Dee Magnoni to Lead SLA in 2017

Alexandria, Virginia, 24 September 2015—SLA members have elected Dee Magnoni, research library director at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, to serve as president of the association in 2017.

Dee and three other information professionals will begin serving three-year terms on the SLA Board of Directors in January 2016. Dee will serve one year as president-elect, followed by a year as president and a year as past president. Joining her as new members of the board in 2016 are Nick Collison (treasurer), Tom Nielsen (division cabinet chair-elect), and Mary Talley (chapter cabinet chair-elect).

The election for new board members opened on September 2 and closed on September 23. Balloting was conducted online; approximately 22 percent of SLA members cast votes.

In addition to electing four new officers, SLA members also approved several changes to the association’s bylaws. More information about the bylaws changes is available here.

About Dee Magnoni
Passionate about mentoring and development, dedicated to creating partnerships to effect change, and skilled in leveraging technology to provide tools and solutions to customers and colleagues, Dee Magnoni is well equipped to lead the Special Libraries Association as it implements programmatic and structural changes to position itself for the future.

Dee brings more than 20 years’ experience in corporate, academic and government settings to her new role in SLA, where she has served in a variety of capacities. She was president of the Rhode Island Chapter in 1995-1996 and the Boston (now New England) Chapter in 2005-2006, and has chaired the IT Division (2001-2002), the Engineering Division (2009), and the Leadership & Management Division (2011). She served on the SLA Board of Directors in 2002-2003, chaired the 2014 Annual Conference Advisory Council, and is currently chair of the Volunteer Experience Task Force.

Before taking the job at Los Alamos, where she oversees 35 staff members and a wide range of services and resources, Dee worked at the Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts. She was hired as the college’s first library director in 2002 and established many of the library’s services and resources from scratch.

In recognition of her service to SLA and the library profession, Dee was named a Fellow in 2010 and was presented with the Rose Vormelker Award in 2013. In 2014, the New England Chapter awarded Dee its Special Recognition Award for her years of chapter service as well as contributions to the association.

Outside of SLA, Dee serves as vice chair of the American Society for Testing and Materials’ Committee on Publications. She has also been a member of McGraw Hill’s Library Advisory Board and served on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Library Advisory Council.

Dee received her undergraduate degree from Lehigh University in 1986 and her library degree from SUNY-Albany in 1992.

About SLA
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit international organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves information professionals in more than 60 countries and in a range of working environments, including business, academia and government agencies. SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy and networking initiatives. For more information, visit

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