Special Libraries Information

Professional Organizations


Special Library Association

The Special Libraries Association serves more than 12,000 innovative information professionals in 83 countries. Its members include corporate, academic and government information specialists and their strategic partners.


SLA is organized in 24 Divisions representing subject interests, fields, or types of information-handling techniques.

Medical Library Association

The Medical Library Association (MLA) is organized exclusively for scientific and educational purposes, and is dedicated to the support of health sciences research, education, and patient care.

Special Libraries and Information Services Group (SLIS)

SLIS currently has over 300 personal and institutional members drawn mainly from special libraries and information centers in the private and public sectors, profit and non-profit making organizations and academic institutions.

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)

Division of American Library Association that represents organizations that provide materials and services to meet the information needs of people whose access to library services and materials is limited to confinement, sensory, mental, physical, health, or behavioral conditions.

Libraries Serving Special Populations (LSSPS)

The Libraries Serving Special Populations Section is charged to improve the quality of library service for people with special needs, including people who have vision, mobility, hearing, and developmental differences, people who are elderly, people in prisons, health care facilities, and other types of institutions; to improve library service for families and professionals working with these people; to foster awareness of these populations and their needs in the library community and among the general public.

American Association of Law Libraries

American Indian Library Association

American Society for Information Science & Technology

American Theological Library Association

Art Libraries Society of North America

Association of Jewish Libraries

Catholic Library Association

Church & Synagogue Library Association

Federal Library & Information Center Committee/Federal Library & Information Network

International Association of Technology University Libraries

Music Library Association

Theatre Library Association


Rocky Mountain Special Library Association

Serving Colorado, Utah, Wyoming & South Dakota

Colorado Association of Law Libraries

Colorado Council of Medical Librarians

Colorado Association for Special Libraries (CoASL)

Research and General Information

Corporate/Business & Knowledge Management

“The Emerging Discourse of Knowledge Management: A New Dawn for Information Science Research?” Ashok Jashapara. Journal of Information Science, 31(2), 2005: 136-148. Abstract. Primary Research Group, Corporate Library Benchmarks 2006 Edition, Primary Research Group, 2007.


Medical: Pharmaceutical & Health Technology


  • “Changes in the LIS Research Front: Time-Sliced Cocitation Analysis of LIS Journal Articles, 1990-2004.” Fredrik Estrvm. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 58(7), 2007: 947-957.
  • “Approaching Librarianship from the Data: Using Bibliomining for Evidence-Based Librarianship.” Scott Nicholson. Library Hi Tech, 24(3), 2006: 369-375. Abstract.
  • “Clear and Present Questions: Formulating Questions for Evidence Based Practice.” Andrew Booth.
    Library Hi Tech, 24(3), 2006: 355-368. Abstract.
  • “A Critical Appraisal Tool for Library and Information Research.” Lindsay Glynn. Library Hi Tech, 24(3), 2006: 387-399. Abstract.
  • “The Digital Reference Research Agenda.” R. David Lankes. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 55(4), February 2004: 301-311.
  • “E-Mail Interviewing in Qualitative Research: A Methodological Discussion.” PDF documentLokman I. Meho. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 57(10), 2006: 1284-1295.
  • “Evidence-Based Librarianship: The EBL Process.” Jonathan Eldredge. Library Hi Tech, 24(3), 2006: 341-354. Abstract.
  • “Qualitative Research in Evidence-Based Practice: A Valuable Partnership.” Lisa Given. Library Hi Tech, 24(3), 2006: 376-386. Abstract.
  • “Research in Librarianship: Issues to Consider.” Denise Koufogiannakis and Ellen Crumley. Library Hi Tech, 24(3), 2006: 324-340. Abstract.

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