Annual Business Meeting: Incoming Chapter President Khalilah Gambrell's remarks
Excerpts from Khalilah's remarks at the 2011 Annual Business Meeting.
Thank you all for your support and faith in me to lead SLA New England. I am deeply honored and take the role with a deep and earnest commitment to provide tools and resources to all of our members and to promote these tools and resources to folks who are not members today. With that commitment, the theme for next year is to be action oriented. Together I want us to strive to Communicate, Collaborate, and Commit.
Communicate - who we are within the chapter and beyond. We must empower members with skills to articulate the value of the profession within and outside their organizations and job positions.
Collaborate - our chapter is made up of tremendously talented people. It is critical that we develop resources and an approach to allow a member in Vermont to connect with members in Framingham and New Haven. Divisions can do this, why cannot we? We need to put on a full court press to build bridges that truly connect all members of SLA New England. We need to utilize the listserv, Linkedin, Facebook, web meetings, and the new website.
So how do we communicate and collaborate? We as a chapter must commit. Each person has to commit to at least one action however small or big that moves us forward. Couple examples of what I mean...