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A Letter from SLA NY’s Incoming President

SLA NY Home SquareHello and happy New Year! 
 
The beginning of a brand new year is always an exciting time. It’s a time full of hope, revived ambitions, and the courage to conquer new (and sometimes old) challenges. 2017 is going to be an exciting year for us. I want you to know how much I am looking forward to everything this year has in store for SLA and especially our chapter here in New York.
 
The New York chapter is one of the most active and diverse chapters within the entire association. Our board, advisory council and chapter committee members will continue to organize innovative professional development programs and social events. We will also be welcoming back the New York conference in 2017, which will be held at Baruch College on Friday, October 20th.   
 
My theme for the year is “The Resilient (Not Resistant) Librarian.”  With such professional variance in our chapter membership, I find that the only constant amongst us all is change, which can sometimes be challenging to deal with. I am hopeful that this theme will foster the advancement of resiliency and adaptability of information professionals in our ever-changing world. My objective is to devote some of this year’s programming to that theme, which I hope resonates with many of you.
 
It is a true privilege to serve as your chapter president, and I look forward to engaging with as many current and potential chapter members as possible during my term. I welcome you to reach out to me at slanewyork2017@gmail.com with your ideas, suggestions and/or concerns.
 
Finally, please be sure to follow us on our social media profiles to stay abreast of all of our upcoming chapter events and announcements. We are on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn
 
I look forward to talking with you during one of our many chapter events this year and wish you all the best for 2017. 
 
Sincerely,
Nicole Dupras
SLA NY President

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