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Friday, July 13
 

8:00am CDT

KMKS105. Change Management and Change Implementation in the Knowledge Domain

PRICE: $495.00 Member/ $495.00 Student Member/ $595.00 Non-Member

This course provides information professionals with a set of tools and an essential knowledge-sharing perspective for implementing change in their organizations. Since 60% of all large-scale implementations fail to meet all of their objectives and fully 80% of those failures are due to change management issues, it is imperative that information professionals involved in any new initiatives learn change management and change implementation skills. Having a strategy, developing good plans, and managing the drive to implement are no longer enough to ensure success. Change management focuses on the “human” side of implementation, working with those interpersonal skills that result in success in any operational activity. Especially applicable for the knowledge management and knowledge services (KM/KS) practitioner, change management supports the development and implementation of any knowledge-sharing system, each of which, notably, always involves people and change. This course concentrates on change management as a critical implementation skill, with attendees learning the necessary links between how personal interactions impact and enable the application of a knowledge strategy that leads to the knowledge culture.

SPEAKING:
Guy St. Clair, Columbia University; Dale Stanley, Gilead Sciences


Friday July 13, 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E260
 
Saturday, July 14
 

8:00am CDT

Creative Collection to Support the Seven Essential CI Tasks

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

Toni Wilson, a well-known industry expert in CI source collection, leads an interactive course on unique sources, databases, and Web search to speed up and increase collection value. Wilson has over 25 years of experience, both as a consultant and as a corporate intelligence professional at LexisNexis.  You will learn how to identify lesser known and recently available sources specific to your collection needs, use fee-based and free Web sources that are unique, and employ database and Web search tools and techniques to collect relevant information with efficiency.  With today's emphasis on cost efficiency, it's important to remain nimble and up to date. If you support CI in your company or are in a CI function, this workshop will give you ideas and sources to take back and use immediately upon your return from the conference.

SPEAKING:
Toni Wilson, MarketSmart Research

PRESENTATION HANDOUTS: 
http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/CreatCollectSupport7CI TasksTWilson.pdf

 


Saturday July 14, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E262

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

8:00am CDT

Chemistry for the Non-Chemist Librarian

PRICE: $299.00 Member/ $199.00 Student Member/ $399.00 Non-Member
A hands-on course that introduces learners to the basic principles of the five major divisions of chemistry, chemical terminology and drawing, and other intellectual tools that chemists need to do their work.  The course will be composed of four basic sections: an introduction to chemistry as a science, strategies for effective communication with chemists, an explanation of basic chemical concepts and research questions, and an exploration of the ways in which chemists’ research needs dictate their information needs. 

Note: this course will be held at the nearby Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) campus.  Contact Ted.Baldwin@uc.edu for details.

MODERATING:
Judith Currano, University of Pennsylvania

SPEAKING:
Susan Cardinal, University of Rochester; Judith Currano, University of Pennsylvania


Saturday July 14, 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology 35 W. 33rd Street, Chicago, IL 60616

8:00am CDT

KMKS101. Fundamentals of Knowledge Management and Knowledge Services

PRICE: $495.00 Member/ $495.00 Student Member/ $595.00 Non-Member

This course links knowledge management (KM) theory to knowledge services (KS), the management methodology that brings together information management, KM, and strategic learning. Throughout the larger organization, the goal of knowledge services--characterized as the practical side of KM--is to strengthen research and enterprise-wide knowledge asset management, thus enabling contextual decision making and accelerated innovation. Participants learn techniques for implementing knowledge services--that is, for "putting KM to work"--and, in so doing, learn to support the organization as a knowledge culture. Topics include KM/KS history and an exploration of the KM/KS framework (people, process and technology). Participants will develop an action plan to take back to their organization.

SPEAKING:
Guy St. Clair, Columbia University; Dale Stanley, Gilead Sciences


Saturday July 14, 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E260

8:00am CDT

Taxonomy and Information Architecture for SharePoint

PRICE: $299.00 Member/ $199.00 Student Member/ $399.00 Non-Member

Many organizations struggle to organize content and are often unaware of the options available for creating successful information architectures. This course is designed to provide participants with the basic skills necessary to leverage taxonomy and metadata to improve navigation and search within a SharePoint environment. Techniques for implementing a taxonomy and metadata using native SharePoint functionality will be discussed, as will the tool’s limitations and potential solutions for the integration and management of complex taxonomic structures. Additional topics include faceted search, custom development and third-party add-ons.

SPEAKING:
Jeff Carr, Earley & Associates; Seth Earley, Earley & Associates

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


Saturday July 14, 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E261

8:00am CDT

Transforming Your Schema and Taxonomies into an Ontology

PRICE: $325.00 Member/ $99.00 Student Member/ $470.00 Non-Member

Ontologies are the next level of complexity in the realm of classification schemes and information warehousing. They retain the power and capabilities of taxonomies and thesauri while providing inferencing and business rule adherence. They can provide both precision and recall when modeled correctly. What confuses many people is how to use their existing metadata schema, taxonomies and thesauri as a starting point for an organizational ontology. If you're familiar with taxonomies and metadata schema, it's not as hard as you might think. This course will show you how the pieces fit together.

SPEAKING:
Christine Connors, TriviumRLG LLC

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


Saturday July 14, 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E263

1:00pm CDT

Conducting Financial Analysis

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

With companies relying more and more on financial information as a key component of decision making, information professionals are finding themselves uniquely positioned to provide not only data but also unique analysis and insight that will enable their stakeholders to make better decisions. This course will provide attendees with a basic understanding of financial and economic information and help them play an integral part in their organization's decision-making process.

SPEAKING:
Sean Gaffney, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Michael Portnoy, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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


Saturday July 14, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E259

1:00pm CDT

Measures that Matter to Decision Makers

PRICE: $230.00 Member/ $115.00 Student Member/ $300.00 Non-Member

Ah, if only knowledge managers and information professionals could identify “magic measures” that would convey the value of information services to decision makers. While Rebecca Jones has yet to find any such measures during her 30 years of working in this sector, she has found, through many informal surveys, an approach to successfully identify, manage and communicate meaningful measures. What's a meaningful measure? It's a measure that matters to your decision makers and demonstrates that your services are making a meaningful difference to the organization. Rebecca provides a framework for defining, analyzing and conveying measures that are meaningful and to your situation--complete with worksheets!

SPEAKING:
Rebecca Jones, Dysart & Jones Associates


Saturday July 14, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E256
 
Sunday, July 15
 

8:00am CDT

Chemical Information Sources

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

This course takes a hands-on approach to introduce learners to the types of questions that chemical researchers ask and reference sources that can be used to answer them.  The course provides an overview of the structure of the chemical literature, types of reference sources in the chemical sciences, unique access points for chemical information, and strategies for an effective search.  Informal lectures, interspersed with hands-on reference questions, will describe and compare the major chemical information resources.

MODERATING:
Judith Currano, University of Pennsylvania

SPEAKING:
Judith Currano, University of Pennsylvania; Dawn French, Millennium Inorganic Chemicals


Sunday July 15, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E260

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

8:00am CDT

Thinking Strategically: How to See the Big Picture

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

Finally, an interactive half-day workshop on practical techniques for thinking strategically! During 30 years of working with information professionals, the class instructors have often heard clients express the challenge of seeing “the big picture.” Senior managers responsible for information and knowledge management regularly raise concerns that info pros aren’t strong strategic thinkers. This course offers an intensive discussion of practical strategic thinking techniques, applies these techniques in a case study, and provides additional resources to help you align information services with organizational strategies.

MODERATING:
William DeGenaro, DeGenaro & Associates Inc.

SPEAKING:
Jane Dysart, Dysart & Jones Associates; Rebecca Jones, Dysart & Jones Associates


Sunday July 15, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E253B

8:00am CDT

Advanced Contract Management

PRICE: $350.00 Member/ $350.00 Student Member/ $450.00 Non-Member

This course is designed to help information professionals who have at least five years of experience in supplier management and contract negotiations at a material level. The course content will focus on the details of contracts, usage requirement and rules, contract models, client/vendor relationships, and potential opportunities to reopen previously negotiated contracts.  There will a concentration on contract models and negotiation strategy.

SPEAKING:
Carol Ginsburg, BST America LLC; Bill Noorlander, BST America LLC


Sunday July 15, 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E263

8:00am CDT

Using the Data Curation Profile as a Means to Engage Researchers

PRICE: $345.00 Member/ $230.00 Student Member/ $400.00 Non-Member

Many in the library world believe librarians have an opportunity to play a vital role in the development and stewardship of publicly accessible collections of research data sets, a process often referred to as data curation. However, working with data is a new, unfamiliar area for many librarians. The Data Curation Profile Toolkit is a set of inter-related resources designed to capture information about data generated by single scientists/scholars/labs based on their needs and preferences for these data. The DCP Toolkit can be used as a means for launching discussions between librarians and faculty, exploring research data needs, and helping to plan for the development of data services.

SPEAKING:
D. Scott Brandt, Purdue University Libraries


Sunday July 15, 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E262

8:00am CDT

Website Analytics and Usability

PRICE: $299.00 Member/ $199.00 Student Member/ $399.00 Non-Member

This course will provide foundational instruction for both Web analytics and Web usability studies, the quantitative and qualitative methods for measuring the effectiveness of your organization’s Website.  The workshop will use Google Analytics as the sample tool for Web analytics, including a basic overview and detailed training as time permits. A key focus will be identifying and interpreting relevant insights from the vast amount of data that Web analytics programs offer.  The second portion of the session will focus on the creation and process of a Website usability study.  At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to use these tools to target a variety of actionable insights into the strengths and weaknesses of your library’s vital Website presence.  Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops for hands-on access to practice sites.

SPEAKING:
Kate Marek, Dominican University

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

http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/WebsiteAnalyticsUsabilityKMarek2.pdf

 

 


Sunday July 15, 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E261

1:00pm CDT

Extreme Structure Searching

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

This course will introduce participants to specialized search techniques for small molecules in the chemical literature: profiling organic, organometallic and catalytic substances by substructure, applying structure and substructure search techniques to polymer searching, and using basic substructure and Markush search strategies for patent information retrieval.  Participants will learn advanced organic substructure search techniques and find out where, when, and how to use them.  They will also learn techniques for locating organometallics and polymers using the substructure search techniques taughtand  will examine the application of substructure techniques to patent searching, including learning the basics of Markush searching.

MODERATING:
Judith Currano, University of Pennsylvania

SPEAKING:
David Bacino, Abbott; Judith Currano, University of Pennsylvania


Sunday July 15, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E260

1:00pm CDT

Project Management for Information and Knowledge Managers

PRICE: $230.00 Member/ $115.00 Student Member/ $300.00 Non-Member

As technology becomes more prevalent in the library, information specialists are becoming innovators and technologists as well as content managers. They are now actively managing an organization’s information assets (including new technology projects) rather than passively responding to requests. Project management concepts, tools, and techniques discussed in this half-day seminar will help anyone complete technology/knowledge management projects on time and within budget while meeting project goals. Knowledge of PM will help you avoid common pitfalls, such as vague definitions of goals, unrealistic plans, and lack of meaningful schedules.  Participants will leave the course understanding how to put together a plan and budget, lead a team, and manage the project through completion.

SPEAKING:
Jennifer Swanson, Charles Stark Draper Laboratories

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

 


Sunday July 15, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E253B

1:00pm CDT

Social Media Techniques for Information Pros

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

Scott Brown, a leading expert on social media and author of Social Sleuthing: Finding Competitive and Business Iinformation Using Social Media Tools,  will lead this hands-on workshop.  Social tools are changing the landscape of competitive information gathering.  As a business and competitive researcher, learn which social media tools will give you the best company and industry information.  See how to complement traditional resources for business and company information by the effective use of social media tools, such as LinkedIn, blogs, Twitter feeds, social networking groups and other specialized search tools.  This is a hands-on workshop that will help you think differently about these resources and unlock their true potential.  Bring your laptop and a company you would like to research and be prepared to be surprised by what you find!

SPEAKING:
Scott Brown, Social Information Group

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

 


Sunday July 15, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E259