2012 ARSL Board Election Results

The Association for Rural and Small Libraries election results are in, our membership has spoken, and new members have been added to the ARSL Board. Congratulations to all! And thanks in advance for your willingness to provide leadership to the Association.

For Vice President/President Elect, you have elected:

Tena Hanson
Library Director, Estherville Public Library
Estherville, Iowa

Tena has been elected to serve as Vice President/President-Elect of ARSL for 2013.  Tena has served as chair of the Membership Development Committee for the past two years, and has led the charge to complete our list of Key State Contacts who help disseminate ARSL information to potential members in all areas of the country.  She is also heading up the effort to bring ARSL’s annual conference to Iowa in 2013.

For Member at Large Positions, you have elected:

Lorie Womack
Washington Library Branch Manager
Washington, Utah

Lorie has been elected to the ARSL Board for a second term.  With a degree in Public Relations, as well as an MLS, Lorie understands the importance of marketing library services.


Gail Sheldon
Director, Oneonta Public Library
Oneonta, Alabama

Gail has been elected as a Member at Large on the ARSL Board. She currently serves as the ARSL Key Contact for her state and is a strong advocate for rural libraries. She believes they are the backbone of their communities; providing a sense of belonging as well as a place for access to all types of information and technology.

Tameca Beckett
Adult Services Assistant, Laurel Public Library
Laurel, Delaware

Tameca  has been elected to the ARSL Board as a Member at Large.  She is especially interested in helping libraries see intentional community collaboration and involvement as a critical part of a movement that places libraries as an important and central voice to address challenges that face our communities.

Lisa Lewis
Director of Library Services, Town of Huachuca City
Huachuca City, Arizona

Lisa has been elected to the ARSL Board as a Member at Large.  She is very excited to help advance ARSL’s objectives, as she has found her connection to ARSL and its networking opportunities invaluable to her work.


The requested by-laws change was also approved.


Carolyn Petersen
Assistant Program Manager, Library Development
Washington State Library
(Appointed to fill out the remaining term of Alison Miller)



Please make plans to attend the ARSL Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina this September so you can meet the whole group! More information about the conference and registration is available at www.arsl.info.

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