Stuart Basefsky documents how the Personal Information Trainer can become a unique employee benefit written into the employment contract of key individuals deemed to be essential to the success of a firm or institution. This concept is useful to human resource managers, libraries, and the institutions they serve. This article provides the fundamental concepts and constructs necessary to implement such a program with an emphasis on why and how this should be done.
Bonnie Shucha explores the pros and cons of real-time communication, explains how real-time communication works in a library setting, and introduces two free, easy-to-use applications for virtual reference.
George Butterfield and Kristyn Helge review ten major legal digital research portals, assessing, comparing and contrasting their major characteristics and providing guidance on using each one.
Terri Wilson focuses on workshops, websites, and other sources to assist in your exploration into the creative world, both professionally and personally. This is Terri’s last column, and I thank her for a year of wonderful contributions.
Terri Wilson heralds the upcoming National Library Week with a range of celebratory, inexpensive and fun suggestions about activities and events that highlight the profession.
Terri Wilson describes how creative inspiration for projects may be found in sources such as music, topical magazines, and websites that highlight open source design content.
Connie Crosby suggests that publishers implement RSS feeds for new product announcements to help stem the tide of current awareness updates that often end up in the circular file.
Terri Wilson offers quick suggestions, easily implemented, for making time to fulfill a resolution or two during the course of our increasingly demanding work week.
Janet Peros provides an overview of how law librarians have integrated blogs and RSS into current awarness services for practice groups and client related research.
Connie Crosby addresses the evolving professional roles and expectations, goals and perspectives of librarians between Baby Boom and Generation X.