The Wikileaks scandal headlined worldwide news in 2010 - 2011 and highlighted issues of government classification, information policy, and information ethics. This session will explore various facets of the controversy.
SPEAKING: Patrice McDermott, OpenTheGovernment.org
In the modern organization, groups of workers lead knowledge development and knowledge sharing (KD/KS) services. In this follow-up presentation, Guy St. Clair will describe how career professionals support an enterprise-wide and unified approach to KD/KS.
Guy St. Clair, Columbia University
A panel of buyers and sellers will discuss how you can best illustrate return on investment and the distinct value of your content purchases to management and budget approvers.
Robin Neidorf, FreePint
Ann Lee, Dow Jones & Company; Jantinus Meints, Ernst & Young; Gurinder Sangha; Bill Noorlander, BST America LLC
Case studies and practical advice for transporting library skill sets to new areas of the information profession or to entirely new careers, with a focus on reinventing skills to stay competitive in a tight economy; branching out, and developing in areas that are still relevant to SLA.
Mary Talley, Talley Partners
Richard Hulser, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; Deborah Hunt, Information Edge; Ethel Salonen, The MITRE Corporation
In an age of costly litigation, e-discovery is a fact of life. Teaching information professionals how to manage and reduce risks through management practices that reduce time and costs for e-discovery production is a needed activity. Identifying where an organization's data lives and what must be understood when a discovery request is made is a valuable asset for any professional on the e-discovery team. Tips on creating comprehensive data maps and best practices information management will be offered in this course.
Tracy Maleeff, Duane Morris LLP
Constance Ard, Answer Maven Solutions; Miller Montague, Answer Maven Solutions
Competitive intelligence (CI) practices are being adopted by more organizations throughout the world, increasing interest in the diversity, differences and commonalities in CI practices to foster both competitiveness and cooperation among firms and government agencies. In this session, the presenters will describe and discuss differences and commonalities in CI practices across a number of countries and trends in new programs as they explore the demand and requirements for stronger intelligence education.
Dr. Craig S. Fleisher, Aurora WDC
Dr. France Bouthillier, School of Information Studies, McGill University; Dr. Andrew Dillon, School of Information & Professor of Information, Psychology and Risk & Operations Management; Tao Jin, Louisiana State University
This session was standing room only in 2011, so we're bringing it back and expanding it to include international apps for librarians and information pros as well as updates on the best apps for competitive information, productivity, business, entertainment, communications, social networks, lifestyle, and fun.
Scott Brown, Social Information Group; Joe Murphy, LibraryFuture; Anna Shallenberger
Chicago is the home of Second City, the improv comedy theatre where Mike Myers, Stephen Colbert and Tina Fey all started. Improv has a lot to teach us about how to think quickly on our feet in pressure-filled situations and how to do it with grace and humor. In this session, a Chicago-based improv troupe will show the audience that by using the principles of this comedic art form, we can successfully work with difficult team members, handle negotiations, and justify our work in the face of critics.
Christian Miller, Cornell University Library
Kayce Alltop, pH Productions Comedy Theater Troupe; Sally Anderson, pH Productions Comedy Theater Troupe; Nick DeFina, pH Productions Comedy Theater Troupe; Micah Philbrook, pH Productions Comedy Theater Troupe
Assessment is everywhere, it seems, and in every type of library. Whether you use terms and practices from ROI or other assessment experts, you'll always do a better job if you make room for self-reflection. This panel session focuses on best practices in self-reflective assessment to better communicate your achievements to your clients and supervisors.
Elizabeth Beers, University of Chicago; Christine Stamison, Swets; Devin Savage, Northwestern University Library
Gaining and leveraging skills to deal with 21st-century challenges is key to success. Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), will speak about the Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills Initiative begun in 2009. This initiative underscores the critical role our nation's museums and libraries play in helping citizens build such skills as information, communications and technology literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, civic literacy, and global awareness. The second part of the program will include Wendy Wasman, librarian at the Cleveland Natural History Museum, and Betsy Lanz, library director at the Cleveland Museum of Art. They will speak about The Circle Undergraduate Internship Program, a joint project of several institutions that provides undergraduate students a chance to explore career opportunities as a librarian, archivist or information professional in libraries, museums and archives.
Richard Hulser, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Susan Hildreth, Institute of Museum and Library Services; Betsy Lantz, Cleveland Museum of Art; Wendy Wasman, Cleveland Museum of Natural History; Greg Byerly, Kent SLIS/TIP Associates
In this panel discussion, current LIS faculty will address how library school teaching and learning have changed in response to the job market and current practices in all types of libraries. Librarians will address what they learned and how they applied it on the job, as well as what they wish they had learned while in library school. Together, speakers will offer perspectives on continuing to learn on the job and staying connected.
Jill Hurst-Wahl, Syracuse University; Hope Jansen, CABI; Sara Tompson, University of Southern California