Tom Sloan awarded ASCLA Professional Achievement Award

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For Immediate Release

March 7, 2006

Tom Sloan awarded ASCLA Professional Achievement Award

CHICAGO —Tom W. Sloan, executive director, Southeast Florida Information Network (SEFLIN), is the 2006 recipient of the ASCLA Professional Achievement Award presented by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The ASCLA Professional Achievement Award is a citation presented to one or more ASCLA members for professional achievement within the areas of consulting, networking, statewide service, and programs.

“Tom Sloan is a nationally known ASCLA leader who has achieved outstanding success as a state librarian, active member of professional associations, and innovator in multi-type library cooperation,” said Ruth O'Donnell, ASCLA award committee chair.

The award will be presented on June 24, 2006 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the ASCLA Awards Luncheon during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.