By David Grossman
On behalf of the Nominating Committee for the San Francisco Bay Region Chapter of SLA, I would like to present our Chapter officer candidates for 2013. A short bio of each candidate follows below. The candidates are:
- Cindy Hill for President-Elect
- Donna Purvis for Secretary
- Kim Ewart for Assistant Director of Programs
You can show your support for these nominees or write in other suggestions until noon on Friday, December 14, using our online survey (if you do write someone in, please be sure that person is interested in the position first):
SLA-SF 2013 Board Election
You will need your SLA member ID number, which can be found on your membership card, an Information Outlook mailing label, by contacting SLA Member Services, or logging into the SLA website, selecting Account Options, and then choosing Edit your Membership Data to view your membership number.
Meet Your 2013 Candidates for San Francisco Bay Region SLA Chapter Executive Board…
Candidate for President-Elect
Cindy joined SLA during her first year as a corporate librarian and has been an active member of SLA ever since. In 2004 she was the Association’s president and learned a lot about our members during her visits to many of the chapters, including the European chapter. Most recently she was the chair for the 2012 Annual Conference Advisory Council and worked with planners from all divisions and the Illinois Chapter’s Hospitality committee. Cindy holds dual membership to both the San Francisco Bay Region Chapter and the Silicon Valley Chapter and is active in International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).
Cindy is the manager of the Research Library & Bank Archives at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and is looking forward to reaching her second-year anniversary with the Bank. She was fortunate to visit her first non-North American Central Bank when she was attending IFLA in Helsinki this summer.
In addition to enjoying commuting by train and working in the city, Cindy is an avid bicyclist. She and her husband, John, joined the RAGBRAI gang of 20,000 to pedal across Iowa this summer. While it was Cindy’s first experience of miles and miles and miles of corn and soy fields, it was RAGBRAI veterans’ 40th year. Ask her about the weather, egg-on-a-stick, and the great people she met along the nearly 500 miles of country road.
Candidate for Secretary
Donna has been a law librarian for over 35 years. She retired in 2010, but plans to stay active in SLA and Northern California Association of Law Librarians (NOCALL) for years to come. After enjoying a full year of retirement, she looks forward to doing volunteer work in her local library community and becoming more involved with SLA in the coming year.
She most recently spent two years as a Librarian Relations Consultant for LexisNexis. Prior to LexisNexis she was at Morrison & Foerster LLP as the Firm-wide Library Manager. In addition to many other years in law librarian positions, Donna also worked two years as a paralegal in a major law firm after receiving her MLS.
Donna enjoys attending the SLA Neighborhood Meetings in Marin as well as the local SLA programs and social events. Donna is also active in NOCALL and served as President in 1995/1996. She currently serves on NOCALL’s Education Committee and Chaired the Education Committee in 2010/2011. She co-chaired the annual Practising Law Institute (PLI) Law Library Annual Program in San Francisco from 2005-2009.
Donna has an MLS from UC Berkeley and a BA from University of the Pacific.
Candidate for Assistant Director of Programs
Kim has been working as a digital archivist at Pearson Education, an international publisher of educational materials, since 2011. She has a BA in Creative Writing and Social Sciences from Hampshire College and an MLIS from Syracuse University with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries. While working on her MLIS, she participated in an international competition to design the public library of the future. She has been a member of SLA since 2010, serving as Tour Chair for the San Francisco Bay Region Chapter from 2011 to 2012.
Kim also enjoys hiking and wildlife photography. Mount Diablo is among her favorite places to hike, and she recently took part in an effort to document species of plants and animals on a parcel of land that Mount Diablo State Park may acquire in the near future.