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Sunday, July 15
 

1:30pm CDT

Government Information Division Board Meeting

Meeting of the Government Information Division board to discuss division business.


Sunday July 15, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E253A
 
Monday, July 16
 

8:00am CDT

SPOTLIGHT SESSION: The Wikileaks Controversy

The Wikileaks scandal headlined worldwide news in 2010 - 2011 and highlighted issues of government classification, information policy, and information ethics. This session will explore various facets of the controversy.

SPEAKING: Patrice McDermott, OpenTheGovernment.org


Monday July 16, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E450B

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.

SPEAKING:

Chris Vestal, LexisNexis; Kristin Whitman, Landon IP

PRESENTATION HANDOUTS: 
http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/PatentResearching101CVKW.pdf


Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E353A
 
Tuesday, July 17
 

10:00am CDT

SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Cross-Cultural Competitive Intelligence

Competitive intelligence (CI) practices are being adopted by more organizations throughout the world, increasing interest in the diversity, differences and commonalities in CI practices to foster both competitiveness and cooperation among firms and government agencies. In this session, the presenters will describe and discuss differences and commonalities in CI practices across a number of countries and trends in new programs as they explore the demand and requirements for stronger intelligence education.

MODERATING:
Dr. Craig S. Fleisher, Aurora WDC

SPEAKING:
Dr. France Bouthillier, School of Information Studies, McGill University; Dr. Andrew Dillon, School of Information & Professor of Information, Psychology and Risk & Operations Management; Tao Jin, Louisiana State University


 


Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E450B

2:00pm CDT

Government Information Division Business Meeting

Annual business meeting followed by an exciting and thought-provoking discussion on  career agility in the government information sector.

SPEAKING:
Leia Dickerson, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO); Richard Huffine, U.S. Geological Survey; Tanya Whippie, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development


Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E266

2:00pm CDT

Opening the Vault: International Economic Resources from the World Bank, IMF and OECD

Experts from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will discuss and demonstrate examples of the wealth of international economic data and other resources available, much of it free of charge, from their organizations.

Speakers:
Tariq Afzal Khokhar,World Bank; Kathleen DeBoer, OECD; Gareth McGuinness, International Monetary Fund


Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E451A

4:00pm CDT

Adding Value to Content through Linked Data

Linked Data uses the Web to connect related data that were not previously linked. This session will provide an overview of linked data, its sources, and the value that information specialists can deliver through linking and integrating content and data from open sources.

SPEAKING:
Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies; Joel Richard, Smithsonian Libraries

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

http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/AddingValuetoContentJosephBusch.pdf  

 

 


Tuesday July 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E353A

8:00pm CDT

Joint Divisions Open House: SOL, DGI, TRN

Please join the Government Information, Solo Librarians, and Transportation Divisions for a lively joint open house. Speak with members from a variety of fields and experiences, all in one place. 

Please meet at the event location: 312 Chicago, Downtown Loop.


Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
312 Chicago 136 N. LaSalle Street Chicago , IL 60602
 
Wednesday, July 18
 

10:00am CDT

Combat Memories: Collecting Veterans' Histories

The Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress collects and preserves personal stories and other documents from America's war veterans. Robert Patrick will discuss the role that librarians play in this effort, focusing on the dual roles of many librarians who are both veterans and project facilitators.

MODERATING:
Monika Maslowski, Library of the Marine Corps

SPEAKING:
Robert Patrick; Library of Congress


Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E261

10:00am CDT

Open Data in Chicago

Chicago has recently launched major government transparency efforts.  Learn more about open data initiatives in the Windy City, particularly the work of the Metro Chicago Information Center.

SPEAKING:
Virginia Carlson, Urban Rubrics


Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E253C

12:00pm CDT

Gov on the Go: Mobile Apps

Government information is now being made available on the go via smart phone applications.  This session will explore creating mobile applications using government information as well as one government library's experience evaluating mobile applications for use in an agency setting.

SPEAKING:
Heidi Peters, ARTI; Katrina Stierholz, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

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

 


Wednesday July 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E253C