Active citizenship in the world of ideas:
The information services community shares and debates ideas in journals, books, and newsletters. The vitality of current thought actively expressed and creatively applied is essential to the success of any organization’s information-based initiatives. Both Jane & Rebecca are the authors of many articles published in some of the industry’s most influential journals, including:

Seven Easy Steps to Help You Measures Up in Computers in Libraries, July 2013; Rebecca Jones & Moe Hosseini-Ara

Overcoming Our Habits & Learning to Measure Impact in Computers in Libraries, June 2013; Rebecca Jones & Moe Hosseini-Ara

Library Strategic Planning: Voyage of Star Trek Enterprise or Spruce Goose? Issue 5, 2012, Feliciter; Jim Morgenstern & Rebecca Jones

How UTM Library Staff Imagined the Future and Collaborated on the Plan to Realize the Vision; Issue 5, 2012, Feliciter; Susan Senese & Rebecca Jones

Celebrating 20 Years of Passion, Curiosity and a Desire to Help in the June 2012 issue of CLA Govt Library & IM Professionals Network

Why Libraries Fail & Tips for Staying Alive, Issue 3, 2005, Feliciter; Jane Dysart

Libraries and Their Service Portfolios, June 2005, Searcher; Rebecca Jones

Information Audits: Building a Critical Process, Jan 2004, Searcher; Rebecca Jones

Intelligent Conferences: Reality or Oxymoron? Jan 2001, Searcher; Stephen Abram & Rebecca Jones

Business Plans: Roadmaps for Growth and Success, Dec 2000, Information Outlook; Rebecca Jones

Other Publications We Have Contributed to:


Information Today

Computers In Libraries

Information Highways

Dysart & Jones also participates regularly in the industry’s ongoing discussion of new ideas by editing the vehicles that publish them.

Intranet Professional, a bimonthly newsletter from Information Today, Fall 1999-2003
Jane Dysart, Rebecca Jones, Mary Lee Kennedy, co-editors

Business Online: A Canadian Guide.
Jane Dysart: co-editor

Information Outlook, Knowledge Management special issue
Jane Dysart: guest editor

Special Libraries (now Information Outlook), Standing in the Future special issue
Jane Dysart: guest editor

Current Conference Presentations, PDF format

Québec Library Association – L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec
» Conference, Montreal, May 2007 — by Rebecca Jones

Computers in Libraries 2007
» Organization 2.0 — by Rebecca Jones

Computers in Libraries 2007
» Accelerated Planning: Not an Oxymoron — by Rebecca Jones

Toronto Area Law Librarians (TALL) 2006
» CSI: Competencies, Skills & Insights for the Information Professional
— by Rebecca Jones

IFLA 2006
» Improving the User Experience: Tips &Strategies for Success— by Jane Dysart

Joint Spring Workshop, DC, April 25, 2006 (DCSLA, DCLA, LLS of DC, FLICC)
» Competencies & the Information Professional — by Jane Dysart

Ontario Library Association, Feb 2 – 4, 2006, Toronto
» Building Castles in Your Mind: Creative Planning for the Future— by Jane Dysart
» Accelerated Planning — by Rebecca Jones

Information Highways, April 5, 2005
» Top 10 Reasons Information Professionals Succeed: Business Practices for Fuiling the Fire — byRebecca Jones

SLA, Boston Chapter, March 23, 2005
» Top Ten Reasons Libraries Fail — by Jane Dysart

Ontario Library Association, Feb 3 – 5 2005, Toronto
» Top Ten Reasons Libraries Fail — by Jane Dysart
» Planning: Lessons from the Trenches with Yvonne Attard, Lynne Bentley, Marjorie Whalen — byRebecca Jones
» Barcoding Our Clients— by Rebecca Jones