‘It’s Not about the Place . . . It’s about the Service’

Like the receptionists who sit at front desks and answer incoming telephone calls, librarians have become more scarce in businesses over the past several years. But Lois Ireland—who once programmed […] Read More »

A Heart for Research, a Head for Business

Though perhaps best known as the capital of Texas, Austin is increasingly becoming popular as a cultural destination, epitomized by the South by Southwest (SXSW) music and film festivals held […] Read More »

Training as a Marketing Tool

Do your organization’s employees know about the library or information center—the services it offers or the skills and expertise of its staff? Are they struggling to find information, unaware of […] Read More »

Toolkit Helps Special Librarians Show Their Value

Define your purpose. Develop your unique selling proposition. Measure what you do. Tell a story. No, these aren’t lessons from All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, […] Read More »

Helping Nonprofits Compete for Funds

Many organizations turn to librarians and information professionals to deliver decision-ready information to the right person at the right time. Nonprofit organizations frequently turn to them for something more basic—identifying […] Read More »

Several Honored for Accomplishments in 2015

A year of unprecedented change in SLA is ending with dozens of members being honored for their individual and group achievements in furthering the association’s goals and objectives. SLA President […] Read More »

Write an Article, Answer a Question

What is “decision-ready information,” and what differentiates it from other information? What makes a good library or information center manager? How important are professional connections outside the library field, and […] Read More »

A Tweet, a Talk, a Spark—and a Contributed Paper

“I think both of us have a passion for professional development and networking in general. We connected over those topics on Twitter, so it seemed like a good idea for […] Read More »

Questioning the Need for Multiple Online Platforms

Planning to visit a museum over the holidays? You aren’t alone. By digitizing their collections, museums have made it easier than ever for audiences of all types—art lovers, “culture snackers,” […] Read More »

Reczek to Fill Vacancy on SLA Board

Karen Reczek will join the SLA Board of Directors next year and serve a one-year term to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Bethan Ruddock. Bethan was elected […] Read More »

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