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Announcing the SLA-SD 2017 Executive Board Slate

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the slate for SLA-SD’s open 2017 Executive Board positions, including President-Elect and Director (2 positions). Candidates include:

President-Elect: Isabelle Garcia (Manager of Library Services, Qualcomm)

Isabelle Garcia is currently a Manager of Library Services at Qualcomm. After working 15+ years as an engineering project manager, she joined the Qualcomm Library in September 2012.  Isabelle has extensive experience managing complex software and hardware projects through the entire product lifecycle, budget planning, and implementing process improvements.  At the Qualcomm Library, Isabelle leads the operations team which includes library systems infrastructure, cataloging, circulation, collection development, access, and outreach/training.  She earned both her BA in Elementary Education and MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin.

Director: Beth Autin (Associate Director—Library Services, San Diego Zoo Global)

Beth Autin first joined SLA in 1998 and served as SLA-SD Membership Chair from 2006-2008. She is very excited to be back for a second term on the SLA-SD Board, serving as one of our two Directors, and welcomes your Fall Seminar ideas! Beth has over 15 years of experience helping organizations efficiently access and manage information. Her variety of career experiences includes working as a librarian in biotech companies, law firms, public libraries, and as an independent information consultant to the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries. She joined the library team at San Diego Zoo Global in 2015 and is currently Associate Director – Library Services.

Director: Zemirah Lee (User Engagement Librarian, National University)

Zemirah (Zem) Lee joined SLA-SD in 2011 as a student while completing her MLIS from San Jose State University. She served on the Advisory Committee in 2013 as the new Student Liaison after winning the SLA-San Diego Student Scholarship just prior to graduating with her degree in 2014. In 2016, she joined the chapter’s executive board as one of two Directors. Beginning in 2014, Zem worked as an Education & Outreach Librarian with UC Irvine before coming back home to San Diego to work at the National University Library as the Health and Human Services Librarian. In addition to her active local involvement with SLA-SD, Zem is also on the Executive Board of the Southern California Instruction Librarians and has been a continuous member of ALA, CARL, ACRL and SLA since 2011.

We thank Isabelle, Beth, and Zem for agreeing to serve – 2017 is looking bright for our chapter!

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the 2016 SLA-SD Nominating Committee,

Amy Jankowski (Chair)

Greg Sorini

Jill Blaemers

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