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ERIC Number: EJ786546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May-15
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Up to the Challenge: SLA Commits to New Tools and Techniques to Ace Old Tests
Blumenstein, Lynn
Library Journal, v132 n9 p50-51 May 2007
According to conference co-chair Ty Webb, this year's Special Libraries Association (SLA) conference theme, "Climb to New Heights," challenges the info pro to "accept challenges by creating innovative solutions." To meet that need, conference programming, which runs June 3-6 in Denver, includes SYNERGY sessions, which are based on the "unconference" concept that participants come up with the best results when engaged in discussion. Programs are chosen by each division to reflect collaboration and encourage "outside-the-box" thinking. SLA has accepted many challenges, as well, over the past year. Committed to an international focus, the association has expanded its presence in India and China. It launched a knowledge management division that attracted more than 500 members in just eight months. In addition, Click University, the association's online learning center, expanded its course offerings, online resources, and partnerships and now is authorized to award continuing education units. The association is also looking ahead. Based on feedback from last year's Professional Value Task Force, SLA will engage a consulting firm to analyze the future of the information profession in order to determine how the association will grow.
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Language: English
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