Leadership

Stacie Calabrese, President

Stacie Calabrese joined SLA in 2010 while completing her MLIS at Rutgers University. She is currently the Manager - 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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Tom Nielsen, President-Elect

Tom Nielsen is an Adjunct Librarian at Bronx Community College and York College, both part of the CUNY system. Prior to this Tom worked at the Metropolitan New York Library Council and Hazen and Sawyer, an engineering firm. From 2016 to 2018 Tom served as SLA Division Cabinet Chair and in 2013 was Chair of the Solo Librarians Division.


Sarah Grover, Past-President

Sarah Grover graduated from Pratt Institute in 2015 with a Masters in Library and Information Sciences. During that time, she was introduced to SLA, and became president of SLA@Pratt student chapter in 2014. Also in 2014 Sarah was also selected as SLA-NY Mentee. Sarah planned the 2015 SLA-NY Conference. Sarah is the knowledge manager and Salesforce Administrator for Redeemer City to City, a religious nonprofit. Sarah received her BA in American Politics and Religious Studies from the University of Virginia, and is currently finishing her dissertation for her Masters in Comparative Religion from Seton Hall University.

Sheryl Ramer, Professional Development Co-Chair

Sheryl Ramer is the director of the Health Sciences Library at NYC Health + Hospital / Elmhurst. She promotes library services to the hospital, makes purchasing decisions for the library, and performs literature searches on behalf of hospital employees. She chairs a committee to publicize and initiate continuing education opportunities throughout the hospital. Sheryl also began a 3D printing program and serves as the program's project manager and marketer. Sheryl has a large presence on twitter. As @podcastlib, she tweets about librarianship, scientific communication, design, medical education -- and Lego! For the past 3 years, she has also been the principle voice for @Slanewyork. She is most proud of helping to start #iamalibrarian, a hashtag that acts as metadata for anyone tweeting about librarianship.

Victoria North, Professional Development Co-Chair

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

Victoria North is a longstanding member of SLA. She is currently the Chair of the Legal Division. She has recently moved to New York and has already attended a number of New York chapter events. Victoria 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. Victoria takes a keen interest in professional development. As Division Chair she was responsible for organizing the Legal Division’s conference program. 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 meeting new people.

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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. 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.

Deborah Goss, Communications Chair

Deborah graduated from Queens College with a Master's in Library Science in 2009 and has been an SLA member since 2014. She is currently the Chief Medical Librarian at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens. Prior to joining NYC Health + Hospitals in 2009, Deborah completed an internship at the VA Manhattan Campus, where she quickly fell in love with medical librarianship.

In addition to serving as Communications Chair, Deborah is a member of the Programming Committee, and is the President of BQSIMB Health Sciences Librarians, a local advocacy and educational group for New York City based health sciences librarians.

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Stacey DiFazio, Secretary


Stacey DiFazio is a senior library and information professional who earned her MLIS at the University of Rhode Island and has been exceeding expectations in public, government and law libraries in the United States and in Australia ever since. She has been a member of the SLA New York Chapter since 2017 and is currently serving dual roles as Chapter Secretary and Chapter Archivist. Stacey is also a volunteer at The National Archives at New York City, using her genealogy research skills to assist members of the public and gaining expertise as a processing archivist.