Get More Context, More Nuance, and More Value

According to researchers at Microsoft Canada, the attention span of humans has dropped from 12 seconds in 2000 to 8 seconds, one second shorter than goldfish. The decline is attributed […] Read More »

Competencies: A Roadmap to a Sustainable Career

Does special librarianship offer a sustainable career for information professionals? If so, how can you ensure you have the tools needed to succeed in this field, and how can you […] 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 »

Picture This: Taking a Visual Approach to Data

In the time it takes to read this sentence, your brain can process dozens, even hundreds, of images. So why use words when you can communicate more efficiently with pictures? […] Read More »

Get the Most Information Access for Your Money

In negotiations between librarians and journal publishers, each has something the other wants. But all too often, librarians make the mistake of thinking that what journal publishers want is money—the […] Read More »

By Any Name, Data Literacy is Worth Teaching

Since the advent of search engines, librarians and information professionals have been sounding alarms about the dangers of employees, students, and the public finding and using bad data and information. […] Read More »

‘I’m Really Grateful to Everyone I Met There’

You can do a lot with 140 characters. Just ask Siobhán McGuinness. “. . . [I]t was through Twitter that I really found my voice, and I found how comfortable […] Read More »

The Solo Librarian: Alone, but at Home in SLA

Maybe Jesse White should have been a librarian. From 1967 to 1988, White was “the loneliest man in the world,” aka the Maytag repairman. Sitting in his repair shop in […] Read More »

Using Offshore Teams to Enhance Onsite Research

All research requests are not created equal. Some require a deep understanding of an organization’s history and business operations, or detailed knowledge of a specific topic or discipline; others can […] Read More »

Sculpture Face-Off Puts Focus on Moral Rights

When is a bull no longer a symbol of prosperity and strength? When a statue of a young girl, standing in a defiant, hands-on-hips pose, is placed a few feet […] Read More »

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