Guthrie, Hallingby to Enter SLA Hall of Fame

Two longtime SLA members who have worked worked diligently and advocated passionately to further the interests of librarians and the information profession are being rewarded with induction into the SLA […] Read More »

Adams, Kirkwood Top Slate of 10 Board Candidates

Information professionals hailing from three continents and five different types of work environments are vying for seats on the 2018-2020 SLA Board of Directors. Kevin Adams, information specialist at the […] Read More »

Facing the Future Together: My Visit to the Asia Chapter

SLA’s Asia Chapter represents a number of countries, and recently I was able to visit India, where I had the opportunity to speak at a workshop and a conference as well […] Read More »

2017 Fellows Reflect Breadth of Special Librarianship

Look at any class of SLA Fellows and you’ll see a group of active, mid-career SLA members being recognized for their past, present, and future service to the association and […] Read More »

Paths Not Often Taken Lead Dority to ‘Rosie’

“Select the person with the best possible qualifications and experience,” wrote Rose Vormelker in 1952. She was writing about establishing a special librarianship function within a public library, but she […] Read More »

The Solo Librarian: Alone, but at Home in SLA

Maybe Jesse White should have been a librarian. From 1967 to 1988, White was “the loneliest man in the world,” aka the Maytag repairman. Sitting in his repair shop in […] Read More »

Using Offshore Teams to Enhance Onsite Research

All research requests are not created equal. Some require a deep understanding of an organization’s history and business operations, or detailed knowledge of a specific topic or discipline; others can […] Read More »

Already Rising to the Occasion: 2017 Rising Stars

Though the first several years in a new profession often present many valuable on-the-job and extracurricular opportunities for professional development and growth as a leader, new professionals don’t always take […] Read More »

Sculpture Face-Off Puts Focus on Moral Rights

When is a bull no longer a symbol of prosperity and strength? When a statue of a young girl, standing in a defiant, hands-on-hips pose, is placed a few feet […] Read More »

Member Insights: STEMM Divisions

My Member Insights Series returns to a division focus, and I sent questions out to the science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM) divisions, which include: Biomedical & Life Sciences; Chemistry; […] Read More »

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