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ArLA Executive Board Structure

Executive Board

Officers

President: Philip Shackelford
Library Director
South Arkansas Community College
El Dorado, AR 71730
870-864-7116
pshackelford@southark.edu

Treasurer: Lynn Valetutti
Library Director
National Park College
101 College Drive
Hot Springs, AR 71913
lvaletutti@np.edu

Kristen Cooke, Treasurer-Elect (Non-Voting)
Deputy Director, Arkansas State Library
900 W. Capitol Avenue, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201-3108
501-682-2863
kristen.cooke@arkansas.gov

President-Elect: Rachel Shankles
891 Hwy 7
Bismarck, AR 71929
501-276-4949
shankles08@gmail.com
rshankles@uca.edu

ALA Councilor: Lacy Wolfe
Information Literacy and Reference Services Librarian
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street
Box 7541
Arkadelphia, AR 71999
870-230-5322
wolfel@hsu.edu

Past-President: Crystal Gates
Executive Director
William F. Laman Public Library System
2801 Orange Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
501-404-2919
crystal.gates@lamanlibrary.org

Janice Weddle:  Secretary
Assistant Librarian for Instruction and Outreach 
Hendrix College - Bailey Library
1600 Washington Avenue
Conway, AR 72032
501-450-4560
weddle@hendrix.edu

SELA State Rep: Emily Rozario
Cataloger
William F. Laman Public Library
2801 Orange Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
emily.rozario@lamanlibrary.org

Carol Coffey: Member at Large
Patron Experience and Library Analytics Coordinator
Central Arkansas Library System
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-918-3008
ccoffey@cals.org

Nithin Lakshmana, Member at Large
nlakshmana@nwacc.edu

Ron Russ, Member at Large
Electronic and Public Services Librarian
Arkansas State University-Beebe
1000 West Iowa Street
Beebe, AR 72012
501-882-8959
rsruss@asub.edu

Jennifer Wann, Member at Large
Manager of Library Development
Arkansas State Library
900 W Capitol Ave, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-5288
jennifer.wann@arkanas.gov

Communities of Interest (non-voting)

Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals Chair: Stewart Fuell
Social Media Coordinator
Central Arkansas Library System
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
sfuell@cals.org
501-918-3095

Community of School Librarians & Library Educators Chair: Quanta Wyatt
Armorel Public Schools
quantawyatt@yahoo.com

Member Involvement Chair: Becky Fischer
User Experience Librarian: Outreach
Saline County Library
1110 Smithers
Benton, Arkansas 72015
beckyf@salinecountylibrary.org
501-778-4766

Public Libraries & Trustees Chair: Joe Hudak
Central Arkansas Library System
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-918-3000
jhudak@cals.org

Reference & Instruction Services Chair: Shawna Thorup
Head of Reference & Instruction
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
One College Drive
Bentonville, AR 72712
479.619.4246
sthorup@nwacc.edu

Social Media & Marketing Chair: Susie Kirk
Library Social Media Strategist & Instruction Assistant
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street
Arkadelphia, AR  71999
870-230-5307
kirks@hsu.edu

Two Year College Libraries Chair: Allison Malone
amalone@asutr.edu

Youth Services Chair: Ruth Hyatt
Arkansas State Library
900 W. Capitol, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201
ruth.hyatt@arkansas.gov
501-682-2860

Committee Chairs (non-voting)

Awards Chair: Allie Stevens
Director, Calhoun County Library
115 S 2nd Street
PO Box 1162
Hampton, AR 71744
870-798-4492
allie@calcolibrary.com

Bylaws Chair: Janice Weddle
Assistant Librarian for Instruction and Outreach 
Hendrix College - Bailey Library
1600 Washington Avenue
Conway, AR 72032
501-450-4560
weddle@hendrix.edu

Conference Chair: Rachel Shankles
891 Hwy 7
Bismarck, AR 71929
501-276-4949
shankles08@gmail.com
rshankles@uca.edu

Emerging Leader Chair: Rebecka Virden
501-208-0582
rebeckavirden@gmail.com

Intellectual Freedom Chair: Shenise McGhee

Associate Librarian and Associate Professor
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

John Brown Watson Memorial Library

1200 North University Drive

Pine Bluff, AR 71601

870-575-8417

mcghees@uapb.edu

Marketing Chair:  Susie Kirk
Library Technician
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street
Arkadelphia, AR  71999
870-230-5307
kirks@hsu.edu

Membership/New Members Chair: Tonya Ryals
Assistant Director
Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library
315 W Oak Ave
Jonesboro, AR 72401
870-935-5133
tryals@libraryinjonesboro.org

Nominating & Elections Chair: Crystal Gates
Executive Director
William F. Laman Public Library System
2801 Orange Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
501-404-2919
crystal.gates@lamanlibrary.org

Pandemic Response Committee Chair: Britt Anne Murphy
Library Director
Hendrix College - Bailey Library
1600 Washington Avenue
Conway, AR 72032
501-450-1288
murphyb@hendrix.edu

Records Management Committee Chair: Brian George
Electronic Resources and Web Services Librarian
Huie Library
Henderson State University
Box 7541
Arkadelphia, AR 71999
870-230-5376
georgeb@hsu.edu

Scholarships/LEAF Chair: Chance Greibel
Teen Center Manager
William F. Laman Public Library System
2801 Orange Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
501-758-1720 x113

Strategic Planning Chair: Dan Boice
Library Director
Fred J. Taylor Library
University of Arkansas at Monticello
boice@uamont.edu
870-460-1480

Arkansas Libraries Managing Editor: Britt Anne Murphy
Library Director
Hendrix College - Bailey Library
1600 Washington Avenue
Conway, AR 72032
501-450-1288
murphyb@hendrix.edu

Web Services Chair: Ron Russ
Electronic and Public Services Librarian
Arkansas State University-Beebe
1000 West Iowa Street
Beebe, AR 72012
501-882-8959
rsruss@asub.edu

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