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Sunday, July 15

1:00pm CDT

DSOC Board Meeting

The board will meet to review 2012 activities, set the 2013 budget and plan for the 2013 conference.  All division members are welcome to attend.

Sunday July 15, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room S401A
Monday, July 16

8:00am CDT

DSOC Annual Business Meeting and Breakfast

PRICE: $20.00 Member/ $10.00 Student Member/ $20.00 Non-Member

The annual business meeting is a great way to learn about the division.  The previous year's activities, as well as the division's budget for the upcoming year, will be reviewed.  Meet other DSOC members and learn about opportunities to become more involved!  All those with an interest in the division are encouraged to attend. Hot breakfast will be served.

Monday July 16, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E267

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.

Catherine Lavallée-Welch, Univ of South Florida Polytechnic

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


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

10:00am CDT

Transitioning into Management and Leadership

Whether you are moving into a management position at your current organization or taking on a team-lead role at a different organization, the first three months are critical for your longer-term success. Your fortunes depend on your ability to do the jobas well as your skill at clearly positioning yourself in the role with your boss, your team and yourself. The speaker will walk you through a process for transitioning successfully and sanely.

Martha Foote, LibraryCo Inc.

Rebecca Jones, Dysart & Jones Associates

Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E270

12:00pm CDT

Use of Social Media by Non-Profits

Social media offers a powerful yet low-cost way for nonprofits to demonstrate, through pictures, words, and video, how they are making a difference and why they need support.  Whether you're considering social media for your organization or you've been using it successfully for years, this session is for you.  Participants will learn best practices for creating an engaging social media presence, hear from a nonprofit successfully using social media, and learn about exciting social tools on the horizon.

Scott Brown, Social Information Group; Brandy King, Knowledge Linking; Bobbi Weaver, CA Western School of Law

Monday July 16, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E451A

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

6:00pm CDT

SLA International Reception

It has been said that "the world is a global village," and the library and information professions are becoming more globally networked day by day. All conference attendees are invited to this reception (yes, food and drinks!) to celebrate the international activities of our association.  

Held off-site, this joyous event is highlighted by the presentation of the European Information Professional of the Year Award.

Monday July 16, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, Grand Ballroom
Tuesday, July 17

10:00am CDT

Tour of Maps Collection at Newberry Library

NOTE: Registration for this event was limited to 15 people and is now full. For questions, please contact Vanette Schwartz at vmschwa@ilstu.edu.

Chicago's Newberry Library contains an extraordinary collection of over 500,000 maps spanning the sixteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries.  Join us for a guided tour of the cartographic collections at the library, including the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography.

Vanette Schwartz, Illinois State University - Milner Library

James Akerman, Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, Newberry Library 

Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Newberry Library 60 West Walton Street Chicago, IL 60610

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.

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

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.

Christian Miller, Cornell University Library

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

12:00pm CDT

SPOTLIGHT SESSION: What's Changed Since Library School? MLS Training Update for Veteran and Not-So-Veteran Librarians

In this panel discussion, current LIS faculty will address how library school teaching and learning have changed in response to the job market and current practices in all types of libraries. Librarians will address what they learned and how they applied it on the job, as well as what they wish they had learned while in library school. Together, speakers will offer perspectives on continuing to learn on the job and staying connected.

Jill Hurst-Wahl, Syracuse University; Hope Jansen, CABI; Sara Tompson, University of Southern California

Wednesday July 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E450B

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