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DMIL EVENTS & PROGRAMS, SLA 2016, PHILADELPHIA

DMIL EVENTS & PROGRAMS, SLA 2016, PHILADELPHIA

DMIL Events SLA FINAL 20160422

Military Libraries Division (DMIL) Networking Breakfast Monday

Mon. June 13| 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Location: TBD

Breakfast and networking opportunity. It’s FREE! Candidates and students are encouraged to attend. Plan your day, meet friends and colleagues, learn about evening events. Get to meet the 2017 Candidates for SLA Executive Board Offices as they stop by for some of our full breakfast or just a cup of coffee.

Presented by: Military Libraries Division

Sponsored by: IHS


DMIL Business Meeting

Mon. June 13| 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Location: TBD

DMIL Business Meeting. Speaker/Topic TBD. Special opportunity for sharing. Not the usual Business Meeting! DMIL Members – put this on your Conference Planner and show up, you will be glad you did!

Presented by: Military Libraries Division

Sponsored by: IEEE Xplore Digital Library


Crucial Conversations

Mon. June 13| 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | TBD

Information professionals find themselves in challenging communication situations every day – working with demanding clients, educating people on what we do, negotiating with vendors, and more. Learn how to create an environment conducive to open dialogue and effectively make yourself heard and understood when engaged in high-risk, high-emotion discussions.

Presented by: Solo Librarians Division, Engineering Division – Aerospace Section, Pharmaceutical & Health Technology Division, Military Libraries Division, Leadership & Management Division, Insurance & Employee Benefits Division


Military Libraries Division (DMIL) Networking Breakfast Tuesday

Tue. June 14| 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Location: TBD

Breakfast and networking opportunity. It’s FREE! Candidates and students are encouraged to attend. Plan your day, meet friends and colleagues, learn about evening events. Get to meet the 2017 Candidates for SLA Executive Board Offices as they stop by for some of our full breakfast or just a cup of coffee.

Presented by: Military Libraries Division

Sponsored by: ProQuest


Overcoming the Skills Gap

Tue. June 14| 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM | Location: TBD

This session will address some ways that we as information professionals continually need to refresh our skills and learn new ones to position ourselves in the marketplace and the changing technological environment. Topics will include a discussion on how we train for new challenges rather than addressing specific skillsets and a discussion of competencies for librarians. Although envisioned as a session for seasoned librarians, those entering the profession will be faced with this challenge in due course. All are welcome. This session presented by DMIL, DTAX, and DGI, will focus on addressing this ongoing challenge.

Presented by: Military Libraries Division, Government Information Division, Taxonomy Division

Sponsored by: EBSCO

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SPEAKERS

Lillian Gassie, Assistant Director, Knowledge Services Group, Congressional Research Service ;

Brian McCann Black & Veatch; Meg Tulloch, FEDLINK Executive Director, Library of Congress —————————————————————————————————————————————

Military Libraries Division (DMIL) Open House

Tue. June 14| 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Location: Marriott, Rooms 401-403

All SLA attenders are invited to join the Military Libraries Division for an evening of fun, food, drink, and networking. Take an opportunity to relax while meeting Division members and working on our traditional jig-saw puzzle or maybe relax with a coloring book. Compare conference experiences and meet up with DMIL Members.

Presented by: Military Libraries Division

Sponsored by: WT Cox Information Services and Subscriptions


Tour: Valley Forge National Historical Park, Library, and Archive

Wed. June 15| 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Bus Pick Up Location: TBD

A private bus tour of the Valley Forge National Historical Park culminating with lunch and a presentation and tour of the Horace Wilcox Library & Archive located on the Philander Chase Knox Estate. The collection’s emphasis is on the Revolutionary War era, in particular the Valley Forge encampment of 1777-1788. Materials on the political, social and industrial history of the Valley Forge area are also available. This will be a ticketed event. See the Conference Reservation page to purchase your ticket.

Presented by: Military Libraries Division, Solo Librarians Division

Sponsored by: Recorded Books

Cost: $40 Member | $40 Non-Member | $40 Student

Premier Sponsor of DMIL for 2016 – IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Visit our sponsors at the Info/Expo

IEEE Xplore Digital Library, Booth 601

WT Cox Subscriptions and Info Service, Booth 431

IHS, Booth

ProQuest, Booth 622

EBSCO, Booth 701

Recorded Books, Booth

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“Advice about E-Books” by Tiffany Konczey, Librarian, Combined Arms Research Library (CARL), Ft. Leavenworth

“Advice about E-Books” by Tiffany Konczey, Librarian, Combined Arms Research Library (CARL), Ft. Leavenworth

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Image: Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org) graphic created by EFF Senior Designer Hugh D’Andrade to illustrate digital books / https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Electronic_books#/media/File:Digitalbook.jpg

Ebooks are an amazing thing; just like magic.  You want a new book and boom! It is there, you don’t even have to get dressed.  And many might think eBooks from libraries would be even better because, you know… FREE!  But, unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.  Publishers and digital rights management (DRM) have made eBooks in libraries a confusing and complicated matter.  In order to access library eBooks, patrons need this app or this browser, or one book needs this log on, and another book needs a different log on, and so on and so forth.  So when trying to explain it to anyone, staff and patrons alike, your head can start to swim.  But, once you learn all the tricks and tips, and ins and outs, it is true that library eBooks can be the cat’s meow.

At the Combined Arms Research Library (CARL), we have both academic and recreational patrons. Our patrons are eligible for eBooks provided by us, the state of Kansas, and the FMWRC program from a variety of platforms including:  Overdrive, 3M, Ebrary, EBSCO, ABC-CLIO, and many more.  It can get really confusing.  I’ve found that the only way to make it less confusing is to be a patron yourself and practice.  I have my own preferences, but I try to access all the different models and platforms available to our patrons at least a couple times a year.  I ask for comments and tips from the rest of the staff and patrons that are using the platforms.  CARL has a really simple handout for our main platforms Ebrary and EBSCO.   We’ve found that it’s better to send patrons to the help systems on each individual platform as they are the experts on themselves.

As far as devices go, some of our staff prefer Android and some prefer IOS, some that have a Nook and some that have a Kindle.  So, we have almost a little of everything, which really helps when patrons need help. It would be really great if we were able to get a bunch of the devices in the library for staff to practice with.  Unfortunately, the reality is that they change so fast and by the time you get one there is already a new one out there.  The truth of the matter is that you don’t need to be an expert.  You just have to have a general idea and be comfortable clicking around or searching the help area of the models yourself.

Hopefully, the future of ebooks will be less confusing, but in the meantime, have fun playing!  Because while practice won’t make you perfect, it will be fun.

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Job Search Workshop, April 16, 2016‏

Job Search Workshop, April 16, 2016‏

On-site seating is going fast!  To participate in-person or virtually register today at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VLZWSRH

Job Search Workshop, April 16th

 

 

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