Candidate Statements
2018 Election

Candidates -- Vice Chair (2018-2019)/Chair-Elect (2019-2020):
Julie Kimbrough OR Kaylan Ellis

Candidates -- Treasurer (2018-2020):
Kathy Layer OR James Mumm

Candidates for Vice Chair/Chair Elect

Photograph: Julie Kimbrough.Julie Kimbrough
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
   and Deputy Director
Kathrine R. Everett Law Library


Julie is the Deputy Director of the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. She manages the law library’s day-to-day operations, including services, collections, facilities, and personnel. She recently led the law library’s transition from Millennium to Sierra. Julie previously served for five years as Assistant Director for Collection Services. She is a member of AALL and SEAALL and is currently serving as Treasurer for the Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA). Julie received her B.A. in English & History from Millsaps College, and she received her J.D. and M.S.L.S from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


As a longtime Innovative ILS user and ILUG contact for our library, I appreciate the forum that ILUG provides for its members to share information with each other and communicate effectively with Innovative. Working on the transition to Sierra in my own library has shown me that ILUG continues to provide valuable services and connections for its members, and I look forward to the possibility of a more active role in the organization. ILUG and its members have contributed significantly to my own professional development, and I welcome the opportunity to serve ILUG as Vice Chair/Chair Elect.

Photograph: Kaylan Ellis.Kaylan Ellis
Technical Services Librarian
Taggart Law Library
Ohio Northern University


Kaylan manages all functions of the technical services department at Taggart Law Library, including cataloging, acquisitions, serials, preservation, and stewardship of the rare book collection. She is currently involved in the creation of a dual institutional repository and law school archives, and also serves as the library’s FDLP depository coordinator. Kaylan served on the ILUG Grants Committee in 2017 and 2018, and is currently a member of the AALL Government Documents-SIS Publications Committee. She earned a BA in music from Florida State University, and an MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


As a relatively new law librarian, I have relied upon and greatly appreciated the resources, support, and network ILUG offers to its members. I would like to give back and help foster new connections, encourage greater participation, and facilitate communication between members and Innovative. I look forward to the opportunity to serve ILUG as the next vice-chair/chair-elect.

Candidates for Treasurer

Photograph: Kathy Layer.Kathy Layer
Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
Western New England University School of Law Library;
ILUG Treasurer (2016-2018 term)


I have a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a paralegal certificate from Boston University, and a MLIS from San José State University. In March 2015, I began working at Western New England University School of Law Library and joined ILUG. Additionally, I teach Computer Assisted Legal Research and Law Office Computer Applications at Elms College. Prior to joining Western New England University, I volunteered as a law librarian with the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries, and worked as a reference librarian at Smith College, Westfield State University, and Mount Wachusetts Community College.

Law librarianship is a second career for me. For several years, I was a paralegal with law office administration responsibilities in California, Vermont and Massachusetts firms. At times, I was responsible for maintaining the trust and operating accounts. Other bookkeeping and account reporting experience as a paralegal included assisting clients or counsel in maintaining conservatorship, guardianship, and estate accounts, preparing accountings for filing with the court, and summarizing lost wages, medical expenses, and other damages.

During my 2016-2018 term as ILUG treasurer, I ensured timely completion that the tax returns, payments, accounting, and reporting. In addition to ILUG treasurer for the 2016-2018 term, I held officer positions in several nonprofit organizations including co-chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters Windham County, Vermont, assistant treasurer for Christmas in April*Serving Orange County (now known as Rebuilding Together Orange County.


Since July 2016 through the two-year term, I have had the pleasure of serving you as your treasurer. I find being involved with IUG and ILUG invaluable. Many of you have helped me navigate through issues I encountered. I want to give back to ILUG and one way to do this is to give you my time and share my experience in bookkeeping, account reporting, and tax return preparation. I would be honored to be elected by you for another term.

Photograph: James Mumm.James Mumm
Copyright / Reference Librarian
Marquette University Eckstein Law Library
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1983: BA in Elementary Education, Concordia University Wisconsin
1985: MLIS, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


I have worked at three libraries: Concordia University Wisconsin (1980-1987), The Medica College of Wisconsin Libraries (1987-1989), and Marquette University Law Library / Eckstein Law Library (1989-present). While at Marquette Law Library, I have held positions of Acquisitions / Serials Librarian and Copyright / Reference Librarian. Currently, my focus is also on copy cataloging and some original cataloging. I am also very familiar and comfortable with most aspects of the Innovative system as it relates to the law library and in having a shared system.

I am a member of AALL, TS-SIS, ALL-SIS and various committees since 1989, including Chair of TS-SIS (1996-1997). I have been a member of the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin since 1989, including President (2009-2010) and Treasurer (2004-2008). I am also a charter member of Wisconsin Illinois Innovative Users Group (WILIUG) since 2005, (Treasurer from 2005-2007). I was also treasurer and served on planning team for “LibraryFest Midwest : The Midwest Regional Law Library Conference” held October 8-10, 1998 in Milwaukee, and I was Secretary / Treasurer for the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Conference (1988 to 1989).


I am running for the position of secretary / treasurer of the Innovative Law Users Group because I feel that one of my strengths lies in managing numbers and the financial details of small organizations such as this one. ILUG has shrunk, both in terms of number of people attending meetings, and in terms of financial support that we receive from outside organizations. While this is not attributable to the treasurer, it does suggest a more pressing need for the future treasurer to be keeping a close eye on the finances of this organization. I have the experience of being treasurer for 4 other organizations, including conference planning, and I have the leadership background as well, so I feel that I would be a perfect fit for this role at this time.