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. 9, No. 11, November

Building Your Team with Hiring Practices
One of the most important aspects of management is the successful recruitment of qualified individuals for your library or information center. You may have the opportunity (or the hassle) of having to fill an existing position due to a staff departure....
Competing with Google in a Special Library
I have been speaking a lot lately about how librarians must re-position themselves in a Google-manic world. Among end-users there seems to be a lust and unchallenged adoration for Google searching. We know better (although, sadly, a few of our colleagues...
Design as Catalyst: Fostering Collaboration and Community in Special Libraries
Until a few months ago, when sophomore Johanna White headed for the library at the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University, she would descend to a tiny, cramped library housed in a former campus fraternity house. Today, Johanna and...
Global Industry Analysts, Inc.: A Worldwide Business Strategy & Market Intelligence Source
World's Largest Collection Of Market Research From A Single Publisher! * Advanced Technologies * Aerospace Industry * Agriculture & Allied Industries * Appliances * Automotive * Banking & Finance * Biotechnology * Chemicals...
How Search Engine Marketing Tools Can Work for You: Or Searching Is Really All about Finding, Third of Three Articles
Summary This is the third of three articles. Part 1 appeared in the August issue of Information Outlook, and Part 2 was published in October. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Search engine optimization and marketing covers a wide range of activities,...
Information Pros Move out of the Information Center
In response to members' requests, SLA expanded the 2005 annual salary survey to enhance the results with additional information on benefits, trends in hiring and expenditures, and changes in job descriptions and competencies. A supplemental survey...
Mining Text Can Boost Research
Text mining denotes software and computing processes that apply linguistic, statistical, and machine learning techniques to discover and exploit meaning hidden in text. But "hidden" as used here is misleading. While documents may be senseless collections...
SLA Bylaws Change Clears Way for New Dues Structure
SLA members have overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the SLA bylaws that removes a 12 percent cap on membership dues increases, allowing a new dues structure to be implemented beginning January 1, 2006. The action came about in the association's...
The Nonprofit World in California: Knowledge Management on a Shoestring
"I have a simple legal question," explained the executive director. However, to a nonprofit information specialist, a "simple legal question" is frequently a red flag that indicates a different and possibly complex issue underlying a caller's query....
We've Done Plenty, and There's More to Do
November is the beginning of the halfway mark of my year and I know that I haven't done half enough. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] I would like to thank all of my colleagues who took the time to investigate the issues during our bylaw change initiative....