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  • 1.  FW: SLA This Week: Board Election Now Open

    Posted 09-13-2021 20:19

    Hello, SLA-SCC! In case you missed the announcements from SLA HQ – the election for the SLA Board is open! You should have received an email with a link to your SurveyMonkey ballot on 9/8, but if you did not, please contact

    How to learn about the candidates:


    The election closes on Wednesday, September 22, at 5:00 p.m. ET.


    Shelly Ray

    Set up a time to meet with me HERE!


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    This Week in SLA: Week of September 13, 2021

    This Week in SLA


    Vote Now in the Board Election!

    SLA members are encouraged to vote for candidates for the SLA Board of Directors to serve three-year terms beginning in January 2022 and ending in December 2024. The election closes on Wednesday, September 22, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Each SLA member should have received a customized e-mail from SurveyMonkey to vote; if you did not receive the e-mail, please contact To learn more about the candidates, view their videos and read their bios and answers to questions. 

    Learn More



     Take Your Intelligence Efforts to a Higher Level


    SLA's Certificate Program in Competitive and Decision Intelligence is launching two courses in September that will enhance your intelligence-gathering abilities and help you protect your organization-and further your career.

    Intelligence Published Source Collection: Research, Part 2


    Part 2 of the online course Intelligence Published Source Collection: Research Techniques builds on the fundamental concepts and techniques of intelligence research covered in Part 1. You will examine advanced topics that include:

    1. Researching companies, industries, and people for intelligence applications
    2. Intellectual property and other specialized research
    3. Designing and managing efficient yet robust monitoring efforts
    4. Intelligence research tools. 

    Learn More


    Intelligence Defense


    This course will flip competitive intelligence and look at it from the perspective of defense, using offense techniques to design defensive programs that can protect your intelligence team, your intelligence efforts, your intelligence stakeholders, and your organization.

    Learn More



    Learn the Basics of Podcasting


    Podcasts have grown in popularity over the years, covering a wide variety of interests, including librarianship. Join the SLA Leadership & Management Community for this panel presentation about approaches to podcasting and the development of a podcast. Speakers Lorene Kennard, Ben Jackson, and Christina Taylor-Gibson will share their expertise on the subject.

    Watch Now



    Are You New to SLA?

    Calling all first-time conference attendees and new members of SLA! Do you want to be highlighted as part of #MemberMondays? Send  a 250-500 word testimonial about what SLA means to you (or how you enjoyed your first conference) to and we will highlight you on our social media platforms! Questions? Contact Jordan Burghardt at for more info.



    Community Events



    Tuesday, September 14

    Wednesday, September 15

    Friday, September 17



    Take Advantage of SLA Sponsorship Opportunities 

    Interested in sponsoring SLA This Week? For more details as well as information about additional sponsorship opportunities, contact Mark Mann, Senior Manager of Sales, at

    Become a Sponsor



    Refer an Info Pro to SLA 

    Everyone wins when your friends become SLA members! Share the name and email address of a potential member with SLA and you can receive $10 off your dues the following year. SLA will contact the person and credit your account if they join.




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