Comments for http://maureensullivan.org Mon, 02 May 2011 14:18:49 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Comment on Connect with Maureen by Laura Tull http://maureensullivan.org/connect-with-maureen/#comment-273 Laura Tull Mon, 02 May 2011 14:18:49 +0000 http://maureensullivan.org/#comment-273 Dear Maureen, Congratulations! I was in your Tall Texan class of 2010. Don't know if this relates to your agenda for the year but I think it would be wonderful if the Library world had an official stamp of approval (perhaps our symbol of person reading a book) that could be placed on websites that we designate as authoritative similar to the BBB symbol for Better Business Bureau various other symbols out there. I'm not an ALA member any more, just TLA so don't know if there is any committee, etc. working on something like this but it would be of great help for library instruction purposes and for users. Dear Maureen,
Congratulations! I was in your Tall Texan class of 2010. Don’t know if this relates to your agenda for the year but I think it would be wonderful if the Library world had an official stamp of approval (perhaps our symbol of person reading a book) that could be placed on websites that we designate as authoritative similar to the BBB symbol for Better Business Bureau various other symbols out there. I’m not an ALA member any more, just TLA so don’t know if there is any committee, etc. working on something like this but it would be of great help for library instruction purposes and for users.

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Comment on ALA 2012-2013 President Candidacy Announcement by Martha Kyrillidou http://maureensullivan.org/2010/11/29/ala-press-release/#comment-264 Martha Kyrillidou Fri, 29 Apr 2011 23:09:46 +0000 http://maureensullivan.org/?p=13#comment-264 Congratulations, Maureen! Looking forward to your presidency days at ALA! And, let me know how to help strengthen libraries with you! yours, Martha Congratulations, Maureen! Looking forward to your presidency days at ALA!

And, let me know how to help strengthen libraries with you!

yours, Martha

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Comment on ALA 2012-2013 President Candidacy Announcement by Jack Becker http://maureensullivan.org/2010/11/29/ala-press-release/#comment-227 Jack Becker Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:24:39 +0000 http://maureensullivan.org/?p=13#comment-227 Pat, Good to see you are still in the profession and supporting Maureen. I have been to several workshops that she lead and I agree with you she is an exceptional person and I will vote for her as well. Take care, Jack Becker LSU '89. Pat, Good to see you are still in the profession and supporting Maureen. I have been to several workshops that she lead and I agree with you she is an exceptional person and I will vote for her as well. Take care, Jack Becker LSU ’89.

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Comment on ALA 2012-2013 President Candidacy Announcement by Pat Hawthorne http://maureensullivan.org/2010/11/29/ala-press-release/#comment-134 Pat Hawthorne Tue, 22 Mar 2011 22:46:12 +0000 http://maureensullivan.org/?p=13#comment-134 There have only been a few times when I’ve contacted colleagues and encouraged them to support a specific candidate for ALA president. This is one of those rare times. I’ve directly contacted many colleagues because I feel we have an opportunity to elect an exceptional individual to serve as ALA president – Maureen Sullivan. I’ve been fortunate to meet Maureen Sullivan early in my career, a number of years before I became an human resources librarian in academic libraries. She was part inspiration and part coach and part role model (I still hope to grow up to be like Maureen!) Once I articulated the goal of becoming a human resources librarian in an academic library, Maureen was one of the individuals who helped me to develop my knowledge and skill set, advised me, and helped me achieve that goal. Working in human resources in libraries in Texas, Florida, and California, I found that I could turn to and contact Maureen when I had a question or needed advice. I learned from her in workshops and attended programs where she was a speaker. I quickly learned that she was approachable and interested in talking with librarians at all levels and that her wealth of experience lead to invaluable advice. Like many, many individuals, I have found her to warm and welcoming and an excellent mentor and coach. Over the years, I have come to value her advice and friendship even as I continue to be amazed by her energy and level of involvement. I’ve been fortunate to have an opportunity to work with Maureen in ALA, in my own organization when she worked as consultant for us at UCLA, and as a co-instructor teaching in the Simmons doctoral program from 2007 to 2009. In every arena, I have found Maureen to be amazing. She works collaboratively with peers across the country and has been instrumental in some of the most enduring and important programs in ALA. She initiated the ACRL Leadership Institute and is one the key players in the ALA Emerging Leaders Program. She’s plays an important role in the Texas Library Association’s TALL Texans Leadership Institute. She is fabulous as a consultant and helps organizations to achieve important goals and master change in ways that honor the individuals involved and strengthen the organization. As a instructor and trainer, all I can say is she is phenomenal. She encourages and nurtures professionals at every level and career stage with ease and grace, pulling from a professional and personal base of knowledge that has both depth and breadth. She is, without fail, respectful and professional and clearly enjoys her work. Finally, I know that Maureen is deeply committed to libraries and all that we stand for and are about as a profession. Her knowledge and understanding of the profession, collaborative manner, and strong leadership would make her a fabulous ALA president. I voted for Maureen! And I hope you will consider voting for her. If you are so inclined, please encourage colleagues you know to vote for Maureen! All the best Maureen....and thank you for all you've done and all you do for librarians! Pat There have only been a few times when I’ve contacted colleagues and encouraged them to support a specific candidate for ALA president. This is one of those rare times. I’ve directly contacted many colleagues because I feel we have an opportunity to elect an exceptional individual to serve as ALA president – Maureen Sullivan.

I’ve been fortunate to meet Maureen Sullivan early in my career, a number of years before I became an human resources librarian in academic libraries. She was part inspiration and part coach and part role model (I still hope to grow up to be like Maureen!) Once I articulated the goal of becoming a human resources librarian in an academic library, Maureen was one of the individuals who helped me to develop my knowledge and skill set, advised me, and helped me achieve that goal. Working in human resources in libraries in Texas, Florida, and California, I found that I could turn to and contact Maureen when I had a question or needed advice. I learned from her in workshops and attended programs where she was a speaker. I quickly learned that she was approachable and interested in talking with librarians at all levels and that her wealth of experience lead to invaluable advice. Like many, many individuals, I have found her to warm and welcoming and an excellent mentor and coach. Over the years, I have come to value her advice and friendship even as I continue to be amazed by her energy and level of involvement.

I’ve been fortunate to have an opportunity to work with Maureen in ALA, in my own organization when she worked as consultant for us at UCLA, and as a co-instructor teaching in the Simmons doctoral program from 2007 to 2009. In every arena, I have found Maureen to be amazing. She works collaboratively with peers across the country and has been instrumental in some of the most enduring and important programs in ALA. She initiated the ACRL Leadership Institute and is one the key players in the ALA Emerging Leaders Program. She’s plays an important role in the Texas Library Association’s TALL Texans Leadership Institute. She is fabulous as a consultant and helps organizations to achieve important goals and master change in ways that honor the individuals involved and strengthen the organization. As a instructor and trainer, all I can say is she is phenomenal. She encourages and nurtures professionals at every level and career stage with ease and grace, pulling from a professional and personal base of knowledge that has both depth and breadth. She is, without fail, respectful and professional and clearly enjoys her work.

Finally, I know that Maureen is deeply committed to libraries and all that we stand for and are about as a profession. Her knowledge and understanding of the profession, collaborative manner, and strong leadership would make her a fabulous ALA president.

I voted for Maureen! And I hope you will consider voting for her. If you are so inclined, please encourage colleagues you know to vote for Maureen!

All the best Maureen….and thank you for all you’ve done and all you do for librarians!

Pat

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Comment on ALA Voting Opens on 3/16 by Gail Zeiba http://maureensullivan.org/2011/03/15/ala-voting-opens-on-316/#comment-122 Gail Zeiba Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:45:00 +0000 http://maureensullivan.org/?p=130#comment-122 Maureen's strong leadership style is just what we need in the library arena. Maureen’s strong leadership style is just what we need in the library arena.

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Comment on ALA 2012-2013 President Candidacy Announcement by William L. Whitesides http://maureensullivan.org/2010/11/29/ala-press-release/#comment-121 William L. Whitesides Wed, 16 Mar 2011 15:11:54 +0000 http://maureensullivan.org/?p=13#comment-121 Congrats on your continued success and best wishes for ALA's leadership. Congrats on your continued success and best wishes for ALA’s leadership.

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Comment on Meet Maureen! by Jason Kucsma http://maureensullivan.org/2011/02/14/meet-maureen/#comment-77 Jason Kucsma Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:58:20 +0000 http://maureensullivan.org/?p=108#comment-77 Thanks for mentioning this here. I just wanted to include that people can register for this free event on our site at: http://www.metro.org/en/cev/30. Thanks! Thanks for mentioning this here. I just wanted to include that people can register for this free event on our site at: http://www.metro.org/en/cev/30. Thanks!

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Comment on ALA 2012-2013 President Candidacy Announcement by Jerome Offord, Jr. http://maureensullivan.org/2010/11/29/ala-press-release/#comment-47 Jerome Offord, Jr. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 01:27:27 +0000 http://maureensullivan.org/?p=13#comment-47 Maureen: I wish you the best and please know that you have my support. If there is anything you need me to help with, please do not hesitate to call. Sullivan for ALA President!!!! Jerome Maureen:

I wish you the best and please know that you have my support. If there is anything you need me to help with, please do not hesitate to call.

Sullivan for ALA President!!!!

Jerome

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Comment on Connect with Maureen by Irmgarde Brown http://maureensullivan.org/connect-with-maureen/#comment-36 Irmgarde Brown Sun, 09 Jan 2011 16:00:44 +0000 http://maureensullivan.org/#comment-36 I just connected all the dots here at conference in San Diego. Congrats on your nomination. You would be wonderful for ALA. How can I help your candidacy? Would love to connect with you again. I'm still in Harford County. Irmgarde I just connected all the dots here at conference in San Diego. Congrats on your nomination. You would be wonderful for ALA. How can I help your candidacy? Would love to connect with you again. I’m still in Harford County.
Irmgarde

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