All librarians and information professionals regularly make choices that support better learning; knowing learning theories helps special librarians
Librarians can get ideas on connecting with our communities as other educators do; revisit John Dewey’s principles
Library instruction expert Dr. Lauren Hays highlights several Chrome extensions and various plugins for librarians to use when exploring ChatGPT
The Horizon Report offers insight into what technology trends we need to be aware of in special libraries where teaching and learning occurs.
Lauren Hays interviewed Cheryl Oestreicher about her book’s theme: access is the goal of all archival work, and all archival functions culminate in access.
Lauren Hays’ interview with Dr. Troy Swanson author of Knowledge as a Feeling, which examines how neuroscience and psychology influence librarianship
Lauren Hays interview with Dr. Vanessa Reyes on the process of writing a book; tips that will help you prepare and succeed.
Interview with the Editors: Crum and Nunez, Essential Leadership Skills for Health Sciences Information Professionals
Many librarians are promoted into leadership roles without training to help them succeed; highlights of book intended to bridge that gap
Integrated Library Planning is a model that can help librarians become more resilient in an environment under constant change.
Archival accessioning is at the heart of holistic, extensible collection management – you *can* create your own archival accessioning program.
Mobile news consumption is an integral part of people’s daily lives—its impact on participation in political and social lives cannot be underestimated.
Information compliance is a multi-faceted concept that affects every aspect of information processing and management, including ESG concerns
Overview of book about the concepts associated with preserving and managing personal digital information, PIM (personal information management).
Dr. Lauren Hays’ reading recommendations for librarians, writers, teachers, and those interested in the intersection of technology and memory
Discussion of the Medical Library Association’s goals and initiatives with the 2023 President of the MLA, Shannon Jones.
The book Foundations of Information Law makes the law relevant, understandable, and knowable to current and future librarians
I recently enjoyed a conversation with Seema Rampersad, the current President of the Special Libraries Association. Our interview is below.
Thomas’ book Inside Wikipedia is his attempt to present a succinct, readable, and thorough introduction to Wikipedia, aimed squarely at “wiki-neophytes”
Interview with editors of Designing Libraries for the 21st Century; focused on academic libraries, but relevant and applicable to special libraries
Interview with editors of a book that examines how discoverability occurs in digital repositories, focusing on both systems and user perspectives
Collection Management in the Cloud is a “how-to” book exploring cloud-based technologies for managing everyday library collection management workflows
Staff-led strategic planning is an inclusive approach that engages and empowers staff to develop a strategic plan for their library collaboratively.
Interview with author of history of how information increased in quantity and variety during past 200 years, how that happened, why, and impact today
Generative AI can be used in libraries in databases, in the chat systems librarians use, and in cataloging.
Interview with the authors of a book that explores the nature of authenticity and misinformation through the lens of heritage tourism