Many Ways to Learn: The Best of Information Outlook

What kind of content appeals to you—not just the topic, but the way it’s presented? Maybe you prefer how-to information, like a piece that describes the steps you should take […] Read More »

Get More Context, More Nuance, and More Value

According to researchers at Microsoft Canada, the attention span of humans has dropped from 12 seconds in 2000 to 8 seconds, one second shorter than goldfish. The decline is attributed […] Read More »

Competencies: A Roadmap to a Sustainable Career

Does special librarianship offer a sustainable career for information professionals? If so, how can you ensure you have the tools needed to succeed in this field, and how can you […] Read More »

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Show and Tell: Two Views of Data Visualization

Behind every good infographic are data—and a question. Actually, several questions. “Using infographics is really a question of who your audience is and how much they care to know,” says […] Read More »

Picture This: Taking a Visual Approach to Data

In the time it takes to read this sentence, your brain can process dozens, even hundreds, of images. So why use words when you can communicate more efficiently with pictures? […] Read More »

In SLA, ‘Member Benefits’ is Redundant

SLA offers many great member benefits, such as discounts on conference and course registration and access to an online community tool. But in listening to SLA members talk about their […] Read More »

Hal Kirkwood to Lead SLA as President in 2019

Hal Kirkwood, associate professor and business information specialist at the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics at Purdue University, was elected by SLA members to serve as the […] Read More »

Learning: A Year-Round Process Within SLA

Ever wondered how your library or information center compares to others in terms of staffing, services, and customers? Want to learn how to develop and apply cultural intelligence at your […] Read More »

Get the Most Information Access for Your Money

In negotiations between librarians and journal publishers, each has something the other wants. But all too often, librarians make the mistake of thinking that what journal publishers want is money—the […] Read More »

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