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October 4, 2016, 15:41
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From a recent SLA press release:

Welcome SLA’s 2018 President, Roberto Sarmiento!

Roberto Sarmiento, head of the Transportation Library and acting director of the Distinctive Collections Workgroup at Northwestern University, was elected by SLA members to serve as the association’s president in 2018.

Roberto has been an SLA member since 1989 and has served in several capacities, including chair of the Transportation Division and the Bylaws Committee. He will join the SLA Board of Directors in 2017 as president-elect, become president in 2018, then serve as past president in 2019.

The following SLA members will join Roberto on the board in 2017:

  • Emma Davidson, Chapter Cabinet Chair-elect;
  • Laura Leavitt, Division Cabinet Chair-elect;
  • Zena Applebaum, Director; and
  • Barbara Kern, Director.

The new board members will serve three-year terms beginning 1 January 2017.

Despite the fact that this was announced almost two weeks ago, I still look at my name on that list with a mixture of surprise and disbelief! I’m completely thrilled to have won, mildly terrified about the challenges ahead, and very much looking forward to getting started.

I’ve had lots of lovely messages from friends and colleagues, and it’s tremendous to have the support of so many professionals whom I respect and admire. It’s also a huge tribute to everyone who has taken the time to coach and mentor me along the way – there are many people without whom I wouldn’t be where I am today, and I am so grateful for each and every one of them.

On the flip side, I’m genuinely sad that there could only be one winner per seat – in my opinion every single Board candidate this year was an excellent professional, and I hope to have the opportunity to work with each one of them in future.

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