Pharmaceutical and Health Technology Community

The Pharmaceutical and Health Technology Community of the SLA provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among individuals interested in the collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, and dissemination of information in all aspects of the pharmaceutical, biomedical, biotechnical, cosmetic, medical device, and other health care fields. PHT is involved in all aspects of information science, as related to education, research, business and marketing in the health care field.


Latest Discussions List

  • Join us for the annual Biomedical & Life Sciences Division Industry Partner Roundtable. Our session is theme driven and we will be exploring how our information providers are using AI technology to enhance their products. Each presenter will have between ...

  • Hello PHT Community, and hello to all SLA members interested in Pharmacy and Health Technology information topics! Please join us for our next Open Board meeting on Friday, July 30th, at 2:00 pm.  Scroll down to see the draft agenda and the MS Teams ...

  • ECRI has been chosen by the International Horizon Scanning Initiative ( IHSI ) to establish an expansive pharmaceutical-oriented horizon scanning system. Under the terms of the multi-year contract, ECRI will develop, curate, and maintain a database of ...

  • Hi all, Sharing the below postings for joining the Library team at the National Institutes of Health. Please note the application window opens on Saturday 24 July and closes nine days later. Thanks to Mark Haythorn for sending this along! ...

  • Hi all, Check out positions below at Abbott, Abbvie (Germany), Pharmaspectra, Inzen, Cold Spring Harbor Labs, and more! One of your fellow PHT members recently found a new position through this email round-up, so don't be shy in applying ...

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SLA News

  • 8/5/21 - Western States Annual Conference Reception

     Registration is open for the Western States Communities Reception! Each year during SLA's annual conference, the Western States members get together to meet and network in a relatively small group. It's fun! This year, the Rocky Mountain Community is hosting and they want to send you a free drink kit to enjoy while you chat with other Western States members. Register on EventBrite. The event starts at 4pm PT on Thursday, 8/5. Hope to see you there!
  • SLA Members - Let's Engage

    As the Director of Engagement, it's important to hear from members regarding any concerns you may have regarding your membership. Any member is invited to set up a 15 minute coffee with me to discuss anything you'd like!

    Thank you,


  • NJSLA Annual Conference Award - Submissions due by July 15, 2021

    Awards of NJSLA

    Rosemary Allen Little Award / Frank H. Spaulding Award

    Each year alternating between the Little and Spaulding Awards, $1000 will be awarded to help defray expenses in attendance to the Annual SLA Conference.

    These awards were created to honor two individuals who dedicated themselves to the tenets of special libraries.

    Rosemary Allen Little worked at the Firestone Library, Princeton University for 40 years, earning the respect and admiration of both faculty and students. She was President of the Princeton-Trenton chapter of SLA (now merged with the New Jersey chapter) in 1978-79.

    Frank Spaulding had a distinguished career at Bell Labs, NJ. He was president of the New Jersey SLA chapter in 1977-78 and President of the Special Libraries Association in 1986-87. He was recognized universally for his outstanding dedication to the library field.


    • Resident of New Jersey or employed in New Jersey or attending graduate school in New Jersey
    • Employment for no more than 5 years in a traditional or non-traditional information workplace or seeking employment in a traditional or non-traditional information workplace
    • Master’s degree in library or information sciences from an ALA accredited graduate school including online enrollment or enrollment in such a program which could be online


    Current resume including up-to-date contact information.

    Concise paragraph to include the following:

    • Why you want to attend the SLA Annual Conference
    • How you will apply conference take-aways to membership and subsequent leadership roles in NJSLA

    Submission materials are due by July 15, 2021 and sent to Louise Deis: lfdeis@princeton.edu

    Members of the Awards Committee may contact applicant to obtain further information. Any questions may be sent to the above email address.


    • The grantee is expected to join the NJSLA chapter for 2021 and to volunteer for a chapter committee for a minimum of one calendar year
    • Receipt of this award is contingent upon the grantee’s submission of proof of registration for the August 2021 Conference

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