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SLA members span the breadth of the information industry, from traditional librarians to taxonomists, data scientists to competitive intelligence specialists, and knowledge managers to research directors. What began as a profession that collected and managed information for business organizations has evolved to provide a growing suite of services that help organizations assess their environments, analyze available intelligence, and make informed decisions.

Membership in SLA positions you to innovate, develop, and lead in the library and information field. Following are just a few of the many ways SLA membership can enhance your career and your value:

  • Grow your professional credentials and skills on your time with SLA’s On-Demand Learning, free hangouts, and free round tables, conveniently available and waiting for you.
  • Create rewarding professional relationships at local community meetings and events and discipline-specific programs and at the SLA Annual Conference.
  • Network, ask questions and get answers, share ideas and expertise, and build and strengthen professional relationships through SLA’s online community, SLA Connect.
  • SLA’s 2021 Salary Survey provides you with the latest data on salaries and employment trends in the library and information profession.
  • Stay abreast of industry issues and developments through SLA’s weekly e-newsletter, Information Insights, and our social media channels
  • Take advantage of job postings specific to your industry through access to our brand new Career Center.
  • Develop leadership, marketing and technical skills by taking advantage of SLA volunteer opportunities
  • SLA is proud to be apart of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Each year, there is a discount to attend WLIC.
  • Check out our latest New Member Webinar

Additional Benefits for SLA Members

“SLA is the best organization to create learning and networking scenarios often unavailable at work. Sure, there are lots of fantastic leadership benefits to engagement in SLA – at whatever level, but it also provides a place where information professionals can put democratic ideals into action through a variety of unit driven and self-directed possibilities. Work is great. But you can’t do everything you want to do at work as a professional. SLA offers opportunities to pursue some of those other possibilities. I say, ‘get to it.'”

Jesse Lambertson

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