The Business & Finance Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) proudly announces a new award, the Impact Award sponsored by Wolper Subscription Services. In its inaugural year of 2011, the B&F Impact Award recognizes a Division member who creates value by aligning with the goals of their organization through the innovative and effective use of information to impact the accomplishment of those goals. The conference award winner receives a $2,000 stipend to help cover expenses at the SLA Annual Conference. The B&F Impact Award acknowledges an individual or an information center for a specific contribution made within the previous year. Awarded annually to a member of the Business and Finance Division, the achievement recognizes, but is not limited to, such actions as providing a new service that aligns with organizational goals, developing new processes for working more closely with senior management, or training and educational activities that facilitate the achievement of organizational goals.

“We are honored to partner with the Business & Finance Division of SLA to acknowledge information professionals who have aligned their role with the goals of the organization they serve to demonstrate the tangible value of information” said Susan Wolper, President and CEO of Wolper Subscription Services, Inc. “It is increasingly important that information professionals speak the language of their organization when demonstrating ways in which their initiatives create measurable impact and achieve mission-critical objectives.”

The winner will be presented with a check during the SLA B&F Awards ceremony on Monday, June 13, 2011 during the SLA Annual Conference in Philidelphia, PA, U.S.A.  Learn more at www.wolper.com or contact Wolper at 610-559-9550 or info@wolper.com.

For more information, contact:

 Gayle Gossen

Chair SLA Business & Finance Division

Tel: 416-214-2441

gayle.gossen@gmail.com