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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...

2008-09-25 03:00:16

By Sosnowski, Carolyn J Also something for job hunters and creative types. The Kitchn www.thekitchn.com It's been a while since I've written about a food site, so here it is. This blog goes beyond edibles and covers kitchens, gadgets, and events. So you could say the site is more about cooking (the experience, the art) than just about combining ingredients for that devil's food cake. There are tips (quick ways to soften butter, designing airplane meals), education (how to store, even...

2008-09-25 03:00:16

By Lachance, Janice R As part of its focus on the practical applications of the internet, SLA unveiled the Innovation Laboratory at SLA 2008 So much is written and said about the Internet that we could be forgiven if we do not follow each and every development and innovation with the same interest and intensity we do our day-to-day responsibilities. That is not to say the Internet is unimportant to us as individuals or 'professionals because we know it is and will be even more so throughout...

2008-09-25 03:00:16

By Abram, Stephen Our reputation will play out in the social Web space as much as anywhere else. We need to get good at this. I made an offhand comment a few weeks ago and it appeared to start an entire conversation on the Web, blogs and even Library Journal! All I said was something like: "Librarians cannot afford to be anonymous and generic. ... We need to state that we're pretty good more often. We want to be treated as professionals and far too many of us seem to hide under the cloak of...

2008-09-25 03:00:16

By Cromity, Jamal THERE ARE SOME GREAT COMBINATIONS OF WEB 2.0 TOOLS THAT CAN ENHANCE STANDARD WEB PAGES, ALERTS, NEWSLETTERS AND LIST-SERVES AND THEY CAN BE INCORPORATED INTO YOUR WORKFLOWS RIGHT NOW Are you looking for better ways to share much needed information? There are some great combinations of Web 2.0 tools that can enhance standard Web pages, alerts, newsletters and list-serves and they can be incorporated into your workflows right now! The Web 2.0 technologies I am referring to...

2008-09-12 03:00:11

By DiMattia, Susan S The future goes to people who invest in themselves," said Special Libraries Association President Stephen Abram, setting the tone for the group's Annual Conference in Seattle, June 14-18. Throughout the event, Abram encouraged attendees to take advantage of member benefits, particularly the new technology initiatives. One such new benefit is the online Innovation Lab, where members have access to more than 1,000 e-books in the Leadership and Management Library, a free...

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...

2008-06-19 06:00:15

By Anonymous SLA has applauded the U.S. Government Accountability Office's recent report on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's library closures. The report was requested by the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee last year following an outcry by the public and the library community over the destruction of sensitive documents and restriction of access to public health information contained in the EPA libraries. "SLA was the first library association to denounce the...


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