Information Professionals: Helping Organizations Achieve Success

In these competitive times, organizations need employees who are creative, versatile and execute reliably. The information professionals of the Special Libraries Association help you and everyone else in your organization succeed.

SLA’s members are educated for, and experienced with, gathering, organizing, analyzing and making information accessible throughout your organization. Their versatility is evident in the roles that they successfully assume. Information professionals provide insight and evaluate resources that support informed decision-making and organizational innovation. This profession is fully committed to ensuring that all your employees have access to the right information, just in time. These information professionals don’t just guard knowledge, they put it to work everywhere in your organization.

SLA’s members have developed many specialized skills and are technologically savvy, customer-focused and intellectually rigorous; they hold managerial and leadership positions in a variety of places  including world class corporations, national and local governments, international supra agencies, Ivy League and world-renowned  universities, leading hospitals, cutting-edge scientific research organizations, and foundations and philanthropic organizations.

See samples of our members’ work, and contact SLA’s national job lines to bring the right information professional to your work place today.

About Information Professionals

What Employers Say about Information Professionals

Hear what the employers are saying about their information staff

A Partnership for Success featuring Pat Skarulis, Vice President of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Collaborate for Change featuring Jan Combopiano, Vice President of Catalyst

Making an Impact: Case Studies and Examples

Conducting Research that Powers Investment Decisions

“We perform a good deal of synthesis on the data we dig up, both to help clients make more sense of it and to more quickly point them in the direction of an answer.” Michael Hill, Austin Ventures

Helping Employers Make Sense of Big Data

“Our employer … lives and breathes big data and analytics, both for our customers and our employees. [We], as information professionals, play an integral role in providing context and meaning to big data and thereby increasing its impact.”Elaine Teague and Julie Legeros, SAS

Keeping Realtors Abreast of Market Trends

“During the housing boom, a lot of people did a lot of business rather quickly; now it’s really about getting back to the fundamentals, so we’re providing many more resources in the areas of business planning, marketing, and sales strategies.” Mary Martinez-Garcia, National Association of Realtors

Improving Health Care Outcomes

“We more readily see impact when we can identify the tangible health results from a project, like the number of lives saved or the number of interventions delivered, and we can trace it back and say, ‘That project was predicated on a literature review that was conducted by the library in the fall of 2010.’” Jeffrey Aubuchon, Management Sciences for Health

Adding Value to Recruitment Services

“By adopting a more targeted sourcing approach using geographic and labor market data, competitive intelligence, and tailored searching strategies, our information specialists were able to set more realistic expectations and requirements for the types of talent that could be attracted.” Megan Buttita, Allstate


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