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PASCAL Governance and Committees Overview

PASCAL Board of Directors Election – June 3-10, 2019

The PASCAL Board of Directors is the governing and policy-making body that oversees PASCAL programs, finances and staff.  More information about the board may be found here

PASCAL will hold an election June 3-10, 2019 for the following seats on the Board of Directors:

  • Public Technical College Representative
  • Public  At Large Member
  • Public  4 Year College Representative
  • Independent College Member

Please note that all member libraries should vote for every seat. Library Deans/Directors or their designated representative for PASCAL will vote. The Board’s Nominations & Elections Committee’s Ex Officio member will tabulate results of the election.

The slate of candidates for each seat is available below. A link to the online ballot will be emailed to all Library Deans/Directors.

Independent Institution, 2019-2022



Shannon Brooks, Director of Library Services, Southern Wesleyan University

Shannon Brooks is the Director of Library Services at Southern Wesleyan University.  Before moving into administration, she worked in various positions in Reference, Archives, and Digital Collections.  Ms. Brooks is a member of the PASCAL SLSP Steering Committee, and was Chair of the PASCAL Board for 2017-2018.  She completed the College Library Directors Mentoring Program and is a member of ALA and ACRL.  In addition to her work with PASCAL, Ms. Brooks currently serves on the PALMCOP Board.


Eric Kistler, Library Director, Charleston Southern University

Eric Kistler is the Library Director at Charleston Southern University. During the past year he served on the Document Review Task Force which reviewed the PASCAL Strategic Agenda and made recommendations to the Program Steering Committee. Prior to arriving in South Carolina, Mr. Kistler was the first law librarian hired to prepare for the opening of a new law school at Liberty University in 2003. He served the Ehrhorn Law Library as Head of Access and Electronic Resources from 2003-2013, then as Associate Librarian for Collection Management from 2013-2018. From 1998-2003 he was Information Technology Librarian at Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law.

Public 4 Year Institution, 2019-2022



Rodney Lippard, Director, University of South Carolina-Aiken

Rodney Lippard is currently the Library Director at the University of South Carolina Aiken.  Lippard came to USC Aiken in August 2016 after a lengthy career in North Carolina.  After earning his MLIS from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Lippard held librarian positions at Johnson C. Smith University, Catawba College, and UNC Chapel Hill, and he most recently served as director at Barton College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.  During his tenure in NC, Lippard served on committees for NCLIVE, the statewide consortium for access to databases.  In addition, he was a State Library Commissioner, and he served on the LSTA Advisory Board at the State Library of North Carolina, which he also chaired his last year.  Lippard was also very active in the North Carolina Library Association and is currently the Immediate Past President.

Public Technical College, 2019-2022



Dr. Richard J. Moniz, Head Librarian, Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Dr. Richard Moniz is the Head Librarian at Horry-Georgetown Technical College. He was previously the Director of Library Services for Johnson & Wales University's North Miami campus from 1997 - 2004 and Director of Library Services for Johnson & Wales University's Charlotte campus from 2004-2018. In his role as a library director, he oversaw the opening of two new campus libraries and the complete top to bottom renovation of the Charlotte campus library in 2016. In addition to his full-time role at HGTC, Richard has been employed for the past 13 years as an adjunct instructor for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's LIS program teaching classes such as Information Sources and Services, Online Bibliographic Information Retrieval, Library Leadership and Management, Foundations of Library Science, and Topics in Special Libraries. In addition to publishing numerous articles, he is sole author of the textbook Practical and Effective Management of Libraries (2010), co-author of Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison (2014), co-author and co-editor of The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience (2014), co-author of The Mindful Librarian (2016), co-author of Librarians and Instructional Designers: Innovation and Collaboration (2016), co-author of The Dysfunctional Library: Challenges and Solutions to Workplace Relationships (2017), and co-editor of Recipes for Mindfulness in Your Library (2019). He frequently leads in-person workshops for organizations such as SCLA, NCLA, the North Carolina State Library, and the South Carolina State Library as well as ALA sponsored e-courses on a wide variety of topics. As a two-time past president of Metrolina Library Association and frequent volunteer for ALA and ACRL committees he is now hoping to be more involved and assist in library efforts based in South Carolina such as PASCAL.

Public Institution, At-Large, 2019-2022



Chris Cox, Dean of Libraries, Clemson University

Christopher Cox is Clemson University’s Dean of Libraries.  Prior to coming to Clemson, Chris served as Dean of Library Services at the University of Northern Iowa and Dean of Libraries at Western Washington University.  He holds an MLS from the University at Albany and an MA in English from the University of Connecticut.  Chris has served as a member and as chair of a number of ACRL, ULS, and LLAMA committees, most recently chairing the ACRL Liaisons Coordinating Committee.  Chris has been active in consortia, serving as a member-at-large on the Orbis-Cascade Alliance Board, as well as spearheading the creation of the statewide Iowa Academic Library Alliance consortium, which now provides courier service to the state and access to Gale databases to all members, in partnership with the State Library of Iowa.

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