Posted on June 26, 2014.
Below are links to various blogs and websites where SLA, attendees of SLA2014, and others have written about the conference:
This post will be updated as I locate more posts. Official coverage of the conference is lacking.
Posted in Current Events, SLA2014
Posted on December 2, 2013.
#SLAtalk and #UKlibchat are pleased to co-present a Twitter conversation like no other!
Using Twitter, our two groups will explore the challenges and opportunities when it comes to working as an info pro as well as networking with others in our profession across geographic and cultural boundaries.
Use both hashtags of #SLAtalk and #UKlibchat for our conversation.
Tuesday, 3 December from 18.30-20.30 GMT (1:30 pm – 3:30 pm EST)
What time is that where you are? http://time.is/compare
Important information unique to this session:
Q1 – [18.30-18.45] – What tools or technologies do you use to assist you in today’s global workplace? Describe a success story and share the impact of the project.
Q2 – [18.45-19.00] – Have you successfully performed research using another country’s resources or researched in another language?
Q3 – [19.00-19.15] – Share a challenge caused by working beyond your own borders, and how you overcame it.
Q4 – [19.15-19.30] – What skills do you think make you more successful in working and collaborating in a multinational environment? How can you better network beyond your borders?
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You may also be interested to know that the Diversity Leadership Development Program Committee (DLDP) will host its first webinar on diversity next week – find more details and registration via the link below:
Title: Understanding Diversity and the Culture of Inclusiveness: Why It Matters for Our Profession and the Future of SLA
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT
Posted in Current Events
Posted on September 10, 2013.
Today’s Twitter chat: “Let’s Get Technical: Providing Access to the Changing Nature of Information” will examine such topics as Open Access, Big Data, evolving trends in discovering and sharing information, and credibility assessment.
We are pleased to have IET as our vendor-partner co-host lending their expertise to these key topics.
The full details are below. We hope you can join!
#SLAtalk: Let’s Get Technical
September’s #SLAtalk will feature your ideas on how information professionals will effectively provide access to the increasingly changing nature of information.
We’re pleased to be joined by IET (the Institute of Engineering and Technology) who will be co-hosting and participating in #SLAtalk: Let’s Get Technical. IET is a valued exhibitor and sponsor of SLA events, so let’s show them a warm welcome to the #SLAtalk world! (follow their new handle: @IETInnovates)
Tuesday, September 10th, 17:30 UTC (13:30 EDT / 10:30 PDT)
Questions to answer:
- 1. Open Access: How is open access influencing and revolutionizing the way users access information? (first 15 minutes)
- 2. Analytical Skills: How do you as an information professional assess the credibility of new information and/or resources? What trends do you see in information needs? (second 15 minutes)
- 3. Information Discovery Trends: How do student researchers or young professionals discover, use and share information? Are there telling differences between new & veteran researchers? (third 15 minutes)
- 4. Big Data: Do you play a role in sharing, organizing, and analyzing ‘Big Data’? Do you think it will live up to its hype in the coming years? (last 15 minutes)
Prepare with some light reading:
Check out How to #SLAtalk and the latest #SLAtalk Roundups.
Posted in Current Events