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10th Annual CUA “Bridging the Spectrum” Symposium – Registration Now Open! To be held on Friday, February 2, 2018!

From SLA Connect / Catholic University of America

Dear Colleagues –

Seats are filling up fast! If you are interesting hearing about how the recent decision on Net Neutrality will affect libraries and your life in general, you do not want to miss the symposium on February 2nd!

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Bridging the Spectrum Symposium that will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018! To ensure your place, please go to:

***Note: If you cannot access the form from the link, please copy to your browser***

You will need to create a username and password to register. The fee for attendees is $25.00 which helps to defray expenses of the event, including morning continental breakfast and lunch. All attendees and presenters must pre-register; no on-site registration will be accepted. Please include any disability accommodations or special dietary needs when you register, or contact the Symposium Committee at: or 202-319-6272.

This is the only DC-area symposium that brings together practitioners, students, and faculty from all sectors of the information professions for a day of sharing and collaboration. Details of the program will be available at: 

This year we are excited to have Dr. Alan Inouye from the ALA Washington Office as our keynote speaker! Dr. Inouye leads ALA’s technology policy portfolio ranging from telecommunications to copyright and licensing, to advance the ability of libraries to contribute to the economic, educational, cultural, and social well-being of America’s communities. He  is a recognized expert in national technology policy, serves on advisory boards for committees of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the U.S. State Department, Library For All, and the University of Maryland. Dr. Inouye began his career in the computer industry in Silicon Valley. He worked as a computer programmer for Atari, a statistician for Verbatim, and a manager of information systems for Amdahl (now Fujitsu). He completed his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley and earned three master’s degrees, in business administration (finance), systems engineering, and computer systems.

Seats are limited, so register early!  Past symposia have sold out! We anticipate that this one will too.

 — The Symposium Committee (Dr. Renate Chancellor, Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Dr. Sung Un Kim)

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CID Webinar: Do you consider the human element in automated research? Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:00-1:00 ET.

From SLA Connect

You’re Invited!  SLA Competitive Intelligence Division Webinar

How to Incorporate the Human Element in Automated Intelligence Gathering

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:00-1:00 ET

Julie Clegg, CEO
Human-i Intelligence Services Inc. 

Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming a reality.  What does this mean for vocations that appear easy to automate but require deep humanity, like investigation, or are optimized by a combination of both human and artificial intelligence?

This presentation will explore research, intelligence and investigation from a human perspective – how we manage issues of ethics and morality, compassion, empathy and cognitive bias in an increasingly automated environment. This webinar will equip those that need to find information with the very best internet-based tools and techniques to do so, combined with the best data processor we have…our brain.


*       Learn how to navigate the technical landscape-learn which tools do what, and how to combine automation with human intelligence gathering
*       Discover pros and cons of artificial intelligence in research and investigation
*       Find tools and techniques to increase productivity online
*       Understand the value of collaboration and mentorship
*       Discover how to maintain relevancy as technology advances

Our Speaker, Julie Clegg:

From the computer screen to the television screen, Julie has crafted her life’s work around investigation, profiling and technology, combining her knowledge of cyber-psychology with two decades of online investigations experience to bring to light those that hide in the digital shadows and cause disruption, distress or terror.

Julie is a former police detective and undercover operator, criminal and geographic profiler, an active search and rescue volunteer, a passionate human rights advocate, a global educator and an avid world traveler.  Along with her trusted team of leading global experts, Julie uses all-source intelligence with a focus on online OSINT, social media intelligence, and ethical and proportionate practices for covert and undercover investigations to solve complex problems for corporations, governments, law enforcement and non-profits worldwide.

In a world of increasingly artificial intelligence, Julie brings human solutions to digital investigations.


Lora Bray
Market Intelligence Analyst
Credit Union National Association
Madison WI

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Webinar: Introduction to Data from the National Center for Health Statistics. Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018 Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EST)

From the GOVDOC listserv

Register to attend the live training webinar, “Introduction to Data from the National Center for Health Statistics.”

  • Speaker: Steve Beleu, Federal Government Information Specialist, Oklahoma Department of Libraries
  • Learning outcomes: In this webinar attendees will learn how to search for data from the suite of data surveys and the documentation that supports them on the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) “Data Collection Systems” web page.
  • Expected level of knowledge for participants: No prerequisite knowledge required, however, it could be helpful for registrants to review the website prior to the webinar.

Upon registering, a confirmation email from sqldba @ will be sent with instructions for joining the webinar. To ensure delivery of that email, configure your junk mail or spam filter(s) to permit messages from that address. If you do not receive it, please notify GPO. In order to attend or present at a GPO-hosted webinar, a WebEx plug-in must be installed. Download instructions.

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