Board of Directors

SLA is governed by a board of directors elected by the membership. The board shall have power and authority to manage the association’s property and to regulate and govern its affairs. The board shall determine policies of the association, and shall take such actions as it considers necessary to carry out the objectives of the association.

Board Meetings
The SLA Board meets monthly by teleconference and in person at the Leadership Summit and the Annual Conference. For information about board meetings, click here.

Key Board Initiatives
To follow actions and announcements related to key SLA Board initiatives, click here.

President’s Web Chats
SLA President Tom Rink hosts monthly Web chats to provide SLA members with an opportunity to ask questions on any topic of interest. To register for the next Web chat, click here.

2016 Board Members


Tom Rink

Tom Rink
Northeastern State University
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma


Dee Magnoni
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM

Past President

Jill Strand Maslon Edelman Borman Brand LLP Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jill Strand
Fish & Richardson
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Treasurer, 2016-2018

Nicholas Collison
(Corporate Subscriptions Simplified)
Montvale, NJ

Chapter Cabinet Chair

Kim Silk

Kim Silk
Canadian Research Knowledge Network
Ontario, Canada

Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect

Mary Talley
Washington, DC

Past Chapter Cabinet Chair

James King National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland

James King
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Division Cabinet Chair

Ruth Kneale

Ruth Kneale
National Solar Observatory
Tucson, Arizona

Division Cabinet Chair-Elect

Tom Nielsen
Metropolitan New York Library Council
New York, NY

Past Division Cabinet Chair

Juliane Schneider Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts

Juliane Schneider
University of California
San Diego, California

Director, 2014-2016 Director, 2016

Moy McIntosh Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton LLP New York, New York

Moy McIntosh
Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton LLP
New York, New York

Karen Reczek
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Gaithersburg, MD

Director, 2015-2017

Kevin Adams

Kevin Adams
Institute of Environmental Science & Research
Christchurch, New Zealand

Catherine Lavallée-Welch
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
La Crosse, Wisconsin

SLA Board of Director Liaisons for Chapters

SLA Board of Director Liaisons for Divisions

Should you have any questions, you may email the Board of Directors.

SLA Board Position Descriptions

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