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. 6, No. 2, February

Field Trip & Tours
Saturday, June 08, 2002 4.30 PM - 7:30 PM Tour of the Los Angeles Times Library Visit The Los Angeles Times editorial library for demonstrations of the staff-developed electronic resources used to support the research needs of the newsroom....
General Session
Opening General Session MONDAY, JUNE 10 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Peter Drucker Management Guru Originator of groundbreaking concepts that are foundations of modern management, Drucker will enlighten you with his unconventional exploration of...
Give the Performance of a Lifetime. (Communications Outlook)
The beginning of the New Year is always refreshing. There is a positive outlook in the air. Many of our New Year's resolutions are still intact, and optimism for a promising start is still foreseeable. For some of us, the New Year also means new...
How Shall We Take the Lead? (Executive Outlook)
The December issue of Washingtonian Magazine featured editor's choices of the fifty most intelligent people in the nation's capital. A few days earlier, an article in the Washington Post boasted that Washington, D.C. is home to the most educated population...
Let's Talk about It: The Emerging Technology Future for Special Librarians
There is no doubt that technology has changed the world. Almost every aspect of our jives differs in some way from that of our parents and grandparents because of advances in society's ecology-heat, tight, communication, and food. When my grandfather...
Los Angeles' Very Special Libraries: Finding Something for Everyone
Take a Tour of LA Culture FROM OUTER SPACE TO THE INTRICACIES OF MOTION PICTURE SPECIAL EFFECTS, from the Wild West to the roots of Anglo-American arts and Literature, from original Spanish land grants to ancient Hebrew texts, you will find almost...
New Management for the New Information Workplace. (Strategic Learning Outlook)
The event of September 11 and their aftermath have exacerbated uncertainty for people and organizations. The work of information/knowledge services managers is being reassessed and reevaluated in a new context. Some of the traditional management solutions...
Pitch In: Why Volunteering Helps Everyone
Get Out There MICHAEL HOMAN AND JULIE MACKSEY, A CURRENT LIBRARIAN AND A FORMER librarian, respectively, entered the world of volunteerism cautiously. But now both are converts to that world. In this article, Homan and Macksey share their own experiences...
Register's Report on Temporary Copies and Software. (Copyright Corner)
Last month's column addressed the first sale portion of the recently issued Register's Report on Section 104 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). (1) This column focuses on the other two issues raised in the report--temporary copies and...
SLA Conference Events
Saturday, June 8th SLA President's Reception. 7:00 pm: Join Special Libraries Association (SLA) President Hope Tillman in a special Los Angeles celebration. Don't miss this opportunity to have fun LA style at the Museum of Neon Art--networking...
The Icon-Speaks: An Interview with Peter Drucker. (Interview)
Follow the leader TO MANY PEOPOLE PETER DRUCKER IS A BUSINESS ICON. THE 92 year old has written more than 30 books about society, politics, economics, and management during the past 60 years. He has also contributed articles to the Wall Street Journal...
To Serve You Better
After reviewing many hotels in the vicinity, SLA has agreed to designate the following hotels as its official conference hotels. Why should you book your accommodations through the Housing Bureau using one of the official conference hotels? *...
Welcome to the Knowledge Exchange. (KEx Corner)
This is the first column I have written as the knowledge builder of the new Knowledge Exchange. In January, SLA unveiled the Knowledge Exchange (formerly the Information Resources Center). The KEx is the first unit to be launched under SLA's new "Structuring...
What Is Not a Project?
Building the Successful Project WHAT IS A PROJECT? NOT MUCH, WAS MY ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION when asked by a participant in a project management workshop. This person got it--most everything we do, whether Launching a space shuttle, developing a...
What Is Your Dream of LA?
When you visit Los Angeles, you will discover that much of the vibrant life here seems to thrive somewhere between reality and dream. This alluring place is the birthplace of trends, such as convertibles, health food, in-line skates, and even the Internet!...