Convention Center, Room E353A [clear filter]
Monday, July 16

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.

Ellen Naylor, Business Intelligence Source

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

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.

Rebecca Jones, Dysart & Jones Associates

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

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.


Chris Vestal, LexisNexis; Kristin Whitman, Landon IP


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

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!

Amy Affelt, Compass Lexecon

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

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.

Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies; Joel Richard, Smithsonian Libraries





Tuesday July 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E353A
Wednesday, July 18

10:00am CDT

Institutional Repositories

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

Jonathan Nabe, SIU - Carbondale


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

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