Victoria North

Victoria North, President

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoria-jannetta-north-50a5577

Victoria North is a longstanding member of SLA.  She has worked for US law firm Kirkland & Ellis since 2012, and was transferred to the firm’s New York office to take on the role of Director of Knowledge Services in 2017. She has recently returned to London but remains in the same role at work and continues as the SLANY-President. Victoria takes a keen interest in professional development. In her previous role for the NY Chapter, Professional Development Chair, she organized a number of successful events for New York members. She is a regular speaker at information conferences. Victoria’s professional interests include knowledge management, coaching and mentoring, and change management. Outside work Victoria enjoys visiting art galleries, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Christine Pelosi, Vice President

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christine-pelosi/
Christine Pelosi has been a member of SLA since 2012. Christine earned her MLIS from Pratt Institute and currently works as an Information Specialist at the 4A's, a trade association for advertising agencies. Previously, Christine held the role of SLA NY Webmaster for three years. This year, Christine launched the new monthly event, Librarian Roundtable, to provide an opportunity for members to discuss current issues and trends in the field.  

Alice Griffin

Alice Griffin, Secretary

Twitter: @alicelgriff

Alice Griffin graduated from Pratt Institute with an MSLIS in 2019 and is currently working in digital asset management at Clinique. Previously, she worked in archives of cultural heritage institutions in New York City and Washington, DC, including La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and the National Anthropological Archives. She is especially interested in how to facilitate effective access to information via metadata and description. Alice joined SLA as a student in 2018 and is excited about her new role on the SLA-NY board.

Stacie Calabrese, Webmaster

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/staciecalabrese/
Stacie joined SLA in 2010 while completing her MLIS at Rutgers University. She is currently the Vice President - Research Services at the 4A's, an advertising trade association. Previously, she was Manager, Library & Information Services at a scientific communications firm.  Before making a career transition, Stacie spent ten years as a human resources professional in the pharmaceutical industry. She has previously served as Secretary and President of the NY chapter and webmaster for the NJ chapter.

Clara Cabrera

Clara Cabrera, Program Events Coordinator

Clara Cabrera is a Research & Reference Supervisor at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr [WilmerHale] in the New York office. Clara earned her MLIS from Pratt Institute and BA from Brooklyn College. Prior to getting her MLIS degree she worked in the financial publishing industry as a Publishing Associate for a niche value investing publication.  As an active member of the SLA-NY chapter, Clara has organized various educational and social events since 2009 under various advisory committee titles.  Since 2013, she has served as the chapter's Diversity Co-Chair. Over the years Clara has been recognized for her efforts locally by the SLA-NY chapter, including the 2017 Dana Gordon Special Librarian of the Year Award.  Clara has also worked with and has been recognized by SLA at the association's parent level. Clara was recognized by SLA at the beginning of her librarian career as a 2011 Rising Star award winner. Clara also served as a member of the 2015 SLA Diversity Leadership Development Program Committee, and chaired the 2017 SLA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force which launched a permanent Caucus - Diversity Inclusion Community Equity [DICE]. Clara is one of the co-conveners  of DICE since its inception. Clara was also the recipient of the SLA Legal Division's 2017 Thomson Reuters Westlaw Award for Outstanding Achievement presented at the 2017 SLA Annual conference.

Jo Polanco, Communications Chair

Jo is the Electronic Services Specialist at Kirkland & Ellis in New York.  She earned an MSLIS and a UX Advanced Certificate from Pratt Institute.  Prior to becoming an information professional, Jo had an extensive career in corporate retail in the luxury sector.  She joined the board as Communications Chair in January 2021 and has focused her efforts of development of the New York Community newsletter. 

Flordalisa Lopez

Flordalisa Lopez (a.k.a Lisa), Diversity Committee Co-Chair

Flordalisa is the Electronic Resources Analyst at Skadden. She has a B.A. in Art History from City University of New York Hunter College and a M.L.I.S from Palmer, Long Island University.

Flordalisa has been a member of SLA-NY chapter for about 10 years. As part of the New York Community, she serves on the Advisory Board and is Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee since 2013. In 2014, she was awarded the Mergent Outstanding Achievement Award. Also, for SLA, she was the Secretary for the Legal Division, for 2 terms. Flordalisa also served on the board for Law Librarian Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY) and continues to serve as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee along with other colleagues from Tri-State area. Outside of work, she's an Independent Business Owner, loves to spend time with family, her Malti-poo, Lucky, and enjoys her free time doing different activities.

Brendan Honick, Student Laision

Brendan Honick is a graduate student at Syracuse University pursuing his M.S. in Library and Information Science. At Syracuse, he is a Research Assistant in the iSchool’s Metadata Lab and an Administrative Assistant for the LIS program. Previously, Brendan attained a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a Minor in Holocaust & Genocide Studies from Stockton University.

Vida Cohen: Events Committee
Susan Hoover: JobLog Coordinator, 2021 Recipient of the SLA-NY President's Award
Rita Ormsby: Events and Diversity Committees
Eileen Rourke: Membership Committee Chair