In January I was asked to consider running for the position of SLA Chapter Cabinet Chair-Elect.  As a business owner I hesitated.  It takes a lot of time to keep my pipeline full and to execute the work for my clients.  I carefully weighed the pros and cons.  In the end, I said yes. And I’m glad I did.

I spent the Annual Conference in June 2011 introducing myself and listening to SLA members and their challenges and their solutions.  Our members are incredibly creative, innovative and smart.

Throughout this process I have been asked to provide my views on specific candidate questions.

Candidate Speech

Candidate Question 1: What sort of advice would you give to professionals in their first library-related position who might be interested in nontraditional career paths?

Candidate Question 2: When did you first join SLA? What made you decide to join then, and why do you still belong today?

Candidate Question 3: What is the newest “techie” gadget that you have/would like to have, and how do/would you use it to improve the work relationship that you have with your primary clientele?

Candidate Question 4: How has your work with SLA over the years helped you grow in the profession?

 Candidate Question 5: SLA is an international organization. How can SLA involve and reach out more to members outside of North America?

So you can follow these links and get some insight into my thinking, experience and kowledge.  Other candidate information is available as well.

Why did I write this post? Because Elections open today and if you want to know about me this just  might be the place you come to get more information before casting your educated vote.

Constance Ard September 7, 2011