Leadership and Management Division Community Blog

Message from the LMD Chair

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As the year winds down, it has been an honor to be your chair this year. 

LMD's programming at SLA 2019 and our webinars this fall have brought skills and discussions to our members. We are continuing our virtual book club in the new year as well.

As always, please don't hesitate to reach out with any feedback or concerns.

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Janel Kinlaw
she/her
LMD Chair 2019
Manager, Refining Workflow LLC
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About LMD

From your subject division you get what you need to build your professional skills, gain industry knowledge and become an expert in domain-specific practices. From LMD, you get support and advice for planning and building your career. The LMD community is here for you when it’s about YOU . . . Your LMD colleagues are here to share interpersonal elegance, team work strategies, client service approaches and myriad other non-subject skills to further your career.

About Us

  • The Leadership and Management Division is the source of career advice, guidance, and support for every member of SLA.
  • No, there is no requirement to be a supervisor!
  • We are all leaders in unique ways. Let LMD show you how!

LMD delivers value to members by focusing on the overall professional challenges not directly connected to subject matter.  LMD is the forum where SLA members discuss career options, career planning, workplace dynamics and communication strategies. LMD is where you find out how to advance your ideas by constructing a business case, how networking actually works, how to deal with sticky work situations and much more.

Your subject division is where you go for specifics about resources, research, vendors, technology and the like. LMD is where you go to ask questions such as “what would be my best career investment in terms of continuing education?” or  “how can I describe my skills in such a way as to appeal to employers in all sectors?” or “how do I get around perceptions related to my age?”.

LMD’s website discussions, webinars, and conference sessions are all about helping you to be the best you can be in your career – now and until you retire!

Not yet a member? See our special invitation to join LMD; and if you are not a member of SLA yet, you can join and select LMD as one of your member units!