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In December of 1986, I started a small staffing firm for legal libraries, and that means we just had our 30 year anniversary. That same year, the National Science Foundation (NSF) initiated NSFNET, the network that would help form the US backbone for the global...

Whether by design or necessity, remote workforce management is becoming an imperative for employers that want to: Attract and retain the best people, no matter where they are, by removing barriers like geography or commute times. Increase productivity by giving workers more flexibility to balance...

A recent survey conducted by LibGig, our staffing and recruiting division, resulted in some great feedback on what works—and what could be improved upon—in online job boards, recruiting and other career services for library and information management professionals. One of the most commonly cited frustrations? Getting...

When you can’t find the information you seek, it may require tapping into creativity and persistence, traits that all good researchers possess. Yet many people would not use creativity and research for information in the same sentence. We believe they go hand in glove. Especially with challenges...

Last week we talked about the employment trend of the contingent workforce, referencing Workforce 2020, a global research project that involved both executives and employees. One of the findings: 83% of executives say they will be increasing the use of contingent, intermittent, or consultant employees. This shift to greater use of contractors...

We’re Hiring! That is a permanent menu item on our website and a button on every edition of our e-newsletter, The Curator. As providers of Library as a Service® (LaaS), we are always hiring people with information management skills and experiences. Library as a Service is essentially a...

Negotiation skills have become an invaluable soft skill for library directors and other professionals in the library and information sciences. Especially in regard to two areas where good negotiators have an edge: Maximizing Library Resources When budgets, staff and other resources are constrained and closely scrutinized,...

Research often involves current information. But sometimes historical background is required–a look back in time–with the help of an archive. In her role as an Information Specialist, Natalie Savits never knows which type of research she will be doing day-to-day or hour-by-hour. Research for Television News Programming –...

Humans have been presenting information in a pictorial or graphical format since the dawn of civilization – e.g., cave drawings. At the dawn of the information technology age we called it presentation graphics – e.g., PowerPoint. Only recently – at the dawn of Big Data –...

If you haven't yet, please read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. DIVERSITY OF APPROACHES TO MEDIA PRESERVATION: So, what about that Film collection of the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Il? Justin McKinney, an independent consultant, talked about the rumors and speculation surrounding the North Korean film...