MEET THE CANDIDATES!
Susan Boland, Candidate for Vice-President, President Elect, 2020-2022.
BIOGRAPHY: Susan Boland is the Associate Director for the University of Cincinnati Robert. S. Marx Law Library. She teaches legal research and offers reference and research support services to all law library users. She is a member of various professional associations both regionally and nationally, and has served as AMPC Team Leader for the Teaching and Training track, Chair of the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries, and President of the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries. She has presented at regional and national conferences, as well as at continuing legal education programs. Her publications include annotated bibliographies on the death penalty and election law, as well as articles on legal research, technology, and teaching.
CANDIDATE STATEMENT: I feel honored to run for the vice-president/president-elect of the Animal Law Caucus. The Caucus has done an amazing job with educating the law librarian community on animal law resources and advocating for ethical and legal rights of animals. I have watched the organization grow throughout the years and I would like to continue the great work done so far. In this COVID-19 world, our virtual connections are more important than ever so I would like to focus on are increasing virtual communication and participation within the Caucus, between the Caucus and the larger law librarian community, and increase and solidify our connections to the broader animal loving community!
Katy Badeaux, Candidate for Secretary, 2020-2022
BIOGRAPHY: Katy Stein Badeaux is the Head of Faculty Services at the University of Houston Law Center’s O’Quinn Law Library. In addition to managing the library’s faculty services, she teaches Texas Legal Research as well as Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Legal Research. She is an active member of AALL, the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries and the Houston Area Law Librarians. Before coming to the University of Houston, she was the faculty services librarian at the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library at St. Mary’s University. She received her MIS from the University of Arizona, her JD from SMU, and her BA from the University of Texas at Austin.
CANDIDATE STATEMENT: I am a long-time member of the Animal Law Caucus and eager to have the opportunity to get more involved. I am excited to help raise the profile of animal law studies, and further the work of making information about animal law more accessible. Board members have a lot of responsibility to further the work of the caucus and engage membership, and I am committed to doing that important work. I have experience as a board member of SWALL and as secretary of HALL to draw on, and I’m excited to contribute to the success of the Animal Law Caucus.