The MLA Board is pleased to share the amazing work of our Nominating Committee by announcing our the slate for our upcoming elections. More information about our candidates and the voting process will be coming soon!
President – President Elect:
Erin Gray, Springfield-Greene County Library
Liz MacDonald, Lindenwood University
Members at Large:
Johnathan Shoff, St. Charles City-County Library
Jamie Emery, Saint Louis University
Noel Kopriva, University of Missouri – Columbia
Christy Schink, Scenic Regional Library
Susan Wray, Mid-Continent Public Library
Meredith McCarthy, Jefferson County Library
Jennifer Parsons, Central Methodist University
Eric Peterson, Kansas City Public Library (self nominating)
MLA is pleased to announce the results of its ALA Councilor-Elect position.
Stephanie Tolson, Dean of Learning Resources and Academic Support for St. Charles Community College, has been elected as our new ALA Councilor-Elect, effective immediately. Dr. Tolson is an active member of many library associations, including the Missouri Library Association (MLA), American Library Association (ALA), Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Special Libraries Association (SLA), College and Reading Language Association (CRLA), and the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA). She received a Doctorate in Education from Saint Louis University, an M.L.S. from Emporia State University, and received a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from Park University. She has worked in a various library settings including special and academic libraries and she is an avid user of her public library.
Stephanie will assume the role of Councilor-Elect at the time of her election. She will replace Regina Greer-Cooper as ALA Councilor following ALA Annual in June 2016. She will serve as ALA Councilor until the end of ALA Annual 2019, representing MLA at Council meetings and reporting back to MLA on Council activities.
MLA thanks Regina for her service over the last 3 years and we congratulate Stephanie on her election.
Voting in MLA’s election of our next ALA Councilor-Elect begins Thursday, April 21st.
For candidate photos, biographies and candidate statements, see the Special Election page.
Voting in the 2016 MLA Bylaws and Elections is now open to all currently registered Individual and Institutional members. The poll will remain open until 11:59 pm on August 31. If you did not receive an invitation or ballot in the mail, please contact Christina Prucha at firstname.lastname@example.org.