Leslie Delserone, assistant professor, University Libraries, was elected one of six directors to the Executive Council of the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) in April. Delserone has been with the UNL Libraries since 2010 as a science librarian and liaison to the Departments of Agronomy and Horticulture, Entomology, and Plant Pathology, the Forensic Science Program, and the Doctor of Plant Health Program. She will begin her two-year term on June 1, 2014.USAIN, according to usain.org, is an organization that provides a forum for discussion of agricultural issues, takes a leadership role in national information policy formation for agriculture, and gives recommendations to the National Agricultural Library.
As a director, Delserone will participate in discussions and help shape the fiscal and policy decisions made by the Executive Council. She will also help select the conference site and support the planning of the next national conference. Each director is a liaison to a standing USAIN committee. Currently Delserone serves on the Preservation & Digital Library and the Legislative & Government Relations committees.Delserone says that she is really looking forward to working with the other council members, and working on a major initiative - agricultural research data preservation and sharing - set forth by the President of USAIN.
For more information about USAIN, go to their website usain.org.