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 »

Questioning the Need for Multiple Online Platforms

Planning to visit a museum over the holidays? You aren’t alone. By digitizing their collections, museums have made it easier than ever for audiences of all types—art lovers, “culture snackers,” […] Read More »

Reczek to Fill Vacancy on SLA Board

Karen Reczek will join the SLA Board of Directors next year and serve a one-year term to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Bethan Ruddock. Bethan was elected […] Read More »

Volunteer for SLA in 2016 and Shape Our Association

Volunteering for an SLA committee or council or unit is a great way to build valuable skills while shaping and strengthening SLA. This year there are vacancies to fill at […] Read More »

Balancing Metadata Imperatives with User Needs

Schemas. Standards. Controlled vocabularies. Dublin Core. PRISM. TEI. The language and tools of metadata are familiar to Stephanie Routhier Perry, who uses descriptive and technical metadata to manage access to […] Read More »

Honor a Fellow Info Pro with a 2016 SLA Award!

Do you know a colleague or peer who has gone above and beyond the call of duty? An SLA member who should be honored for his or her dedication, leadership, […] Read More »

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