SLA Staff

SLA Headquarters
7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: +1-703-647-4900
Fax: +1-703-506-3266

Have a question? Here’s who to contact on the SLA team.

Want to know more about the SLA Staff? Read their bios.

Member Engagement and Information Technology
Email or Call (+1-703-442-2081) Mike Rosenberg, Director, Member Engagement

Join & Renew
Password Reset
Student Groups
(General Inquiries about SLA Communities (Formerly Chapters, Divisions, & Caucuses, including adding more communities)
Update to Your Membership Profile
Volunteering
Community Volunteer Leadership & Training
Awards and Honors
Career Center
Salary Survey
SLA Connect (online community)
SLA Websites, including community Websites

Communications and Content
Email or Call (+1-703-556-7163) Stuart Hales, Director of Content

Information Insights
SLA Blog
sla.org
Conference papers
Executive communications

Learning & Success
Email Claire Sutton, Coordinator, Engagement & Education

Learning Programs: Certificate Programs, Webinars, Roundtables, Hangouts
Annual Conference (Registration, Speaker Management, General Inquiries)
InfoTrends

Email Natalie Bello, Director of Events

Community Events at the SLA Annual Conference

Leadership
Email or Call (+1-703-647-4900) Amy Burke, Executive Director

Board of Directors
Governance & Bylaws
Nominations for the Board of Directors
International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA)

Email or Call (+1-703-647-4900) Emma Adelman, Senior Coordinator, Governance

Board of Directors Election Information
Fellows of SLA

Partnerships & Sales
Email Shaughna Giracca, Director of Exhibits, Sponsorships, and Integrated Media

Exhibit
Sponsor
Advertise
WebTalks

Operations
Email Cecilia Mason, Director of Finance

Community Treasurers (including community financial reporting)

Get to Know the SLA Team!


LEADERSHIP

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Amy Lestition Burke, MA, CAE
Executive Director
aburke@sla.org
Amy Lestition Burke, CAE, the executive director of the Special Libraries Association (SLA), provides overall executive leadership in collaboration with the SLA Board of Directors and staff. Amy is responsible for the implementation of policies set by the board of directors, the SLA Strategic Plan and Annual Business Plan, as well as the financial and programmatic management of the association. Amy creates and implements new educational and community initiatives as well as enhances the value for SLA members and the information community.

In a baseball game, if you were going up to hit, what would be your walk-up music?
It’s hard to pick just one! The opening of the Passion Pit song, “Moth’s Wings,” brings a smile to my face and gets me going. I would also select Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” because it just makes me want to show you my dance moves.

What is your favorite book?
A book that I’ve read recently and recommend to you is Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom by Matt Tenney. I had the opportunity to hear Matt Tenney speak at a conference in 2016 and he has inspired me to enhance my leadership skills each and every day. Here’s a few of my key takeaways:

  • Servant leaders achieve true power by empowering others to achieve excellence.
  • Presence is the greatest gift we can give someone.
  • During your interactions, be fully present, listening with the intent to understand.
  • Biggest blocks to innovation are bureaucracy and fear. Create a culture that people aren’t afraid to challenge status quo.
  • To attract top talent, look for individuals who are attentive, fully engaged, and want to be there.
  • Always give back (proceeds from the sale of the book are donated to charity).

What is one fun fact about you?
I love music—going to concerts, playing the piano, and dancing. I’ve had a lot of fun creating carpool karaoke videos with my colleagues and friends. It’s a great bonding moment with so many laughs that last a lifetime!


Emma Adelman
Senior Coordinator, Governance
eadelman@sla.org

Emma is responsible for assisting the SLA Executive Director with activities related to the SLA Board of Directors and governance.

In a baseball game, if you were going up to hit, what would be your walk-up music? Circle of Life (intro)

What is your favorite book?
The Warmth of Other Suns

What is one fun fact about you?
I make custom challot.


MEMBER ENGAGEMENT

Michael Rosenberg
Director, Member Engagement
mrosenberg@sla.org

Mike oversees SLA’s membership services and engagement efforts.

In a baseball game, if you were going up to hit, what would be your walk-up music?
I can’t pick one, but any good country song! 

What is your favorite book?
Social Excellence: We Dare You, by Jessica Grenron Williams, Josh Orendi, and Matt Mattson

What is one fun fact about you?
I have been to 38 states so far and want to get to all 50 by 35! An Alaskan cruise will be saved for last. 


Claire Sutton

Coordinator, Engagement & Education

csutton@sla.org

Claire assists with recruitment and retention efforts and helps SLA members with registration and financial questions. Claire is also responsible for supporting SLA educational activities throughout the year and at the SLA Annual Conference.

In a baseball game, if you were going up to hit, what would be your walk-up music? “Soulmate” by Lizzo

What is your favorite book?
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

What is one fun fact about you?
I still have my childhood cat who I got in 1st grade. 


LEARNING AND SUCCESS

Rachel Dillion
Vice President, Learning and Success
rdillion@sla.org

Rachel oversees the SLA Learning Team and provides strategic guidance to SLA’s annual conference and professional development programming, including webinars and certificate programs. She is passionate about creating meaningful experiences for participants as they navigate their learning experience with SLA.

In a baseball game, if you were going up to hit, what would be your walk-up music? “The Greatest Show” by Panic! At the Disco.

What is your favorite book?
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon. (This is a children’s book and one of the first books I read to my daughter. I could recite it by heart!).

What is one fun fact about you?
I have dual citizenship—I hold passports from the United States and the U.K.


Laurie Hiltebeitel
Manager, Learning
lhiltebeitel@sla.org

Laurie manages SLA’s online learning programs, including webinars, roundtables and hangouts.

In a baseball game, if you were going up to hit, what would be your walk-up music?
I chuckle to think of myself in a baseball game because my preference is sports with action/big hits, like lacrosse and football. My competitive nature would definitely respond to the driving rock beat of “Bottoms Up” by Nickleback, with only these lyrics accompanying my entrance: “Hey! Who’s coming with me to kick a hole in the sky … This is what it’s all about, no one can slow us down. We ain’t gonna stop until the clock runs out.”

What is your favorite book?
The book that has made the most lasting impression on me is My Grandfather’s Son, which is the autobiography of SCOTUS Clarence Thomas. His story of growing up in poverty, enduring the effects of racism, being molded by the selfless love of his grandparents, and overcoming the most egregious circumstances is so inspiring.

What is one fun fact about you?
In my spare time, I am a voice-over artist, actress and musician.


Samantha (Sami) Baron
Education Coordinator
sbaron@sla.org

Sami assists with the organization and oversight of the association’s premier education event, the SLA Annual Conference. Her duties include supporting the education session proposal review process and helping ensure the conference’s 100-plus speakers and programs are presented as planned.

In a baseball game, if you were going up to hit, what would be your walk-up music?
“Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel

What is your favorite book?
The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

What is one fun fact about you?
My husband and I have the same name (Sam).


KNOWLEDGE

Stuart Hales
Director, Content
shales@sla.org

Stuart heads SLA’s marketing and communications functions, writes blog posts and press releases, assists with board communications and helps develop and implement content creation strategies. He is also the staff member for three advisory councils (CAC, PRAC, and PREP) and the staff liaison for conference contributed papers.

In a baseball game, if you were going up to hit, what would be your walk-up music?
“One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)”—preferably the Frank Sinatra version, but Billie Holiday will do in a pinch.

What is your favorite book?
On my nightstand right now is Nicholas Pileggi’s Wise Guy, the true story behind the Martin Scorsese film “Goodfellas.”

What is one fun fact about you?
I once petted Secretariat (but none of his magic ever rubbed off on me).


Meghan Hughes
Coordinator, Marketing and Communications
mhughes@sla.org

Meghan manages the design and distribution of marketing messages and communications developed by SLA, including SLA This Week, e-mails from SLA headquarters, the SLA president and the board of directors, and social media content. She also contributes to marketing and communications strategy development across all SLA functions and lines of business, including events, member engagement, and learning.

In a baseball game, if you were going up to hit, what would be your walk-up music?
“Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift

What is your favorite book?
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

What is one fun fact about you?
In my spare time, I love painting and practicing photography.


PARTNERSHIPS AND SALES

Shaughna Giracca

Director, Exhibits, Sponsorships and Integrated Media

sgiracca@sla.org

Shaughna Giracca oversees sponsorships and exhibit sales for SLA’s Annual Conference, digital advertising, as well as developing corporate partnerships. Have a lead… let’s talk!


In a baseball game, if you were going up to hit, what would be your walk-up music?

Just about anything from Imagine Dragons. I can’t play but I’d love to bring a stadium to their feet with a good anthem!

What is your favorite book?
I recently finished Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis (just love her) but love to pick up and try almost any new book.

What is one fun fact about you?
For a short stint, I was a professional violinist. I look forward to getting back to playing… probably when I retire!


Kayla Prather
Senior Coordinator, Exhibits, Sponsorships and Integrated Media
kprather@sla.org

Kayla assists with sponsorship and exhibit deliverables for SLA’s Annual Conference and SLA’s half-day intensive education program, InfoTrends, and also coordinates year-round communications with sponsors. She also schedules sponsored digital advertising, including sponsored e-mails, ads, and webinars.


OPERATIONS

Cecilia Mason
Director of Finance
cmason@sla.org

Cecilia serves as the Director of Finance, handling the accounting and budgeting for SLA.


In a baseball game, if you were going up to hit, what would be your walk-up music?

Garth Brooks “Ain’t Going Down”

What is your favorite book?
Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice

What is one fun fact about you?
I Love to Read



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