The term corporate librarian isn't heard much these days. In the world of downsizing, redundancy, and streamlining, most organizational charts seem to be missing this very valuable position. There is a new resource out there addressing this very problem. "Corporate Libraries: Basic Principles in a Changing Landscape."
We realize you are in the middle of the holiday festivities and planning something for six months from now seems way too organized for the chaos that is December. However, you should mark your calendar for the Special Libraries Association 2015 Annual Conference on June 14-15, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Whether you are new to this field or a seasoned professional, you'll find something to enlighten you at the SLA 2015 Annual Conference.
We are always excited to share with our readers career opportunities in the world of taxonomy, metadata, and semantic technology. Even if you aren’t in the market for a career move, it is good to stay on top of what is available and how the fields are changing.
The Rio Grande Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is now accepting applications for the 2014 Donna Cromer Memorial Award, in honor of the late Donna Cromer, a University of New Mexico science librarian and member of the Rio Grande Chapter and the Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics (PAM) Division who passed away in 2013.
If you are still on the fence about whether to attend the American Libraries Association (ALA) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas this summer, this bit of news might help you make your decision. There will be a special performance by the Oxford Commas, a band composed of librarians and university press editors who are dedicated to raising the grammatical standard in popular music. The set list will include such favorites as: Whom Do You Love?, You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet, and Two Out of Three Is Not Bad.
Looking for a new job? Or maybe you just want to keep tabs on the industry? We are always excited to share career opportunities in the world of taxonomy, indexing, and information management that we find with our readers. Even if you aren’t in the market for a career move, it is always good to stay on top of what is available and how the fields are evolving.
What exactly is a virtual repository of metadata? The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), launched with a set of linked, accessible, digital materials from libraries, archives, and museums around the country. Their tag line is “A Wealth of Knowledge.”
The Force11 project (the Future of Research Communication and e-Scholarship) describes itself as a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers, and research funders. Their vision could be considered ambitious in that they look to a future in which scientific information and scholarly communication more generally become part of a global, universal, and explicit network of knowledge.