Engineering Better Writers—with Help from Librarians

There’s no shortage of engineering journals in the world—it’s a broad field, encompassing aerospace, civil, electrical, mechanical, and petroleum engineering, among others—but persuading engineering students to write for them can […] Read More »

Early Issues of Information Outlook Available Online

Librarians and researchers looking for articles and columns from early issues of Information Outlook need look no further than the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San Jose State University. […] Read More »

‘I Took Away Some Great Tips on How to Share Information’

What did you learn, see, and do at the SLA 2016 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO? In this post, Lucy Ahmed of BSI Standards Ltd. shares her most important conference takeaways. […] Read More »

Give Them What They Need, Not What They Want

Answering a question with a question is considered rude by etiquette experts, and psychologists say it’s a good indication you’re lying. But if you’re a librarian, it may be the […] Read More »

‘I Joined SLA So I Could Make Connections’

Several words could be used to describe Tina Franks’s library career. Public. Corporate. Academic. Children. Engineering. Architecture. Solo. But if you ask Tina to describe her library career, she’ll probably […] Read More »

Big Data and the Three Little W’s

Big data—extremely large sets of structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data—are all the rage right now. If only organizations could better manage the volume and velocity of big data and turn […] Read More »

‘He or She Who Learns, Leads’

Ready to fail at your job, embarrass yourself in front of your manager, and show that you aren’t ready to take that next step in your career? Erika Andersen thinks […] Read More »

Providing Decision-Ready Information: Getting to ‘Why’

Conventional wisdom holds that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. The line between raw data and decision-ready information, on the other hand, is neither straight nor […] Read More »

Thinking with Your Whole Brain

Are you left brain, right brain, or whole brain? Yes, there is such a thing as “whole brain,” at least according to Donald Marinelli, co-founder of the Entertainment Technology Center […] Read More »

What Happens in Vegas Becomes a Poster Session

How is a Las Vegas casino like a national park, and what can a park ranger teach a college student about business information literacy skills? These questions may seem like […] Read More »

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