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SLA Board of Directors elections start today

At the beginning of this year, I was honored to be asked to run as a candidate for a position on the SLA Board of Directors. I’ve been active in SLA since 2000 and I greatly look forward the opportunity to serve on the national level. The elections start today, September 7th, 12:00 a.m. EDT. [...]

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] September 7th, 2011 | Comments Off

Question #5 SLA Reaching Out Internationally

Candidates for the SLA Board of Directors will be asked to answer questions on the SLA Blog until election time. I’ve published my answer to Question #5 today. I’m copying it below. Catherine Lavallée-Welch- Candidate, Division Cabinet Chair-Elect Question #5 SLA is an international organization. How can SLA involve and reach out more to members outside of North [...]

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] July 26th, 2011 | Comments Off

SLA 2011 Annual Conference – short report

This past June, I attended the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference in Philly. SLA, if you are unfamiliar, is an international association for librarians and information professionals from the corporate, government, association, non-for-profit and academic sectors. I attended the conference as the Chair of the Awards Committee for the Academic Division – this was [...]

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] July 11th, 2011 | Comments Off

SLA 2011 Candidate Speech – Joint Cabinet Meeting

At the SLA Annual Conference, candidates for the SLA Board of Directors were asked to answer two questions. The Division and Chapter Cabinet candidates presented their answers at the Joint Cabinet meeting. I’ve published my answers on the SLA Blog today. I’m copying them below. Catherine Lavallée-Welch- Candidate, Division Cabinet Chair-Elect Question #1 Tell us [...]

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] June 21st, 2011 | Comments Off

Question #4: SLA and Professional Growth

Candidates for the SLA Board of Directors will be asked to answer questions on the SLA Blog until election time. I’ve published my answer to Question #4 today. I’m copying it below. Catherine Lavallée-Welch – Candidate, Division Cabinet Chair-Elect Question #4 How has your work with SLA over the years helped you grow in the [...]

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] May 31st, 2011 | Comments Off

Question #3: Adopting and Adapting New Technology

Candidates for the SLA Board of Directors will be asked to answer questions on the SLA Blog until election time. I’ve published my answer to Question #3 today. I’m copying it below. Catherine Lavallée-Welch- Candidate, Division Cabinet Chair-Elect – Question #3 What is the newest “techie” gadget that you have/would like to have, and how [...]

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] May 17th, 2011 | Comments Off

Question #2: Why SLA?

Candidates for the SLA Board of Directors will be asked to answer questions on the SLA Blog until election time. I’ve published my answer to Question #2 today. I’m copying it below. Catherine Lavallée-Welch- Candidate, Division Cabinet Chair-Elect – Question #2 When did you first join SLA? What made you decide to join then, and [...]

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] May 2nd, 2011 | Comments Off

Question #1: Nontraditional career paths

Candidates for the SLA Board of Directors will be asked to answer questions on the SLA Blog until election time. I’ve published my answer to Question #1 today. I’m copying it below. Catherine Lavallée-Welch- Candidate, Division Cabinet Chair-Elect – Question #1 What sort of advice would you give to professionals in their first library-related position [...]

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] April 21st, 2011 | Comments Off

The New Academic Library Building

Today, the SLA Future Ready 365 blog published the post I’ve prepared on the new academic library building. You can see it on the blog and I’m reproducing it below. Any SLA member can publish on the Future Ready 365 blog, simply send 250 words (or so) on how they are future ready to [email protected] [...]

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] April 4th, 2011 | Comments Off

Future Ready 365

SLA just launched a new blog called Future Ready 365. It will contain daily blog posts throughout 2011 to show how SLA members are “an adaptable, resilient, future ready force of information professionals.” The blog is part of SLA president Cindy Romaine’s Future Ready initiative. The posts already published are thought-provoking while having the distinct [...]

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] January 7th, 2011 | Comments Off

New SLA Division for academic librarians

SLA’s Inside the Box Connections blog announced today that the 2008 SLA Board of Directors voted in December to approve the formation of the Academic Division of SLA. The scope of the Division is to focus on topics of interest to academic librarians from all subject disciplines. This division is committed to improving the quality of teaching [...]

by Catherine Lavallee-Welch [ Full Article ] January 6th, 2009 | Comments Off

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