The objectives of this Community shall be those of the Special Libraries Association: to provide an association of individuals and organizations having a professional, scientific or technical interest in library and information science, especially as these are applied in the recording, organization, retrieval, and dissemination and use of such information and knowledge for the benefit of librarians, libraries, or other educational organizations; to stimulate research in the field of information services; to cooperate with organizations which have similar or allied interests; and meet the need for continuing education of the members of this Community.