Tom Sloan named ASCLA president

Contact: Cathleen Bourdon

Executive Director, ASCLA


For Immediate Release

September 19, 2003

Tom Sloan named ASCLA president

Tom W. Sloan, executive director, Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN), has been named president of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
Sloan assumed office in July.

“It is an honor and privilege to serve as ASCLA president,” Sloan stated.
“ASCLA provides outstanding professional services to specialized and cooperative library agencies and brings together a wide variety of people to discuss and address the most important issues of our profession.”

Sloan previously served as state librarian and director of the Delaware Division of Libraries and as senior assistant librarian at the University of Delaware.

Sloan has a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Tennessee, a master's degree in library science from Florida State University, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Delaware.

An active member of ALA, Sloan has served on the ALA Committee on Legislation, and chaired the Office of Information Technology and Policy (OITP) Copyright Education Committee, the ALA Lippincott Award Jury, and the Interlibrary Cooperation and Networking Section of ASCLA.

Sloan has served on the Leadership Council of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, the Executive Board of the Delaware Library Association and has chaired the Florida Library Association, Network and Consortia Interest Group. He received the Delaware Library Association Distinguish Service Citation and the State of Delaware Commitment and Excellence in State Service Award.

ASCLA is the ALA division devoted to the development of specialized and cooperative library activities.
Its 1,000 members represent state library agencies, specialized library agencies, multitype library cooperatives and librarians who work outside of traditional library settings.