Professionalism & Leadership at Every Level

The Dark Side of FOIA

In the currently polarized political climate, activists have been using FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) and similar tools as a means of both achieving policy goals and intimidating speech. FOIA has been regularly used by social and environmental justice activists to expose or uncover unseemly governmental action. Now FOIA and similar tools are being used by alt-right activists to "dox" or otherwise expose individuals ...more »

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True Cost of Info: Measuring the ROI of the Information Center

Identifying and communicating the ROI of information services and your information center is always a challenge; we are still competing with “it’s all available for free on the web”. Invite Mary Ellen Bates to share tools and strategies from her white paper, The True Cost of Information: Measuring the ROI of the Information Center (https://www.springernature.com/gp/librarians/landing/truecostroi). Included in the white ...more »

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Collaborating & Complying for Effective Marketing & Outreach

Librarians don't need to "reinvent the wheel" when it comes to marketing, PR, and outreach activities. Many of our parent organizations (law schools, law firms, local governments, etc.) have communications, PR or marketing departments that can serve as useful partners in developing marketing campaigns. Additionally, these departments often have outreach policies in place with which library marketing campaigns should comply. ...more »

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