How can the SLA become more inclusive internationally and overcome cultural boundaries?
We in Europe see you as still culturally very North American focussed right now. That is an excellent question and one that I keep struggling with. I find that people are being very generous in telling us what would work for them. We are exploring more electronic communication, a change in the fee structure, different kinds of publications. It’s not going to be one answer for every country or every member because we have to look at the diversity of our population. Is the teaching of information students at Universities in the US keeping up with the changing demands of the market? What are the key skills for the Knowledge economy, now and in the future? I think that we have several outstanding Schools here in the US. I know this is also true in Europe. I did also explore a little bit in Australia and I got to meet instructors and faculties in Mexico. Many people are aware of what is needed. One thing I would like to see more of is more emphasis on Special Libraries curriculum. There is