Special Libraries Division

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Welcome to the Special Libraries Division!

Who We Are
The Special Libraries Division (SLD) of the Texas Library Association (TLA) was organized in April 1947 and has had meetings since that time in conjunction with TLA meetings. Our membership includes a wide variety of information professionals serving in both the public and private sectors working with traditional, non-traditional, and specialized resources. Our members work in private, public, corporate, non-profit, government, archive, and education settings; some work with small library collections, some with special collections within larger libraries, and some work with collections so diverse or provide information services so unusual, the term "library" might not even come to mind. What is it you do? You just might be a special librarian! 

What We Do 
The purpose of this division is to promote special librarianship in Texas in cooperation with TLA. In support of this purpose, SLD sponsors or co-sponsors several programs each year to inform, educate, and provide on-going training to librarians working in a variety of settings with materials that are common to many traditional libraries as well as specialized materials related to art, business, culture, education, entertainment, genealogy, government, health, history, industry, law, legislation, medicine, music, nutrition, safety, science, sports, or theology; and to build on members' interests, skills, and expertise in community outreach, conservation, copyright, digitization, disaster recovery, emerging technologies, fundraising, grants, licensing, marketing, research, and advisory services. 

Created on Apr 1, 2010 | Last updated July 15, 2015