Adams, Kirkwood Top Slate of 10 Board Candidates

Information professionals hailing from three continents and five different types of work environments are vying for seats on the 2018-2020 SLA Board of Directors.

Kevin Adams, information specialist at the Institute of Environmental Science & Research in New Zealand, and Hal Kirkwood, associate professor at the Purdue University Libraries, are candidates for the office of SLA president. The winner will serve as president-elect in 2018, president in 2019, and past president in 2020.

Lois Ireland, business information services manager at Freddie Mac, and Valerie Perry, director of branch libraries at the University of Kentucky, are competing for the office of chair-elect of the SLA Chapter Cabinet, which provides a forum for SLA’s 50-plus chapters to discuss their concerns. (Chapters represent geographic regions, such as a city, state, or country.) The winner will serve as chair-elect in 2018, chair in 2019, and past chair in 2020.

Tina Budzise-Weaver, assistant professor and humanities and social sciences librarian at Texas A&M University, and Alex Grigg Dean, research and electronic services specialist at Keating Muething & Klekamp, are running for the office of chair-elect of the SLA Division Cabinet, which provides a forum for SLA’s divisions to address their concerns. (Divisions represent disciplines and work environments, such as chemistry, law firms, universities, and transportation.) The winner will serve as chair-elect in 2018, chair in 2019, and past chair in 2020.

Four SLA members are vying for two open director seats on the board. The four are as follows:

  • Mimi Calter, associate university librarian and chief of staff, Stanford University Libraries;
  • Geraldine Clement-Stoneham, knowledge and information manager at the Medical Research Council in the United Kingdom;
  • Hildy Dworkin, library director at the New York City Department of Social Services; and
  • Amy Jankowski, assistant professor and life sciences librarian at the University of New Mexico.

The election will be held electronically in September 2017.


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