Is There a Future for Special Libraries? Simmons GSLIS November 17 5 pm

Toby Pearlstein is giving the ISI Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture: Is There a Future for Special Libraries? on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 5 pm at the Kotzen Meeting Center, Simmons College, Boston, MA.

“2009 is the 100th anniversary of the Special Libraries Association, making this an ideal time to consider if there is a future for special libraries (and the skill set of librarians who work in them). Are we prepared to answer the question of whether in the struggle for our survival we will be “the fittest” or if special libraries will become a casualty of the ongoing information revolution? In exploring these questions Dr. Pearlstein will take a look at the roles special librarians have typically played as intermediaries and arbiters of information and knowledge in their parent organizations, discuss the increasing challenges to these roles from both within and outside the profession, and conclude by taking a pragmatic look at some ways to position ourselves for survival and success in a future of ongoing economic and social turbulence.”

by Tuesday November 10, 2009.

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