Thursday, January 29, 2009


Happy New Year NC/SLA! Make a resolution to get involved or stay active in your professional organization. Begin now by volunteering to host a neighborhood networking dinner – or breakfast or lunch. This mid-winter tradition is a fun way to gather informally for networking with fellow librarians and students. Select a date, time, and place (it can be a restaurant or your home). Then send the information to this discussion list to invite NC/SLA members in your town. Be sure to include your e-mail address for RSVP’s so you can make reservations or make plans at home. I’d love to hear about the plans in every community so be sure to let me know!

Monday, January 26, 2009

First Board Meeting of the New Year

Happy Chinese New Year to everyone!

The first board meeting of the new year will take place on Thursday, February 5, 2009, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST at the NC Biotechnology Center in RTP. The room will be available to us for another hour after the meeting concludes for anyone interested in meeting with their predecessor/successor to hand over files or exchange ideas. The meeting agenda is below.

Call to Order

Approval of December 4, 2008 board meeting minutes -- Susie Corbett, Secretary (do we have minutes from this "meeting"?)

Officer and Committee Reports
  • Review 2009 budget - Mary Krautter, Treasurer
  • Program plans - Jamal Cromity, President Elect
  • 2008 reports to SLA - Joanie Olivier, Past President
  • Membership - Erin Iannacchione
  • Third Year Director - Karin Shank
  • Second Year Director - Susan Forbes
  • First-Year Director - Mary Lane
  • Career Guidance & Employment - Tamika Barnes McCollough
  • Student Relations - Jill Robinson
  • Archives - Rebecca Vargha
  • Discussion List Manager - Barb LeBlanc
  • Communications / PR - Amy Davis
  • Strategic Planning - Sperry Krueger
  • Webmaster - Amy Johnson

Old Business
  • Report on Leadership Summit - Jamal & Mary K.
  • Video contest - Tamika Barnes McCollough
  • Can we combine two banquets into one annual banquet for awards and officer installation?

New Business
  • SARC involvement
  • Sponsoring an SLA member in a developing country



I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. Can't wait to join the team.

Amy Johnson

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Post SLA 2009 Leadership Summit notes

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to give a few quick comments about the SLA 2009 Leadership Summit I attended in Savannah, GA this past week. It was truly a privilege to be there and I learned a great deal. As SLA celebrates its 100th year in existence, the conference theme focused on efforts to continue making SLA the best networking association possible for many years to come. The leadership of SLA has engaged in an alignment project which studies the library profession, seeking to bring cohesiveness of our positions, to express the core purpose of the vocation, and to enforce more effective communication about the value of SLA and those in the occupation.

I am inspired and I hope that I convey my excitement through the programs which we will develop in the coming year. I have had an opportunity to share and listen to both current and past presidents concerning best program practices. I look forward to implementing what I have learned and working with many of you during the coming year.

Stay tuned for the first board meeting of the year which we will announce in the coming weeks.

Kind regards and all the best!

Jamal Cromity
President-Elect NC SLA