Business and Finance

  • 1.  February Chair Updates

    Posted 18 days ago

    Hello B&F Members!

    This year is off to a great start for B&F and I'm excited to share with you all what we've been working on!

    First, I've been hard at work on conference planning with the help of the wonderful Marydee Ojala. We're submitting a great slate of sessions and speakers, and have also gotten some ideas that are going to make for really good professional development sessions throughout the year. Submissions are due this coming Sunday, so there is still time to reach out if you have an idea!

    Second, the board has been hard at work on a number of fronts. We're creating new more efficient internal communications strategies, and are working to determine the best way to reach all of our B&F members (if you have thoughts or a preference, please feel free to comment here). We've empowered all our chairs to recruit committee members so that the work of the board positions don't just fall on one person's shoulders. If you are interested in working with one of these newly formed committees, please fill out this form and let us know! By the end of the year we will also have a document that fully describes the roles and responsibilities of each Executive and Advisory Board member role, so watch for that after conference. I hope that it will entice some of you to join our ranks!

    We've also added our Section and Roundtable chairs to the Advisory Board so we can work as a team to come up with ideas and promote what these folks are doing throughout the year.  Finally, we're working hard at creating additional programming, events, and content for our members throughout the year.

    Our team this year is excellent and I'm very excited for 2021! This is a great time to get involved in B&F and help us create an SLA Community that supports all of us in our career goals.

    Thank you all for being B&F members and bringing your knowledge and expertise to our organization!


    Heather Howard
    B&F Chair 2021



    2021 Executive Board
    Chair – Heather Howard
    Chair-Elect – Dan Hickey
    Secretary – Allison Smith

    2021 Advisory Board
    Awards Chair – Annette Bochenek
    Communications Chair – Kelly LaVoice
    Membership Chair – Kathleen Berger
    Nominations Chair – Bobbi Coffey
    Professional Development Chair – Karen McDonald
    Advertising & Marketing Roundtable Chair – Julie-Ann Zilavy
    College & University Business Libraries (CUBL) Section Chair – Willow Fuchs
    Corporate Information Centers (CIC) Section Chair – Penny Leach


    Heather Howard
    2021 Business & Finance Chair
    Business Information Specialist
    Purdue University