Board of Directors

SLA is governed by a board of directors elected by the membership. The board shall have power and authority to manage the association’s property and to regulate and govern its affairs. The board shall determine policies of the association, and shall take such actions as it considers necessary to carry out the objectives of the association.

Board Meetings

The SLA Board meets monthly by teleconference and in person at the Leadership Summit and the Annual Conference. For information about board meetings, click here.

Key Board Initiatives
To follow actions and announcements related to key SLA Board initiatives, click here.

President’s Web Chats
SLA President Roberto Sarmiento hosts quarterly Web chats to provide SLA members with an opportunity to ask questions on any topic of interest. To register for the next Web chat, click here.

2018 Board Members











Roberto Sarmiento
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
Hal Kirkwood
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
Past President





Treasurer, 2016-2018





Dee Magnoni
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Nicholas Collison
cSubs (Corporate Subscription
Montvale, New Jersey
Chapter Cabinet Chair





Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect





Emma Davidson
Hoboken, New Jersey
Valerie Perry
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Past Chapter Cabinet Chair





Division Cabinet Chair






Mary Talley
Washington, DC
Laura Walesby
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Division Cabinet Chair-Elect





Past Division Cabinet Chair

Alex Grigg Dean
Keating Muething & Klekamp
Cincinnati, Ohio
Tom Nielsen
New York, New York
Directors, 2017-2019









Zena Applebaum
Thomson Reuters
Ontario, Canada
Barbara Kern
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Directors, 2018-2020









Hildy Dworkin
NYC Department of Social Services
New York, New York
Amy Jankowski
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico




SLA Board of Director Liaisons for Chapters

SLA Board of Director Liaisons for Divisions

SLA Board Position Descriptions

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