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Saturday, July 14

8:30pm CDT

Business & Finance Division Open House

The Business & Finance Division welcomes you to Chicago.  All conference attendees are invited to stop by to begin the 2012 conference by greeting old friends and making new ones.

Saturday July 14, 2012 8:30pm - 10:30pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, Williford Room BC
Monday, July 16

8:00am CDT

Bloomberg Law/Bloomberg BNA Breakfast and Legal Division Business Meeting

Annual division business meeting for Legal Division members, by invitation from our vendor partner Bloomberg Law/Bloomberg BNA.

Michael Bernier, Bloomberg BNA; Tracy Maleeff, Duane Morris LLP

Monday July 16, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Hilton Chicago, Continental Ballroom AB

10:00am CDT

Division Partners and Vendors Panel Discussion

A panel of industry experts will discuss how they, as data and information providers, team with information professionals to provide critical business information in these challenging economic times.

Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E451A

4:00pm CDT

Patent Research 101

Take the plunge into the world of intellectual property. Find out how to do patentability searches, litigation research, and state-of-the-art-searches.


Chris Vestal, LexisNexis; Kristin Whitman, Landon IP


Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E353A

4:00pm CDT

SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Reinventing Library Skills

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

Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E450B

4:00pm CDT

The Evolving Role of Competitive Intelligence in the Legal Marketplace

Discover how law firm librarians can morph their skills and services to provide a competitive advantage. Topics to be addressed include legal issues specific to law firms, examples of law firm competitive intelligence, training recommendations, and adding value through CI.

Zena Applebaum, Bennett Jones SLP; Nathan Rosen, Dechert; Toni Wilson, MarketSmart Research; Emily Rushing, Haynes and Boone LLP



Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E253C

6:00pm CDT

News Division Awards Reception and Banquet

PRICE: $55.00 Member/ $55.00 Student Member/ $55.00 Non-Member

The News Division's annual Awards Reception and Banquet will honor our award recipients for 2012. Location TBA via the DNWS listserv and on the web site.

Monday July 16, 2012 6:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Kendall College, Wine Room 900 N. North Branch St, Chicago, IL 60642
Tuesday, July 17

2:00pm CDT

Environmental Issues in the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes are facing a number of environmental threats, including invasive species, pollution and a growing need for drinking water. This session will feature speakers from organizations and agencies who are working on Great Lakes environmental issues.

Linda Zellmer, Western Illinois University

Kevin Irons, Illinois Department of Natural Resources; Angela Larsen, Alliance for the Great Lakes

Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E264

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