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Accepting Applications for Professional Development Award

By |September 22nd, 2014|News|Comments Off on Accepting Applications for Professional Development Award

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.

Three Librarians Walk Into a Casino

By |April 11th, 2014|News, reference|Comments Off on Three Librarians Walk Into a Casino

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.

Information Sharing Positions Available

By |January 30th, 2014|Business strategy, News|Comments Off on Information Sharing Positions Available

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.

A Wealth of Nostalgia

By |September 13th, 2013|indexing, News, search|Comments Off on A Wealth of Nostalgia

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.”

Open Source Project Looks to the Future

By |May 9th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Open Source Project Looks to the Future

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.

Discovery Services Aid the Professionals

By |May 3rd, 2012|News|Comments Off on Discovery Services Aid the Professionals

Connecting users with the information they seek is one of the central pillars of the very honorable librarian profession. The web-scale discovery services for libraries provide quick searching seamlessly across various components of indexed content.

The Benefit of Web-Scale Discoveries

By |April 24th, 2012|News|Comments Off on The Benefit of Web-Scale Discoveries

Connecting users with the information they seek is one of the central pillars of the librarian profession. The new web-scale discovery services for libraries provide quick searching seamlessly across various components of indexed content.

The Evolving Librarian

By |October 31st, 2011|News|Comments Off on The Evolving Librarian

Those in the “biz” have been fully aware of the gradual demise of the traditional librarian in our industry. Traditional roles as reference clerks […]

Librarians Have Come A Long Way Baby

By |March 24th, 2011|News, Technology|Comments Off on Librarians Have Come A Long Way Baby

Regardless of when you went to school, the image that comes to your mind when hearing the term librarian is very similar to mine and everyone else’s. Gray hair, bun, wire framed glasses on a lanyard sitting on the end of her nose and tight pursed lips that you are sure hasn’t smiled in years, if ever. Was I really that far off?