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Information centers, whether in traditional libraries, law firms, or universities, must deal with a growing number of third-party vendors like LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Westlaw), and 3M Library Systems, just to name a few, which provide products and services essential to a modern research enterprise. Library professionals are not expert negotiators and so may feel intimidated by the prospect of negotiating...

SLA chose the theme of “be more” for the group’s 2018 Annual Conference. It’s actually “Bmore” in reference to the show’s Baltimore location, but the concept of being more is valid as librarianship continues to evolve. Those of you planning to attend SLA 2018, June 11-13 at the Baltimore Convention Center, will have plenty to see, hear and learn while there,...

Who is your favorite librarian? Someone who influenced you as a child, supported your academic pursuits, engages and enlightens you in your adulthood. What is your favorite library? The public library in your community, the library at your alma mater, a special library with a unique mission and purpose?...

Most humans hate change, yet our brains are wired to appreciate novelty and new things. Stability is a requirement of successful organizations, but so are innovation and disruption. Change happens every day, on personal and organizational levels, with or without our participation. It is incumbent on each of us to reflect regularly about change and manage the change we confront or strive...

Far more cases of sexual harassment are being tried in the court of public opinion recently than at any time I can remember. That we are seeing so many examples of alleged sexual harassment, or past settlements made that are just coming to light, is an unfortunate narrative whose plot should have been changed long ago. ...

Fact-based knowledge gaps are easy to identify and fill. Even if you’re a “department of one”, you can rely on courses to maintain technical skills. But what about your personal development? While a good team of colleagues and co-workers can provide a network of professional learning and support, it doesn’t always include individual career needs and life goals. To nurture those,...

We asked one of our library colleagues and consultants to conduct some LIS salary research from the job seeker’s perspective. ...

LAC Federal Deputy Director Jocelyn McNamara returned to her alma mater on March 9, 2017, to speak to students in the College of Information Studies about the future of librarianship and information services and career opportunities in contracting....