Trevecca Nazarene University

Waggoner Librarians Lead in Professional Organizations

Ruth Kinnersley EdD, director of Trevecca’s Waggoner Library, and Judy Bivens EdD, coordinator of Trevecca’s Master of Library and Information Science Program, were elected to leadership positions in state and national professional library organizations.

Dr. Kinnersley is the incoming president of the Tennessee Library Association, the representative body for all types of librarians in the state of Tennessee. For the past year she has served as the president-elect of that organization, and she is very active in the American Library Association and the Association of Christian Librarians.

Dr. Bivens was elected as incoming chair of the American Library Association (ALA) Section of Educators of School Librarians (ESL) and an ALA councilor at large. As chair of ESL, Dr. Bivens will coordinate activities that relate to the preparation of school librarians at the national level. As ALA councilor, Dr. Bivens

will be a part of the governing body of the American Library Association, serving a three-year term, which began at the end of the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, July 2, 2013.