Committee Charge

The Executive Board Committee serves as the oversight committee within the Council for the ongoing operation and growth of VALE. Recommendations regarding the purchase of databases, other software and hardware; about issues pertaining to networking, training, documentation, publicity, and other collaborative projects, will be reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee. It is the role of the Executive Committee to ensure that VALE is meeting the needs of the academic library community by undertaking formal assessments and ongoing evaluation of VALE activities. The Executive Committee will seek external funding for the continued growth of VALE and will work within the academic library community to leverage collaborative purchasing with existing resources. The Chair of the Executive Committee (2 year term) will be the official liaison between the Executive Committee and the Members’ Council.

The Chair will report regularly to the Council on VALE activities, seek advice on future initiatives, and provide a yearly assessment of VALE’s operations. The Chair will coordinate the work of the Executive Committee and its committees, will call meetings, and promulgate results of discussions, decisions, and recommendations. Planning and policies will be developed by the Executive Committee in collaboration with participating libraries. In order to take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace as database producers introduce new and enhanced products, networking opportunities become available, and as libraries wish to collaborate on additional initiatives, planning and policies will continue to be flexible.

Linda Beninghove
Linda BeninghoveLibrary Director, Stevens Institute of Technology
July 2019-June 2021
Edward Chapel
Edward ChapelSenior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, NJEdge
Ex Officio: NJEDge
Steven Chudnick
Steven ChudnickDirector, Bankier Library, Brookdale Community College
Members Council Moderator:
July 2019-June 2021
Mary Chute
Mary ChuteState Librarian, New Jersey State Library
Ex Officio: New Jersey State Library
Judith S. Cohn
Judith S. CohnAssistant Vice President for Information Services, and Director of Health Science Libraries. Rutgers University
Ex Officio: Research
Heather Craven
Heather CravenDirector Learning Resource Center. County College of Morris
VALE Vice-Chair
July 2018-June 2020
Greg Fallon
Greg FallonAssociate Dean of Learning Resources/Humanities/Social Sciences. Passaic County Community College
July 2018-June 2020
Ann D. Hoang
Ann D. HoangUniversity Librarian, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Ex Officio: Research
Judith Lin Hunt
Judith Lin HuntDean of Library Services, Montclair State University
Ex Officio: Research
Melissa Lena
Melissa LenaProgram Manager, VALE
Ex Officio, Non-Voting: VALE
Juliet Machie
Juliet MachieInterim Director, LibraryLinkNJ
Ex Officio-Non-Voting: LibraryLinkNJ
Scott Muir
Scott MuirAssociate Provost for Library Information Services. Rowan University
Ex Officio: Research
Margaret Nizolek
Margaret NizolekChief Deputy State Librarian and Director of the State Library Information Center, New Jersey State Library
Ex Officio: New Jersey State Library (Alternate)
Marilyn Ochoa
Marilyn OchoaLibrary Director. Middlesex County College
July 2019-June 2021
Edward Owusu-Ansah
Edward Owusu-AnsahDean of the Library, William Paterson University
State College/University:
July 2018-June 2020
Taras Pavlovsky
Taras PavlovskyDean of the Library, The College of New Jersey
VALE Treasurer
State College/University:
July 2019-June 2021
Patricia Tumulty
Patricia TumultyExecutive Director, New Jersey Library Association
Ex Officio-Non-Voting: NJLA
Kurt W. Wagner
Kurt W. WagnerUniversity Librarian, Monmouth University
VALE Chair
July 2018-June 2020