Association of Independent School Librarians

Position
 Board Member
President

2017-19

 Katie Archambault , Emma Willard School, NY
 Email: karchambault@emmawillard.org

Katie earned her MLS in 2003 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville’s School of Information Science. Before making her way to the Independent School world, she worked in the corporate and public library sector and did private research consulting. In 2006, she found her niche when she and her family moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and she became Assistant Librarian at Girls Preparatory School. In 2013, Katie, her husband, and three children moved north to Troy, New York, for a boarding school adventure. She is Director of Research at the Emma Willard School.
 
Katie joined the AISL Board in 2012 as a Member-at-Large, and began her two-year term as President in 2017.

Past President

2017-18
Sandy Gray, St. Michael's College School, ON
 Email: gray@smcsmail.com

Sandy earned her MLS in 1984 at the University of Toronto, and spent 20 years in special libraries, serving as Information Manager and Knowledge Manager at professional services consulting firms.  In 2003, Sandy entered the independent school world, serving as the Director of Library Services at Appleby College in Oakville, ON for five years, before joining St. Michael’s College School in Toronto, ON as the Head Librarian in 2008, where 1,000+ teenaged boys keep her on her toes!


Sandy joined the Board in 2010 as a Member-at-Large.  In 2013, she assumed the role of Secretary, before serving as President from 2015-2017.
Treasurer

2017-20
 Renee Chevallier , Ursuline Academy of Dallas, TX
 
Email: rchevallier@ursulinedallas.org

Renee is a graduate of Louisiana State University and is an avid Tiger fan—Geaux Tigers! She earned her MLS from the University of North Texas in 1991. Renee served as librarian of an elementary school for seven years before moving to Ursuline Academy of Dallas. This is her nineteenth year at UA where she is the head librarian.

Renee joined the Board in 2015 as a Member-at-Large, and began her three-year term as Treasurer in March 2017.

Technology Coordinator

2016-19

Christina Pommer, Saint Stephen's Episcopal School, FL
 Email: cpommer@saintstephens.org

After working in high school admissions for a few years after college, Christina realized that her ideal work environment was the school library. Over a period of three months, Christina got married, moved cross country, and started grad school. She  earned her MLIS in 2007 from Florida State University and then headed down the west coast of Florida to Bradenton. She is the Library Director and Middle and Upper School librarian at Saint Stephen's Episcopal School. She loves challenging research questions, readers' advisory, and coaching the Academic Team.

Christina began her three year term as Technology coordinator in April 2016.
Secretary

2014-20

 Phoebe Warmack, Woodberry Forest School, VA
 Email: Phoebe_Warmack@woodberry.org

Phoebe earned her MLIS in 1994 at the University of North Caro ‚Äčlina at Greensboro with a specialization in School Library Media Services following completion of a BA degree in Education Studies at Guilford College.  Phoebe has served as a library media specialist in Chesterfield County Public Schools in Virginia at both the middle and secondary levels as well as Resource Coordinator in the Career Development Center at The University of Richmond. In 1999, Phoebe entered the independent school world, serving as the Information Services Librarian at Woodberry Forest School. She then served at Coordinators of Academic Technology at Woodberry Forest School as well as Technology Director at St. Luke's School before returning to Woodberry Forest in 2008 as Director of The William H. White, Jr. Library.

Phoebe joined the Board in 2014, and began her three-year term as Secretary in March 2017.


Member-
at -large

2017-20

 Barbara Share, Ransom Everglades School, FL
Email: BShare@RansomEverglades.org 

Barbara received her MLS from the University of South Florida in 1983.  Her career path started as a Book Bee helper while at Central Elementary in New Philadelphia, Ohio.  She has worked as a corporate, law, public Library and public school Librarian before landing her dream job in 1998 as the Librarian of the Middle School at Ransom Everglades School.

Barbara joined the Board in 2017 as a Member-at-Large. She manages the AISL blog, Independent Ideas and i the liaison for our Summer Institute and Affordability scholarships.  

Member - 
at - Large

2017-20

 Tinsley Silcox, St. Mark's School, TX
Email: SilcoxT@smtexas.org

Tinsley E. Silcox is Director of Libraries and Information Services and Choirmaster at St. Mark's School of Texas. He formerly worked at Southern Methodist University, the University of Mississippi, the University of Tennessee and as Director of the Blues Archive. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Carson-Newman University, a Master’s Degree in music from the University of Tennessee, a Master’s in Library & Information Science from the University of Tennessee, and the Certificate in Academic Leadership from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Mr. Silcox is a recipient of the National Black Music Foundation Award of Appreciation and the Certificate of Appreciation from the Afro-American Novel Project. He is a member of ALA, LAMA, tthe Association of Moving Image Archivists, the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Texas Choral Directors Association, and the Association of Anglican Musicians. 

Tinsley joined the Board in 2017 as Member-at-Large, and he is our Annual Conference liaison. 

Member - 
at - Large

2017-20

Kate Patin, Isidore Newman School, LA
Email: katepatin@newmanschool.org

Kate is beginning her 20th year in the Middle School/Upper School Library at Isidore Newman in New Orleans.  She has an MA in Modern European History and earned her MLIS from Louisiana State University in 2009.  At Newman, Kate is a Middle School Advisor and runs the “Free Thinkers Society,” a club where high school students can discuss controversial topics in a non-threatening environment.   Following the Head Librarian’s retirement after 51 years at Newman, this is her first year directing the Popp Library.

Kate joined the Board in 2017 as Member-at-Large, and she coordinates the AISL mentorship program. 

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