Copyright Clearance Center Sponsors SLA’s Rising Star Program – 17 April 2014

SLA Contact:
John Walsh
Phone: 703.647.4917
jwalsh@sla.org

Copyright Clearance Center Sponsors SLA’s Rising Star Program
SLA 2014 Gold Partner to Recognize Information Industry Up-and-Comers

Alexandria, Virginia, 17 April 2014–Up-and-coming leaders within the information profession will be honored at the SLA 2014 Annual Conference thanks to the Copyright Clearance Center, which is partnering with SLA to sponsor the association’s Rising Star Program.

“We are excited about Copyright Clearance Center’s investment in the future of our profession,” said Janice Lachance, SLA’s chief executive officer. “Their sponsorship of the Rising Star Program provides SLA with the platform to recognize our true up-and-comers–information professionals who have accomplished great things within five years of earning their graduate degrees. The partnership, by fostering our Rising Stars’ continued industry leadership and innovation, will have an invaluable impact on the information science industry and workforce for years to come.”

The award will be presented to as many as five early-career information professionals  at SLA’s 2014 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO (Vancouver, 8-10 June), of which Copyright Clearance Center is a Gold Partner.

The Rising Star Program, in addition to honoring the award recipients during the conference Awards Ceremony, also includes the popular Rising Stars and SLA Fellows Roundtable, now in its fifth year.

This conference session, scheduled for Monday, 9 June, at 12:00 p.m. PDT, will couple the insights and early-career perspectives of the Rising Stars with those of the newest SLA Fellows, mid-career professionals who have become leaders within the information industry. Potential topics include non-traditional career paths, breaking into the information industry effectively, and the impact of new tools and technology on the way information services are perceived and valued.

SLA will soon be announcing the recipients of the Rising Star Award, along with the members who will receive SLA Fellow designation.

About Copyright Clearance Center
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the rights licensing expert, is a global rights broker for the world’s most sought-after materials, including in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, images, blogs and e-books. Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC provides smart solutions that simplify the process of gaining access to and licensing content. These solutions let businesses and academic institutions get permission to use copyright protected materials quickly, while compensating publishers and content creators for using their works. We make copyright work. For more information, visit www.copyright.com.

About SLA
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit international organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves information professionals 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. For more information, visit www.sla.org.

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