2009 NCSLA Candidates

Jamal Cromity – candidate for President-Elect

Jamal Cromity is a 1998 American Library Association Spectrum Scholar. He is the recent winner of the NCSLA 2008 Horizon Award. Jamal has a MLS from NCCU and he recently received his MBA, graduating cum laude from Ellis College at NYIT. He has served as the NCSLA Webmaster for the past two years. Jamal is a Product Developer for Dialog, which is now a ProQuest company. At Dialog he is responsible for developing new products and solutions for research needs of clients. Jamal has over nine years of experience in the information retrieval market. He is also a coach in the Quantum2 program, which is a leadership development program, provided by Dialog. Jamal is a freelance writer. He has been recently published in magazines such as the ALA APA Library Work life, Information Outlook, and Information Today’s, Online.

Mary Lane – candidate for Director

Mary Lane majored in Art History at Rosemont College in Pennsylvania and Library Science from Simmons College GSLIS. “I am Bostonian by birth and notably by accent; although, I've lived in Greensboro since 1995.” She was SLA Student Chapter President at Simmons and intended to become a Special Libraries librarian but got sidetracked. She was Library Director for the Canton Public Library in Canton Massachusetts and later Library Director and Curator for Special Collections at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. She has worked as a Reference Librarian at the Framingham Public Library and as a fact-checker for several academic publishers. Since moving to Greensboro, she has taught English As Another Language at GTCC and became the Librarian at Carolina Christian College in Winston Salem. A year ago, she became the Library Manager at Lorillard Tobacco Company in Greensboro. “During my librarianship career, I have had the honor of serving the public, Engineering college students and faculty, Theological college students and faculty, and now Chemists and Biologists. Being a librarian is challenging and wonderfully fulfilling. I love the span of disciplines it allows us to serve. I believe that providing information in all its forms is the unique contribution we make to society whether it's by cataloguing and classifying it, searching for it, disseminating it, or educating people to the skills of locating it. Public relations and education is the key to our success. Our highest calling is to teach the public, students, faculty, and corporate staff to access authoritative information.”

Mary Krautter – candidate for Treasurer

Mary Krautter has been head of Reference and Instructional Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries since July of 2007. Prior to her move to North Carolina, Mary was Director of Interdisciplinary Information Literacy at the University of Kentucky Libraries. Mary's other positions at UK included Team Leader of the Reference Team of Young Library and Head of the Education Library. Mary has been active in Special Libraries Association for almost 20 years. She recently served as President of the Kentucky Chapter of SLA and was also active with the Education Division during her years as an Education Librarian. Mary received her MLS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and also has a BA and MA in English from Virginia Tech.

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