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Sunday, July 15

1:00pm CDT

Solo Librarians Division Annual Board Meeting

All are welcome to join the division leadership to discuss the exciting current and future endeavors of solo librarians.

Sunday July 15, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, PDR #3
Monday, July 16

12:00pm CDT

DSOL Business Meeting and Lunch

PRICE: $30.00 Member/ $20.00 Student Member/ $45.00 Non-Member

Join the Solo Librarians Division for lunch and an update on past, current, and future activities. Bring old business, new business, your ideas, and your appetite.

Monday July 16, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E263

4:00pm CDT

Sailing through Cataloging: Cataloging Practices for Solos

Tips, tricks and other practical information for beginner and experienced catalogers.

Paul Burley, Northwestern University

Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E253B

7:30pm CDT

Solo Librarians Division Open House

Have you ever asked yourself, "Am I a Solo Librarian?" or "Am I a Solo Librarian if I have any staff at all?" To answer these questions and more, meet and greet with the Solo Librarians Division at their annual open house.

Monday July 16, 2012 7:30pm - 10:00pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, Astoria Room
Tuesday, July 17

8:00am CDT

From Info Pro to Info Hero: 5 Easy Ways to Turn Information into Insight

It's no longer enough to efficiently and cost-effectively find the best information. Now we also have to add value to our research products, and develop the services that out clients can't find elsewhere and can't imagine living without. In this fast-paced session, Mary Ellen Bates provides at least five simple techniques for providing more insight and value in what you send your clients.

Patrick Clapp

Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Services Inc.

Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E350

4:00pm CDT

Success Stories of Solos

Success is measured in a variety of ways. In a reception-style atmosphere, participants will share their stories of solo librarianship success. Find out how others have broken down walls and created innovative services, and share your own story! Attendee participation is encouraged.

Patrick Clapp

Kevin Adams, ESR; Hildy Dworkin, NYC Department of Social Services; Carla Robinson; Tanya Whippie, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

Tuesday July 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E266

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

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.

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


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

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.

Virginia Carlson, Urban Rubrics

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

10:00am CDT

Suddenly Solo: What To Do When It's Suddenly Just You

It's a nightmare occurring too frequently: cuts in resources, budgets and personnel turn a group of professionals into a team of one. Join the Solo Division as we discuss the challenges surrounding this issue.

Patrick Clapp 

Katharine Arzeta, CH2M HILL; Gabriele Hysong, Rolls Royce; Brendan Thompson, Gnarus Advisors, LLC

Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E264

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