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.