Thursday, March 9, 2006

Stephen Won!! -- now did we really doubt it??


Stephen Abram to Serve as President-Elect

Alexandria, Virginia, 9 March 2005 – The Special Libraries Association (SLA) announces the results of its 2006 Board of Directors elections today. The 2006 election was the first SLA has conducted using an Internet-based voting system. Of the 2,870 members of the Association who voted, 93 percent of them cast their ballots online.

Stephen Abram, Vice President of Innovation at SirsiDynix and a leading thinker in the North American library community, was elected to serve as the association’s next President-Elect. His term as SLA President will begin in January 2008.

Abram and the other newly-elected board members will be installed to the SLA Board of Directors at the Association’s 97th Annual Conference in Baltimore, 11-14 June. Others elected include:


Sylvia James, Principal, Sylvia James Consultancy, West Sussex, UK

Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect:

Libby Trudell, Senior Vice President, Dialog, Sunnyvale, California

Division Cabinet Chair-Elect:

Robyn Frank, Robyn Frank Strategic Partners, Fulton, Maryland

At-Large Directors:

Kate Arnold, Head of Knowledge Management, NHS Direct Online, Hampshire, UK

Tamika Barnes McCollough, Head of Reference and Information Literacy, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro.

For more information on the newly-elected members of the SLA Board of Directors, please visit the 2006 Election Results page on the SLA Web site.

About SLA
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves more than approximately 11,000 members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic, and government information specialists. SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives. For more information, visit us on the Web at

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