Archive for July 2nd, 2009

Happy Anniversary SLA!

July 2, 2009

sla100logoJuly 2nd marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of SLA.  On that day in 1909, some 20 attendees at the ALA annual conference met separately on the verandah of the Mt. Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, N.H., USA, to form SLA and adopt a constitution that defined the “Object” as follows:

“The object of this Association  is to promote the interests of the commercial, industrial, technical, civic, municipal and legislative reference libraries, the special departments of public libraries, universities, welfare associations, and business organizations.”

(For more on the founding of SLA, see Guy St. Clair’s book SLA at 100, published by SLA for the Centennial.)

Happy Anniversary!  Here’s to the next 100 years (and more)!

We’re Halfway There!

July 2, 2009

Noon on July 2nd marks the halfway point of the year, where 182.5 days have passed and 182.5 days remain.   How time flies when you are having fun!

And, here’s a great quotations for all you perfectionists out there (mea culpa as well)!

“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to
be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new
things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear
always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and
allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically,
make yourself a happier and more productive person.”

— Dr. David M. Burns

(Courtesy of Audri and Jim Lanford, Inspirational Quote)