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Baton Rouge, LA, United States, 2009/02/02 - Stephen Abram to receive prestigious Roger Summit Award from AIIP at the association's 23rd annual conference in Albuquerque, N.M., in March.
The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) has announced that it will honor Special Libraries Association (SLA) Past President Stephen Abram with AIIP's Roger Summit Award for 2009. The award will be presented to Abram at AIIP’s 23rd Annual Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., on March 28.
The award, given by the Past Presidents of AIIP, is presented to "an individual who will inspire and challenge AIIP members, thus contributing to our continuing education and development." The award is named after Roger Summit, founder of Dialog, the world's first online, multi-database information retrieval system to be used globally.
Abram, the 10th person to be awarded this prestigious designation by AIIP, will attend and speak at the annual conference. His talk is titled "Will All Info Pros Be Private Practice?"
“Throughout his governing positions in information organizations, and corporate positions such as his current role as Chief Innovation Officer at SirsiDynix, Mr. Abram encourages information professionals to actively think about the future of the information profession,” said Jane John, immediate past-president of AIIP. “Having read or heard his presentations, writings, and blogs, the past presidents of AIIP felt Mr. Abram would have interesting insight on the theme of independents in the knowledge economy, especially in these challenging economic times.”
Abram was 2008 President of SLA and is a past president of the Canadian and Ontario Library Associations. He is vice president of innovation for SirsiDynix and chief strategist for the SirsiDynix Institute. Library Journal named Abram one of the top 50 people influencing the future of libraries. He has received numerous honors and regularly speaks internationally. His columns appear in Information Outlook, Multimedia and Internet @ Schools, and SirsiDynix OneSource. He is the author of ALA Editions’ bestselling Out Front with Stephen Abram. He blogs at the popular Stephen's Lighthouse (stephenslighthouse.sirsidynix.com).
The Association of Independent Information Professionals (aiip.org) is the premier industry association for information professionals working independently. The organization’s membership consists of nearly 600 business owners from more than 25 countries. Members’ firms provide information research and consulting services across a wide variety of industries.
The services provided by AIIP members include business research, competitive intelligence, market analysis, database development, training, and library management consulting. Some of the vertical industries AIIP members work in include health care, information technology, manufacturing, financial services, and education.
For more information about the Association of Independent Information Professionals, contact AIIP headquarters or office[.]aiip.org.