2015 New Jersey Association of School Librarians Executive Board

2015 New Jersey Association of School Librarians
Executive Board Elections
The New Jersey Association of School Librarians Nominations Committee is proud to
announce the 2015 slate of candidates. The committee sincerely thanks these
candidates who have stepped forward to run for these positions and give their time to
Current members of NJASL are eligible to vote beginning on Monday, March 16, 2015
with the voting ending on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Please vote only once for the
candidate of your choice.
Serving on the Nominations/Elections Committee are Pam Gunter, Janet Clark, Bruce
Duboff, Christine Cucci, and Fran King. Thank you to the committee for their hard work
and dedication to the process of selecting a slate of candidates by using NJASL by-laws
as our guide.
Vice President
Lisa Bakanas
Lisa Bakanas has been a School Library Media Specialist for 8
years at Cherokee High School in Marlton, NJ. Prior to becoming
a librarian Lisa was a Business Systems Analyst and Project
Manager at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. After
leaving Jefferson to raise her three boys, she received her Master
of Arts in School and Public Librarianship from Rowan University.
She received the NJASL Villy Gandhi award in 2011 and became
an Executive Board member of NJASL in 2012, serving as
Corresponding Secretary. The past two years she has served on
the NJASL Executive Board as Member-at-large, co-chairing the
last two NJASL spring meetings and volunteering on many NJASL committees.
Michelle McGrievey
Michelle McGreivey has been a school library media specialist
at Hoboken High School in Hoboken, NJ since 2002. She has
also served as her district webmaster since 2006. Prior to that,
she worked in a variety of public, academic and special
libraries in New Jersey and other states. Past employment
includes St. Mary Hospital Library (Hoboken), St. Francis
School of Nursing Library (Jersey City), Hoboken Public
Library, Charleston County Library (SC), Post and Courier
Newspaper Library (Charleston, SC), The Citadel’s Daniel
Library (Charleston, SC), and Jefferson Parish Library (LA).
Michelle attended SUNY Albany in Albany, NY where she
earned her BA in Russian language and literature in 1987 and her MLS in 1990. She
took classes at Rutgers and St. Peter’s College to receive her school library
certification. Prior to serving as secretary of NJASL in 2014-15, Michelle managed the
NJASL regular and board listservs for several years. She was named the Hoboken High
School Teacher of the Year in 2011-2012. Michelle served on the programs committee
for the NJASL Conference in 2010. Michelle also served on the validation committee for
several NJASL conferences. Michelle values her participation in NJASL and appreciates
the many ways in which the organization provides value to our members. Michelle also
serves on the board of directors of LibraryLinkNJ.
Michelle is originally from New Orleans. She is married with two children, two cats, and
a constantly changing array of foster kittens from Companion Animal Placement of
Hoboken. She enjoys sewing and other crafts and reading, of course.
Elizabeth Ullrich
I earned my Master of Educational Technology degree and
Associate’s degree in Library Sciences from Montclair State
University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in
Education from the University of Delaware. I have taught in the
classroom as a second grade, third grade and fifth grade
teacher. I then became the library media specialist in an
elementary school before coming to my current position as a
middle school library teacher in Upper Saddle River.I have been
named Teacher of the Year in two different districts, once as a classroom teacher and
once as the librarian. I am co-chair of the New Members Committee, the chair of the
Battle of the Books selection committee, the co-president of the Bergen Passaic
Association of School Librarians, and I have presented at two NJASL conferences. I
look forward to becoming more involved in NJASL in the next chapter of my life.
ISTE Representative
Renee Rogers
Renee Rogers (MLIS, MPH) is in her 5th year as the librarian at
Steinert High School in Hamilton Township. Renee is a vocal
advocate for school libraries and educational technology, serving
on several building and district-level technology committees. She
has written for School Library Monthly, and presented
conference sessions and webinars for her district, NJASL, and
AASL. Renee was named Steinert High School's 2013-2014
Teacher of the Year. At the NJASL 2014 Fall Conference,
Renee had the honor of receiving two awards: the ISTE Making
IT Happen award, and NJASL’s Outstanding Media Specialist of the Year. Renee
currently co-chairs NJASL’s Professional Outreach Committee, and has served on the
conference committee for the past two years.
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