SLA is a nonprofit corporation incorporated in the State of New York and organized for the purpose of “provid[ing] an association of individuals and organizations having a professional interest in the strategic use of information.” It is governed by bylaws and led by a board of directors elected by the membership.
The day-to-day operations of SLA are carried out by a staff located at the association’s headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. The staff are led by Janice R. Lachance, the association’s chief executive officer, who is also a non-voting member of the board of directors.
SLA is organized into 56 regional chapters that elect officers, conduct meetings, and initiate special projects. SLA is also organized into divisions representing subject interests, fields, or types of information-handling techniques.
***Proposed Unit Structure Change***
At its March meeting, the Board approved the implementation of unit structure changes that will allow chapters more options. These changes were discussed with unit leaders in a webinar on May 12, 2014. The webinar was recorded and you can access the recording at http://www.sla.org/governance/leadership-webinars/. The unit structure changes and associated proposed bylaws changes were further discussed during the chapter and joint cabinet meetings at the Annual Conference on June 9. Minutes from these meetings are available on the Unit Idea Bank wiki. Voting will take place by electronic ballot in September.