SLA Teams with IET to Launch New Learning Program

Partnership Will Provide Content on STEM Issues of Interest to Librarians

Alexandria, Virginia, 6 April 2015—The Special Libraries Association (SLA) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) have partnered to launch a new initiative designed to inform, empower and enhance the professional careers of special librarians and information professionals in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

The SLA & IET Learning Initiative Partnership (L.I.P) will promote informed conversations about timely and relevant issues ranging from supporting innovation to publishing large data sets to ensuring information security to offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). Together, SLA and IET will create a steady stream of content that will engage librarians and information professionals at all stages of their careers, from those just starting their first jobs to seasoned industry experts. The content will provide special librarians with new perspectives and fresh insights, helping them stay current on new developments, techniques, resources and tools that will help them excel professionally.

The initiative, a new benefit of SLA membership, will launch on April 13 with the release of a white paper on research workflows. Over the course of the next 12 months, a series of white papers, Webinars, e-books, interviews, and other information resources will be released and made available to SLA members. Some of these materials will highlight the work of SLA members who are at the forefront of the information profession.

For more information about the partnership, click here.

About IET
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world’s largest organizations for engineers and technicians, with nearly 160,000 members in 127 countries around the world. The institution’s mission is to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community, supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society. For more information, visit IET.

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 more than 60 countries and in a range of working environments, including business, academia and government agencies. SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy and networking initiatives. For more information, visit

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