2021 Election for SLA Board of Directors

The 2021 election for the SLA Board of Directors was conducted by online ballot beginning on September 8 and ending on September 22. SLA members elected the following candidates to three-year terms on the board that will begin on 1 January 2022:


* Will serve as president-elect in 2022, president in 2023, and immediate past president in 2024

Additional Candidates for Election

The following candidates also stood for election to the SLA Board of Directors in 2021.
Candidates for President

Candidates for Director

Position Descriptions

View descriptions of each open board position and the collective responsibilities of the board.

Getting to Know the Candidates

Each candidate was invited to record a video and to provide written answers to the following questions. Links to the videos are on each candidate’s webpage (linked above), as are their responses to the questions.

  1. Why are you a member of SLA? What has kept you a member throughout the years?
  2. Why are you running for the SLA Board of Directors? What do you bring to the table? How do you plan to support other SLA members, if elected?
  3. SLA is a leader in its commitment to diversity and inclusion and the importance of civil discourse. Share how you have demonstrated leadership or action in these areas, and how your own experiences will inform your contribution as an SLA board member.
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