Among the new board members recently elected by the membership of the Minnesota Library Association to serve in leadership positions are two CRPLSA directors — Barbara Misselt, East Central Regional Library (ECRL), and Dayle Zelenka, Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative (TdSLC).
Misselt will assume responsibilities for future advocacy efforts as Legislative Chair-Elect and will serve a three-year term in this key advocacy role.
MLA serves as the primary voice and advocate for libraries, librarians, library support staff, and the publics they serve in Minnesota. Advocacy and government relations are among the association’s highest priorities.
Zelenka will chair the MLA Intellectual Freedom Committee. This committee helps educate library workers, trustees and the general public about the nature and importance of intellectual freedom. This is a two-year assignment. Zelenka will also serve as a primary point of contact should a library encounter censorship challenges or difficulties.
Other 2014 MLA election results include Margaret Stone, Anoka County Assistant Director to be the President-Elect and Laura Morlock, IM/MLIS Office Manager at St. Catherine University, who will serve as Secretary.
Elected in 2013 for a two-year position and continuing on the MLA Board of Directors will be Carla Lydon, ECRL Assistant Director.
Congratulations to all and CRPLSA’s appreciation for your willingness to serve.