Better Times Ahead
by Brandi Scardilli
Things are certainly looking brighter already. Thanks to the promise of widespread vaccinations in 2021, we can finally look forward to a post-pandemic world. It may be some time before we truly feel safe, and there are some aspects of our lives that may have changed forever. It’s too soon to tell how much of COVID-19’s upheaval is permanent. But for now, let’s celebrate the fact that this year is already off to a good start.
Information Today has some exciting changes starting this issue: Gwen Gregory begins a new column, EDI Perspectives, which is centered on equity, diversity, and inclusion (page 20). Thomas Pack’s column has a new name, After Hours (page 18), to better reflect when info pros would have a chance to dig into the resources he covers. (Sometimes, they’re important for work, and sometimes, they’re just for fun!) We’ve brought back our global conference news (page 12), now that a mixture of virtual and in-person conferences is the norm.
As new legislatures are poised to begin their terms, Anthony Aycock shares his expertise on how to find and understand U.S. and state legislative information (page 14). And Amber Boedigheimer offers a primer on finding grants and writing grant proposals to help mitigate financial stress (page 16).