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 »

Meeting Opens Eyes, Doors for New Librarian

If an SLA Annual Conference is akin to a freshman-level survey course—think Special Librarianship 101—a divisional conference is like a doctoral dissertation. The presentations are focused on a specific subject […] Read More »

SLA 2017: An Education (and More) for Students

This is an exciting time of year to be a student. If you’re a high school senior, you’re learning which colleges and universities have accepted you for enrollment. If you’re […] Read More »

12 Librarians and Info Pros Honored for 2017

The Special Libraries Association will celebrate a dozen of its members for their noteworthy contributions to the information profession and to the association. Awards will be presented June 18, 19, […] Read More »

Our Customers, Ourselves: Computers in Libraries 2017

As the Internet has evolved and mobile devices have proliferated, libraries and librarians have engaged in a collective quest for a new identity, trying to discern their purpose and value […] Read More »

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