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Amigos Directors Announce New Members, Elect Officers

Media Contact:
Larry Godwin
[email protected]

May 12, 2010

Dallas, TX — The Board of Directors of Amigos Library Services is pleased to announce that four new members have been elected to serve three-year terms on the board. The new directors, whose terms run through 2013, are:
• Mr. Patrick Heath, Boerne, TX
• Ms. Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan, Los Alamos, NM
• Mr. Art Lichtenstein, Conway, AR
• Mr. Bill Parton, Russellville, AR

Mr. Heath is the immediate past president of the Texas Library Association. He will serve his second three-year term on the board as an Independent Director. Ms. Kalogeros-Chattan is Library Manager of the Los Alamos County Library System. Mr. Lichtenstein is Library Director of the Torreyson Library at the University of Central Arkansas. Mr. Parton is Library Director of the Pendergraft Library at Arkansas Tech University.

The new directors join those currently serving three-year terms. They include:
• Mr. Oliver Delaney, Oklahoma City, OK, Independent Director
• Ms. Shirley Dickerson, Library Director, R.W. Steen Library, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
• Ms. Jennifer Goodson, Library Director, Fort Smith Public Library, Ft. Smith, AR
• Mr. Bill Hair, Associate Dean and Director of University Libraries, Baylor University, Waco, TX
• Ms. Rita Hamilton, Library Director, Scottsdale Public Library System, Scottsdale, AZ
• Mr. Ken Morris, Okmulgee, OK, Independent Director
• Dr. Anne Prestamo, Associate Dean for Collection And Technology Services, Oklahoma State University Libraries, Stillwater, OK
• Ms. Carla Stoffle, Dean, University Libraries and Center for Creative Photography
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Board officers for FY2010-11 are:
• Bill Hair, Chair
• Anne Prestamo, Vice Chair
• Jennifer Goodson, Secretary
• Patrick Heath, Treasurer

About Amigos Library Services
For more than thirty years, Amigos Library Services,, has helped its members obtain affordable services and share library resources and knowledge. With over 600 members, Amigos is the largest consortium of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in the southwestern United States. Through membership in Amigos, libraries collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the library community; pursue opportunities for continuing professional education; leverage their buying power; and preserve the region’s rich cultural heritage. This collaboration strengthens each member’s ability to serve and lead its community in the creative and effective use of information resources. ###

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