‘We Really Are a Community that Helps Each Other’

Stefanie Maclin-Hurd had never set foot in Pittsburgh when she agreed to take a job there after living in Boston for 15 years. But she already had an advance team […] Read More »

Using New Technologies to Alter Industry Dynamics

What position do libraries occupy in the information food chain? Are they defenseless prey for vendors and manufacturers of information resources and tools? Are they followers of the herd, constantly […] Read More »

Is Your Library Mobile-Friendly?

Ever wonder what people are looking at on their smartphones as they walk down the street or wait at stoplights? It’s probably not their library or information center. That’s the […] Read More »

Making Information More Accessible

Stock quotes. Fashion advice. Driving directions. The latest blog posts from thought leaders. If you have a smartphone, you have 24/7 access to all of these, plus much more. And […] Read More »

‘Staying Connected is One of the Most Compelling Reasons’

Connecting people and information captures the essence of the library profession, so it seems only natural that SLA would use it as its tagline. For many special librarians, the appeal […] Read More »

Facilitating the Sharing of Websites

How many websites does the average person visit on a given day? A survey of citizens in 71 countries by Zenith OptiMedia found that Internet consumption averaged 110 minutes daily […] Read More »

Take the Wheel and Help Drive Your Organization

Drivers—or, increasingly, the lack of them—are all the rage these days. Over the past five years, two ride-sharing services, Uber and Lyft, have upended the roughly $100 billion global taxicab […] Read More »

‘SLA Helped Me Gain Confidence in My Skills’

Catherine Lavallée-Welch has moved across the Atlantic Ocean (twice), worked in three different countries on two continents, and started an academic library from scratch. But odds are she never underwent […] Read More »

A Map to Helping Business Students Conduct Research

Unlike a business or organization that retains most of its workers from year to year, a college or university turns over roughly a quarter or more of its students every […] Read More »

If You Knew Google Like They Know Google

Some librarians go to great lengths to connect with their customers. They add coffee bars and phone charging stations to their libraries to attract users, develop a “brand” for their […] Read More »

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