How much of a member benefit?

The recent announcements that the New York Times is cutting 100 newsroom jobs and that Conde Nast is closing Gourmet, Modern Bride, and three other magazines are fresh evidence of […] Read More »

Strategic Knowledge – Defining Moments

[The following is an abridged version of an essay prepared by SMR International President Guy St. Clair in observance of the centenary of Peter F. Drucker's birth. The full essay […] Read More »

The SLA Name Change: A View from Germany… by Michael Fanning

I have recently taken over the role of SLA Representative for Germany and like many other colleagues I have been pondering the SLA name change. My thoughts on the matter have grown […] Read More »

This Key Unlocks the Door to Our Future…Let’s Use It!

If the Alignment were about nothing more than that "others" don't understand what we do and that we just need to try harder to prove value, then the prodigious effort […] Read More »

Opposing the Name, But Supporting Alignment

For those of you who follow my iBraryGuy blog, these reflections will look familiar.  My original response to the proposed name was posted there.  I have since accepted the invitation […] Read More »

Edogun Recognized for Service to SLA

SLA Event Coordinator Akisha Edogun receives special recognition for five years of service to SLA.  She was recognized at the recent full staff meeting (pictured here with Chief Policy Officer Doug […] Read More »

Confessions of a Communicator

Disclosure:  I am not a librarian, but I am proud to work for 11,000 of them. Over a long career, I have been a legislative assistant to a congressman, newspaper […] Read More »

A Student’s Perspective on the Name Change: Zoe Fisher

Why I’m voting yes:  “SLA” doesn’t mean anything to anyone. When I tell folks I’m going to a SLA event, they have no idea what means. “SLA stands for Special […] Read More »

Naming Research Results Posted

A lot of members have asked about the research done in arriving at the proposed new name Association for Strategic Knowledge Professionals.  We have just posted a PowerPoint summary of […] Read More »

Name Change Discussion Forums

There has been a whole lot of great discussion happening around the association in various forums. Many have asked about a central place where all of these thoughts can be […] Read More »

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