Take Your Library to Your Users

Notwithstanding the ubiquity of information-on-demand technologies such as smartphones and tablets, some people (especially families with young children) still consider the library a destination, not just a resource. They may […] Read More »

‘The Main Thing is That You’re Always Learning’

Denise Chochrek seems to be constantly in motion, even when she’s not riding her recumbent bicycle to support multiple sclerosis research or tooling around with her husband on his motorcycle. […] Read More »

Creating a Framework for a Digitization Strategy

A popular battle cry among some Internet enthusiasts is “information wants to be free.” But what if information could be better than free—more valuable to people who want to find […] Read More »

Connect Your Clients with Their ‘Academic Discourse’

Many special librarians use social media to connect with friends, colleagues, and potential employers, but how many use these tools to help their clients link to research and researchers in […] Read More »

‘To Me, the World of a Librarian Was Fascinating’

What’s the difference between a soil scientist and a librarian? In the case of John Cruickshank, the difference was one conversation—a conversation that caused a “profound change” in his view […] Read More »

Improve Information Visibility by Getting to Know Your Users

Want to make your information—and, by extension, yourself and your library or info center—more visible and valuable? Of course you do. But the key to information visibility doesn’t lie in […] Read More »

Strategic Planning: Taking a Team Approach

Being a team leader requires stepping up, but it also means knowing when to step aside. That’s one of the key messages in Bill Sedgwick and Esther Ewing’s article, “Information […] Read More »

Tackling the Challenge of Scarce Resources

People often view technology in terms of the personal benefits they derive, such as 24/7 connectivity to family, friends, and co-workers or assistance with navigating unfamiliar terrain. Much less attention […] Read More »

Improving the Value of the SLA Member Experience

Ever had an out-of-body experience? A once-in-a-lifetime experience? A near-death experience? Me neither—although the first time I went motorcycle riding with my husband, I sort of wished my body had […] Read More »

‘The Thrill Never Goes Away’

If you spend much time on Wikipedia, particularly if you’re researching music from the late classical era and the early Romantic period, chances are you’ll get to know Bob Kosovsky. […] Read More »

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