The 2012 SLA Leadership Summit is over, and I returned to DC with a lot of good ideas, advice, and business cards. As the current chair-elect of the Government Information Division, this event was a must for me, and it proved to be extremely helpful. We heard awesome speeches by several members of the community, including topics such as engaging remote members, programming, community outreach, etc.
I look forward to working with our current chair, Kim Schultz, as well as our past chair Marie Kaddell. I know that both ladies will help be getting used to and comfortable with being a leader, and I am sure I will learn a lot from them as well as from leaders of other divisions and chapters. I owe my thanks and gratitude to Mary Talley, past president of the DC Chapter, for her confidence in me, as well as Vic, Chris, James, and others.
As chair-elect I am in charge of planning the DGI program for the SLA annual conference in 2013.
If you have any ideas for sessions or know somebody who would make a great speaker, let me know! Contact me via the “Contact Me” button or send me an email to Aileen.Marshall.ctr(at)dot.gov
Last but not least, here are some pictures from Atlanta, mostly from the aquarium. This as the first time I have seen whale sharks and manta rays. Truly magnificent animals!