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New Award to Honor Up-and-Coming Leaders: As Many as Five of SLA's Newest Members Will Be Recognized at the 2009 Annual Conference for Their Contributions to the Association and Profession

Magazine article Information Outlook

New Award to Honor Up-and-Coming Leaders: As Many as Five of SLA's Newest Members Will Be Recognized at the 2009 Annual Conference for Their Contributions to the Association and Profession

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As SLA celebrates its 100th anniversary at the 2009 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., it will honor some of its newest faces for their leadership and commitment.

The Rising Star Award will be presented to up to five outstanding SLA members who have one to five years of professional experience as information professionals. To be eligible, nominees must have been SLA members for five years or less.

Nominees must meet one or more of the following criteria:

* Performs outstanding work and engages in professional activities on behalf of SLA;

* Develops notable innovations on the job;

* Participates actively in SLA units and association programs; and/or

* Promotes the visibility of SLA or the value of information professionals.

The SLA Awards Committee is accepting nominations through May 6 and will present the inaugural class of Rising Stars at SLA 2009 in June. Starting next year, the committee will annually seek out new members who show exceptional leadership abilities and contribute to the association and profession.

Additional information is available online at www.sla.org/awards.

DBIO Names Top Journals in Biology and Medicine

In anticipation of SLA's centennial anniversary, the association's Biomedical and Life Sciences Division (DBIO) asked its 680-plus members to cast their votes for the most influential journals in biology and medicine over the last 100 years.

The poll results, which are posted on SLA's Web site at www.sla.org/content/Events/centennial/dbio100.cfm, offer information professionals a list of working titles that provide the key literature for DBIO's clientele. It features a balanced assortment of journals in each of the following areas: clinical medicine and allied health sciences, molecular and cellular biology, and natural history.

Panels consisting of DBIO experts in each area were recruited from leading universities, medical research centers, and biotechnology corporations in the United States, Canada, and Australia to help design the poll. …

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