Archive for July, 2012

SLA, 7/18: Closing Conversation about the Future

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Esteemed librarian Donna Scheeder from the Library of Congress is hosting a roundtable conversation about the future with a panel of information professionals from a variety of roles and companies.

SLA, 7/18: Contributed Papers

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

I fully admit I am primarily attending this session to support fellow SLA Cuba Delegate Melanie Freimuth, but I anticipate learning much from the two other contributed papers in this session.

SLA, 7/17: Success Stories of Solos, or How to Make your Library into a Place that’s Good for More than Napping

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

This session is one the Solo Division organizes each year to allow solos to tell their positive stories. Tanya Whippie of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development began by encouraging us to celebrate even small victories and successes.

SLA, 7/17: Kee Malesky and Bobby Schrott: Aligning Resources for Maximum Insight

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

LexisNexis’ Bobby Schrott introduced the session by explaining the fascinating conversations he and NPR’s Kee Malesky have had led him to think he wanted to bring the conversation to a broader audience of content lovers. He provided some background on NPR, it’s use of content, and the role the librarians play regarding information consumption, preservation, […]

SLA, 7/16, Session 1: Wikileaks, then Scenario Analysis and the Semantic Web

Monday, July 16th, 2012

I session hopped this morning. I began in the Wikileaks presentation, but moved to Using Scenario Analysis to Predict the Future of the Semantic Web.

SLA, 7/16: Make the Most of a Difficult Situation: Solutions to Get You Through

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Make the Most of a Difficult Situation: Solutions to Get You Through Jill Hurst-Wahl co-author of The Information and Knowledge Professionals Career Handbook (among other activities) Jill outlined ten approaches to handling difficult situations, then we discussed two sample scenarios and some situations audience members broached.

USA Today Shares Trend of Sharing Resources via Online Services

Monday, July 16th, 2012

USA Today carries a cover story about people using various online services to share cars, rent rooms or houses, and run errands. The focus is on people doing these things to earn extra cash, but there is an undercurrent of some just wanting to share what they have. Various Web sites connect those who would […]

Guy Kawasaki’s Advice to Enchant

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Guy Kawasaki tech pioneer

“Do You Know Anyone in TV or Radio?”

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

A lady from one of those TV and radio ratings companies called to see if I would participate in their survey. As part of the screening, she asked “Do you know anyone in TV or radio?” “Yes.” After a startled pause, “What do you mean?” “I know more than a thousand people. Of course, I […]

SLA Annual Conference Reading: The Devil in the White City

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Last year, a bunch of us Special Libraries Association members pondered reading the book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson for a discussion at this year’s annual conference because both are set in Chicago. I thought about reading the book in the […]