SLA Members Elect John DiGilio as 2024 President

Giudice to serve as treasurer; Manasco, Pelosi will be directors

McLean, Virginia, 18 October 2022—SLA members have elected John DiGilio, a longtime member who was the association’s treasurer in 2013-2015, to serve as their president in 2024.

DiGilio, the firm-wide director of library services at Sidley Austin LLP, will serve as president-elect in 2023, president in 2024, and immediate past president in 2025. Seema Rampersad, currently the president-elect of SLA, will serve as president in 2023.

DiGilio has held numerous leadership positions within SLA, including president of the Pittsburgh Chapter in 2002-2003, chair of the Legal Division in 2011, chair of the Nominating Committee, convener of the Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Issues Caucus, and member of the Leadership Advisory Council. He was given the Dialog Member Achievement Award in 2003 and the H.W. Wilson Company Award in 2005, was the inaugural recipient of the SLA Legal Division and Thomson Reuters Career Achievement Award in 2015, and was named a Fellow of SLA in 2021.

Joining DiGilio on the SLA Board of Directors for three-year terms are the following members:

  • Eugene Giudice, a senior research services training specialist at Dentons U.S. LLP and a Fellow of SLA, will serve as treasurer;
  • James Manasco, who has held library positions at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky and is an SLA Fellow, will serve as a director; and
  • Christine Pelosi, an information specialist with the American Association of Advertising Agencies, will serve as a director.

The election was conducted by online ballot beginning September 13. The voting closed on September 29.

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