SLA to Honor Marjorie Hlava with Dana Award

On June 14, the Special Libraries Association will present its most prestigious award to an author, innovator, and entrepreneur who has played a leading role in creating and strengthening ties between the library, information technology, and information standards communities.


Marjorie M.K. (Margie) Hlava, an SLA member since 1976 who has served the association and the profession in myriad capacities, will receive the John Cotton Dana Award at the Opening General Session of the SLA 2015 Annual Conference. The Dana Award, named for SLA’s founder and first president, recognizes a lifetime of achievement in the field of library science and exceptional service to the association and to the profession at large.

Among her many roles and achievements, Margie has served on the SLA Board of Directors, as president of the Rio Grande Chapter, and as chair of the Bylaws, Technical Standards, and Long-Range Planning Committees. She has also chaired the Information Technology Division and co-founded and served as the first chair of the Taxonomy Division. She is the author of The Taxobook: History, Theories, and Concepts of Knowledge Organization (2014), a three-volume book series on taxonomies and thesauri.

In recognition of her many contributions to SLA and the information profession, Margie was named an SLA Fellow in 2006 and received the President’s Award for her outstanding service to the organization in 2000.

For more information about Margie, read the press release.

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