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SLA:Nominations Sought for Leadership Positions

SLA:Nominations Sought for Leadership Positions

Are you a forward thinking, good communicator with experience in SLA, or do you know someone who fits this description?  If so, the SLA Nominating Committee is looking for you and your colleagues!  We are providing an opportunity for members to take their leadership skills to the next level.  Nominate yourself or a colleague to serve in one of the following leadership positions:

  • President-elect;
  • Chapter cabinet chair-elect;
  • Division cabinet chair-elect; or
  • Treasurer

The committee is seeking 8 candidates–two for each of the four positions–to stand for election in September 2015 and commence serving in January 2016. Nominations must be received by 15 November 2014. Details about the responsibilities for each position can be found on SLA’s website.

Being a candidate and then a board member is a great responsibility as well as a great opportunity to not only give back to your association but also to gain valuable skills.  Don’t take our word for it, read what a few of our past board members told us about their experiences on the board:

“You’re given an opportunity to improve the working lives of thousands of colleagues and direct the implementation of a budget of millions of dollars.  Not every librarian has that kind of leverage at work and it’s immensely satisfying to know that you’ve made a difference in your profession.” Dan Trefethen, past Treasurer and Director

“I owe my entire career to the connections made through SLA.  It was an honor to serve in a leadership capacity to help others achieve success through affiliation with SLA!” – Brent Mai, past President and Chapter Cabinet Chair

“The most exciting aspect of being active in SLA – and particularly, in serving on the Board of Directors – is having a direct voice in our profession.”  Ann Sweeney, past Director

“Being on the SLA Governing Board was like being in a large amphitheater.  It was a great arena to learn to perform leadership and be seen by a large interested professional audience, in other words, a good place to develop leadership and communication skills with an amazing members’ visibility.”  Jesus Lau, past Director

“Volunteering within SLA has provided me with some great opportunities to grow and develop leadership and other skill sets.  Serving on the Board allows me to “giveback” to the Association that has so freely given to me.”  Tom Rink, President-elect, 2015 and former Division Cabinet Chair

“My career and personal life has been enhanced by my two terms on SLA’s Board of Directors…one as President.  The years of service enhanced my skills of persuasion, delegation, listening, mentoring, speaking, trusting, and admiring the multiple types of information professionals who make up our association and our profession.  I would not have had such a rich and successful professional and personal life without my work for SLA.”  Ethel Salonen, former President and Director

Don’t you want to have a say in who decides the future of our association?  Please nominate yourself or your colleagues who are capable and willing to serve as members of the association’s board. This is an important time for our profession and our association.  Don’t let us down!

To nominate an SLA member for the board, forward the following information to any member of the Nominating Committee listed below:

  • The nominee’s name, address and phone number;
  • The board position for which you are recommending the nominee;
  • A few paragraphs about why you think this person would be an outstanding candidate and board member.

“So, the bottom line? Don’t sell yourself short; buy the ticket, take the ride.  Your mileage may vary, but it is an absolutely thrilling journey.”  Roberto Sarmiento, former Director

Gloria Zamora Chair, SLA Nominating Committee
Sue Henczel
Sharon Lenius
Leslie Reynolds
Anne Barker
Linda Broussard, staff member

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FREE EVENT: Register today: SLA PartnerTalk: Are You Finding the Skeletons in Their Closet?

Sign up for this free SLA PartnerTalk on October 22 sponsored by LexisNexis.

It seems like each day brings another of a company’s nightmares to life. Determining reputational, financial distress, non-compliance and regulatory risks has grown from a nice idea to an absolute necessity for companies, financial institutions, and supply management organizations.  With your research and content competencies and skills, information professionals are a natural fit for conducting diligence research.

Join us to discuss the growing demand for diligence research and how information professionals can play a part. This session will cover–

  • What diligence research is;
  • Why diligence research is relevant to you;
  • How information professionals can play a strong role in diligence research; and
  • How to conduct diligence research using Lexis Diligence.

The speaker for this session is Liz Peoples, a Solutions Consultant with LexisNexis.

Date:  Wednesday, October 22
Time:  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT (what time is that where you are?)
Registration:  via GoToWebinar
Sponsor:  LexisNexis

About the speaker:

Liz Peoples is an information professional with 24 years of experience in the financial services, insurance, legal, and information service provider sectors. Liz has held research and consulting positions at the Insurance Information Institute and Choate, Hall & Stewart, and was the director of the High Income Research Center at Fidelity Investments. Liz is currently a Solutions Consultant in the Business Insight Solutions division of LexisNexis.

About the sponsor:

LexisNexis is proud to work with information professionals in all disciplines and organizations, and is delighted to sponsor this webinar.

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SLA Connections – Oct.7, 2014

SLA Connections – Oct.7, 2014

INDUSTRY NEWS

5 Networking Secrets from a Professional Spy
Fast Company
A private investigator shares his tactics for cracking even the most difficult career connection. Develop strong connections using these strategies.

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Survey Reveals Researchers’ Views on Monographs
Research Information
Reading and publishing monographs remain important to survey respondents.

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The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Social Media Marketing
Social Media Today
Select the networks best for your purposes, and join the conversation.

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SLA NEWS

SLA’s Virtual Conference is just over a week away! Are you in?
Webinar | October 15-16
This is your chance to participate in the six most-talked-about sessions from SLA 2014 in Vancouver.

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Change Management and Change Implementation in the Knowledge Domain (KMKS105)
Begins online October 14
Do you have tools and an essential knowledge-sharing perspective for implementing change in your organizations?

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SLA PartnerTalk: Are You Finding the Skeletons in Their Closet?
Webinar | October 22 1:00 p.m. EDT
Determining reputational, financial distress, non-compliance and regulatory risks has become an absolute necessity for companies. Join us to discuss the growing demand for diligence research and how information professionals can play a part.

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Copyright Law for Librarians and Info Pros (CCM500)
Begins online October 23
Examine copyright issues that directly relate to the work of special librarians and information professionals.

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Volunteer with SLA!
By volunteering with SLA, you’ll gain valuable knowledge and skills to advance your professional development and career.

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SLA Board of Directors and Bylaws Vote Results
Tom Rink, an instructor at Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, will lead a group of five SLA members who will join the association’s board of directors in January. Members also approved two changes to the association’s bylaws.

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SLA 2015 Call for Volunteers

SLA 2015 Call for Volunteers

Volunteer with SLA!

Help shape the future of SLA. Volunteer now!

As incoming president of SLA, one of my first tasks is to appoint members to SLA’s councils and committees. This year there are vacancies to fill at a variety of levels (chairs and members) and in a range of subject areas (bylaws, diversity, and online content, to name a few). There’s something to appeal to everyone!

Lots of people have told me they’re interested in becoming more involved. Getting involved in SLA leadership can help you develop new skills, build experience for your resume (CV), and make new contacts.

How to apply:  Tell me what contributions you’d like to make at both the association and unit (chapters, divisions and caucuses) levels by completing a volunteer form and indicating the roles in which you’re interested.

There are separate forms for committees/councils and units. Each form provides details on the level and number of vacancies along with links to Web pages for the committees and councils. There is also a comments box, and it would be helpful if you could specify your skills and/or experience (or those you wish to acquire) that are relevant to your choice(s).

The deadline for completing the form is October 17.

What happens next: I’ll be reviewing the forms with the help of a small team of members. During November and December, I’ll be contacting members who completed forms to ask them to take on committee and council roles.

Those who express an interest in volunteering for units will have their details forwarded to the appropriate unit for consideration and response.

Remember: Volunteering helps both SLA and you. Sign up today!

COMMITTEES/COUNCILS        CHAPTERS/DIVISIONS/CAUCUSES

 

Thank you.

Jill Strand
SLA 2015 President

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Share Your Research at SLA 2015

Share Your Research at SLA 2015

Intrigued by any of these topics? How about citation metrics, knowledge audits, or mobile technology?

Each year, SLA members share their research and scholarship on these and other subjects by presenting contributed papers at the SLA Annual Conference. The contributed paper sessions are among the most popular events at the conference, and with good reason—they provide in-depth knowledge about issues that are of current interest to information professionals around the globe.

SLA is now accepting proposals for papers to be presented at the 2015 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO, to be held June 14-16 in Boston. Paper topics should be related to library science, information management, or other issues pertaining to client service, technology, or administration in special libraries. Paper topics should be relevant to the conference theme, “Be Revolutionary!”

A panel of SLA members will conduct a blind review of the proposals, and the strongest proposals will be selected for development into papers. Proposals will be evaluated on the strength of the ideas, quality of the writing, potential member interest, and relevancy to the conference theme.

Proposed papers must also meet these requirements:

  • At least one author must be a member of SLA.
  • At least one author must commit to presenting the paper at the 2015 Annual Conference.
  • The proposal must be submitted by the deadline (1 December 2014).
  • The paper must not have been published in, or submitted to, any other publication or conference planning group.
  • The author (and any co-authors) must sign a copyright assignment form that permits SLA to use the paper in various formats.

Deadlines are as follows:

1 December 2014: Applicants submit their proposals in abstract form. Abstracts should be single-spaced Word documents (or plain text) between 250 and 300 words in length, or roughly one page in 12-point type.

19 December 2014: Applicants are notified of the review panel’s decisions, and those with the strongest proposals are invited to develop them into full papers.

28 April 2015: Authors submit their papers and signed copyright assignment forms.

14-16 June 2015: Authors deliver 15-minute presentations of their papers during 90-minute sessions.

To learn more, read the 2014 contributed papers or contact Leslie Reynolds.

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Webinar: Fifteen Reasons to Quit Your Special or Solo Library Job

SLA NY and the Solo Librarians Division is pleased to present a webinar with veteran library trainer Pat Wagner of Siera: Learn. Teach. Inspire. (sieralearn.com).  Registration is now open, please see the event details and registration URL below.

Fifteen Reasons to Quit Your Special or Solo Library Job (or Ask Someone Else to Leave)

Presented by: Pat Wagner Tuesday, September 23, 2014 – 5 to 6 pm ET

Program Description

Are you trying to decide if the situation at work is serious enough to start your job-hunt, or are you a member of a department with questions about a co-worker’s chronic negative behaviors? The stereotypical “dysfunctional workplace” is about what people say and do every day, and how words and behaviors impact others. From chronic headaches to feelings of benign contempt towards the people in charge, learn the flags that might indicate change is warranted.

Agenda

  • Introduction: The Line In The Sand: Take Responsibility For Your Life
  • The Key Idea: Why Leaving Can Be The Better Choice For You And Your Workplace

  • Why It Is Not Just About Them: How Do Good People Become Toxic?

  • Fifteen Reasons: Do You Recognize Yourself In Any Of These Examples?

  • Which Reasons Are Most Critical?

  • Prepare An Exit Strategy

  • How To Keep From Bringing Old Habits To The New Job

Outcomes

  • Identify specific behaviors that might need addressing in co-workers.
  • Evaluate your own impact on your workplace culture.

  • Establish a plan: Always looking for your next workplace.

  • Speaker

    Pat Wagner has been a trainer and consultant for libraries since 1978. She is a frequent speaker at national library conferences and SLA, AALL, and MLA chapter meetings around the US and Canada. She is known for her practical and good-humored programs.

    Webinar Fees

    $5 – Members of Solo Division and SLA NY

    $5 – Members of DC, New England, Illinois and Georgia Chapters and Leadership and Management Division

    $10 – SLA Members

    $20 – Non-members

    Registration

    Register in two easy steps:

    1.  Register and pay the webinar fee below using your credit card or Paypal account at:

    http://slanypublications.org/event-registration/?ee=5

    2.  You must then reserve your space at the webinar using the URL sent to you in your confirmation email.

    Can’t make it in person?  All paid registrants will receive the webinar recording.

    Send any questions to Solo Division Past Chair Tom Nielsen at: tnielsen@metro.org.

    And mark your calendar for the next webinar:

    • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – 5 to 6 pm ET

    Solo Project Management:  When You are the Whole Team

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