‘An Educational Event Inside a Networking Event’

They talked about the technologies they were using to provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic and when they were planning to reopen their libraries. They described the 3D printing capabilities […] Read More »


Go Beyond the Elementary: Present a Poster

The word posters conjures up images of elementary school classrooms adorned with cardboard rectangles highlighting everything from rules for good behavior (“Raise your hand to speak”) to the steps of […] Read More »

Takeaways from a ‘Truly Awesome’ Conference

They came. They saw (and heard). They took away. More than 1,000 librarians, information professionals, representatives from industry vendors, and others interested in information management traveled to Cleveland in mid-June […] Read More »

The INFO-EXPO: Much More Than an Exhibit Hall

At first glance, the INFO-EXPO at an SLA Annual Conference appears to be just an exhibit hall, filled with vendors showcasing their products and services. But look a little closer, […] Read More »

At SLA 2019, Posters, Papers and Ping-Pong

Just as the three most important factors in real estate are location, location and location, it’s said that the three most common features of conferences are PowerPoints, PowerPoints and PowerPoints. […] Read More »

Mutuality, Diversity and Sharing are Key Conference Themes

Drew Carey, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the first peoples of Cleveland would seem to have little in common, but SLA’s 2019 president, Hal Kirkwood, managed to tie them together […] Read More »

‘Take Up That Torch,’ Dana Award Recipient Urges

In 2009, the Special Libraries Association published a book, SLA at 100: From “Putting Knowledge to Work” to “Building the Knowledge Culture,” to celebrate the association’s centenary. On the occasion […] Read More »

At SLA 2019, Learning and Networking Take the Cake

The Cleve. C-town. The rock ‘n roll capital of the world. The North Coast. Cleveland has had many nicknames throughout its history, but perhaps the most surprising one headlined a […] 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 »

SLA 2018: Practicing Leadership—and Exhibiting It

The opening general session of the SLA 2018 Annual Conference was part homecoming, part awards ceremony, and part keynote presentation, but the unifying thread running throughout the event was leadership—both […] Read More »

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