2020 Board Elections and Candidate Information

The following candidates are running for open positions on the ENY/ACRL Board. Ballots will be sent by email to all eligible members (i.e. current as of December 31, 2019). You will receive one email. Voting will be open through March 31, 2020.

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 Debbie Krahmer dkrahmer@colgate.edu.

Thank you for voting!

Vice President/President-Elect

Abby AdamsMy name is Abby Adams, and I am the Subject Librarian for Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, Cybersecurity, and Criminal Justice at SUNY Albany. I began this position in Fall 2019 after receiving my MLS in Kansas. Prior to my cross-country move, I worked at a community college in Kansas and was active in several state and local library associations there. I have thoroughly enjoyed becoming involved in my new home state, and I look forward to building relationships and learning from the other academic librarians of upstate New York.


Derek SandersonDerek Sanderson is Assistant Librarian for Instruction Services at Mount Saint Mary College’s Kaplan Family Library, in Newburgh, NY.  He also reviews current memoirs for Library Journal.  Derek has previously served as Secretary on the Board of Trustees at Howland Public Library, in his home city of Beacon, NY.  He has completed coursework in accounting, and he is a devoted father and Deadhead.  Derek is very excited for the opportunity to serve as Treasurer of ENY/ACRL.

Membership Chair

Liz KingLiz King joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Libraries in 2019 as Associate Director, Library Information Services, where she oversees the daily operations of the Technical Services Department. Liz is working on ongoing and new initiatives at Rensselaer Libraries, including the continued development of an information literacy strategy for the Rensselaer Libraries. Liz is also an Adjunct, Associate Professor for distance learning classes within the Business, Government, and Technical Communications Department at Austin Community College. Prior to taking on her current role in administration, Liz was a Research, Instruction, and Outreach Librarian at an emerging research university. When she’s not doing library-related things, Liz enjoys hiking and camping in the nearby Adirondack Mountains.

Regina VertoneRegina Vertone is currently an Access Services Librarian at the Sage Colleges. Since May 2012 while at Sage, Regina has worked in areas of circulation, reference, interlibrary loan and information literacy. Working in libraries creates opportunities for teaching, learning and sharing the beauty of critical thinking within the world we live in. Meeting, collaborating and sharing ideas with other librarians within ENY/ACRL makes our exciting profession stronger. It would be an honor to serve as Membership Chair. Thank you for your consideration.


Caren BertrandCaren Bertrand is a Visiting Assistant Librarian at SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry where she teaches a credit-bearing information literacy course, provides liaison and reference services and assists with special projects. She is also a Librarian at Liverpool Public Library. Prior to her current position, Caren was a Technology Librarian for MidYork Library System and an Access Services Supervisor at Syracuse University Libraries. She currently serves on the ENY/ACRL program planning committee and is interested in being more involved in committees. When Caren is not working, she can be found in her library (at home) reading and writing. Caren lives in Canastota with her boyfriend, Paul and their dog, Buddy.


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