At its Annual Business meeting on October 12, 2012, the members of Theatre Library Association elected Nancy Friedland to serve a two-year term as President, Angela Weaver to serve a two-year term as Vice President, and Colleen Reilly was re-elected to a three-year term as Treasurer. Diana Bertolini, Leahkim Gannett, and Morgen Stevens-Garmon were newly elected, and Beth Kattelman was re-elected, to serve three-year terms on the Executive Board. All terms will commence on January 1, 2013.
Outgoing President Kenneth Schlesinger congratulates the new Officers and welcomes the incoming Board members. He gives special thanks for the service and contributions of departing Board members Phyllis Dircks, Stephen Kuehler, Cynthia Tobar, and Sarah Zimmerman.
Nancy Friedland has been Librarian for Butler Media, Film Studies and Performing Arts at Columbia University since 1995. She received her MA from New York University and MLS from Rutgers University. Nancy is currently Vice President of Theatre Library Association. She teaches graduate courses in Film and Media Collections and Digital Humanities. Most recently, she served as Editor and contributor to Documenting: Costume Design, Volume 27 of Performing Arts Resources, published in 2010. She was a member of the ACRL Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries Task Force, and served as contributor and editor of Oxford Bibliographies Online: Cinema, published in 2012. She serves as a faculty partner for the Film Language Glossary and Mapping Yiddish Theatre projects at Columbia University.
Vice President (2013-2014)
Angela Weaver is Head of the Art and Drama Libraries at University of Washington. Previously she held the position of Fine and Performing Arts Librarian at George Mason University. Angela received an MLS from Rutgers University and MFA in Playwriting from University of California, San Diego. She is currently Editor of BROADSIDE and TLA Board member since 2005. She was past editor of the Re:Sources section of Theatre Survey. Angela co-chaired the TLA at ALA session in New Orleans, and chaired the TLA Plenary at ASTR-TLA in Phoenix. She previously served as TLA Interim Treasurer.
Colleen Reilly is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University, where she also serves as Director of Kaleidoscope Arts Festival. She earned both a PhD in Theatre History and Performance Studies and MLIS in Archival Studies at University of Pittsburgh. Colleen has worked as Project Archivist for Yale University’s Haas Family Arts Library, University of Pittsburgh Ford E. and Harriet R. Curtis Theatre Collection, Carnegie Mellon University Hunt Library Special Collections, and Chatham College Archives and Special Collections. Since 2004, she has been an active member of TLA, and has beenTreasurer since 2010.
Member of the Executive Board (2013-2015)
Diana Bertolini has worked at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts as processing archivist since 2005. She joined NYPL’s Wilson Project in 2005, and the Manuscripts and Archives Division in 2008. She has processed over thirty collections, mainly from the Billy Rose Theatre Division. She blogs regularly for NYPL about collections she has processed. Diana attended NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in Musical Theatre and Literature. While working as a researcher on The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II and Broadway: The American Musical, she discovered archives and applied to Pratt Institute, where she received her MLIS.
Leahkim Gannett is Performing Arts Librarian at University of California, Santa Barbara, where she has added film studies to her portfolio. She previously served for three years as Theatre and Dance Librarian at University of Maryland. Leahkim has been a TLA member since 2010, and was invited to chair the Publications Committee in 2011.
Beth Kattelman is Associate Professor and Associate Curator of the Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute at the Ohio State University. She is completing her first term as TLA Board member, and is thrilled to serve again. Beth was a presenter at the ASTR-TLA Plenary in 2011, and will chair the Plenary this year. Beth also served as Master of Ceremonies of the 2011 TLA Book Awards ceremony. She co-teaches research methods for the OSU Department of Theatre, and is a freelance director and puppeteer. She currently serves as Editor of the Re:Sources section of Theatre Survey.
Morgen Stevens-Garmon is Theater Collections Archivist at the Museum of the City of New York. She received her MLIS from Pratt Institute and MA in Theater History from Hunter College. For her graduate thesis, she examined the performance history of Pauline E. Hopkins’ “Peculiar Sam; or, the underground railroad,” the oldest extant play by an African-American woman. Morgen contributed the chapter On Broadway to New York: The Story of a Great City, published in 2011 by Carlton Books and the Museum of the City of New York. Morgen previously worked as project archivist for the Explorer's Club, Morris-Jumel Mansion, and Brooklyn College.