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 »

Enhancing Your Remote Support Options

One person can’t be in two places at the same time, but two or more people in separate locations (and the information they need to do their work) can be […] Read More »

Exploring the Practice of Librarianship

Ask a roomful of librarians why they entered the profession, and they’re likely to tell you they enjoy developing and managing strategic plans. Or they’ll say they always wanted a […] Read More »

Connecting Researchers with Information—and Money

Good research takes more than just inspiration, information, and perspiration—it also takes capitalization (aka money). Finding sources of funding has long been one of the most challenging steps in the […] Read More »

Beyond Search: Acquire, Embed, and Organize

Imagine you’re working on a project and you need a resource from your organization’s library. You visit the library’s Website and begin typing the name of the resource into the […] Read More »

Commercialization: A ‘Game Changer’ for Librarians?

The time-honored image of the lonely inventor hunched over a desk in his laboratory or workshop is giving way to a much different picture of innovation, that of a team […] Read More »

A Fast-Food Lesson in Teaching Students to Use Library Resources

Should the Shake Shack restaurant chain open a location in College Station, Texas? Researching that question helped business students at Texas A&M University learn how to use library resources—and also […] Read More »

Using Old Tools to Create New Opportunities

Advances in technology have opened doors to many new opportunities for librarians and information professionals. The rise of the Internet, for example, created roles for librarians as intranet managers and […] Read More »

What We Do, What We Know, and Why We Matter

In a 1964 case involving the screening of a controversial French film, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart memorably said of pornography, “I know it when I see it.” Thanks […] Read More »

Disaster Recovery: A Role for KM—and Librarians

Could your organization survive if its knowledge management function suddenly ceased to exist? Almost certainly. Could it survive if a natural or man-made disaster wiped out all of its intellectual […] Read More »

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