‘Those Personal Connections are Really, Really Helpful’

When workers need information, they can ask their organization’s librarians for assistance. But where do those librarians turn for help when they need information? If they’re SLA members, they know […] Read More »

The Connected Librarian: More than Social Media

Pity the 21st century special librarian. Between connecting her clients to information, connecting with her peers through social media networks and association activities, connecting her job to a career path […] Read More »

Taking Time to Ensure New Librarians Succeed

When does the hiring process start, and when does it end? The answer to the first part of the question is pretty clear, but the answer to the second part […] Read More »

The Most Dangerous Thing Organizations Do

Talk to any risk management expert, and you’ll get an earful about the many dangers that keep business leaders awake at night: Product liability claims. Acts of global terrorism. Intellectual […] Read More »

When Collections Lead to Connections

Libraries, museums, and archives each exist to protect and manage collections and provide access to them, but their practices and perspectives can differ widely. Even when they support the same […] Read More »

Former SLA Publication Finds a New Home

Special Libraries, which was published by the Special Libraries Association from 1910 until its replacement by Information Outlook in 1997, is now available online thanks to an arrangement between SLA […] Read More »

‘It’s Not about the Place . . . It’s about the Service’

Like the receptionists who sit at front desks and answer incoming telephone calls, librarians have become more scarce in businesses over the past several years. But Lois Ireland—who once programmed […] Read More »

Training as a Marketing Tool

Do your organization’s employees know about the library or information center—the services it offers or the skills and expertise of its staff? Are they struggling to find information, unaware of […] Read More »

Helping Nonprofits Compete for Funds

Many organizations turn to librarians and information professionals to deliver decision-ready information to the right person at the right time. Nonprofit organizations frequently turn to them for something more basic—identifying […] Read More »

Write an Article, Answer a Question

What is “decision-ready information,” and what differentiates it from other information? What makes a good library or information center manager? How important are professional connections outside the library field, and […] Read More »

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