Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall direction and administration of CRRA. The Board ensures the the mission is maintained and approves strategic directions, annual goals, and budget. The Board determines the needs of the CRRA, establishes the criteria, rights, and responsibilities of  members, partners, and other participants, and ensures support sufficient to carry out the mission.

In 2017/18, the goals for the Board of Directors include:

  • Develop a funding model and financial plan for the Catholic News Archive
  • Identify, explore and develop strategic partnerships and alliances around shared interests, such as the Catholic News Archive, in the next three years to position CRRA for a strong future. 
  • Submit three proposals for grants for newspaper digitization and the Catholic News Archive in consultation with the Newspapers Committee and Digitizing Partners
  • With the Membership Committee, develop a clearer articulation of the value of CRRA, drawing on CRRA Benefits and Services Survey and input from members and others.
  • Foster an association culture supportive of committee and member leadership and action.
     

CRRA Board of Directors for 2018/19

(in alphabetical order by last name after the chair)

1. *Kathleen M. Webb, Dean of Libraries, University of Dayton (2016/17 – 2018/19); Secretary 2016/17; Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect 2017/18; Chair 2018/19
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2. *Sara B. Baron, Ed.D., University Librarian, Duquesne University (2016/17 – 2018/19); Chair 2017/18; Past-Chair – 2018/19
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3. John E. Buschman, Ph.D., Dean of University Libraries, Seton Hall University (2014/15 – 2016/17; 2017/18 – 2019/20)
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4. Theresa S. Byrd, Ed.D., University Librarian, University of San Diego (2011/12 – 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 – 2018/19); Vice-chair 2015/16 – 2016/17

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5. 
*Millicent Gaskell, University Librarian and Director, Villanova University (2015/16, 2016/17; 2017/18 – 2019/20); Secretary 2017/18 - 2018/19
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6. Dan R. Gjelten, Director of Libraries, University of St. Thomas (2015/16 – 2017/18); 2018/19 - 2020/21

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7. *Mark Shelton, Ed.D., Director of Library Services, College of the Holy Cross (2017/18 – 2019/20); Vice Chair/Chair-Elect 2018/19
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8. *Kristin Vogel, Library Director, St. Norbert College (2015/16 – 2017/18); 2018/19 - 2020/21; Treasurer 2017/18 - 2018/19
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9. Diane Parr Walker, University Librarian, University of Notre Dame (2012/13 – 2014/15, 2015/16, 2017/18); Vice-chair 2013/14; Chair 2014/15; Past-chair 2015/16 – 2016/17; 2017/18; 2018/19
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10. 
Janice S. Welburn, Dean of Libraries, Marquette University (2016/17 – 2018/19)
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* Asterisks identify members of Executive Committee