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2013-06-28 23:01:02

Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) and its members promote the business case for strategic information and analysis at the 2013 SLA Conference and Info-Expo, held June 9-11, 2013, in San Diego, California. Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 In today’s information age—in which global citizens have unprecedented access to digital and mobile information—the value of trained information professionals is more critical than ever. “What will distinguish...

2012-09-07 23:04:33

On Wednesday, Sept. 5, at a rally in Rapid City, SD, members of the Native American Pe´ Sla Land Sale movement gathered to celebrate progress in securing land they consider sacred. The rally was organized by the Last Real Indians and the Lakota People´s Law Project. Two hundred and fifty people carried posters made by street artist Shepard Fairey and National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey, which read “The Black Hills Are Not For Sale.” The nine Sioux tribes of South...

2008-10-05 03:00:23

By Davis, Jan More than 5,000 individuals from six continents attended the Special Libraries Association (SLA) conference in Seattle this June. While the conference theme was Break Rules & Build Bridges, I noticed another theme GREEN. Several sessions focused on environmental issues, such as sustainability, renewable resources, corporate accountability, and green consumer behavior. Some vendors had giveaways made from recycled materials; others offered marketing literature highlighting...

2008-06-20 03:00:08

By Anonymous SLA 2008 attendees can get more information on chemistry and information science at several classes and workshops. Here are several: CHEMISTRY FOR THE NON-CHEMIST LIBRARIAN Saturday, 14 June, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Information scientists with responsibilities for providing chemistry reference services should understand the structure and language of chemistry. This ticketed course ($299 for SLA members, $149 for student members) takes a hands-on approach to introduce learners to...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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