SLA President Cindy Romaine to speak at SLA Illinois Chapter Meeting




August 30, 2011                 

MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Wobick Chair,
Public Relations and Outreach Committee
Special Libraries Association-Illinois Chapter


The Special Libraries Association (SLA)–Illinois chapter is excited to announce that the featured speaker of the September 13 meeting will be SLA President Cindy Romaine. Romaine’s initiative as SLA President is to encourage information professionals to become Future Ready by adopting strategies that will prepare us for emerging opportunities in the information industry.

Romaine will outline how we can become more Future Ready in order to give ourselves and our  organizations a competitive edge by adopting an attitude of being adaptable, flexible, and confident in utilizing the skills of the information and knowledge professional. Being ready for the future enables us to be more connected, relevant and valuable.

Meeting details
We are offering free registration. Additionally, we are are underwriting a significant portion of this meeting for all members. The cost for dinner is only $20 for SLA members. Join us on September 13 at Osteria via Stato, located at 640 N. State Street in Chicago.  The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. with networking, and the program will be from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Register online through Survey Monkey: Registration ends Friday, September 9 at noon. If you have any additional questions contact us at We look forward to seeing you there. We’d like to thank our generous sponsors,  Dow Jones and TRAK for supporting SLA-IL and this chapter meeting.

About Cindy Romaine

Cindy Romaine is the principal of Romainiacs Intelligent Research, a consultancy focused on information intense projects—research, information flow, needs assessment and authoritative sourcing—related to business needs. Cindy’s experience includes 16 years at Nike, Inc., where she was responsible for the strategic global collections for a world-class design community.

Cindy actively contributes to our professional community and has served as president of the Oregon chapter of SLA two times, on the Board of Directors for the international organization, is the recipient the Center of Excellence award from SLA, as the chair of the Innovation aboratory, and as the chair the PR committee. Cindy is currently the President of SLA and focused on directing us to be Future Ready in 2011.

About SLA

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves more than 11,000 members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic, and government information specialists. SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives.  The Illinois chapter of SLA was founded in 1925, and currently has over 500 members.