PSLA Board of Directors

Front Row (left to right): Laura Ward (Executive Secretary), Erika Rhodeside (Treasurer); Cathi Fuhrman (President-Elect); Allison Mackley (President); Jennifer Bates (Immediate Past President); Robin Burns (Vice President)

Second Row (left to right): Ann Schmidt (Director); Mary Schwander (Director); Craig McFeely (Director); Aimee Emerson (Director); Allison Burrell (Secretary) 

Meet Your Board of Directors




School District & Position

Book Currently Reading

What do you do when you're not library-ing?

It's time to write your 6-word memoir: What does PSLA mean to you?

What's your favorite show to binge watch?

Would you rather hang out with Captain Crunch or Cookie Monster?


Allison Mackley

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Derry Township School District - NBCT Librarian and K-12 Library Department Chair

Dare to Lead - Brene Brown


The Lunar Chronicles - Marissa Meyer

Relaxing with my husband, Dale, and our cats, Swattie and Allie; spa visits; enjoying savory food; camping; attending my two monthly book clubs & spending time with friends at my bi-weekly girls' night out

And suddenly she found her tribe

Grey's Anatomy (tough to choose just one)

Captain Crunch


Cathi Fuhrman

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Hempfield School District, Library Department Supervisor

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Jet Skiing, Photography, Spending time with grandchildren

Best Librarians Friends Past Present Future

Top Chef




Cookie Monster

Vice President

Robin Burns

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Salisbury Township School District - Salisbury High School Librarian

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Robin enjoys spending time with her family in Florida (especially during the winter months), vacationing at Disney World, and relaxing summer days down the shore with a good book.

Community, connections, and strength in numbers.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Cookie Monster


Allison Burrell

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Bloomsburg Area School District; K-5 librarian

Homebody (Joanna Gaines)

Spend time with my husband and kids, play hand bells at church, camping, biking

Supporting librarians to help school communities

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Cookie Monster


Erika Rhodeside

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Hempfield School District Librarian

beloved by toni morrison

Spending time with my family

Support, Advocacy for us by us

Battlestar Galactica

Cookie Monster

Immediate Past President

Jennifer Bates

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Central Columbia School District/HS Librarian

Dry by Neal Shusterman

Musical theatre!

Came for libraries, but found friends

BBC Sherlock

Captain Crunch


Aimee Emerson

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Bradford Area School District

Dear Evan Hansen

Plan vacations, enjoy nature

Belonging to a diverse, intellectual community

Maine Cabin Masters or any DIY show

Captain Crunch


Craig McFeely

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Chambersburg Area School District Teacher Librarian & Head Teacher


Small great things

Play golf, and spend time with my family and friends

PSLA means: supporting teachers and helping them reach their goals.

Blue Bloods

Captain Crunch


Ann Schmidt

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Conrad Weiser Library Media Specialist

Dig by AS King

Hang out with my dog!

Group of passionately dedicated teacher librarians!

Marvelous Mrs.Maisel

Cookie Monster


Mary Schwander

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New Hope-Solebury High School Librarian

Five Feet Apart

Jogging along the DE canal or going for long walks with my Greyhound.

Vital connections and collaborations for success.

The Office

Cookie Monster

Leadership in the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

The PSLA Operations Committee is charged with preparing the annual slate of candidates for the Board of Directors and Officers (Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, President-Elect, President, Immediate Past President).

Members have the opportunity to express interest in being considered or recommending fellow members for these roles. Interested members should consider the guidelines below before indicating interest.

Visit this document to find out more:  The Path to Becoming a PSLA Officer or Board Director