Board of Directors

SLA is governed by a board of directors elected by the membership (see below). The board has the power and authority to manage the association’s property and to regulate and govern its affairs. The board determines the policies of the association and takes such actions as it considers necessary to carry out the objectives of the association.

2022 Election for Board of Directors
The 2022 election for new members of the SLA Board of Directors opened on September 13 and closed on September 29. The following members will join the board in January 2023 and serve three-year terms:

Open Board Meetings
The board will hold five open board meetings in 2022. Each open meeting will last 90 minutes. The final 10 minutes of each meeting will include time for member questions about board agenda items. Following are the times and dates of the open sessions:

  • Thursday, February 24, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, March 29, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, June 30, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, September 20, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, December 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

SLA members are invited to attend open board meetings, but must register through the SLA Learning Hub. SLA uses Zoom Webinar for open board meetings. Need to submit a document for board consideration? Follow these instructions.

Other Board Meetings
The board plans to conduct Committee Share-Outs, Community Forums, and the Annual Business Meeting in a virtual format for 2022. Following is the schedule for these events:

  • Community Forum: Thursday, July 7, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Committee Share-Out: Thursday, August 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Community Forum: Tuesday, September 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Annual Business Meeting + Town Hall: Tuesday, October 25, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

SLA members are invited to attend these open meetings, but must register through the SLA Learning Hub. SLA uses Zoom Webinar for these meetings.

Town Halls
SLA town hall meetings provide a connection point for the board and SLA members to discuss specific topics. Following are the times and dates of the town halls scheduled for 2022:

  • Thursday, February 17, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, April 19, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET (Member experience)
  • Monday, May 16, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET (Technology)
  • Thursday, June 16, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, November 15, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

SLA members are invited to attend town halls, but must register through the SLA Learning Hub. SLA uses Zoom Webinar for town hall meetings.

2022 SLA Board of Directors

President
President-Elect
Catherine Lavallée-Welch
Bishop’s University
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
clw (@) ubishops (dot) ca
Seema Rampersad
British Library
London, England, U.K.
seemarampersad (@) hotmail (dot) com
Past President
Treasurer, 2022
Tara Murray Grove
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
tem10 (@) psu (dot) edu
Valerie Perry
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A.
vperry (@) uky (dot) edu
Director, 2022
Director, 2022-2023
Debal Kar
Galgotias University
Uttar Pradesh, India
debal (dot) kar (@) gmail (dot) com
Ty Webb
Retired
Aurora, Colorado, U.S.A.
ty (dot) webb (@) outlook (dot) com
Directors, 2020-2023
Julie Snyder (Secretary)
Shure Incorporated
Niles, Illinois, U.S.A.
snyder_julie (@) shure (dot) com
PK Jain
University of Delhi Enclave, North Campus
Delhi, India
pkjain1310 (@) gmail (dot) com
Jim Miller
Connect Public Affairs
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
jim (dot) miller (@) connectpublicaffairs (dot) com
Directors, 2022-2024
Anne Barker
Genentech
San Rafael, California, U.S.A.
annenb (@) outlook (dot) com
JonLuc Christensen
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Logan, Utah, U.S.A.
jonlucchristensen (@) gmail (dot) com
Heather Kotula
Access Innovations
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.
hkotula (@) accessinn (dot) com
Kendra Levine
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
kklevine (@) berkeley (dot) edu
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