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August 2015 SLA Georgia President Update

A Call to Action

Calling all SLA Georgians! SLA needs YOU, so please respond to this call for action. Here’s what you can do.


SLA’s online polls are open until September 23, so log in and vote at: More information at: To facilitate the voting process, you should have already received an email from SLA with the evoting link above with instructions.

SLA Georgia Past President Nancy Snell, Irene McMorland and Jim Braden are this year’s Nominating Committee, so if they contact you about a chapter office, we hope you’ll respond with a resounding “Yes!” They would not have approached you if they didn’t think you could do a fine job and remember that you’ll be working with the rest of our Board.



There are two chapter in-person events scheduled through October and two other programs to note:

Wednesday, September 23, Noon, Ra Sushi Bar and Restaurant

2003-2004 SLA President and 2014 John Cotton Dana Award Winner Cindy Hill will be our Fall 2015 Lunch Meeting Speaker. With SLA at a crossroads, come hear what Cindy thinks and participate in our discussion of how to keep SLA viable in today’s information environment. Seating is limited and remember that this will be Dutch Treat lunch with salads, bento boxes and vegetarian options available. Our menu will NOT be limited to sushi and the restaurant will validate parking for up to two hours!

Wednesday, October 28, Noon, Lunch and Learn at Seyfarth, Shaw, Midtown Atlanta

You’ve heard the terms, but do you really know what embedded librarians are and what they do? Barbara Kahn-Aiken at Coca-Cola and George Peckham-Rooney at Seyfarth, Shaw will demystify this concept and tell us how they’ve put it into practice! This program is free to SLA Georgia members.

Wednesday, September 15, 3:00 pm ET – Twitter Chat Whether you’re a newly minted info pro or a seasoned veteran, you don’t want to miss the Leadership and Management Division’s Twitter Chat on career development.

Thursday, November 5 – Leveraging Data to Lead Workshop, Laurel, Maryland SLA Maryland Chapter hosts a one day seminar on digital data at the Johns Hopkins University. Reduced program fees expire THIS Friday, September 11, so be sure to register and save money.



With so many communications channels available to SLA members, we hope you’re up to date on news at the global, division and local levels.

The SLA Georgia Board is trying harder than ever to engage with our members. Nearly two-thirds of the Chapter are now subscribed to our web site. And thanks to Communications Director Lynda Larsen, our Facebook page is up and running.

SLA Headquarters and 2015 SLA President Jill Strand shared these other developments:

As library and information centers have closed through the years and our long time members have retired, SLA Georgia’s membership numbers have declined. With this decrease reflected in lower attendance at our programs, the Board is open to changing our programming mix. However, we need your input to guide us. The chapter’s future rests with YOU, so I hope you’ll work with us to keep SLA Georgia relevant to your careers now and in the future.

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