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The Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics, Purdue University Libraries has been named the winner of the 12th Annual Centers of Excellence Awards in the Management Category by the Business & Finance Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA).

Management Category
The Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics, Purdue University Libraries, is being recognized in the Management Category for the excellence the judges saw throughout the renovation/transformation project presented. The project, which spanned 5 years, applied comprehensive analysis, benchmarking, partnership building, and incremental implementation to a truly strategic objective. The resulting LearnLab is to be used as a model for future classrooms. An excellent example of how academic libraries can impact the student learning environment.
The Centers of Excellence Awards will be officially presented at the 2013 SLA Conference in San Diego, CA. The presentation of the awards will occur at the SLA Business & Finance Division Awards Ceremony & Reception.

Judges
The judges for the 2013 awards were Hope Bell, KMPG; Meredith Futral, Clemson University; and Cynthia Robinson, Bain Capital.

Background
The awards serve to recognize the best of “best practices” in three categories: Technology, Service, and Management. Any member of SLA can apply for consideration in any of the three categories and all entries are evaluated by a panel of judges who are members of the Business & Finance Division. The award winners represent excellence and quality at their highest levels, and in previous years have included such outstanding organizations as:
• Ernst & Young LLP
• The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
• Microsoft Corporation
• National Geographic Society
• Stanford University
• New York Public Library
• Tata Consultancy Services
• Cornell University

For a list of previous award recipients and further information, see the Centers of Excellence page.

About SLA
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is the global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. Founded in 1909 in the state of New York, the SLA is now the international association representing the interests of thousands of information professionals in over eighty countries worldwide. The SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking opportunities.