It is my pleasure to announce our two new LISSA officers that will be serving in 2016-2017! Elections were not held for these positions this time as we only had one candidate for each officer position come forward during the nomination period. Heather O'Brien has been appointed as LISSA President, and Jess Land has been appointed as LISSA Secretary. Congratulations and thanks to both of these ladies for volunteering their time and efforts to continue LISSA's endeavor in promoting the importance of libraries and professional development as well as serving our local community.
Heather (left) and Jess (right)
Heather is a second-year MLIS student with a focus on academic librarianship, and intends to pursue a Ph.D. in medieval studies after graduation in Spring 2017. She graduated magna cum laude from Newberry College in 2014, with majors in History and English, as a Bachman Honors Scholar in the top 8% of her class. She worked in the college's Wessels Library for two academic years as a circulation assistant and tutor. Currently, Heather spends her out-of-class time as a graduate assistant in Thomas Cooper Library, instructional assistant in McMaster College, and seasonally grading the written scores of California's CAASPP test for the Educational Testing Service. She is an avid reader and writer of fantasy fiction and fur-parent of four cats.
Jess is a second-year student in the MLIS program at USC. She is interested in academic libraries and hopes upon graduation to end up working in a middle or high school environment. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Winthrop University in English, Creative Writing in 2014. In her free time Jess enjoys reading, paddle boarding on Lake Murray, practicing yoga, and teaching Spin classes. She is excited to become more involved in LISSA and looks forward to working with everyone!
Please join us on Thursday, April 21 at 7pm in Davis 112 for LISSA's last member meeting of the semester, and to welcome our two new officers (please note the time change from our usual meeting time).