Margie Hlava has long been a leader within the information profession, serving on SLA's board of directors and as a chapter president and division chair. Along the way, she has earned the respect of colleagues and peers as well as a few awards--for example, she was named a Fellow of SLA in 2006.
But she may be proudest of what she's done to serve others rather than lead them. Now she's being honored for her service, both to her community and to other women professionals.
Margie was recently named a "Woman of Influence" by Albuquerque Business First, which covers business issues and news in New Mexico. She was one of 32 women among more than 400 nominees to be so honored, and one of only three in the Technology category.
"Throughout my over three decades in the information industry, I have worked to encourage other women to go into technical fields and into business for themselves, to help forge new paths in the digital age of knowledge management, and to share what I have learned along the way," she said. "I am honored to be acknowledged among a group of outstanding women throughout our community who are truly moving New Mexico ahead."
Margie is chair of Access Innovations, an information management company she founded in 1978. Access Innovations offers a variety of information services, including database design, construction and maintenance, thesaurus and taxonomy creation, and semantic integration.
To learn more about the "Woman of Influence" awards, visit www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2012/12/24/albuquerque-business-first-unveils.html.