The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Alumni Association (SILSAA) is pleased to announce its new Board members for the 2009/2010 year. Members are:
- Emily King, president
- David Woodbury, vice president/president-elect
- Cassidy Sugimoto, immediate past president
- Angela Bardeen, treasurer
- Libby Gorman, secretary
- Meredith Rendall, member at large
- Emily Fisher, student representative
- Barbara B. Moran, interim dean of SILS
- Wanda Monroe, director of communications
New this year is a member at large, Meredith Rendall, who has been appointed a member of the Board to represent issues of alumni located outside of North Carolina. Rendall lives in New York City.
SILSAA seeks to foster positive and productive relationships among SILS, its alumni and current students. SILSAA hopes to provide opportunities for alumni to "give back" to current SILS students, maintain contact with SILS classmates, develop new contacts within the library and information professions, and recognize distinguished achievement within the SILS family.
Each year SILSAA sponsors a reception to welcome new SILS students, which is currently scheduled for Aug. 24; presents research awards and the Outstanding Service to the School Award to graduating students; presents Distinguished Alumni Awards; hosts receptions at the Dec. and May graduation ceremonies; sponsors a Mentoring Day celebration; and maintains a listserv for SILS alumni.
For more information about how you can be more involved in SILSAA, please go to the SILSAA web page.