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
Dee Magnoni, LMD Chair and Ned Potter, ECCA Winner (Photo by: Jim Tchobanoff)
This year the Leadership & Management Division (LMD) helped sponsor Ned Potter, a winner of the SLA Europe’s Early Career Conference Award (ECCA.) Ned is an Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of York in the UK and was recently named a 2011 Movers and Shakers by Library Journal. LJs profile of Ned gives a fascinating look at a person who is very “inspiring, confident, clear-thinking, and worth listening to.” Ned created a great video of his personal impressions of the SLA Conference and LMD.
The Leadership & Management Division has co-sponsored a deserving recipient of the SLA Europe’s ECCA beginning in 2009. Previous award winners include:
If you are unfamiliar with Slideshare.net, which is where I found this slideshow, you should investigate it. Many people place there presentations in Slideshare so that they receive a broader exposure. Some also use Slideshare as a place for presentation attendees to see slides again, rather than giving people handouts.
The theme for this month is learning. I decided to look at YouTube for videos about learning and then decided to look for videos on learning style. Have you thought about the learning styles of those around you? Those on your team? Or your own learning style? Take less than 10 minutes and watch these two videos. They may not answer the questions you have about learning styles but they will give you much to think about.
If you haven’t seen it, this video of Randy Pausch’s "last lecture" will inspire you and give you things to consider about leadership, while you’re listening to him talk about his childhood dreams, enabling the dreams of others, and lessons learned. (1 hr., 16 min.)
Randy Pausch, Ph.D. was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2006, Pausch was diagnosed with incurable cancer and he died earlier this year. This "last lecture" is humorous, informational, and inspiring. His life was full of lessons the we can learn from, with perhaps the biggest lesson being that you never know what is possible (i.e., the sky is the limit).