Unplanned, but Not Unprepared

Time was, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and bankruptcies were concepts you studied in business school. Today, they’re actual things you live through—and a growing number of information professionals are experiencing […] Read More »

How Weak Ties Can Strengthen Librarians

With library and information budgets continually being squeezed and new tools being developed to find and share information, librarians and information professionals need all the friends they can get. The […] Read More »

SLA Welcomes Members with Financial, Pharmaceutical Expertise into Hall of Fame

SLA will induct Bill Noorlander and Janet Weiss into its Hall of Fame at the opening session of the SLA 2016 Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO. Bill, a partner at BST […] Read More »

If You Can Leverage a Taxonomy to Aid Findability …

If you can read this, thank a teacher. This adage, usually attributed to former U.S. President Harry Truman, became popular on T-shirts and bumper stickers during the late 20th century. […] Read More »

‘Those Personal Connections are Really, Really Helpful’

When workers need information, they can ask their organization’s librarians for assistance. But where do those librarians turn for help when they need information? If they’re SLA members, they know […] Read More »

Putting the DIY in CI

The phrase “do it yourself” may conjure up bad memories of high school home economics or shop classes, but in recent years DIY culture has made a comeback thanks in […] Read More »

‘A New Tool to Help Plan Our Success’

On April 13, the SLA Board of Directors approved a revised version of the Competencies for Information Professionals, replacing the version approved in 2003. In this post, Carolyn Sosnowski, a […] Read More »

Real Talk from Real Taxonomists

So, you’re shopping for a taxonomy management system. You want to get some feedback from real customers. You want to know what systems they’ve implemented, what types of features and […] Read More »

SLA to Honor Chemistry Librarian for Teaching, Mentoring

Judith Currano, head of the Chemistry Library at the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the Rose L. Vormelker Award from SLA in recognition of her outstanding dedication to teaching and […] Read More »

The Connected Librarian: More than Social Media

Pity the 21st century special librarian. Between connecting her clients to information, connecting with her peers through social media networks and association activities, connecting her job to a career path […] Read More »

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