Information Outlook

Official magazine of the Special Libraries Association. Includes articles on the administration, organization, and operation of special libraries and information centers; research reports in librarianship, documentation, education.

Articles from Vol. 2, No. 2, February

As the Non-Traditional Becomes Typical
What seems to be non-traditional for librarians, can also be referred to as "new style."(1) New-style librarians' key skills are their abilities to conduct research, use critical thinking, use cutting-edge technology, and organize information. This essay...
Copyright Issues in the Cherokee Nation
Copyright issues among the Cherokee Nation combine history, heritage, art, the U.S. Constitution, federal legislation, and the Cherokee Constitution and Tribal Code. In the Cherokee Nation Code, a two-volume set consisting of 80 titles, there are no...
Filling the Planning Vacuum
The planning session was at a critical point. The Information Services Group had decided to make the foray into Intranet delivery of information to internal clients. Now it was time to execute the idea. That's when the following questions came up: ...
Integrating Technology into Strategic Planning
Chess players often rely on heir knowledge of what has been actually tried, the probability of its success (or failure), and are continually alert to new actions, incorporating this information into their next move. They may take a risk with an untried...
Knowledge Management Proves to Be Hot Topic for SOTA '97
The Special Libraries Association delivered its annual State-of-the-Art Institute, "Knowledge Management: A New Competitive Asset" to a sold-out audience November 6-7, 1997, in Washington, DC. The Institute, sponsored by Disclosure, Inc., focused on...
Marketing with a Capital S: Strategic Planning for Knowledge Based Services
INTRODUCTION: Strategic Thinking Wasn't a Core Course in Library School Some have said that strategic planning is a fancy expression for the simple notion of deciding "where/what/who do we want to be (for whom) in one-three-five years?" In our hearts,...
SLA's Long-Range Financial Plan
The Finance Committee has been working on a long-range financial plan to insure the long-term financial stability of the association. The association's five-year plan is to fulfill its strategic objectives and to provide cutting-edge programs and services...
Strategic Planning Web Sites
Since this issue of Information Outlook focuses on strategic planning and how chapters and divisions can use SLA's strategic plan as the basis for their own, the place to start this column is with samples of some existing plans. The Special Libraries...
The Strategy Game at SLA
The "strategy game" at SLA has been an evolving venture. This article hopes to capture some of the highlight of the association's history of strategic planning and to describe the present process so that all members can better understand the current...