Commercialization: A ‘Game Changer’ for Librarians?

The time-honored image of the lonely inventor hunched over a desk in his laboratory or workshop is giving way to a much different picture of innovation, that of a team […] Read More »

A Fast-Food Lesson in Teaching Students to Use Library Resources

Should the Shake Shack restaurant chain open a location in College Station, Texas? Researching that question helped business students at Texas A&M University learn how to use library resources—and also […] Read More »

Using Old Tools to Create New Opportunities

Advances in technology have opened doors to many new opportunities for librarians and information professionals. The rise of the Internet, for example, created roles for librarians as intranet managers and […] Read More »

What We Do, What We Know, and Why We Matter

In a 1964 case involving the screening of a controversial French film, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart memorably said of pornography, “I know it when I see it.” Thanks […] Read More »

Disaster Recovery: A Role for KM—and Librarians

Could your organization survive if its knowledge management function suddenly ceased to exist? Almost certainly. Could it survive if a natural or man-made disaster wiped out all of its intellectual […] Read More »

‘The Camaraderie among SLA Members is Impressively Strong’

What did you learn, see, and do at the SLA 2016 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO? In this post, Kelly Johnson, life sciences librarian in the Bobst Library at New York […] Read More »

A Conference Presenter ‘Helped Me See Something’

What did you learn, see, and do at the SLA 2016 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO? In this post, Alex Grigg Dean, library manager at Lexmark International, shares his most important […] Read More »

Engineering Better Writers—with Help from Librarians

There’s no shortage of engineering journals in the world—it’s a broad field, encompassing aerospace, civil, electrical, mechanical, and petroleum engineering, among others—but persuading engineering students to write for them can […] Read More »

Early Issues of Information Outlook Available Online

Librarians and researchers looking for articles and columns from early issues of Information Outlook need look no further than the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San Jose State University. […] Read More »

‘I Took Away Some Great Tips on How to Share Information’

What did you learn, see, and do at the SLA 2016 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO? In this post, Lucy Ahmed of BSI Standards Ltd. shares her most important conference takeaways. […] Read More »

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