Notes from the Department Secretary
My name is Barbara Nath. I am the oldest of eight children. I have a second job with Hope Community Resource, Inc. (an organization that supports individuals who experience intellectual disabilities). I have been employed with them since 1981 and have worked my way through a variety of positions with ever-increasing responsibilities. Currently, I am the paralegal for that agency. I’ve been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary since 2003. I have served as chairman of the Children and Youth Committee, as well as two years as the Americanism Chairman. Many of you have met me over the years, as you saw me in the back of the room at meetings taking minutes.
I anticipate a year of new experiences. The first of these was the privilege of attending the National Convention in Reno, Nevada. This was my very first time at a National Convention and it was an incredibly busy time, full of fun and learning. With my mentor, Linda Schmitt, I learned about the responsibilities of the Department Secretary while at Convention. Everything from getting credentials to being responsible for the voting devices to making sure that all delegates had to the most current information, as well as attending many meetings. Our delegates represented us well in Reno. They learned lots which they brought home to share with all of us
I am honored to be selected as your new ALA Department Secretary. I am humbled by your trust in me. I have some big shoes to fill and with Linda as my mentor, I know I will succeed. I promise to give you more than 100%.
Yours in Service,
Barb Nath, Department Secretary