Valerie Perry, director of Branch Libraries and head of the Agricultural Information Center has joined the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Board of Directors as past division cabinet chair. Perry is the first information professional from Kentucky to serve on the board.
"As the first SLA board member from Kentucky, I look forward to representing the university and commonwealth while serving the members of the Special Libraries Association. It is an honor to serve in these roles," Perry said.
In her new position, Perry will help govern the association for the entirety of 2014, working with SLA’s division leaders and the current division cabinet chair, Tara Murray, to bolster division leaders’ efforts, liaise with the division leaders, and effectively integrate their initiatives within the overall association mission.
SLA is a nonprofit international organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves information professionals in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic and government information specialists. The association promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy and networking initiatives.