SLA Members Select President for 2021

Catherine Lavallée-Welch, university librarian at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, has been elected by the members of the Special Libraries Association to serve as president of SLA in 2021. […] Read More »

Road to New Skills, New Job Begins with SLA

Looking for your first job, or trying to learn new skills so you can get a better one? Membership in SLA puts you on an inside track toward both. Starting […] Read More »


In Memoriam: Agnes Mattis

Agnes Kelly Mattis, a member of SLA’s Hall of Fame and a tireless volunteer with the association’s New York Chapter, died July 15 after a brief illness. Agnes began her […] Read More »


In Memoriam: Judy Field

Judith J. (Judy) Field, a longtime member of SLA who served as president of the association in 1997-1998 and received its highest honor, the John Cotton Dana Award, in 2006, […] Read More »

Takeaways from a ‘Truly Awesome’ Conference

They came. They saw (and heard). They took away. More than 1,000 librarians, information professionals, representatives from industry vendors, and others interested in information management traveled to Cleveland in mid-June […] Read More »

The INFO-EXPO: Much More Than an Exhibit Hall

At first glance, the INFO-EXPO at an SLA Annual Conference appears to be just an exhibit hall, filled with vendors showcasing their products and services. But look a little closer, […] Read More »

At SLA 2019, Posters, Papers and Ping-Pong

Just as the three most important factors in real estate are location, location and location, it’s said that the three most common features of conferences are PowerPoints, PowerPoints and PowerPoints. […] Read More »

Mutuality, Diversity and Sharing are Key Conference Themes

Drew Carey, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the first peoples of Cleveland would seem to have little in common, but SLA’s 2019 president, Hal Kirkwood, managed to tie them together […] Read More »

‘Take Up That Torch,’ Dana Award Recipient Urges

In 2009, the Special Libraries Association published a book, SLA at 100: From “Putting Knowledge to Work” to “Building the Knowledge Culture,” to celebrate the association’s centenary. On the occasion […] Read More »

Info Pros Gather in Cleveland for SLA 2019

Hundreds of information professionals from around the world began gathering in Cleveland, Ohio, this week to attend the Special Libraries Association’s 2019 Annual Conference and celebrate the 110th anniversary of […] Read More »

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