2013 Leadership Summit
Kim Silk and I had the honour of attending the 2013 SLA Leadership Summit in Dallas, Texas at the beginning of February. It was a wonderful few days spent reconnecting and sharing with SLA colleagues from across the globe, and in particular the SLA Board of Directors. You can catch up on the Twitter conversations and updates from the Leadership Summit using the hashtag #slaleads.
One of the most important topics of conversation at this year’s Leadership Summit was the five-point plan the Board of Directors has developed for 2013. This plan focuses on conference, professional development, volunteering, collaboration, and growth through diversification. Another exciting topic at the Leadership Summit was the unveiling of a new SLA.org website. This new site will be launched soon, with an improved user experience and design. We were impressed and are excited to see the new site in action—we think you will be too!
This year’s Rising Stars and Fellows were announced during the Leadership Summit. An extra special mention goes to Toronto’s own Martha Foote, who was named as a Fellow this year. Thank you for your time and contributions to SLA, Martha—congratulations!
2013 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO
The SLA 2013 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO will take place in sunny San Diego, California June 9 -11. I strongly encourage you to attend; the Annual Conference is an incredible opportunity for professional development and networking, and is a great opportunity to invest in yourself and in your career. To find out more about the conference visit the conference website, and remember to mark your calendar to attend in June!
— Erin McDonald
SLA Toronto’s President-Elect