SLA was founded in 1909 in the United States. It is now an international organization with over 11,000 members in over 80 countries. SLA is organized by Chapters (geographic) and Divisions (topical) and special interest groups. The association has a CEO (employee of the association) and an elected President (mandate of one year).
Members of SLA typically possess a master's degree in library or information science. Given the rapid adoption of information technologies for selecting, analyzing, managing, storing, and delivering information and knowledge, the average SLA member might be performing a range of services and employing a diverse mix of skills related to, but not exclusive of, library science.
Association activities include conferences, professional education, networking and advocacy.
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) named five information professionals to its 2010 Class of Special Libraries Association Fellows.(noted & quoted)(Brief article)
May 01, 2010; The Special Libraries Association (SLA) named five information professionals to its 2010 Class of Special Libraries Association...