Meet your ASLS board candidates! 2020-2021
Julia Corrice (Cornell University)
Julia Corrice is the Metadata Operations Librarian at Cornell University Library, where she focuses on metadata maintenance activities, primarily the integration of metadata between systems and extending relationships between resources. Before joining Cornell, she worked as the Digital Services Librarian for the South Central Regional Library Council, a member of the Empire State Library Network. She received her MLIS in 2012 from Syracuse University with a CAS in Digital Libraries.
Emily Underwood (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)
Emily Underwood is a research and instruction librarian at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in Geneva, NY. Teaching information literacy is one of her passions. She is also interested in health literacy and doing what she can to help dismantle the stigma surrounding mental health. In her spare time she enjoys listening to leadership, personal finance, and popular psychology books (audio books are the best), as well as taking her dog on long walks.
Heidi Ziemer (WNYLRC)
Heidi Ziemer is the Outreach & Digital Services Coordinator for the Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC), a multi-type member library organization encompassing public, school, academic, hospital, and special libraries in the Buffalo-Niagara region. She joined WNYLRC in 1990 as Regional Archivist for their Documentary Heritage Program, after receiving training as an archivist at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Heidi's work involves managing member support for ongoing digital projects at WNYLRC, providing archival consultations for members with archives and special collections, serving as liaison to the WNYLRC High School to College and Preservation Committees and leading the Council's library advocacy activities. Heidi has participated in Library of Congress Eastern Region programs and events since 2007, including as a TPS grant recipient, and has also received her New York State Initial Certification in Social Studies grades 7-12, using it to work in Home/Hospital Instruction for students in area school districts.
Jai Blackburn (NYS DOCCS)
Jai Blackburn is a Senior Librarian with New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. She has experience in various special, academic, and public libraries. She previously worked at the NYS Academy of Fire Science Library, Cornell University Rare & Manuscript Collections, and Tompkins County Public Library. She is a former board member and committee chair of the New York Archives Conference. She received her MLIS with a specialization in Archives from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.