Candidates for Board of Directors 2019
Kari Nyren Mofford
I have been a member of ACRL NEC for almost 20 years, being active in NELIG, ASIG, LDC, and the board. The growth and innovation of the chapter I have witnessed over the years have been amazing to say the least. While innovations in technology and library science have steered some of it, the real driving force has been our members’ passion and dedication. Each year I see people put their all into planning events and each year the events become more elaborate and innovative. As a volunteer organization, we rely heavily on our members' time. Not that there's anything wrong with it...but it can take a toll. I have witnessed burn out, event fatigue, and seen good people leave our group. If elected I would like to work on ways to make our chapter work more sustainable including: creating a culture of balance between our work lives and our professional development lives; finding new ways to support and prepare our SIG/committee chairs, board members, and event volunteers; examining event planning and finding ways to simplify and streamline processes and documents; analyzing our program/project preparation timelines for realistic expectations of work that is mindful of the academic calendar as well as the differences in department or divisional workflows; exploring new ways to support our members beyond event-based programming, and ultimately creating a chapter that better supports all its members. I would love to work on these issues and would be honored to serve our chapter.
- ACRL NEC member since 2000
- ACRL NEC Leadership Development Committee (LDC), member 2016 – present; Co-Chair 2017- present
- ACRL NEC Access Services Interest Group (ASIG) Planning Board, member 2013-2018
- ACRL NEC New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG), member 2000-2015, Co-Chair 2007-2008
- Undergraduate and User Services Librarian, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, 2012 - 2019
- English Language & Literatures Librarian, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, 2007 - 2012
- Instruction Coordinator/Information Technology Librarian, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA 2001 - 2007
- MS (Library and Information Science) Simmons College
- BA (English Literature) Wheaton College
Connecticut State Representative
I'm excited about the opportunity to continue my involvement with ACRL New England in a new avenue of service as nominee for the position of Connecticut state representative! I've been a part of the chapter since I started my professional career 10 years ago at UConn. I started by attending annual conferences and other programs, then became increasingly involved over the last few years with ASIG (Access Services Interest Group), of which I am now the co-chair. As Connecticut state representative, I would work to make connections between Connecticut librarians and librarians throughout New England. I look forward to reaching out to our librarians, library associations, library schools and students to find out how I can best serve them.
- ACRL/NEC Access Services Interest Group Co-chair, 2017-present
- ACRL/NEC Conference Planning Committee member, 2015-2017, 2019
- Access Services Librarian, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2009-present
- MLS, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
- BA, English, Grace College
New Hampshire State Representative
I am seeking this office because I believe wholeheartedly in the mission of ACRL and ACRL New England and providing better services by all of the states working cooperatively together. I have spent my entire professional career in New Hampshire and I think that I have a good idea about the issues that we care about in the state and the region
- ACRL NEC-member, 2009-present
- ACRL NEC Leadership Development Committee-member, 2016-present
- ACRL National-member, 2009-present
- NHCUC Library Directors Committee, 2014-present
- Library Director, New England College, Henniker, NH 2014-present
- Distance Services Librarian, New England College, Henniker, NH 2009-2014
- MLS, Indiana University-Bloomington
- BA (History), University of New Hampshire
Kimberly Burke Sweetman
I have decided to run for New Hampshire representative on the ACRL New England board as a way to deepen my engagement with an organization I value, and serve colleagues in my new home state. Although originally from New England, my professional career has largely been spent in New York City, where I was served in several leadership positions for our local multi-type library consortium. Having returned to library work after a 5-year break for family reasons, the ACRL New England events I have been involved in (presenting a poster at the 2018 conference and participating in a panel for the sponsored by the Leadership Development Committee) have been an important part of ramping up my professional engagement. I am energized by this opportunity to deepen my service to ACRL New England.
- Member, ACRL 2019 Conference Coordinating Committee (2017-2019)
- Co-Chair, ACRL Preconference Committee (2017-2019)
- Member, ACRL Research Committee (2005-2007)
- Founding Member and Co-Chair, Boston Library Consortium Access Services Community of Interest (2017-2018)
- Member, BLC Leads Planning Group (October 2016-February 2017)
- University of New Hampshire, Durham, Associate Dean of the University Library, August 2016-present
- New York University Libraries, Head, Access Services, September 2001-July 2011
- Certificate in Organizational and Executive Coaching, New York University
- MS Library Science, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
- MA, in Film Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia Thesis: “A Text in Context: Race as a Factor of Discourse in the Promotion and Reception of Imitation of Life.”
- BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Massachusetts State Representative
Serving as a member of ACRL New England’s Annual Conference planning committee provided me with a wonderful chance to get to know so many colleagues in this region. I hope to continue to get to know many more of you as Massachusetts State Representative. If elected, I will strive to keep our Massachusetts membership abreast of events, professional opportunities, and the activities of the Board.
- Association of College & Research Libraries, New England Chapter. Annual Conference Planning Committee member 2016-2018.
- Association of College & Research Libraries. Anthropology & Sociology Section member, 2017-present.
- Social Sciences Librarian, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 2015-2019.
- Social Sciences Librarian, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 2010-2015.
- M.S.L.S. Syracuse University.
- B.A. (Sociology and Psychology), Wesleyan University.
Throughout my career I have been an active member of ACRL at both the national and regional level. I think it is both important to help sustain the profession and also one of the best ways to learn more about and make connections in the regional library community. Having moved to New England and Williams College in summer 2017, I am ready to play my part in our regional chapter. My professional interests include liberal arts college librarianship, copyright, open access, library administration, and mentoring a new diverse generation of library leaders.
- Boston Library Consortium Board, Member 2017 – present,
- Treasurer, Oberlin Group 2017-19
- Florida ACRL (Board Member 2007- 2010, Vice –President 2013-14, President 2014-15)
- Director of Libraries, Williams Libraries, Williams, Williamstown, MA August 2017 -- present
- Library Director, Olin Library, Rollins College, Winter Park FL. August 2006 – July 2017
- PhD. School of Information Sciences. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Dissertation: On and On We Go With Copyright: The Role of the Association of Research Libraries in the Development of the 1976 Copyright Act.
- MLS. School of Information and Library Sciences. State University of New York at Buffalo. Buffalo, N.Y.
- BA (hons.). Department of Political Theory and Institutions. University of Sheffield. Sheffield, U.K.
ACRL-NEC has provided me with a network of collaborative colleagues that nurture professional growth, inspire me to enhance pedagogical practices which allow me to impact student success and contribute to the institutional outcomes at my own library. As an academic librarian at a community college, I value ACRL-NEC’s ability to foster conversations on issues and trends of importance to our profession and serve as a catalyst for transformational change. I have been proud to serve in various capacities with the chapter such as working on the ACRL-NEC conference site planning committee, Ma-State representative, NELIG co-chair and NELIG Social media liaison. If elected, I will continue in my work with outreach and support to Simmons University GSLIS students, and all Massachusetts Colleges, especially community colleges to highlight the wonderful professional opportunities that ACRL- NEC has to offer.
- ACRL/NEC Ma State rep: 2018-2019
- NELIG Co Chair- 2016-2017
- ACRL CCJC Conference planning committee 2015-2016
- ALA/ACRL member since 2005
Research and Instruction Librarian, Bristol Community College, 2002- present
MS Library Science, Simmons College,
BA in History, UMass Dartmouth