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. 5, No. 10, October

A Conversation with Debra Meyerson
What Kind of Radical Are You? TEMPERED RADICALS-HOW PEOPLE USE DIFFERENCE TO INSPIRE IS CHANGE AT WORK by Debra Meyerson will be released this month by Harvard Business School Press (www.hbsp.harvard.edu). Meyerson professor of management at...
An African Moment: A Freedom Forum Journey
Editors Note: PJ Crier was awarded a 2000 Freedom Forum/SLA fellowship, one of four given annually, to work for two weeks in South Africa performing library functions related to the delivery and advancement of journalism. The minute my plane landed...
Fast Company: An Interview with Alan Webber
Jeff De Cagna is managing director, Strategic Learning for SLA. What is the New Economy? ALAN WEBBER, A FORMER COLLEGIATE BASEBALL PLAYER, HIT .500 as editor of the Harvard Business Review. During three of his six years there, the publication...
Is It Time for A Self Audit?
Unless you work for the Internal Revenue Service, you are probably like most people who loathe the thought of an audit. The word audit reveals our deepest fears: The fear of someone invading our privacy and uncovering the unknown. Since we really don't...
Learning from Failure
Is it "failure"? Or is it "disappointment"? All knowledge workers experience failure from time to time. Failure is not an experience we dwell on or give a lot of attention to, but it is fairly common. Several of us went through it last June,...
Ready? Get Set! Let's Go!!
I would like to begin this column by extending an official greeting to the international community of information professionals, and express to you that I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve as the executive director of the Special Libraries...
SLA Launches InfoStore
In June's IRC Notes, I said our information portals were great, but they needed improved access. With the launch of SLA's InfoStore, a new vehicle or portal to Virtual SLA's information resources, we have taken steps to improve that access. The...
The Case That Will Not Die!
Last month I foolishly titled the column "Tasini: The Final Chapter." Wrong! This case will not die and there will be more actions resulting from it in the near future. On June 25, 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that including articles from...
The Essential Peter Drucker
Two critical events affected the world of libraries and information in 1909: the beginning of the SLA and the birth of Peter Drucker. We all know how the SLA has affected our professional lives, but what about Drucker? He is probably best known...
You Say You Want a Revolution?
Start the Change! ACTUALLY, THIS ARTICLE HAS TWO TITLES. YOU ARE FREE TO CHOOSE between them, at no extra charge. The one you see above is for those of us who can relate to the Lennon and McCartney song of 1968: "You say you want a revolution...