The 2022 FACRL Board Elections Results are in!
To all the candidates, know that all of us deeply appreciate your willingness to serve. And special thanks to Alyssa Koclanes, Clarissa West-White, Julie Hornick for serving on this year's Nominating Committee. Our new Board members will be formally installed during the May meeting.
Dr. Clarissa West-White
Since transitioning to the library from teaching in 2018 and graduating with the Master’s in Information in 2019, Dr. West-White has been able to become more involved in grant writing. Along with a colleague applied and received a near $30,000 grant to delve into the Black Fantastic. She also received $4,500 from the American Library Association and Carnegie Whitney to create with a colleague a Resource for Homeless Teens. She assisted the African American Culture Society, Inc. in Palm Coast in drafting the grant application for the Smithsonian Waterways project that was recently selected for funding. She serves as the Curatorial Director on the project. Finally, she was selected to serve as PI on a $15,000 OER Affordable HBCU grant funded by Hewlett when the previous PI left the university. She has served many state and national organizations in a variety of roles. Most recently, she was elected to the board of the Florida Association of College Reference Librarians. She has served on the board of the Florida Council of Teachers of English, where she worked to recreate the National Council of Teachers of Education's National Advocacy Day in Florida. With board members, she orchestrated the event in conjunction with area Colleges of Education's faculty to present representatives with a list of talking points and concerns regarding education. She also served on the local planning committee for the National Council of Teachers of English when its convention was in Orlando, and served on the planning committees for the 2020 NISO Plus Conference and the Academic Committee Conference (Zora Neale Hurston Festival).
Julie N Hornick
I am an Instructional Services Librarian at Florida Southern College (FSC) where I serve as a liaison for several academic departments. Prior to working at FSC, I spent 13 years as a school librarian in South Carolina, where I worked in elementary and middle school libraries. I am a 2019 graduate of the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute and hold an MLIS from the University of South Carolina and an MA in French Literature from Penn State University. I have been a Board Member-at-Large on the FACRL Board of Directors since 2020. Additionally, I am currently the Co-Chair of the ALA LIRT Conference Program Committee and am also a member of the ALA GameRT Membership and Promotion Committee. Before coming to Florida, I served on the Junior Book Award Committee as both a member and Chair, and then served as the Chair and Executive Board Representative for the State Book Awards program. I have always believed it is important to be an active member of the associations that represent our profession and to support the work they do, and I would be honored to continue to serve the FACRL membership as Secretary of the Board of Directors.