ASLS Board Elections--2017 Elections


Vice-President/President Elect


Dana Haugh
Web Services Librarian
Stony Brook University Libraries 
Stony brook, N.Y. 

Dana Haugh is the Web Services Librarian at Stony Brook University Libraries where she leads the design and development of the library’s web presences. She recently designed and launched a new library website and continues to reinvigorate the library’s digital landscapes through compelling graphic designs and great UX. Previously, Dana worked as a Materials & Acquisitions Librarian at Teachers College, Columbia University where she helped manage a fully demand-driven, digital-first collection. Her research interests include web design & development, open access, library marketing & outreach, and information literacy.  

Dana has presented her research at a number of national conferences including ALA and Computers in Libraries. She has a strong presence in local and regional library associations, serving on committees for the State University of New York Librarians Association (SUNYLA), the New York Library Association (NYLA), and the Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC). Additionally, Dana has authored and co-authored articles and book chapters on topics like fake news, acquisitions models, women in tech, and mobile library technologies.

As a “downstate” NYLA/ASLS member, Dana would be honored to serve as NYLA’s ASLS Vice-President/President Elect. It would be a privilege to represent those in the NYC/Long Island area and foster strong collaborations to ensure we continue to accomplish the objectives of NYLA together.


Beth Lathrop 
Director, Library and Archives and Associate Editor, American Journal of Play
The Strong
Rochester, N.Y. 

Beth Lathrop is Director of Libraries at The Strong where she oversees the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play and Grada Hopeman Gelser circulating library. The Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play is a multidisciplinary research repository devoted to the intellectual, social, and cultural history of play. In addition to housing the personal library and papers of its preeminent namesake, the 187,000-volume research library and 2,000 linear feet of archives holds a full spectrum of primary and secondary sources, including scholarly works, professional journals, other periodicals, trade catalogs, children’s books, comic books, manuscripts, personal papers, business records, and more. The Strong is one of only a handful of museums in the nation to offer guests a circulating library. The Grada Hopeman Gelser library is made possible in part through a special partnership with the Rochester Public Library and the larger Monroe County Library System. Children’s books, at all reading levels, can be found throughout the museum in book nooks housed among the exhibits.

Prior to joining The Strong in 2014, Beth worked for more than 15 years in public and academic libraries in Virginia, South Carolina, and New York in varied capacity: reference and instruction, collection development, serials, technical services, teen services, and administration. Lathrop is a graduate of James Madison University and holds a master’s degree in library science from the University at Buffalo. She also holds a certificate in nonprofit management from St. John Fisher College.

After transitioning from public libraries into the world of museums, archives, and special collections, Beth has worked to improve networking opportunities, continuing education, and visibility for special libraries in the Rochester area. She coordinates the Rochester Area Special Collections, Archives, & Libraries (RASCAL) group that meets quarterly to discuss issues and trends in special libraries, museums, and local history institutions. In October 2016, RASCAL held its first Rochester Archives Fair and will continue local advocacy efforts in the years to come. In seeking the office of Vice President/President Elect, Beth aspires to bring the voices of librarians who work with special collections, archives, and unique resources to the  Academic & Special Library Section.


Sally Stieglitz
Digital Learning and Instruction Librarian
Adelphi University
Garden City, NY

Sally Stieglitz is the Digital Learning and Instruction Librarian at Adelphi University Libraries. She received her MSLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, JD from Hofstra University, School of Law, and BA (English and French) from SUNY Albany.  Her research interests include outreach, engagement, and library/community partnerships. Her recent publications on these topics have appeared in RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage and in Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching and Learning. 

Sally is honored to be considered for the position of ASLS Vice President. She believes that NYLA offers an ideal platform to “think globally and act locally” in our professional development and community activism. For the past two years, Sally has served on the ASLS Board as the liaison to the NYLA Legislative Committee and she would welcome the opportunity to participate more fully by representing the concerns of academic and special librarians to NYLA. 




Chris Poehlmann
Librarian for Business & Economics
University at Albany, State University of New York
Albany, N.Y. 

I am honored to run for reelection as the NYLA-ASLS Treasurer, a role that I have been active in since 2015. Additional relevant professional service includes being a member of the ALA-ALCTS Budget & Finance Committee from 2011 to 2016. I have been the Librarian for Business & Economics at SUNY Albany since 2012, where I manage a large business and economics collection materials budget. Prior to coming to SUNY Albany, I was the Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Florida, where I handled a large budget for electronic resources.

Academic and Special libraries, and their librarians, are a vital resource in New York, and NYLA-ASLS plays a key role their support, education, and development. I am eager to continue to use my experience in support of this mission.




Carolyn Bennett Glauda
Member Services Librarian for Education and Outreach
Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (SENYLRC)
Highland, N.Y. 

I am the Member Services Librarian for Education and Outreach at Southeastern NY Library Resources Council in Highland, NY. In my five years at the Council, I have produced continuing education programs and provided networking opportunities to members. An outcome of that work has been success at facilitating collaboration between librarians and information professionals of different library types. NYLA’s similar inclusive principles, demonstrated through the conferences and events I have attended, have expanded my knowledge base and network. In my position as a member of an Empire State Library Network council, I hope that my involvement in the ASLS board will help bridge the small gaps in NYLA’s membership: upstate and downstate, public and academic, professional and support staff.

In the years prior to becoming a librarian, I was involved in other board organizations including the college theatre honor society board, the governing board of the FISH Masters swim club, the mid-Hudson kickball league board, and the young professionals of the Chamber of Commerce. In 2015, I received a MSIS and an MA in History from University at Albany.


Jessica Ernye
Monograph Copy Cataloger
University at Albany Libraries
Albany, N.Y.

Jessica Ernye has been a Monograph Copy Cataloger at the University at Albany Libraries for ten years with a focus on e-resources, and historical children’s books. She graduated from the University at Albany in 2007 with a degree in psychology. She is currently pursuing her MSIS, part-time, at the University at Albany with a concentration in Library and Information Services. She is currently a Director on the ASLS Board and she is running for her second term.


Laura Osterhout
Member Services Librarian
Rochester Regional Library Council
Fairport, N.Y.

Laura Osterhout is the Member Services Librarian at the Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC), where she has worked for the past six years. She manages the Continuing Education and Digitization programs at RRLC, all office IT, and works collaboratively with all types of libraries throughout the Rochester region. She also works with statewide colleagues from the Empire State Library Network on statewide training, conference planning, and the New York Heritage and New York State Historic Newspapers projects. Laura contributes to the New York Library Association (NYLA) through her position as Vice President/President-Elect of the Section on Management of Information Resources and Technology (SMART) and as a board member of the Academic and Special Libraries Section (ASLS). This past year, Laura also represented ASLS on the NYLA Continuing Education Committee, and planned a pre-conference continuing education session on Linked Data for the upcoming NYLA Conference in November 2017. Laura's previous library positions include work at the Western New York Library Resources Council, the Buffalo History Museum, the University at Buffalo Libraries, and the Gannett-Tripp Library at Elmira College.

As an experienced collaborator in the New York State library community, Laura is committed to bringing together multi-type libraries to accomplish more together than they can separately. Many of her collaborations are with academic and special libraries, and she believes the more partners in a collaboration, the more fruitful the project. Her goal as a member of the ASLS Board is to increase academic and special library participation in NYLA by offering more meaningful and relevant training, partnership, and networking opportunities that add value for our ASLS members, our colleagues, and to our NYS library community.