Fall 2016 LISSA Officers

  • President – Rachel Talbert (rachel.talbert@rutgers.edu)

    • Organizes speakers, events, and trips
    • Coordinates LISSA sponsored events
    • Creates Executive Board meeting and General meeting agendas
    • Runs Executive Board meetings and General meetings
    • Solicits ideas from MI students and faculty
    • Maintains an awareness of what is happening in the library field
    • Builds connections with NJLA members and acts a liaison / bridge between LISSA and NJLA; notifies students of ways they can get involved with NJLA and ALA
    • Ensures that all of LISSA’s responsibilities are being performed in a timely and professional manner
    • Accepts and considers suggestions on how LISSA can better perform its mission
  • Vice President – Carla Harwood (carlaharwood@gmail.com)

    • Assists the President in a variety of ways
    • Assists with the organization of LISSA sponsored events
    • Attends and participates in Executive Board meetings and General meetings
    • Builds connections with NJLA members and acts a liaison / bridge between LISSA and NJLA; notifies students of ways they can get involved with NJLA and ALA
  • Events Coordinator – Kerry Dubyk
    • Works directly with the President and Vice President on coordinating all LISSA events
    • Works directly with the Treasure on ensuring funding for all LISSA events
    • Works directly with the Website Administrator to promote all LISSA events
    • Attends and participates in Executive Board meetings and General meetings
    • Assists with setup and cleanup of LISSA events
  • Website Administrator and Social Media Specialist – Gina Policastro (gina.policastro@rutgers.edu)

    • Maintains and updates the LISSA online presence regularly throughout the semester
    • Webcasts General  meetings for online students
    • Attends and participates in Executive Board meetings and General meetings
    • Assists with setup and cleanup of LISSA sponsored events
  • Secretary – OPEN

    • Attends and participates in Executive Board meetings and General meetings
    • Keeps minutes of all Executive Board meetings and General meetings
    • Emails monthly meeting minutes to the Website Administrator so they can be posted on LISSA’s website and various social media channels
    • Assists with setup and cleanup of LISSA sponsored events
  • Treasurer – OPEN
    • Works with President and Vice President to create an annual budget to submit to GSA in September; assist the creation of an additional January budget submitted to GSA
    • Regularly submits reimbursement requests to GSA / Student Services Office for LISSA throughout the semester
    • Attends and participates in Executive Board meetings and General meetings
    • Supplies food for the General meetings
    • Assists with setup and cleanup of LISSA sponsored events
  • Graduate Student Association (GSA) Representative – Dana Eckstein

    • Attends GSA monthly meetings and signs attendance for LISSA
    • Acts as a representative of LISSA at GSA meetings
    • Reports at LISSA meetings on what was discussed at GSA meetings
    • Assists the Treasurer in creating an annual budget to submit to GSA in September; assist the creation of an additional January budget submitted to GSA
    • Attends and participates in Executive Board meetings and General meetings
  • Curriculum Committee Representative – Allison Ryan
    • Attends Curriculum Committee meetings and acts as a representative for all MI students
    • Solicits concerns and ideas from MI students to share at Curriculum Committee meetings
    • Reports on what was discussed at Curriculum Committee meetings at LISSA meetings
    • Attends and participates in Executive Board meetings and General meetings
  • Faculty Representative – Kumro Kastro

    • Attends Faculty meetings and acts as a representative for all MI students
    • Solicits questions, concerns, and ideas from MI students to share at Faculty meetings
    • Reports on what was discussed at Faculty meetings at LISSA meetings
    • Attends and participates in Executive Board meetings and General meetings
  • Online Student Representative – Stacey Shapiro
    • Liaison between online and on-campus LISSA members
    • Solicits ideas and concerns from the online MI student community
    • Advertises General LISSA meetings and events to online MI students
    • Assists in webcasting General meetings for online students
    • Attends and participates in Executive Board meetings and General meetings
  • Alumni Representative – Meaghan Moody
    • Liaison between LISSA and Rutgers MI Alumni
    • Attends and reports on Alumni Association Meetings
    • Works with MI faculty and staff to better connect alumni with current students
    • Attends and participates in Executive Board meetings and General meetings
  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Kay Cassell