Welcome to the first in a series of “funformational” (fun + informational) reports about the many chapters within the Special Libraries Association. First up, the New England Chapter!
The Legal Division has almost 70 members whose home chapter is SLA New England. When our members aren’t working hard at their jobs, they are enjoying the beautiful scenery of this region and eating Quahogs or lobster rolls while washing it down with a tonic or frappe. Check out SLA New England – they’re wicked awesome! (http://www.quora.com/What-is-some-New-England-slang)
SLA New England (previously known as SLA Boston) Chapter was established in 1910 and happens to be the first local chapter of SLA. This chapter of almost 500 members includes the states of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut (except Fairfield County). SLA New England Chapter is also affiliated with two library and information science programs: Simmons College and Southern Connecticut State University .
Upcoming SLA New England Chapter events of note:
- SLA Conference Recap Twitter Chat on August 28th from 8 pm to 10 pm Eastern Time. Folks will be able to ask attendees questions about the event. Twitter handle: #slanechat @SLANewEngland
- SLA New England will be having a one-day conference in Southbridge, Massachusetts on Saturday, October 13th. Learn more about that here – http://newengland.sla.org/archives/2629
Fun Facts about New England states from Boston.com – http://www.boston.com/travel/explorene/galleries/funfacts
Tracy Z. Maleeff
SLA Legal Division Chair