reeve

Lindsey Carpino
Philip Johnson
Jeannette Mazur
Lisa Britt Wernke

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.


Newsletter Committee

(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

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

Nominations Committee
(Board Liaison: Susan Boland)

Chair: Susan Boland

Heidi Kuehl
Eric Young

Charge: Select a slate of candidates for elected offices.

Public Relations Committee
(Board Liaison: Jesse Burchfield)

Chair: Matt Timko

Cynthia Brown
Cathy Chick
Jackie Lemmer
Alison Reeve

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

Website Committee
(Board Liaison: Karen Wallace)

Chair: Ted Potter
Webmaster: Ayyoub Ajmi

Matt Braun
Matt Timko

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

Task Force: UELMA Passage in MAALL States
(Board Liaison, Susan Boland)

Chair: 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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