Posted on March 8, 2012.
Please register for the next LMD Professional Development Series program.
SLA President Elect Deb Hunt will present Mining Enterprise Assets: Another Role for Info Pros on Thursday, March 29, at 2 p.m. EDT.
This registration is open. SLA LMD members have priority for registration. Other SLA members will be confirmed during the week before the event, if space is available. We will be recording this session; the recording will be available to all.
Program: Folks with an MLS/MLIS have skills that can be adapted and applied in a way that may not have occurred to them: to empower organizations that are desperate to find their information assets (paper, digital, knowledge) in an information overload reality. This can be a career opportunity for us — in the jobs we have now, in our next jobs, as consultants.
Understand the valuable transferrable skills you have — and that you can sell them. There are opportunities both as entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in consulting to information intensive organizations, which is just about any organization or business today.
Bio: Deb Hunt is Principal of Information Edge, www.information-edge.com, which empowers clients to find the information they need to do their work. Information Edge specializes in enterprise, document and digital asset management, knowledge services, research and analysis, and library design and automation. In addition to her MLS, Deb is a certified Enterprise Content Management Practitioner (ECMp) and believes that learning never stops.
Deb has been a member of SLA since 1986 and is SLA’s 2012 President-Elect. Her presidential theme is “Transform Knowledge and Expertise into Strategic Value.” She served on the SLA Board as a Director from 2008-2010 and is the creator and team leader of SLA’s 23 Things, for which she received the SLA Presidential Award. She is a past President of the San Francisco Bay Region Chapter and is also a member of the Silicon Valley Chapter and the LMD, KM, DPHT and IT divisions. She is an active member in the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) and served on its Board of Directors from 2001-2003.
Posted in Professional Development, Videos, What's New
Posted on February 23, 2012.
The video recording for Barbara’s Hirsh’s webinar held on Feb. 23, 2012 is now available on the LMD vimeo website:
Barbara Hirsh, past co-chair for the LMD Content Buying Section, provided some useful tools and tips to negotiate license agreements, subscription agreements, market data sets and any other data related purchases you need to make for your organization. The session includes specific ‘what to do’ as well as ‘what to avoid’ plus examples of both successful and ‘not so successful’ agreements.
Barbara is Director, Information Resources & Knowledge Management, for NERA Economic Consulting, New York, NY
Posted in LMD on Vimeo, Videos
Posted on February 17, 2012.
Presentations on Vimeo
You can reach all the presentations at:
Cindy Hill’s presentation on Career Agility is at:
Matt Reis’s presentation on Conflict Management is at:
Bethan Ruddock’s presentation on Alternative Careers is at:
Posted in LMD on Vimeo
Posted on January 12, 2012.
Please save the date for the next free webinar for Spectrum Scholars in the Technology Transforms Communities series:
Smartphones in Libraries: How to Take Charge of Delivering Mobile Services to Your Patrons
Wednesday, February 15th at Noon Central
Instructions for logging in will be sent in February, no pre-registration required
5 years ago Apple released the iPhone, dramatically changing the mobile technology landscape for the general public, and for library patrons. As the number of smartphone owners rises every year, libraries must increasingly deliver their services to mobile patrons. Participants in this webinar will receive an overview of the mobile landscape, focusing on the usage patterns of underserved populations. This session will provide a tutorial on helping you plan to implement mobile library services. All skill levels will be addressed, from adapting a mobile ILS plugin to writing your own mobile library app from scratch. Participants will also be given a list of model libraries providing mobile services. Presented by Stephen X. Flynn and Jamal L. Cromity. Stephen X. Flynn is a 2009 Spectrum Scholar and Emerging Technologies Librarian at the College of Wooster Andrews Library and Jamal L. Cromity is a 1998 Spectrum Scholar and UX Specialist of Platform Management at ProQuest Dialog.
About Technology Transforms Communities
The Office for Diversity, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has initiated a new project, “Technology Transforms Communities.” Through this project we plan to pilot enhancements to the Spectrum Scholarship Program that will better incorporate technology into Spectrum’s leadership development offerings. We seek to develop a cohort of Spectrum alumni and new scholars with sophisticated technological skills and experience in leading technology policy and decision-making to serve as information technology trainers and advocates in traditionally underserved communities. For the most part, we are relying on the expertise of our alumni community to develop our technology and advocacy training. Special thanks to Stephen X. Flynn–2009 Spectrum Scholar, Gates Millennium Scholar and Emerging Technologies Librarian at the College of Wooster–for serving as the Curriculum Coordinator for the Technology Transforms Communities initiative.
Previously recorded webinars in this series:
Engaging Under-served Users With Your Digital Initiatives - access the recording at: http://connectpro72403849.adobeconnect.com/p8wu80bcbwe/. Once you have watched the recorded session, please take a moment to complete a brief evaluation. Access the evaluation at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TTCdigitalinitiatives
Posted in Professional Development, Tech Tools
Posted on December 21, 2011.
The past twelve months were filled with a myriad of activities for LMD. From a successful annual conference in Philadelphia with very popular programs to virtual professional development opportunities in 2011 our division leadership team is working to bring the content requested by our membership. The programming for Chicago is in place with many activities planned for the annual conference in 2012. These are some of the highlights:
Two of our sessions at annual conference are designated as Spotlight Sessions:
1. Meaningful Measures: How Do Buyers and Sellers Show ROI?
2. Reinventing Library Skills
The range of other conference sessions is diverse from contract negotiation to marketing plus an architectural boat tour of Chicago and an open house. There is something for everyone so make your plans soon to attend the SLA Annual Conference in 2012! Our elections were held and new officers will be joining the leadership team next year.
We are on board with virtual professional development and hosted sessions in 2011 featuring Cindy Hill on Sept 22 and Matt Reis on Managing Conflicts on Oct 20.
Our new year starts off right with a virtual session on Jan. 12, 2012 with Bethan Ruddock on Alternative Careers. Wishing you a joyous holiday season!
Rebecca B. Vargha
Chair LMD 2012
Posted in Board Notes, Feature Articles, Featured
Posted on December 19, 2011.
In the December issue of Information Outlook, Jill Strand’s column highlights several information professional experiences in regards to how they’re able to drawing attention to themselves, the risk involved, along with helping others understand the value they offer.
Several key points:
- Look for needs within your business that you might be able to help with and position yourself to fill the role
- Whatever the role, identify how that function will tie into either revenue or a core competence of your business
- Whether it is commonly known or not, keep track of your accomplishment so that you can articulate the value of what you’re doing to important stakeholders of the business
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Posted in Professional Development
Posted on December 7, 2011.
A few years ago, I wrote an article for the ALA APA newsletter that addressed this months theme, Work/Life Balance. Much of the suggestions by colleagues in the field still apply today. Check it out when you can…
Strategies for Balancing Career and Family [Careers] Sunday, June 15, 2008
It is intriguing to learn about the family lives of some of our favorite television personalities. What makes them particularly …
Posted in Themes & Guidelines
Posted on October 27, 2011.
Jamal Cromity & Ulla de Stricker
New Review of Information Networking (NRIN), Taylor & FrancisVolume 16, Issue 2, 2011
Our article acknowledges technologies and enterprise solutions as common tools for knowledge management deployed to help foster collaboration. Though the tools are made widely available by forward-thinking executives, and though there is a torrent of knowledge management thought as evidenced in the sample literature, knowledge workers continue to have difficulties transitioning to acting out the commonly accepted philosophy of sharing knowledge. The focus of our comments is a review to highlight some of the primary technical and behavior barriers hindering the use of collaborative technology….
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Re-post from Jvenu.com …
Posted in Feature Articles, What's New
Posted on October 6, 2011.
There is no doubt that our world has lost one of the most creative leaders, who was also one of the most technologically and business savvy people of our time. Steve Jobs was an inspiration to many and I for one hope and pray we are able to find and celebrate such brilliant leaders in life as we do in death…
Posted in Social Media, What's New
Posted on September 6, 2011.
I am pleased to show case the pre-book release for Mentoring in Librarianship: Essays on Working with Adults and Students to Further the Profession. It was a pleasure being an contributor for this book and I hope all who read the book will enjoy my chapter along with the other author contributions.
You can view the anthology and pre-order your copy of the book via:
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Posted in Books