Leading (and Managing) in the Library

Are great leaders and managers born, or made? When your career is on the line, why take chances? SLA offers several opportunities for special librarians and information professionals to enhance […] Read More »

Make the Most of Your Summer with SLA

Visiting interesting places. Getting together with friends. Recharging your mind. If these activities sound like your idea of a perfect summer, you’ll feel right at home in SLA. The highlight […] Read More »

Posters Explore TinkerSpaces, Mapping, and More

Do college undergraduates have the research skills their professors expect them to have? What can libraries do to improve not just the academic health of students, but also their mental […] Read More »

Bibliometrics: A Service, Not Just a Tool

Do you use bibliometrics just for counting citations and calculating the impact of research? Susan Makar (photo at left) and Amy Trost did, too—until some of their customers started asking […] Read More »

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 »

Intelligence: It’s Much More than Good Research

Ever notice how some organizations seem to make smarter decisions than others? Ever wonder why—do they conduct better research, or are they just better at using it? SLA’s certificate program […] Read More »

Many Ways to Learn: The Best of Information Outlook

What kind of content appeals to you—not just the topic, but the way it’s presented? Maybe you prefer how-to information, like a piece that describes the steps you should take […] Read More »

Show and Tell: Two Views of Data Visualization

Behind every good infographic are data—and a question. Actually, several questions. “Using infographics is really a question of who your audience is and how much they care to know,” says […] 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 »

Learning: A Year-Round Process Within SLA

Ever wondered how your library or information center compares to others in terms of staffing, services, and customers? Want to learn how to develop and apply cultural intelligence at your […] Read More »

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