Looking for information about special libraries? SLA has several online resources that can help you get started.
Enjoy 29 free, archived SLA webinars on introductory topics. Webinars are categorized under Careers, Copyright, Information Services, Search and Research, Skills, and Social Media. Specific topics range from “Moving into Management and Team Leadership Roles”, to “Salary Negotiation”, to “What Is a Special Library?”. Please note that these resources may take several minutes to download.
Resource Guides: http://www.sla.org/learn/resource-guides-2/
SLA’s Resource Guides provide citations to articles, websites, and books on 7 topics: Career Planning and Competencies, Copyright and Licensing, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Embedded Information Services, Information Ethics, Information and Knowledge Audits, and Knowledge Management. Although these citations are neither exhaustive nor current, they are excellent places to start your research.
Calendar of Events: http://calendar.sla.org/
SLA puts on numerous webinars and programs every month of the year. Although the Click University courses have registration fees, many chapter and division webinars are free. Stay current and get in touch with colleagues who share your interests! Upcoming free events include WordPress (March 11), “The Accidental Learner: 40 sources (or more!) in 60 minutes” (March 12), Curriculum Media Centers (March 14), Business War Games (April 3), and Competitive Intelligence (April 17).
-Tim Gladson, SLA San Diego Communications Committee