Our Story
The Carolinas Community 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

  • 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.
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CSLA Events

  • Info Tools 2022

    Dec 2, 12:00 - 15:00 (ET)
    You are invited to CLSA's Source Forward recap and Info Tools 2022! Join us on Friday, December 2 from 12:00 - 3:00 for an afternoon of learning together. To register, see the agenda, and volunteer to present, visit https://forms.gle/MgeaFSGUaRTod9Lb7