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SLA Name Change Results

December 10, 2009

From the SLA Press Release:

SLA Name Will Stay: Alignment of Association to Continue

Alexandria, Virginia, December 10, 2009- The Special Libraries Association (SLA) announced the results of its association-wide vote on a new name today. Voting in record numbers, SLA members failed to approve a proposal to change the organization’s name to the Association for Strategic Knowledge Professionals. 50 percent of those members eligible to vote participated in the referendum, with 2071 voting yes and 3225 voting no.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 10, 2009 11:24 am

    I would like the congratulate the membership of SLA in finally going all out towards making our entire industry irrelevant to the present, and a distant memory in the future.

    The name was never the problem, really. It’s always been members’ stubborn clinging to the past and outmoded methods of process, measurement and function. I’m proud to be a Librarian, but I’m also proud to be an Information Professional who uses current information tools, not just ones I was taught 25 years ago.

    If you’d like to argue with me, I’ll be on Twitter. Feel free to find me there.


    Erica Friedman
    SLA member since 1990

  2. December 11, 2009 5:54 am

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