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Sunday, July 15
 

8:30am CDT

GTRIC Roundtable

PRICE: $75.00 Member/ $75.00 Student Member/ $75.00 Non-Member

The Government Transportation Research Information Committee (GTRIC) Roundtable is a forum for sharing and learning about essential tools and best practices for transportation libraries.


Sunday July 15, 2012 8:30am - 3:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E256

11:00am CDT

PubMed for Experts

Designed as an advanced class for experienced MEDLINE searchers, this hands-on session will highlight advanced PubMed techniques that can be used to conduct comprehensive searches. Attendees are encouraged to share difficult search experiences (both past and present) to discuss with the class.  Participants are eligible for two MLA continuing education credits.  

Please bring your own computing device; Internet access WILL be provided but laptops/iPads will NOT.

SPEAKING: 
Holly Ann Burt, National Library of Medicine 

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

 


Sunday July 15, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, Boulevard Room BC

1:00pm CDT

Using the TOXNET Toxicology Data Network

This session is designed to convey the basics of searching the NLM's TOXNET®, a Web-based system of databases in the areas of toxicology, environmental health, and related fields.  Participants are eligible for two MLA continuing education credits.  

Please bring your own computing device; Internet access WILL be provided but laptops/iPads will NOT.

SPEAKING: 
Holly Ann Burt, National Library of Medicine

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

 


Sunday July 15, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, Boulevard Room BC

2:00pm CDT

IFLA 2012 in Helsinki, Finland

Come and hear about SLA's plans and activities for the 2012 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) conference. Hear about progress at the global level on library issues including copyright, open access, e-lending and disaster assistance response.

SPEAKING:
Donna Scheeder, CRS/Library of Congress


Sunday July 15, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E251
  Programs, Session
  • PRESENTED BY: SLA

2:00pm CDT

Buyer/Supplier Roundtable

SLA and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) will host a Buyer/
Supplier Roundtable: Buyers and Suppliers Focus on the Future.

Content buyers know what their organizations will need in the future; content vendors are the ones who will build those products and services. This unique roundtable provides a forum for big-picture thinking around the future of information work, bringing buyers and sellers together to discuss key trends.

Mixed tables of buyers and sellers will participate in facilitated brainstorming on emerging topics in information usage and demand such as:

  • End-user focus for content products
  • Platform-neutral services (buy once, access anywhere)
  • Measurement and ROI


Come lay the groundwork for the next generation of development for both buyers and sellers by learning how "the other half" thinks, in a collaborative environment.

This is an invitation-only event (with limited capacity). If you have content buying responsibility or influence the decision-making process, you may request an invitation from Natasha Kenner.


Sunday July 15, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E271B
  Programs, Session
  • PRESENTED BY: SLA
 
Monday, July 16
 

7:30am CDT

DCHE Breakfast and Academic Roundtable

PRICE: $15.00 Member/ $15.00 Student Member/ $15.00 Non-Member

Join your academic DCHE colleagues for breakfast and a moderated discussion on current topics and concerns. Topic(s) for this roundtable to be determined.


Monday July 16, 2012 7:30am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E263

7:30am CDT

PAM Astronomy Roundtable: Pioneering the Unknown

Tentative Discussion Topics: E-Science and Data Curation; Scholarly Communications Issues; and Developments in Astronomy Librarianship. Tentative Speakers: Christopher Erdmann, John G. Wolbach Library, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; Lance Utley, National Radio Astronomy Observatory Sponsored by SPIE Digital Library

MODERATING:
Marsha Bishop, National Radio Astronomy Observatory; Margaret Lam, George Mason University

SPEAKING: 
Christopher Erdmann, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; Donna Thompson, Smithsonian Astrophysical Obs; Lance Utley, National Radio Astronomy Observatory; Molly White, John M. Kuehne Physics Mathematics Astronomy

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

 



Monday July 16, 2012 7:30am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room S401A

8:00am CDT

Rapid Fire Consultant Showcase: Come One, Come All!

PRICE: $15.00 Member/ $15.00 Student Member/ $30.00 Non-Member

Persons who are actively engaged in consulting are invited to give a rapid-fire "song and dance" of their consulting practice. Through this fun and creative communication opportunity, they can illustrate their value and the innovative insights they can bring to projects while meeting future clients for themselves and their practices. Session attendees who are actively considering contractors or partners to work with are encouraged to attend. Come prepared!

MODERATING:
Janice Sykes, Info Mgmt Svcs Inc.; Lorri Zipperer, Zipperer Project Management


Monday July 16, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E266

8:00am CDT

Taxonomy Design for the Short on Time

A quick-start guide to implementing a taxonomy program, with an emphasis on building buy-in and leveraging existing standards and pre-published vocabularies.

MODERATING:
Kathleen McElhinney, University of South Dakota 

SPEAKING:
Fred Leise, Contextual Analysis LLC

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


Monday July 16, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Conventon Center, Room E253C

8:00am CDT

Using Scenario Analysis to Predict the Future of the Semantic Web

The Semantic Web is a set of technologies that will change the Internet and Web as we know them. Scenario analysis is an established method for strategic planning in uncertain situations. In this session, we'll develop four distinct scenarios for the future of the Semantic Web. We'll apply proven methods and identify the developments and milestones that will tell us which of our scenarios are most likely to come to pass. From these scenarios we'll predict the implications of the Semantic Web for news media, social networking, location-based services, search and telecommunications. This session will be a must-attend for anyone who is interested in the Semantic Web or who represents an industry likely to be disrupted by this emerging technology. 

MODERATING:
Emily Rushing, Haynes and Boone LLP

SPEAKING:
August Jackson, Ernst & Young


Monday July 16, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E270

10:00am CDT

Collaborative Insights

A collaborative session co-developed by the CI, KM, BF and Pharma divisions.  As competitive intelligence and information management evolve, collaboration can lead to better results.  Speakers will address how to develop insights through collaboration from different perspectives.

MODERATING:
Ellen Naylor, Business Intelligence Source

SPEAKING:
Amy Affelt, Compass Lexecon; Arik Johnson, Aurora WDC; Mary Talley, Talley Partners


Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E353A

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.

MODERATING:
Catherine Lavallée-Welch, Univ of South Florida Polytechnic

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

SPEAKER HANDOUTS: 
http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/CollectionsinTransLReynolds.PDF  


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

10:00am CDT

Confessions of Chicago Advertising Men and Women - Welcome to Disruption

Disruptions are new digital tools and media that are fast gaining traction to address information immediacy, global reach, and diversity.  Learn how to understand disruption to bring clarity to consumers and uniquely harness information and consumer insights.  Find out the implications and benefits of disruption for information professionals, researchers and users of new tools in the market.

MODERATING:
Grace Villamora, the brightresearch group

SPEAKING: 
Hugh Allspaugh, OGILVY & MATHER; Patrick Palmer, VSA Partners; Beth Uyenco, Microsoft


Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E253C

10:00am CDT

Division Partners and Vendors Panel Discussion

A panel of industry experts will discuss how they, as data and information providers, team with information professionals to provide critical business information in these challenging economic times.


Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E451A

10:00am CDT

Energy Resources Roundtable - Best Practices for Corporate Libraries

With a bit of a shift from the usual energy focus of this session, we look to a panel of librarians to share their best practices in managing their information services. Join our conversation about the ways we work in a variety of settings.


Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E251

10:00am CDT

National Science Foundation Data Management Plans

Learn about the NSF requirement for data management plans to accompany all grant proposals, and find out how libraries are supporting researchers in their efforts to comply.

MODERATING:
Barbara Kern, University of Chicago

SPEAKING:
Amy Friedlander, National Science Foundation; Lisa Johnston, University Of Minnesota Libraries; Sarah Shreeves, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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


Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E264

10:00am CDT

PAM-wide Roundtable

Discussion of issues related to Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics information and libraries. 

MODERATING:
Zahra Kamarei, University of Rochester


Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room S403A

10:00am CDT

Rising Stars and SLA Fellows Roundtable

The third time’s a charm, and you’re sure to be charmed – and challenged – by the rousing discussion among the 2012 SLA Rising Star Award recipients and 2012 SLA Fellows during the third edition of this popular event. Learn how the perspectives of the Rising Stars, at the beginning of their information careers, and the veteran Fellows differ on relevant topics affecting the industry. For photos and a detailed description of last year’s roundtable, go to http://digbig.com/5bfmdf.

MODERATING:
Webb Shaw, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.


Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E271B
  Programs, Session

10:00am CDT

SLA Hot Topic: The Story of Customers, Community and the Corporate Library

Once upon a time in a corporate R&D kingdom, companies were creating products and pushing them out to customers with little or no interaction with them. In today’s fast-paced R&D corporate and hospital environment, companies are getting more creative  in their product development process to improve their ROI. Now they are relying on the knowledge experts in customer needs--the customers themselves. Whether these organizations are trying to get a product quicker to market, or just make it better, they are inviting their customers into the development process. This session is meant to be an interactive session on how to engage customers wisely to get qualitative and quantitative data.  Springer’s Brian Bishop will discuss his story and a variety of engagement tools in this thought- provoking session.

SPEAKING:
Brian Bishop, Springer


Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E265
  Programs, Session

10:00am CDT

The New State of Journalism: Insights from James O'Shea

James O'Shea of the Chicago News Cooperative will be the keynote speaker for the News Division in this session on the current state of journalism. O'Shea is past editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times, former managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, and author of "The Deal from Hell," a recent book that examined real estate investor Sam Zell's newspaper acquisitions.

MODERATING: 
Debra Bade

SPEAKING: 
James O'Shea, Chicago News Cooperative

 


Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E450A
  Programs, Session

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.

MODERATING:
Martha Foote, LibraryCo Inc.

SPEAKING:
Rebecca Jones, Dysart & Jones Associates


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

10:00am CDT

Vendor Speed Dating

All FAN and IT division sponsors are invited to participate in this fast-paced vendor product information session. Division attendees will visit vendor tables in small groups to discuss their institution's needs and profile, collecting prizes along the way. A business card raffle rounds out the fun!


Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E262

10:30am CDT

60 Sites in 60 Minutes

This wildly popular session that explores new and under-utilized Websites returns for another year. Fast-paced and fun, if offers a glimpse of what you may be missing on the Web.

MODERATING:
Tricia Thomas, Alston and Bird LLP

SPEAKING:
John DiGilio, Reed Smith LLP; Gayle Lynn-Nelson, LexisNexis


Monday July 16, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E451B
  Programs, Session

12:00pm CDT

Chemistry Information Training: Present and Future

Learn about chemical information training resources from librarian colleagues.

SPEAKING:
Marion Peters, UCLA Librarian Emeritus; Andrea Twiss-Brooks, The University of Chicago Library 


Monday July 16, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E270

12:00pm CDT

Metrics / Performance / ROI Panel - KM Cafe

Change management and  focused attention on the bottom line are key drivers for successful information centers.  In this way, validated and verifiable results are articulated as milestones and benchmarks for success.  More importantly, strategic vision grounded in stakeholder buy-in informs our decisions and leads the change.  Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to provide relevant and meaningful metrics as the evidentiary support for our strategic initiatives. But what, exactly, should we measure? Why is it important for us to measure these outcomes?  Is it important to delineate the results not only in quantitative but also qualitative form?  Join us for this exciting  inquiry.

MODERATING:
Marianne Giltrud, The Catholic University of America

SPEAKING:
James King, National Institutes of Health; Rebecca Jones, Dysart & Jones Associates; Juanita Richardson, Dysart & Jones 

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

 


Monday July 16, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E271B

12:00pm CDT

Pharma Chatter: Capturing and Managing Non-traditional Information for Competitive Advantage

Learn about the unique nature of competitive intelligence in the pharmaceuticals industry and hear how info pros are using it to improve their organizations' competitive advantage. Learn how insights from a variety of sources can help you to deliver value to your organization.

MODERATING: 
Craig McHenry, Pfizer Inc.

SPEAKING: 
Lisa Orgren, Septagon Research Group; Heather Bjella, Esq., Aurora WDC; Jordan Frank, Traction Software


Monday July 16, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E264

12:00pm CDT

Seeing Your Career from the Outside, In

What do you, as a professional, bring to an organization? What competencies do you need to succeed? A panel will discuss the soft competencies that are core to our profession such as leadership, critical thinking, problem-solving, creative thinking, and proactivity.

MODERATING:
Rebecca Jones, Dysart & Jones Associates


Monday July 16, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E353A

12:00pm CDT

The Intelligence Cafe

The 2012 version of the Intel Café brings you four key competitive intelligence topics.  The Intel Café is a  highly interactive session that lets you engage with four different speakers.  You'll go to your corner and come out with information about using social media for CI, how General Motors used CI during the downturn, and CI technology tools.

SPEAKING:
Chris Hote, Digimind; August Jackson, Ernst & Young; Karen Rothwell, Outward Insights, LLC; Fred Wergeles, Fred Wergeles & Associates LLC; Ellen Naylor, Business Intelligence Source


Monday July 16, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room S401D

12:00pm CDT

Three M's: Mapping, Merging, and Multi-lingual Taxonomies

Developing a sound taxonomy is a challenge in itself, but what happens when a taxonomist needs to harmonize existing or legacy vocabularies, create crosswalks or mappings between taxonomies, or address a multi-lingual audience? This session will present tips and case studies for bridging multiple vocabularies, taxonomies, and languages.

SPEAKING:
Heather Hedden, Hedden Information Management; Marcie Zaharee, The MITRE Corporation

PRESENTATION HANDOUTS:
http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/3MMappingMergingMulti-lingualTaxZaharee.pdf


Monday July 16, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E253C

12:00pm CDT

Understanding Chicago Through Narrative

On the first weekend that Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo opened in 1934, a staggering 117,400 visitors came to see the world’s most modern zoological park, with innovative bar-less exhibits housing animals from around the world. Join colleagues at a relaxed ”bring your own lunch” session for a fascinating look at the zoo through the eyes of Carla Owens and Douglas Deuchler, co-authors of Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Zoological Society. Historic art deco buildings, WPA artwork, and unusual creatures inhabiting the zoo over its 77-year history will be featured. A book signing will follow.

MODERATING:
Richard Hulser, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

SPEAKING:
Douglas Deuchler; Carla Owens, Brookfield Zoo


Monday July 16, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E259

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.

SPEAKING:
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

Asian Chapter Board Meeting and Presentation of Asian Awards

Asian Chapter Board Meeting and Presentation of Awards


Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E261

4:00pm CDT

Business & Finance Division Poster Session

Presenters (who have previously submitted their posters for review by a committee) will display their posters and describe their research to attendees.


Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, Continental Ballroom A

4:00pm CDT

Computer Science Roundtable

Join us in this roundtable discussion on issues in computer science librarianship. 

SPEAKING:
William Gunn, Mendeley


Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room S403B

4:00pm CDT

DRM: The Discussion Continues

Librarians have been struggling for many years with digital rights management (DRM) protections built into electronic documents. These protections often make it difficult or impossible to treat an electronic acquisition in a traditional way, i.e., by purchasing it once and sharing it serially among a community of users. Librarians have entered into a dialogue over the past year with publishers and other vendors (e.g., aggregators) of DRM-protected products (standards, journal articles, books, etc.). During this session, you will hear from attendees about how they have been coping (or not) with the DRM challenge. Afterward, we’ll determine where we need to go from here.

MODERATING:
Bert Saul, Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc.; Sabina Tannenbaum, LTK Engineering Services


Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E264

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

4:00pm CDT

Sailing through Cataloging: Cataloging Practices for Solos

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

SPEAKING
Paul Burley, Northwestern University


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

4:00pm CDT

The Evolving Role of Competitive Intelligence in the Legal Marketplace

Discover how law firm librarians can morph their skills and services to provide a competitive advantage. Topics to be addressed include legal issues specific to law firms, examples of law firm competitive intelligence, training recommendations, and adding value through CI.

SPEAKING:
Zena Applebaum, Bennett Jones SLP; Nathan Rosen, Dechert; Toni Wilson, MarketSmart Research; Emily Rushing, Haynes and Boone LLP

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

 


Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E253C

4:00pm CDT

Updates from the World of Cloud Computing

Despite being overhyped, misappropriated and misunderstood, cloud computing is changing everything from library information services to personal computing.  As many technology suppliers peddle their wares to you and tout the attractiveness of ?being in the cloud,? a critical part of the discussion is missing ? ensuring end user happiness.  This presentation will focus on how information management professionals can evaluate the impact of cloud-based solutions on end user satisfaction and will provide a (document delivery) case study for building a ?cloud above the clouds? to ensure visibility into end users? interactions with suppliers.

SPEAKING: 
Peter Derycz, Reprints Desk


Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E260

4:00pm CDT

Web-scale Discovery Implementation with the End User in Mind

Web-scale discovery products represent the latest one-stop approach to searching library resources. Every stage of the implementation, from selection through the set-up phase to the use of the products, presents key challenges that need to be addressed to ensure the best research experience for the end user. This presentation will focus on some critical points along the way: the importance of a selection criteria grid and user experience studies;  implementation issues in relation to the ILS, e-resource holdings knowledge base, and other library tools; and OpenURL linking problems in the Web-scale environment.

MODERATING:

Rafal Kasprowski, Rice University

SPEAKING:
Rafal Kasprowski, Rice University; Debra Kolah, Rice University; Harry Kaplanian, EBSCO Publishing

SPEAKER HANDOUTS: 
http://www.slideshare.net/rkaspro/webscale-discovery-services-sla-2012-13745957 


Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E265
 
Tuesday, July 17
 

8:00am CDT

DENG Standards Update

Learn about the latest product innovations from many of our technical standards publishers and vendors.

MODERATING:
Susan Morley, CSA Group

SPEAKING: 
Stuart Bowyer, SAI Global; Rodney Buhrsmith, Eastview; Patti Ensor, CSA Group; Todd Fegan, Techstreet; Andrew Knopes, SAE International; Betsy Kulamer, American Society of Civil Engineers; Leanne Lowry, ANSI; Sohel Shaikh, British Standards Institution; John Pace, ASTM International; Michael Spada, IEEE


Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E264

8:00am CDT

Enterprise Search

Search is among the most disruptive innovations of our time. It influences what we buy and where we go. It shapes how we learn and what we believe. It's also a radically multidisciplinary, creative challenge that's restructuring the landscapes of publishing, librarianship, communication, and knowledge management. In this talk, Peter Morville defines a pattern language for search and discovery that embraces user psychology and behavior, cross-channel information architecture, multisensory interaction, and emerging technology. He identifies design principles that apply across the categories of Web, e-commerce, enterprise, desktop, mobile, social, and real time. He also explains how future methods and user experience deliverables can help us  create better search applications today and invent the improbable discovery tools of tomorrow.

SPEAKING:
Peter Morville, Semantic Studios


Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E451A

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.

MODERATING:
Patrick Clapp

SPEAKING:
Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Services Inc.


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

8:00am CDT

Hospitality and Tourism Roundtable Breakfast

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

This presentation will draw on Euromonitor’s latest travel and tourism research to explain the global hospitality industry’s performance and present insights about future growth opportunities in the industry. The presentation will also highlight key trends and corporate strategies shaping the market.

MODERATING: 
Ilene Strongin-Garry, InterContinental Hotels Group 

SPEAKING: 
Michelle Grant, Euromonitor International

 

 


Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E256

8:00am CDT

Marketing Section Virtual Swap-n-Shop Breakfast Meeting

PRICE: $15.00 Member/ $15.00 Student Member/ $30.00 Non-Member

Join us for a panel discussion, "Using Social Media to Promote Libraries and Librarians.” Hear how organizations have cultivated highly engaged communities and explore how these techniques could be applied to your own environment. Bring your own stories and contribute to the future success of your colleagues.

MODERATING:
Barbie Keiser, Barbie E. Keiser, Inc.; Bethan Ruddock, Mimas 

SPEAKING:
Connie Crosby, Crosby Group Consulting; Melissa Giovagnoli, Networlding; Roger Tye, Allstate Insurance Company

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

 


Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E259

10:00am CDT

Chemistry on the Go

Find out how the major chemical information vendors are providing mobile access to important chemistry resources, and learn about anticipated new mobile accessibility.

SPEAKING: 
Diana Bittern, Knovel; Tim Hoctor, Elsevier; Sara Rouhi, ACS Publications; Susan Sanders, CRC Press / Taylor & Francis Group; Kurt Zielenbach, CAS


Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E270
  Programs, Session

10:00am CDT

Engineering Enterprise Information: Usage and Challenges

Learn about information usage behaviors by engineers and how that relates to using social media to promote information resources and mobile devices. What are the impacts of new engineers coming into the workforce? What does the future hold for information resources across multiple platforms?

MODERATING:

Kathryn Breininger, Boeing Co.

SPEAKING:
Lydia Petersen, Outsell, Inc.


Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E251

10:00am CDT

Enterprise Search Roundtable

Join a discussion of enterprise search successes and challenges from the corporate perspective.

MODERATING: 
Nancy Linwood Lewis, DuPont Company

SPEAKING:
Peter Morville, Semantic Studios; Sofiane Kerboub, Abbott Laboratories; Margaret Ostrander, Thomson Reuters; Eileen Quam, State of Minnesota, MN.IT Services


Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E451A

10:00am CDT

Forestry Roundtable

Find out about the history of alcohol from wood, the economics of alcohol from biomass, and how scientists are using libary resources in these subject areas.

SPEAKING:
Thomas Jeffries, USDA, Forest Products Lab


Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E253C

10:00am CDT

Global Economic Outlook

Robin Bew, chief economist and editorial director of the Economist Intelligence Unit, will present his views on the state of the global economy and share what a "day in the life" is like for a leader in this worldwide business intelligence organization.

SPEAKING: 
Robin Bew, Economist Intelligence Unit


Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E450A

10:00am CDT

Knowledge Management across the Health Care Spectrum

The 2012 DBIO Medical Section program will take a look at the KM world within the health care spectrum.  During the panel discussion, we'll take a look at what knowledgement management means within this field, hear how one medical librarian is playing a role in knowledge management at her organization, and learn how we can advocate for ourselves to take on knowledge management responsibilities.  There will be plenty of time for audience questions and discussion.  While this panel will focus on various roles in the health sciences, anyone interested in learning more about KM and getting involved in this new role is welcome to attend!

MODERATING:

Amy Donahue, Aurora Health Care

SPEAKING:
Barbara Jones, National Network of Libraries of Medicine; Carrie Papa-Schold, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare; Lorri Zipperer, Zipperer Project Management

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

 


Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E264

10:00am CDT

NISO's IOTA Initiative: Fixing OpenURL Links Using Data Analysis

NISO'S IOTA initiative (http://www.openurlquality.org/) is working to eliminate the major remaining problems with OpenURL linking. A public reporting tool is available on the IOTA site for users to compare link structures between OpenURL providers and to identify areas for improvement. Vendors and libraries have been contributing millions of OpenURLs for use in the reporting tool and in a scoring system being developed to rank providers by their OpenURL quality. Both IOTA tools could guide  link resolver vendors and libraries in adjusting their OpenURL setups, knowing that Web-scale discovery systems, for example, rely heavily on successful OpenURL linking. This presentation will explain how full-text linking evolved into OpenURL, what IOTA does to measure and improve OpenURL quality, and how institutions are using IOTA's work to solve OpenURL problems.

MODERATING:
Rafal Kasprowski, Rice University

SPEAKING:
Rafal Kasprowski, Rice University; Susan Marcin, Columbia University Libraries; Oliver Pesch, EBSCO Information Services

SPEAKER HANDOUTS:
http://www.slideshare.net/rkaspro/nisos-iota-openurl-quality-initiative-ala-sla-2012-13745941 


Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E351

10:00am CDT

SLA Hot Topic: Aligning Resources for Maximum Insight - Answers, Insights and Ideas

Information professionals are critical to any organizations knowledge value-chain; LexisNexis is pleased to have an opportunity to discuss the present and future of enterprise information services with the exceptional librarian and author Kee Malesky of NPR on Tuesday, July 17th at 10am. This conversation centers on the radical transformation of our profession from providing of answers to collaborating to spur innovation and new ideas. Our conversation with Kee begins with the question of how traditional skills are the foundation for refocusing our jobs; creating a mantle of innovation turning our libraries into idea incubators. It’s an exciting time for info-pros and we are lucky to draw on Kee’s unique experiences researching across disciplines and subjects, the innovative culture of NPR combined with her great success as an author. This session is an open conversation, LexisNexis encourages you to bring questions for Kee and to participate with your own examples and experiences. Kee is the author of, All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge. By the way…Scott Simon has called Kee "source of all human knowledge" Look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

SPEAKING: Bobby Schrott, LexisNexis


Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E265
  Programs, Session

10:00am CDT

Tales from the Trenches: Contract Negotiation Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Many librarians are involved in the contract negotiation process or work alongside their institutions' purchasing and procurement staff. They have to be able to read and comprehend often complex contracts in order to get the most favorable and sensible terms for their libraries and organizations. Experienced information professionals who manage the content and contracts for their organizations will share their knowledge and tips for "getting to yes" without too much bloodshed!

MODERATING: 
Amy Affelt, Compass Lexecon

SPEAKING:
Carol Ginsburg, BST America LLC; Steven Goldstein, Alacra; Barbara Hirsh, NERA Economic Consulting; Laurie Sue Leichman, McKinsey & Co Inc; Bob Lemmond, Wolters Kluwer; Bill Noorlander, BST America LLC


Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E353A

2:00pm CDT

Academic Division Roundtable

A networking session designed for small-group discussions on the most important and relevant issues facing academic librarians today. Bring your problems, solutions and ideas and be prepared for lively discussion!


Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E271B

2:00pm CDT

Advertising & Marketing Division Roundtable

Enjoy an open discussion of the latest and greatest tools and resources used for advertising and marketing research. Bring your questions and share your new favorites. Throw your business card in the pile and get a post conference list of roundtable attendees to build your network of experts and colleagues.

MODERATING
Julie-Ann Zilavy, 4A's


Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E262

2:00pm CDT

Building a Greener Library

Ms. Ginnie Cooper, Director of the District of Columbia Public Library, has led the construction of several libraries using green materials and design. Her presentation will address the DC Public Library's involvement in building a greener future for our capital city.

SPEAKING:
Ginnie Cooper, District of Columbia Public Library

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


Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E351

2:00pm CDT

Energy Issues: Moving Toward a Sustainable Future

Joseph Clair will talk about community issues around energy efficiency, resource management and personal choices that drive our move toward a more sustainable future. What else can you do at work and at home to be "green"?

MODERATING:
Marlene Vogelsang, Pacific Energy Center

SPEAKING:
Joseph Clair, Illinois Institute of Technology


Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E251

2:00pm CDT

Environmental Issues in the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes are facing a number of environmental threats, including invasive species, pollution and a growing need for drinking water. This session will feature speakers from organizations and agencies who are working on Great Lakes environmental issues.

MODERATING
Linda Zellmer, Western Illinois University

SPEAKING
Kevin Irons, Illinois Department of Natural Resources; Angela Larsen, Alliance for the Great Lakes


Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E264

2:00pm CDT

How and Why Things Fail - Forensic Engineers and Information Specialists

Real Forensic Engineering not made for TV.  Librarians, information researchers, and libraries of all types and forms are essential to the field of forensic engineering. Come hear Michael Stevenson of ESI talk about what forensic engineering really is and how the gathering of information is key to the field.


MODERATING:
Cheryl Hansen, Engineering Systems Inc.

SPEAKING:
Michael Stevenson, ESI


Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E253C

2:00pm CDT

Librarian as Entrepreneur: Contributing to Your Organization's Bottom Line through Marketing Initiatives

Are you working in an organization that wants to increase its visibility?  Do you want to learn more about making the case for marketing in your library? Join us as we weigh in on the pros and cons of taking the marketing plunge as information professionals.

MODERATING:
Patrick Clapp; Tracy Maleeff, Duane Morris LLP

SPEAKING:
Louis Abramovitz, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

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


Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E258

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

2:00pm CDT

PAM Physics Roundtable

Small discussion topics include: physics library instruction, non-traditional services, institutional repositories, historical exhibits, faculty interaction and outreach, and space planning and redesign. 

MODERATING:
Michael Chesnes, LAC Group / NASA Goddard; Kathleen A. Lehman, University of Arkansas


Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room S402B

2:00pm CDT

Photo Digitization and Archive Developments

This session will focus on new developments and case studies in the world of news archives, particularly with regard to photo collections and page archives.

SPEAKING: 
Kyle Henke, Columbia College Chicago Library; Janel Kinlaw, National Public Radio; Steven Puglia, Library of Congress


Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E451B

2:00pm CDT

Social Media in Action

Are you an early adopter trapped in a librarian’s body? Not sure how social media is relevant to your job? Is your workplace afraid of social media? As an information professional, you are well-positioned to take advantage of social media and help it get a foothold where you work. Find out how it’s possible and learn how to get started.

MODERATING: 
Anne Rogers, Cargill, Inc.

SPEAKING:
Maria Lettman, Cargill, Inc.


Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E271A

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

4:00pm CDT

Creating Organizations We Want to Work In: Combatting Defensiveness at Work

This presentation will describe how defensive routines begin and live within organizations, making trust, true teamwork, and honesty difficult. The presenter will describe tested theories and concepts that explain how defensiveness creates threatening and uncomfortable work environments. These theories will relate to how toxic environments feel to the members of the organization and what can be done to create workplaces in which we want to work. The speaker will provide insights into how all staff can play critical roles in creating a healthy workplace. After this presentation, attendees will understand organizational climate and culture more deeply and will see the connection between individual behaviors and their effect on the organization.

MODERATING: 
Dianna Magnoni, Olin College of Engineering

SPEAKING:
Kathryn Deiss, Association of College & Research Libraries

SPEAKER HANDOUTS: 
http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/CreatingOrgsKDeiss.PDF 


Tuesday July 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E265

4:00pm CDT

ERIC Update

SPEAKING: 
 
Peter Dagutis, Computer Services Corporation


Tuesday July 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E264

4:00pm CDT

Evidence-based Healthcare and the Cochrane Collaboration

The non-profit Cochrane Collaboration works to help health care providers make well-informed decisions about care based on the best available evidence. The group creates, updates, and promotes the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews – internationally recognized as the benchmark for evidence-based clinical review.

This session will provide insight into Cochrane’s purpose, scope, goals, and processes as the global focus on evidence-based medicine and comparative effectiveness research intensifies, while also providing a "behind the scenes" look at the role of information professionals in the creation of these reviews.

SPEAKING:
Roberta Scherer, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Claire Twose, Johns Hopkins University

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


Tuesday July 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E261

4:00pm CDT

Insurance Research

Insurance Industry: Research and Its Results.

This session will take attendees on a roller coaster overview of research in the insurance industry, broadly covering financial and legal research and finishing with a behind-the-scenes perspective on the processes involved in insurance products.

MODERATING: 
Teresa Wilkins, Buck Consultants 

SPEAKING:
Jennifer Evert, American Financial Group; Rebecca Roth, Metlife; Karen Ward


Tuesday July 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E260

4:00pm CDT

Keys to Competitive Intelligence Success

This session has a surprise ending.  Our very experienced panel of experts will walk you through the key elements for success for CI professionals and info pros who use or support CI.  We’ll go from KITS to reporting to key roles to basic alerting systems  and finally to instruction on profiling your internal clients.

SPEAKING:
Bill DeGenaro, DeGenaro & Associates Inc.; Jan Herring, Herring & Associates; Anne Herron, Allis Information Management; Marta S. Weber, Applied Behavioral Sciences

PRESENTATION HANDOUTS: 
http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/KeysCompIntelSuccessJHerring2.pdf

 

 

 


Tuesday July 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E270

4:00pm CDT

Leadership Orientation

SLA’s association, chapter, division and caucus leaders and those who might consider a leadership opportunity will gather to consider a key question:  If we did not exist, what association model would we build now?   A second key topic will be “Finding and Grooming Tomorrow’s Leaders – Tailor to Your Unit’s Needs,”  which will address tips on enticing/encouraging volunteers to take unit roles, developing strategies for making each role’s workload reasonable and enjoyable, and clarifying that not every unit must have every conceivable committee.  The final topic is personal for leaders:  “How to parlay SLA experience into a promotion, a new job … even your LinkedIn Profile”.

MODERATING:
Ulla de Stricker, de Stricker Associates; Richard Huffine, US Geological Survey

SPEAKING:
Deborah Keller, Department of Homeland Security; Gary Labranche, Association for Corporate Growth; Bethan Ruddock, Mimas


Tuesday July 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, Continental Ballroom AB
  Programs, Session
  • PRESENTED BY: SLA

4:00pm CDT

Open Access to Federal Science Technology Information

The session will address Open access through the Federal Science Repository Service (FSRS) and the collaboration between NTIS and the scientific and engineering communities. Learn the what, why and how of this collaboration and find out how it is working and what it can do for you.

SPEAKING:
Wayne Strickland, National Technical Information Serv


Tuesday July 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E253C

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.

MODERATING:
Patrick Clapp

SPEAKING: 
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

4:00pm CDT

The Science of Beauty Care

Back by popular demand, this session will focus on the science and chemistry of popular skin care products. Scientists will provide insights into the benefits of skin care products old and new, and experts from the industry will address the cultural side of skin care trends. Product samples will be available.

SPEAKING:
Patricia Aikens, BASF Beauty Care Ingredients


Tuesday July 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E258

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
 

7:30am CDT

DCHE Roundtable and Corporate Breakfast

PRICE: $15.00 Member/ $15.00 Student Member/ $15.00 Non-Member

Join your corporate DCHE colleagues for breakfast and a moderated discussion on current topics and concerns. Topic(s) for this roundtable to be determined.


Wednesday July 18, 2012 7:30am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E262

8:00am CDT

Across the Great Divide: Resilient and Practical Communication for the Intergenerational Workplace

Do you feel like you can't get through to colleagues or customers?  Ever find yourself hoping that your co-workers would comprehend what you need without having to explain it to them--again?  This fun-filled and interactive session will uncover the ways we inadvertently impede communication and how we can gain practical skills for any interaction--especially where generations mix.

SPEAKING:
Laura Crandall, Slate Communication


Wednesday July 18, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E251

8:00am CDT

Challenges of Buying and Selling Content in 2012 Breakfast

PRICE: $15.00 Member/ $15.00 Student Member/ $30.00 Non-Member

A panel of buyers and sellers will discuss the most significant challenges faced in acquiring content over the past year.

MODERATING:
Ann Kenny, Ernst & Young LLP; Cynthia Studnicha, Ernst & Young LLP

SPEAKING:
Dawn Lynn, Abbott Labs; Bill Moore, ThomsonReuters; Mike Stelzer, Knowledge Management Services; Jim Toomey, Standard & Poor's


Wednesday July 18, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room S402A

8:00am CDT

Favorite CI Analytic Tools that Deliver Value

Your senior VP of Marketing comes to you with a request for information on your top three competitors’ products, services and marketing plans.  You are able to collect a significant amount of information, but how do you organize the data and make sense of it all? This discussion will highlight a few analytical tools and techniques that information professionals can use to gain additional insights from the information they have collected.  Using real-life case studies, the presenters will demonstrate tools that can provide decision makers with a keener understanding of your industry, markets, competitors and future business environment.  The presenters will provide “analytical templates” that can be used to organize, evaluate and assess the information, and provide guidance to the attendees on when and how to apply the techniques.

SPEAKING:
Claudia Clayton; Michel Bernaiche, Aurora WDC; Fred Wergeles, Fred Wergeles & Associates LLC


Wednesday July 18, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E270

8:00am CDT

Keeping Your Taxonomy Fresh and Relevant

Once a taxonomy has been deployed, the real challenge is keeping it relevant, up to date, and aligned to organizational objectives. This session will highlight cases, tools, and best practices for governing and maintaining a taxonomy. The session will also examine the impact of taxonomy changes on previously-tagged content.

SPEAKING:
Matt Johnson, EMC Corporation; Fran Alexander, BBC Technology, Distribution, and Archives

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

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

 

 



Wednesday July 18, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E260

8:00am CDT

News Division Education Session

PRICE: $35.00 Member/ $30.00 Student Member/ $45.00 Non-Member

The News Division annual education session. Annie Anderson, from the Public Insight Network of American Public Media, will provide news researchers, journalists, and other attendees with a high level overview of PIN and how it helps newsrooms do smart, targeted crowd-sourcing. PIN currently has more than 130,000 sources around the country and 60 partner news organizations.

MODERATING: 
Nina Johnson, University of Missouri - Columbia Missourian Newspaper Library

SPEAKING: 
Annie Anderson, American Public Media 


Wednesday July 18, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E253B

8:00am CDT

Science and Engineering 101

This year in 101 our experts will introduce the best tools to help you discover, obtain, and work with resources in nuclear engineering and physics.

SPEAKING:
Mary Frances Lembo, PNNL Tech Library Pacific Northwest Technical Laboratory; James Manasco, University of Louisville

PRESENTATION HANDOUTS: 

http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/SciEngineering101MaryFLembo.pdf

http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/SciEngineering101JManasco.PDF


Wednesday July 18, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E264

8:00am CDT

Social Media: #IKnowTheBasicsWhat'sNext?

So you've created your organization's Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube accounts. Everyone is patting themselves on the back...but what's next? Before you rest on your laurels, here are some great tactics for propelling your social media strategy from mediocre to fabulous.

MODERATING:
Joan Axelroth, Axelroth & Associates

SPEAKING:
Cheryl Yanek, Catalyst


Wednesday July 18, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E265

8:00am CDT

UX (User Experience) for Non-UXers

Gretchen McNeely, Jennifer Melinn, Product Manager for EndNote at Thomson Reuters, Debra Kolah, Convener of the SLA UX Caucus, and Christopher Erdmann, will share stories about their UX experiences, and introduce you gently to: relevant terms in UX, information architecture (IA) and service design; elements of design thinking that play into UX discussions; areas where content strategy, IA and UX intersect; the challenges addressed by effective experience design; and simple ways to assess the current user experience in your information environment. You will also learn to isolate insights based on that assessment and develop concepts for improving that environment.

MODERATING: 
Stella Ota, Stanford University

SPEAKING:
Debra Kolah, Rice University; Mike Corbett, Simmons College; Gretchen McNeely, Self-Employed; Tilla Edmunds,Thomson Reuters 


Wednesday July 18, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E253C

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

Impact of Technical Standards on Metadata and Controlled Vocabulary Projects

Standards are part of our daily lives.  When embarking on a vocabulary or metadata project, we often turn to standards to guide our decisions to structure items a certain way or determine how detailed to be with different metadata types.  Panelists will discuss how technical standards played a part in developing features based on user requirements, accessing vendors and implementing their vocabulary and metadata projects.  They will also provide tips on how to traverse technical standards documentation.

MODERATING:
Janel Kinlaw, NPR

SPEAKING:
Paulette Hasier, ARTI; Hannah Sommers, NPR; Marcie Zaharee, The MITRE Corporation

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

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

 


Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E258

10:00am CDT

Institutional Repositories

Learn from seasoned experts how to implement and manage institutional repositories, and tips for making them grow.

MODERATING:
Jonathan Nabe, SIU - Carbondale

SPEAKING:

Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University; Jim Ottaviani, University of Michigan Library; Lisa Palmer, Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School


Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E353A

10:00am CDT

Legal Division Unconference Featuring the Corporate Café

The return of the successful Unconference session where Legal Division minds meet to discuss current issues, swap ideas and realize they aren't working in a bubble! This year features the Corporate Café, an opportunity for those who work in the legal field outside of a court, law firm or law school to get together.

MODERATING:
Tracy Maleeff, Duane Morris LLP; Tricia Thomas, Alston and Bird LLP


Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E263

10:00am CDT

Marketing for the Rest of Us: A Guide for Introverts

Marketing may not be in your job description, but it's a critical part of everyone's job. Mary Ellen Bates offers techniques for raising the profile of your information center and yourself in ways that are authentic and comfortable to even the most marketing-phobic.

MODERATING: 
James Manasco, University of Louisville

SPEAKING:
Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Services Inc.


Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E265

10:00am CDT

Mobilizing the Message: It Takes a Village to Recruit Creative Problem Solvers

This session was developed in response to a study commissioned by Intel Corporation which revealed that the role of engineers in our society is not widely understood by teenagers.  We will focus on ways that information professionals can publicize what engineers do.

MODERATING:
Barbara Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SPEAKING:
Jeffrey Hoffman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Gail Dundas, Intel Corporation

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



Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E270

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

10:00am CDT

PAM Mathematics Roundtable

A discussion of issues related to mathematics information and libraries.

MODERATING:
Jane Holmquist, Princeton University; Andrew Shimp , Yale University


Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E267

10:00am CDT

Skeptical Knowledge-Seeking: Business Research in the Age of 'Truthiness'

Is the trustworthiness of business news changing? Given the decline in resources devoted to investigative reporting in the mainstream media, is business reporting also deteriorating?  Are corporate spin, “truthiness” and flat-out errors of fact more common? Using insights from her own work and from conversations with business journalists, Cynthia Lesky explores how business news is changing and how this fact challenges and potentially rewards researchers and information analysts. Attendees are invited to bring examples of inaccurate business news stories from their own work.

SPEAKING:
Cynthia Lesky, Threshold Information Inc.


Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E451A

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.

MODERATING: 
Patrick Clapp 

SPEAKING: 
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

12:00pm CDT

Competitive Intelligence: Identifying, Managing, Disseminating and Leveraging Reliable, Current, Actionable Knowledge

This session will examine competitive intelligence in the context of a wide range of free, cost-effective services as well as emerging/alternative sources, applications and sites that facilitate lightweight but robust, proactive services on current awareness and archival issues to clients who are increasingly accustomed to immediate responses. It will also cover actionable research services: sourcing, reliability and accuracy of data, and the relationship between the researcher and the client.

SPEAKING:
Sabrina Pacifici, LLRX.com


Wednesday July 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E271A

12:00pm CDT

Digital Asset Management: Techniques for Indexing Non-Textual Content

This session will provide an overview and case studies of using controlled vocabularies and metadata schema to index and manage non-textual content including video, still images, and audio files. The session will focus on the unique standards, best practices, tools, and challenges of DAM. The session will also address how the DAM approach differs from (and integrates with) the management of textual content.

MODERATING: 
Leigh Montgomery, Christian Science Monitor

SPEAKING: 
Rene Aranzamendez, Getty Images; David Riecks, ControlledVocabulary.com; Laura Fu, Sears Holdings Corporation; Randall Marcinko, MEI

SPEAKER HANDOUTS: 
http://www.controlledvocabulary.com/sla/1249_Riecks.ppsx

http://www.controlledvocabulary.com/sla/sla-chi.pdf

 


Wednesday July 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E451A

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

12:00pm CDT

Library Advocacy: How Saving Public Libraries Affects Special Libraries

In November 2011, the Chicago City Council approved $6.7 million in budget cuts to the Chicago Public Libraries.  Our speaker, a Chicago librarian and union member from AFSCME, Council 31, will present an overview of strategies being taken to save public libraries as well as a discussion of how public and special libraries can work together to provide services that are in high-demand. 


MODERATING:
Larry Guthrie, Covington & Burling LLP

SPEAKING: 
Lolita Griffin, Chicago Public Library; Carl Sorrell; Jessica Storrs, AFSCME Library
 


Wednesday July 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E264

12:00pm CDT

Professional Development Advisory Council Meeting

Council business meeting


Wednesday July 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E272C
  Programs, Session
  • PRESENTED BY: SLA

12:00pm CDT

Windy City Que(e)ry

Join the GLBT Issues Caucus for our annual business meeting and welcome 2011 Chicago Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame inductee Owen Keehnen for a conversation about his work as a queer author, journalist, and historian.

MODERATING:
Karen McQuillen; Bacilio Mendez

SPEAKING:
Owen Keehnen, Self-Employed


Wednesday July 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E262