2017 Board Elections and Candidate Details

The following candidates are running for open positions on the ENY/ACRL Board. Ballots for positions with more than one candidate will be sent by email to all eligible members (i.e., current as of December 31, 2016). You will receive one email per contested position. Voting will be open through March 31, 2017.

Information about each candidate follows. Please join the Board in thanking all of them for their support of the organization.

If you have questions about the voting process, please contact Tarida Anantachai, tanantac@syr.edu.

Thank you for voting!

Vice President/President Elect/Program Chair

Debbie Krahmer, Colgate University


Debbie Krahmer has been a librarian at Colgate University since 2008, first serving as the Learning Commons Librarian before becoming the Digital Learning & Media Librarian in 2012. Debbie has a BA in Educational Media/Library Science and an MS in Information Science & Learning Technologies. Debbie originally worked in public libraries around the Great Plains region until switching to academic librarianship by joining the faculty at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Debbie primarily works with digital technologies and teaching, with a special focus on accessible technologies and universal design. In 2016, Debbie also took on the role of overseeing the Federal Depository Library Program collection at Colgate. Debbie is a big fan of Star Wars, and has an office full of toys for patrons and staff to de-stress with.


Communications Chair

Jen Park, Mount Saint Mary College


Jen Park is the Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. In addition to overseeing Access Services and working with the library’s outreach efforts, Jen updates content on the library’s website as well as some of the library’s social media accounts. Jen received her B.A. in Psychology from The College of New Jersey and her M.L.I.S. from Wayne State University in Detroit. She has presented on collaborations and marketing in libraries at state-wide conferences in New Jersey and Michigan and co-led a marketing workshop for librarians new to marketing duties. She has been on the Conference Planning Committee of ENY/ACRL since 2015 and would like to further her involvement with the organization by serving on the board.


Kristin Strohmeyer, Hamilton College


Kristin Strohmeyer is Research and Outreach Librarian at Hamilton College in Clinton. She’s been a member of ENYACRL for over twenty years, and is proud to be a past president of the organization. In the late 1990’s, she also served as the Communications Chair, but went on to serve at the national level both within ACRL and the ALA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT). Most recently, she has been a member of the Conference Planning Committee of ENYACRL, and has greatly enjoyed working once again at the regional level. At Hamilton, she works on outreach for both the research and instructional design team, and the entire Library and Information Technology (LITS) division, also serving as communications coordinator of the LITS Incident Management Team. She received her B.A. in English and Medieval History from SUNY Potsdam, and her MSLIS from Simmons College in Boston. She and her husband live in their empty nest in Waterville, New York with dog, Loomis, and cat, Kevin. Her son lives in Kennebunkport, Maine, and her daughter is a student at Fordham University in the Bronx.


Government Relations Chair

Camille Chesley, University at Albany


Camille Chesley is a Reference Librarian and Subject Librarian for Journalism at the University at Albany Libraries. She received her MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her BA in East Asian Studies from Oberlin College. Prior to joining the University at Albany, Camille was a Reference and Instruction Librarian at the University of Montevallo and a Learning Commons Librarian at Syracuse University.


She’s delighted to be back in Upstate New York, and she looks forward to putting her slightly obsessive political feeds to use on behalf of the ENY/ACRL membership. Her research interests include gaming and gamification in library instruction, information literacy assessment, critical librarianship, and diversity and inclusion in LIS.


Leave a Reply