“Talk amongst yourselves. I’ll give you a topic…”
If you don't get it…that just means you were probably doing better things with your Saturday evenings in the 90s than sitting at home memorizing sketch comedy character quotes.
However, you do not have to be knowledgeable about SNL quotes from 20 years ago to understand where she is going with her post. Carolyn is talking about the SLA alignment initiative and the proposed name change for SLA…
In actuality, members include more than just those in special libraries, and it includes more than just librarians. So it's true the name might not be an accurate reflection of the group. However, even though there are many different roles and titles within the group — info pros, researchers, librarians, knowledge professionals, etc. — what makes the group, well, a group, is that the commonalities outweigh the differences.
I have to say that I agree, it is what we have in common that makes us a tribe and it is those same traits, skills, training and expertise that will carry this tribe to success in the future.
What do you think? What are the commonalities that we see in all SLA members, regardless of title, location, function or role?