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The Petroleum and Energy Resources (PER) Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) focuses on all energy resources and industries, including petroleum, natural gas, electric, coal and other forms of depletable and renewable energy. The Division is concerned with all aspects of the utilization and conservation of these energy resources including exploration, production, generation, transportation, distribution, refining, products, marketing, economics, environmental effects, regulation, and research and technology.
 
Established in 1966, the PER Division began as the Petroleum Section in 1933 and reached Division Status in 1966 as the Petroleum Division. The scope of the Petroleum & Energy Resources Division encompasses all energy resources and industries, including petroleum, natural gas, electric, coal, and other forms of depletable and renewable energy. The division is concerned with all aspects of the utilization and conservation of these energy resources, including exploration, production, generation, transportation, distribution, refining, products, marketing, economics, environmental effects, regulation, and research and technology.
 
For additional information on the history of the PER Division, please see the following documents:
- Memories of the Past: Sixty Years of the Petrleum and energy Resources Division of SLA
  Compiled by Marie Tilson and Marriott Smart, June 1993
 
For information on the history of SLA, please see the following resources:
- SLA Centennial website
 
SLA is an international professional association that represents more than 14,000 information resource experts who collect, analyze and evaluate, package, and disseminate information to facilitate accurate decision making. SLA's members are employed by corporations, private companies, government agencies, technical and academic institutions, museums, medical facilities, non-profit organizations and information management consulting firms. SLA's mission is to advance the leadership role of the special librarian/information professional by putting knowledge to work in society.
 
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