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Officers

The Executive Board is made up of a president and vice president from each of the student chapters, as well as a treasurer, webmaster, archivist, and secretary that serve the organization as a whole. Positions are held for one year with elections held for most offices in the fall.

Interested in becoming an officer? First join ALA and/or SLA on Bullsync and then watch for announcements of upcoming elections (please note that joining SOLIS does not grant you membership in the national organizations). All members are eligible to run, even if it is your first semester in the program, and it is a great way to get to know other students. The positions of ALA vice president and SLA vice president are available as of June 2016. Elections will be held for the positions of secretary and webmaster in September of 2016. Please contact the SOLIS webmaster Carrie at carriecullen@mail.usf.edu if you are interested!


2016 Officers

Marcekka FalquezALA President: Marcella Falquez

Term: October 2016 - September 2017
Committees: TBD
Email Marcella

Marcella Falquez is in her second semester of the program. Before attending USF, she obtained a BA in History from UCF (2015) and worked for both Enterprise Florida, Inc. (the state economic development partnership) and Publix Supermarkets. Marcella's research interests include disability advocacy in the library, folksonomy, and information literacy. She hopes to work in either public or academic libraries after graduating.


Carrie CullenSLA President: Carrie Cullen

Term: October 2016 - September 2017
Committees: TBD
Email Carrie

Carrie Cullen entered the MLIS program at USF in January 2016. She earned her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Northern Illinois University and spent several years in Rhode Island before moving to Tampa in 2014. Carrie is currently volunteering in the biomedical library of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and hopes to work as a medical or academic librarian upon graduation.


Paul Flagg ALA Vice President: Paul Flagg

Term: October 2016 - September 2017
Committees:
Email Paul

Paul Flagg, originally from Pasco County, Fla., studied public relations and anthropology at the University of Florida. After taking a couple of years off from school, he enrolled in the MLIS program at USF, where he is now going into his final semester. Naturally, his favorite hobby is reading, but he also enjoys trying new foods and learning about different people and places. He currently works as a library assistant with the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library and as a writing consultant at the USF Writing Studio.



Jaylyn PruittSLA Vice President: Jaylyn Pruitt

Term: October 2016 - September 2017
Committees: Email Jaylyn

Jaylyn Pruitt is in her first semester of the program. She attended the University of Florida (‘16), earning a BA in anthropology with a minor in linguistics. Her background is in archiving and museums, and she hopes to work in collections or an academic library after graduation. She is interested in the role of language in information dissemination and knowledge management.



Jaylyn Pruitt

Treasurer: Jaylyn Pruitt

Term: October 2016 - September 2017
Committees: TBD
Email Jaylyn

Jaylyn Pruitt is in her first semester of the program. She attended the University of Florida (‘16), earning a BA in anthropology with a minor in linguistics. Her background is in archiving and museums, and she hopes to work in collections or an academic library after graduation. She is interested in the role of language in information dissemination and knowledge management.


Arlene HaesslerSecretary: Arlene Haessler

Term: October 2016 - September 2017
Committees: TBD
Email Arlene

I am currently in my fourth semester of the MLIS here at USF. While I have worked in a library yet, I am looking forward to a future position in an Academic, Health or Medical Library. After completing a BA with Honors in Anthropology and elected to Phi Beta Kappa, my first attempt at graduate school began as a Chancellor's Fellow in the Social Relations program at the University of California, Irvine. Sadly, the program was a poor fit and I left after the first year.

I have spent most of my time since leaving UC Irvine back in the Florida Keys and Key West as a Florida Licensed Massage Therapist. I have also served the Florida State Massage Therapy Association as Keys Chapter President, de facto Newsletter editor, Webmaster and/or Secretary on and off since 1999--massage therapists are notoriously tech adverse so I seem to be stuck with all of those roles for now.

I chose the MLIS program because it offered an applied program in a field that mixes many diverse skill sets. I had the opportunity to teach for a short-lived massage therapy certification program in Key West and discovered I loved teaching adults. I often find myself constantly trying to teach my poor massage clients anatomy, physiology and kinesiology while all they want to do is relax so I decided it was time to start planning for a career change.

I had the opportunity to visit campus in September but don't get there much. Still I look forward to doing the best I can to serve as the SOLIS Secretary, even from such a distance and I hope to see everyone in an in person meeting again soon!


Archivist: Emilie Ashby

Term: October 2016 - September 2017
Committees: TBD
Email Emilie

 

W Matt CrowellWebmaster: W Matt Crowell

Term: October 2016 - September 2017
Committees: TBD
Email Matt

Matt is in his first year of the Masters of Library and Information Science program at USF. He holds a BFA in Communication Design and a MA in Media Theory and Research from Southern Illinois University. His previous research was on the foundation of Cartoon Network, and how it affected the mid-1990s American animation landscape, and the development of esports and streaming culture. His current research interests are in applying developing information technology tools to academic libraries in order to improve student and faculty research experience. His hobbies are gaming, web design, coding, reading, hiking, and streaming.