Unleash Your Inner Teacher!

Librarians go by dozens of different titles—knowledge analyst, research director, and shared services manager, to name just three. But no matter your title, you probably fill several roles that are […] Read More »

Former SLA Publication Finds a New Home

Special Libraries, which was published by the Special Libraries Association from 1910 until its replacement by Information Outlook in 1997, is now available online thanks to an arrangement between SLA […] Read More »

‘It’s Not about the Place . . . It’s about the Service’

Like the receptionists who sit at front desks and answer incoming telephone calls, librarians have become more scarce in businesses over the past several years. But Lois Ireland—who once programmed […] Read More »

A Heart for Research, a Head for Business

Though perhaps best known as the capital of Texas, Austin is increasingly becoming popular as a cultural destination, epitomized by the South by Southwest (SXSW) music and film festivals held […] Read More »

Training as a Marketing Tool

Do your organization’s employees know about the library or information center—the services it offers or the skills and expertise of its staff? Are they struggling to find information, unaware of […] Read More »

Toolkit Helps Special Librarians Show Their Value

Define your purpose. Develop your unique selling proposition. Measure what you do. Tell a story. No, these aren’t lessons from All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, […] Read More »

Helping Nonprofits Compete for Funds

Many organizations turn to librarians and information professionals to deliver decision-ready information to the right person at the right time. Nonprofit organizations frequently turn to them for something more basic—identifying […] Read More »

Several Honored for Accomplishments in 2015

A year of unprecedented change in SLA is ending with dozens of members being honored for their individual and group achievements in furthering the association’s goals and objectives. SLA President […] Read More »

Write an Article, Answer a Question

What is “decision-ready information,” and what differentiates it from other information? What makes a good library or information center manager? How important are professional connections outside the library field, and […] Read More »

A Tweet, a Talk, a Spark—and a Contributed Paper

“I think both of us have a passion for professional development and networking in general. We connected over those topics on Twitter, so it seemed like a good idea for […] Read More »

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