SLA Biomedical and Life Sciences Division

Mission & Vision Draft Statements

Mission Draft Statement

The Biomedical and Life Sciences Divison (DBIO) is a division of SLA, an international association that supports and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives.

The mission of DBIO is to provide members specializing in the fields of life, biomedical and health sciences with opportunities for education, mentoring and networking. The Division promotes the exchange of information and ideas among its members who belong to diverse research, education, and commercial organizations.

The Medical Section of DBIO serves as a forum for DBIO members who are engaged or interested in the acquisition, organization, dissemination, and use of information in the biomedical and health sciences.

Vision Draft Statement

The SLA Biomedical and Life Sciences Division strives to be the global forum of choice for education, mentoring, and networking among information professionals in the life, biomedical and health sciences. We use technology, whenever possible, to provide educational opportunities, discuss critical issues and share information online, in order to overcome barriers of time, distance, and cost. We provide the opportunity for members to hone their leadership and managerial skills for the benefit of themselves and their employers. We provide a welcoming community that fosters professional and personal growth, benefits from the breadth and depth of member expertise, and encourages a lively exchange of ideas.

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Rev. September 2008