Executive Board

  • A summary of the roles of each officer can be found here.
  • A list of past Executive Board members can be found here.

2016-2017 Executive Board

President:  Jim Tammaro

Vice President: Amy Miller

Secretary/Treasurer:  Brenda Battleson

Directors: Sara Brown,Christopher Conrad, Carolyn Klotzbach, Kelly Sallander

Board Bios and Contact

President:  Jim Tammaro (email Jim)

Jim is a 1990 Graduate and has a 34 years of experience working in the archival field which included establishing and administering a records management and archives program in the Town of Amherst, New York and working for the New York State Archives for 21 years. He currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor in LIS teaching archives and records management courses at UB and works as a part-time archives and records management consultant.


Vice President: Amy Miller (email Amy)

Amy graduated in December of 2011 with her MLS from the University at Buffalo and will be finishing her advanced certificate in LIS in December 2014. Since 2012 she has worked as the Assistant Librarian at the Buffalo History Museum. Her primary duties include cataloging, arrangement and description, indexing and reference. Amy also works part-time as a student assistant to Dr. Dagobert Soergel at the University of Buffalo.


Secretary/Treasurer: Brenda L. Battleson (email Brenda)

Brenda has been a Beta Phi Mu Beta Delta Chapter member since 1996 and spent 15 years working in academic libraries until she accepted a position as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the University at Buffalo’s LIS program, primarily teaching courses related to information organization and collection development. She also serves as the Chapter’s faculty liaison to the LIS Department. Brenda would like to see the Chapter build stronger relations with the LIS community through scholarly events like sponsored lectures and field trips as well as community service activities that involve all beta Delta members, regardless of their geographic locations.


Director: Sara Brown (email Sara)

Sara is a 2015 graduate and recent BPM inductee now working as a librarian with the Baltimore County Public Library. There, she focuses on outreach and programming and is especially interested in public libraries as non-commercial community gathering spaces. She is enthusiastic about our chapter’s potential and would love to be a part of helping us serve our members and the profession!


Director: Christopher Conrad (email Chris)

Chris Conrad is a Library media Specialist in the Lockport City School District. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University at Buffalo. Prior to joining Lockport Schools, he worked at Nichols School, FedEx Trade Networks, Inc. and Cardinal O’Hara High School.  While at FedEx Trade Networks, Chris worked at the Buffalo Data Center as part of the Information Systems & Technology department.  At the same time, Chris also worked with Cardinal O’Hara High School as the School Library Media Specialist and a member of the school’s technology team.  Chris has been active member of the Education Collaborative of Western New York library and technology committees, School Librarians’ Association of Western New York (SLWANY), and served as a past Erie 1 BOCES School Library System Communication Coordinator.  In his free time, Chris enjoys coaching volleyball with Williamsville East High School and Lockport Volleyball Club.


Director: Carolyn Klotzbach (email Carolyn)

Carolyn received her MLS in the Spring of 2013, with a focus in digital libraries and archives. She currently works for SofTrek Corporation as the Marketing Specialist and adjunct teaches Introduction to Information Literacy online at Bryant & Stratton College. Carolyn also serves on the Nonprofit Technology Network’s Research Committee.


Director: Kelly Sallandar (email Kelly)

Kelly earned her MLS degree from the University at Buffalo in 2013, with a focus in Archives and Records Management.  After graduation, Kelly took a position at SofTrek Corporation, first as a project manager, and now as an analyst.  In this role, Kelly works with non-profit organizations to understand, implement, and use the database software developed by SofTrek.  She is also working with the management team at SofTrek to revise and improve the current knowledge management system, applying the many skills learned while an MLS student.

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