The Nominating Committee of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) has selected Jill Hurst-Wahl, professor of practice at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool), as a candidate for election to the 2011 SLA Board of Directors. Hurst-Wahl is one of 10 candidates selected by the Nominating Committee.

The SLA Nominating Committee solicited names of potential candidates from SLA members and put together a slate of candidates that has exceptional talent, is professionally diverse, and provides regionally balanced representation. Hurst-Wahl is a candidate for the position of director. The entire list of candidates running for election to the 2011 Board of Directors are:

For President-Elect:

  • Brent Mai, Concordia University, Portland, Ore.
  • David Stern, Maximize Information, Providence, R.I.

For Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect:

  • James E. Manasco, University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky.
  • Ulla de Stricker, de Stricker Associates, Toronto

For Division Cabinet Chair-Elect:

  • Scott Brown, Social Information Group, Longmont, Colo.
  • Richard Huffine, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va.

For Director (two positions):

  • Nerida Hart, HartKnowledge Consulting, Murrumbateman, NSW, Australia
  • Jill Hurst-Wahl, Syracuse University/Hurst Associates Ltd., Syracuse, N.Y.
  • P.K. Jain, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi Enclave, Delhi, India
  • Sara Tompson, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

The election will be held electronically in mid-September 2010.

About Jill Hurst-WahlHurst-Wahl is a graduate of Elmira College and received her MLS from the University of Maryland. Throughout her career, she has blended library science, information technology, and entrepreneurship. In the past, she worked as a trainer and a programmer/analyst in information technology and managed two corporate libraries. She currently owns her own consulting practice, Hurst Associates, which helps organizations understand and plan all aspects of successful digitization projects. In 2007, Hurst-Wahl was honored as the Minority Small Business Champion by the Syracuse office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Her interests include digitization, digital libraries, copyright, online social networking, Web 2.0, and virtual words. She teaches courses at the Syracuse iSchool on Digital Libraries; Creating, Managing, and Preserving Digital Assets; and Business Information Resources and Strategic Intelligence.

About SLA

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves about 11,000 members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic, and government information specialists. SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives.