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.

Consuella Askew
Consuella AskewVice President for University Libraries and University Librarian, Rutgers University
Ex Officio: Research
Maria Baratta
Maria BarattaAssociate Director New Jersey State Library Information Center, New Jersey State Library
Ex Officio: New Jersey State Library (Alternate)
Ralph Bingham
Ralph BinghamExecutive Director, LibraryLinkNJ
Ex Officio-Non-Voting: LibraryLinkNJ
Ana Fontoura
Ana FontouraUniversity Librarian, Fairleigh Dickinson University
July 2021-June 2023
Janet Hauge
Janet HaugeDirector of Academic Support Services, Atlantic Cape Community College
Community College:
July 2022-June 2024
Muhammad Hassan
Muhammad HassanExecutive Director, Nancy Thompson Learning Commons, Kean University
Ex Officio: Research
Robert Hilliker
Robert HillikerAssociate Provost for Library Information Services, Rowan University
Ex Officio: Research
Ann D. Hoang
Ann D. HoangUniversity Librarian, New Jersey Institute of Technology
VALE Chair
July 2022 – June 2024
Ex Officio: Research
Leigh Keller
Leigh KellerLibrary Director, Ramapo College
State College/University:
July 2022-June 2024
Joe TothInterim Program Manager, VALE
Ex Officio, Non-Voting: VALE
Danianne Mizzy
Danianne MizzyDean of Library Services, Montclair State University
Ex Officio: Research
Jennifer R. Nelson
Jennifer R. NelsonState Librarian, New Jersey State Library
Ex Officio: New Jersey State Library
Marilyn Ochoa
Marilyn OchoaLibrary Director. Middlesex College
VALE Vice Chair
Community College:
July 2021-June 2023
Edward Owusu-Ansah
Edward Owusu-AnsahDean of the Library, William Paterson University
Members Council Moderator:
July 2021-June 2023
Taras Pavlovsky
Taras PavlovskyDean of the Library, The College of New Jersey
VALE Treasurer
State College/University:
July 2021-June 2023
Donna Rosinski-Kauz
Donna Rosinski-KauzDirector of Library Services, Ocean County College
Community College:
July 2022-June 2024
Kurt W. Wagner
Kurt W. WagnerUniversity Librarian, Monmouth University
July 2022-June 2024
VACANTExecutive Director, New Jersey Library Association
Ex Officio-Non-Voting: NJLA
Caitlin Kaplan
Caitlin KaplanVice President Finance & Accounting, Administration, Legal & Chief Financial Officer, NJ-Edge
Ex Officio: NJ-Edge