Our Story

The Carolinas chapter of the Special Libraries Association represents librarians and information professionals who work in large and small corporations and organizations. You can find our members working as directors, managers, researchers, and specialists in information centers, knowledge management departments, professional online and consultants’ services, academic and government institutions, law firms, agencies, and much more.

Why Join SLA and the Carolinas Community?

By joining CSLA, you will become a part of an active community of local librarians and information professionals whose focus is delivering relevant professional development and networking opportunities designed around you.

Whether you’re new to the profession or a seasoned professional, a native Carolinian or a recent addition, you’ll gain a host of benefits from local learning and networking events to resources for career support and connecting with industry trends.

It's Good to Be Local

  • SLA Annual Conference - NC and SC residents will serve as the host community for the 2022 SLA Annual in Charlotte.
  • Network - get to know your regional colleagues at informal dinners, after-work happy hours, lunch or brunch meet-ups, and other social events.
  • Know to Grow - CSLA puts together original programming including tours, webinars, and learning summits all across the state.

SLA Brings the Benefits

  • Flexibility - be a part of as many subject-specific and geographical communities as you want!
  • Leadership - Opportunities abound to gain leadership skills and experience through SLA with options that fit with the amount of time you are able to commit. SLA is smaller than ALA and CLA, so it’s easier to get involved with micro-volunteer activities or larger board roles.
  • Mission-driven Support - Learning, Networking, and Advocacy
    • Career Center - Member only access to view jobs and post your resume for potential employers to view and access to career planning literature.
    • Information Outlook - SLA’s online magazine allows members to stay on top of the latest industry trends.
    • SLA Connect - Robust open discussions through forums.

Welcome home!


The SLA Carolinas Community invites nominations for the following positions:  

  • President-Elect (three year term*)
  • Secretary  (two year term*)
  • First-Year Director (two year term*)

We are looking for people who are ready to become more involved in this vital professional association, which works to provide excellent networking and learning opportunities for information managers of all backgrounds and areas of focus. 

We are looking for participation from across the Carolinas, from Myrtle Beach to Cullowhee, from Winston-Salem to Charleston!  We all have so much to learn from each other!

Candidates must be current SLA Carolinas members.  Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

Please send the nominee’s name and a simple statement of why you think they’d be a great candidate to Nicole Duggins, nicole.n.duggins@gmail.com, by Friday, March 26th.

*The terms listed are subject to change as all SLA Communities will be revisiting their governing documents in the next year.

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CSLA Events

  • Carolinas Community InfoTools & Annual Business Meeting

    Jun 15, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
    Have you mastered a new technology, tool, or software during the pandemic? Are you trying to pick out a new productivity platform for your team?  Good news!   The Carolinas Community is planning   another rendition of the popular InfoTools program   open to all SLA members and nonmembers.  When:  Tuesday, June 15th @ 1:00 PM Where:  via Zoom  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtc-uqrToqE9d23Oy0vEu8o9DAfbv_ZgGt Price:  Free! We need volunteers!   There is a space in the registration form  to propose yourself as a presenter or request a tool to see demonstrated.  This part of the day belongs to you , so tell us what you want to learn about or what you want to share when you register. Project management, data analysis/visualization, interaction or time tracking, the opportunities are endless! The only requirement is that the demo can be done via screenshare or show & tell. Stick around after the demonstrations for the Carolinas Community's Annual Business Meeting.   We will reflect on the past 1.5 years, celebrate our 2020 board, and welcome our 2021 board. It's sure to be a great time so please mark your calendars and join us!


  • New Library Jobs Page

    Please visit our new Library Jobs page at https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/library-jobs for more job postings.