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SLA2014: Links to Posts about SLA2014

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.

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Beyond Borders: Connect and Collaborate Internationally

 #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.
 
When:
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:
·         The first hour (18.30-19.30 GMT) will be in the style of #SLAtalk. Check out How to #SLAtalk and the latest #SLAtalk Roundups, as well as #SLAtalk explained via PowToon.
·         The second hour (19.30-20.30 GMT) will be in the style of #UKlibchat. See http://uklibchat.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/3rd-december-2013-agenda-beyond-borders-connect-and-collaborate-internationally/ for full details.
 
Discussion Questions:
 
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

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#SLAtalk: Let’s Get Technical

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!

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#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)

When:

Tuesday, September 10th, 17:30 UTC (13:30 EDT / 10:30 PDT)

 

Questions to answer:

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  1. 1.     Open Access: How is open access influencing and revolutionizing the way users access information? (first 15 minutes)
  2. 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. 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. 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:

New here?

Check out How to #SLAtalk and the latest #SLAtalk Roundups.

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#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 at and sponsor of SLA events, so let’s show them a warm welcome to the #SLAtalk world! (follow their new handle: @IETInnovates)

When:

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 recurring 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:

New here?

Check out How to #SLAtalk and the latest #SLAtalk Roundups.

 

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#SLAtalk Roundup! Smörgåsbord!

We were pleased to see some new faces adding valuable insight and joining the many seasoned #SLAtalk participants yesterday. Scroll through some of our favorite answers below. View the full set of questions here in a new tab.

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#SLAtalk: Smörgåsbord! Thursday – 15 August 2013

 

August’s #SLAtalk will feature four  broad topics important to information professionals today —a veritable smörgåsbord of topics! Share your thoughts or expertise and see what others have to say! Four scrumptious questions await, so go on and indulge in them all!

When:

Thursday, August 15th

  • Session #1: 17:30 UTC (13:30 EDT / 10:30 PDT)
  • Session #2: 23:00 UTC (11:00 New Zealand Standard Time / 09:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Topics to address (15 minutes each):

  1. Metrics: How do you measure success or track the results of your work or initiatives?
  2. Change Management: How do you initiate or respond to change within your organization?
  3. Competitive Intelligence Best Practices: What are your tips or top techniques?
  4. Dream Jobs: What information professional  job would you love to have? Or, what about your current job is a dream job?

In the spirit of organization:

Try to tweet your answers to question 1 during the first 15-minutes of your session, answers to question 2 in the second 15-minutes of your session, and so on. You can take your queue to move on from the @SLAhq handle, which will tweet the appropriate question at the start of each 15-minute interval.

New here?

Check out How to #SLAtalk and the latest #SLAtalk Roundups.


Following the session:

Stay tuned to the SLA Blog where we’ll post a collection of great answers, as well as the link to all the tweets from the session. Notice your tweet being favorited from @SLAhq? You’ll probably be featured in our round-up.

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