#SLA2017 — Board Meeting — June 17, 2017

Meeting convened at 9:10.

Approval of agenda.

New documents are on SLA Connect.

2018 Slate of candidates — see documents on Connect.

President’s remarks. –Dee

  • Children’s books
  • Ubuntu Scholarship
  • Loyalty Cocktail Toast
  • “Make your bed” — recommended book
  • Contact with units.
  • Strategic planning.

Amy — Moving ahead and use strategic structure on six pillars.

Treasurer’s Report — Very sound financially after many troublesome years.

Finance summary report — Kristen (sp?)

  • under budget by 107 thousand dollars.
  • Members — over 5000
  • Fund raising — 721 thousand. (don’t understand)

Exec. Session May 10, June 6 review

Career Center Report – Tim Rink

Strategic Planning Subcommittee Update

2017 Annual Conference Advisory Council – Brandy

  • condensed physical space
  • learning streams
  • clear explanation of levels of sessions
  • Extra general session.
  • Tags for SLA competencies
  • continuity across conferences
  • Should release titles of sessions by January
  • Allow ticketed event registration by January.
  • better use of social media and better app

2018 Annual Conference Advisory Council  — Richard

Diversity and Inclusion Task-force —

Emergency Preparedness Planning

Industry Partners Alliance –Kathy Bradley– increase value of industry partners and give them a voice.

Information Outlook Advisory Council —  SLA magazine — make a public magazine (?)

International Task-force

Governance & Bylaws Committee- working on charge from road map document.

Membership Advisory —

Nominating Committee for 2017 committee

Online Content Advisory Council — role being evaluated.

Professional Development Advisory Council —

Public Policy Task Force —

Public Relations Advisory Council —

Shared Learning Resources Initiative — share programming, identify units doing programming.  Too much content seen as proprietary to separate units.

Student and New Professionals Advisory Council —

Tech Advisory Council — SLA Connect implementation

Division – Chapter Cabinet — revamping leadership training

Nominating Committee Assignment —

Coordinating work of chapters, council, task forces

Board Structure Assignment–


  • Stop at Arizona chapter booth.