Special Libraries Association By The Same Name

Jun 13, 2003

The Special Libraries Association, which has been investigating changing its name for some time now, has announced that it will in fact retain the organization's nearly 100-year-old name. President Cynthia Hill made the announcement at the association's 94th annual conference in New York City following a vote at the annual business meeting. A two-thirds majority vote was needed to change the name. The vote culminates three years of research, discussions, and brand name debates. Members of the Special Libraries Association include, but are not limited to, chief information officers, knowledge managers, librarians, and Web developers. They work in settings such as information centers, libraries, competitive intelligence units, and intranet departments in corporate, academic, and government institutions.