Happy Holidays Everyone!
Last night was a historic night as the Chapter voted overwhelmingly to change its name from SLA Boston to SLA New England at the 2011 Annual Business Meeting held at the Calderwood Pavilion in Boston. The vote was passed by a majority of members who attended in-person and online. The revised bylaws have been submitted to the Bylaws Committee and once signed and returned, the name change will be official! We are very appreciative to Past President Nancy Burt for leading the chapter through the name change.
Several members were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the chapter.
Khalilah Gambrell received the Special Recognition Award for her contributions to the chapter and breadth of programming this year.
Ann Cullen and Mary Chitty received the Distinguished Service Award given to “an individual who has, consistently over the years, given her time and efforts to ensure the continuing success of the Chapter.”
Devon McArdle and Roger Magnus were honored with the Chapter Achievement Award - given to “an individual who has done an outstanding job in his committee assignment(s) this year.”
Thank you all for your commitment and dedication to SLA New England.
2012 Slate of Officers
Congratulations to our new officers for 2012: Devon McArdle, President Elect and Matt Burt, Treasurer.
Here is the slate of SLA New England’s Executive Board officers for 2012
President – Khalilah Gambrell
President Elect – Devon McArdle
Past-President – Nancy Burt
Secretary -- Beth Giana
Treasurer -- Matthew Burt
Director, Communications -- Gauri Govil
Director, Strategic Planning -- Paula Cohen
Strategic Plan Draft
The Strategic Plan draft is available for all members to review. Please send comments to Paula Cohen, SLA Boston Strategic Planning Director (Paulacohen00@gmail.com) by December 31st. The official plan will be presented to members by March 15th. We appreciate the efforts of the Strategic Planning committee.
The Annual Business Meeting concluded with the passing of the gavel as Khalilah Gambrell assumed the position of SLA New England Chapter President. Khalilah’s remarks focused on the three C’s that will outline her presidency: Communicate, Collaborate, and Commit. She asked members to help her:
- Communicate who we are within the chapter and beyond by empowering members with skills to articulate the value of the profession within and outside their organizations and job positions
- Collaborate by building bridges that connect all members
- Commit in some way (however small or big) to sharing knowledge with each other
If members can Communicate, Collaborate, and Commit then 2012 will be a fun and exciting year for SLA New England.
Khalilah will provide more details about ways to Communicate, Collaborate, Commit in the next couple of weeks. Entire text of her remarks are available online.
Overall, it was an exciting and historic Annual Business Meeting.
Congratulations to all award winners and 2012 Executive Board.