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.
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 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 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.