SLA Press Release – 25 June 2012

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John Walsh
Phone: 1.703.647.4917

Daniel Lee Named Recipient of ProQuest Dialog Member Achievement Award

Alexandria, Virginia, 25 June 2012 – A past recipient of two SLA Presidential Citations, Daniel Lee is once again being honored for his efforts to improve the association and the information profession.

Daniel has been named the 2012 recipient of the ProQuest Dialog Member Achievement Award for his many accomplishments, most recently his role in spearheading Operation Vitality. The project is credited with bringing SLA’s 60-plus chapters, divisions, and caucuses under one online brand using the Wordpress platform.

“Daniel’s work has not only helped SLA’s chapters and divisions revitalize and enhance their Websites, but has provided a consistent image of SLA to the world,” said Tim Wahlberg, Senior Vice President of ProQuest and Dialog GM.  “He has greatly strengthened SLA’s mission to help information professionals stay on the cutting edge of rapidly changing communication tools and platforms.”

“I served with Daniel on SLA’s Board of Directors, and his contributions have been phenomenal.” added SLA President Brent Mai. “The work he has done to shepherd our chapters and divisions in their Web 2.0 efforts is invaluable, and he has helped position SLA for a bright and growing future.”

About Daniel Lee
In March 2011, Daniel joined KPMG International as the knowledge manager for KPMG’s Global Healthcare practice.  He came to KPMG after 9 years with Navigator Ltd., a research-based communications and strategic counsel firm in Toronto, where he served as the research librarian and later as director of knowledge services.

Prior to working for Navigator, Daniel managed Web-based content at CIPS, Canada’s leading association for information technology professionals.

Since moving to Toronto in 2001, Daniel has been active in the Toronto Chapter of SLA, serving as president in 2008.  He has also served as chair of the Programming Committee, director, and chair of public relations for the Toronto Chapter.  In 2003, SLA Toronto selected Daniel as its delegate to the Seventh Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute in Emerald Lake, British Columbia.

Daniel served on the SLA Board of Directors from 2009-2011, is part of the SLA Innovation Laboratory working group, and chaired SLA’s Technology Review Advisory Group. Daniel has received two Presidential Citations from SLA for innovative uses of technology: the first for introducing Twitter as a back channel at SLA’s Annual Conference in 2008 (which continues to garner a large following in the library and information community), the second for introducing Wordpress as the content management platform of choice for SLA’s 100+ unit Websites. His work in introducing Twitter as an interactive, premier source for SLA Annual Conference information continues to play an important role as SLA mobilizes for its 2012 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO.

Daniel was voted “most organized” in high school and is also known as @yankeeincanada on twitter.

About Dialog
ProQuest’s business unit Dialog pioneered online searching in advance of the internet. As the global leader in providing mission-critical information that drives innovation by professionals of all kinds including scientists, engineers, legal practitioners and business analysts, Dialog is renowned for enabling precision search of content from the world’s most authoritative publishers. Sources include deep repositories of scientific, technical and biomedical literature, patents and trademarks, and thousands of industry, news and company information sources – now being made accessible through the powerful and intuitive ProQuest Dialog™ search service on the new ProQuest platform.

About ProQuest
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world’s knowledge – from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the delivery of complete, trustworthy information. This energetic, fast-growing organization includes the Summon™ web-scale discovery service, the new ProQuest Dialog™ service, and business units ebrary®, Serials Solutions®, RefWorks-COS™, and Bowker®.

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. For more information, visit

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