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. 4, April

An Open Letter to Patricia Schroeder
On February 7, 2001, the Washington Post published an article on Patricia Schroeder, president of the Association of American Publishers. The article focused on the former congresswoman's efforts to raise the volume of the debate regarding protection...
Building Successful Relationships with IT Professionals
Speaking IT, and Staying a Librarian TODAY'S CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT DEMANDS THAT CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAMS come together at a moment's notice and collaborate effectively to rapidly resolve business problems. These short-term task teams are often composed...
Reach out with What You Know Best
First, I wish you all heartfelt best wishes this month in celebrating International Special Librarians Day. Now that we've done this for a decade, I think we all should be adept at finding unique ways to share the value we bring to our customers, our...
Should You Be an Award Winner?
The Engineering Division Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2001/2002 Ei/SLA Engineering Librarian Award. This award is offered annually to honor a member of the Engineering Division. The award, sponsored by Engineering Information...
SLA Caucuses: Creation, Purpose and the GLIC
One of the primary reasons for joining an association is that it allows access to peers who can enhance your professional life. Associations also provide continuing education, advocacy, and often, peer recognition. SLA provides the opportunity to join...
Sla News
SLA Honors Retiring Executive Director, Establishing the Bender Fund for International Development SLA announces the creation of the David R. Bender Fund for International Development, a new endowment named in honor of its executive director, David...
SLA Urges Authors, Publishers to Settle Differences in Copyright Dispute
SLA's Board of Directors called for publishers and authors to seek consensus through negotiations, rather than wait for the Supreme Court to reach a decision in the matter of Tasini et al v. New York Times. Tasini vs. The New York Times is the landmark...
SPOTLIGHT on SLA Members: Trudy Katz
MasterCard International recently appointed Trudy Katz, a longtime SLA member, to vice president of their Information Center. Katz joined MasterCard in 1997 and has played a leading role in the development and management of an electronic information...
Surveys, More Surveys.And Research Reports!
There may be no greater example of the loyalty of SLA's membership than the continuing high response rate the Association receives to its member surveys. We consistently hear back from about 50% of the people we ask to cooperate--an excellent response...