The 2019 MAC Nominating Committee is pleased to announce that a fantastic slate of candidates has been established for this year’s MAC offices. We are excited that the candidates are a mixture of people new to the profession and those a bit more seasoned. A ballot will be sent via E-mail to all current members of MAC eligible to vote and will include a link to the candidate bios and statements, also posted below. Please take some time to review each candidate’s information and be sure to vote when you receive your ballot.
Ashley Cuffia is a Science Research and Reference Specialist in the Science, Technology and Business Division of the Library of Congress. With her focuses in Life Science and Medicine, she provides reference assistance to researchers, staff of the library, and the general public. She is also in responsible for collection development, teaching, and LibGuide development, and participates in library wide programing. Before starting at the LOC, Ashley was the Consumer Health Coordinator for the Southeastern Atlantic Regional Medical Library at the University of Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, where she had worked in a variety of positions for over 11 years. Ashley helped to co-chair the 2018 Annual meeting in Ocean City, Md. She also helped to co-chair the professional development committee for the Tri-chapter meeting in Philadelphia. Ashley has served on both the Nominating and Professional Development Committees, as well as being the first student to ever be a chair of a committee, when she chaired the MAC Professional Development Committee in 2015.
I attended my first MAC meeting in Alexandria, Va. in 2014 as a new MLS student, an experience that I will never forget. Attending our annual meetings allows me to not only experience the ever changing field of health science librarianship, but also enables me to speak with and collaborate with fantastic, passionate and knowledgeable librarians. I am honored to be nominated for the chair-elect position and would love the opportunity to serve the members of our chapter. I want to strive to bring new librarians to MAC, and also to open the world of health science librarianship to students, still in graduate school who may not be aware of this field of practice.
MAC Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee
Beth Ketterman, MLS, is Director of the Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University. She has served on the MAC Board previously in the role of Treasurer and also served as member and then chair of the Communications Committee, overseeing the transition to a blog format for sharing information with the membership. Beth has also served in multiple roles within the MLA, including the secretary/treasurer of the Collection Development Section. She won that section’s Daniel T. Richards Prize for writing in health sciences collection development in 2013. Beth would be honored to serve MAC again as the Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee.
Teresa L. Knott, MLS, MPA, AHIP, joined Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) as Associate University Librarian and Director of the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences in 2009. Prior to that, Teresa was the deputy director at the University of Maryland Baltimore’s Health Sciences and Human Services Library from 2004-2009. She began her career at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s Library of the Health Sciences in Lubbock in 1983 and then served as associate director for the El Paso campus library from 1985-2004. She received her master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Oklahoma and a second master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso. Teresa served as the 2016-2017 President of the Medical Library Association (MLA). Additionally, she served on the MLA Board of Directors, Section Council, and Chapter Council. She chaired the 2012 MLA National Program Committee. Over the years, she has been active in the MLA Leadership and Management Section and served on MLA committees including Communities Transition Task Force, Communities Strategic Goal Task Force, Nominating, Credentialing, 2012 National Program, and Membership. For the Mid-Atlantic Chapter, served on Planning Committees for the 2007 and 2011 annual meetings.