A ‘Tipping Point’ in the Evolution of Research

If you think search engines have disrupted the research process, wait until you see what’s coming in the next decade. That’s one of the subplots running through the March-April 2020 […] Read More »


Is Your Organization Data Literate?

To the list of the many ways that special librarians and information professionals benefit their organizations—helping them make better decisions, improve their productivity, and so on—we can now add reducing […] Read More »


If You Work with Information, You’re Home

Ever drive by a condominium or housing development and see a billboard that says, “If you lived here, you’d be home now”? That’s what SLA is for those who work […] Read More »

Developing and Communicating Your Library’s Mission

Does your library or information center have a mission, and do you know what it is? Could you recite it if your boss called you into his or her office? […] Read More »

Accessibility and the User Experience

The development of the Internet and of search engines that can crawl millions of webpages at the snap of a finger have revolutionized the user experience for information seekers. But […] Read More »

Putting a Thousand Articles in Your Pocket

Remember when Steve Jobs said the Apple iPod would put 1,000 songs in your pocket? Angela McKane did—and she used a variation of that pitch to convince executives at BP […] Read More »

Breathing Life (and Beauty) into Data

What was your favorite article in Information Outlook last year? For Ali Birnbach, a reference librarian at the Mill Valley (Calif.) Public Library, it was an interview that proved that […] Read More »

A New Way of Looking at Journal Subscriptions

What was your favorite takeaway from Information Outlook last year? For Nathan Rosen, an experienced knowledge specialist and the author of more than 200 articles and books on research tools […] Read More »

A ‘Road Map’ for Teaching Information Literacy

What was your favorite takeaway from Information Outlook last year? For Elizabeth Price, assistant professor and business librarian at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, it was a new insight […] 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 »

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