Meet the News Committee

Ashley (Chair)
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Ashley works at Princeton University with a very long title that basically boils down to ‘data librarian.’ On the weekends she likes to explore NYC, hang out with her fur-creature, and read and write fiction novels. Her goal is to write a blockbuster that defies all the depressing LGBT tropes.  She has not quite mastered this adulthood thing.
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Thomas is currently an Assistant Community Library Manger at Queens Library in New York City. Prior to this, Thomas spent a decade in technology training and another decade in marketing and finance before embarking on his new adventure in libraries. Thomas proudly shares his life with his husband and two cats.


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Brian is the South Whatcom Manager at the Whatcom County Library System in Washington State. He is heavily involved in the Washington Library Association and the Pacific Northwest Library Association. Additionally, he was a 2016 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Congress Fellow and a 2017 American Library Association Emerging Leader.  In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time with his family Kyle, Blake, and their two dogs.

Tricia is the User Experience Librarian at Texas State University Library in San Marcos, Texas.  This is her 27 millionth career, which spans everything from architect to special ed teacher to construction worker to tutor to deckhand…well, you get the picture.  She currently lives with her wife and cat in New Braunfels, proud home of the Wurstfest, the ten-day salute to sausage.