Local Thought Leaders and Compelling Keynotes Will Inspire Librarians in Phoenix

Conference presenters will give real-life examples from companies and organizations and showcase how information professionals provide “decision-ready information” to an organization’s stakeholders.

Keynote presentations about space garbage and how to help journalists and researchers by disobeying them will headline the 2017 Annual Conference of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) June 16–20 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Phoenix Convention Center.

SLA is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners in business, government, academic, and other “specialized” settings. Thousands of special librarians and information professionals from North America and across the globe will attend the SLA 2017 Annual Conference, including collections managers, research/intelligence directors, information center managers, knowledge managers, web developers, information analysts and consultants, content managers, user experience specialists, educators, and content rights managers.

The conference will feature keynotes by NPR’s Peabody Award-winning Lulu Miller and Moriba Jah, Ph.D., associate professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Texas, former spacecraft navigator for numerous Mars missions for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and former director of the University of Arizona’s Space Object Behavioral Sciences. The conference will also boast a “Dream Jobs Panel” featuring information professionals from Hershey, Uber, and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

Other conference highlights include sessions led by noteworthy subject matter experts from central and southern Arizona:

Connected Vehicles – The Future of Transportation

Larry Head, Ph.D.,…

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