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Amigos Announces New Board & Officers

Prestamo to Chair in 2011-12

July 11, 2011

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -Amigos Library Services recently announced its 2011-12 board of directors and elected officers for the year. Dr. Anne Prestamo was elected board chair for 2011-12.

Prestamo holds the Claud D. Kniffin Professor of Library Service and Education and serves as Associate Dean for Collection and Technology Services at the Oklahoma State University Libraries.

Amigos, a not-for-profit organization, is one of the nation's largest library resource-sharing networks and a leader in providing information technology to libraries. With over 600 members, Amigos is one of the largest consortia of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in the United States. The OSU Library joined Amigos as a charter member in 1975. It was the first academic library in Oklahoma to join an online bibliographic network.

Through membership in Amigos, libraries collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the library community; pursue opportunities for continuing professional education; leverage their buying power; and preserve the region’s rich cultural heritage. 

Three others join Prestamo as 2011-12 officers. They are Jennifer Goodson of Fort Smith Public Library as vice chair, Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan of Los Alamos County Library System/Mesa Public Library as secretary, and Patrick Heath Boerne, Texas as treasurer.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 23,000 on its Stillwater campus, with students from all 50 states and 118 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 235,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/summer11/prestamo.htm
Last Updated: 24 May 2011

Media Contact:

Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

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