Making Work and Technology Work for Librarians

Recordings of the InfoTrends presentations are available in SLA’s Learning Hub. Working remotely, or commuting to and from the office. Speaking face to face, or communicating through a computer screen. […] Read More »


Work, Technology to Converge at InfoTrends 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many new changes and accelerated others that were already occurring, and nowhere has this been felt more acutely than at work. Jobs have been […] Read More »


Communities Offer Many Perspectives on Learning

A book club discussion about Ozan Varol’s Think Like a Rocket Scientist. An interactive training session on how to understand and use Robert’s Rules of Order. A panel discussion on […] Read More »


What Skills Are in Your 2021 Toolkit?

Which skills helped special librarians, competitive intelligence practitioners, and other information professionals get through 2020, and which ones will make a difference in 2021? Those two questions were the focus […] Read More »


Like Attendees, Presenters Learn from Conferences

Along with networking, professional education is one of the leading reasons to attend a conference. But attendees aren’t the only ones who learn from conference sessions—presenters learn valuable lessons as […] Read More »


Multiply the Power of Your Knowledge at SLA2021

Many people have heard the expression “knowledge is power.” Far fewer are familiar with “knowledge shared is knowledge squared,” which is another way of saying that sharing knowledge multiplies its […] Read More »


Improve Your Intelligence Skills in 2021

Wondering what 2021 has in store for you? Make sure better intelligence skills are part of the answer by enrolling in one or more of SLA’s certificate courses in competitive […] Read More »


Learning Doesn’t Take a Holiday

It’s December, the time of year when thoughts turn to . . . competitive intelligence? On December 9, SLA’s Competitive Intelligence Community hosted an online presentation by Jim Miller, who […] Read More »


Crowdsourcing the ‘Future-Thinking’ Process

During World War II, 23 engineers from Lockheed (a U.S. aircraft manufacturer) were hand-picked by the U.S. Army to quickly design and build U.S. fighter aircraft. Their designs, which included […] Read More »


Six Months In, a DEI Progress Check

The deadly (and resurgent) COVID-19 pandemic has forced every segment of society—from national governments and multinational businesses to local communities and schools—to change their routines and alter their plans for […] Read More »

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