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While many surveys show that people want remote work flexibility, if not all the time at least some of the time. But the truth is, if your remote work option is an all-or-nothing proposition—meaning you will work from home 100% of the time—make sure you have considered the complete picture before making the commitment....

CCM EVP Natalya Berdzeni delved into two spend management topics. First, as author of 99 Questions to Stop Spending More Than Your Competitors, she focused on a question about objectives. And in response to the downsizing and decentralization of the library function in law firms, she raised the issue of maverick spend for electronic information resources....

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 relevant search results when words like "library" and "librarian" are no longer sufficient for gaining...

Cinecon is a celebration of forgotten films from the silent and early sound era of movie-making that features screenings, celebrity guests, one of the country's top movie memorabilia shows, plus live piano accompaniment for the silent films! This year's event, Cinecon 52, will be at the Egyptian Theater at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard from Thursday evening, September 1 through Monday, September 5. According to Stan...

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 at either end of the research spectrum: Information that’s in short supply, like reliable information...

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 and contingent workers will require other shifts, including the need to update and change HR...

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 contracted and/or contingent workforce of librarians, researchers and other information professionals. Some of our clients outsource the entire administration...

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, negotiation skills can make the difference between getting what you need or going without. Maximizing...

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 – The Facts and More Working for one of LAC Group’s clients in media and entertainment, Natalie's next...