A state library association is an essential component to library advocacy. As chair of the Management Interest Group, I’ve worked tirelessly to provide value to CLA members through our newly revived mentoring program, newsletter, speed mentoring, Spring Fling, and annual conference events. I'm honored to be nominated to run for CLA Secretary. I enjoy getting people involved and getting them excited about all things library. National and state conferences contribute to the vitality and development of our profession. As Secretary, I would work with the board to continue its great service and encourage you to take part in association work. An association is only as strong as its members and as Secretary I would show our members how hard CLA works.
Jeff Scott's Background
Jeff Scott is currently the Deputy County Librarian for the Tulare County Library and has worked in libraries for over 14 years, much of that time in administration. He received his BA in History from Arizona State University and his Masters in Library Science from the University of Arizona. Jeff is a member of the American Library Association, Public Library Association, Library Leadership and Management Association, California Library Association, and sits on the LLAMA HRS Leadership Skills Committee, in addition to chairing the CLA Management Interest Group. Jeff worked to revive the mentoring committee for CLA's Management Interest Group and currently edits the group's newsletter LEAD. In addition, Jeff writes for Gather No Dust (http://gathernodust.blogspot.com/), a library blog with a focus on management, leadership, and technology. A native Californian, Jeff loves to explore the state and all it has to offer. Spending time with his family and reading are two of his biggest passions.