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|| SLA/AGC next confernce will be held in Muscat, Oman March 8-11, 2011 || "Call For Papers" deadline is on Oct 15, 2010 ||

The Special Library Association is the leading association for information professionals and special librarians. Based in Washington DC in the United States, SLA currently has 12,000 members with 25 subject Divisions and 58 regional Chapters. Each Division and Chapter has newsletters, publications and meetings, and it is here you will find a wealth of contacts in your own "special" subject area.

The SLA Community brings together thousands of information professionals and their partners through a variety of formal and informal networks. Some of these networks are physical, based on geographic location or professional interest. Others are electronic and allow you to connect with others in more flexible ways.

Each SLA membership includes membership in one chapter and one division. Chapters bring together information professionals where they work and live; divisions bring together those who practice in a unique discipline of special librarianship. For an optional nominal fee, members may join additional chapters and divisions as well as caucuses (a caucus is an informal network of discipline or interest not covered in other divisions).


SLA is organized into 56 regional Chapters that elect officers, issue bulletins or meeting announcements, hold three to nine program meetings during a year, and initiate special projects. Members in all classes may affiliate with the Chapter nearest their own preferred mailing address (either business or residence) without charge. Although most of the chapter officers are listed below, the complete list can only be found on the respective chapter web sites. Members in all classes may affiliate with more than one chapter, with one affiliation being free.

Alabama Arabian Gulf
Arizona Asian Chapter
Australia & New Zealand Boston
Central Ohio Cincinnati
Cleveland Eastern Canada
Europe Fairfield County
Florida & Caribbean Georgia
Hawaiian-Pacific Heart of America
Hudson Valley Illinois
Indiana Iowa
Kentucky Louisiana/ Southern Mississippi
Maryland Michigan
Mid-South Minnesota
Nebraska New Jersey
New York North Carolina
Oklahoma Oregon
Pacific Northwest Philadelphia
Pittsburgh Princeton-Trenton
Rhode Island Rio Grande
Rocky Mountain San Andreas
San Diego San Francisco Bay
Sierra Nevada South Carolina
Southern California St. Louis Metro Area
Sub-Saharan Africa Tennessee Valley
Texas Toronto
Upstate New York Virginia
Washington, DC Western Canada


SLA is also organized into Divisions representing subject interests, fields, or types of information-handling techniques. Each Division elects officers and publishes a bulletin or newsletter. Most conduct professional programs during the Association's Annual Conferences. Affiliation with one Division at no charge is an important option available as part of SLA membership. Although most of the division officers are listed below, the complete list can only be found on the respective division web sites.

Advertising & Marketing
Biomedical & Life Sciences
      -- Medical Section of DBIO
Business and Finance
      -- DBF - Corporate Information Centers
      -- DBF - College & University Business Libraries
      -- DBF - Financial Institutions Sections
      -- DBF - Investment Services Section
      -- DBF - Private Equities Libraries Section
       -- Materials Research & Manufacturing (DCHE)
Competitive Intelligence
       -- Aerospace Section
Environment & Resource Management
       -- Forestry Section of DERM
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Government Information
Information Technology
       -- Communications Section
       -- IT Division Blogging Section
       -- Digital Content Section of DITE
       -- Information Systems Section
       -- Tech Services Section of DITE
       -- Webmaster Section of DITE
Insurance & Employee Benefits
Knowledge Management
Leadership and Management Division
       -- Consulting Section of DLMD
       -- Marketing Section of DLMD
       -- Content Buying Section (DLMD)
Military Libraries
Museums, Arts & Humanities
Petroleum & Energy Resources
Pharmaceutical & Health Technology
Social Sciences
       -- Public Policy Section of DSOC
       -- Nonprofit Sector Section of DSOC
       -- Labor Section
       -- International Relations Section
       -- Geography & Map Section of SOC
Solo Librarians


Oct, 2009          Feb, 2010
Vol. 14 No.3      Vol. 15 No.1

Jan, 2009           Apr, 2009

Vol. 14 No.1      Vol. 14 No.2

More issues...

SEP 27, 2010
ILN Conference

The conference is organized every year in UAE, this network has been form in SLA-AGC conference 2006 in Bahrain, and from that date they are organizing a conference every year in UAE

SEP 8, 2010
Voting Begins September 8!

It's time to cast your ballot for the 2011 SLA Board of Directors! Polls will close September 29, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Learn more about the candidates by viewing their videos and bios!

Aug 4, 2010
DLIS Visit

Dr Mohammed Al Saqri has been appointed at head of department for the Library and Information Science Department at Sultan Qaboos University

Jun 5, 2010
Call For Papers
On behalf of the SLA-AGC, We would like to invite you to participate in the SLA-AGC 17th annual conference. The city of Muscat in Oman will host this great event in March 2011.

Contact Info
Special Libraries Association/ Arabian Gulf Chapter
P.O. Box 31195
Al-Sulaibikhat City
Kuwait, 90802
Email: Info.slaagc@gmail.com

Download (Arabic)

A great pamphlet that brings to you a history of a consolidated efforts by dedicated information professional in the Arabian Gulf Chapter

Authored by
Mr.Najeeb Al-Khateeb

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