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ANSI to Exhibit at 2002 SLA Annual Conference

New York, Jun 07, 2002

Reaching out to those who rely on the results of the standards and conformity assessment community is the purpose of ANSI's presence at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) 2002 Annual Conference, June 8-13, 2002 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This audience is of particular interest to ANSI because it is these research and reference professionals that are the direct source to many companies and people who need standards and it is their responsibility to make sure the standards are available.

Exhibiting at the INFOEXPO in booth # 741, ANSI staff will be on hand to showcase the Institute's electronic services based on an extensive inventory of more than 45,000 standards, as well as to educate conference attendees on the benefits of flexible network site licenses to collections of standards. Those interested in learning more about ANSI or its products and services, such as print and electronic news publications that provide in-depth coverage of the standards and conformity assessment community, education and training courses that are essential tools for standards professionals, ANSI Online, and more, are encouraged to stop by the ANSI booth to speak with members of the Institute's staff.

To further highlight ANSI's role in the importance of standards development and conformity assessment, Stacy Leistner, Director of Communications and Public Relations at ANSI, will be speaking at the session entitled Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs): Creating Standards and Services to Meet User Needs, which will be held on Tuesday, June 11th from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

"The SLA show is an ideal venue to demonstrate ANSI's online services such as the NSSN, which is an extremely helpful tool for research and reference professionals," said Leanne Lowery, product marketing analyst, who along with Rose Maginniss, director of electronic sales and marketing, and Ken Peabody, director of content management, will represent ANSI at the SLA Annual Conference. "We are glad to be returning to SLA this year and look forward to reaching out to help meet the strategic information needs of this audience."

Along with an impressive list of exhibitors, the SLA Annual Conference also offers Strategic Learning Sessions/CE training courses, Career Connection and numerous other informational events. Highlights of the SLA Annual Conference will include the 2002 Virtual Association Series, SLA Leadership Day, a keynote presentation by "Father of modern management, social commentator, and preeminent business philosopher," Peter Drucker, and closing remarks by Pulitzer Prize Award-winning author and award-winning journalist Doris Kearns Goodwin. Further information about the Conference can be obtained from the SLA website as well as from the 2002 Conference Program.

Click here for information on registration for the 2002 SLA Annual Conference.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, SLA is the international association representing the interests of thousands of information professionals in sixty countries. Special librarians are information resource experts who collect, analyze, evaluate, package, and disseminate information to facilitate accurate decision-making in corporate, academic, and government settings. The Association offers a variety of programs and services designed to help its members serve their customers more effectively and succeed in an increasingly challenging environment of information management and technology. SLA is committed to the professional growth and success of its membership.