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, and Community Events Coordinator since 2019. 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 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 Community - Diversity Inclusion Community Equity [DICE]. Clara is one of the co-leaders 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.
Clara was honored to become an SLA Fellow in 2021.