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The DCLA Executive Board 2022 election is now open.

Only current members are eligible to participate and ballots have been emailed to all current members. If your membership has lapsed and you would like to participate, please renew your membership today at dcla.org. We'll resend the ballot every Monday from now through June 13, 2022.

Below are bios of candidates for positions for the DCLA 2022/2023 Executive Board. Please contact Tracy Sumler (tracy.sumler@dc.govwith any questions.

President

Milea Pickett is a certified School Librarian in the District of Columbia Public School System. Prior to working in school libraries, Milea has served in public libraries and special libraries. Serving the community, and providing information and resources is a passion of Milea’s. As an educator, Milea understands the importance of education. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, in History, from Howard University and her Master of Library Information Science (MLS) degree from Catholic University of America. Milea has fully committed to providing a space for students and families to obtain essential life-long learning tools, which is evident through the partnerships Milea has involved her learning community in. Throughout Milea’s work in the school system, she has held several leadership and advocacy positions. Milea served as Treasurer for the District of Columbia Library Association (DCLA) from 2016-2018, she was a board member of the DC Association of School Librarians (DCASL) from 2017-2018. Additionally, Milea has worked with Center for Inspired Teaching as a part of the first Humanities Hub Cohort, tasked with educating high school students in the Real World History course, in 2017. In addition to educating her community, Milea is devoted to serving her community through various organizations. Milea is a member of Top Ladies of Distinction Inc., serving on various committees; a member of National Women of Achievement, serving as Chapter Historian. She serves as the Recording Secretary in the Howard University Alumni Club of Greater Washington DC and is a member of the Junior League of Washington. Milea has also volunteered with Black Girls Code, D.C. Chapter, among other services. When Milea is not educating or serving her community, she finds time to decorate, party plan, and enjoy her love of singing.

Vice President / President-Elect 

Angela Falkenberg is in her 12th year as an educator and is a school librarian with the District of Columbia Public Schools. Since joining DCPS in 2016, she has worked within her school community and across the district to develop a culture of reading, advocate for equity in access, and support educators in their integration of digital and media literacy in their curriculum. Currently, she serves as the Director of the DC Library Association - School Library Section. In this role, she testified for permanent funding for school librarians in DCPS, collaborated with the Three Stars Book Award committee to promote diversity and young readers’ voice in literature, and led the Battle of the Books committee to celebrate reading among peers. As Vice President / President Elect, she will work with librarians across the city to further build impactful connections within the community and advocate for equity in literacy access. Her past roles include working as a librarian-technology teacher at a K-8 public charter school in Atlanta, GA and teaching elementary and middle school English in Seoul, South Korea. She received her BS in Middle Grades Education at Georgia College and State University and earned her M.Ed in Instructional Technology - School Library Media at Georgia Southern University.

ALA Council Chapter Representative

KC Boyd is currently a school librarian with the District of Columbia Public Schools System.  She is a second generation educator and holds Master’s degrees in Library Information Science, Media Communications, and Education Leadership.  Boyd is currently the 2022 School Library Journal, “Librarian of the Year.”   Boyd currently serves on the executive board for the District of Columbia Library Association, is an active committee member for the American Library Association Chapter Council representing Washington D.C., American Association of School Librarians Digital Tools Committee, and the EveryLibrary Institute/Advisory Board. Boyd is also a member of the District of Columbia Public Schools Library Corps and is a representative of the Washington Teachers’ Union Equity Collaborative. Boyd currently is a National Ambassador representing the Washington D.C. area for Checkology Virtual Classroom and The News Literacy Project.  Boyd can be reached through her website:  http://www.kcboyd.com/.

K.C. Boyd, M.A., M.Ed. & M.L.I.S.

School Librarian.  Connect to my social media pages: https://sociatap.com/KCBoyd

Membership Director

Jherusha Lambert is a librarian at Howard University in Washington, D.C. where they provide resource assistance to students and faculty. They also have several years of public librarian experience. During Jherusha's public library career, they served in youth services, adult services, outreach, collection development and management roles. They have also led and co-led a variety of committees including circulation, collection management, summer reading, grant applications and I served on a host of library related advisory boards. Jherusha currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of the Medical Library Association. They always looking for ways to be of service and collaborate in my field and community. Jherusha enjoys spending time with loved ones, reading, visiting different libraries, traveling and playing golf in their free time.

Secretary

Leah Richardson (orcid.org/0000-0003-2368-3417) is the Research and Instruction Librarian for Special Collections at The George Washington University and has 15 years of experience in the field. Leah is an active member of ALA, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS), Library Instruction Roundtable (LIRT), Intellectual Freedom Roundtable (IFRT), and a member of the Society of American Archivists (SAA).

Treasurer

Dr. Kevin M. Washburn is the current Director of Library Programs for DC Public Schools.  He is also an adjunct instructor with the University of Maryland's iSchool MLIS program.  He has over 30 years of librarianship experience in the Academic, Public, School and with Specialized institutions.  Dr. Washburn is currently the DCLA Systems Director.  Before joining DCLA, he served on the North Carolina Association of School Librarians Executive Board as the Director of Professional Development, Advocacy Directory, and as the Newsletter Chair.  His research and professional interest include information literacy challenges for PK12 students, LGBTQIA children's and youth literature advocacy, school librarianship in the 21st century, and the impact of libraries to contribute to the social justice movement.  Visit his LinkedIn Profile for additional information: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmwashburn1/


Announcement: DCLA Executive Board 2022/2023

The District of Columbia Library Association (DCLA) is seeking library workers and supporters who are interested in serving the local community of library and information science professionals through the DCLA Executive Board. There are many great opportunities to develop your leadership skills, network, and advance your career.

Nominations

Current DCLA members may self-nominate or nominate others. Student members are eligible to be nominated. If your membership has lapsed you can still nominate yourself, you'll just need to renew your membership prior to the election. Explore each role's duties at dcla.org.

Nominate here.

Timeline

March 18 - May 1 | Nominations Accepted

May 9 - June 17 | DCLA Elections (Current Members Only)

June 1 | 2022/2023 DCLA Executive Board Announcement

June 25 | DCLA Annual Banquet & Board Induction

Contact Past President Tracy Sumler at tracy.sumler@dc.gov with questions.




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