Thursday, July 10, 2014

UK Libraries represented at SLA Annual Conference

The Special Libraries Association 2014 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO, held in Vancouver, Canada in June attracted nearly 2,500 information professionals and representatives of SLA¹s exhibiting partners. Four UK Libraries faculty took active roles in the conference.

·       Jason Keinsley, Agriculture Librarian, serves as Chair Elect of the SLA Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Division and is the division’s program chair for the 2015 SLA Annual Conference in Boston.

·       Valerie Perry, Director of Branch Libraries, is past chair of SLA’s Division Cabinet. 

·       Alex Grigg, Library Manger at Lexmark, serves as Chair of the SLA Technology Advisory Council.   

·       Stacey Greenwell, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, served as conference Chair of Contributed Papers. This year’s conference featured three sessions of peer-reviewed paper presentations and the twelve papers will be published online this summer.  She presented a poster presentation about her dissertation work and received the Best Poster Award.

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit international organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves information professionals in 68 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic and government information specialists. SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy and networking initiatives. For more information, visit

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