tanding Committees

Black-Eyed Susan Book Awards

Purpose: Evaluate, recommend, & select titles for the annual lists of nominees.  Conduct and tabulate votes to determine the winner of the BES Award.

Co-Chair
Dedra Van Gelder 
Content Specialist – Library Media
Charles County Public Schools
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Co-Chair
Amanda O'Neill
School Librarian
St. Mary's County Public Schools
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Conference

Purpose: Plan and oversee the annual fall conference.

Co-Chair
Kimberly Cowles
Coordinator of Personalized Learning and Media
Maryland State Department of Education
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Co-Chair
Jacob Gerding
School Librarian
Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School
Charles County Public Schools
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Advocacy

Purpose: Provide support for maintaining School Librarian positions and effective School Libraries throughout the state.

Chair
Tatanisha Love
School Librarian
Loch Raven Technical Academy
Baltimore County Public Schools

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Elections

Purpose: Organize annual Executive Board elections in accordance with the bylaws

Co-Chair
Donna Mignardi
School Librarian
Calvert High School
Calvert County Public Schools
Co-Chair
Mary Brooke Fitzpatrick
School Librarian
St. Leonard Elementary School
Calvert County Public Schools

Awards

Purpose: Revise current awards, develop criteria for new awards, advertise awards to members and public, and plan awards ceremonies.

Co-Chair
Brittany Hulme-Tignor
School Librarian
Snow Hill Middle School
Worcester County Public Schools
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Co-Chair
Emmanuel Faulkner
Educational Specialist II, Library Services
Baltimore City Public Schools
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Membership

Purpose: Recruit and retain members

Chair
Emmanuel Faulkner
Educational Specialist II, Library Services
Baltimore City Public Schools
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Communications

Purpose: Keep members and other interested community members informed through email, website, and social media.

Chair
Donna Mignardi
School Librarian
Calvert High School
Calvert County Public Schools
Webmaster
Christine Hurley
School Librarian and Technology Coordinator
Boonsboro Middle School
Washington County Public Schools
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Social Media
Kim Johnson
School Librarian 
Westminster High School
Carroll County Public Schools
  Social Media
Jessica Snyder
School Librarian 
Newport Mill Middle School
Montgomery County Public Schools
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Professional Development

Purpose: Seek out members to present, advertise PD opportunities, and facilitate PD sessions.

Co-Chair
Jen Sturge
Digital Learning and Library Media Teacher Specialist
Calvert County Public Schools
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Co-Chair
Lindsey Weaver
School Librarian
West Frederick Middle School 
Frederick County Public School
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