2007 has begun and with it one of the mildest winters on record in
Southern Ontario; I know that the same does not hold true for our
chapter. The upcoming year will continue in the exciting tradition of
past years with motivating, interesting and thought-provoking programs
and events. But before I continue on about this year, I want to thank
our past board but most importantly our past president – Martha Foote,
for her tireless effects on behalf of the chapter. Thanks Martha.
It is now my pleasure to introduce the 2007 Executive Board:
- President – Pam Casey
- President Elect – Daniel Lee
- Treasurer – Joy Shanfield
- Secretary – Tylene Reaume
- Membership – Melissa Troemel
- Director – Heather Ritchie
Every year each chapter works under the association’s vision and
mandate but each chapter President also has some goals for their
particular year; 2007 is no different for me.
My two main goals for our chapter are:
Establish succession planning for the Executive Board. This type of
planning enables smooth transitions from one year to the next and allows
the skills and knowledge to be transferred easily from one person to the
next. As it is becoming increasingly difficult to find new board
members, this type of planning will eliminate that struggle.
Further our relationships with other associations that are not only
in the librarian field. Networking of this type can assist us in
membership growth and program planning which were two of the top desires
from our 2006 membership survey.
In my opinion these goals are important in the continued success of
our chapter. To assist us in working on these goals, I hope that you,
our members, make a point to visit our website and watch your email for
information about our chapter and the up to date listing of current
events and programs.
Please feel free to approach any of the board if you have any
comments or concerns regarding the chapter. You will find our contact
information under the About Us section on the website: href="http://units.sla.org/chapter/ctor/about/executive.asp">http://units.sla.org/chapter/ctor/about/executive.asp
In closing, I am looking forward to hearing from our members and to
meeting each of you at our programs & events this year.
Pam Casey, CTT+