About SLA

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners.

SLA serves more than 9,000 members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic and government information specialists.

SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives.

If you are keen to develop your career and competencies and make an impact on the industry and within your organization, SLA is the association for you. SLA’s web site hosts a wealth of information on its events and conferences, networking and professional development opportunities, and other resources on the information industry and special librarians and information professionals.

Learn more about the roles of information professionals in the workplace.

Vision, Mission, and Core Value Statements


Association Finances


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