Tom Rink, an instructor for library services at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, will lead the Special Libraries Association (SLA) as president in 2016. This news came from the Special Libraries Association in their release, “Tom Rink to Head SLA in 2016.”

Tom is one of five information professionals who will begin serving three-year terms on the 15-member SLA Board of Directors in January 2015. He will serve one year as president-elect, followed by a year as president and a year as past president.

Joining him on the board in 2015 are the following SLA members: Kim Silk, chapter cabinet chair-elect; Ruth Kneale, division cabinet chair-elect; Kevin Adams, director; and Catherine Lavallee-Welch, director.

In addition to serving as an instructor for library services at NSU, Tom is the resource coordinator for the university’s College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science and Health Professions. Prior to joining academia, Tom was a police officer in Tulsa, earning his library degree at night while working full-time during the day.

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Melody K. Smith

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