Using New Technologies to Alter Industry Dynamics

What position do libraries occupy in the information food chain? Are they defenseless prey for vendors and manufacturers of information resources and tools? Are they followers of the herd, constantly […] Read More »

Broadening Opportunities, Confirming Career Paths

This is the second in a four-part series of blog posts about four recent recipients of the SLA Philadelphia Chapter’s Knower Fund Travel Award. The first post described the Knower […] Read More »

Is Your Library Mobile-Friendly?

Ever wonder what people are looking at on their smartphones as they walk down the street or wait at stoplights? It’s probably not their library or information center. That’s the […] Read More »

Paying it Forward: The Beverly M. Knower Fund

This is the first in a four-part series of blog posts about four recent recipients of the SLA Philadelphia Chapter’s Knower Fund Travel Award. The posts will explore the early-career […] Read More »

In Memoriam: Eugene Garfield

Eugene Garfield, a former member of SLA who is considered the father of citation analysis and bibliometrics, died February 26 at the age of 91. Dr. Garfield studied chemistry as […] Read More »

Member Insights: Fellows

This week in my Member Insights Series, I am turning to the Fellows of SLA. “Fellowship in SLA is bestowed on active, mid-career SLA members in recognition of past, present […] Read More »

Making Information More Accessible

Stock quotes. Fashion advice. Driving directions. The latest blog posts from thought leaders. If you have a smartphone, you have 24/7 access to all of these, plus much more. And […] Read More »

Member Insights: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

SLA has a rich breadth of members, expertise, and experiences. I am spending part of my year as SLA president reaching out to member groups to collect and share their […] Read More »

Takeaways from my Visit to the Georgia Chapter

In January, I attended ALA’s Midwinter meeting in Atlanta in my capacity as SLA president. I attended two events for library association and funding agency leaders where we discussed our […] Read More »

Member Insights: Northeast Chapters

SLA has an incredibly rich and diverse constituency. Members generally identify in two ways: by their geographic chapter and by their topical division. As I converse with and gather insights […] Read More »

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