A very special Rocky Mountain SLA webinar is planned for August 2, from 5:00-5:30 MDT. SLA’s two candidates for President-Elect will join us as RMSLA hosts a Meet the Candidates gathering.
Candidates Kate Arnold and Juanita Richardson will introduce themselves and share their SLA vision, then answer questions from the audience.
This will be a small-group, interactive session. Join us with your questions ready, and take this opportunity to get to know your candidates to better inform your voting this fall.
Register for this program at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/615159752
(Please give our volunteers 24 hours to approve your registration.)
About the Candidates
Kate Arnold’s over 20 years’ experience focuses on providing and managing the delivery of specialized information and research services. Her expertise includes both virtual and library environments, with service to a diverse community of users. Her career includes key positions in the media (BBC and a national newspaper), health care (National Health Service Direct, NHS), and non-profits (Cancer Research UK).
Until recently, Kate served as director of patient information at Cancer Research, UK, with responsibility for the charity’s information services to those with cancer. Highlights of these services included a telephone helpline and award-winning Website (www.cancerhelp.org.uk) , both staffed by professional cancer nurses, as well as an online forum, Cancer Chat (www.cancerchat.org.uk). Prior to this position, Kate directed health information for NHS Direct, managing a variety of teams to provide information via telephone, websites and digital television. Her depth of experience also includes information management within the media industry. She held various information roles with the BBC from 1989-2003, leading development of a virtual research intranet site and providing research support to journalists and program makers.
Kate’s active involvement with the SLA includes serving on the Board of Directors as a director and secretary to the board; the Committee of Cataloging; chair of the PR Committee; and Chair of International Relations for News. In 2011, Kate was conferred as a Fellow of SLA and was recipient of the Dialog Quantum2 InfoStar Award. Also active with her SLA Europe chapter, Kate served 2 terms as president. Initially interested in the News Division, Kate is also a past member of the Advertising and Marketing, Leadership and Management, and Pharmaceutical and Health Technology divisions. Outside of SLA, Kate has extended her work with professional organizations with such organizations as the British Standards Institute (BSI) Knowledge Management Committee, chairing it from 2004-2006. Kate has been a speaker at both U.S. and European conferences.
Juanita Richardson founded information strategy company Richardson Jalakas & Associates in 1998 and is principal of the company. She is also a partner and associate consultant with Dysart Jones & Associates. Additionally, she teaches at Seneca College in the Library and Information Technician Program and at the University of Toronto’s iSchool Institute.
Juanita has experience “on both sides” of the information industry, having served for many years as a business consultant for Canada’s only bilingual and business information service, CEDROM-SNI. Her career also includes serving as manager of licensing, product strategy and client services with InfomartDialog , manager of Deloite & Touche’s Business Information Centre in Toronto, and holding positions in the Research Departments of CIBC Wood Gundy and ScotiaMcLeod. Juanita is fluent in both French and English.
An SLA Fellow, Juanita has served on the SLA Board of Directors, has been chair of the Leadership & Management Division, and has held office in the Competitive Intelligence Division. She also chaired the SLA Annual Conference in Toronto in 2005. She has a long-standing involvement with the SLA Toronto chapter, including a term as president. Juanita has spoken at conferences and published articles in industry magazines.
Learn more about the candidates’ visions for SLA at:
- http://www.sla.org/content/SLA/governance/12election/arnold.cfm and
Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine