September 29, 2006

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Edtwon A. Myree Student Assistant

Paulk to become President of Georgia Library Association

Associate librarian Dr. Betty Paulk of Valdosta State University has been elected as Vice President/President-elect of the Georgia Library Association (GLA). She was elected at the GLA meeting in Athens, Georgia on September 20-22, 2006.

"I am honored to have been elected Vice President/President-elect of the GLA. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to serve as President," Paulk said, "I am looking forward to working more closely with this talented group of individuals."

Paulk has been a member of the VSU staff since 1973. She will officially assume her duties as president on January 1, 2007.

GLA is an organization of more than 800 members representing several professions ranging from librarian to paraprofessionals and students. It is devoted to developing an understanding of how libraries should fit into today's educational philosophy and the state's economy. GLA also is dedicated to the expansion and development of library service.

Prior to coming to VSU, Paulk served as librarian at Baldwin County High School in Milledgeville, Ga. Paulk has been active in the GLA since 1974 and has served as secretary of the Reference Services Interest Group, Secretary of the Academic Library Division, Vice-Chair and Chair of the Resources and Technical Services Interest Group. In addition, she holds membership in the Southeastern Library Association, where she served as the chair of the Continuing Development Committee, the American Library Association, and the Association of College and Research Libraries.

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