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 »


In Memoriam: Alleen Thompson

Alleen Thompson, whose 1982 induction into the SLA Hall of Fame punctuated a career that included creating two libraries from the ground up and serving in the Women’s Naval Reserves […] Read More »


In Memoriam: Angela Pollis

Angela R. “Ange” Pollis, a 1999 inductee into SLA’s Hall of Fame and an active member and leader of the SLA Pittsburgh Chapter well into her retirement years, died on […] Read More »


SLA2020: Virtual Presentations, Real Takeaways

What’s lost when in-person meetings and presentations transition to remote teleconferences and webinars? Plenty, we’re told. Technical glitches can cause interruptions and reduce productivity. Attendees can more easily be distracted. […] Read More »


Extended Access Adds Value, Reduces Regrets

Ever leave a conference wishing you had done more—attended more sessions, spent more time networking and connecting, or asked more questions? If so, you aren’t alone. Conference regret comes in […] Read More »


Virtual Format Makes Posters More Visible

Posters are the focal point of high school science fairs, but at professional conferences they sometimes are relegated to corners of exhibit halls, rooms at the end of hallways, or […] Read More »


Final Day of SLA2020 Highlights Visibility, Relationships

For many people, 2020—the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, of social distancing, of remote working and schooling—cannot end soon enough. For attendees of SLA’s 2020 Annual Conference, on the other […] Read More »


SLA2020: Education, Inspiration and Rejuvenation

Is there a best time of day to stretch your mind, your body, or your imagination? The second “live” day of events at SLA’s 2020 Annual Conference provided a clear […] Read More »


On First ‘Live’ Day of 2020, a Call for Belonging

Diversity, equity and inclusion have become watchwords in executive suites and human resources offices (not to mention corporate legal departments), and lately they have found their way into libraries as […] Read More »


SLA2020 Opens with Call to ‘Create New Memories’

What makes an annual conference? One week into its first all-virtual conference, SLA is finding that the desire to come together is the defining factor, even more so than the […] Read More »

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