NELA Officers: Election Results
Meet the incoming officers. Stephen Spohn, Amy Howlett, and Denise Van Zanten will assume leadership positions in NELA in October. The new officers come on board at the Annual Business Meeting on October 22nd in Portland Maine.
Vice President / President Elect
Stephen has been active professionally in the New England library community since 2008. As a consultant and trainer, he has provided planning and assessment services to libraries and library organizations. He is coauthor of the Library Strategic Planning Toolkit, and his projects have been showcased regionally and nationally. In NELA he has served as Chair of the LGBT Section, as a member of the Membership committee and the Conference Committee. Stephen’s commitment to NELA will be for three years, first as Chair of the Conference Committee, second as President of our organization, and third as advisor and Chair of the Nominating Committee
Amy is Library Development Consultant with the Vermont Department of Libraries working with public libraries primarily in southern Vermont. Her recent NELA experience includes 2013 Conference Committee and 2011 NELLS mentor. Amy is a member of ALA, PLA and the Vermont Library Association. She will serve NELA for two years, both in helping to direct the business of the organization and in connecting NELA’s services to our members.
Denise Van Zanten
Denise is the Director of the Manchester Public Library (NH). She cites the New England Library Association as an asset over the course of her career providing professional resources along with the opportunity to work with many wonderful colleagues across the region. Denise brings with her the financial experience gained as Chair of the Finance Group of the GMILCS Consortium. She has served on the NELA Conference Committee since 2005. Her professional memberships include NHLA, NHLTA, NELA, PLA and ALA. As NELA Treasurer, Denise will serve a two year term.