A link to vote in the officer election will be sent to a designated representative of each KLAS library / organization.
The deadline to vote is Tuesday, June 30.
Biographies and Statements of Purpose for Candidates for Vice President
Jen Buzolich, California Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Technology
Jen Buzolich currently serves as the Administrator of the Clearinghouse for Specialized Media and Technology (CSMT) in the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division at the California Department of Education. CSMT provides accessible instructional materials to California Public Schools. Additionally, she is an Ex-Officio Trustee for the American Printing House for the Blind. Prior to this, Jen has served as a Principal, Assistant Principal, coordinator, instructional coach, and teacher.
Jen holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential as well as an Administrative Services Credential. She has a Master’s of Science in Education with a focus on Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Jen is currently working on her doctorate.
Statement of Purpose
If elected to serve, I would envision being an active representative of all KLAS Users. Most especially, I would envision providing a strong voice of the IRCs.
Biographies and Statements for Candidates for Secretary
Erin Pawlus, Arizona Talking Book Library
Erin Pawlus has worked at the Arizona Talking Book Library for 9 years, first as a Reader Advisor and more currently as Assistant Administrator. She has also enjoyed serving as KLAS Users' Group Secretary for one term, which has given her the opportunity to meet many wonderful librarians and IRC staff in the network. She has participated in the Program Committee for two years and the KLAS Development Advisory Committee for one year.
Prior to joining the Arizona Talking Book Library, Erin worked as a public librarian in Arizona and California. She was first introduced to the National Library Service in beautiful downtown Burbank, where she assembled bags for home borrowers that occasionally included those bright green cassette containers.
A (possibly) fun fact: she is in training to become a Tai Chi instructor.
Statement of Purpose
I am seeking a second term as Secretary of the KLAS Users’ Group. It is important to me that the activities of the officers are public and transparent, and I will continue to promptly post meeting minutes on the KLAS Users’ website. I am particularly interested in encouraging participation among IRCs, schools, and special organizations online and at the KLAS Users’ Conference.