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 Dee Magnoni hosts quarterly 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.


2017 Board Members


Dee Magnoni
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico


Roberto Sarmiento
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois


Past President

Tom Rink

Tom Rink
Northeastern State University
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Treasurer, 2016-2018


Nicholas Collison
cSubs (Corporate Subscription
Montvale, New Jersey


Chapter Cabinet Chair

Mary Talley
Washington, DC

Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect

Emma Davidson
Hoboken, New Jersey

Past Chapter Cabinet Chair

Kim Silk

Kim Silk
Canadian Research Knowledge Network
Ontario, Canada

Division Cabinet Chair

Tom Nielsen
New York, New York

Division Cabinet Chair-Elect


Laura Leavitt
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Past Division Cabinet Chair

Ruth Kneale

Ruth Kneale
National Solar Observatory
Tucson, Arizona

Director, 2017 Director, 2017

Zena Applebaum
Bennett Jones
Ontario, Canada

Barbara Kern
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Director, 2015-2017

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

Catherine Lavallée-Welch

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

SLA Board of Director Liaisons for Chapters

SLA Board of Director Liaisons for Divisions

SLA Board Position Descriptions

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