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 »

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 »

SLA to Honor Karen Reczek with Dana Award

Karen Reczek has been a member of SLA for almost 30 years and has been actively involved in the association in nearly all of them. On Monday, June 11, at […] Read More »

P.K. Jain to Enter SLA Hall of Fame

Founded in 1999, the SLA Asian Chapter quickly took root and became the association’s fastest-growing chapter in just 10 years. Much of the credit for that growth belongs to Praveen […] Read More »

SLA to Honor Cappoli for Enhancing Librarians’ Skills, Careers

Rose Vormelker began working in libraries at the age of 16, and when her distinguished career ended at age 67, she “retired” to Kent State University to educate future librarians—a […] Read More »

2018 Fellows Reveal Breadth, Diversity of SLA

The breadth and diversity of SLA—its global reach as well as the variety of environments in which its members work and the types of information they manage—will be on display […] Read More »

Five to Receive Rising Star Awards at SLA 2018

Many awards and honors recognize contributions and achievements over the course of a career. But some people start making their mark early and never stop or even slow down. The […] Read More »

The Early Bird Gets . . . Savings, Education, and More!

You could fill a library—several libraries, actually—with the books and articles written about the wisdom of saving money, the benefits of education and training, the advantages of building a professional […] 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 »

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 »

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