Welcome Laura Ward as PSLA Executive Secretary

Please welcome Laura Ward as the PSLA Executive Secretary.  She has been appointed to serve as Executive Secretary for a term ending June 30, 2019.

Laura, a librarian in Fox Chapel Area School District, most recently served as the Communications Committee Co-chair.  Laura was a participant and graduate of the 2015 - 2016 Emerging Leaders Academy. She has served PSLA in a variety of way including being a member of various committees and presenting at the annual conference.

What is a PSLA Executive Secretary? The PSLA Constitution and Bylaws allow the president to appoint an executive secretary with the approval of the board for the duration of the president's term of office. The person in this position attends Board meetings and takes part in association business, including being an ex-officio member of all committees.

Please find the relevant portions of the PSLA Constitution and Bylaws below:


Section 5. Executive Secretary

An Executive Secretary may be appointed by the President with the approval of the Board for the duration of the President’s term of office.


Article IV: Executive Secretary

Section 1. Authority

As specified in the Constitution, Article IV. Section 5.

Section 2. Duties.The Executive Secretary shall:

  1. perform duties designated by the Board.
  2. administer the policies of the Association under the direction of the President.
  3. keep the President and the Board informed of all important matters.
  4. be an ex-officio member of all standing and special committees.
  5. serve as a non-voting member on the Board, Executive Committee, Advisory Council, and standing committees. (Section 2e amended, 10/15/2013)
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