DC/SLA is honored to have an outstanding slate of candidates running for office this year. Our chapter board elections will run through Sept. 26th. You can read about our candidates below.
You must be a current member of the DC Chapter of SLA to vote. All online votes must be received by Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. If you have any questions about this ballot, please contact the Nominating Committee chair at email@example.com.
So now it’s your turn! We have a wonderful slate of candidates who have stepped up to run for office this year. Do your part: read about the candidates and then vote!
Candidates for the 2014 DC/SLA Board
President-Elect Candidates (Term: 2014-16)
Deena Adelman has been a contractor with MacroSys, LLC since 2006 and currently serves as the manager of the Federal Highway Administration Research Library. She is also responsible for providing reference, circulation, and interlibrary loan services for the library. Previously, she was a reference librarian with MacroSys at the National Transportation Library. Deena has a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio State University and an M.L.S. from the University of Maryland, where she specialized in Archives, Records, and Information Management.
Deena has been a DC/SLA member since 2006. She is the current Chair of the Employment and Career Resources Committee, where she managed the implementation of the Employment Portal and Mentoring/Resume Review Program. In 2012, she received a Member of the Year Award in recognition of her contributions. She has also served as Volunteer Coordinator and was on the planning committee for the Chapter Open House.
Statement of Interest: I am grateful to be nominated to represent an organization that provides members with such great opportunities for professional growth, networking, and career support. My work recruiting volunteers has shown me the continuing need to work with the chapter board and committees on applying innovative means for recruiting members and expanding membership participation. Positive feedback for the career resources we are delivering has reinforced my belief that while maintaining high standards of service for all members, we need to offer more programming and resources, which target specific groups, such as students and members in transition. From initiating regular library information sessions to coordinating young professional events in my residence complex, I continually seek outreach opportunities and would look forward to developing and planning programs as President-Elect. I also welcome a platform for applying the varied responsibilities I have enjoyed in my leadership roles, such as meeting and task coordination, budget management, policy development, and serving as a liaison to the greater organization.
Dave Hemingway-Turner currently holds a position as Specialist to the Government and Corporate Markets for North America with ProQuest – Serials Solutions. While his current career focus is in library technology, he has also practiced in nonprofit, academic, corporate, and government library settings. Experience in multiple settings has given him a diverse knowledge across the library and information management field.
Dave was honored to serve as DCSLA Director from 2010- 2012. He also was elected to numerous offices for the Upstate New York Chapter of SLA, including past president, 2004, list owner and web master, and participated in a number of leadership summits. Dave has also led successful volunteer and fundraising activities for several non-profit organizations such as the American Red Cross, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Museum of Science, and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy.
Dave earned his Masters of Library Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and Bachelor of Arts in art history from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He lives with his family in Leesburg, Virginia.
Statement of Interest: Having been a member of SLA since 1999, I understand the clear value of membership. SLA has been an integral part of my success in the information industry and I know it can afford real opportunities for networking and continuing education. Many of the opportunities I have had throughout my career have been the direct result of my connections to the SLA. I want to ensure that DC SLA continues to provide opportunities to future professionals.
I travel weekly throughout the US and Canada meeting with special librarians and have a fundamental understanding of the issues and challenges facing our industry. As President Elect I will have the ability to devise programs to address these issues, helping members communicate value to their employers and organizations. As president, I will have a direct channel to the leadership of our international organization to influence the tools they provide members to accomplish this goal as well.
I look forward to the opportunity to serve as President of DC SLA and working with you all to accomplish our common goals.
Recording Secretary – Unopposed (Term: 2014)
Asheleigh A. Perry is the Metadata Librarian/Special Collections at Georgetown University’s Lauinger Library. She worked at Lauinger Library as a copy cataloger from 2009-2011, and prior to returning to Georgetown, she was the Catalog, Reference, and International Collection Librarian at the U.S. Census Bureau Library.
Asheleigh received her Bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a book reviewer for the Journal of Academic Librarianship and has been involved with the D.C. chapter of the Special Libraries Association since June 2012. Asheleigh is the chair of the Community Relations Committee for the DC/SLA chapter. Along with her fellow committee members, she started the DC/SLA Cares volunteer website and continues to update it periodically with new volunteer opportunities in the D.C. metro area.
She is honored to be nominated for the Recording Secretary position with the DC/SLA Board for 2014. Asheleigh’s positive work ethic and organizational skills will be a valued asset for the chapter’s Board. She is looking forward to being more involved with the chapter and hopes to inspire others to participate.”
Director, Sponsor Relations – Unopposed (Term: 2014-2015)
Jessica Bland is an Electronic Resource Administrator with Infotrieve, where she contracts with a large pharmaceutical company to manage their more than 30,000 electronic resources. Prior to Infotrieve, Jessica worked at Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for five years. While in graduate school, Jessica worked full time as library technician for government contractors. She has an MLS from University of Maryland, an MA from the University of Missouri and an undergraduate degree from Missouri Southern State College.
Jessica has served on the fundraising committee for DC/SLA for two years and is the Program Planning Chair for the Pharmaceutical and Health Technology Division’s 2014 Spring Meeting. Jessica joined SLA in 2004.