Eugene Giudice Named Fellow of the Special Libraries Association

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(Spin Digit Editorial):- Chicago, Illinois Aug 16, 2022 ( – Eugene Giudice, a Chicago’s Edgebrook neighborhood resident, was recently named a Fellow of the Special Libraries Association (SLA).

The award was made at SLA’s annual conference on August 1, 2022, in Charlotte, North Carolina.  SLA President Catherine Lavallée-Welch made the presentation of Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, and Immediate Past President Tara Murray Grove of Pennsylvania State University.  Eugene was presented with his Fellows Pin by Past SLA President Jill Strand, Director of Research and Knowledge Services at the law firm of Fish and Richardson in Minneapolis, MN. 

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The designation as an SLA Fellow is a singular honor and reflects the work an honoree has done and will continue to do for the profession and SLA.  In addition, SLA Fellows are expected to act as mentors to those entering the profession and offer their knowledge and wisdom in the governance of SLA.

When asked about the award, Eugene stated, “I accept this award in trust because it is up to each of us to act as trustees of this profession.  Being a trustee of the profession means turning it over to the librarians and other information professionals who will come after and support the institutions that sustain the profession.  SLA is the premier organization for special librarians and information professionals.  SLA is my professional home, and I want that home to be strong”.

Eugene has served in several leadership roles.  Currently, he is chair of the SLA Legal Community, has chaired the Workplace Emergency Preparedness Council, and has been a member of several task forces and committees, such as the Mentoring Task Force and the Annual Conference Advisory Council.  He is also currently running for SLA Treasurer.

Eugene is also a published author.  His first book of pandemic-related reflections, entitled Reflections During a Pandemic: Thoughts While Sheltering in Place was published in June 2021.  A second volume entitled A Librarian’s Sojourn: Messages of Hope and Inspiration will be published later this year.

Eugene is a law librarian, and his career has taken him to several law firms, including Schiff Hardin, Baker McKenzie, Latham, and Watkins.  Currently, Eugene is the Senior Research Services Training Specialist with Dentons US LLP in their Chicago office.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University, an MBA from DePaul University, and a Master of Library and Information Sciences from Dominican University.  Eugene lives with his wife, Colleen, in Chicago’s Edgebrook neighborhood.  Eugene is an active member of the Special Libraries Association, the Chicago Association of Law Libraries, the American Association of Law Libraries, the Illinois Library Association, MENSA, and the Knights of Columbus, and is Librarian in Residence for the Italian American Veterans Museum in Stone Park, Illinois.


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