Unleashing Your Inner Leader

What is leadership? Most of us would probably struggle to define it—is it a skill or an art, an innate quality or a visible behavior set?—but, to paraphrase former Supreme […] Read More »

Competencies: A Roadmap to a Sustainable Career

Does special librarianship offer a sustainable career for information professionals? If so, how can you ensure you have the tools needed to succeed in this field, and how can you […] Read More »

In SLA, ‘Member Benefits’ is Redundant

SLA offers many great member benefits, such as discounts on conference and course registration and access to an online community tool. But in listening to SLA members talk about their […] Read More »

Just Try It, You’ll Like It—Maybe Even Love It!

“I wish I had known about this sooner. I can’t believe I’ve been missing out this entire time.” How often have we heard ourselves utter these words? For some young […] Read More »

‘I’m Really Grateful to Everyone I Met There’

You can do a lot with 140 characters. Just ask Siobhán McGuinness. “. . . [I]t was through Twitter that I really found my voice, and I found how comfortable […] Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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