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2019-2020 SDLA Committees

Auditing - This committee consists of two members that audit the SDLA books each year. Members serve two year terms.

  • Jane Norling CHAIR (20)
  • Stephanie Brewer (21)

Bylaws & Procedures - A committee consisting of two ex-officio members; the Recording Secretary and Executive Secretary Treasurer (EST)

  • Audrea Buller, EST
  • Kim Bonen (19)

Children's Book Awards Committee

  • Juliet Heltibridle (20), CHAIR, At-Large 
  • Sheleen Bauer (21), At-Large
  • Heidi Sackreiter (20), College Lit. Prof, Augustana University
  • Lisa Martin (21), Public, SDLA
  • Karla Bieber (22),Public/SDLA 
  • Sarah Overvagg (22), Public/SDLA
  • Thea Teasley (22), At-Large
  • Korey Erickson (19), At-Large
  • Sherry Bauman (21), At-Large
  • Nichole Herzog (22), School Admin
  • Samantha Miller (21), School/SDLA
  • Kathy Schiesl (20), SDEA 
  • Laura Kelly, State Library

YARP Book Awards Committee

  • Elizabeth Hoffman, Chair
  • Jamie Formanek, Secretary
  • Jeri Light, Book Nominations
  • Wendy Nelson, Membership
  • Laura Kelly, SD State Library Liaison
  • Laura Allard
  • Robert Behlke
  • Emily Benvenga
  • Jody Carlson
  • Jeanne Conner
  • Sue Faulaber
  • Jamie Formaek
  • Laurie Hayes
  • Liz Hoffman
  • Deedra Holdusen
  • Joanne Kallhoff
  • Laura Kelly
  • Jean Kirschenman
  • Cindy Meinen
  • Linda Miller
  • Shayna Monnens
  • Dori Nelson
  • Ashley Norris
  • Kris O'Brien
  • Sabrina Padfield
  • Mary Peters
  • Amanda Raiche
  • Shelley Rath
  • Raynette Schulte
  • Sharon Schewbach
  • Kjerstin Smith
  • Janelle Stoeger
  • Lucy Wang
  • Sherri Wolles

Finance & Membership - This committee keeps track of SDLA's budgetary process with each administration, and promotes membership among individuals and institutions. Committee consists of three members; VP/President Elect (chair), President, and EST. 

  • Julie Erickson, Chair 
  • Ashia Gustafson
  • Audrea Buller, EST

Intellectual Freedom – This committee deals with censorship issues, including challenges to library materials as well as Internet issues. Three members serve overlapping three year terms.

  • Nancy Sweson (23)
  • Linda Kott (23)
  • 'Nita Gill (23)

Library Issues - The committee informs the membership of issues that affect the status of libraries and librarians.  This includes keeping current on legislative matters.  The committee consists of ten members representing the state's ten geographic areas.  Each member serves a three year term. 

  • Elizabeth Fox, Chair (21)
  • Susie Lippert (22)
  • Vaughn Hennan (22)
  • Terri Davis (22)
  • Megan Eggers (21)
  • OPEN
  • Lisa Brunick, ALA Councilor
  • Daria Bossman, Federal Relations Coordinator
  • Kathleen Slocum, State Library Liaison 

Nominating - The Nominating Committee shall submit a slate of two candidates for each office to be filled and shall secure the candidates' consent to stand for election. Four members serve two year overlapping terms. 

  •   Scott Ahola, Chair (20)
  •   Amber Wilde (20)
  •   Sheleen Bauer (21)
  •   Kimberly Bonen (21)

Professional Development Grants - The committee reviews applications and selects recipients for available SDLA grants and scholarships.  Three members serve overlapping three year terms.

  • Brenda Hemmelman (22), Chair
  • Jenelle Kirchoff (20)
  •  Dana Schmidt (22)

Public Relations - Promotes the Association throughout South Dakota by issuing press releases about Association activities or achievements, and administers the annual awards of the Association.  Five members serve three year terms.

  • Lynn Klundt Chair (22)
  • Laurie Hayes (20)
  • Danielle Loftus (22)
  • Audrea Buller EST
  • Kelly Henkel Thompson, Newsletter Editor

Social Media Committee - Committee consists of four members, the Book Marks editor who serves as chair, the EST, and two others who are selected by the President from the SDLA membership. Members selected by the President serve a three-year term.

  • Kelly Henkel Thompson, Newsletter Editor, Chair
  • Audrea Buller EST
  • Craig Johnson (22)
  • Sarah Jones (22)
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