Saturday, January 01, 2011

Special Libraries Association Launches Future Ready Blog

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) has launched a new blog, the Future Ready 365 blog, a "daily dose of intelligent solutions answering the question: How are you Future Ready?".

The blog is open to librarian and information professionals who can send in their ideas:

"There’s no way to sugar-coat it. The upheavals in the library and information industry in the recent past due to economic turmoil, technological developments, and shifting user expectations, have caused many corporate libraries to close and even made some fundamental library services irrelevant."

'However, I’m convinced that amongst ourselves, we have the ideas, insight, and knowledge to create our desired future..."

"Your contribution—250 words, a handful of images, even audio and video—will build a mosaic that offers this community actionable insights into the future of our profession and association."


"Need to jump start your medulla oblongata? Here are some ideas:

  • How have your client’s expectations of your products and services changed over the past year and how have you addressed those changes?
  • If you are not feeling future ready, what is it that is getting in the way?
  • With tighter budgets, what criteria do you use to make your clients future ready?"


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posted by Michel-Adrien at 4:44 pm


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