SLA Biomedical and Life Sciences Division

Nominations & Elections Biographies

2013 DBIO Board of Directors Biographies - Chair-Elect, Treasurer, and Director

The Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to announce the newly-elected Biomedical and Life Sciences Division Board of Directors positions for Chair-Elect, Treasurer and Director.

Chair - Elect: Tony Stankus
Tony Stankus is the Life Sciences Librarian at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Science & Technology Libraries. Tony has been a long time contributor to SLA and DBIO. He has served DBIO as Secretary, Director and chair of the Awards committee. To celebrate the SLA centennial in 2009, he created and led the successful “DBIO 100” Awards Lunch, honoring the most influential journals in biology and medicine. In 2005, he won SLA's prestigious Rose Vormelker Award for mentoring young librarians, and in 2009, was named a Fellow of SLA. He was named “Distinguished Member” of DBIO in 2011. This past year, the University of Arkansas School of Nursing entered his name in the New York Times "I Love My Librarian!" national competition. Tony has authored or edited ten books and published more than 150 articles on science librarianship.

Treasurer: Andrea Miller-Nesbitt
Andrea Miller-Nesbitt is a Life Sciences Librarian at McGill University in Montreal. Andrea’s research interests include library accessibility for people with disabilities and open science. She is currently involved in a project, which involves evaluating the accessibility of McGill’s branch libraries and making recommendations based on the evaluation outcome. She is also currently responsible for maintaining McGill’s Open Access sites. A member of SLA since 2008, Andrea has presented posters at the past two annual conferences. She is one of the co-founders of the Montreal Radical Reference chapter, for which she has held several positions, including treasurer.

Director: Peggy Murphy
Peggy Murphy is the librarian and communications manager for Children’s Hospital of Chicago Research Center. She provides information services to scientists, staff and students of the research center, as well as assistance to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago personnel. In her communications role, she produces the research center annual report, the research center quarterly newsletter, brochures, press releases and news stories. Peggy also manages the research center website. Peggy’s service to DBIO includes responsibilities as fund development chair, program chair and division chair. She was a member of the international program planning committee for SLA 2007. She also organized the local arrangements raffle baskets for SLA 2012.

Thanks to these special people for agreeing to run for office and for serving our Division.

Extra special thanks to The Nominations and Elections Committee for taking the time to deliberate and consider potential candidates.

Nancy Dickenson, Chair
Diane Schmidt
Jean Crampon

Rev. November 2012