James E. Manasco
New Albany, Indiana
James E. Manasco has been a member of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) since 1994, where he is a member of the Kentucky Chapter and the Science-Technology, Information Technology, Academic and Leadership and Management Divisions. He has served in a variety of leadership roles, including Chair of the Science-Technology and Information Technology Divisions, President of the Kentucky Chapter and Chair of the 2010 Annual Conference Advisory Council, responsible for SLA’s Annual Conference which was held in June 2010 in New Orleans, LA. James is also the co-presenter of the popular Sci-Eng 101 series of programs that have been at SLA Annual each year since 2004. James was awarded the Kentucky Chapter’s Professional Award in 2004 and its’ Outstanding Member Award in 2007. James was named a Fellow of the Special Libraries Association in 2010. After serving in a variety of positions at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky since July 2003, James is currently Engineering and Physical Sciences Librarian. Prior to arriving at UofL, James was Head of the Robert E. Shaver Library of Engineering of the University of Kentucky (1999-2003) and Natural Sciences Liaison Librarian at Colorado College’s Tutt Library in Colorado Springs, Colorado (1996-1999). James received his MSLS in 1996 and his BA in 1994, both from the University of Kentucky. James has also served as Chair of the Academic Section for the Kentucky Library Association and was the 2010 Special Librarian of the Year. James is the husband of Melanie L. Manasco and is the son of Bobby and Alice Manasco of Beaver Dam, Kentucky.