FACRL 2023 Board Elections
Thank you for your participation in the 2023 FACRL Board Elections. Please join us in congratulating the newest members of the FACRL Board! Special thanks to Elana Karshmer, Past-President, Clarissa West-White, President-Elect, Rachel Edford, Board Member At-Large, and Steven Wade, Board Member At-Large, for serving on this year's Nominating Committee. Our new Board members will be formally installed during the May meeting.
I am currently the e-Resources, Collection Development, & Instructional Services Librarian at Eckerd College where I specialize in web-scale discovery platforms, resource management and access, and the overlap between research information systems and institutional repositories. I have been FACRL’s Communications Manager since 2021, and served as chair or liaison to several FACRL committees, including the Conference, Logistics, Marketing & Communications, and the Membership Committees. In serving on the Board these last few years, I have seen how FACRL creates opportunities for academic librarians across the state to collaborate and connect during challenging times. As Vice-President/President-Elect of FACRL, I hope to continue highlighting the work of academic librarians throughout Florida, and create more opportunities to connect and share ideas. I received my MLS from the University of Washington, and was a 2006-2007 Spectrum Scholar.
Treasurer (Term: 2023-2026)
Sarah J. Hammill
Sarah J. Hammill is the Business & Online Learning Librarian at Florida International University Libraries. Her research interests include information-seeking behavior, usability, online learning, and mindful and meditation activities. She is devoted to library advocacy and enjoys coordinating library outreach events. Throughout her career, she has served in various capacities in ALA and FLA including as the FLA Treasurer from 2014 to 2016. She is interested in being more involved in FACRL and if elected as treasurer, she will use her skillset to further the association.
Communications Manager (Term: 2023-2025)
I’m Rachel Tait-Ripperdan, Florida Gulf Coast University librarian to Language & Literature, History, Communication and Philosophy. I have worked at the FGCU Library since 2005 when I started as a student worker. Since then I obtained my MLIS from Florida State University, an MA in History from FGCU, and a Data Analytics Certificate from University of Central Florida. My academic experiences and passions are wide and diverse.
For the last two years, I served on the FACRL Virtual Conference Logistics Committee, where I assisted in organizing the conference logistics. This was an exciting and educational process during which I met some fantastic librarians from across the state. It is more important than ever for us to ensure that we maintain public awareness and deliver key message clearly and efficiently. As FACRL Communications Manager, I look forward to continuing my service to Florida librarians by keeping FACRL communications programs running smoothly.
Lisa Campbell (North)
Lisa Campbell (she/her) is the Instruction and Outreach Librarian at the University of Florida, where she strives to create inclusive library learning experiences that engage students and develop information and digital literacies. As a member on the FACRL Conference Program Committee she worked to expand the conference to multiple tracks that encouraged greater participation and increased opportunities for learning. As an FACRL Board member she hopes to work alongside leadership in continuing to create opportunities for research engagement while centering inclusion in our work.
Janet Chan (Central)
Janet Chan is a Reference and Education Librarian at the University of South Florida Health Libraries where she serves as the Liaison to the College of Nursing. Prior to being a librarian, she worked as a Registered Nurse for 10 years. Her interest areas are graphic medicine, bibliotherapy, and digital health. She has published in JMLA and the Journal of Hospital Librarianship and presented at state and national conferences. She currently serves on the Florida Health Sciences Library Association executive board as the blog/social media editor and the American Library Association’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table Membership Committee. She would welcome the opportunity to serve on the FACRL board as a member at large and collaborate with librarians across the state in support of the profession.
Lauri Rebar (South)
Lauri Rebar is Instruction Coordinator and an Associate University Librarian at Florida Atlantic University, where she specializes in Reference and Instruction. She works extensively with the library’s online research guide program (LibGuides), is active making online tutorials, and serves as subject specialist/liaison for multiple academic departments within the University. Ms. Rebar collaborated and co-authored articles and presentations inclusive of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy with university education faculty during her studies for her Master degree in Instructional Technology. She is active in emerging technologies and recently co-authored two chapters in a textbook on information and digital literacy. Lauri enjoys working with authors as co-editor of a peer-reviewed library journal.
The new FACRL Board outlined below will begin their terms in May.
FACRL Board of Directors (2023-2024):