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

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

Information Insights
SLA Blog

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!


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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!


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. 


Diana Schapiro
Director, Learning and Success
dschapiro@sla.org

Diana manages SLA’s annual conference and professional development programming including webinars and certificate programs.

In a baseball game, if you were going up to hit, what would be your walk-up music? “Take on Me” by Aha.

What is your favorite book?
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.

What is one fun fact about you?
My birthday is on Leap Day (Feb 29th) so I’ve only had eight real birthdays!


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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 of two advisory councils and the staff liaison for 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 Reading Water by Tristan Gooley. If you like to sail (as I do), you’ll find it hard to put down.

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


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!


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

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.


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. 


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