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. 3, No. 12, December

A Walk around the IRC, Physically and Virtually
A comment by one of our new directors at the recent board meeting that she had never been to SLA's headquarters before made me think that the vast majority of our members will probably never have the opportunity to visit 1700 Eighteenth Street, NW,...
Beyond COMPETENCIES: A Trendspotter's Guide to Library Education
"Life," John Lennon once philosophized, "is what happens while you are making other plans." It has been over two decades since the president of the University of Oregon announced the imminent closing of his institution's Graduate School of Librarianship....
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS (IFLA) CONFERENCE 1999: Libraries as Gateways to an Enlightened World
The sixty-fifth IFLA Council and General Conference convened in Bangkok, Thailand at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre, August 20-28, 1999. The official opening of the conference provided the occasion for delegates to meet IFLA's...
Learn from the Association's Knowledge Management Champions-Position Yourself for Leadership
SLA's New Professional Learning Conference Links Knowledge Management and Leadership Training If you're a member of SLA, you know the value of leadership, both in your professional activities (hopefully through your volunteer activities within the...
Maps Reveal Patterns Hidden in Databases -- Part 1
Any realtor knows the key to success is location, location, location. The average person, however, doesn't always realize the importance of location to his or her success in business, research, or everyday life. Chase Manhattan Bank, for example, discovered...
SLA's Executive Director PRESENTS IN ASIA
In the presence of one-hundred corporate executives, national Diet (the legislative branch of the Japanese government) members, bureaucrats, and information specialists, David R. Bender, Ph.D., defined knowledge management as the "human interaction...
The Profession of the Future, Here Today
We are, at long last, in the final month of this year, this century, this millennium! Get your toasting glasses out and prepare to "pop the cork" to celebrate! After all, we have many reasons to do so as we close out 1999. Susan DiMattia, our current...
Training Users in the Electronic Era
It is common knowledge that digital technologies (computing, telecommunications, the Internet, and the World Wide Web) have brought dramatic changes to our life styles and work. However, it is also true that the latest real technological innovation,...
UCITA Passes-Model Legislation on Its Way to States
Despite significant opposition from such groups as the Digital Future Coalition, consisting of forty-two national organizations that represent education libraries and consumers, on July 29, 1999, the National Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL)...