SLA Board of Directors Ready to Innovate in 2008

The 2008 SLA Board of Directors hit the ground running at the Louisville Leadership Summit. The three-day meeting was the first meeting of the new association year and is also the first time the new board members elected in 2007 officially joined the sitting board as full voting members.  2008 SLA President Stephen Abram MLS, took office, and challenged the 2008 Board to focus on innovation for the association over the coming year, declaring his theme for the year, “Innovate in 2008.” 

“SLA has made great strides in recent years, especially with Click University, Annual Conference and Leadership Summit.  It was the spirit of innovation that has brought us to where we are today and in order for SLA to promote continuous innovation, SLA members need to be empowered to educate themselves in as many ways as possible,” said Abram. “To that end we’re launching some new initiatives in 2008 to complement our dynamic and traditional learning opportunities at Annual Conference, SLA Chapter and Division events, and through Click University. SLA needs to continually grow as an advanced learning organization in the best sense of our vision. To me that vision includes all members looking first to SLA as a place to learn and grow both professionally and personally.”  

To read the entire press release (and a reference to my position on the Board), visit:

About SLA
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves more than 11,000 members in 75 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 us on the Web at

 Posted by Tom Rink


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