Category: SLA

  • The Role of Information Professionals in the unfolding Apocalypse

    This morning the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds until midnight. It’s never been this close to midnight before – but with the real threats of nuclear war, climate collapse, increasing rise of fascism, global economic inequality, and the resulting social unrest it isn’t really a surprise that they moved […]

  • Something…libraries…something:Neutrality is dead.

    Sophie Scholl flickr photo by jimforest shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license I often lament that I never really use my undergraduate degree in History and German. Only now it seems like my decision to get a degree in what I joked was “Nazi Studies” (modern German history, literature, and culture could be reduced […]

  • Why I’m Still In SLA: Big tents and hive minds

    flickr photo shared by brizzle born and bred under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-SA ) license I feel bad about using a pic of Teddies when I have always leant to the Mods, but I think this is a good pic of group cohesion and defiance. This week the results of the SLA elections were […]

  • SLA and its discontents: Disagreeing with grace

    flickr photo shared by wwarby under a Creative Commons ( BY ) license (I feel like this should be unnecessary, but let state for the record I want nothing but the best for SLA and its long term survival.) This week reminds me a football match that’s kind of ugly with little to show for […]

  • Thoughts on the Revised SLA Recommendations

    flickr photo shared by ierdnall under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license Nothing says “Friday afternoon in July” like an email from SLA about the Revised Recommendations and the proposed Roadmap for the Future of SLA. (You’ll need to login to access the documents.) So I read them and I’m still not really happy […]