Presenter Profile Series: Stephen B. Alayon, David Baca, and Jeanine Scaramozzino

Today’s Presenter Profile Series features three superstars: Stephen B. Alayon, David Baca, and Jeanine Scaramozzino. Read below to learn more about these #IAMSLICUganda presenters.

A little bit about Jeanine…

Jeanine Scaramozzino has been a faculty member at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo for the past ten years. She is currently the College of Science and Mathematics and School of Education Librarian, and the Research and Scholarly Services Unit Coordinator. Ms. Scaramozzino is responsible for the instructional, collection development, and outreach needs for seven departments, four campus research centers, managing the institutional repository, and supporting campus digital publishing and research impact assessment. Ms. Scaramozzino has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a M.L.I.S from San Jose State University, and a Public History MA from Cal Poly.

A little bit about Stephen…

Stephen B. Alayon is the Acting Head of the Library and Data Banking Services Section, Training and Information Division, Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC/AQD) located in Iloilo, Philippines. He is also a part-time faculty member of the University of San Agustin and the Central Philippine University in Iloilo City. He finished both his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Education (Mathematics) degrees at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas. He is currently pursuing his Master of Library and Information Science degree at the Central Philippine University. Stephen is a registered Professional Teacher and Librarian in the Philippines. He served as the executive vice president of the Philippine Librarians Association Inc. (PLAI) in 2015-2016. He is the junior president-elect (2018-2019) of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC). He held various awards such as PAARL Outstanding Academic/Research Librarian 2012, ASLP Citation Award for Excellence in Research 2013, PLAI Distinguished Service Award 2014 and Severino I. Velasco Award in 2017, and SLA Asian Librarian Award 2014.

A little bit about Dave…

Dave is the Director of the Jack K. Williams Library and Learning Commons at Texas A&M University at Galveston in Galveston, Texas USA. He oversees Library operations in addition to academic support operations, including tutoring, the writing center, the math lab, media lab, the honors program and undergraduate research. Dave came to the Galveston campus of Texas A&M from heading up a community college library system in Texas and, previous to that, as Director of the Science and Engineering Library at the University of Arizona. His library career started at the main campus of Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. Dave was a mechanical engineer right out of college for a few years before returning to school and earning an MLIS from The University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in Educational Administration from Texas A&M.

Dave has an interest in understanding how creativity and inspiration informs us in our daily lives and at work and helps us make crazy connections. He has long been involved with arts organizations including a stint as president of a local community choir. Dave regularly gets up the courage to tell stories in front of about 500 people at the monthly Moth storytelling events in Houston, Texas. It is the most terrifying thing he has ever done. But it’s pretty cool, too.

They will be presenting on…

Title: Succession planning in IAMSLIC and in aquatic and marine libraries.

Abstract: Some IAMSLIC members have retired, and inevitably some will be retiring soon. The organization and their libraries will soon face open positions. This study will investigate how IAMSLIC member libraries respond to the need to prepare and develop future leaders in the organization and in their libraries. The study aims to document programs or activities in team building, recruitment and selection process for leaders and managers, “growing your own” leaders, and best practices in succession planning. The study aims to determine how IAMSLIC member libraries address leadership transition and transform services and staffing. It also aims to consolidate the concerns, opinions, and suggestions on how to sustain the IAMSLIC as an organization and continue the legacy of excellent leadership and continued cooperation among members. It will investigate the willingness, interests, and potentials of members to serve on a committee and the executive board. The information gathered could serve as the basis for training and mentoring programs for future IAMSLIC leaders and library directors.

Contact them through…

Stephen’s Twitter: @stpnalaun

Jeanine’s email:

Dave’s Twitter:@DocBaca; Library twitter: @TAMUGLib; Library Facebook:; Library website:

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