Ballots for electing officers for the READS Executive Board were sent to all current READS members on August 26, 2013. Ballots were sent to most members via email. For members who opted for paper only communication when joining NHLA and READS, ballots were mailed on August 26. If you did not receive a ballot, please contact READS Secretary Mary Cronin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the Madison Library, 367-8545.
The deadline for voting is Friday, October 4. Results will be announced at the READS Annual Meeting, the first item of business at READS Fall Conference on October 25, 2013.
Here are bios of the two candidates running for office this year:
Corinne Chronopoulos, for VP/Pres Elect:
Corinne Chronopoulos is the Director of the Pelham Public Library. A graduate from the MLS program at Simmons College, she has a background in corporate libraries and an unhealthy love of resume help reference questions. Chronopoulos is passionate about creating community partnership opportunities for her public library and lives in Hudson, NH with her husband and son.
Rebekka Mateyk, for Secretary:
Rebekka Mateyk is the director of the Pease Public Library in Plymouth, NH. She received her MLS from Rutgers University. She started her library career in New Jersey at Merck, and has worked in public libraries for 14 years. She enjoys music and kayaking, and just learned how to row a quad on Squam Lake.
The ballot also includes the option to write in a candidate for each office.