Marjorie M.K. Hlava

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MARJORIE M.K. HLAVA is President and Chairman of Access Innovations, Inc., an international database construction and information management services company she founded in 1978.

SLA Member Since: 1976

Past Employment: Information Director, National Energy Information Center Affiliate, Department of Energy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (1978); Manager of Information Technology, NASA Technical Application Center (TAC) University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (1976-78).

Education: Graduate study in Botany and in Information Science, University of New Mexico (1974-76); BS in Botany and certified in Secondary Education, University of Wisconsin (1970) with Field Courses taken at the University of Minnesota, Itaska (1967).

SLA Chapter Activities: Rio Grande Chapter: chair, Nominations (1983); Chapter President (1979-80); chair, Employment (1978-79); chair, Membership (1978-79); chair, Career Counselor (1978-79); Chapter Vice President (1978-79); chair, Special Projects (1976); numerous other committee positions.

SLA Division Activities: Information Technology Division: member, Networking Committee (1988-90); DACOLT Committee (1989-90); Nominations Committee (1985, 1991); Division Cabinet Electronic Mail (1984); Executive Committee ITE (1983-85; 1988-89); Chair (1984); Chair Elect (1983).

SLA Association Level Activities: SLA Voting Representative for NISO (1992-present); chair, Technical Standards Committee (1992-present); Special Committee for Review of Non-serials Publications (1992); Board of Directors Division Cabinet Chair (1990-92); Nominations (1986); Directory Committee Joint Cabinet (1984); Long Range Plan (1981-82).

Other Professional Activities: Local, regional, and national level support and participation in information industry related associations and organizations. Serving or has served on the Boards of the following organizations: American Society for Information Science (Past President); Association for Information Dissemination (Twice President) Documentation Abstracts (Twice President) (Board of Directors 1990-1997); National Information Standards Organization (SLA representative to NISO) Software and Information Industry Association (Treasurer); NFAIS -- (Current Treasurer).

Awards and Honors: The ASIS Watson-Davis Award (1996); The Special Libraries Association President's Award (June 2000); Guilford's Who's Who, 1994-95 Edition; Who's Who Worldwide Registry, 1994-95 Edition; Who's Who registry of Global Business Leaders, 1993 Edition; Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 4th Edition, 1992; Who's Who Registry of Business Leaders, Platinum Edition, 1992; Official Registry of the Who's Who of American Business Leaders, 1991 Edition.

Publications: Over 200 articles and papers for professional and scholarly journals, information industry publications, and presentations at conferences, other meetings, and workshops.

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