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. 8, No. 6, June

Always International: A Brief History of SLA's Global Focus
An Occasional Series Last year, SLA adopted a new vision statement that codified the organization's commitment to being a "global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners". SLA has members in 77 countries...
A Vision for the Future
Why should SLA become more of a global organization? How will it help the members? How will it change the association? Information Outlook recently put those questions and more to SLA Executive Director Janice Lachance. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ...
Going Global: Creating the SLA Network of the Future
"Good morning. ABCO Information Center. How may I help you?" [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "Good morning. This is the CEO. Over the weekend we learned that Transcontinental-Metzu, a new consortium, is moving into our metals and materials market in South...
Lithuania Marks 100th Anniversary of Press Freedom
Library Week in Lithuania is a special event, indeed. We celebrate not just libraries, but the freedom to have them in the first place. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Lithuanian Parliament has proclaimed 2004 to be the Year of Language and Books...
Managing International Resources
In this predominately international issue of Information Outlook, it is appropriate to look at the information professional's role in a global context. SLA's Competencies for Information Professionals refers to the essential nature of information management...
SLA Member to Chair NCLIS
President George W. Bush has appointed SLA member Beth Fitzsimmons of Michigan as chair of the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS). [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] NCLIS helps to effect policy concerning libraries and...
SLA Member Wins Federal 100 Award
Bonnie Carroll, president of Information International Associates, Inc., has been named one of the nation's 100 most valuable information technology professionals. She has been a member of SLA since 1992. Carroll recently accepted the award for...
Table of Contents Service: Fair Use?
Many libraries offer a "table of contents" service for their users. Whether such a service runs afoul of copyright law has long been debated in library circles; neither the courts nor Congress has considered the matter and whether it qualifies as fair...
The Journey Has Just Begun
It's hard to believe that nearly one year has passed since my appointment as executive director of SLA during the 2003 Annual Conference in New York. As my orientation began, I realized that I had stepped into a world full of passion and enthusiasm...
What about Us? the Meta Librarian Information for Information Pros
I've opined in the past that when budget woes hit, the first things that many special librarians serve up to their masters are their own professional subscriptions, professional development money, and association memberships. Sad. Sometimes we just...
Where Is ERIC .... and Where Is ERIC Going?
For the last year the library community has had concerns about the future of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database. In existence since 1966, the ERIC system was a network of 13 subject specialty clearinghouses and their affiliates....