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*Apply to Be Selected for Free Membership in SLA Europe - sponsored by
FreePint
*

The information world is changing dramatically. At the same time, a long
history of professionalism exists through organisations like SLA
<http://www.sla.org/>-- the Special Libraries Association.

SLA is the international association representing the interests of thousands
of information professionals in over eighty countries worldwide. The SLA
Europe <http://www.sla-europe.org/> chapter provides relevant local
resources, networking and professional development to SLA members in Europe
and the United Kingdom.

*'SLA membership is an incredible investment when you consider the
networking and professional development opportunities that are available
locally, nationally and internationally. And where else can you use words
like "taxonomies" and "federated search" without getting funny looks?' --
Marcy Phelps, FUMSI Find Contributing Editor <http://www.fumsi.com/find/>,
and SLA Member*

FreePint will be recognising two applicants (one in each category) and
awarding membership. The current deadline for applications is 30 April 2009,
and selections will be made in May:

*Early Career*

The Early Career membership is for students, recent graduates, or those in
the first five years of their careers as information professionals. To be
eligible to be chosen for this award, you must:

   - Be working or actively seeking work as an information professional,
   regardless of title
   - Never have been a member of SLA
   - Be based in Europe or the United Kingdom and be willing to participate
   in SLA Europe activities
   - Agree to attend a minimum of two events during the year (face to face
   or online) and provide a brief report to FreePint on your experience.

Complete the application now
>><https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=cEZaWFpUYm9KbGNiZVA5YWVCNlB5WlE6MA..>

*Experienced Professional*

The Experienced Professional membership is for those who have been working
at least five years in the information field. To be eligible to be chosen
for this award you must:

   - Be working or actively seeking work as an information professional,
   regardless of title
   - Not have been a member of SLA for at least three years OR have been
   forced to drop membership due to budgetary constraints
   - Be based in Europe or the United Kingdom and be willing to participate
   in SLA Europe activities
   - Agree to attend a minimum of three events during the year (face to face
   or online) and provide a brief report to FreePint on your experience.

If you are applying to maintain a membership dropped for budgetary reasons,
we will request confirmation to qualify your request.

Complete the application now
>><https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=cEZaWFpUYm9KbGNiZVA5YWVCNlB5WlE6MA..>

Geraldine Clement-Stoneham
President
SLA Europe
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www.sla-europe.org


SLA celebrates its Centennial in 2009