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Duke University Libraries Assembly Committees, Task Forces, and Observers: 2023-2024            

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Executive Committee

President: Rachel Ingold (Duke University Libraries), 2023-2024

Vice President-President elect: Luo Zhou (Duke University Libraries), 2023-2025

Past President: Laura Williams (Duke University Libraries) 2023-2024

Secretary: Ira King (Duke University Libraries) 2022-2024

Membership Chair: Johnny Shanahan (Duke University Libraries) 2023-2024

Member-at-Large, Duke University Libraries: Jianying Shou, 2022-2024

Member-at-Large, Medical Center Library & Archives: Beth Blackwood, 2023-2025

Member-at-Large, Law School Library: Elizabeth Simmons, 2023-2025

Member-at-Large, Divinity School Library: Sigrid Kjaer, 2023-2025

Member-at-Large, Business School Library: Christopher Hopkins, 2023-2025

Bylaws Chairperson (ex officio): Laura Scott (Law Library), 2023-2025

PAC Chairperson (ex officio): Brandi Tuttle (Medical Center Library & Archives) 2023-2024

CAP Co-Chairpersons (ex officio): Haley Walton (DUL) 2023-2024 and Nanako Thomas (DUL) 2023-2024


Standing committees

Professional Affairs Committee 

Brandi Tuttle (Medical Center Library & Archives) – 2022-2024, chair

Emilie Menzel (Law Library) – 2023-2024

Brooke Guthrie (Duke University Libraries) – 2023-2024

Adam Hudnut-Beumler (Duke University Libraries) 2022-2024

Molly Bragg (Duke University Libraries) – 2023-2025


Bylaws Committee 

Laura Scott (Law Library) – 2021-2023, chair

Eric Monson (Duke University Libraries) – 2023-2025

Sarah Cantrell (Medical Center Library & Archives) – 2022-2024


Committee on Appointment and Promotion 

Haley Walton, Senior Assistant Librarian – 2023-2024, co-chair

Nanako Thomas, Librarian, 2023-2024, co-chair

Marta Conde Rincon, Librarian, 2023-2025

Tracy Jackson, Associate Librarian 2023-2025

Patrick Stawski, Associate Librarian, 2023-2025


Membership Committee

Johnny Shanahan (Duke University Libraries) 2023-2024, chair

Daniel Walker (Duke University Libraries) – 2023-2025

Katherine Smith (Medical Center Library & Archives) 2023-2025

Kristina Thomas (Duke University Libraries) – 2023-2025


Special committee

Peer Mentoring Committee 

Henry Hebert (DUL), Chair

Giao Luong Baker (DUL)

Arianne Hartsell-Gundy (DUL)

Ciara Healy (DUL)

Sigrid K. Kjaer (Divinity School Library)

Beverly Murphy (Medical Center Library & Archives)


Representatives and Observers (one year appointment)

Library Council – Rachel Ingold (DUL)

Arts and Sciences Council – Rebecca Pattillo (DUL)

Academic Council – Jane Bahnson (Law School Library)

Executive Committee of the Graduate Faculty – Liz Milewicz (DUL)