Posted on September 27, 2012.
Alexandria, Virginia, September 25, 2012 – The Leadership and Management Division (LMD) of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) announces their 2012 award winners: Hope Tillman and Jane Dysart.
Hope Tillman, was announced as the winner of the Karen J. Switt Award. Hope is a role model and quiet leader who does not need or invite the spotlight. Hope has worked tirelessly for the profession and SLA. She is a valued contributor and leader. Hope Tillman is a trail blazer for the profession who embraces information dissemination, and access and manipulation technologies since the creation of the Internet. Over the last two years, she and Dee Magnoni worked jointly on building the foundation for LMD webinars. The current success of the LMD webinars is partly due to this very strong infrastructure. Hope Tillman is a technologist, librarian, author, an early adapter and promoter/trainer of appropriate uses of technology – always embracing the new and leading edge. Hope is former President of Special Libraries Association, and an SLA Fellow. This year’s Karen J. Switt Award was generously sponsored by Basch Subscriptions.
Jane Dysart was honored with the LMD Distinguished Member Award. Jane has been and is a coach and mentor for many LMD members. Her workshops and institutes focus on the expansion of existing leadership skills and the honing of creative critical thinking. Jane continues to place an emphasis on the need to provide continuing and meaningful professional development for senior leadership. Jane is a Principal of Dysart & Jones Associates (D&J), an internationally recognized leader in library and information service consulting which focuses on assisting libraries in the areas of information management, strategic and business planning, service design, organizational structuring and market positioning, conference planning, information audit, customized workshops, facilitation, and team and management coaching. Jane is former President of Special Libraries Association, a recipient of the SLA John Cotton Dana Award, and an SLA Fellow.
The Leadership and Management Division (LMD) draws its members from across the many arenas in which SLA members work. Members represent a wide range of experience, from seasoned senior managers to new information professionals interested in leadership and management concepts. LMD offers its members specialized programming and continuing education opportunities and an assortment of professional resources.
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves about 11,000 members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic, and government information specialists. SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives. For more information, visit us on the web at www.sla.org.