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Nominate an SLA Member for an Award or Honor. Deadline: February 9, 2018

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Know an SLA member who has made a mark on SLA and the profession? Please nominate him or her for an SLA award or honor!

Nominations for the following awards will be accepted until February  9, 2018:

*       John Cotton Dana Award
*       SLA Hall of Fame
*       SLA Fellow
*       Rose L. Vormelker Award
*       Rising Star Award

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Detailed nomination guidelines are included on the nomination submission site; however, please be prepared to provide a reference letter supporting the nomination, contact information for both the nominator and nominee, along with details about the nominee’s unit affiliation, volunteer experience, and achievements within SLA. Please also be aware of and able to detail the nominee’s other notable professional accomplishments.

First time using the submission portal? Check out the step-by-step guide|1E323A|6B6D|C262|FED|0|5BAB|1|70DB06E6&  

and our webinar recording|1E323A|6B6D|C262|FED|0|5BAC|1|70DB06E6& of SLA Past President Jill Strand walking you through the process.

All the best,

Mike Rosenberg

Mike Rosenberg
Senior Manager, Member Engagement
SLA – Special Libraries Association

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FEDLINK Awards Nominations Due January 19, 2018

FEDLINK Awards Nominations Due January 19, 2018

The annual call for nominations for the FEDLINK Awards is underway!

These national awards recognize the many innovative ways that federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government, business, scholarly communities and the American public.

To nominate a federal library, librarian, and library technician for work completed in FY2017, visit the FEDLINK Website for more information, applications, andsamples of previous award winning nominations

For more information, please send an email



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Invitation for contributions to “Journal of Library Administration”

From SLA Connect

I edit a column for the Journal of Library Administration on special libraries, and I am seeking contributions. The journal is peer-reviewed, but column contributions are not – making this a great opportunity for new authors. I’m happy to talk with you about a contribution, and especially if you would be able to meet an early February deadline. The invitation is below, and also online at


The Journal of Library Administration is currently seeking articles and proposals for “The Specialist” column.

Special libraries are underrepresented in the professional literature. “The Specialist” provides a forum for professionals in special libraries to share their experiences and insights with each other and with the wider library community, and for researchers and educators to share their views on special libraries.

The column’s scope includes corporate, non-profit, government, and independent libraries as well as the specialized departments and branches of academic and public libraries. Contributions from practitioners and scholars on any aspect of special libraries are welcome.

The Journal of Library Administration is the primary source of information on all aspects of the effective management of libraries. Stressing the practical, this forward-looking journal provides information that library administrators need to efficiently and effectively manage their organizations.

For more information about the Journal of Library Administration, including complete submission instructions, please visit the journal’s webpage: 

Submission Instructions

Interested authors are invited to submit proposals and articles to the column editor at Articles should be 3,500-4,500 words in length. The editor welcomes queries and proposals from both new and experienced authors.

Editorial information

*       Editor: Gary M. Pitkin, University of Northern Colorado (Retired)
*       Column Editor: Tara E. Murray, American Philatelic Research Library

Tara Murray
Librarian for Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Penn State

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