[Libs-Or] HBCU Library Alliance Elects New Board Members

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Sandra Phoenix
HBCU Library Alliance Executive Director
sphoenix at hbculibraries.org [mailto:sphoenix at hbculibraries.org?subject=HBCU%20Libraries%20Press%20Release]

HBCU Library Alliance Elects New Board Members

Atlanta, GA - August 6, 2015 - The Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU)
Library Alliance announces two newly elected members and one newly re-appointed 
member of the HBCU Library Alliance Board of Directors. Rinalda L. Farrar, Ph.D.
 and Judith Rogers, MLIS are newly elected board members, and Monika Rhue, MLIS 
was elected to serve a second term. Elections were held in June for all members 
in good standing of the HBCU Library Alliance, and elected members serve 3-year 

Dr. Rinalda L. Farrar is the Director of Library Services and Assistant Professor
at Lincoln University in Missouri. Prior to this assignment, she served as the Coordinator
of the Information Commons, and First Year Experience Librarian for the last six
 years. Dr. Farrar also serves as the Library Science Department Head. She holds
 a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stillman College, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
from Maryville University, a Master of Arts in Education from Lindenwood University,
a Master of Science in Management from National-Louis University, a Master of Arts
in Religious Studies from Aspen Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling
from Aspen Theological Seminary.

Judith Rogers is Director of Libraries at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI).
She has been employed at UVI since 1991 and assumed managerial responsibility for
the St. Croix library in 1994. She received a Masters of Library and Information
 Science degree from the University of South Carolina and has continued her professional
development through numerous workshops and training institutes including Harvard
 Graduate School of Education, Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians; HBCU
Library Alliance Leadership Institute; and ACRL's Institute for Information Literacy.

Monika Rhue, MLIS is the Director of the James B. Duke Memorial Library at Johnson
C. Smith University (JCSU) and has been re-elected to a second term on the HBCU 
Library Alliance Board of Directors. Mrs. Rhue received her Bachelor of Arts Degree
from JCSU in Telecommunications and Journalism and her Master of Library and Information
Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She was a recipient
 of the ACRL Harvard Leadership Institute Scholarship, a participant of the HBCU
 Library Alliance Leadership Institute, and was recently appointed to serve on the
Board of Directors College Library Director's Mentor Program and the Academic and
Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Scholars Program at the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro, and NC LIVE PAC committee.

"We welcome these new and returning board members, and look forward to their participation
and contributions," says Mantra Henderson, Chair of the HBCU Library Alliance Board
of Directors

Sandra M. Phoenix, Executive Director of the HBCU Library Alliance, says, "We are
excited about the knowledge, talent and breadth of experience that these new and
 returning members bring to the Board of Directors. The HBCU Library Alliance has
a long history of transforming and strengthening libraries within HBCU and offering
vibrant programs that help us preserve our rich collections and collective histories
while moving these institutions into the future. These board members, with the support
of our HBCU Library Alliance members, are perfectly poised to allow us to continue
fulfilling our mission into the future."

About the HBCU Library Alliance
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is a consortium that supports the collaboration of institutions dedicated to providing
resources designed to strengthen the libraries and archives of Historically Black
Colleges and Universities and their constituents. The purpose of the HBCU Alliance
is to ensure excellence in HBCU Libraries and the development, coordination, and
 promotion of programs and activities to enhance member libraries.

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