05/08/2012 (P1703)
Contact: Ken Martin

Tara Murray Nominated for Special
Libraries Association Board of Directors

Tara Murray, APRL Director of Information Services/Librarian, has been nominated for the Special Libraries Association’s (SLA) Board of Directors as Division Cabinet Chair-Elect.

If elected, she would serve for three years, the first year as Division Cabinet Chair-Elect, the second year as Division Cabinet Chair, and the third year as Division Cabinet Past-Chair. Her responsibilities would include leading, advising, and supporting the activities of SLA, organizing Leadership Development Institute and Leadership Summit activities, chairing Division Cabinet meetings, and advising division leaders.

The Nominating Committee is responsible for soliciting candidates from SLA’s membership and compiling a group that has compelling talent supported by tangible accomplishments, is professionally diverse, and provides regionally balanced representation to the international association. The eight candidates nominated in 2012 hail from three countries.

The election will be held electronically in mid-September 2012.

The Special Libraries Association is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves more than 9,000 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.

Tara Murray has been the librarian at the American Philatelic Research Library since July 2010. Prior to that, she was Information Core Director at Penn State’s Population Research Institute for 9 years.