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USGS Webinar: Using The National Map Services to Enable your Web and Mobile Mapping Efforts

USGS Webinar: Using The National Map Services to Enable your Web and Mobile Mapping Efforts

30 April 2014

Are you a developer, firm, or organization using mobile or web applications to enable your users? The USGS has publicly available geospatial services and data to help you!

The USGS’ National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) will be hosting a 30 minute Webinar on “Using The National Map services to enable your web and mobile mapping efforts” on the 30th of April at 9am Mountain Time.

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Aggregated List of CI Webinars [SLA CI Division sponsored or members speaking]
AIIP Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11am – Noon
Identifying & Valuing Your Transferable Skills: From Prospect Research to Competitive Intelligence
SLA CID Thursday, February 20, 2014 1- 2 pm
Applying Peter Drucker’s Principles To The Future Of Your Organization
SLA CID Thursday, February 27, 2014 1pm – 2 pm
What’s The Big Deal About Big Data?
SLA LMD Friday, February 28, 2014 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Influencing Leadership Using Competitive Intelligence [ZENA]
SLA CID Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Noon – 1pm
Buying & Selling Information
SLA CID Thursday, April 3, 2014 Noon – 1pm LIVE ONLY – NO REPLAY OR SLIDES SHARED
Billion-Dollar Surprises: How & Why Business War Games Pay Off
SLA CID Thursday, April 17, 2014 Noon – 1pm
State (& State-of-the-Art) of CI in Emerging Markets: BRICS – India

Link pending, programming pdf at
SLA CID Thursday, May 22, 2014 Noon – 1pm
SLA Conference Preview – CI Division – SAVE THE DATE

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Last Week to Register! Successful Internships: Rules & Revelations, October 12 Workshop from SLA-MD

 Job Search Workshop:  How to Find Internships and Practice Your Interviewing Skills

October 12th, 2013, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM at the Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, Maryland 

This is Your Last Week to Register!  Don’t miss this opportunity!  Program Won’t Be Repeated in 2014!

Register today at: 

Organized by the SLA Maryland Chapter 

Whether you are a student, between jobs, or an employer, this Workshop offers something for everyone!  For library, information science, and knowledge management students looking for career employment, nothing spells success like having hands-on learning experience in addition to classroom instruction.  Internships can greatly expand your knowledge, experience, contacts base, and chances of career success.  Many employers look for internship experience when hiring and often look to their own interns as the best potential candidates to fill positions.  

Savvy employers know that interns are a great return on investment.  They provide a fresh and diverse talent pool for gaining new insights, novel ideas, specialized strengths and skill sets.  Intern contributions can keep an organization successful, relevant and competitive! 

It’s a winning combination!  

 Who Should Attend:

  • Students who want to jumpstart their careers by learning the essentials of finding and applying for internships, hearing about a variety of great internship opportunities and how to land the one that is right for you.
  • Those who are between jobs and want to find out how the right internship can help you keep your skills sharp, gain new ones, expand networks, and even test-drive a budding area of interest. 
  • Employers who want to meet prospective interns and learn more about how an effective internship program can be an excellent way to gain a foothold into addressing today’s workload and tomorrow’s workforce.

Hear from the Pros, Newbie Librarians and Students!  Nancy Faget, noted leader in the “Careers in Federal Libraries” community;  Barbara Ferry, National Geographic Society; Marianne Giltrud,Catholic University of America; Jacqueline Protka, National Gallery of Art; Katie Rapp, National Institute of Science and Technology; and Katie Chan, National Library of Medicine Intern.


During the Workshop you will learn about:

  • Available opportunities ranging from internships, practicums, independent study and field study projects for credit, to virtual internships, fellowships, and more!
  • The SLA Mentor Program and University of Maryland iSchool Field Study Database
  • How to find the right intern-employer match to achieve career and organizational goals
  • How to structure an internship for maximum advantage from those in the know…career-building experts and seasoned librarians
  • The internships experiences of newly-minted librarians and current student interns
  •  How to give winning interviews.  Get actual practice interviewing with immediate feedback!
  •  How to stand out from the crowd! 

 Job Search Workshop: How to Find Internships and Practice Your Interviewing Skills 

Saturday, October 12, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM at the Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, Maryland , Building 1, Rm. 101 


  • $20 for students
  • $25 for SLA members
  • $30 for non-SLA members

Registration fee includes: a continental Sunrise Breakfast of fresh-baked muffins, bagels, pastries, fruit platter, juices and coffee!  

Added Bonus:  Pay with PayPal to earn Crab Points and a chance to win a free 2014 SLA membership!

Register now at  Registration is limited, so don’t delay! 


Questions?  Contact: Rene Stein at: or 301-688-2145.








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Oct. 8 webinar (free): Giving Your First Conference Presentati​on: What No One Tells You (or When PowerPoint and Good Intentions Meet Reality)

This was posted on “T is for Training” email list.  I know both Jill and Maurice.  This will be a great webinar!!


Are you a new professional, who needs to give presentations in order to advance in your career?  Will you need to give a presentation as part of a job interview?  Have you given professional presentations and wonder how you can improve?  If you answer “yes” to any of those questions, then this is for you!

Join Jill Hurst-Wahl and Maurice Coleman on Tuesday, October 8, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST, for a free webinar on how to give an outstanding presentation. During “Giving Your First Conference Presentation: What No One Tells You (or When PowerPoint and Good Intentions Meet Reality)“, Jill and Maurice will share what they have learned from the presentations that they have given, and from the presentations that they have seen and sometime suffered through.  After this webinar, you will be more confident during your presentation because you will know what to do and what to avoid.

To register for this free webinar, go  Please note that this webinar will use Adobe Connect, which requires no special equipment except your computer and an Internet connection. 

Who are Jill and Maurice?

Jill Hurst-Wahl is an associate professor of practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the director of both its library and information science & LIS with school media specialization programs. She is a member of SLA’s Board of Directors and the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council. As her schedule allows, she participates in the bimonthly library training podcast T is for Training (@tisfortraining).

Jill has been giving presentations for several decades, and in 2013 spoke at several state library association conferences, the Computers in Libraries Conference, and the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference. She is often asked for her advice on how to improve a formal or informal presentation.

You can find Jill on Twitter at @jill_hw and through her blog, Digitization 101.

Maurice Coleman is the author of Crash Course in Presentations, which will be released by ABC-Clio Publishing in 2014. He is the technical trainer at Harford County (MD) Public Library, host of the long running library training podcast T is for Training (@tisfortraining), and a member of the board of the American Library Association’s Learning RoundTable.

Maurice has over 20 years of experience training all ages how to sensibly use technology and computer hardware and software. He has presented at numerous conferences on topics such as digital personal branding, technology implementation, presentation and training skills, community development and effectively using social media.

For his work, Maurice was named a 2010 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and received the Citizens for Maryland Libraries Davis McCarn Technology Award. You can find him on Twitter at @baldgeekinmd.

About the Syracuse University iSchool: The School of Information Studies (iSchool) offers several degree programs and certificates of advanced studies including an M.S. in Library and Information Science and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Data Science.  The iSchool attracts undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from across the United States and from more than 30 countries from all corners of the world.  In 2013, the iSchool is celebrating its 20th anniversary in providing online education.  As part of the year long celebration, the school is offering free webinars and MOOCs,

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Upcoming Programs from SLA

SLA’s Click University is offering several programs in the coming weeks.  You won’t want to miss:
·       SLA 2013 Virtual Conference(September 25 – 26):  This is a great opportunity to catch popular sessions you missed from the convenience of your desk. Full-conference, one-day, and individual session registrations are available.  Learn more.
·       KMKS101 Fundamentals of Knowledge Management and Knowledge Services Online Certificate Course(September 9 – 25):  What you need to know to direct and support your organization’s KM efforts.  STARTS MONDAY!  Learn more.
·       Ask the Copyright Experts Fall Update Webinar(September 11):  This free members-only webinar will bring you up to date with what’s happening in the copyright arena.  Learn more.
·       An Insider’s Look at the U.S. Copyright Office(September 17 & 20):  A two-part program that provides an overview of how the U.S. Copyright Office works, plus an opportunity to meet with Copyright Office staff in Washington, D.C.  Learn more.
  Questions about these or other SLA programs?  Contact Click University staff.

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