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Dear Colleagues,

FEDLINK is pleased to announce the results of its recent FEDLINK Advisory Board (FAB) election.  FEDLINK would like to recognize and thank all of the candidates for the willingness to serve the federal information community.

The newly elected members will serve a three-year term for the calendar years 2015-2017.  The new FAB members are the following:

Dennis G. Feldt
Dennis G. Feldt was named Library Director, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Library Staff, in November, 2010.  He is responsible for managing the Main DOJ Library and six branch law libraries of the Library Staff; overseeing the Reference and Research Staff and Technical Services Staff who provide library services and collections to the DOJ senior management offices, litigating divisions, and other DOJ components.  From 2007 to 2010, Dennis was the Assistant Director, Technical Services Staff, DOJ Library Staff.  He started his federal library career as a Law Librarian with the DOJ Library Staff (1997 to 2001), leaving DOJ for six years (2001 to 2007) to work in the Federal Judiciary as the Web Administrator for the Administrative Office of the United States Courts where he helped manage a Web Services Staff and coordinated the development and maintenance of several Judiciary web sites.  Dennis has a background in federal budget and procurement.  He started his federal career as a Financial Management Intern at the U.S. Department of Navy, Comptroller of the Navy (1990 to 1992) - Pentagon; worked as a Budget Analyst at the Naval Air Systems Command Headquarters (1992 to 1997) where he managed the budgets and funding for Navy and Marine Corps aircraft and weapons programs in research and development.  Dennis received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics from Saint Louis University (1988), and a Masters in Library Science from The Catholic University of America (1997).

Amy Loughran
Amy Loughran is currently the Director of the Pentagon Library.  She began her federal career as an Army Library Intern in 1985.  Following the internship at Fort Monroe, VA, she worked at the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS, the Joint Staff College, Norfolk, VA, Patrick Henry Village Community Library, Heidelberg, Germany, the Marine Corps University, Quantico, VA, Library services for deployed Soldiers, Community and Family Support Center, Alexandria, VA, and for the last 10 years served as the Command Librarian for the US Army Training and Doctrine Command.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and master's degree in Information and Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  As an alumnus of Wisconsin, she actively follows Badger football and basketball.  Throughout her career she has had an opportunity to work with the FEDLINK community, first as a member of the Education working group, then served on the FEDLINK Advisory Council and continues to be a member of the Awards working group.  Serving on the FEDLINK Advisory Board would give her an opportunity to shape policy and reconnect with the Federal Library community.

Nellie S. C. Moffitt
Ms. Nellie S. C. Moffitt is the Naval General Library Program (NGLP) Manager, currently located in Washington, DC.  She is the 6th Head of the Program and reported for duty Mar 25th, 2002.  The NGLP oversees all ship (254); shore general Libraries (25); remote & isolated sites; and provides an electronic library 24/7/365 through Navy Knowledge Online.  Prior experience includes: U.S .Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Command Librarian where she provided guidance and direction to 23 Air Force Libraries and the USAFE Library Service Center (May 1999-Mar 2002 -GS-13)); Director, Air Force Information Warfare Center Library Operations (GS-13) ,  San Antonio (Sept 1994-May 1999); Systems/Technical Services Librarian, National Air Intelligence Center DXLS Library Services (GS-12), Wright Patterson AFB, OH (Mar 1993- May 1994); San Antonio Air Logistics Center Engineering Library Director (GS-11), Kelly Air Force Base TX (Nov 1991-Mar 1993); and Base Librarian (GS9-10), Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, SC (June 1989-Nov 1991).  Other experience related to libraries but not within the Department of Defense includes: Managing Editor, Government Documents, Readex Microprint, New Canaan, CT (1987-1989); Bernan/Unipub, International Government Documents Specialist, Lanham, MD (1983-1987); two positions unrelated to libraries (1980-1982); Government Documents Specialist, Serial Division, Library of Congress, DC (1976-1980); Technical Services Specialist, Serials & Government Documents Divisions, Univ. of Georgia, 1972-1976.  Ms. Moffitt graduated from Catholic University, Washington DC, with an MLIS in 1982 and from the University of the State of New York, Albany, with a liberal arts degree in 1979.  She is a member of Beta Phi Mu, Library Science Honor Society.

Meg Tulloch
In March 2009, Meg Tulloch became the Library Director for the National Defense University (NDU), which has 4 colleges, multiple research and regional centers at Fort McNair, D.C. Prior to that, she was the Europe Region Librarian, directing the overall operation of the U.S. Army Europe library program. She created a strong centralized regional program to manage the acquisition of library materials (physical and electronic) and the purchase, set-up and maintenance of library automation including an integrated library system and Web site for 25 libraries. Additionally, her staff handled all the library training requirements in the Europe region. Her other previous experience includes being the head Reference Librarian for the U.S. Army's European Regional Library Support Center; the Electronic Resources Librarian for Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; and the Information Services Librarian for the Walker Management Library at Vanderbilt University. From her experiences, Meg Tulloch gained a broad-based understanding of FEDLINK procedures to set-up purchasing plans for the Army Europe Libraries and of contracting, particularly for electronic resources and library IT projects. Before she left Europe, she wrote the request for proposal of a three-year RFID project to include all the U.S. Army Libraries in Europe. Current plans for the NDU Library include: planning for an information commons, negotiating for next generation federated search engines and link resolvers, partnering reference services with the colleges, automating collection development procedures, and offering library classes to faculty.   She holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Arts in American Literature from George Washington University.

Background
The FAB comprises 13 voting members: the Chair, who serves ex officio, and twelve individuals appointed by the Chair - nine elected by the FEDLINK membership and three selected by the Chair.  Members serve staggered terms, limited to two consecutive terms in addition to any partial term served. Candidates for elected FAB positions must be federal employees and be FEDLINK member representatives.

The work of the FAB is defined in its bylaws:

A. Proposes program policies, objectives and plans;
B. Recommends an annual budget and presents it to the membership for review and to the Chair for approval;
C. Participates in FEDLINK meetings;
D. Establishes FEDLINK committees, working groups and advisory councils as necessary, and publishes a list of all such committees and councils annually;
E. Apprises the federal library community of issues of general interest and of those related to FEDLINK programs, services, policies or objectives;
F. Provides advice, policy guidance, and oversight to the FEDLINK executive director regarding FEDLINK programs and budgeting; and
G. Recommends solutions for settling disputes and interprets matters relating to all FEDLINK business.