The Nominations & Elections Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 election. Those elected to NASIG Executive Board office are as follows:
- Angela Dresselhaus, East Carolina University
- Jessica Ireland, Radford University
- Karen Davidson, Mississippi State University
- Maria Hatfield, WT Cox Informaation Services
- Ted Westervelt, Library of Congress
On behalf of the committee, we would like to extend warm congratulations to the elected candidates, as well as sincere thanks to all the candidates who were willing to stand for office.
Nominations & Elections Committee
Patrick Carr, chair
Erika Ripley, vice chair
- Mary Mackay to Become New ALA Associate Executive Director for Publishing
After a nationwide search for the American Library Association’s new Associate Executive Director for Publishing, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Mackay to the role. Mary will start her new position on June 5th.
Mary has been with ALA since 2005 and from 2005 to 2011, served as the Director of Marketing and Marketing Strategy for ALA Publishing. Since 2011, Mary has served as ALA’s Marketing Director, where she has helped coordinate association-wide email marketing, conference innovation, membership marketing and engagement, web management, social media, eLearning, and new business development. Working with the International Relations Office, Mary has helped build the annual Sharjah/ALA Library conference into a regional flagship event. Mary has also co-led strategy development and implementation for the ALA Strategic Direction in Professional and Leadership Development.
As AED for Publishing, Mary will lead ALA publishing and its Editions/Neal-Schuman, Booklist, American Libraries, eLearning Solutions, Digital Resources (including RDA: Resource Description and Access) and Graphics imprints as they successfully navigate the challenges of the digital revolution and develop new generations of products and services that support the needs of our changing libraries and profession.
Sandy Hirsh, Chair of the ALA Publishing Committee and search committee member notes that “Mary’s publishing expertise, creative ideas for increasing publishing revenue, deep knowledge of ALA, and ability to build strong connections will help position the American Library Association for success for many years to come.”
Prior to coming to ALA, Mary worked for New Readers Press, ProLiteracy Worldwide, where she served as Associate Executive Director; Marketing Director; Editorial Director; and Project Editor and Managing Editor.
Mary has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of York, England, and a degree in French and Philosophy with Honors from Oxford University, England.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.