The new board is excited about the goals for the coming year and look forward to positively reinforcing our mission for students and staff members.
Trenton, NJ (PRWEB) August 14, 2012
The New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL), the professional organization for school librarians in the state of New Jersey, today announced the recently elected 2012-2013 Officers to the Board of Trustees. The new Officers will serve the organization for the coming school year.
NJASL advocates for high standards for librarianship and library media programs in New Jersey schools. The mission of the organization is to ensure that students and staff become effective users of information.
“As an organization we are aware of how critical school library programs staffed by certified library media specialists are to the achievement of students across the state of New Jersey,” remarked Amy Rominiecki, new Board President of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians. “The new board is excited about the goals for the coming year and look forward to positively reinforcing our mission for students and staff members.”
Joining the NJASL Board of Trustees as officers are:
- President: Amy Rominiecki
Amy has been a School Library Media Specialist at Seneca High School in Tabernacle, NJ since 2004. She earned an MLS at Drexel University. Amy was selected as an American Library Association Emerging Leader for 2009-2010.
- President-Elect and 2012 Conference Chair: Pam Gunter
Pam has been the librarian for Emma Arleth Elementary School in Sayreville for the past 14 years. She also serves as Arleth School’s web assistant. Pam earned her Master’s in Library Science from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.
- Vice-President: Arlen Kimmelman
Arlen has been the school librarian at Clearview Regional High School in Mullica Hill since 2008. She earned her Masters of School Librarianship from Rowan University in 2006, with the help of NJASL’s Al Saley Scholarship, and her National Board Certification in School Library Media K-12 in 2009.
- Treasurer: Michelle Marhefka
Michelle has been a library media specialist at Clearview Middle School since 1981 and a member of EMAnj/NJASL since the 1980’s. Michelle received her BA from Trenton State College and her MLS from Rutgers University.
- Recording Secretary: Kay Baggs
Kay has been a librarian for over 20 years and the librarian at Lindenwold High School since 2002. She earned her M.S.L.S. in Library Science from Villanova University in 1984.
- Corresponding Secretary: Lisa Bakanas
Lisa has been a school library media specialist at Cherokee High School in Marlton, NJ since 2007. She received her Masters from Rowan University. She was NJASL’s Villy Gandhi Leadership scholarship award winner in 2011.
- Member-at-Large: Marci Zane
Marci is a Library Media Specialist at Hunterdon Central Regional High School, and earned her MLIS from Rutgers University in 2010.
The new Board of Trustees were installed on Thursday, August 9th at the NJASL Board meeting. For more information and to follow NJASL’s strategic initiatives, please follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) is the professional organization for school librarians in the state of New Jersey. NJASL advocates high standards for librarianship and library media programs in the public, private, and parochial schools in New Jersey to ensure that students and staff become effective users of information. Learn more about New Jersey Association of School Librarians by visiting http://www.njasl.org, and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter, @njasl.