2011-2012 ALASC Officers

Chair: Elizabeth Borghi

Beth has been an MLIS student at San Jose State for two years and expects to graduate in May 2012. She lives in the Bay Area where she is a Senior Researcher at a market research firm. Her professional interests include Special and Academic libraries, research librarianship, digital services, and emerging technologies. In her spare time, Beth enjoys reading, writing, yoga, photography, Bollywood, and exploring the outdoors with her husband. She looks forward to being active in ALASC and building opportunities for development and connection for SLIS students.

Co-chair/Web Coordinator: Lisa Dibbern

Lisa Dibbern is the 2011-2012 Co-Chair and Web Coordinator for SJSU SLIS ALASC. She currently resides in Portland, Maine, where she is employed as an Adult Services Library Assistant for the Kennebunk Free Library. Lisa has a BFA in Ceramics from the School of Fine Arts at the University of Kansas and a heathly interest in the Arts, Anthroplogy, Archives, Cryptozoology and Traveling. She has previously worked within Academic and Public Libraries. She aspires to work within an Art Museum Library or Archive. Lisa started the SJSU SLIS program in Spring 2010 and expects to graduate with an MLIS in May 2012.

Program Coordinator: Elaine F. Hall

Elaine will be starting her MLIS program at San Jose in Fall 2011 with a focus on research libraries and competitive intelligence. She currently works as an Event & Communications Manager for a non-profit organization based in Seattle where she oversees all communication and fundraising projects. Outside of work and school, Elaine is a dedicated wife, mother of two, and enjoys gardening, reading, and writing.

Editor: Stacey Nordlund

Stacey entered the SJSU SLIS program in Fall 2009. Her professional interests include emerging technologies, information organization, and instruction. She works for the Toronto Public Library, and lives with her husband, their two-year-old daughter, and a very old poodle in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In her infrequent (and highly treasured!) moments of spare time, Stacey enjoys attending film festivals, reading, traveling, and baking delectable treats.

Treasurer: Jennifer Dinalo

Jennifer started the MLIS program at SJSU in the spring of 2011 and is hoping to graduate in spring of 2013. Her primary interest lies in specialty libraries specifically medical and science. Jennifer is a microbiologist and is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys reading (of course!), movies, yoga and volunteers baking and decorating birthday cakes for at risk youth with the organization cake4kids.org.

Secretary/Archivist: Rosemary Kiladitis

Hi everyone, I’m Rosemary. I’m a New Yorker, and the SLIS program has been amazing for me – I feel more a part of things here at SJSU than I did on campus as an undergrad! I’ve got a B.A. in Communication Arts & Sciences from Queens College and a Professional Certificate in Publishing from New York University’s School of Continuing Education. I work part-time in the Subrights Department at Bloomsbury Publishing – I’m a bit of a book fiend.

When I was a little girl, I thought it would be the coolest job in the world to be a librarian – who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by books all day long? And now, 30-something years later, I’m finally back on track. I blame that ’80s for sidetracking me.I married my college boyfriend and have two goofy and lovable boys. I also have three cats and I knit, so yeah – I’m already THAT librarian.

I began the SLIS program in Spring 2009 and will graduate at the end of the Fall 2012 semester. This is my first board position, but you can find me on Second Life during VCARA (Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration) meetings. Feel free to introduce yourself! I’m very excited to work with the student body and am making it part of my mission this year to get some more East Coasters involved – look for us on Facebook and keep an eye out for events!