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SLA Illinois Community Awards

  • 1.  SLA Illinois Community Awards

    Posted 12-15-2020 12:57

    The Illinois Community of the Special Libraries Association is delighted to announce this year's winners of our community awards.

    Congratulations to this year's award recipients and thank you for the work you've done this past year to advance the goals of our community, the association, and the profession.


    Community Champion Award

    Presented to Sabine Schuller

    Through her multi-year role as SLA IL Director of External Communications, Sabine Schuller expanded the community's digital presence, member connections, and external community relationships through our website and multiple digital channels including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, in support of the Community's goals. Her communication campaigns amplified members' individual professional achievements and SLA IL's ongoing partnerships with SLA HQ and fellow Communities. Sabine's work extended to SLA more broadly as she served as the chat moderator and speaker liaison during the SLA Midwest Symposium and helped to organize the community's Main Street participation at the virtual Annual Conference. Sabine will continue in this role in 2021, providing this much-needed service to the Community.


    Emerging Leader Award

    Presented to Dan Bostrom

    Dan Bostrom proved his capacity for exceptional leadership during 2020 when SLA moved to the centralized funding model. As treasurer, Dan oversaw all transfer of funds and kept the board aware of progress to help make informed decisions on finances going forward. Dan also helped to coordinate meeting logistics for the 2020 SLA Midwest Symposium. In 2019, Dan participated on the Membership Committee and used his expertise from his role at RAILS to contribute strategic initiatives. Dan also serves other SLA communities, and is involved in the SLA Leadership and Management Division board. Dan is slated to serve as President-Elect and President over the next two years, and the Illinois community is lucky to have such a dedicated leader.

    Rachel Cole
    Illinois Community Past President
    Reference Librarian
    Northwestern University
    (847) 467-5325