Tuesday, April 20, 2010

DC/SLA Members at the SLA Annual Conference, June 13-16, 2010

By Mary Talley Garcia.

The 2010 SLA Conference in New Orleans this June promises to provide a deep and rich professional development experience. A quick look at the many conference programs, events and positions that involve DC/SLA members shows the strong contribution our Chapter will make to the richness of that experience. We are an awesome Chapter with so many outstanding professionals committed to sharing their knowledge and expertise to support everyone's professional development.

Do something good for your own professional development. Attend the 2010 Annual Conference and meet some of these dedicated professionals. Follow this link to register or check out the conference program here. And read on to learn how DC/SLA Chapter members are participating in the 2010 SLA Conference.

CE Courses

Jennifer Boettcher, Georgetown University, Instructor: Industry Research: Tools, Frameworks and Understanding. This course will review commercial and free sources that could help you get an overview, find specific data, create an industry profile, define competition, monitor the business environment, or understand frameworks to present industries. Sunday, June 13, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Paulette Hasier, ARTI, Instructor: CE course. This half-day course focuses on how information professionals can become agents for change. Through a combination of role playing and exploration of different communication styles, participants will...come to understand the importance of creating a brief mission statement; to persuade stake holders; to speak to multiple groups and to better communicate the value that they add to the organization. Saturday, June 12, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Barbie Keiser, Instructor: Promoting Effective Use of E-Resources. This workshop will guide participants through the process of developing realistic and flexible marketing strategies for e-resources utilizing Web 2.0 technologies and 21st century approaches. Sunday, June 13, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Mary Talley and Karen Huffman, Instructors: Embedded Librarianship: Is It For You? In this course, you will explore current thinking on embedded services as it relates to your situation and start a transition plan to an embedded services model. Saturday, June 12, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Maggie Turqman, Jennifer Wood and Alison Ince, Instructors: Training from the Trenches: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Every Budget. Sunday June 13, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Jessica Beauchamp, Award Winner and Speaker: SLA Stars and SLA Fellows Roundtable. Monday, June 14, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Anne Caputo, Dow Jones, SLA President. In her capacity as SLA President, Anne will be presiding over many SLA functions, meetings and programs, including both the opening and closing general sessions, the Leadership Development Institute, the SLA Board meetings, the International Reception, and the Newcomer’s Reception (sponsored by the SLA Fellows).

Terri Brooks, Past-Chair, Business & Finance Division, Moderator: B&F Division Awards Reception (everyone is welcome to come, not just Division members). Monday, June 14, late afternoon.

Sally Bosken, U.S. Naval Observatory, Speaker: PAM Astronomy Round Table. June 16, 1200 - 1:30. Convener: PAM Book Group. Monday, June 14, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Susan Fingerman, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, Moderator: Collection Intelligence (Led by Sci-Tech Division: assessment tools and strategies to demonstrate use/value of library collections). 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Ian Galloway, APA, Panelist: Learn about best practices for gathering input on a taxonomy from subject matter experts, and for maintaining a taxonomy when you are new to the topic it covers. Tuesday, June 15, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Layla Heimlich, Washington Hospital Center, Moderator: Improvising Health Sciences Library Services During Disasters. Tuesday, June 15, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Janice Herd, Library of Congress: Moderator: Content Management, Portals and Taxonomies. Tuesday, June 15, 2:00 -3:00 p.m.

Richard Huffine, USGS, Speaker: Grey Literature: Challenges and solutions of providing access to non-traditional resources. Elsevier Breakfast Program, Monday, June 14, 8:00 am - 10:00 am; Speaker: Meet the Candidates discussion, SLA Marketplace. Monday, June 14, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Monday, June 14, 8 - 9:30 a.m.

Theo Jones-Quartey, W. R. Grace, Moderator: Chemistry Division Corporate Roundtable Breakfast Wednesday, June 16, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

James King, NIH, Speaker: SciTech Division Contributed Paper “Using Drupal to Create the Pandemic Influenza Digital Archive for the National Institutes of Health” (part of the “Future of Science Librarianship”). Monday, June 14, 4:00-5:30 p.m.; Speaker: Future Trends in GovernmentLibraries. Tuesday, June 15, 10:00 -11:30 a.m.; Panelist: Library of the Future: Conversations in the Round (with Rebecca Jones, Monica Ertel, and Donna Scheeder). Tuesday, June 15, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.; Speaker: Virtual Research Environments Using Drupal at the NIH Library. Wednesday, June 16, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Catherine Kitchell, BNA, Moderator: Reality Check. We are leaving behind the 19th and 20th
century news model... Concerns about the closing of news outlets and the 'dumbing down' of news
abound - but new models and formats are emerging. The implications for competitive intelligence, and an informed citizenry - from experienced practitioners.
Jill Lagerstrom, Space Telescope Science Institute, Moderator: Astronomy Round Table. Wednesday, June 16.

Joan P. Lussky, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, CUA, Panelist. Taxonomies in New Information Technologies. Presentation focuses on the implementation and use of web2.0 technologies within public library websites across America. Tuesday, June 15, 10:00 -11:30 a.m.

Carol E. Ramkey, Marine Corps University, Panelist. FLICC mentoring/coaching program (how it was set up and its current status)

Abigail F. E. Ross, Keller and Heckman LLP, Speaker: Cases, Codes & Content: An Introduction to Legal Research. This program will provide the basics of U.S. primary and secondary legal research for non-law librarians. Monday, June 14, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Lisa Sick, APA, Presenter: Lunch and Learn (demonstration of the APA databases, new features, and interdisciplinary content through search examples). Buffet lunch. Monday, June 14, 12:00 p.m.

Ann R. Sweeney, DSOC, European Union—European Commission Delegation, Moderator. International Reception. Follow the band—literally…from the Convention Center to Generations Hall, just a block away. Be wined, dined, & serenaded while you network with the global crowd. See the SLA Europe Information Professional 2010 Award bestowed. Party ON! Monday, June 14, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Lea Wade, Planner and Moderator: Computer Science Round Table (Boxed lunches will be provided while supplies last.). Tuesday, June 15, 12:00 -1:30 p.m.

Karen White, Fatmata McCormack and April Knepp, USAID, Speakers: Notes from a Global Agency: Leveraging a Needs Assessment to Enhance Service Delivery. Tuesday, June 15, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Chris Vestal, USPTO, Award Winner and Speaker: SLA Stars and SLA Fellows Roundtable, Monday, June 14, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Board and Division Positions

Marilyn Bromley, BNA: Chair, Social Sciences Division

Anne Caputo, Dow Jones: President, SLA

Susan Fifer-Canby: SLA Board, Past Chapter Cabinet Chair; serving on the Awards Committee.

Layla Heimlich, Washington Hospital Center: Chair, DBIO Division, Medical Section

Karen Huffman, National Geographic Society, Chair, Knowledge Management Division

Janice Herd, Library of Congress: Chair, Taxonomy Division, Vendor Relations Committee.

Richard Huffine, USGS: Nominee, SLA Board

James King, NIH: Caucus Convener, Information Futurists; President, DC Chapter

Liz Wallach, BNA: Chair-Elect, ERMD

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