Special Libraries Association

Categorized | News

Service project in Philly for the SLA Annual Conference

SLA has added a local service project to the program of the 2011 SLA Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO in Philadelphia. It’s an easy project and all should be able to participate.


SLA will be partnering with the Philadelphia office of Dress For Success, an organization that accepts clothing donations to help unemployed women obtain jobs in a down economy. Donations will be tax-deductible, and forms will be available on-site.


We will accept donations starting the first day of SLA 2011, June 12th, until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15th.


Of course, you can always support your local community through donations to charities of your choice. However, this is an opportunity for SLA members to come together as a professional community and make an impact through a shared social responsibility mission. June 12 will be our time to capitalize on our strength-in-numbers, and assist the unemployed in Philadelphia by giving them the crucial advantage of confidence when they interview for jobs.


It’s easy. Just bring an interview-appropriate piece of women’s clothing in your luggage when you pack for the conference. A good quality business suit that you no longer wear is the ‘Cadillac’ of donations. However, you don’t need to part with a suit to support the program. Bring a scarf, blouse, dress shoes, jewelry, unopened cosmetics – anything that can be used in an interview, as long as it is in good condition. Look for the Dress For Success sign at the conference when you arrive, and drop off your item(s). It’s that simple. With just a 20% participation rate, we could deliver over 1,000 items of clothing to Philadelphia.

Comments are closed.

Thank You to our 2018 Conference Sponsors

ARC Document Solutions (Silver Sponsor)

EBSCO (Silver Sponsor)

ProQuest (Silver Sponsor)

ELSEVIER (Breakfast Sponsor)

IEEE XPlore Digital Library (Sponsor)

University of South Florida (Table Sponsor)