Executive Board Nominations 2019-20

Vote now – There are three DLA Executive Board positions to fill for the 2019-20 term year which begins in May 2019 (at the DLA Business Meeting held on May 3, 2019 at the annual State Conference).

Cast your ballot online now!
Voting ends on April 26, 2019.

The three DLA Executive Board positions are:

  • Vice President / President Elect
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

There is one candidate nominated for the Vice President/President-Elect and Treasurer positions.  We have two candidates running for the Secretary position.  Biographies for the four candidates are below:

1. Nomination for Vice President / President-Elect:  Catherine Wimberley
Catherine’s Bio:  Catherine Wimberley is currently the Programs and Services Coordinator for New Castle County Libraries. She assists in coordinating system-wide services and community engagement programs. Prior to joining New Castle County, she worked with the Dover Public Library for five years as an Adult Services Librarian and later the Head of the Youth Services Department. She received her MSLIS from Drexel University in 2010.

Catherine has been a member of the Delaware Library Association since 2015. She is currently serving as the President of the Public Library Division of DLA. Previously, she has been the PLD Secretary and Vice President.​

2. Nomination for Secretary: Katy Goff
 Katy’s Bio:  Katy Goff is currently the Library Director for the Parker Library at Wesley College. Before becoming the Library Director she was the Teen Librarian at the Dover Public Library for seven years.  She has taken many detailed notes and used a wealth of different fonts throughout her career and feels that the plethora of dictation has lead her to this opportunity to become the Secretary for Delaware Library Association. 

She received her MILS from California State University San Jose in 2006. She has experience with this type of position because she has served as the Secretary for the Youth Services Division in the past.

Katy has been a member of the Delaware Library Association since 2010. 

3.  Nomination for Secretary: Marlowe Bogino
Marlowe’s Bio:  As a newer librarian, I am excited for the prospect of new opportunities within the profession that provide me with a strong foundation and continued growth within my career.  Growth that is rooted in learning and service is ideal and the focus of my professional goals.

My story doesn’t begin in libraries, but in healthcare, for almost twenty years.  Thus far, I have enjoyed my journey to librarianship which included MSLS classes at Clarion University, an internship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Social Science library and a fun and exciting role as a Youth Services Librarian for New Castle County Public Libraries.  Currently, I have the pleasure of working as a Reference Librarian in two academic libraries, Wilmington University and West Chester University, and in the Health Library of Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS Library).  Within these settings my learning and service continues, with various patron populations, as I assist with research inquiries, outreach and instruction.  Also, I have had the great pleasure of volunteering at the Wilmington Library Inspiration Space in 2014-15, working with the YSD division of DLA to help create Standard Guidelines for Youth Service Librarians in the Spring of 2018 and volunteering at the welcome desk of the MD/DE Joint Library Conference 2017.  I look forward to many more opportunities with this appointment as secretary of DLA.

I have in each of my library settings witnessed the far reaching benefits of the efforts of passionate and service oriented librarians.  I am inspired by their willingness to serve local communities, causes and organizations, and even fellow library staff to help meet the needs for education and support.  I believe the role of the Delaware Library Association Board Secretary position will provide me with an opportunity to not only participate in service initiatives that benefit the library community but subsequently benefit the larger local communities.  In addition, I believe that this appointment will present a chance for me to utilize and enhance my managerial, organizational and social networking skills.  Moreover, I look forward to having an opportunity to work with a group that addresses the current technological, administrative and operational issues that affect the profession as a whole.

I thank you in advance for your consideration of my inquiry.

4.  Nomination for Treasurer:  Jaclyn Hale (Smagala)
Jaclyn’s Bio:  Hello, all! My name is Jaclyn Hale (Smagala). I earned a BA in English Literature from Salisbury University and a MA in English Literature from the University of Virginia. I recently completed my MLIS from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2017. I began my library journey in 2009 when, as a Research Assistant, I helped organize the UVA English Department’s book collection. Following graduation in 2011, I worked at the University of Delaware’s Education Resource Center. In 2013 I began working at the Dover Public Library as a Library Assistant in the Children’s department. This past year I was promoted to Librarian I at Dover and now work in the Adult Services Department.

While at Dover I’ve provided fun and educational programming as well as reference services to children and adults alike. I have had collection management responsibilities for a variety of print and non-print materials. I’ve even coached the Library’s award-winning LEGO robotics team! I’m currently a member of the Statewide Professional Development Team and the DLA Grant Review Panel. I am an organized and detail-oriented person and enjoy collaborating with colleagues and learning new skills. If elected, I look forward to learning from Joel Rudnick how to best serve the DLA community as Treasurer. I promise to be open and transparent in my duties and will be pleased to answer questions and provide assistance as needed.