Elected by its members, the Board of Directors determines the policies and actions of the DC Chapter of SLA. For detailed descriptions of the duties of the DC/SLA Board, please check out the Chapter Manual.
Presidential Duties – The Chapter President administers the Chapter through the Executive and Advisory Board and Committee members, and exercises overall leadership in the development of policies and programs to carry out the work of the Chapter. The President organizes and presides over Chapter meetings, and is liaison to the Association. The President’s term is the middle year of a three-year commitment: the first year is as 1st Vice President/President-Elect, responsible for program planning, and the third as Immediate Past President.
First Vice President/President-Elect
Chris Vestal, MLIS
First Vice President/President-Elect is an elected officer of the Washington, DC/SLA chapter and a voting member of the Executive Board. It is a three-year commitment. The President-Elect serves one term as first Vice-President, one as President, and one as Past President. The major responsibility of the First Vice President is to arrange the programs for the year.
Immediate Past President
Manager, Corporate Information Resource Center (CIRC)
8200 Jones Branch Drive
McLean VA 22102
The office of Immediate Past President is the final year of a three year commitment to the Chapter Offices of First Vice President, President, and Immediate Past President. The Immediate Past President is available for consultation concerning the management of Chapter business and carries out special projects and assignments as designated by the Chapter President or recommended by the Executive Board.
Kathy Kelly, MSLS, C.A.*
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Specialist
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
20th Street & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20551
Phone: (301) 651-4174
*Ms. Kelly is serving in her personal capacity.
The Recording Secretary’s duties are to record and distribute minutes of the Chapter’s Executive Board meetings and the annual business meeting of the Chapter. The minutes are a record of the proceedings and actions taken at each meeting but not a word-by-word transcript of the meeting. The minutes are currently distributed via e-mail to all members of the board and approved or amended by the board at the following meeting. An abridged version of the minutes is submitted for publication in the Chapter’s newsletter. The Recording Secretary serves for two years.
635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
The Chapter Treasurer is responsible for maintaining all financial records and carrying out all financial transactions for the Chapter. The Treasurer makes deposits, pays bills, balances bank statements, prepares monthly reports for Board meetings, and prepares the Chapter’s annual budget and the twice-yearly financial statements sent to SLA. He/she ensures that the Chapter financial records are audited every January by the Chapter Auditor. The Treasurer is also liaison to the Chapter group treasurers, and coordinates sending their financial statements to SLA. The Treasurer serves for three years.
Lisa Haakon Pogue
Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute
The Communications Secretary’s duties include: Promoting chapter events on the email discussion list, blog and other media; oversight of Chapter Notes; maintaining a roster of the Executive Board and Committee Chairs; maintaining access to the electronic discussion lists for associations and groups with similar interests so that emails may be sent about relevant programs. The Communication Secretary serves for one year.
Sponsor Relations Director
Associate Director, Research & Training
Information Resource Center
Corporate Executive Board
1919 N. Lynn Street
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (571) 303-4629
The Sponsor Relations Director creates templates for correspondence: invitations to sponsor a Chapter activity or event, thank you notes and instructions to sponsors. This Director also works with Webmaster to post to Chapter Web page/Wiki and Editor Chapter Notes. Directors’ duties involve responding to immediate needs of the Board and President throughout their tenure in office. Directors serve for two years.
Aileen M. J. Marshall, MA, MLIS
Web Developer/Reference Librarian
USDA National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705
Phone: (301) 5045697
*Ms. Marshall is serving in her personal capacity.
The Membership Director’s duties involve responding to immediate needs of the Board and President throughout their tenure in office. Directors serve for two years.
Technology and Innovation Director
James King, MLS*
NIH Library National Institutes of Health
10 Center Drive, Room 1L07A
Bethesda, MD 20892-1150
Phone: (301) 496-2187
*Mr. King is serving in his personal capacity.
The Director of Technology and Innovation is responsible for providing strategic vision and guidance to the DC/SLA Board on the implementation and use of existing and new technologies for the benefit of our membership and to support the functions of the Board and Committees.