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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (October 21, 2011)

J. J. Keller To Sponsor Special Libraries Association's 2012 Rising Star Award

SLA Now Accepting Nominations For Emerging Leaders in the Profession

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Neenah, WI — J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.® announced its sponsorship of the Special Libraries Association's (SLA) 2012 Rising Star Award for the third consecutive year.

This annual award honors newer SLA members who show exceptional promise of leadership and contribution to SLA and their profession. Only members who have one to five years of experience as information professionals are eligible.

Nominees must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Outstanding work and professional activities on behalf of SLA.
  • Notable innovations on the job.
  • Active participation in SLA units and association programs.
  • Frequent promotion of SLA or the value of information professionals.

"The SLA Rising Star Award showcases the brightest lights among the galaxy of up-and-coming info pros," said Webb Shaw, Vice President — Editorial Resources at J. J. Keller. "We are proud to join SLA in an ongoing commitment to fostering talent and developing new leaders for a thriving information community, both now and in the future."

SLA is now accepting nominations for the Rising Star Award through November 15, 2011. Up to five winners will be announced at SLA's Leadership Summit, January 25-28, 2012, in Atlanta. They will be honored in person at the Opening Session of the SLA 2012 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO in Chicago next July.

"J. J. Keller's sponsorship of the Rising Star Award is an enormous benefit to SLA's members and the information profession," said SLA CEO Janice R. Lachance. "Their support opens an avenue to recognize the Stars for who they are and what they can achieve within the profession, while encouraging others to shine as brightly. I know many look forward to the 2012 Rising Stars and SLA Fellows Roundtable at SLA's annual conference in Chicago next year — a session that offers a tremendously valuable mixture of perspectives, experiences, and personal commentaries. My sincere thanks goes to J. J. Keller for their commitment and support."

Click here for a link to the 2012 Rising Star Award nomination form. The award includes complimentary registration for the Chicago event and a one-year subscription to one of J. J. Keller’s online management services: KellerOnline®, Prospera®, FleetMentor®, or RegSense®. At the Chicago conference, J. J. Keller will also sponsor the third annual edition of a Roundtable session featuring the SLA Rising Stars and SLA Fellows, who are recognized by SLA for their leadership and are further along in their careers.

About SLA

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves more than 9,000 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. For more information, visit

About J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.®

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.® was established in 1953 and has become the nation's leader in risk and regulatory management solutions. The company employs over 1,100 associates and serves more than 350,000 customers, including more than 90% of the Fortune 1000. J. J. Keller offers 6,000+ products and content services. These include a wide range of printed publications, videos, online training, and online subscription services covering nearly 1,500 topics in human resources, workplace safety, hazardous materials and transportation. J. J. Keller products and services provide a rich base of knowledge for information, legal and research professionals, as well as executives and managers responsible for risk management, safety and compliance. For more information, visit

For more information, contact:

  • J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
  • Marketing Communications
  • Mary Borsecnik
  • 1-800-843-3174, ext. 7050