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Julia Bordeaux

Julia Bordeaux received her MLIS from the University of Denver, and has an MA in Interpersonal Communication from Regis University. She has worked at the Auraria Library, Denver Public Library, and most recently Red Rocks Community College. She was also the Volunteer Sub-Committee Co-Chair for CALCON 2012. She is passionate about student learning and success. She is also very interested in creating meaningful assessments that measure student learning outcomes and information literacy strengths/ gaps. In her previous career, Julia was a higher-education textbook publisher’s representative, so her unique perspective with regards to vendor relations makes her an excellent librarian. 
Rose Nelson

Rose has worked in the library field for over 20 years.  After obtaining her MLIS degree from Emporia State University, She worked as a Regional Technical Consultant to small rural libraries for the South Central Kansas Library System.   This was a great introduction to the library field.  In 2000, she left this position and became a Technology Consultant at the Colorado State Library. Her primary responsibilities were administering various grants to libraries, coordinating the E-rate program for Colorado libraries and developing the Web Junction state portal.  In 2005 Rose begin working for the CO Alliance of Research Libraries as a Systems Librarian.  In 2012 she was appointed Assistant Director.  In her current position, she manages Gold Rush, a local based ERMS and Prospector, a union catalog.  Rose has a strong interest in expanding resource sharing to libraries throughout the state and in understanding how new technologies influence the work we do in libraries and enhance services to patrons. Rose is a Colorado native and who running, cooking, and reading in her spare time.

 Past President
Ryan Buller


I have been the Access Services Librarian at the University of Denver since 2013.  Before that, I was the Access Services Unit Coordinator at Western Illinois University.  I received my BA in History and MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois and an MA in History from Western Illinois University.  I am involved in the Colorado Association Libraries through the CAL Leadership Institute.  I am also involved in the American Library Association’s RUSA Professional Development Committee as a member.  I am also currently the chair of both the RUSA STARS Licensing and Legislation Committee and the LLAMA SASS Access Services/Circulation Committee.

Meg Eastwood

Meg Eastwood joined the University of Denver Libraries as the Science and Engineering Reference Librarian in July 2017. Before coming to DU, Meg worked as a science librarian at the University of New Hampshire and at Northern Arizona University. While at Northern Arizona University, Meg served as the secretary for the Council of Academic Professionals, and as a grad student she served as the secretary for the UT Austin student chapter of the Society of American Archivists. Meg was inspired to run for a CoALA Board position because she greatly enjoyed this summer’s Intellectual Freedom workshop, and she’s excited to become more involved in the Colorado Academic Library community.

Community Colleges Representative
Mandi Miller

Please allow me to introduce myself as a candidate for the CoALA Community College Representative. My name is Mandi Miller and I am a solo librarian at the Boulder County Campus of Front Range Community College. I have held this position for nearly three years and, during this time, I have been committed to ensuring that our students have the information literacy skills they need to succeed both inside and outside of the classroom.

I am a graduate of Wayne State University’s School of Information Sciences where I had a dual focus on medical and academic libraries. I have experience in many types of libraries including health sciences, music, academic, and public libraries. Last year, in order to enhance my leadership skills, I applied for and was accepted into the fifth cohort of the Colorado Association of Libraries Leadership Institute (CALLI). Participating in CALLI has allowed me to not only cultivate my leadership skills but learn how to advocate for my organization and for libraries in general. Now that CALLI has officially ended, I am currently seeking out opportunities to affect change in academic libraries by participating in CoALA while also fulfilling my CALLI commitment to service.

As a solo academic librarian at a community college, I know that I can bring a unique persepective to CoALA. Having worked with students from diverse backgrounds, I have a firm understanding of the particular needs of community college students and welcome the opportunity to advocate for community college libraries and the students they serve.

Megan Hartline

Megan Hartline is the Head of Access and Public Services at Auraria Library, serving two universities, a community college, and the public in downtown Denver. She received a B.A. in English and a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Grand Valley State University, and a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan. Megan edits Library Lost & Found, a blog offering inspiration and resources for library leaders.

Federico Martinez-Garcia

My name is Federico Martínez-García Jr and I would like to express my interest to serve on the CoALA Board as Member-At-Large representative to the CAL Membership Committee. I am the Faculty Director of Access Services and Associate Professor with the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. I also serve as the Business and Economics Librarian plus assist with copyright consultations. Furthermore, I am the Co-Chair for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee with the Academic and College Research Libraries.  My personal background and many years of experience in promoting and recruiting members to different organizations and academic programs makes me an excellent candidate to serve as a Member-At-Large with CoALA. 

About my personal background, I grew up in a small Mexican border town to Arizona where libraries did not exist. My first library experience was at the University of Arizona. I am a first generation graduate in my family.  My mom did not go to school and had to work at early age to support her family; and my dad went up to 4th grade until he had to work. I personally understand the great benefits that academic libraries provide to first generation students, second language learners, minorities, and late starters.  I advocate for these group of students and thrive by seeing them succeed academically and in life.  I have been in libraries since 1998 starting as a student worker in the Interlibrary Loan Department to now being my current position. I served in many library departments in different capacities. Library Information Associate with the Access Services Department at the University of Arizona; Library Associate with the Pima County Public Library; Manager of Access Services with the Arizona State University;  Head of Access Services with the University of Missouri; and now the Director of Access Services at my current institution.

At the University of Arizona (UA), I served on the Library Student Association (LSO) as the Webmaster which gave me an opportunity to create ways to attract attendees to our meetings.  I was also taking the time to volunteer and promote our Library and Information Science program by talking to students about the different careers available with a MLIS degree. And, I was also part of the Staff Governance Association (SGA) with the UA Libraries as a member-at-large representing all the library branches plus increased the number of meeting attendees to the open SGA meetings by promoting the benefits which resulted in receiving appointment to represent the libraries to the University Staff Association.

At the Arizona State University (ASU), I was invited to be part of the University Staff Council (USC) in the Downtown Phoenix campus. We went from having as low as 5 attendees to the USC meetings and events to 75-150 attendees in one year. I was part of the plan to develop strategies to increase member interest and create relevant events for all.

At the Pima County Public Library (PCPL), I was in charge of the Spanish and French collection and multilingual (Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian) story-time at the Martha Cooper Branch. As this was a new branch located in the center of low-income, Hispanic and refugee communities, I took advantage of my Multilanguage knowledge to connect with these communities and make them feel welcome. Plus, I also did outreach to schools and door to door promoting library services in their own language.  This resulted on an increase in our traffic during the first couple of months from when I started working there.

At the University of Missouri (MU), I served for two years on the Missouri Library Association (MLA) on the Membership Committee.  Our priority was to increase our membership numbers by revisiting our marketing, benefits, and membership options.  I was in charge of searching through state library associations’ membership packages and identify what MLA was missing.  I also performed a search for expired memberships to seek renewals. I also represented MLA by staffing a membership table during the state consortia services (MOBIUS) conference and other state library events/programs.  

In conclusion, I have been with the Kraemer Family Library in the University of Colorado Colorado Springs for about three months and am serving in a number of library and university committees. I am confident that I will be an asset serving as the CoALA Member-At-Large representative to the CAL Membership Committee by bringing outside experience and different perspective to the association and committee. Having worked in libraries for almost 20 years, I understand the value that associations such as CoALA and CAL have by providing an effective way to discuss, share, and work on better ways to promote and provide library services.





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