Competencies: Not as Cut-and-Dried as Might Be Expected

"If I'm going to bother going to a special librarian, I want to find an incompetent one." Granted, that's Seth Godin talking, and Seth is known for making provocative statements. […] Read More »

A Global Disconnect?

In Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, a seaman who has just returned from a long voyage recounts a scene in which there was "Water, water, every […] Read More »

Several Pieces of the Puzzle

Recognition from management. "Face time" with senior leaders. Customers who consider you to be critical to their success. Sound too good to be true? Not if you know how to […] Read More »

Finding Middle Ground on Licensing E-Resources?

In real estate, the three most important things are location, location and location. In the world of electronic resources, the three most important things are licensing, licensing and licensing. That's […] Read More »

Going the Way of the Dinosaurs

Remember the Gary Larson cartoon titled "The real reason dinosaurs became extinct"? It showed three dinosaurs huddling behind a large rock, puffing on cigarettes. An updated version of this cartoon […] Read More »

Under New Management

Each issue of Information Outlook is unique, but the October/November 2009 issue (Vol. 13, No. 7) will differ from its predecessors not only because of the content it contains but also because of who's […] Read More »

Eight Will be Great

What’s so great about eight? I’m sure many of you were asking that question when you received your January/February issue of Information Outlook. A flier included with the magazine stated […] Read More »

Conference Coverage in Information Outlook

There’s plenty of news of SLA 2008 in the April issue of Information Outlook, and more to come in the May and June issues. April — which already should be […] Read More »

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