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Saturday, July 14
 

8:00am CDT

Delivering to an Executive Audience

PRICE: $265.00 Member/ $265.00 Student Member/ $365.00 Non-Member

Although more information is available, executives have less time to consume it. In today's crowded info landscape, these stakeholders are beginning to wonder whether document delivery and desk research can be purchased externally for lower cost. In this “new normal” of cost-consciousness, info pros need to highlight their value to leadership, moving beyond data retrieval to delivering easily digestible yet robust, client-ready presentations. Whether you have spent five hours or five days conducting research, finding and communicating the narrative is what creates memorable audience insights. Effective visualization techniques allow for rapid consumption of critical points while keeping length to a minimum. Through concepts, case studies, templates, and a detailed discussion of design, attendees can expect to gain practical advice on delivering high-value insights to executive decision makers.

SPEAKING:
Krystin Weseman; KC Hudson, PricewaterhouseCoopers


Saturday July 14, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E259
 
Sunday, July 15
 

8:00am CDT

Digital Repositories: Strategies and Techniques

PRICE: $199.00 Member/ $99.00 Student Member/ $299.00 Non-Member

This workshop addresses key issues surrounding the creation, maintenance and cultivation of digital repositories. Drawing on the latest literature, case studies, and personal experiences, speakers lead a discussion covering planning the digital repository, selecting a methodology for its establishment, populating it with content, marketing it to the library’s constituencies, and meeting the various challenges and questions along the way. Share your own experiences, engage in group discussions about how to get the most out of a digital repository, and leave with lots of ideas and strategies for dealing with digital repositories.

SPEAKING:
Amy Buckland, McGill University Library; Jim DelRosso, Hotel, Labor, and Management Library; Cornell University


Sunday July 15, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E259

8:00pm CDT

Karaoke Party

Join fellow SLA members as they sing their way into Chicago!  This fun-filled party will have more than just the blues—there will be music for all, from show tunes to 1980s to Lady Gaga.  So, come out and show us your talents or lack thereof.  No singing skills are required!


Sunday July 15, 2012 8:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, Waldorf Room
 
Monday, July 16
 

10:00am CDT

Collections in Transition: E-Books and Collection Development

As collections move from the print to the electronic world, libraries must change their collection development practices and policies to reflect new opportunities and challenges.  In this session you will learn how libraries are transforming their collection development practices and policies to address the proliferation of electronic books, including acquisitions based on patron demand. In addition, learn about creating, managing and selling e-books from the publisher’s perspective, information that will give librarians valuable insight into e-books from press to desktop.

MODERATING:
Catherine Lavallée-Welch, Univ of South Florida Polytechnic

SPEAKING:
Krista Coulson, University of Chicago Press; Leslie Reynolds, Texas A&M University Libraries; Rebecca Vargha, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 

SPEAKER HANDOUTS: 
http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/CollectionsinTransLReynolds.PDF  


Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E351

10:00am CDT

National Science Foundation Data Management Plans

Learn about the NSF requirement for data management plans to accompany all grant proposals, and find out how libraries are supporting researchers in their efforts to comply.

MODERATING:
Barbara Kern, University of Chicago

SPEAKING:
Amy Friedlander, National Science Foundation; Lisa Johnston, University Of Minnesota Libraries; Sarah Shreeves, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

PRESENTATION HANDOUTS:
http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/NatSciFoundationDataMgmtPlansAmyFriedlander.pdf


Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E264

4:00pm CDT

Academic Division Board Meeting

Meeting of the Academic Board Members.


Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E252

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.

MODERATING: 
Mary Talley, Talley Partners


SPEAKING:
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
 
Tuesday, July 17
 

2:00pm CDT

Academic Division Roundtable

A networking session designed for small-group discussions on the most important and relevant issues facing academic librarians today. Bring your problems, solutions and ideas and be prepared for lively discussion!


Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E271B

4:00pm CDT

Academic Division Business Meeting

All Academic Division members are encouraged to attend.


Tuesday July 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room S402A

4:00pm CDT

SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Improv!-ing Your Library Using the Principles of Second City

Chicago is the home of Second City, the improv comedy theatre where Mike Myers, Stephen Colbert and Tina Fey all started.  Improv has a lot to teach us about how to think quickly on our feet in pressure-filled situations and how to do it with grace and humor. In this session, a Chicago-based improv troupe will show the audience that by using the principles of this comedic art form, we can successfully work with difficult team members, handle negotiations, and justify our work in the face of critics.

MODERATING:
Christian Miller, Cornell University Library

SPEAKING: 
Kayce Alltop, pH Productions Comedy Theater Troupe; Sally Anderson, pH Productions Comedy Theater Troupe; Nick DeFina, pH Productions Comedy Theater Troupe; Micah Philbrook, pH Productions Comedy Theater Troupe


Tuesday July 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E450B

7:00pm CDT

Joint Poster Session

The theme for this year’s poster session is “Jumping over the Candlestick: Individual and Institutional Efforts to Be Nimble and Quick in an Interconnected World.”  Posters will present case studies, research and innovative ideas about how information professionals and/or their institutions are staying agile in today’s open world economy.  This session is a relaxed and informal time to share ideas with colleagues, learn about exciting projects, and of course, choose how you’ll cast your vote for favorite poster!


Tuesday July 17, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, Waldorf Room
 
Wednesday, July 18
 

8:00am CDT

SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Best Practices in Self-Assessment: Offering Sustainable Value to Users and Clients

Assessment is everywhere, it seems, and in every type of library. Whether you use terms and practices from ROI or other assessment experts, you'll always do a better job if you make room for self-reflection. This panel session focuses on best practices in self-reflective assessment to better communicate your achievements to your clients and supervisors.

SPEAKING: 
Elizabeth Beers, University of Chicago; Christine Stamison, Swets; Devin Savage, Northwestern University Library

SPEAKER HANDOUTS: 
http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/BestPracticesSelfAssessmentDSavage.PDF  


Wednesday July 18, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E450B

10:00am CDT

Institutional Repositories

Learn from seasoned experts how to implement and manage institutional repositories, and tips for making them grow.

MODERATING:
Jonathan Nabe, SIU - Carbondale

SPEAKING:

Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University; Jim Ottaviani, University of Michigan Library; Lisa Palmer, Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School


Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E353A