Past State Presidents

These presidents held office since the time of the association’s modern incorporation in 1977. That is when the California Association of School Librarians (CASL) and the California Association for Educational Media and Technology (CAEMAT) consolidated, drafted new by-laws and incorporated as the California Media and Library Educators Association (CMLEA). In 1994, the Executive Board voted to change the name to the California School Library Association (CSLA) effective on August 25, 1995. The association continues to operate under the by-laws of incorporation of 1977. The presidents’ work titles below indicate the positions they had during their terms of office.

Sue Heraper

Sue Heraper

California School Library Association

2016-17
Newbury Park High School
456 N Reino Rd.
Newbury Park, CA 91320

Beth Olshewsky

Beth Olshewsky

California School Library Association

2015-16
Supervisor- Media Services
1290 Ridder Park Drive MC232
San Jose, CA 95131-2304

 

Liz Dodds

Liz Dodds

California School Library Association

2014-15
Teacher Librarian, Retired
Seattle, WA

Janice Gilmore-See

Janice Gilmore-See

California School Library Association

2013-14
District Librarian
La Mesa-Spring Valley School District
La Mesa, CA

Jane Lofton

Jane Lofton

California School Library Association

2012-13
Teacher Librarian
Mira Costa High School
Manhattan Beach, CA

Pam Oehlman

Pam Oehlman

California School Library Association

2011-12
Teacher Librarian
Polytechnic High School
Long Beach, CA

Diane Alexander

Diane Alexander

California School Library Association

2010-11
Library Media Teacher
Liberty High School

Rosemarie Bernier

Rosemarie Bernier

California School Library Association

2009-10
Teacher Librarian
Alexander Hamilton High School
Los Angeles, CA

Connie Williams

Connie Williams

California School Library Association

2008-09
Teacher Librarian
Petaluma High School
Petaluma, CA

Sandra Yoon

Sandra Yoon

California School Library Association

2007-08
Coordinator, Library Media Services
Bakersfield City School District
Bakersfield, CA

Martha Rowland

Martha Rowland

California School Library Association

2006-07
Coordinator, Library Services
Sacramento City Unified School District
Sacramento, CA

Kathryn Matlock

Kathryn Matlock

California School Library Association

2005-06
Librarian
Rialto Unified School District
Rialto, CA

Anne Wick

Anne Wick

California School Library Association

2004-05
Library Media Teacher
Foothill Middle School
PratherCA

Susan Maass

Susan Maass

California School Library Association

2003-04
Library Media Teacher
Rancho Cucamonga High School
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Linda Jewett

Linda Jewett

California School Library Association

2002-03
Coordinator, Library Services
Sacramento City Unified School District
Sacramento, CA

Jeanne Nelson

Jeanne Nelson

California School Library Associationa

2001-02
Library Media Coordinator
Murrieta Valley Unified School District
Murrieta, CA

Jo Ellen Misakian

Jo Ellen Misakian

California School Library Association

2000-01
Program Director, Library Media Teacher Credential Program
Fresno Pacific University
Fresno, CA

Marilyn Robertson

Marilyn Robertson

California School Library Association

1999-2000
Coordinating Field Librarian
Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles, CA

Betty Silva

Betty Silva

California School Library Association

1998-99
Library Media Teacher
Fairfield High School
Fairfield, CA

Janet Minami

Janet Minami

California School Library Association

1997-98
Director, Media Services
Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles, CA

Susan Martimo Choi

Susan Martimo Choi

California School Library Association

1996-97
Director, Educational Technology Access Center
Santa Clara County Office of Education
San Jose, CA

Bonnie O'Brian Nissman

Bonnie O'Brian Nissman

California School Library Association/
California Media and Library Educators Association

1995-96
Supervisor, Library Services
Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles, CA

John McGinnis

John McGinnis

California Media and Library Educators Association

1994-95
Director of the Library
Cerritos Community College
Norwalk, CA

Robert Skapura

Robert Skapura

California Media and Library Educators Association

1993-94
Director of Learning Resources
Los Medanos Community College
Pittsburg, CA

Ellis Vance

Ellis Vance

California Media and Library Educators Association

1992-93
Director, Instructional Media Services
Fresno County Office of Education
Fresno, CA

Penny Kastanis

Penny Kastanis

California Media and Library Educators Association

1991-92
Program Manager, Library Media Services
Sacramento County Office of Education
Sacramento, CA

Barbara Jeffus

Barbara Jeffus

California Media and Library Educators Association

1990-91
District Librarian
Clovis Unified School District
Clovis, CA

James Fryer

James Fryer

California Media and Library Educators Association

1989-90
Director, Media and Technical Services
Alameda County Office of Education
Hayward, CA

Janis Joslin Kessler

Janis Joslin Kessler

California Media and Library Educators Association

1988-89
Director, Instructional Resources
Bakersfield City Schools
Bakersfield, CA

Virginia Kalb

Virginia Kalb

California Media and Library Educators Association

1987-88
Coordinator, Media Services
Montebello USD
Montebello, CA

Larry Pierce

Larry Pierce

California Media and Library Educators Association

1986-87
Coordinator, Curriculum and Educational Media
Rowland USD
Rowland Heights, CA

Martha Dean

Martha Dean

California Media and Library Educators Association

1985-86
Director, Instructional Media Services
San Joaquin County Office of Education
Stockton, CA

David Rose

David Rose

California Media and Library Educators Association

1984-85
Director, Instructional Support Systems
Claremont Unified School District
Claremont, CA

Jack Stotlz

Jack Stotlz

California Media and Library Educators Association

1983-84
Director, Instructional Media Services
Santa Barbara County Schools Office
Santa Barbara, CA

Jay Monfort

Jay Monfort

California Media and Library Educators Association

1982-83
Media Services Manager
Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools
San Jose, CA

Marian

Marian "Dickey" Copeland

California Media and Library Educators Association

1981-82
Coordinator, Instructional Media Center
Rialto Unified School District
Rialto, CA

Curtis May

Curtis May

California Media and Library Educators Association

1980-81
Director of Library Services
San Mateo County Office of Education
Redwood City, CA

Lucy Gregor Brown

Lucy Gregor Brown

California Media and Library Educators Association

1979-80
Program Administrator, Library Services
Mount Diablo Unified School District
Concord, CA

Bettie Day

Bettie Day

California Media and Library Educators Association

1978-79
Coordinator of Library Services
Santa Barbara County Schools
Santa Barbara, CA

Martin Puentes

Martin Puentes

California Media and Library Educators Association

1977-78
Director, Instructional Materials Center
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Monterey, CA

William Roberts

William Roberts

Consolidation Co-chair

CAEMAT President 1974-75
California Association for Educational Media and Technology

Earlene Billing

Earlene Billing

Consolidation Co-chair

CASL President 1974-75
California Association of School Librarians
Coordinator, Instructional Media
Burlingame School District