Leadership


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. 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 exploring New York City, visiting art galleries and travelling within the US.

Stacie Calabrese, Past-President

Stacie Calabrese 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 of the NY chapter and webmaster for the NJ chapter.


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Cynthia I. Schwartz, Treasurer

Cynthia has been a member of SLA since 2010, including her time in the student chapter at Drexel University while completing a post-Master’s Certificate in Competitive Intelligence/Knowledge Management. She chaired the SLA-NY Biennial Conference in October 2017 and received the chapter's Rising Star award for that year. Recently she has worked on a content management project at the District Attorney’s Office of New York County; prior to that she was a project archivist at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She has previous experience in corporate research, records management, customer support and tech sales. She also has many volunteer years of fundraising and event planning. And in an unguarded moment, she has written a Librarian’s Haiku: Learn, unlearn, relearn; Information management, For people’s future.


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.


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.


Emily Toder

Emily Toder, Communications Chair

Emily Toder earned her MLS from Simmons University, graduating in 2011 with a concentration in Archives Management. She currently serves as Information Management Specialist at the Ford Foundation. Previously she held positions in archival processing at the New York Transit Museum and the archives of the W. E. B. Du Bois Library at UMass Amherst. She joined SLA in 2014.