Nominees for Vice President/President-Elect (candidates presented in alphabetical order):
Dr. Rondelle Price
Dr. Rondelle Price is a lifelong educator with over 17 years of experience in the field of education.
Dr. Price began his career as a 5th Grade teacher at John E. Howard Elementary School in Prince George’s County Public Schools. He has spent eight years of his career working for the Anne Arundel County Public School System and Baltimore City Public School System as a Library Media Department Chair.
Dr. Price has also been a High School Assistant Principal, Acting Principal & School Test Coordinator at the SEED School of Maryland. Currently, Dr. Price serves as the Manger of Library Programs for the District of Columbia Public Schools where over the past 4 years he has provided direct support to over 100 Library Media Specialists operating in every District of Columbia Public School.
Dr. Price holds a bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University, a master’s degree from Bowie State University, a Certificate of Advance Studies in Education in Library Science and Administration and Supervision from the Notre Dame of Maryland University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Bowie State University where he was awarded the 2013 Dissertation of the Year.Tracy Sumler
Tracy Sumler has been working in public libraries for over 20 years having worked in 5 library systems and currently working for the DC Public Library as the Outreach and Inclusion Manager.
She has served on ALA Council as a Councilor-at-Large until annual conference June 2017, as well as committees for YALSA, and ALSC. Starting in July, She will be a member of ALA Committee on the Status of Women and ALA Training, Orientation and Leadership Development.
As a participant of DCLA, ALA, and PLA, she firmly believes in the power of professional organizations and how they work to advocate, develop, and support libraries as well as the staff that work in them. DCLA represents a variety of libraries, academic, law, public, and so much more. Her vision is all DC libraries united. She would take this opportunity as DCLA Vice President/President-Elect to bring all of these libraries together.
Heather A. Wiggins
Nominee for Treasurer:
Heather A. Wiggins, J.D, MLIS, is a Copyright Specialist at the United States Copyright Office located within the Library of Congress.
Ms. Wiggins received her Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she triple majored in Spanish, International Studies, and LACIS (Latin America, the Caribbean and Iberian Studies). She also received a Certificate in Global Cultures, and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain.
She received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and her Masters in Library and Information Science from the Catholic University of America, where she focused on Law Librarianship.
She has researched libraries and cultural institutions abroad, including research trips to the Vatican Secret Archives and to the Capitoline Museum in Rome. She is also a frequent volunteer at the National Book Festival fielding questions about Copyright and about the Library of Congress.
Ms. Wiggins is also the Owner/CEO of the Writer's Edge, LLC. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Catholic University, teaching the Copyright and Licensing Institute. She currently serves as a Board Member for the Story of Our Schools, an organization that seeks to help preserve and bring to life the history of DC by empowering youth to discover, develop and share permanently exhibit the stories of their schools and communities. She enjoys mentoring, reading, writing, traveling, and on finding ways to give back to her community.
Nominee for Membership Director:Lisa Massengale
Lisa Massengale is the Head of the Science Reference Section in the Science, Technology & Business Division at the Library of Congress.
In this position Lisa is responsible for developing the Library’s collection in all areas of science and ensuring the Section’s public programs and outreach initiatives are integrated into the strategic plan of the Library.
Before joining LC she was the Head of Research and Instruction at the Illinois Institute of Technology Paul V. Galvin Library, an Information Services Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago Health Sciences Library and an Associate Fellow at the National Library of Medicine. Lisa holds a MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and a MPH from the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Nominees for Systems Director (candidates presented in alphabetical order):
Victor Manuel Benítez
Víctor Benítez is a Labs Librarian at the Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library.
Victor has worked with the DC Public Library since 2013, having had stints at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library and at The Labs at DCPL in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Victor also coordinates DCPL on Full Service Radio, dcpl.fullserviceradio.org.
Before joining the DC Public Library, Victor worked at a dual-language community college in Maryland, The Corcoran College of Art + Design Library. Victor has been a member of the DC Library Association since 2013, he sits on the Student Financial Aid Committee, and previously was the Board's secretary (2013-2017) and newsletter editor (2014-2017).
Victor is from Chicago, worked at The Newberry while completing library school via LEEP and received his MSLIS from the iSchool at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a certificate in Community Informatics. Victor lives in Petworth, Washington, D.C.
Jesse Lambertson is Head of Cataloging & Metadata at Georgetown Law Library, co-owner of Metamedia Management, encourages collaboration between library associations and embraces the librarian-as-life-long-learner thing. He loves libraries as metaphor and as places to check out books. He has set up email systems and administered several websites. He looks forward to serving the DC Library Association.