Welcome to the Sci-Tech Division! We know that you get about as much out of a Division as you put into it, so participation is the key to a successful experience. We offer lots of ways for you to get involved:
- Subscribe to the SLA-DST discussion list
- Network with Division members at our Poster session/ reception!
- Attend Division programs at the SLA Annual Conference and volunteer to write a brief review
- Join a committee
- Write articles or stories for Sci-Tech News
- Present a paper at the annual conference
- Sign up to be a mentor or mentee
- Become an officer (yes, YOU)
Remember, participation in an SLA committee looks great on your resume! Don’t be shy – we want to meet you.
Sci-Tech Division Web Site: http://scitech.sla.org
Includes conference presentations/papers, award announcements and recipient information, mentoring information, the division’s strategic plan and procedures manual, officers and committee chairs’ contact information, a division FAQ, information about the listserv, bibliographic information for sci-tech resources, links to science and technology related companies, publishers, societies, and more. Student Relations Committee programs and efforts are featured at: http://scitech.sla.org/about-the-division/officers-and-committees/student-relations-committee/
SLA Sci-Tech Division Listserv
The purpose of SLA-DST is to promote communication among the members of the Science-Technology Division of SLA and other interested parties via an unmoderated email list. It should help special librarians everywhere advance their role as information professionals in their respective institutions. Topics of posts to the list include information about the division and its activities, conference information and opportunities, resource sharing, reference questions, job announcements, reviewer or publishing opportunities, announcements about member publications, course and professional development opportunity announcements, research surveys, and sci-tech library-related news.
To subscribe to the SLA-DST discussion list, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the SUBSCRIBE command in the body of the message. No subject line is necessary. Please do not include any signature or formatted text in the message. Your text message should read: Subscribe SLA-DST your-e-mail_address “FirstName LastName”
To post a message to the list, simply send an e-mail to: SLA-DST@lists.sla.org. Please be sure to include a short yet informative subject line. Messages will be delivered to SLA-DST subscribers at the time of posting; this list is not moderated. If you “reply” to a message from SLA-DST@lists.sla.org, that reply will be sent to all members of the group. Only subscribers can post a message to the list.
Sci-Tech News (Quarterly Journal ): http://www.sla.org/scitechnews
Sci-Tech News (STN) is the official bulletin of the Chemistry, Engineering, Science-Technology Divisions of the Special Libraries Association. The quarterly issues include Division news, topical articles, member information and book reviews in our field. Topical articles are welcomed by the editor, and he encourages you to inquire about opportunities to write for the journal. Contact the Editor, James Manasco, at email@example.com
SLA Sci-Tech Division Wiki: http://wiki.sla.org/display/SLASCITECH/Home
Coordinated by the Student Relations Committee, this free program matches you with an experienced member of the profession in your area of interest. You get a contact person within the profession who can act as a guide and mentor and the opportunity to ask questions about job searching and preparation for the profession.
Typically, the mentor will contact you several times during the year just to touch base. You may also contact the mentor whenever you have a question or concern you wish to discuss. Anything relating to the profession is fair game: job search and interview tips, help with answering reference questions in a field, guidance with professional development, etc. More information is available at http://scitech.sla.org/about-the-division/mentoring-program/
Contact Thea Allen, Student Relations Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a mentor or sign up to be a mentor.
Committee chairs are appointed by the Chair of the Division, and committee members are selected by the individual committee chairs. Terms are January – December. Committees are open to all members. Descriptions of each committee’s duties are available on the Division website (Recommended practices at http://scitech.sla.org/about-the-division/important-documents/) Additional positions on the Advisory Board are available for individuals, such as Teller, Archivist, or Auditor.
Chair: Sheila Rosenthal, SLR@sei.cmu.edu
Activities: Selects recipients of the Sci-Tech Achievement Award, Bonnie Hilditch International Science- Technology & Engineering Divisions Travel Award, and S. Kirk Cabeen Travel Stipend Award.
Chair: Rebecca Pernell, email@example.com
Activities: Maintains Division website, listserv, Sci Tech News journal, looks for additional methods of communication.
Conference Program Planning 2011 (Philadelphia, PA)
Chair: Joseph Kraus, firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities: Chooses program topics, invites speakers, arranges receptions, coordinates programs with other divisions.
Chair: Jeanine Scaramozzino, email@example.com (for 2011)
Activities: Develops a theme for each year, solicits contributions and selects papers for presentation at conference
Chair: Karen Buxton, Karen.Buxton@pnl.gov
Activities: Serves as a focal point for the Division for coordination of all government relations activities and works on behalf of the Sci-Tech Division to keep our members aware of government issues including public policy as it relates to sci-tech librarianship.
Chair: Nevenka Zdravkovska, firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities: Recruits international members, promotes participation in international professional meetings, supports special programs like the World Computer Exchange.
Chair: Sarah Oelker, email@example.com
Activities: Welcomes new members, develops member recruitment materials, helps staff networking events at SLA Annual Conference.
Chair: Pam Enrici, firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities: Recruits and nominates candidates for the Division’s executive board.
Activities: Develops continuing education courses for Division members.
Chair: Bill Jacobs, email@example.com
Activities: Promote members of our division and promotes sci-tech librarianship in general.
Chair: Sue Brewsaugh, firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities: Sets strategic goals for the Division and monitors Division performance.
Chair: Thea Allen, email@example.com
Activities: Coordinates the mentoring program, outreach to student programs, and newcomers’ events at annual conference.
Chair: Carol Lucke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities: Solicit program sponsorships from vendors to support Annual Conference events.
The Executive Board meets at the January Leadership Summit and at the Annual Conference. Members are elected by the Division and vote on all issues related to the Division.
Chair: Cheryl Hansen, email@example.com
Chair-Elect: Helen Josephine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Chair: Joseph Kraus, email@example.com
Secretary: Margaret Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Nevenka Zdravkovska, email@example.com
Special Libraries Association Web Page: http://www.sla.org
SLA Student Groups: http://www.sla.org/content/community/sgroups/index.cfm
SLA Information Resources Center: