Forward from DC/SLA list

From: Greta Ober-Beauchesne [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 10:41 AM
To: Washington DC Chapter
Subject: [sla-cdc] Fwd: [sla-leadership] Results of Vote

This just out from SLA HQ:

Greta D. Ober
2009 DC/SLA President
Past-Chair, Social Science Division
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From: Cara Battaglini <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Date: Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 9:26 AM
Subject: [sla-leadership] Results of Vote
To: Leadership - Private <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>

SLA Leaders and Volunteers,

The announcement below was sent to media and alignment ambassadors a few moments ago.  Please share this news with your members on discussion lists, on your blogs and Websites.
The members have spoken, and we will carry forward with the alignment project in 2010- our job is far from done! Thank you so much for all your work thus far
Best regards,
Cara Schatz

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.
"The active discussions, online and in local meetings, are a testament to the passion and commitment that knowledge and information professionals feel towards their association and their profession," said Gloria Zamora, SLA 2009 President. "This level of engagement will help make SLA and its members more effective advocates for the information profession in the years ahead."
The name change proposal stemmed from the findings of the Alignment Project, an intensive two-year research effort aimed at understanding the value of the information and knowledge professional in today's marketplace and how to best communicate that value. "Our name will remain," Zamora continued, "but we will go forward with developing opportunities for our members to use the Alignment findings to demonstrate their contributions to the organizations that employ them."
"Information and knowledge professionals are critical assets to the organizations that employ them, yet their contributions and capabilities are too often underestimated," said SLA CEO Janice R. Lachance. "The findings of the Alignment Project research will guide SLA in developing services and programs that will more successfully position these professionals in the marketplace and attract the recognition and compensation they deserve."
About SLA
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves about 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<>.
Cara Schatz
Director, Public Relations
331 South Patrick Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314 USA
Tel +1.703.647.4917 Fax +1.703.647.4901
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