1909 – Special Libraries Association is formed. Special Libraries and Information Services Group (SLIS) International association of information professionals/special librarians in corporations, business, science, government, and academic institutions that use /produce specialized information. About Special Libraries Association (AGC) The Special Libraries Association "SLA" is a specialized global organization founded in 1909 with Head Office in the United States. SLA serves more than 12,000 members in 83 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic and government …

It adopts innovations of specialists and professionals in the field of information and libraries. 1919 – SLA elects its first female president , Maude A. Carabin Mann 1920 – “Colored Branches of the Louisville Free Public Library.” The Medical Library Association (MLA) is organized exclusively for scientific and educational purposes, and is dedicated to the support of health sciences research, education, and patient care.