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Monday, July 16

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
Tuesday, July 17

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

10:00am CDT

SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills - Preparing Now for the Future

Gaining and leveraging skills to deal with 21st-century challenges is key to success. Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), will speak about the Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills Initiative begun in 2009. This initiative underscores the critical role our nation's museums and libraries play in helping citizens build such skills as information, communications and technology literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, civic literacy, and global awareness. The second part of the program will include Wendy Wasman, librarian at the Cleveland Natural History Museum, and Betsy Lanz, library director at the Cleveland Museum of Art. They will speak about The Circle Undergraduate Internship Program, a joint project of several institutions that provides undergraduate students a chance to explore career opportunities as a librarian, archivist or information professional in libraries, museums and archives.

Richard Hulser, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Susan Hildreth, Institute of Museum and Library Services; Betsy Lantz, Cleveland Museum of Art; Wendy Wasman, Cleveland Museum of Natural History; Greg Byerly, Kent SLIS/TIP Associates


Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E450B

5:45pm CDT

Architectural Boat Tour of Chicago

PRICE: $55.00 Member/ $55.00 Student Member/ $70.00 Non-Member

Join your colleagues in LMD, DITE, MAHD, DTRN and the Architecture Caucus as we take an evening boat tour of the architectural highlights of Chicago. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase on the boat. 

Attendees should meet in the 8th street lobby of the Chicago Hilton at 5:45 p.m. Please contact On The Scene prior to the event with questions at 312-661-1440 option 0.

Rebecca Vargha, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Wednesday July 18, 2012 5:45pm - 8:45pm CDT
Meet in the 8th Street Lobby of the Chicago Hilton

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