by Jill Darnell, Account Executive, Business Wire/San Francisco
Business Wire’s own Sandy Malloy, Senior Information Specialist recently received the Professional Achievement Award from San Francisco Bay chapter of the Special Libraries Association. Sandy is Business Wire’s authority on everything from Pinning Your Press Releases on Pinterest and Tips for Effective Searching to Measurement and Analysis or Sending Your Release Out on a Tuesday.
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. The award recognizes Sandy’s notable and enduring contributions to the Chapter and to the profession. Sandy has served as president of the chapter, which also involved serving on the Executive Committee as President-Elect and Past-President. She is currently serving on the Advisory Council as Vendor Relations Chair and has also been the chapter’s Tour Coordinator. Sandy is an active participant in the organization’s baseball caucus. Go A’s!
What is a “special librarian?” Special librarians work in a multitude of industries: law, medicine, nonprofits, and corporations, among others. In our industry, Sandy has been intimately involved in developing and improving the NewsTrak measurement reports that our customers receive with their press releases. She also has been the key person in Business Wire’s strategic partnership with CyberAlert, who provides clipping and monitoring services to our users.
Business Wire is lucky to have Sandy in its arsenal; she’s a great colleague and a valuable resource to the company and its clients. At Business Wire we reach out to Sandy for all kinds of information, and she is affectionately known as the “Info Diva” rather than “our librarian.” She is also officially the Info Diva on Twitter; follow her there @BWInfodiva.