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About the Education Division

The Education Division provides a forum for librarians and information professionals in the interdisciplinary field of education: 

  • to exchange and disseminate information and knowledge for the benefit of education-related information professionals and their organizations,
  • to enhance the skills of its members in management and retrieval of such information and knowledge,
  • to stimulate research in the field of education information services,
  • to manage evolving educational technology,
  • to contribute to the development of materials, methods and services that impact education-related information professionals and their clientele, and
  • to cooperate with organizations that have similar or allied interests.
September's Education Division webinar featured Derek, Johnson: an outreach specialist with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Derek conducts training and outreach to health professionals and librarians on a variety of topics focusing on health information access. Derek has previously facilitated web-based trainings on multilingual and multicultural health information and presented ...
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Take advantage of Special Libraries Association's Education Division free Inside Byte's webinar Title: From Beyond our Borders: Providing Health Information Outreach to Immigrant and Refugee Populations Speaker: Derek Johnson, Health Professionals Outreach Librarian Specialist for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region Moderator: Dr. Lesley ...
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The 2019 Social Sciences & Humanities, Academic and Education Divisions’ Joint Poster Session SLA Annual Conference in Cleveland, Monday June 17, 2019  from 10:45 to 11:45 in INFO-EXPO. Digitization of the U.S. Army's Archives by Greta Braungard , U.S. Army War College The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, which has a collection of approximately 24,000 linear feet ...
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DEDU April Webinar

In April DEDU hosted a webinar on instructional design. The featured speaker was Jennifer Lares. Here is the link to the Instructional Design Presentation .   Jennifer Lares has been working in higher education both as a student and professional for 17 years now.  Her experiences include student retention, student leadership, academic advising and registration.  She is currently an Instructional ...
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DEDU July Webinar

July's SLA DEDU webinar featured Jim Carmichael: a recently retired Professor in the LIS program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His research areas include southern library history, gender studies in librarianship, and LGBT library history. A sampling of some of his writings can be found at https://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/clist.aspx?id=1103 James V. Carmichael ...
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DEDU August webinar

Special Libraries Association's Education Division free Inside Byte's webinar on August 9, 2019, featured Samantha Bouwers, who is currently serving as a librarian at educational testing company ACT, Inc. There, she orchestrates research and knowledge management projects, maintains the corporate archive, develops a diverse collection of materials, and supplies chocolate to desperate researchers ...
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In February Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight presented a webinar on "Wikipedia Editing and the Gender Gaps". Rosie serves as the Vice President of Wikimedia District of Columbia and sits on the Board of Advisors of Women in Journalism. She is a Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University, Women Writers Project. She founded Wikipedia’s project on Women Writers (2014), and co-founded Women ...
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In January, Stephanie Grimm, at George Mason University, and Amanda Meeks , at Northern Arizona University, shared their expertise about taking concepts of critical information literacy and pedagogy, and applying them to visual literacy instruction and practice. We are pleased to provide the webinar recording: January 2019 Webinar: Visual Literacy and Gender ---- Speakers: Stephanie ...
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In December, Char Booth presented a DEDU webinar on TRANS & GENDER NON-CONFORMING INCLUSION IN UNIVERSITY SPACES.  Their university's report on this valuable work is available at  https://csusm.edu/president/documents/2017/csusm-trans-task-force-report-and-recommendations-sp2017-draft-for-public-review.pdf     Char Booth is Associate Dean of  the Library  at CSU San Marcos and an ACRL Immersion ...
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DEDU has volunteer opportunities. Gain leadership skills while working with a great team! Chair-Elect:   In this division officer role, you will gain valuable leadership skills as you work with the division chair to plan programs for the SLA National Conference, co-lead business meetings, and attend SLA leadership meetings-- online and in person at conferences.  Serving as chair elect ...
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Education Libraries: peer-refereed publication

Education Libraries, is the flagship publication of the Special Library Association's Education Division. It is SLA’s only peer-refereed publication. 

The journal has been published continuously since its inaugural issue in Fall 1975. The journal’s mission has always been to contribute knowledge and understanding in the field of education and the role of education librarians. There is no other academic journal specifically devoted to the central issues in education librarianship

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.