Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2013
The Pharmaceutical and Health Technology (PHT) Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) has honored Sean Smith, Vice President of Marketing for InfoDesk, with its 2013 Horizon Award. The Horizon Award recognizes a new PHT Division member of who has shown promise of becoming an outstanding member of the profession. This award represents an evaluation of an individual’s work and participation in professional and division activities.
"Even though Sean is not a librarian, his extensive experience in life science information, journalism and marketing make him a most welcome addition to our Division, said Alex Feng, PHT Past Chair, in announcing the award this week. "Since joining the PHT Division, Sean has rolled up his sleeves and contributed to many projects, meetings and webinars."
According to Feng, Smith was recognized for his involvement with, and contributions to the PHT Division. Since joining the Division in 2011, Smith has served as the PR Chair, helping with Division communication and promotion efforts, including emails, blog posts, social media and direct mail.
Additionally, Smith has taken a lead role in creating new Division Webinars, including the 2012 Pharma Intelligence Series, presenting, “Marketing Essentials for Information Professionals” at the 2012 SLA Winter Virtual Conference and planning new Webinars for 2013. PHT Division members with webinar ideas are encouraged to contact him directly at sean(dot)smith(at)infodesk(dot)com.
This year Smith developed and moderated the webinar “State of the Pharmaceutical Drug Pipeline 2013” and is working on two new webinars to be announced shortly. Also this year, Smith surveyed members about drug pipeline database usage and published the results in the Spring 2013 issue of CapLits, the Division’s newsletter.
"I've enjoyed working closely with information professionals in the life science community for my entire career," said Smith. "I'm glad that I can contribute something to PHT Division and am deeply honored by this award."
Smith noted that he was not the only member to be recognized this week congratulating the Distinguished Member Award winners: Margaret Basket, John Chu and Sid McNab. “It takes a lot of work to make our Division so vibrant, said Smith. “It wouldn’t happen without the dedication of members like Margaret, John and Sid.”
The Pharmaceutical and Health Technology (PHT) Division (pht.sla.org) of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among individuals interested in the collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, and dissemination of information in all aspects of the pharmaceutical, biomedical, biotechnical, cosmetic, medical device, and other health care fields. PHT is involved in all aspects of information science, as related to education, research, business and marketing in health care.
InfoDesk (http://www.infodesk.com) specializes in information management solutions that help organizations integrate, deliver and share content resources more quickly, cost effectively and securely. For more than thirteen years InfoDesk has helped some of the largest multinational corporations, top government agencies and media companies integrate, deliver and share large volumes of information more effectively. InfoDesk is based in Tarrytown, NY with offices in London and Washington DC.