Since 1952

Celebrating 60 years strong!

The year’s end is two months within sight. Before the end of the year, our chapter has several ongoing activities: electing new officers, marketing November’s program, preparing for the joint holiday party and celebrate our 60th anniversary.

Before we go on, I would like to thank all members that took the time to break bread and fellowship during happy hour and networking at Taco Mac this month. Also in attendance were member Suzannah Lipscomb and her husband Micah along with budding future information professional, sweet baby Owen. He has grown so much since his holiday party debut last year.

GROW while giving back to the Chapter! Our Chapter is extending a call to remind members of the importance of service to our Chapter! Now is your chance to demonstrate and refine your leadership skills. The Nominating Committee of SLA Georgia Chapter wants YOU to think about boosting your skill set and strengthening your hold on your current job or even positioning yourself for advancement. Consider becoming part of your SLA Georgia Chapter leadership team! We currently have two volunteer positions open: President Elect and Treasurer. If you are interested in joining us or would like to nominate a member,  please contact either Ernie Evangelista at ernie.m.evangelista@atl.frb.org  or Joanne Tobin at joanne.tobin@library.gatech.edu.

Usually the holidays tend to bring on anxiety of all sorts. Our November program, coordinated by our new Membership Chair Lynda Larsen, should assist us all in preparing for the holiday season professionally and personally. This is a no-cost-to-you program, [please RSVP using this link http://tinyurl.com/SLA-November-2012], entitled ‘Science of Stress and Relaxation’. Our speaker is Dr. Thaddeus Pace, Emory University professor, who has undertaken scientific studies relating to stress, illness and relief of stress through contemplative practices. Join us November 15 at Smith Gambrell & Russell. Networking starts at 5:30 and the program begins at 6:00 pm.

As in years past, our Chapter will work with the Atlanta Law Libraries Association (ALLA) to host a joint holiday party. Sarah Maudlin (SLA) and Rebecca Velez (ALLA) have teamed together to locate an easily accessible venue with great food. Keep a look out for further details.

Before the year is over, it is imperative we celebrate members who have brought our Chapter forward 60 years strong!  Please help the current board gather a list of all SLA-GA Chapter-member accomplishments over the past 60 years. We need to hear from you, if you have held a national, division or local office (i.e., national president, past local president, etc. ); received an SLA award (i.e., fellow, scholarship, prize or acknowledgement); or if you would like to brag and let us know your significant career accomplishment as a member (i.e. retired, promoted, wrote a book, etc.). We want to hear from you and make it known. Do not ASSUME we have this information already….we do not. Send your information to the Chapter’s email address slagachapter@gmail.com.  The Executive Board will compile the information in preparation for our annual holiday party.

Let’s join together to make our year end fun and festive.

Elisa Woods
President

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