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Friday, June 12
 

8:00am EDT

Best Practices for Copyright Compliance (CCM600)
Learn how to manage the use of copyright-protected materials. Topics include the meaning of copyright management, avoiding copyright infringement lawsuits, copyright risk management, obtaining copyright permissions for print and digital works, the role of copyright collectives (such as the Copyright Clearance Center), negotiating and interpreting digital license agreements, unlocatable copyright owners, and what to do if your organization is accused of copyright infringement. There will be at least one guest speaker, who will share her knowledge and expertise in copyright and licensing.

Program Takeaway

  1. Participants will learn how to negotiate and interpret licensing agreements.

  2. Participants will learn how to obtain copyright permissions for print and digital works.

  3. Participants will learn how to avoid copyright infringement lawsuits.


Speaking

Friday June 12, 2015 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 103
  Educational Programs, CE Sessions

8:00am EDT

Fundamentals of Knowledge Management and Knowledge Services (KMKS101)
This course links knowledge management (KM) theory to knowledge services, the management methodology that converges information management, knowledge management, and strategic learning. Throughout the larger organization, the goal of knowledge services 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 to support the organization as a knowledge culture. Topics covered include a history of knowledge management/knowledge services; descriptions, concepts and definitions related to KM/knowledge services; KM/knowledge services in the corporate management environment; and the role of strategic learning in the knowledge environment.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will be able to describe knowledge services and their role in effective strategy development and implementation.

  2. Participants will be able to apply and demonstrate the role of KM and knowledge services to management and knowledge workers.

  3. Participants will understand the value of linking organizational KM efforts with strategic learning.


Speaking
GS

Guy St Clair

SMR International
DH

Deborah Hunt

Library Director, Mechanics' Institute Library


Friday June 12, 2015 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 104A
  Educational Programs, CE Sessions
 
Saturday, June 13
 

7:00am EDT

Registration Hours - Saturday
Registration Hours - Saturday

Saturday June 13, 2015 7:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, North Lobby
  General
  • Presented By SLA

8:00am EDT

ERMD Business Meeting
The ERMD business meeting will provide an opportunity for members of ERMD and other interested divisions to contribute and collaborate on ideas for the coming year.



Saturday June 13, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Westin, Burroughs

8:00am EDT

Chemical Information Sources, Requests, and Reference
This hands-on course introduces learners to the types of questions that chemical researchers ask and reference sources that can be used to answer them. It will provide 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 compare and describe the major chemical information resources.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn search strategies for chemical information retrieval, including methods of translating chemists’ queries into a format appropriate to the sources available.

  2. Participants will examine some primary resources in chemical information and the more common types of information requests in chemistry, and will learn the most efficient and cost-effective routes to answer a question.

  3. Participants will learn the basics of substructure and sequence searching. 


Speaking
JC

Judith Currano

Head, Chemistry Library, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
DF

Dawn French

Senior Analyst, Knowledge Services Research & Development, Cristal USA


Saturday June 13, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 104A
  Educational Programs, CE Sessions

8:00am EDT

Communicating Value through Strategic Alignment
Establishing a strong link between our customer/client value requirements and the major value-producing activities of the organization that we work for is the foundation on which the delivery of superior customer value is based.  Information professionals develop opportunities in their organizations’ by creating demand. They learn to link their products and services with the solution to their customer’s most pressing problems. This kind of added value makes the information professional indispensable. This course will capture how to create value statements and value propositions for key services and stakeholders of ones organization.  To do this, we use the formula often used by salespeople:  Value X Recognition = INFLUENCE. Participants will learn to differentiate themselves from the competition by fitting into the organizational culture and creating the climate for successful implementation of innovation strategy.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn to create value statements and value propositions. 

  2. Participants will learn and apply the measures, tools, resources, and approaches used in market research.

  3. Participants will learn to apply theoretical and practical marketing concepts to libraries 


Speaking

Saturday June 13, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 103

8:00am EDT

Teach Beyond Your Reach: A Train-the-Trainer Workshop
Turn every desktop into a training environment by developing effective distance learning options for your users. The keyword here is effective. This workshop will help you ask the right questions about audience, content, format and outcomes to enable you to create and run practical distance learning programs. Join us and explore audience learning styles that will help new knowledge; format options for synchronous and asynchronous learning and the best learning outcomes; the right content scope and engagement level; and communication and measurement of outcomes. You and your trainers have subject-matter expertise. Use this workshop to translate that expertise into distance learning modules that meet your objectives.

Program Takeaways

  1. Understanding audience: why knowledge of your learning community is critical to the success of your distance learning initiative, and practical ways to understand that audience

  2. Content development: how to “translate” subject-matter expertise into effective training modules and common pitfalls to avoid

  3. Setting and measuring objectives: designing distance learning to achieve specific and measurable objectives


Session Presentation


 

Speaking

Saturday June 13, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 104B

8:00am EDT

Copyright Literacy in Your Organization (CCM700)
This course will prepare you to establish an enterprise-wide copyright education program. Topics will include educating senior-level staff, librarians, and employees about copyright management; awareness of print and digital copyright issues; avoiding unauthorized uses of content by end users; ensuring access to copyright information in your organization; explaining difficult legal concepts in plain language; developing tools for copyright education; and the development of a copyright policy. There will be at least one guest speaker who will share her knowledge and expertise in copyright and licensing.

Program Takeaway

  1. Participants will learn how to develop a copyright policy.

  2. Participants will be able to foster copyright awareness in their organizations.

  3. Participants will learn how to provide copyright information to their colleagues.


Speaking
LE

Lesley Ellen Harris

Copyrightlaws.com


Saturday June 13, 2015 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 104C
  Educational Programs, CE Sessions

8:00am EDT

The Knowledge Audit: Evaluating Intellectual Capital Use (KMKS102)
This course provides techniques and guidelines for understanding and utilizing the knowledge audit, the evaluation tool which combines the methodologies of the standard needs analysis and the information audit to establish and evaluate knowledge assets for the larger parent organization. Topics covered include distinctions between the needs analysis and the knowledge audit; matching the organization's knowledge strategy with service delivery goals; the Henczel seven-stage audit model; and determining scope and resource allocations for conducting the knowledge audit.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn how to custom design a knowledge audit for their organization.

  2. Participants will come to understand knowledge audit success factors.

  3. Participants will be able to explain the importance of the knowledge audit in strategy implementation.


Speaking
GS

Guy St Clair

SMR International
DH

Deborah Hunt

Library Director, Mechanics' Institute Library


Saturday June 13, 2015 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 105
  Educational Programs, CE Sessions

8:00am EDT

Introduction to Taxonomies and Controlled Vocabularies
With the growth of electronic information, taxonomies are increasingly used for organizing information and content in document and asset management systems, across enterprises, and on Websites. Are these taxonomies different from literature retrieval thesauri? How does one go about creating a taxonomy? This class will provide recommended best practices for how to create terms, relationships, and variants for different kinds of taxonomies or controlled vocabularies, and will also introduce different software tools for doing so. Topics also include taxonomy and thesaurus displays, faceted taxonomies, sources for terms, and project approaches. Whether you need to create a taxonomy to organize information on a Website, classify information in a content management system, establish a controlled vocabulary for a periodical or database indexing project, or simply understand how to use them better, this class will help prepare you for that task.

Program Takeaways

  • Building taxonomies is a complex task that requires multiple skills, and is creative, analytical, user-focused, and collaborative.

  • Different kinds of taxonomies and controlled vocabularies are suitable for different situations of different users, systems, and content.

  • It's important to consider the needs of the end-users, the indexing methods, the display constraints, and the quantity and type of content when designing a taxonomy.

Speaking
avatar for Heather Hedden

Heather Hedden

Senior Vocabulary Editor, Cengage Learning
I am a senior vocabulary editor at Cengage Learning, a position that I held from 1996 to 2004, when the company was the Gale division of Thomson Learning, and to which she returned in early 2014. In the intervening decade, I worked as a taxonomist at various employers and as an independent... Read More →


Saturday June 13, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 102B
  Educational Programs, CE Sessions

8:00am EDT

So You Have a Taxonomy…Now What? Advanced Taxonomy Topics
You've finally got your new beautiful, standards-compliant taxonomy in your hands. What are you going to do next? This workshop will cover topics involving maintaining, implementing, and leveraging your taxonomy including vocabulary revision and upkeep, content review, semantic enrichment, places to use a taxonomy in your workflow, taxonomy-driven analytics, data visualization based on taxonomy terms, and other uses (and abuses!) of taxonomies, thesauri, and authority files. We will also cover some common pitfalls to avoid. The instructors bring their practical experience in taxonomy management and implementation to this engaging all-day workshop. The course will include presentations, discussion, and case studies, as well as hands-on activities.

Program Takeaways

  1. Taxonomies and thesauri can be used in more than one place in an information workflow

  2. Taxonomies and thesauri are never truly “finished”

  3. Taxonomies and thesauri can be viewed in many different ways to benefit the overall information organization, including creating new information products


Session Presentation



Speaking
MH

Marjorie Hlava

President, Access Innovations, Inc.
avatar for Bob Kasenchak

Bob Kasenchak

Director of Business Development, Access Innovations
Bob Kasenchak is the Director of Business Development at Access Innovations -- a boutique metadata shop specializing in bespoke taxonomy construction. Bob has led taxonomy development and other projects for JSTOR, McGraw-Hill, Wolters Kluwer, the American Society for Civil Engineering... Read More →


Saturday June 13, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 156A
  Educational Programs, CE Sessions

8:00am EDT

Teaching Research Data Management with the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum
This “train the trainer” class is intended for librarians who will be teaching best practices in research data management to science, health sciences, and/or engineering students, faculty and library staff. Librarians doing outreach to other disciplines or professional areas are welcome and will encounter transferable content and ideas. During the workshop, Elaine Martin and Donna Kafel of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Andrew Creamer of Brown University, and Regina Raboin of Tisch Library at Tufts University will be demonstrating the components of the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC), a Creative Commons, open-source curriculum, and discussing ways that the curriculum materials can be used and customized. This workshop uses actual cases from the sciences, health sciences, and engineering disciplines to illustrate how research data management can be taught in a general or disciplinary context. It also includes hands-on activities, a breakout session, web resources (http://library.umassmed.edu/necdmc/index), and print materials. Please note that this class is about teaching data management and not a course on data management. Attendees are expected to already have a broad understanding of data management concepts. It is suggested that all participants bring either a laptop or tablet for use during class. NECDMC has been funded by the National Library of Medicine under contract (HHS-N-276-2011-00010-C) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) with the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will develop competencies and pedagogical skills in teaching research data management.

  2. Participants will learn how to use NECDMC resources in developing customized research data management instruction and outreach activities for their institution’s research communities.

  3. Participants will be exposed to actual cases that facilitate envisioning of how the National Science Foundation (NSF) data management plan requirements are reflected in research settings. Each case is linked to one or more of the NSF data management requirements, and is accompanied by customizable lessons plans, activities, and power point presentations. 


Speaking
AC

Andrew Creamer

Scientific Data Management Specialist, Brown University
DK

Donna Kafel

e-Science Project Coordinator, University of Massachusetts Medical School
EM

Elaine Martin

Director of Library Services, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School
RR

Regina Raboin

Associate Director for Library Education & Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School


Saturday June 13, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 102A
  Educational Programs, CE Sessions

8:00am EDT

Using the Internet as an Investigative Research Tool
Finding that key piece of information regarding a person, place or thing may looks simple from the outside, but how difficult is this to do in real life? Our speaker, an internationally recognized expert in online open sources intelligence gathering and investigations, will discuss how they use social media and other little-known cyber tools to locate this type of information quickly and efficiently. Emphasis will be placed on resources, tips and techniques that you can add to your research toolkit.

Program Takeaways

  1. How to conduct reverse image lookups

  2. How to link people, place and things using a variety of available information 

  3. How to find content that has been altered or removed from the web

  4. How to utilize geofencing tools to locate live streamed and historical social media information 

  5. Increased awareness around online privacy and security


Session Presentation



Moderating
KC

Katie Cuyler

Intelligence Anaylst, Bennett Jones

Speaking
JC

Julie Clegg

President, Toddington International, Inc.


Saturday June 13, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 156B

8:30am EDT

GTRIC
Yearly meeting of DTRAN members

Program Takeaways

  1. Advances in transportation library community

  2. Educational topics, special projects from DTRAN members 


Saturday June 13, 2015 8:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 254A
  Meetings, Business

10:00am EDT

Solo Librarians Division Board Meeting
The annual meeting of the Solo Librarian's board will be a breakfast meeting. Please come prepared to enjoy a light breakfast and beverages, and to hear the updates on division activities.

Saturday June 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Westin, Executive Boardroom

10:00am EDT

Morning Boston Duck Tour
Note: Please meet at the BCEC Summer Street Entrance side at least 20 minutes in advance so we may begin the tour promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Kick off your time in Boston on a private Boston Duck Tour! One of the most popular ways to see the city!   

You've never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tours. The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle. First, you'll be greeted by one of our legendary tour ConDUCKtors®, who'll be narrating your tour. Then you're off on a journey like you've never had before. You'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill and the TD Banknorth Garden, Boston Common and Copley Square to the Big Dig, Government Center to fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. And, as the best of Boston unfolds before your eyes, your ConDUCKtor® will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city.

And just when you think you've seen it all, there's more. It's time for "Splashdown" as your ConDUCKtor® splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines, the kind of view you just won't get anywhere else."

Pickup/Dropoff Location: Will be at the BCEC - TBD specific location

Duck Tour Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZUvbi0KaIg

Website: http://www.bostonducktours.com

Event contact: Khalilah Gambrell, gambrell9899@gmail.com

Note: Duck Tours have a maximum capacity of 36. We need to have a final number by June 6th. Full refund if cancelled before June 6th.

Saturday June 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
BCEC Summer Street Entrance
  Tours

10:00am EDT

SLA Board of Directors Open Session Meeting
SLA Board of Directors Open Session Meeting

Saturday June 13, 2015 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 151AB
  Meetings, Board
  • Presented By SLA

11:00am EDT

Solo Librarian Division Business Meeting
The Solo Librarians Division will meet for our annual business meeting. Come prepared for an update on current division news and discussions concerning the future of the division.

Saturday June 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 158

12:00pm EDT

Transportation Division Business Meeting and Luncheon
The annual DTRAN Business Meeting, including Division awards and acknowledgements will follow a networking luncheon.

Program Takeaways

  1. Networking lunch for DTRAN members

  2. Business meeting for DTRAN members 


Moderating
KP

Karen Perrin

Librarian, Illinois Deptartment of Transportation

Saturday June 13, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 252B

1:00pm EDT

IT Division Board Meeting
All Division members are welcome to attend.

Moderating
KK

Kan Kin

Wiley Rein

Saturday June 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Westin, Adams

1:00pm EDT

Extreme Structure Searching: Organics, Organometallics, Polymers, and Markush
This course will introduce participants to specialized search techniques for small molecules in the chemical literature: 1) profiling organic, organometallic and catalytic substances by substructure, 2) applying structure and substructure search techniques to polymer searching, and 3) using basic substructure and Markush search strategies for patent information retrieval. Participants will learn advanced organic substructure search techniques and recommendations of where, when, and how to use them. This will be followed by techniques of locating organometallics and polymers using the substructure search techniques taught. Finally, the participants will examine the application of substructure techniques to patent searching, including learning the basics of Markush searching.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn how, where, when, and why to perform a substructure search, and some basic techniques for substructure searching, including how to use a substructure search when searching for organometallic substances or coordination compounds.

  2. Participants will be introduced to polymers, and to techniques of substructure and multi-component searching for polymers.

  3. Participants will be introduced to Markush searching and resources that employ it. 


Speaking
DC

Denise Callihan

Manager, Library Shared Services, PPG Industries, Inc.
JC

Judith Currano

Head, Chemistry Library, University of Pennsylvania Libraries


Saturday June 13, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 104B
  Educational Programs, CE Sessions

1:00pm EDT

Going Beyond Basics: Strategic and Tactical Competitive Intelligence for Decision Support
Building on the sold- out CE courses for the last three years on the basics of Competitive Intelligence (CI), this course will move beyond the question of what CI is, and will instead focus on both strategic and tactical elements of the profession. This course introduces and builds on practical techniques info pros can use in support of many typical CI projects throughout a company life/product cycle and daily operation. Strategic and Tactical approaches will be shared on an alternating basis with in-session exercises, "take-away" templates, and lots of time reserved for discussions/questions.

Program Takeaways

  1. An understanding of why and how CI is BOTH strategic and tactical

  2. Several templates for use in their daily work

  3. A better understanding of the business framework in which decisions are being made and how their work can influence those decisions and increase their value

  4. Confidence to provide management with distilled and analyzed data/research. 


Speaking
ZA

Zena Applebaum

Director, Competitive Intelligence, Bennett Jones LLP
MB

Michel Bernaiche

Director, Program Development, Aurora WDC


Saturday June 13, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 103

1:00pm EDT

B&F Board Meeting
The Board will meet to review 2015 activities, set the 2016 budget and plan for the 2016 conference. All division members are welcome to attend.

Moderating
AC

Ann Cullen

Business Librarian, Goizueta Business Library, Emory University Libraries

Saturday June 13, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Westin, Burroughs

2:00pm EDT

SLA 2016 Conference Planners Meeting
Philadelphia unit planners and the 2016 Annual Conference Advisory Council will meet to continue planning next year's conference.

Saturday June 13, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 153AB
  Meetings
  • Presented By SLA

2:30pm EDT

ERMD Board Meeting
The ERMD board meeting will provide an opportunity for board members to plan the budget and activities for the coming year.




Saturday June 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Westin, Bulfinch

4:00pm EDT

News Division Board Meeting
News Division officers and appointed chairs report. All division members invited to attend.

Saturday June 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
TBD

4:00pm EDT

PVRT2
PRIVATE

Saturday June 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Westin, Executive Boardroom
  Meetings, Business
  • Presented By SLA

4:00pm EDT

Government Information Division Board Meeting
Annual board meeting of the Government Information Division.

Program Takeaways


  • Participants will attend the Government Information Division Board Meeting. 


Moderating
Saturday June 13, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Westin, Adams

5:00pm EDT

Taxonomy Division Board Meeting
Brainstorm ideas for the next 5 years, as we set out to revise our strategic plan.

Saturday June 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Westin, Alcott

5:00pm EDT

Engineering Division Board Meeting
Engineering Division elected officers and committee chairs report on their areas of responsibility and discuss business. All division members are welcome to attend.

Speaking
SD

Sara Davis

Librarian, Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.


Saturday June 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Westin, Douglass

5:00pm EDT

Evening Tour: Boston by Foot: Heart of the Freedom Trail
Note: Meet at the SLA New England Chapter table by 4:35 p.m. to walk to Faneuil Hall. It's a 15-minute walk. Tour group must be in front of the Samuel Adams statue by 5:00 p.m. to start tour on time.

Enjoy a lovely evening in Boston on a walking tour of Freedom Trail. This walking tour of the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston begins with the city’s establishment in 1630. The story of Boston unfolds through an exploration of the city’s architecture spanning more than three centuries. Beginning with the Puritan settlement, the tour continues through the American Revolution and the growth of commercial Boston and concludes with a discussion of modern development. 

This historic walk features many of the downtown Freedom Trail sites, including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, King's Chapel, the Old South Meeting House and the site of the first public school in America. From the protests of Samuel Adams and James Otis to the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party, to the liberation of Boston in 1776 by General Washington and his army, the Heart of the Freedom Trail takes you to the sites and tells the stories that led to American independence.

Website: http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/tours/Heart_of_the_Freedom_TrailPickup/Dropoff 

Event contact: Khalilah Gambrell, gambrell9899@gmail.com.

Note: Registration and payment deadline is Friday, June 12. Full refund if cancelled before June 12.

Saturday June 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Meet at the SLA New England Chapter table in the Registration Area
  Tours

5:30pm EDT

DCHE Board Meeting
DCHE board members will discuss the progresses of division business, report on their areas of responsibility, and plan for the next steps. All DCHE members are welcome to attend the meeting.

Program Takeaways


  1. Participants will learn progresses and plans of division business from fellow board members

  2. Participants will give feedback to fellow board members on the next steps 


Moderating
avatar for Ye Li

Ye Li

Chemistry Librarian, University of Michigan

Saturday June 13, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Westin, Executive Boardroom

5:30pm EDT

Miriam Drake Celebration
Join SLA members in remembering past-president Miriam Drake. There will be light food and beverages served and an improv comedy show.

Saturday June 13, 2015 5:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Simmons School of Management Building, 5th Floor 300 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

6:00pm EDT

DST New Members' Welcome Dinner and Member Meetup
All new DST members are invited to join the DST Officers for a welcome dinner at our expense. Please RSVP. All DST members are also invited at their own cost. Join us for food, fun, and networking at the Atlantic Beer Garden, located at 146 Seaport Blvd, Boston, convenient to the conference center. Gain conference tips and discover Division activities you can get involved with. Make new friends and enjoy fantastic food. Moderated by Anna Ren, SciTech Division Membership Committee Chair. Please RSVP to Anna at annawu@northwestern.edu by May 25, 2015.

Moderating
AR

Anna Ren

Northwestern University Library
SR

Sheila Rosenthal

Manager of Library Services, Carnegie Mellon University

Saturday June 13, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
TBD

6:00pm EDT

Biomedical & Life Sciences Division Board of Directors Meeting/Dinner
The DBIO Board, committee chairs and officers will meet to review 2014 activities and projects undertaken by the division and discuss the plans for the 2016 conference. Suggestions for next year’s conference programs will be taken from the floor. Calls for candidates for next year’s officers and committee members will be issued.

Moderating
NM

Nalini Mahajan

Library Director, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Saturday June 13, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Westin, Faneuil

6:00pm EDT

MAHD Mystery No-Host Dinner
A new spin on a familiar classic! MAHD will take our popular mystery author session into the night, connecting members and friends with B.A. Shapiro, a local author, in a fun Boston location. Use your Saturday evening to connect with other attendees before the popular Academic Division Trivia Night. Ms. Shapiro will share thoughts on her novel The Art Forger, involving the mystery behind the thefts from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, as well as share about her latest novel. The Art Forger is a New York Times and Boston Globe Bestseller with many rave reviews. Elle magazine says of the book: "If Bridget Jones's Diary and The Da Vinci Code had a love child, this would be it." For more information about Ms. Shapiro, please visit her website: http://bashapirobooks.com/. Please RSVP for the event at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JQ3YND5.

Please contact Joy Banks at joymbanks@gmail.com with any questions.

Saturday June 13, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
TBD

6:00pm EDT

PAM No-Host Dinner and Newcomer's Dinner
Please come and join your PAM colleagues for our yearly early-bird dinner.  Dinner will be held in Chau Chow City Restaurant, 83 Essex Street, Boston in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood.  We will have a variety of dishes that will include plenty of vegetarian options.  Cost will be $30 per person.  Plan to meet the newcomers as well, as we welcome them to the PAM Division.  Please join us on Saturday, June 13 from 6 to 9pm. Contact Donna Thompson at dthompson@cfa.harvard.edu to reserve your spot.

Moderating
DT

Donna Thompson

Technical Information Specialist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Saturday June 13, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Chau Chow City Restaurant 83 Essex Street, Boston, MA 02111

6:00pm EDT

SOLO Division No-Host Dine Around Boston
Join the Solo Division on a bar and restaurant hop of local Boston favorites!

Saturday June 13, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
TBD

6:30pm EDT

Dine Around with DPHT
A Saturday evening dine-around, self-pay, with fellow SLA members at a nearby restaurant, within walking distance of the conference center. Local to the area, offering meal options for all types of dietary needs including vegetarian and gluten-free. Information about registration, meeting times/places, and the most recent menus will also be distributed to all those who sign up for the event and will be available to all DPHT members by mid-April using the DPHT discussion list. Please contact Mary Chitty or Tara Breton with questions: tbreton@healthadvances.com.

We will be dining at Salvatore’s in the Seaport District (http://www.salvatoresrestaurants.com/seaport-district/ / 225 Northern Avenue, Boston) or an equivalent restaurant to accommodate vegetarian and other food preferences.

Please meet in the lobby of the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel at 6:00 p.m. Look for a person holding a sign reading DPHT. Group will depart promptly at 6:10 p.m.


Saturday June 13, 2015 6:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Meet in the main lobby of the Westin Boston Waterfront

6:30pm EDT

Taxonomy Division No-Host Dinner
If you live in the Boston area or will be in town for the SLA Annual Conference this year, the SLA Taxonomy Division would like to invite you to a no-host dinner on Saturday June 13th. No-hosts provide a great opportunity to network, socialize, and talk shop. Whether you’re a veteran taxonomist or someone hoping to learn a little more about the field, we encourage you to join us!

If interested in walking with a group, Deborah will meet people at the small Starbucks in the Boston Westin Waterfront Hotel at 6.00pm. We will leave the hotel for the restaurant promptly at 6:15pm.

Saturday June 13, 2015 6:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Salvatore’s Restaurant 225 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

6:30pm EDT

Fellows Dinner
Private dinner for the SLA Fellows.

Saturday June 13, 2015 6:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Aura Restaurant, Seaport Hotel 1 Seaport Ln, Boston, MA 02210

7:00pm EDT

DCHE Newcomers' Dinner / Members' No-host Dinner
New member to SLA-DCHE? First time attendee at SLA Annual? The Chemistry Division would like to invite our new division members and first time attendees to a hosted dinner Saturday night before the start of SLA Annual. Meet, interact, and network with the current members of the division and get to know more about DCHE. This is a great opportunity to find SLA veterans to help guide first time attendees through the hustle and bustle of the conference. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 30, 2015 at: http://bit.ly/dchedinner2015.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will get to meet and network with new and current DCHE members.

  2. New members will get to know about DCHE and enjoy a good meal (free).


Moderating
MQ

Michael Qiu

Science and Engineering Librarian, University of Southern California

Saturday June 13, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
TBD

7:00pm EDT

Engineering Division No-Host Dinner
Welcome Engineering Division members to our FIRST-ever no host dinner at SLA 2015!  Join fellow early arrivals for a no-host (Dutch treat) dinner in Boston.  Come meet other division members, catch up on shop talk, enjoy great food at a local Boston restaurant and relax together before the Boston conference kicks into high gear. Looking forward to meeting you there! Meet in the lobby of the Westin at 7:00 p.m. to walk to the restaurant together.



 

Speaking
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Sara Davis

Librarian, Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.


Saturday June 13, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
75 on Liberty Wharf 220 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

7:00pm EDT

FAN No-Host Dinner
Come meet your fellow FAN members at a local restaurant.

Saturday June 13, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
75 on Liberty Wharf 220 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

7:00pm EDT

Government Information Division No-Host Dinner
Please join your fellow Government Information Division members for a no-host dinner in Boston. This is a good way to meet and greet fellow DGI members prior to the start of the annual conference while enjoying great food at a local restaurant.

Please RSVP to Gail Kouril, gmkouril@gmail.com.

Saturday June 13, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
The Barking Crab 88 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210

7:30pm EDT

Social Media: News Division Networking Event
News Division members and friends get together for a no-host dinner / pub crawl to start kick off the 2015 conference.

Saturday June 13, 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
TBD

9:00pm EDT

Trivia Night
Are we or are we not librarians? Come test that encyclopedic knowledge of yours, reconnect with other SLA members at the same time, and get your trivia on! We’ll have prizes for the winning team and a no-host bar available.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will have fun! 

  2. Did we mention participants will have fun?


Moderating
JK

Jacqueline Keleher

Electronic Resources/Government Documents Librarian, Southern University at New Orleans - Library

Saturday June 13, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday June 14, 2015 12:00am EDT
Westin, Harbor Ballroom I
 
Sunday, June 14
 

7:00am EDT

Registration Hours - Sunday
Registration Hours - Sunday

Sunday June 14, 2015 7:00am - 7:00pm EDT
Convention Center, North Lobby
  General
  • Presented By SLA

9:30am EDT

Opening General Session and Awards Presentation
Join us as we honor our 2015 award recipients and superb conference partners before our featured speaker, Leigh Gallagher, delivers the keynote presentation.

Speaking
LG

Leigh Gallagher

Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune


Sunday June 14, 2015 9:30am - 11:15am EDT
Convention Center, Ballroom

11:20am EDT

INFO-EXPO Grand Opening
INFO-EXPO Grand Opening

Sunday June 14, 2015 11:20am - 11:30am EDT
INFO-EXPO, Main Entrance
  INFO-EXPO
  • Presented By SLA

11:30am EDT

INFO-EXPO Sunday Hours
INFO-EXPO Sunday Hours

Sunday June 14, 2015 11:30am - 7:00pm EDT
INFO-EXPO
  INFO-EXPO
  • Presented By SLA

11:45am EDT

An Introduction to Developing a Better Web-based User Experience
Understanding the user experience on the Web and for mobile apps requires special skills and methodologies. Join this introductory session to understand how to take your information professional skill set one step further, and learn how you can contribute to effective and intuitive user interfaces.

Program Takeaways


  • Designing intuitive user interfaces

  • Principles of information architecture 


Moderating
JR

Jacob Ratfliff

Information Architect / UX Specialist, Management Sciences for Health

Speaking
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Sarah Barrett

Senior Information Architect, Factor


Sunday June 14, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 205B

11:45am EDT

Biomedical & Life Sciences Division Vendor Relations Networking Lunch
Learn about the latest products and developments of leading information industry vendors selected for their forward thinking in the area of biomedical and life sciences. Four vendors will provide 15-minute presentations with brief question and answer follow up. Complimentary box lunches will be available to the all attendees.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn about the latest products and services developed by the vendors.

  2. Participants will gain knowledge to make informed decisions


Session Presentation



Moderating
DG

Donna Gibson

Director of Library Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Speaking
MB

Meg Baker

Regional Account Manager, Digital Science
KH

Kinga Hosszu

Outreach Director, Faculty of 1000
RK

Rabia Khan

VP Commercial Partnerships, Sciencescape
SL

Susan Lamprey Sturchio

Sales Engineer, Wolters Kluwer Health


Sunday June 14, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 252A

11:45am EDT

CRESCENDO: Islamic Finance and Banking: An Introduction for Researchers
Islamic finance and investment is a young and growing field, with new areas of study and new opportunities. It is based on laws and ethics taken from Islamic law, with interesting parallels in the ethical investment industry and the corporate social responsibility movement in the West. According to the Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance (London), the total assets of the two hundred institutions offering Islamic financial services globally stand at over US$ 200 billion, with yearly growth rates of up to 15%.

Program Takeaways
By the end of this program attendees will have a general primer on this topic, understand the challenges of research in this area as well as an introduction to where to find data, information, and knowledge.

Moderating
Speaking
AB

Aslihan Bulut

Program Coordinator and Librarian for Foreign, Comparative International Law, Harvard Law School
AQ

Amjad Quadri

VP Development, Guidance Residential LLC


Sunday June 14, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 204B

11:45am EDT

Green Building Standards
This session will familiarize attendees with Green Building standards such as LEED, GreenGlobes, and EnergyStar and provide examples of their application in libraries.

Program Takeaways

  1. Gain familiarity with with various types of green building standards.

  2. Learn how green building standards can be applied to libraries.

  3. Discuss information management challenges related to green buildings. 


Moderating
KA

Katharine Arzeta

Librarian, CH2M HILL
AG

Abbey Gerken

Assistant Library Network Coordinator, ASRC Primus

Sunday June 14, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 204A

11:45am EDT

MASTER CLASS: Revolutionary Learning Organizations: Core Values, Best Practices, New Horizons
Revolutionary learning organizations are leading the way as responsive, contemporary and technology-rich spaces that support learning and knowledge creation. They are made up of people who continually innovate, embrace change, and learn from experience and risk. Prepare to be inspired!  This session explores core values of libraries who are revolutionary learning organizations, it highlights best practices, and speakers will discuss horizon issues and future directions. #revolearning

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn about progressive organizations that embrace innovation and concrete examples

  2. Participants will learn about learning organizations' cultural values that can be easily emulated

  3. Participants will learn tips to apply learning organization best practices in information environments

 

Moderating
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Catherine Lavallée-Welch

Library Director, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Speaking
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Stacey Greenwell

Instructional Design Librarian, University of Kentucky
LR

Leslie Reynolds

Senior Associate Dean, University Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder


Sunday June 14, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm EDT
Convention Center, Ballroom

11:45am EDT

Productivity of the Biopharmaceutical Industry: Trends in the Economics of New Drug Discovery and Development
The biopharmaceutical industry has undergone substantial changes over recent decades in its industrial structure and in its approaches to discovering and developing innovative medicines. Contributing to the impetus for such transformations have been factors such as scientific advancements, regulatory changes, and shifts in the economic environment facing developers. This talk will examine how these factors have been manifested in trends in risks, development and approval times, R&D costs and market returns associated with new drug discovery and development. Results from numerous studies based on data that Tufts CSDD and others have collected on the drug development and regulatory approval processes will be shown and discussed.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will understand how the drug discovery process is changing as well as the factors that are driving those changes
  2. Participants will be presented with some of the most important and newest studies on the development and approval process


Session Presentation



Speaking
JD

Joseph DiMasi

Director of Economic Analysis, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development


Sunday June 14, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 253AB

11:45am EDT

Ready, Fire, Aim: The essential steps before a knowledge management initiative
Come hear a case study on the adoption of Knowledge Management at IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group). KM had grown a series of nice grass root champions for sharing knowledge across the enterprise. IHG had seen its share of KM portals, too. However, it wasn't until KM received its go-ahead from senior management in 2012 that KM finally took off at IHG. You will hear a review of the different solutions implemented at IHG throughout the years, discussion around grass roots efforts and marketing during those same years, and the support from senior IHG management that finally led to an exciting breakthrough for Knowledge Management at IHG.

Program Takeaways


  • A case study about the successful adoption of knowledge management at a global hotel company.


Moderating
ST

Sara Tompson

Library, Archives & Records Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Speaking
IS

Ilene Strongin Garry

Manager: Knowledge Management & Sharing Culture Champion, InterContinental Hotels Group IHG
CO

Christine Olson

Chris Olson & Associates


Sunday June 14, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 206A

11:45am EDT

SLA Career Connection Seminar: It’s Not Easy Being Green: A Real World LIS Discussion for Students and New Professionals
You’re new, eager to learn and want to get your career started. But, learning the ropes of the LIS professional world can be an intimidating prospect! This assembled panel of experts will take attendees through the process of finding your way in the special libraries field, searching and finding a job, then thriving and surviving in your new profession. SLA Career Connection Seminar Sunday


Session Presentation

Moderating
DM

Dianna Magnoni

Research Library Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Speaking
KD

Kim Dority

President, Dority & Associates
BM

Beth Maser

Director, PPC
MS

Margaret Smith

New York University Libraries


Sunday June 14, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 205C

11:45am EDT

DEDU Business Meeting with ERIC Update
ERIC is the premier resource for scholars, researchers, and students seeking information in the many specializations of education. The ERIC Project Manager will report on the accomplishments of the past year, provide status updates on continuing projects, and share plans for the future. The 2015 Education Division Annual Meeting will follow the presentation.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will hear first-hand from the ERIC Project Officer about ERIC's accomplishments, current projects including access to additional ERIC document, and future plans.

  2. Participants of the 2015 Education Annual Business Meeting will conduct necessary business, review current activities, and discuss future projects.


Speaking
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Karen Croneis

Associate Professor Emerita, University of Alabama
EP

Erin Pollard

ERIC Project Officer, Institute of Education Sciences, US Dept. of Education


Sunday June 14, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 203

11:45am EDT

Government Information Division Business Meeting / Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Negotiating With Vendors (But Never Asked)
Join the Government Information Division for our annual business meeting. Following the business meeting, we'll hear from two great speakers on vendor negotiation. By setting clear goals and expectations, info pros can make the most of meetings with vendors and develop mutually beneficial relationships with content salespeople. Get strategies, tips, and techniques from a long-time salesperson, supporter of libraries, and recent author, Mike Gruenberg who has written the definitive book on library/vendor relationships and Blane Dessy, Deputy Associate Librarian for Planning and Project Management at the Library of Congress. Mr. Dessy was Executive Director of the Federal Library Network at the Library of Congress and is a former State Librarian for the State of Alabama as well as former Director of the libraries for the Departments of Justice and Education.

Filled with real-life situations and real solutions, this discussion provides practical strategies, tips and tricks for successful negotiations around content purchase and licensing. Be prepared to participate! Bring your latest negotiation frustrations, vendor names not necessary, and get expert views on how it could have resulted in a better ending for the library and how a better plan will help the info pro face future negotiations with more confidence. Workshop leaders provide the tools that you can use in your very next negotiation.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will get an update on the division’s activities in the past year and plans for the future.

  2. Participants will gain practical strategies for successful negotiations with content vendors.

  3. Participants will hear expert advice on handling difficult or frustrating negotiations. 


Moderating
Speaking
BD

Blane Dessy

Deputy Associate Librarian for Planning & Program Management, Library Services, Library of Congress, Library of Congress
MG

Michael Gruenberg

President, Gruenberg Consulting, LLC


Sunday June 14, 2015 11:45am - 1:15pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 257B

12:00pm EDT

QUICK TAKE - Understanding the New Sustainability Accounting Standards
Brief overview of the development of the new Sustainability Accounting Standards, which will provide investors and researchers a means to compare environmental, social and governance issues of public companies in 10 industry sectors, while enabling the companies a means to disclose and manage their sustainability issues.

These are being developed by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) for more than 80 industries and will be ready by 2016. These will be designed for use by U.S. publicly listed corporations and complement financial reporting accounting standards information in mandated SEC filings.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will become familiar with the SASB’s work and goals.

  2. Participants will learn about standardized metrics being developed to help students, researchers and investors have consistent and comparable information on companies’ environmental, social and governance performance, which is of increasing global interest to stakeholders.


Session Presentation



Speaking
RO

Rita Ormsby

Information Services Librarian, Baruch College Library, The City University of NY
RP

Ryan Phillips

Information Services Librarian, Baruch College, The City University of New York


Sunday June 14, 2015 12:00pm - 12:15pm EDT
INFO-EXPO Exhibitor Theater

12:30pm EDT

QUICK TAKE - What to Do When They Say “Give Me Everything You Have on …. and Not Freak Out Because They Want it in An Hour
We all get them. Last minute, off the cuff research requests. Always with little information to go on and always in a rush. Usually for someone high up in the company who’s running for a plane and will be incommunicado for 6+ hours. Take 15 minutes at SLA 2015 and hear the CI Division’s @KnowledgeMama list her top tricks for not freaking out and getting your client an awesome quick “Everything” overview!

Program Takeaways


  • Tips and tricks for tackling rush research requests.

  • Tips for packaging your rush research into a high level, concise, "everything" overview. 


Speaking
ZA

Zena Applebaum

Director, Competitive Intelligence, Bennett Jones LLP
LS

Lynn Strand

Principal, Outside Knowledge LLC


Sunday June 14, 2015 12:30pm - 12:45pm EDT
INFO-EXPO Exhibitor Theater

1:00pm EDT

QUICK TAKE - Navigating the Waters of Federal Public Access Policies: The Library’s Role in Keeping Funding Afloat
The NIH Public Access policy requires researchers to deposit publications resulting from NIH funding to PubMed Central within 12 months of publication. Failure to comply with this policy results in delays in funding or grant proposal processing. Libraries are taking the lead in providing guidance to both researchers and grant administrators in public access compliance, and as more public access policies roll out from federal funding agencies in response to last year’s mandate from the Office of Science and Technology Policy, we expect an increase in demand for such support. This Quick Take session will briefly describe the NIH policy, common pitfalls in compliance and one university library’s response to researcher needs for support.

Program Takeaways

  1. Come away with a better understanding of the implications of public access policies for libraries and researchers.

  2. Learn about one model for support by an academic library for researchers that need to comply with new federal public access policies.


Session Presentation


Speaking
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Sarah Young

Health Science and Policy Librarian, Cornell University Library
Sarah has a BS in biology from Allegheny College; an MS in Biological Sciences from Duquesne University; a degree in International Relations from Aalborg University; and, most recently, a MLIS in Health Resources and Services from U Pitt. At Cornell's Mann Library, she develops information... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2015 1:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
INFO-EXPO Exhibitor Theater

1:30pm EDT

QUICK TAKE - Legal Resources and Research Using Twitter
Join @LibrarySherpa, aka Tracy Z. Maleeff, to learn how legal researchers can leverage Twitter to search, track and push information to their users.

Program Takeaways

  • Participants will learn about the role Twitter can play in supporting their end-users in a proactive manner

  • Participants will learn how to get started with Twitter for legal research


Session Presentation



Speaking
TZ

Tracy Z Maleeff

Library Resources Manager, Duane Morris LLP


Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30pm - 1:45pm EDT
INFO-EXPO Exhibitor Theater

1:30pm EDT

A Perfect Balance: Legal research for the non-law librarian
When Founding Father John Adams designed our current government structure in his Quincy, Massachusetts, home, he could not have imagined how complicated it would grow to be.  200+ years later we are awash in statutes, regulations and precedential caselaw which can be unwieldy to search and difficult to find, particularly for those who do not have legal backgrounds.  This SLA session will offer non-law librarians the opportunity to learn about basic legal research, explaining the fundamentals and providing an overview of the United States legal system and essential print and Web-based resources.  Discussion will include frequently asked legal research questions, cost-effective search strategies, and accessible resources, with an emphasis on free or low-cost alternatives.

Program Takeaways

  • Participants will be introduced to the primary and secondary sources of legal information they may be called upon to find in daily work.

  • Participants will learn about the fundamentals of legal research.


Session Presentation



Speaking
AR

Abigail Ross

Keller and Heckman LLP


Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 206B

1:30pm EDT

Astronomy Roundtable
The Astronomy Roundtable this year will be focused on new and innovative services in astronomy covering trends in professional development, data and software services and altmetrics. We will be joined by Kelle Cruz of AstroBetter who will facilitate a conversation on important topics such as how the astronomy community is embracing new forms of scholarly contributions and engaging on various media platforms. Kelle’s discussion will be supplemented with talks by Alberto Accomazzi (ADS) and Jane Holmquist (ORCID) who will speak about their efforts in improving data, software and altmetrics services. Though this material will be directly relevant to librarians in the sciences, we hope that any librarians interested in new data-centric services will attend. We hope to foster sharing and collaboration between the different services presented and with the greater SLA community, and invite general discussion and updates from attendees.

Program Takeaways


  • Attendees will investigate the latest data and research trends in astronomy librarianship

  • Attendees will gain insight into new technologies and topics that the astronomy community is exploring

  • Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss current issues with colleagues 

Session Presentation

Moderating
CE

Christopher Erdmann

Head Librarian, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
EV

Elaina Vitale

Assistant Librarian, Niels Bohr Library & Archives

Speaking
AA

Alberto Accomazzi

Program Manager, NASA Astrophysics Data System
KC

Kelle Cruz

Assistant Professor, Hunter College
JH

Jane Holmquist

Astrophysics, Mathematics and Physics Librarian, Princeton University


Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 251

1:30pm EDT

CANCELLED - Saving the News: Collaborative Approaches to Digital Preservation
The Digital Revolution shift from analog to digital communication has compounded the challenge of curating and preserving news content for future generations. How can content creators and curators work to prepare legacy archives and born-digital news -- in myriad formats -- for preservation? How can organizations make news preservation a priority? This session will bring together content creators and stewards. Participants can learn about the latest developments in the field discuss approaches to help bridge the gap between the short-term goals of news producers and the long-term needs of digital preservation.

Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 203

1:30pm EDT

Clinical Evaluation Reports in Medical Device and the Critical Role of the Information Professional
The Medical devices market was revolutionized by the European Union’s new rules for submissions in 2010.  The Clinical Evaluation Plan/Reports have been a challenge for companies to get a handle on for submissions.  This is a great opportunity for information professionals to be a part of the process to make the submission successful.  In this presentation, an overview of the regulations and approaches to compliance from literature searching to document review and reporting will be discussed in a panel that will include experts from three different organizations.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will understand Clinical Evaluation Report (CER) requirements and also the geographies where CERs are required

  2. Participants will become familiar with how to search the literature to support CER preparation


Session Presentation - Crumlish
Session Presentation - Hana Vegher

 



Speaking
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Sandra Crumlish

Manager, Library & Resource Center, St. Jude Medical, Inc.
MK

Mary Koslowski

Medtronic Knowledge Center
HV

Hana Vegher

Manager, Clinical Evaluations, Abbott Vascular


Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 205B

1:30pm EDT

CRESCENDO: New Roles for Librarians and Info Pros: Developing a CI Function from Beginner to Expert
Whether you’re new to CI or a seasoned expert, you’ll find a wealth of information in this session designed to address various stages of establishing an effective CI function.

• Fred Wergeles, president of Fred Wergeles & Associates, will kick off the discussion as he reveals best practices regarding CI function start-up.  Learn about the skills, strategies and resources you need to set yourself up for success!

• Emily Cunningham Rushing, competitive intelligence manager at Haynes Boone LLP, will keep the ball rolling with suggestions for those who are ready to take the next step as she shares insights in providing CI services: obtaining buy-in, proving value-add, and solidly establishing your CI function.

• Finally, Arjan Singh, lecturer of strategy at UC Irvine, will discuss how established practitioners “take the growing CI function home” with practical tips on working with executives, using CI to advise on strategic initiatives, and other compelling CI services advice that will create win-win situations for both your career and your company’s success.

From beginning to end, our well-versed panel of experts will engage info pros no matter where they are on the CI spectrum! #CIfunctions

Program Takeaways


  • Best practices for setting-up a CI function

  • Strategies for getting buy-in for your function and proving its value-add

  • Practical tips on working with executives and using CI to provide strategic advantage


Session Presentation - Rushing

 



Speaking
CG

Chad Groenhout

Business Intelligence Associate, Allis Information Management Inc.
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Emily Cunningham Rushing

CI Manager, Haynes and Boone, LLP
AS

Arjan Singh

Lecturer of Strategy, UC Irvine
FW

Fred Wergeles

President, Fred Wergeles & Associates


Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 253AB

1:30pm EDT

Cultivating Seed Libraries
Lending seed packets, in addition to books, is a growing trend in both public and academic libraries. But what exactly is a seed library and how do they work? Hear from experienced “seed librarians” who will address these questions along with a discussion of the ecological and community benefits associated with seed saving and eating locally grown food.

Program Takeaways

  1. Learn what seed libraries are and how they work.

  2. Hear about projects and initiatves at seed libraries.

  3. Discuss the benefits of seed libraries and their impact on the communities they serve.


Session Presentation



Moderating
AG

Abbey Gerken

Assistant Library Network Coordinator, ASRC Primus
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Eric Tans

Michigan State University - Library

Speaking
EB

Enid Boasberg

Retired, Concord Seed Lending Library
HM

Heather McCann

Interdisciplinary Science Librarian, Hampshire College
CR

Caren Rosales

Boston Public Library
AV

Angela Veizaga

Systemwide Youth Programs Librarian, Boston Public Library


Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 206A

1:30pm EDT

Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Challenges, Opportunities, and Trends
A frank, funny and inspiring conversation with the authors of Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change about what it really takes to create change and introduce new ideas at work, whatever your title, however big or small your organization. The discussion will be based on the authors' diverse professional experiences, Carmen's at the CIA, and Lois' with Fortune 500 companies.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will gain practical strategies to promote change at work, regardless of their position.

  2. Participants will learn productive and positive ways to challenge the status quo -- and get results.


Session Presentation



Moderating
GK

Gail Kouril

Manager, Knowledge Services, RAND

Speaking
LK

Lois Kelly

Founder and Managing Partner, Foghound
CM

Carmen Medina

Deloitte Consulting LLP, Specialist Leader


Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 204B

1:30pm EDT

MASTER CLASS: Mastering the Art of User Experience
It's time to rethink what we know about gathering user data, going beyond surveys and other traditional methods to engage our users in deep conversations around the way they do research in order to develop tools and library resources that support user needs. This session will show you new ways to collect data, understand the stories, and sort the data into actionable items. The content will include an introduction to Lean UX and how it can be integrated into library/info center environments, even when the UX "team" consists of one person.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will be able to implement the findings and integrate them into their information center in the most efficient way.

  2. Participants will be able to identify the best practices of Agile and Lean UX. 


Speaking
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Debra Kolah

Head of User Experience, Fondren Library (Rice University)
Master Naturalist (pulling weeds, herb gardening, and volunteer landscaping). Modern architecture. Eco science fiction (Kim Stanley Robinson). India. UX!
WW

Wenbo Wang

Senior User Experience Designer, Oracle


Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Ballroom

1:30pm EDT

Put ‘YOU’ into ‘Your’ Brand: LMD Marketing Section Workshop
Take this opportunity to spend 90 minutes working on your personal branding. ‘Ditch the (elevator) pitch’ and learn about the power of dialogue: why this profession already has the skills needed to show the world who you are; what you can do for them; and why they should work with you. Have you ever considered what a powerful tool the reference interview is, and how skilled you are at interpreting and understanding what people really mean from the words that they use?

This workshop will be highly interactive, using a mix of resources that help release creativity. Participants are asked to leave their preconceptions at the door and focus on releasing their minds’ potential towards developing a personal brand that they ‘own’.

We are pleased to have the First Five Years Advisory Council as a co-host, signifying the importance of this activity to those in the early stages of their career.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will consider where a personal brand is visible and how the world sees them.

  2. Participants will identify their value proposition.

  3. Participants will explore the importance of being authentically ‘you’.


Moderating
JC

Jean Crampon

University of Southern California - Retired
MS

Margaret Smith

New York University Libraries

Speaking
LR

Lyndsay Rees-Jones

Professional Trainer & Coach, Real-Time-Release


Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 254A

1:30pm EDT

What is E-Science? A Science & Engineering 201 Session.
James E. Manasco and Mary Frances Lembo continue their Science and Engineering 101 tradition with this vital topic. This interactive session will provide a definition of the concept of data visualization, offer a historical perspective, note some of the major players/associations are in the field, and discuss how data visualization applies to libraries and librarians. Attendees will also leave with some speculative discussion on future directions and how to be involved with data visualization.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn the basics of data visualization

  2. Participants will discover how they and their organizations fit into data visualization endeavors 

  3. Participants will gain insight into the future of data visualization 

Session Presentation

Moderating
SR

Sheila Rosenthal

Manager of Library Services, Carnegie Mellon University

Speaking
MF

Mary Frances Lembo

Senior Research Librarian, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
JM

James Manasco

Engineering and Physical Sciences Librarian, University of Louisville Libraries


Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 205A

1:30pm EDT

SLA HOT TOPIC A Conversation with the New York Times' R&D Lab: How Semantic Listening can Build a Future from the Past
Innovations typically focus on new products and technologies. However, new developments in machine learning, crowdsourcing, and AI can be used to extract information and value from older, archival products.
This talk will: 

-  Present prototypes The New York Times' R&D Lab has built, from photo archive data extraction to a listening table that knows about conversation topics

- Discuss design principles used to construct artifacts from potential futures, including matching smart systems with knowledgeable curators to create stronger outcomes

Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 253C
  Hot Topic

1:30pm EDT

Asian Chapter Business Meeting
Asian Chapter annual meeting, including highlights of chapter activities, remarks from the president, awards, and review of ICoASL 2015.  Panel discussion follows: "Special Librarians in Asia: Who Are We? What Do We Do? How Do We Contribute to the Successful Mission of Our Organizations?"


Speaking
BA

Brinerdine Alejandrino

President, Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines
PB

Parveen Babbar

Deputy Libarian, Jawahar Lal University
YH

Yahsin Hsu

Bain & Company SE Asia Inc.
KS

Kay Sook Park

Immediate Past President, Korea Special Library Association
KC

Kishor Chandra Satpathy

Librarian & Coordinator,, National Institute of Technology


Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 257A

1:30pm EDT

DCHE Business Meeting and Vendor Roundtable
This program will begin with a brief business meeting of the Chemistry Division. DCHE board members will report division business and future plans. We will also present the Marion E. Sparks Award to the 2015 winner. The rest of the session will focus on the major chemistry vendors and publishers, representatives of which will inform participants of new developments of importance from each of their perspectives. (In addition to speakers listed below, we may have speakers from CAS and other vendors joining the panel.)

Program Takeaways


  1. Participants will hear about DCHE division business and learn opportunities to get involved. 

  2. Participants will learn of the latest developments in chemistry research dissemination from each of the major chemistry and chemistry related vendors and publishers.

  3. Participants will network with fellow DCHE members.


Presentation - Bruno
Presentation - Macdonald
Presentation - Williams


Moderating
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Ye Li

Chemistry Librarian, University of Michigan

Speaking
IB

Ian Bruno

Director, Strategic Partnerships, The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center
RB

Roland Bruno

Corporate & Government Sales Executive, US & Canada, Royal Society of Chemistry
SD

Steven Dueball

Solutions Manager, Elsevier
SH

Steve Hansen

Director of Sales, the Americas, ACS Publications
SK

Stacy Konkiel

Research Metrics Consultant, Altmetric
FM

Fiona Macdonald

Publisher, Chemical and Life Sciences, CRC Press/Taylor and Francis
MS

Matt Straiges

Head of Sales - Americas, Royal Society of Chemistry
AW

Alexandra Willams

Regional Sales Manager, Thieme Publishers


Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 204A

1:30pm EDT

Fellows Business Meeting
All SLA Fellows are invited to attend the annual business meeting.

Moderating
MT

Mary Talley

TalleyPartners

Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 252B

2:00pm EDT

QUICK TAKE - Researching Private Companies: Tips and Techniques for Solving One of Your Biggest Information Challenges!
Researching privately held companies can sometimes be frustrating, fruitless, and at the least time-consuming. Our speaker, an expert in this important topic, will provide quick, practical, and timely tips including structuring your search, identifying new sources, and using search techniques and social media to amp up collection. Grab a few revolutionary ideas on the go and be more successful providing intelligence on privately held organizations.

Program Takeaways


  • Tips for structuring private company searches.

  • Techniques for identifying new information sources and utilizing social media to amp up private company research.


Session Presentation



Speaking
ZA

Zena Applebaum

Director, Competitive Intelligence, Bennett Jones LLP
PB

Philip Britton

Manager Market Insights and Intelligence, Ulta Beauty


Sunday June 14, 2015 2:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
INFO-EXPO Exhibitor Theater

3:15pm EDT

Bloomberg Law’s Analytics - Line Graphs, and Pie Charts, and Bars, Oh My! (Sunday)
Join Bloomberg Law® for a sneak peek at some of our newest offerings that combine Bloomberg’s industry-leading data with meaningful visualizations. Drawing on Bloomberg Law’s actionable analytics, attorneys can provide unparalleled advice and increase revenue and profitability.

Sunday June 14, 2015 3:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
INFO-EXPO Exhibitor Theater

3:30pm EDT

CRESCENDO: The Next Great Invention: How to Help your Organization Make it a Reality
Are you overwhelmed with the options available in the patent searching world? There is a sea of products to use, but how do you as an information professional fish out the right one for your organization? What are some of the more helpful tips for using patent software to help your organization make that invention a reality? What are the more advanced features that will enable your organization to do a thorough search? Come learn a broader perspective of the important role that patents play in chemistry and chemical engineering-related activities such as product development, IP management, and entrepreneurship. Find answers at this crescendo session.

Program Takeaways


  1. Participants will learn products and sources available for patent searching and the unique aspects of patents management in science and engineering, especially chemistry-related fields.

  2. Participants will learn criteria for choosing sources.

  3. Participants will hear from the panelists varying viewpoints on patent products and related services.


Moderating
AS

Amanda Schoen

Information Specialist, Sherwin Williams

Speaking
DC

Denise Callihan

Manager, Library Shared Services, PPG Industries, Inc.
MM

Matthew McBride

Manager, Science IP
KV

Karen Vagts

Engineering/Mathematics/Business Librarian, Tufts University, Tisch Library


Sunday June 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 206B

3:30pm EDT

Genetic Mutations: How Do They Arise and What Do They Do? Interdisciplinary Perspectives
This panel discussion will feature scientists from different disciplines presenting the subject of genetic mutations from the viewpoint of their work. First an evolutionary biologist will introduce the topic and discuss generally how natural selection works and the time scales involved. Next a scientist working on genetic changes in organisms will discuss how these changes take place and how they are regulated. Finally a representative from the medical community will address specifically how diseases evolve and change, and what the implications are for human health in particular. Each will give a 20 minute presentation then the floor will open for questions and discussion.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will gain better understanding of current perspectives on evolution 

  2. Participants will learn how genetic and molecular changes influence natural selection 

  3. Participants will learn how evolutionary principles improve the understanding of human health and disease 


Moderating
DB

Dorothy Barr

Research Librarian, Harvard University Libraries

Speaking
HH

Hopi Hoekstra

Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology,, Harvard University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
JM

James Mallet

Distinguished Lecturer on Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University


Sunday June 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 204A

3:30pm EDT

Get the Picture: Use your Taxonomy to Classify Images
Images are becoming more and more important in our inter-connected world, and finding an image that you've seen before can often be quite a challenge. Can you classify images in the same way that you classify text? Are there any really useful automated techniques? Join this panel of experts to learn about best practices for classifying images. Our experienced speakers include Joy Banks, from the MAHD Division, as well as an experienced practitioner from Corbis, a company that specialize in providing digital image content to news and advertising organizations.

Program Takeaways

  • Practical techniques for classifying images.

  • Differences between classifying images and classifying text.


Session Presentation



Moderating
BH

Barbara Holder

Information Services Team Leader, FPInnovations

Speaking
JB

Joy Banks

Library and Archives Consultant, Self-employed
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Ann Pool

Search Metadata Technical Specialist, Corbis


Sunday June 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 205B

3:30pm EDT

Leading from the Middle: Strategies, Advice and Perspective from Senior Leaders
Middle management can be challenging and, at times, frustrating, yet it presents many opportunities to demonstrate leadership and success. This session features a collaborative leadership development expert and senior leaders from the profession who’ll discuss practical advice and strategies on how information professionals can function as successful leaders from the middle tier. Join this panel presentation for unique insight from leaders on how to effectively lead up or down an organization’s hierarchy. #leadingmiddle

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn about effective and collaborative leadership behaviors and practices

  2. Participants will learn practices and tips to manage up or down the organizational hierarchy across multiple stakeholder groups

  3. Participants will learn how to use communication and influencing skills to establish credibility with decision makers in an organization and reinforce your role as a leader with colleagues


Session Presentation



Moderating
avatar for Susan Fingerman

Susan Fingerman

Online Librarian, American Public University System

Speaking
LD

Lisa DeAngelis

Director, Center for Collaborative Leadership, University of Massachusetts
VN

Victoria North

Associate Director of Information Services, Kirkland & Ellis
LR

Leslie Reynolds

Senior Associate Dean, University Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder


Sunday June 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 205C

3:30pm EDT

MASTER CLASS: It's a Risky Business: Proactive Information Risk Management for Information Professionals
Have you thought about the multiple risks around information management - not only the operational ones such as staff success and disaster planning, but those related to how your organisation creates, obtains and uses information? Do you know what your organisation's tolerance or appetite for risk in this area is? Our three speakers have extensive experience in proactively managing risk in relation to information for their organisations. Come and hear their insights on the principles of good risk management, how it applies to information centres and staff, and in particular how one should appraise risk in relation to the use of third party information and ways of engaging with suppliers.

Program Takeaway

  1. Participants will gain a broad awareness of the nature of risk around information management.

  2. Participants will be given practical examples of how other organisations analyse and manage information related risks.

  3. Participants will be provided with some principles and concrete case examples, making them ready to go back to the office and assess their management of risk.


Moderating
DH

Dennie Heye

Info Pro At Large, Heye Inc.

Speaking
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Geraldine Clement-Stoneham

Knowledge and Information Manager, Medical Research Council UK
AI

Alex Ilg

Vice President, Morgan Stanley
CW

Craig Wingrove

Manager, Global Information Procurement & Access, The Boston Consulting Group


Sunday June 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Ballroom

3:30pm EDT

NASA Spinoffs: To Space and Back
NASA Spinoffs are technologies, originally developed to meet NASA mission needs, that has been transferred to the public and now provide benefits as commercial products or services. Listen as a panel discuss how NASA Spinoffs enhance many aspects of daily life, including health and medicine, transportation, public safety, consumer goods, energy and environment, information technology, and industrial productivity. Learn how NASA technology has been successfully transferred to several companies.

Program Takeaways

  • Participants will learn about NASA spinoffs.

 

Session Presentation - Coleman

Session Presentation - Sargent

Session Presentation - Theobald


Moderating
MW

Mary Whittaker

Boeing Company

Speaking
DS

Darryl Sargent

Vice President, National Security & Space Programs, Draper Laboratory
DT

Daniel Theobald

Co-Founder and CTO, Vecna


Sunday June 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 206A

3:30pm EDT

Open Data: Balancing Transparency and Confidentiality
More data is being generated, collected, and analyzed than ever before. Through open data initiatives, many public datasets are available and searchable online, and more are added every day. Transparency is a major benefit of open data, but confidentiality remains important. Sensitive information still must be protected, and datasets that are not sensitive in their own right may become so when combined with others.

Panelists will give an overview of the state of open data in government and describe real-world projects that provide access to previously unsearchable or unavailable datasets while maintaining confidentiality as needed.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will gain an understanding of open data in government, how it’s used, and where it’s headed.

  2. Participants will learn about the benefits and challenges of open data, including the balance between promoting openness and safeguarding sensitive information.

 

Session Presentation

 



Moderating
AJ

Angela J.A. Kent

Reference Librarian, The Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Speaking
LE

Lori Emadi

RAND Corporation
CS

Curt Savoie

Principal Data Scientist, City of Boston


Sunday June 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 205A

3:30pm EDT

SLA Contributed Papers - Sunday Session
Come hear what your colleagues have to say on the following topics: 

*Taking Impact Metrics to the Next Level at the National Institute of Standards and Technology - Susan Makar

*Tales from the Tweets: Insights into the World of Library Consulting - Mark-Shane Scale, MLIS, BSc.

*Developing Innovative Services and Products to Meet Firefighters’ Unique Needs at the State Fire Academy Library - Lian Ruan 

*Sharing is Good: getting the most out of your library's data - Bethan Ruddock

Session Presentation - Makar
Session Presentation - Ruddock
Session Presentation - Scale
Session Paper - Scale

Moderating
GB

Giovanna Badia

Schulich Library of Science & Engineering, McGill University

Speaking
SM

Susan Makar

US National Institute of Standards & Technology - NIST
LR

Lian Ruan

Illinois Fire Service Institute
MS

Mark-Shane Scale

PhD Student/Candidate, Western University (University of Western Ontario)


Sunday June 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 207

3:30pm EDT

Social Enterprise – MITRE’s Knowledge Driven Enterprise
Hear how The MITRE Corporation is driving knowledge at MITRE by ensuring the KM is in all workflows; the KM is enabling the extended enterprise; that actionable knowledge, intelligence and resources are appropriately exploited; and that the end result are enhanced products and outcomes.

Program Takeaways


  • Learn how a knowledge driven enterprise initiative is implemented in a not-for-profit that manages federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC). 


Moderating
ES

Ethel Salonen

The MITRE Corporation

Speaking
DC

Donna Cuomo

Associate Technical Director, Knowledge Management, The MITRE Corporation
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Fred Zapp

Director of Info Systems, Knowledge & Collaboration, The MITRE Corp
https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredzapp


Sunday June 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 203

3:30pm EDT

SLA HOT TOPIC Understanding the World of Private Company Information: Addressing the Challenges of Creating a Truly Global Dataset
In today’s connected world, professionals want and need to be able to locate, compare, and profile private companies which meet their criteria, irrespective of those companies’ jurisdictions.  While a surprising amount of this information is publicly available, research in this field is often time consuming and resource-heavy.

This session will illustrate the challenges and solutions around creating a truly global set of private company information, including availability of data, unique regulatory environments, and how linking data can provide a much bigger picture. Referencing real life examples and case studies, this session will provide dynamic insight into the world of company information and how you can see more than meets the eye.

Speaking
TB

Tom Baskind

Vice President - Government, Bureau van Dijk
AC

Andrew Cowley

Bureau van Dijk


Sunday June 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 253C
  Hot Topic

3:30pm EDT

Baseball Caucus
Please join us to swap baseball stories and talk about America’s Game with an award-winning author and ex-player. Open to all SLA members.

Program Takeaways


  • Love the game and its history 



Speaking
DS

Dan Shaughnessy

Sports columnist/Associate Editor, Boston Globe


Sunday June 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 204B
  Meetings, Business

3:30pm EDT

Military Libraries Division Business Meeting
Come join your fellow Military Libraries Division members for an annual business meeting to get caught up on the latest news, hear what the division leadership has in store for the coming year, and meet your fellow division members. Learn what the Military Libraries Training Workshop (MLTW) committee has in store for you this December.

​Topics to be covered​ during the business meeting include:
- Reports of officers, directors, and committee chairs
- Changes made to the board structure to better reflect current practices
- Plans in place for MLTW 2015
- MLTW 2017

Sunday June 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 151AB

5:00pm EDT

Be Revolutionary! Joint Poster Session
Supporting the overall conference theme, this year’s joint poster session will explore how members are taking the challenge to Be Revolutionary! Students and professionals from a variety of fields will stand side by side sharing exciting ideas, projects, and research. For the first time, poster creators will be available during the INFO-EXPO Sunday reception to answer questions and engage in conversation with attendees. So, grab some food, visit your favorite vendors, and come expand your horizons to see what’s new in the world of library and information science.

Session Material - Bentley
Session Material - Franks
Session Material - Peyvand-Robati

Speaking
JB

Jon Bentley

Head of Product Marketing, OpenAthens
MB

Maria Brahme

Information Services Librarian, Pepperdine University
SC

Scott Carlson

Metadata Coordinator, Rice University
avatar for Tallie Casucci

Tallie Casucci

University of Utah
LD

Liya Deng

Doctoral Student, University of South Carolina
TF

Tina Franks

Head, Architecture Library, The Ohio State University
LG

Lizette Gabriel

Information Services Librarian, Pepperdine University
CK

Charlene Kirkpatrick

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
MK

Maya Kucij

Research Visualization Engineer
JL

Jennifer Lee

University of Calgary
LS

Leah Strudwick

University of Toronto


Sunday June 14, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
INFO-EXPO

5:00pm EDT

INFO-EXPO Opening Reception
INFO-EXPO Opening Reception

Sunday June 14, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
INFO-EXPO
  INFO-EXPO
  • Presented By SLA

5:15pm EDT

SLA Fellows and First-Timers Meet
New to SLA? First time at the annual conference? Join the SLA Fellows at a meet-and-greet where you can Be Revolutionary and ask questions, make connections and learn how to take the best advantage of the conference and the INFO/EXPO. You'll have the opportunity to talk to the movers and shakers at SLA. Be sure to bring lots of business cards!

Speaking

Sunday June 14, 2015 5:15pm - 6:15pm EDT
Back Right Area of the INFO-EXPO

5:30pm EDT

DBIO 80th Anniversary
Twenty-fifteen marks the 80th anniversary of the Biomedical & Life Sciences Division. You turn 80 only once, so join your fellow members to celebrate our history and our achievements, all while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and drinks (one complimentary beverage ticket provided). We invite all the DBIO members to an elegant evening of fun, food, laughter, and plenty of time to reminisce. RSVP by Monday, June 1, 2015, to Peggy Murphy (pemurphy@luriechildrens.org).

Moderating
NM

Nalini Mahajan

Library Director, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Sunday June 14, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Westin, Webster

7:00pm EDT

DST Awards Reception and Presentations
Come and celebrate with us as we present the Science-Technology Division's awards. Congratulate the award winners, meet your colleagues, and partake in delicious appetizers and desserts.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will meet new colleagues and renew old acquaintances

  2. Participants will gain knowledge about the awards offered by the Science-Technology Division 


Moderating
JH

Janet Hughes

Pennsylvania State University - Libraries
SR

Sheila Rosenthal

Manager of Library Services, Carnegie Mellon University

Sunday June 14, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Westin, Harbor Ballroom II

7:00pm EDT

DPHT Networking Social
The DPHT sponsored open house all are welcome! Participants will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with peers, colleagues, and vendors.



Sunday June 14, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Westin, Commonwealth Ballroom A

7:00pm EDT

Western States Chapter Reception
The Western States Chapter Reception is held annually during the SLA conference. This reception is intended for the western state chapters and their guests. It offers networking opportunities and provides a time for attendees to relax and have fun together. During the reception, beer and house-made pretzels will be served.

A group will be meeting in front of the entrance to the INFO-EXPO at 7:00 p.m. to walk to the reception together. 

Please contact Ruth Kneale at rkneale@nso.edu with any questions.

Sunday June 14, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Harpoon Visitor Center and Beer Hall 306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

7:30pm EDT

Legal Division Vendor Appreciation Reception
Join the Legal Division for the opportunity to network with friends and colleagues and to thank our vendor partners for all their support.

Sunday June 14, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Westin, Commonwealth Ballroom C

7:30pm EDT

News Division Awards
A time to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of fellow News Division members. Details to be determined.

Sunday June 14, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
TBD

7:30pm EDT

Asian Chapter Open House Reception:Taste of Asia
Many countries in the Asia and Pacific region are important strategic partners to multinational corporations, international organizations and government agencies in the U.S and around the world. The number of special libraries and information professionals has been growing rapidly over the last decade. They work in diverse and interesting places and make significant contributions to the growth and development in the information profession, society and the economy at large in Asia. Come to this evening reception and open house event, meet with members and friends of the Asian Chapter and enjoy famous food and drinks from various countries in Asia.  This is a special opportunity to get to know your colleagues in the Asian Chapter and learn new first-hand information from them. You don't have to travel to far-away countries in Asia to connect with your Asian colleges in person, saving you both time and money. Take this professional networking opportunity seriously and have fun!

Program Takeaways


  • SLA Asian Chapter is one of the fastest growing international chapters in SLA.  This open house reception will provide you with the opportunity to develop professional relationship with the 2015 Chapter President and his Executive Board, members and friends of the Asian Chapter. 



Speaking
SI

Shirley Ingles-Cruz

Head Librarian, Commission on Appointments
PJ

Praveen Jain

Librarian, Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) Library
JL

Julia Leggett

Acquisitions Librarian, Library of Congress


Sunday June 14, 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Westin, Burroughs

7:30pm EDT

Canadian Reception
The annual Canadian reception celebrates SLA's Canadian info pros and librarians, along with all of their supporters, the Canadaphiles, and anyone who loves a good hockey game.

Sunday June 14, 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Barlow's Restaurant 241 A St, Boston, MA 02210

7:30pm EDT

B&F Open House and Awards Reception
Open house and reception honoring student and professional award recipients as well as B&F Division members who have published in the past year. Come and offer your congratulations.

Program Takeaways


  • This is a great opportunity network and connect with fellow conference attendees. 


Moderating
LL

Laura Leavitt

Head of the Gast Business Library, Michigan State University

Sunday June 14, 2015 7:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Westin, Harbor Ballroom I

8:00pm EDT

Joint Divisions Open House
The Government Information Division, the Transportation Division, the Museums, Arts, and Humanities Division, and the Solo Librarians Division cordially invite you to a few hours of fun, networking, food and spirits. Celebrate another great conference with old friends and meet some new!

Sunday June 14, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Westin, Commonwealth Ballroom B

9:00pm EDT

Karaoke Party
Join your fellow SLA members as we sing our way into Boston, home of the brave.Transform an ordinary evening with the power of karaoke, and, trust us, singing talent is most definitely not a requirement, but enjoying yourself is! Event includes a no-host bar.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will find out what it means to get your groove on!

 

Sunday June 14, 2015 9:00pm - Monday June 15, 2015 12:00am EDT
Westin, Grand Ballroom A
 
Monday, June 15
 

7:00am EDT

Registration Hours - Monday
Registration hours Monday

Monday June 15, 2015 7:00am - 4:00pm EDT
TBD
  General
  • Presented By SLA

7:30am EDT

DCHE Breakfast and Academic / Corporate Roundtable on Laboratory Safety Information and Practices
Laboratory safety has been vital to the success of research in both academia and industry. This breakfast / roundtable session will feature updates from vendors, publishers and agencies who provide chemical safety information as a part of their products, followed by roundtable discussions on current challenges and issues in supporting increasing demands on safety information in research laboratories. This is the first session of the one-day Bi-society Symposium on Laboratory Safety Information co-hosted by SLA-DCHE and ACS-CINF.

Program Takeaway
  1. Participants will learn up-to-date efforts in providing lab safety information from vendors

  2. Participants will interact with librarians, information specialists, informaticians, chemical safety officers, educators and vendors to discuss challenges in providing resources and services on lab safety information

  3. Participants will have the opportunity to form a special interest group for future discussion and activities related to lab safety information


Presentation-Dueball

Presentation-Publicker
Handout 1 - Web Resources    
Handout 2 - Toxnet


Moderating
avatar for Ye Li

Ye Li

Chemistry Librarian, University of Michigan

Speaking
EB

Evan Bolton

Lead Scientist, National Library of Medicine (NLM)/PubChem
SD

Steven Dueball

Solutions Manager, Elsevier
SP

Stephanie Publicker

Technical Information Specialist, National Library of Medicine/Specialized Information Services


Monday June 15, 2015 7:30am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 251

7:30am EDT

FAN Business Meeting and Vendor Partner Meet and Greet
This is our annual Business meeting open to both FAN members and those interested in learning more about the division. This is followed by a vendor meet and greet event. Coffee and light breakfast refreshments will be served.

Monday June 15, 2015 7:30am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 155

7:30am EDT

PHTD Monday Networking Breakfast
Take some time to network with Division members that we only get to see once a year. Join us for breakfast to reconnect with old colleagues and meet some new Division members.

Program Takeaways


  • Participants will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with peers, colleagues, and vendors


 

Monday June 15, 2015 7:30am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 254A

8:00am EDT

How Do Clients REALLY Think?: LMD Consulting Section Breakfast
Enjoy a Continental breakfast while you listen to Eunice Hogeveen, Principal at Innerviews Inc, give an illuminating talk on running a primary market research consultancy.  InnerViews Inc. is a qualitative research firm that for the past fifteen years has been turning discoveries in to actionable insights to help organisations and brands reach their full potential.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will be engaged to think about non-traditional ways of understanding their clients or users.

  2. Participants will explore metaphor, imagery and storytelling in market research. 

  3. Participants will consider how the insights can be used to make a difference. 


Moderating
JR

Juanita Richardson

Dysart Jones Associates

Speaking
EH

Eunice Hogeveen

Partner, Innerviews Inc.


Monday June 15, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 252A

8:00am EDT

Academic Division Executive Board Meeting
All division members, including potentially interested board and committee members, are invited to attend the Division’s board meeting. Please note: this year the Division’s annual business meeting will be conducted virtually.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will discuss the Academic Division's business and committee activities 

  2. Participants will connect with fellow colleagues


Moderating
LR

Leslie Reynolds

Senior Associate Dean, University Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder

Monday June 15, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Westin, Faneuil

8:00am EDT

Biomedical & Life Science Division Annual Breakfast and Business Meeting
DBIO Celebrates its 80th Anniversary! You turn 80 only once, so join your DBIO colleagues to celebrate our history and our future. During the business meeting, all major officers of the division will present their reports to the membership and announce the award winners. Suggestions for next year's conference programs will be taken from the floor, and candidates for next year's officers and committee members will be solicited.

Moderating
NM

Nalini Mahajan

Library Director, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Monday June 15, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 153C
  Meetings, Business, Meals

8:00am EDT

Bloomberg BNA Legal Division Breakfast & Business Meeting
Annual Legal Division business meeting.

Monday June 15, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Westin, Grand Ballroom A

8:00am EDT

College and University Business Libraries (CUBL) Section Meeting
Annual business and networking meeting of the College & University Business Libraries Section. The meeting will include formal presentations from Susan Klopper, executive director of the Goizueta Business Library, Emory University, and Laura Leavitt, head, Gast Business Library, Michigan State University, on how their respective libraries are partnering and teaching as part of their Business Schools’ curriculums. A speed networking event will follow the presentations. New members and non-members are welcome.

Moderating
avatar for Linda Lowry

Linda Lowry

Business & Economics Librarian, Brock University Library

Speaking
SK

Susan Klopper

Director, Goizeta Business Library, Emory University
LL

Laura Leavitt

Head of the Gast Business Library, Michigan State University


Monday June 15, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 257B

8:00am EDT

Corporate Information Centers (CIC) Section Meeting and Breakfast/Panel Discussion: Measuring Effectiveness and Proving Value
Annual business and networking breakfast meeting of the Corporate Information Centers Section. The meeting will include a panel discussion of how corporate information support functions are measuring and proving value. The panel will include vendors, information professionals and corporate information center managers who will discuss current practices for meeting the ever-increasing demand to provide metrics that demonstrate value.

Time for Q&A and discussion will follow. New members and non-members are welcome.

Moderating
JA

John Aubrey

Senior Business Development Specialist, Analysis Group

Speaking
CC

Cynthia Cheng Correia

Principal, Knowledge inForm Inc.
JE

Jamie Emery

Director, FCAT Library, Fidelity Investments


Monday June 15, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 255

8:00am EDT

Financial Services Section Meeting and Breakfast
Annual business and networking meeting of the Financial Services Section. The meeting will focus on the changing landscape of investment research and what current practitioners value in terms of the data and specific services they consume on a daily basis. We will host both buy- and sell-side research professionals, who will engage in a lively discussion on what works and what doesn’t in today’s 24-7 global market. New members and non-members are welcome.

Moderating
EC

Emily Cox

BMO Capital Markets

Speaking
JC

Jack Cahill

Babson College - Horn Library
BC

Bob Chow

Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Investments
CR

Cynthia Robinson

Research Director, Bain Capital


Monday June 15, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 158

8:00am EDT

PAM Division Annual Business Meeting and Breakfast
The PAM Division Business Meeting and Breakfast is the annual meeting of the division. Following a delicious breakfast, the meeting will commence, which will include reports from PAM officers.

Speaking
JB

Jeffrey Bond

Science Librarian, Texas Christian University - Libraries


Monday June 15, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 152

8:00am EDT

IEBD Networking Breakfast
IEBD roundtable networking breakfast at the Insurance Library Association of Boston. Founded in 1887, the Library is the leading resource for and provider of literature, information services, and quality professional education for the insurance industry and related interests.  A presentation by the staff will provide an overview of the its history and services.

Note: Due to Security reasons and limited space,  RSVP is REQUIRED BY May 22, 2015. Walk-ins will not be accomodated. Bring your conference badge and one form of photo id.
RSVP To:  Sharon Smith  email:  SharonM.Smith@aig.com or  917-319-1246.

Monday June 15, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Insurance Library Association of Boston 156 State Street #2, , Boston, MA 02109

8:00am EDT

Military Libraries Division Networking Breakfast
The Military Libraries Division invites everyone to join us for our annual breakfast buffet paired with good conversation and excellent company. Meet members from across DMIL and the whole of SLA, build your network with new professional contacts, and hear the latest news - all while enjoying a robust, tasty breakfast!

Monday June 15, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 254B

9:00am EDT

QUICK TAKE - Maximize Your Brain Power with Mind Maps: 7 Steps to Making Your First Mind Map
A quick take on mind-mapping as a powerful tool for unleashing creativity and improving effectiveness, given by passionate mind mapper (ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor) and change agent, Lyndsay Rees-Jones.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will be introduced to the concept of mind mapping.

  2. Participants will hear how mind mapping can transform day-to-day life.

  3. Participants will learn 7 steps towards making their first mind map.


Speaking
LR

Lyndsay Rees-Jones

Professional Trainer & Coach, Real-Time-Release


Monday June 15, 2015 9:00am - 9:15am EDT
INFO-EXPO Exhibitor Theater

9:00am EDT

INFO-EXPO Monday Hours
INFO-EXPO Monday Hours

Monday June 15, 2015 9:00am - Tuesday June 16, 2015 4:00pm EDT
INFO-EXPO
  INFO-EXPO
  • Presented By SLA

9:30am EDT

QUICK TAKE - Stretching the Boundaries: Reference for Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics Relativity Speaking
You cannot have physics without math. You cannot have astronomy without physics. You cannot have life without all three but some people try to deny that fact. Take a peek behind the celebrity and mystique of these disciplines--you do not have to be Neil deGrasse Tyson to connect with their practitioners. Put aside your preconceptions about the difficulty of math beyond balancing your checking account; ignore that part of your brain that cannot wrap itself around the vastness of billions and billions of stars surrounding our “Pale Blue Dot;” and see that you can provide helpful reference to even the most Einstein-esque scientist.

Program Takeaways


  • Consider that physics, astronomy, and math are not as unapproachable as you think.

  • Learn how physicists, astronomers, and mathematicians view and use libraries.

  • Gain resources to help you provide good reference to these disciplines. 

Session Presentation

Speaking
LU

Lance Utley

Librarian/DBA, National Radio Astronomy Observatory


Monday June 15, 2015 9:30am - 9:45am EDT
INFO-EXPO Exhibitor Theater

10:00am EDT

QUICK TAKE - Taxonomy Tool Update
Based on popular demand, this 15 minute session will review several taxonomy management toolsets, based on common use cases, and will provide links so participants know where to get additional information.

Program Takeaways

  1. Names of the major taxonomy software vendors

  2. Taxonomy management software evaluation crieria 


Speaking
WP

Wendi Pohs

CTO, InfoClear Consulting LLC


Monday June 15, 2015 10:00am - 10:15am EDT
INFO-EXPO Exhibitor Theater

10:00am EDT

CRESCENDO: Enhancing Intranet Search
This advanced session will discuss various methods and tools that info pros can use to enhance the search experience on the Intranet. Techniques include developing facets, how to best use auto-complete and "did you mean" functionality, and how to use your search analytics to the best advantage. Moderated by Gary Kahn of Earley and Associates, speakers include accomplished practitioners from IBM and Google, as well as experienced search consultants.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will be able to implement taxonomies and filters in their search user interface.

  2. Participants will be able to interpret search logs and metrics to improve result sets. 


Moderating
GK

Gary Kahn

Vice-President, Search and Findability Solutions, Earley & Associates

Speaking
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Lisa Kamm

Product Manager, Moma Search, Google
WP

Wendi Pohs

CTO, InfoClear Consulting LLC


Monday June 15, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 205B

10:00am EDT

Cultural Diversity and Working in a Global Information Environment: Keys to Success for the Information Professional
We work in an increasingly multicultural and multinational environment, where it’s important to understand cultural diversity and its implications for success. What is cultural intelligence and cultural competence? Why does a culture of inclusion matter to us as individuals, as information professionals and as members of SLA?  What are the related essential soft skills we need to succeed?  In this program, you will hear a panel of distinguished speakers sharing their experience and strategies with you.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will leave with an enhanced awareness of the benefits of being culturally inclusive for themselves and for SLA.

  2. Participants will gain a clearer sense of what cultural intelligence looks like and its complexities.

  3. Participants will acquire practical tips on how to manage culturally diverse projects and working groups.


Moderating
AD

Aimee deChambeau

Head, Electronic Services, University of Akron

Speaking
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Gimena Campos Cervera

Senior Information Researcher, Information Resource Center, U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy
ME

Monica Ertel

Director of Global Information Services, Bain & Company
KH

Kym Holden

Director Library Services, Australia - Department of Social Services
NJ

Naeema Jabur

Assoc. Professor, Sultan Qabous University


Monday June 15, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 205A

10:00am EDT

Designing Aggregation and Knowledge Sharing Systems
This interactive Q&A style session will walk attendees through the process of needs analysis to system selection to answering all the questions related to aggregation and knowledge sharing systems design, with a focus on intelligence systems.  Join several industry experts to learn what a system can do for you, from tracking social media to current awareness monitoring to lead identification and human intelligence collection. This session will not review specific platforms but will provide a high level overview of the role of systems in information collection, dissemination and analysis.  The session is geared to those thinking about a system for their organization but who are not quite sure of the benefits, capabilities or even why they need a system in the first place! Leave this session with all the tools you need to evaluate any system and choose the one that's right for you. #knowledgesharing

Program Takeaways


  • A high level overview of what aggregation and knowledge sharing systems are able to do, and the role they can play in information collection, dissemination, and analysis.

  • An understanding of the process of needs analysis for the selection of aggregation and knowledge sharing systems. 


Speaking
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Zena Applebaum

Director, Competitive Intelligence, Bennett Jones LLP
AJ

Arik Johnson

Founder & Chairman, Aurora WDC
JM

Jesper Martell

CEO, Comintelli
JT

Joseph Tragert

Senior Director of Market Development, EBSCO


Monday June 15, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 253AB

10:00am EDT

Exploring Safety Information Literacy: Towards a Safer Research Environment
A strong, positive culture of laboratory safety is critical to supporting and advancing research excellence. In academia, the frequent turnover of young students doing bench research makes ongoing communication, training, and support essential. Recent laboratory incidents in chemistry labs have catalyzed researchers, educators, safety officers, and librarians to assess what actions are needed to ensure that bench researchers are well-educated and prepared to keep labs safe and productive. A librarian will provide an overview of key resources, search strategies, and best practices for helping users learn how to find lab safety information. We will also hear from a safety officer and an educator about their needs for safety information in teaching. There will be a panel discussion exploring how stakeholders - faculty and instructors, bench researchers, safety officers, government agencies, librarians, and information providers – can collaborate to create a safer lab research environment and foster a robust and positive safety culture. This is the second session of the one-day Bi-society Symposium on Laboratory Safety Information co-hosted by SLA-DCHE and ACS-CINF.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn basic skills to search for chemical safety information.

  2. Participants will learn what types of safety information are needed by college lab instructors, and consider how safety may be incorporated into the curriculum.

  3. Participants will understand the incorporation of safety information from the perspective of safety training.


Presentation



Moderating
DW

Donna Wrublewski

Chemistry & Biological Sciences Librarian, California Institute of Technology

Speaking
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Grace Baysinger

Head Librarian & Bibliographer, Stanford University, Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library
RI

Robin Izzo

Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Princeton University
MW

Martin Walker

Professor of Chemistry, State University of New York at Potsdam


Monday June 15, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 203

10:00am EDT

MASTER CLASS: Revolutions in Grant Writing: Finding Funding for Collections in the 21st Century
Finding grant opportunities for collections can be challenging, especially in smaller, specialized collecting institutions with limited staff and funding. This Master Class geared towards managers and administrators will illuminate the process of successful grant writing from pre-writing self-assessment to application to reporting and beyond.

Program Takeaways


  1. Overview and practical steps for finding and applying self-assessment programs prior to implementation of larger grant projects.

  2. An overview of the basic elements of the grant writing process, broken down into detailed steps including choosing the right grant for your project; practical advice on the development of your proposal; and insight into the review process.

  3. An overview of how to proceed post-grant receipt including reporting, program development, and assessment.


Moderating
JB

Joy Banks

Library and Archives Consultant, Self-employed

Speaking
PH

Patricia Hewitt

Senior Cataloger, Fray Angelico Chavez History Library/New Mexico History Museum
AL

Amy Lucko

Director, Program Data and Statistics, Council on Library and Information Resources
CW

Christa Williford

Director, Research and Assessment, Council on Library and Information Resources
NZ

Nina Zannieri

Executive Director, Paul Revere Memorial Association


Monday June 15, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Convention Center, Ballroom East

10:00am EDT

Physics Roundtable
The Physics Roundtable will feature presentations by Alex Csiszar, Assistant Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, and Teasel Muir-Harmony, Associate Historian at the American Institute of Physics’ Center for History of Physics.  They will talk about the history of the scientific journal and scientific publishing and discuss the implications for current issues in scholarly communication such as peer review, open access and data, and metrics.  Following this will be small- and large-group discussions to talk about what lessons can be learned for science libraries and librarians.  While examples may be specific to the discipline of physics, the session will be applicable to all science and engineering librarians.

Program Takeaways


  • Participants will learn about trends concerning physics and science information and librarianship.

  • Participants will engage with colleagues about addressing these trends. 



Moderating
CD

Chris Doty

Emory University
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Debra Kolah

Head of User Experience, Fondren Library (Rice University)
Master Naturalist (pulling weeds, herb gardening, and volunteer landscaping). Modern architecture. Eco science fiction (Kim Stanley Robinson). India. UX!

Speaking
AC

Alex Csiszar

Assistant Professor, Harvard University
TM

Teasel Muir-Harmony

Associate Historian, Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics


Monday June 15, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 256

10:00am EDT

SLA Contributed Papers - Monday Session
Come hear what your colleagues have to share on the following topics:
 
*Open Information and Libraries - Angela Kent

*Knowledge Management Success: an anti-revolutionary approach - Katharine Schopflin

*Turning the Library Inside Out: putting content where users expect to find it -John Coll

*Beyond Keywords: the revolution in search - Joe Buzzanga

Session Presentation - Buzzanga
Session Presentation - Kent
Session Paper - Schopflin

Moderating
LS

Leah Swift

R.V. Anderson Associates Limited

Speaking
JB

Joe Buzzanga

Senior Product Manager, IEEE
JC

John Coll

National Library of Scotland
AJ

Angela J.A. Kent

Reference Librarian, The Texas State Library and Archives Commission
KS

Katharine Schopflin

Knowledge and Information Manager, Freelance


Monday June 15, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 207

10:00am EDT

Taking the Library to the World: Innovative Outreach and Services Beyond Borders
Libraries have an opportunity to reach a broad and even global audience in the online environment and thus thinking outside of the box in terms of potential users and information beneficiaries is imperative in a truly equitable outreach effort. In this session, we’ll hear from information professionals taking the library to users in unlikely places, beyond their more immediate and visible user community. We'll hear about research training and resource access for future crop scientists in West Africa; partnerships with public libraries and community non-profits to bring academic library resources to practitioners; outreach and programming to cooperative extension and master gardener programs; and the National Agricultural Library's outreach efforts to the research and practice communities in food and nutrition, including new digital initiatives.

Program Takeaways

  1. Learn about what some libraries are doing to reach beyond traditional library users, taking resources and services to new audiences and leveraging technology to expand the library's impact.

  2. Understand how collaboration and partnerships outside of the library can be used to reach a wider audience.

 

Session Presentation - Davis
Session Presentation - Minson

Session Presentation - Young

Speaking
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Innocent Awasom

Associate Librarian, Texas Tech University
WD

Wendy Davis

Program Leader, Nutrition and Food Safety Program, National Agricultural Library, USDA
VM

Valrie Minson

Chair, Marston Science Library, University of Florida
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Sarah Young

Health Science and Policy Librarian, Cornell University Library
Sarah has a BS in biology from Allegheny College; an MS in Biological Sciences from Duquesne University; a degree in International Relations from Aalborg University; and, most recently, a MLIS in Health Resources and Services from U Pitt. At Cornell's Mann Library, she develops information... Read More →


Monday June 15, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 206A

10:00am EDT

The Experts Are In! One-Off Career Advice
Do you have a vexing workplace issue and are not sure where to turn? Are you facing a career decision and would like some advice from senior SLA members who have "been there"? Using a speed dating format, you will have the opportunity to run your challenge past some of SLA's most knowledgeable and experienced members as they act as a sounding board and give you their take on your situation. This is not a resume review or assistance with a job search, but rather a chance to pose a question you were afraid to ask and get an answer from some of the most seasoned professionals in our industry.

Program Takeaways


  • Receive practical advice for workplace and career issues.

  • Meet face-to-face with the leaders in the information industry. 



Moderating
RV

Rebecca Vargha

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Monday June 15, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Westin, Harbor Ballroom III

10:00am EDT

SLA Hot Topic: Building the Resilient Library: Leverage Change and Become Indispensable
Leverage Change and Become Indispensable

Building on last year’s successful session, “Adapt, Act and Thrive,” we invite you the second in our discussion series on the sustainable library. You’ll hear from peers and industry experts who know that “adapting” requires reacting positively to change - even creating change - and ultimately ensuring that change works in the library’s favor. Equally important, librarians themselves can thrive, both personally and professionally, in today’s competitive, cost conscious environment. 

You’ll get practical advice on leveraging and creating change to help ensure the sustainability of your library and optimize your own role, based on four important principles:


  • Access  and discovery – give end users content they want, when they want it; market  library products, expertise and services

  • Independence – focus on self-sufficiency with regard to software customization and management, as well as with core business processes

  • Integration – select  software and KM tools and adopt new technologies within the framework of existing systems and information architecture

  • Secure organizational support  - build credibility with leadership, structure the right teams (even virtual or with vendors),  ensure organizational support for your initiatives


Special librarians achieve sustainability by understanding that end user requirements and forces at work (e.g. new technologies, globalization and a mobile workforce) all demand change. This session will focus on practical examples - from people who have built resilient libraries - of how libraries and librarians can thrive in a changing world …and become truly indispensable.

Program Takeaways


  • Participants will enjoy actionable advice from change agents who make change work for them as they stay focused on the principles of access, independence, integration and organizational support.  Think “change resilience,” not change resistance. 


Moderating
PG

Phil Green

COO, Lucidea

Speaking
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Jennifer Hermsen

Knowledge Manager, Kemin Industries, Inc.
KM

Karen McQuillen

Director, Knowledge Services, Educational Testing Service
CM

Cindy Moon-Barna

Director, CASE InfoCenter, Council for Advancement and Support of Education


Monday June 15, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 253C
  Hot Topic

10:00am EDT

Advertising and Marketing Section Meeting
“Evolving Knowledge Management Models in Advertising Agencies and Beyond: An Agency Perspective”

In this panel discussion, led by Susan Hoover and Carrie Netzer Wajda, you will learn about changing models of information management in advertising agencies and what’s driving growth in Knowledge Management (KM) roles within agencies. You will also hear from KM experts in non-agency settings on changing models and thriving in times of change, including Billy Cook, Hilary Clark, and Dorotea Szkolar.  Full panel to be determined.

Program Takeaways


  • You will learn about changing models of information management in advertising agencies and what’s driving growth in Knowledge Management (KM) roles within agencies and non-agency settings.

 


Moderating
SH

Susan Hoover

Research Specialist, Young & Rubicam Group

Speaking
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Hilary Clark

Senior Knowledge Manager, Oliver Wyman
WC

William Cook

Manager, Knowledge Management, ADP
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Dorotea Szkolar

DigiTech Librarian, GroupM
CN

Carrie Netzer Wajda

Global New Business Research Specialist, Y&R Advertising


Monday June 15, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 257A

10:00am EDT

Online Content Advisory Council Meeting
Online Content Council Meeting

Monday June 15, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Westin, Douglass
  Meetings, Business
  • Presented By SLA

10:30am EDT

QUICK TAKE - Driving Innovation in Mobile Learning & Libraries
Attend this Quick Take session to learn about libraries who are innovating with mobile technology to support learning and enhanced services. Discover ways librarians can work collaboratively to integrate mobile technologies into the curriculum and for special events.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will discover how librarians can work collaboratively to integrate mobile technologies into the curriculum

  2. Participants will identity opportunities to use mobile technologies for special events

  3. Participants will consider ways to develop services that engage creators and innovators of mobile technologies


Session Presentation



Speaking
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Tallie Casucci

University of Utah


Monday June 15, 2015 10:30am - 10:45am EDT
INFO-EXPO Exhibitor Theater

11:00am EDT

QUICK TAKE: Let Freedom Ring! The highlights of heading out as an independent info pro
Are you weighing the pros and cons of becoming an independent information professional? Join the KM Division for this Quick Take discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of starting your own business. An experienced independent info pro will discuss the prospects and considerations of getting started on the entrepreneurial journey.

Program Takeaways

  • Learn the pros and cons of becoming an independent information professional and determine if this is the right career path for you.


Session Presentation



Moderating
RV

Rebecca Vargha

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Speaking
JB

Jennifer Burke

President, IntelliCraft Research, LLC


Monday June 15, 2015 11:00am - 11:15am EDT
INFO-EXPO Exhibitor Theater

11:30am EDT

Sickle Cell Disorder Advances: A Topical Analysis Using Journal, Citation and Patent Data Sources
This session will explore advances within the topic of sickle cell disease also known as sickle cell anemia using citation and patent analysis. During this presentation, attendees will be able to review resources that support the entire research cycle on this topic, from discovery to authoring along with research analysis and management. Journal and patent literature from the Web of Science platform will be discussed, including content from the Web of Science Core Collection, BIOSIS, and Derwent Innovations Index. Further analysis/metrics will be shown through the following research analytical resources: InCites and Converis.

Monday June 15, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
INFO-EXPO Exhibitor Theater

12:00pm EDT

SLA Unit Treasurers Meeting
SLA unit treasurers will meet to discuss common issues and explore how to better serve SLA and their units with their financial responsibilities.

Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 156C
  • Presented By SLA

12:00pm EDT

CRESCENDO: Open Digital Repositories on a Shoestring
This session will provide an overview of making digital assets available for use without "breaking the bank." It will begin with planning and exploring available platforms and then progress to the details of implementation and management. Whether you are interested in digital asset management or institutional repositories, this session is for you.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will be able to identify platforms for managing digital assets that are appropriate to their needs.

  2. Participants will be able to describe the process of planning, implementing, and maintaining a digital repository. 


Speaking
AD

Ann Devenish

WHOAS Project Manager, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
SD

Stewart Dick

Senior Graphic Designer, Sheridan College
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Nancy Kellett

Librarian, Florida State University
PS

P Scott Lapinski

Scholarly Communication & Research Librarian, Harvard Medical School
KP

Kevin Powell

Global DAM Administrator, Brown University


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 205A

12:00pm EDT

Graphic Novels: Familiar Challenges and A Revolutionary Opportunity
Not sure if graphic novels are really "all that"?  This session will give you some new perspectives.  A panel of graphic novel experts and unabashed fans will share their knowledge and insights. Hear from a person who began building a collection more than ten years ago. Appreciate the special challenges of working with foreign publications.  Understand one vendor's role in developing resources to facilitate discovery and use. Learn how one librarian is engaging faculty and working with students to use graphic novels for the unexpected purposes of scholarship and research.  You will leave this session with a different understanding of graphic novels as 21st-century information resources.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn about the challenges graphic novels present from collections, technical services, and public services perspectives as well as special issues related to titles published outside the United States.

  2. Participants will hear from those who are working with faculty to use graphic novels for scholarship and research.

  3. Participants will gain an understanding of the challenges faced by a vendor in facilitating discovery and use of graphic novels.


Session Presentation - Urquhart
Session Presentation - Clar



Moderating
avatar for Karen Croneis

Karen Croneis

Associate Professor Emerita, University of Alabama

Speaking
MC

Monique Clar

Biomedical Librarian, Universite de Montreal
MT

Mara Thacker

South Asian Studies Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
GU

Greg Urquhart

President, Urquhart Publishing Group
RV

Rebecca Vargha

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 207

12:00pm EDT

If You Pin It, Bake It, Caffeinate It, or Craft It, They Will Come: Solo Success Stories
Success is measured in a variety of ways. In a round-table style atmosphere, solo librarians and other participants will be asked to share their success stories of services which transcend the traditional. Find out how others have broken down walls and created innovative services, and share your own story!

Program Takeaways


  • - How to re-imagine and/or implement a service to bring in new and old patrons.

  • An idea share of what new technologies, ideas, services, projects, etc. have been successful in libraries with limited to no staff, budgets, and resources. 


Speaking
HD

Hildy Dworkin

Library Director, New York City Department of Social Services
GH

Gabriele Hysong

Information Operative, Rolls-Royce Corp
MM

Maura McGrath

Knowledge Management Specialist, McREL International


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 206B

12:00pm EDT

MASTER CLASS: Analytical Tools that Deliver Value: War Gaming (not the revolutionary kind)
A new edition in our series of successful analytics sessions from 2012, 2013 and 2014, all of which taught a new set of useful and interesting methods of analyzing information. This year’s session will take attendees through one of the most valuable and strategic tools an intelligence practitioner can utilize, War Gaming. War Gaming is often taught to CEOs and senor CI executives, and this is your chance to learn this advanced technique. This session will cover:

1) The basics necessary for considering a wargame. Issues such as the level of wargame required for the given situation, respective formats, typical purposes and objectives, etc.

2) Key Steps in Preparing a Wargame such as the essential phases required in preparing for and conducting a wargame. We will begin with the initial discussions with a potential sponsor; is a wargame the appropriate strategic planning tool for meeting the needs of your sponsor? What are the initial objectives that the wargame must fulfill? What is the scope of the project, what level of wargame will be needed to meet the objectives?

3) War Game Examples - Four or five examples of representative wargames (several Pharma examples) so that the participants get a feel for what a wargame is capable of addressing. For each we will discuss the background situation where we discuss the merits of running a wargame for this particular situation. Finally, we will talk about the outcomes, and how each wargame helped the client to meet their objectives.

Program Takeaways


  • A high level understanding of wargamming as an analytical tool, what it can offer, how to approach it, and when to execute.

  • An understanding of the process of and key steps in preparing for and undertaking a wargame.

  • Representative examples of wargames, including how each wargame helped clients achieve their goals. 


Speaking
ZA

Zena Applebaum

Director, Competitive Intelligence, Bennett Jones LLP


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Ballroom East

12:00pm EDT

Revolutionize Your Data – Tools for Visualization (CSRT)
In this 90 minute session, attendees will experience a variety of data visualization tools that will maximize the impact of their research and information display. Speakers will discuss how to interest faculty in working with librarians, how libraries can set up to assist faculty with data visualization projects, and how librarians can gain a further understanding of data visualization tools and techniques. #viztools

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will gain insight into working with faculty on data visualization projects

  2. Participants will learn about some of the current data visualization tools

  3. Participants will discover how to attract faculty to working with libraries on data visualization tools


 

Moderating
BT

Beth Thomsett-Scott

Engineering Librarian, University of North Texas Libraries

Speaking
SB

Stacy Bruss

Innovation and Engineering Research Librarian, National Institute of Standards and Technology
AM

Amanda Malanowski

Program Analyst, National Institute of Standards and Technology
MR

Martha Roseberry

Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
JR

Joe Ryan

Research Visualization Engineer, Center for Statistics and Visualization
MS

Margaret Smith

New York University Libraries


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 153AB

12:00pm EDT

Scientists' Data & Information Practices: Critical Roles for Information Professionals to Promote Data Management & Open Sharing
Two of the foremost data management experts will discuss current data management trends that focus upon open data, data sharing, data policies and associated issues of importance to scientists as well as information professionals. This session also showcases reputable, easy-to-adopt, free/low-cost tools and services that support data management and are available to anyone around the world.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn how scientists enable their data, including software, to be open using various data management services and tools

  2. Participants will learn how data policies can encourage or restrict the sharing of open data and open science practices

  3. Participants will learn about opportunities and roles for information professionals to support and promote open data practices


Session Presentation



Moderating
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Juliane Schneider

Lead Data Curator, Harvard Catalyst | Clinical and Translational Science Center
Generally harmless.

Speaking
PC

Patricia Cruse

DataCite / DataONE, Interim Director / Manager
CE

Christopher Erdmann

Head Librarian, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 205B

12:00pm EDT

Shared Knowledge in Firms that Care and Cure
At Boston 2015, the KM Division is committed to presenting sessions that use real-world examples of KM in action. This session will explore KM initiatives that are currently in place and the strategic expectations for KM in the future at Novartis Pharmaceuticals and the effect of early stage KM initiatives at a growing biopharmaceutical company, Celgene, will be discussed.

Program Takeaways

  • Learn how multinational pharmaceutical firms apply KM principles to drive better patient care.

 

Session Presentation



Moderating
WC

William Cook

Manager, Knowledge Management, ADP

Speaking
EA

Elizabeth Arnold

Manager, Knowledge Services, Celgene Corporation


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 203

12:00pm EDT

Working Together is Success - A Vendor Relationship Revolution
Buying the Pen: Establishing Value with Today's Supplier Relationships

When Leonardo DiCaprio taught his lesson on how to sell a pen in the Wolf of Wall Street, did he sell its color, design, weight, or even packaging? No, Leo made the product personal. He positioned it as a product of power, he made the buyer feel that each time they use the pen they had made the right decision over and over again. As buyers of legal research products, we have an important role in this dialogue. Rather than feeling that we have no choice but to buy a Bic pen for $100, our role is to both influence price and product. Their intersection is value.

Librarians and suppliers have historically had a symbiotic relationship. Today, we can often be made to feel simply like order processors, each year, accepting an annual price increase and then not seeing the supplier again until the next renewal. Many of the suppliers have all but given up on attempting to sell to the library, shifting that energy to partners, faculty, and users instead. So, how do we go from watching suppliers to having supplier partners? This program will address how libraries are working with suppliers, how to apply these lessons to our libraries, and steps we can take to build value and renew our relationships with suppliers. We will discuss what our bargaining power really is, how to collect and leverage data, and ways to establish a win-win in negotiations. We will review case studies and recent academic articles on consumer advocacy in libraries. possible effects on accreditation, and how we can just say no to non-disclosure clauses.

Program Takeaways


  • Participants will learn best practices for negotiating with suppliers for better contract terms.

  • Participants will learn how to direct stakeholder involvement and publicity.

  • Participants will learn about consortium creation and how to harness consortial power. 


Speaking
JM

Jamie Marie Keller-Aschenbach

Reference Law Librarian, Florida Coastal School of Law
KM

Kristopher Martin

Senior Director, Research + Information Solutions, HBR Consulting


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 204A

12:00pm EDT

Engineering Division Business Meeting and Luncheon
Members of the Engineering Division and other interested parties are invited to join chair Sara Davis and the division’s officers for a review of events over the past year and plans for the future. Award recipients and sponsors will also be honored.

Program Takeaways


  • Participants will meet other Division members and program sponsors.

  • Participants will hear about past activities and future events. 



Speaking
SD

Sara Davis

Librarian, Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 252A

12:00pm EDT

IEBD Business Meeting and Luncheon
Members of the Insurance and Employee Benefits Division are invited to join the division’s officers for lunch. This is a ticketed event  $5.00, to be held at Del Friscos's, 250 Northern Avenue, Boston.   Contact: SharonM.Smith@aig.com  (917)-319-1246.    Note: This will not be the Annual Business Meeting - Watch the listserv for registration info for our May 28th virtual business meeting.

Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Del Friscos's Steakhouse 250 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
  Meetings, Business, Meals

12:00pm EDT

Responding Quickly When Disasters Affect Your Library
Libraries may be centers of learning and sources of information, but they can also be scenes of danger and confusion. Join the SLA Emergency Preparedness & Recovery Advisory Council (EPRAC) for an unscripted series of “What now?” scenarios in which attendees will develop quick responses to earthquakes, shootings, floods, and other disasters.

Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 251
  Meetings, Business
  • Presented By SLA

12:00pm EDT

Rising Stars and SLA Fellows Roundtable
This popular session couples up-and-coming Rising Stars with 2015 SLA Fellows to explore the hottest industry topics and participate in a Q & A session with the audience. This session is designed to be interactive, so be sure to bring questions for this talented group of professionals!

Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 254A

12:00pm EDT

7 Things Librarians Forget When Choosing an ILS
EOS Seminar

Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 206A

12:00pm EDT

Enriching Research Management Systems with Point-of-Need Information Delivery: Case Studies with Laboratory Safety Information
Research management systems such as electronic lab notebooks are revolutionizing the workflows of research labs across the industrial, government and academic sectors. To support awareness of safety concerns for particular materials and procedures that researchers use in labs, there is a recognized need to integrate chemical data and safety information directly into the workflow. Facilitating access to available chemical hazard handling and management information as researchers are planning experiments is a goal of several management and information systems. Challenging this scenario are the wide range of potentially relevant information sources and diversity of lab processes. This session will feature up-to-date efforts to build connections and search opportunities across laboratory safety information. This is the third session of the one-day Bi-society Symposium on Laboratory Safety Information co-hosted by SLA-DCHE and ACS-CINF.

Program Takeaways


  1. Participants will learn about a breadth of supporting resources from chemical information and chemical safety specialists.

  2. Participants will hear about the opportunities for mapping the landscape of safety information, designing and integrating information systems, and supporting researchers using these systems.

  3. Participants will have a chance to query presenters about the relevancy of the services to their own organizational scenarios. 

Presentation - McEwen Hammond
Presentation - Stuart
Presentation - Whitford

Moderating
LM

Leah McEwen

Chemistry Librarian, Cornell University

Speaking
EB

Evan Bolton

Lead Scientist, National Library of Medicine (NLM)/PubChem
DH

Damien Hammond

Certified Industrial Hygienist, Dupont Protection Technologies
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Ralph Stuart

Chemical Hygiene Officer, Keene State College
JW

Jeffrey Whitford

Global Citizenship Manager, Sigma-Aldrich


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 204B

12:00pm EDT

B&F Annual Business Meeting and Lunch
Annual business meeting of the Business & Finance Division featuring Standard & Poor's Sam Stovall, Chief Equity Strategist at S & P Capital IQ as well as the author of The Seven Rules of Wall Street and the column Stovall's Sector Watch.

Moderating
AC

Ann Cullen

Business Librarian, Goizueta Business Library, Emory University Libraries

Speaking
SS

Sam Stovall

Chief Investment Strategist, S&P Capital IQ


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 151AB
  Meetings, Business, Meals

12:00pm EDT

DPER Annual Business and Membership Meeting
Our annual lunch meeting with members to discuss division business and plan for next year.This year we are delighted to have Dennie Heye join us to share "7 Habits of Highly Successful Information Professionals." Dennie is a DPER member, an SLA Europe member and a fellow of SLA.
Please meet at the restaurant.

Moderating
DB

David Brackus

DPER Chair, Jefferies LLC

Speaking
DH

Dennie Heye

Info Pro At Large, Heye Inc.


Monday June 15, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Salvatore’s Restaurant 225 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
  Meetings, Business

1:00pm EDT

Finding Meaning in the Mass—Using Analytics and Visualization to Find Actionable Insights
To remain competitive in today’s global and information-intensive environment, it is critical to follow the endless stream of data generated by disparate channels—printed news, online news, social media, broadcast and more. Without analysis, however, this information remains a collection of puzzle pieces – not the complete picture you need to make informed business decisions. Analytics and data visualization can enhance your ability to organize data from a multitude of sources into meaningful insights.

Monday June 15, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
INFO-EXPO Exhibitor Theater

2:00pm EDT

Monday INFO-EXPO Non-Conflict
Monday INFO-EXPO Non-Conflict

Monday June 15, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
INFO-EXPO
  INFO-EXPO
  • Presented By SLA

2:30pm EDT

What Can EOS.Web Do for Your Library?
Join us for a 30-minute demo of EOS.Web, the most robust ILS developed for special libraries. Learn how this cloud-based tool can simplify your workflow and reduce your IT burden—all for a great price.

Monday June 15, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
INFO-EXPO Exhibitor Theater

3:15pm EDT

Bloomberg Law’s Analytics - Line Graphs, and Pie Charts, and Bars, Oh My! (Monday)
Join Bloomberg Law® for a sneak peek at some of our newest offerings that combine Bloomberg’s industry-leading data with meaningful visualizations. Drawing on Bloomberg Law’s actionable analytics, attorneys can provide unparalleled advice and increase revenue and profitability.

Monday June 15, 2015 3:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
INFO-EXPO Exhibitor Theater

4:00pm EDT

Academic Division Roundtable, New Member Welcome & Awards Reception
Meet your Academic Division colleagues and discuss some of the most important and relevant issues facing academic librarians. Whether you are seeking to develop new contacts or to connect with existing ones, bring your questions and thoughts as you build your network of mentors, experts, and colleagues. We’ll also celebrate our 2014 award recipients at this year’s Roundtable!

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will discuss top trends and issues affecting academic librarians 

  2. Participants will connect and network with other Academic Division colleagues


Moderating
JK

Jacqueline Keleher

Electronic Resources/Government Documents Librarian, Southern University at New Orleans - Library

Monday June 15, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 252B

4:00pm EDT

Determining Fees and ROI for Association Information Services
Association information centers often struggle with determining appropriate charges for research and competitive intelligence services, technical writing, training, document delivery, and other services. A careful balance must be struck to keep the services competitive and affordable to customers, while not costing the info center more than bargained for in terms of staff time, resources...and frustration.

This roundtable discussion will provide a presentation on the various ways that information centers can determine fee structures for services. Determining payoff and return on those service offerings will also be discussed before the session is opened to attendees for discussion and idea-sharing on the topic.

Program Takeaways


  • Participants will be introduced to possible ways of establishing fee structures for services.

  • Participants will learn methods of determining ROI of their services. 

  • Participants will have an opportunity to share their own best practices with colleagues, so that attendees leave the session with solutions that are relevant to member-based organizations. 


Monday June 15, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 204A

4:00pm EDT

Digital Libraries and Metadata: the Next Frontier
Digital libraries have moved from novelty to an integral way content is accessed in many libraries, information centers, and museums. How are digital libraries different from the OPACs we've used for fifty years? How is creating the descriptive and metadata access data different from traditional cataloging? What decisions are typically encountered when creating digital library metadata? Do the taxonomies now commonplace in the IT and e-commerce world have a role to play in digital libraries? Both seasoned taxonomists and info practitioners will benefit from this forward-looking session.

Program Takeaways

  • Best practices for creating metadata for digital libraries

  • How to use taxonomies in a digital library


Session Presentation



Speaking
KM

Kathleen McElhinney

Metadata/Cataloging LIbrarian, University of South Dakota Librarie
EY

Elizabeth Yakel

Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, University of Michigan


Monday June 15, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 205A

4:00pm EDT

Get Out of Your Chair and Revolutionize Your Training Program!
Is your outreach resonating with key users? Do you have products/databases that are under used and under-appreciated? Do you need a fresh, new strategy to drive utilization of your services and resources? Stop waiting for your users/clients to come to you! Well then it is time to get out of your office and pay a visit! Revolutionize your approach to training!
This session will highlight practical tips for getting information professionals out of their chairs and face to face with their users. We will touch on topics such as identifying your users, reassessing and revamping your training methods for greater engagement and relevance, and tips for dynamic one-to-one training. Some tips that will be highlighted include, providing strategies for making initial contact and following up, creating successful desk drop marketing, and using time effectively to achieve the best outcome and make your program a success. Attendees will learn easy tips and tricks, so that they will gain the confidence they need to run quick and useful training programming for anyone in their organization. If you are not constantly and consistently reinforcing the use and value of your services, you are doing a disservice to your users and yourself. We can help!

Program Takeaways

  • Participants will learn how to provide high quality information, engagingly presented, that will stimulate a higher level of professional practice.

  • Participants will learn how to be a stimulus for learning and change. 

  • Participants will learn presentation styles that match how adults like to learn.


Session Presentation



Speaking
SB

Stephanie Ball

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
CD

Christine DeLuca

Bennett Jones SLP
JD

John DiGilio

Reed Smith, LLP


Monday June 15, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 204B

4:00pm EDT

MASTER CLASS: Global Talent Management: A Key to Producing Superior Results
The dictionary defines a leader as someone who guides or directs a group. There are many attributes that make a good leader, principal among them is talent management. A leader's commitment to recruit, train and retain superior talent is critical to success.

This session will explore some of the key factors involved in successful talent management:

(1) An inventory of talent and competencies;
(2) Goal setting;
(3) Development plans; and
(4) Measurement systems to track progress of individuals.

This session is designed for mid-level managers. #globaltalent

Speaking
MB

Michel Bernaiche

Director, Program Development, Aurora WDC
SL

Scott Leeb

Engagement Director, Iknow LLC


Monday June 15, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Ballroom East

4:00pm EDT

Midyear Leadership Tune-Up
This program is designed especially for our unit leaders by our unit leaders. Chapter, division and caucus leaders and any SLA members who might consider a leadership opportunity should plan to attend. Brief presentations will showcase the newest leadership tools. Then share ideas with other leaders in speed dating sessions that will match you up with leaders of units with similar characteristics. This peer-to-peer problem-solving will prepare you for the remainder of the year and get a jump start on the year ahead.

Monday June 15, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Westin, Harbor Ballroom I & II

4:00pm EDT

Trends in the Information and Data Quality Landscape: The Content Vendor Perspective
Is it difficult to balance the needs of your stakeholders, the budget-reducing demands of your management, and the product changes from your vendors?  A panel of vendors will share information about key trends and issues they are facing in today's information world and how those trends may impact our work environment. Topics, based on B&F member feedback, will include: issues and pressures vendors and info pros have in common; transformative developments that could impact how information buyers do their jobs; how vendors are addressing changes in the products and services they offer; developing better vendor-buyer partnerships; and what to do when technological changes in products impact the data info pros need for their clients and how workable compromises can be attained.

The vendor panel will comprise representatives from LexisNexis, S&P Capital IQ and Thomson Reuters.

Program Takeaways


  • Attendees can expect to come away from this session with useful, practical information and new insights that will help them when negotiating and working with vendor partners. 


Moderating
BH

Barbara Hirsh

Director, NERA Economic Consulting

Monday June 15, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 206A

4:00pm EDT

SLA Hot Topic: Crime, Corruption and Cannabis: Good News for Info Pros
Increasingly, companies need to understand, monitor and control the many risks that can tarnish brands, distract management, disrupt supply chain and threaten organizations with significant legal costs.  Stiffer enforcement and new regulations present a great opportunity for info pro's who can help make sure that their companies are not doing business with risky individuals and organizations.

In this panel discussion, we will explain why any company doing business globally needs to establish a process for evaluating customers, partners, and suppliers. We'll also describe the data solutions designed to help companies mitigate risk and uncover adverse media on individuals and organizations and how information professionals can play a role in this highly visible and indispensable function.

Speaking
AL

Ann Lee

Manager, Account Development, Dow Jones
IV

Ingrid Verschuren

Head of Data Strategy Content-Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones
LW

Liz Walsh

VP, State Street Bank
BW

Betsy Ware

Information Officer, Word Bank Group


Monday June 15, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 253C
  Hot Topic

4:00pm EDT

Competencies Task Force Update and Discussion
Join us for an opportunity to discuss competency requirements for information professionals and provide feedback to the Competencies Task Force.

Moderating
DS

David Shumaker

Clinical Associate Professor, Catholic University of America

Monday June 15, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 153C
  Meetings
  • Presented By SLA

4:00pm EDT

GLBTC Annual Business Meeting and Program
Following its brief annual business meeting, the Caucus will hear from a local speaker/author regarding the history of Provincetown, MA. A Cape Cod fishing village/artist colony/LGBT resort destination. To wrap up the session, attendees will celebrate the 20-Year anniversary of the formation of the Caucus, which began at the Montreal, Quebec, Canada conference in 1995.

Speaking
KK

Karen Krahulik

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, New York University


Monday June 15, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 254B

4:00pm EDT

Information Outlook Advisory Council Meeting
Information Outlook Advisory Council Meeting

Monday June 15, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Westin, Executive Boardroom
  Meetings, Business
  • Presented By SLA

4:00pm EDT

Learning and Libations: The Annual DBIO Medical Section Reception and Business Meeting
The Medical Section will host DBIO members and guests at their annual business meeting and reception.  Join us for a lively and informal conversation during UNCONFERENCE, a participant-driven conference where the attendees drive the agenda and freely form new discussions and sub-groups as ideas emerge on topics of interest to medical librarians. This will provide a great opportunity to network with your colleagues, foster relationships, meet members, and gain new knowledge while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and refreshments (one complimentary beverage ticket provided). All are invited for drinks and conversation.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will be able to explore and participate in attendee-led discussions on topics of interest to medical librarians

  2. Participants will have the opportunity to network and build connections, share ideas and knowledge, and foster relationships. 


Moderating
Monday June 15, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Westin, Burroughs

5:00pm EDT

All Sciences Poster Session
Join your colleagues in the sciences for an entertaining evening of viewing the latest in science librarianship research while munching on great tasting goodies. Renew acquaintances, meet new friends, chat with others interested in the same research area, and see what is new and hot in science librarianship.

Program Takeaways


  • Participants will view posters and interact with presenters on a variety of current science topics across multiple disciplines

  • Participants will meet others in their field 


Moderating
BT

Beth Thomsett-Scott

Engineering Librarian, University of North Texas Libraries

Monday June 15, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Westin, Commonwealth Ballroom ABC

5:30pm EDT

SLA Chapter Cabinet Meeting
This is the official business meeting of SLA chapters. Chapter presidents and presidents-elect convene to request and receive reports, advise the board on matters of chapter interest, and initiate proposals for board consideration. The meeting is open to all SLA members.

Monday June 15, 2015 5:30pm - 6:15pm EDT
Westin, Harbor Ballroom I & II
  Meetings, Business
  • Presented By SLA

5:30pm EDT

SLA Division Cabinet Meeting
This is the official business meeting of SLA divisions. Division chairs and chairs-elect convene to request and receive reports, advise the board on matters of division interest, and initiate proposals for board consideration. The meeting is open to all SLA members.

Monday June 15, 2015 5:30pm - 6:15pm EDT
Westin, Harbor Ballroom III
  Meetings, Business
  • Presented By SLA

6:00pm EDT

SLA First Five Years Conference Happy Hour
Join your SLA First Five Years Advisory Council for a cash bar happy hour at M.J. O'Connors on Monday, June 15, from 6:00 till 7:30 p.m. A great event for students and professionals new to the field, our happy hour is the perfect chance to connect with early career info pros from around the world.

M.J. O'Connor's is located at 425 Summer St, right around the corner from Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Alternately, find one of our council members at the registration desk at 6:00 to walk over as part of our group.

Monday June 15, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
M.J. O'Connor's 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210

6:15pm EDT

SLA Joint Cabinet Meeting
This is the official joint business meeting of SLA chapters and divisions. Chapter presidents and presidents-elect and division chairs and chairs-elect convene to request and receive reports, advise the board on matters of chapter and division interest, and initiate proposals for board consideration. The meeting is open to all SLA members.

Monday June 15, 2015 6:15pm - 7:00pm EDT
Westin, Harbor Ballroom I & II
  Meetings, Business
  • Presented By SLA

7:00pm EDT

East Coast Chapter Reception
Join DC/SLA in celebrating its 75th Jubilee during the East Coast Chapter Reception!

The Washington D.C., New England, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland Chapters welcome all conference attendees to a celebration you won’t want to miss. Join us for an evening of networking, music, refreshments, and fun! Come and see how you can Be Revolutionary with the East Coast Chapters! Special thanks to our sponsors ProQuest, Leadership Directories, and Bloomberg BNA for their generous support!

Monday June 15, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Westin, Grand Ballroom C-E

7:00pm EDT

CID Open House/Reception
Join the Competitive Intelligence Division for a fabulous evening of apps, cocktails, and networking at the Chart House!

The pride of Long Wharf, Chart House Boston is renowned for its location and its menu. As Long Wharf's oldest surviving structure, formerly the John Hancock Counting House, the restaurant is a fusion of history and modern style.

Program Takeaways


  • A fabulous evening of fun and networking. 


Monday June 15, 2015 7:00pm - Tuesday June 16, 2015 12:00am EDT
Chart House Boston 60 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

8:00pm EDT

International Reception
Conference attendees are invited to this reception to celebrate the international activities and colleagues of our association. The Division of Social Sciences will present the Gale Cengage Murray Wortzel Award. The European Chapter will present their chapter awards.

Speaking
GO

Greta Ober-Beauchesne

Librarian, Joint World Bank - IMF Library


Monday June 15, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Westin, Harbor Ballroom III

8:00pm EDT

PAM Open House
Come join the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division for a meet-and-greet with colleagues! Enjoy delicious refreshments as you rekindle old friendships and meet new friends and colleagues.

Monday June 15, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Westin, Burroughs

8:30pm EDT

Taxonomy Division Open House
Join us for the opportunity to network with people who are involved with or interested in creating, managing or using taxonomies and other forms of controlled vocabularies.

Monday June 15, 2015 8:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Westin, Lewis

9:00pm EDT

IT Dance Party
The renowned IT dance party continues! Join us for a revolutionary good time.

Moderating
DS

Dorothea Salo

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Monday June 15, 2015 9:00pm - Tuesday June 16, 2015 12:00am EDT
Westin, Grand Ballroom AB
 
Tuesday, June 16
 

7:00am EDT

Registration Hours - Tuesday
Registration Hours - Tuesday

Tuesday June 16, 2015 7:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Convention Center, North Lobby
  General
  • Presented By SLA

7:00am EDT

Luggage Storage Hours - Tuesday
$3 per item to check luggage in the registration area

Tuesday June 16, 2015 7:00am - 6:30pm EDT
Convention Center, North Lobby
  General
  • Presented By SLA

7:30am EDT

PAM Vendor Update and Networking Breakfast
The PAM Vendor Update and Networking Breakfast is a prime venue to meet and learn about what is new and notable from vendors in physics, mathematics, and astronomy. Attendees gain knowledge and build rapport with vendors, and both parties will have several shared takeaways for their respective interests. Vendor representatives will present on a variety of topics chosen immediately prior to the conference to ensure the highest possible currency and relevancy to attendees.

Program Takeaways


  • Attendees will learn new and exciting library and information trends from vendors in physics, mathematics, and astronomy

  • Attendees will network with both fellow library colleagues and representatives from physics, mathematics, and astronomy vendors. 



Moderating
MK

Mangala Krishnamurthy

Reference Librarian/Associate Professor, University of Alabama Libraries
ML

Margaret Lam

George Mason University Libraries

Tuesday June 16, 2015 7:30am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 151AB

7:30am EDT

Revolutionize Library Management: Best Practices
The most vital requirement for special librarians is to support their organizations overall mission and goals. Speaking from their own personal experiences, these information professionals will cover best practices for measuring and documenting the tangible value of the information services they provide for their respective corporate, medical, scientific and/or technical institutions. This panel discussion will include the following subjects: best practices in libraries; ISO Standard for assessing the impact of libraries; research data analysis; outsourcing; field testing; systems thinking; information technology; partnerships and teaming. Audience participation is welcomed and encouraged.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn the components, benefits and results of field testing, i.e. research data analysis, as it relates to partnerships/teaming with stakeholders in business development

  2. Participants will be introduced to some best practices for measuring and documenting the tangible value that the library provides, which will include frameworks from a current ISO standard covering statistics, performance measures and impact of libraries

  3. Participants will become familiar with specific best practice methodologies, i.e. systems thinking; outsourcing; and from a medical librarian’s perspective, an example of “best practices in the use of Information Technology”


Session Presentation


Moderating
SR

Sheila Rosenthal

Manager of Library Services, Carnegie Mellon University

Speaking
BE

Betty Edwards

Draper Laboratory
JF

Joyce Fedeczko

Libraries Associates Companies (LAC)
NM

Nalini Mahajan

Library Director, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
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Deborah Schwarz

President, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LAC Group
Deborah Schwarz is CEO of LAC Group and President of Library Associates, the professional services division specializing in outsourcing and consulting for library and information management projects. Ms. Schwarz founded Library Associates Companies (LAC) in 1986 as a boutique agency... Read More →
ST

Sara Tompson

Library, Archives & Records Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
VV

Vicki Valleroy

Manager, Boeing Company


Tuesday June 16, 2015 7:30am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 253AB

7:30am EDT

Standards Development and Update
Ask questions and provide feedback while Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) are all in the same room! Meet representatives from many SDOs; learn about their latest and greatest innovations. New for 2015, learning how standards are developed. Come early, grab a seat…this session fills up fast!

Program Takeaways


  • Participants will learn about the latest developments from SDOs.

  • Participants will about standards development. 



Speaking

Tuesday June 16, 2015 7:30am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 205B

7:30am EDT

PHTD Tuesday Networking Breakfast
Take some time to network with Division members that we only get to see once a year. Join us for breakfast to reconnect with old colleagues and meet some new Division members.

Program Takeaways


  • Participants will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with peers, colleagues, and vendors


 

Tuesday June 16, 2015 7:30am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 254A

8:00am EDT

Committee on Association Governance Meeting
Committee on Association Governance Meeting

Tuesday June 16, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Westin, Quincy
  • Presented By SLA

8:00am EDT

Careers in Prospect Research: The Basics
Considering a career change? Considering expanding your repertoire of skills to include prospect research? Curious about what exactly prospect research is and whether or not it would be a good fit for you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the session for you! This two part session will feature two professional prospect researchers.

• Maureen Festa, senior research analyst, Office of Development Services at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will address the skills and proficiencies librarians bring to the role, and highlight why prospect research is a vibrant and viable career choice for information professionals. She will also discuss other academic and professional backgrounds that are found among prospect researchers, and how one can move from traditional or non-traditional library work into this type of development work.

• Margaret King, founder and president of InfoRich Group, Inc., will provide a practical run-down on how prospect research is actually conducted, including an overview of fundamental techniques. This will include real world examples of prospect research in action and the role information professionals play in the process.

You'll leave this session with a fundamental understanding of prospect research and tips on how to incorporate it into your career path.

Program Takeaways


  • An understanding of prospect research as a viable career option for librarians and info pros, as well as the skills and proficiencies required to move into this type of work

  • A practical overview of how prospect research is actually conducted, including an overview of fundamental techniques.


Session Presentation



Moderating
Speaking
MF

Maureen Festa

Senior Research Analyst, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT
MK

Margaret King

President, InfoRich Group Inc.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 253C

8:00am EDT

Deconstructing Storage: Creating Safe Spaces for your Physical Collections
For anyone looking to build a new or upgrade an existing physical storage space, the options can seem overwhelming and sometimes unattainable with current budget constraints. While more and more collections are being digitized, many collecting institutions continue to struggle with the care and preservation of the physical items in their care. This session will focus on three important areas of physical storage: building design and materials, pest and insect management, and digitization as a tool for preservation.

Program Takeaways



  • Practical suggestions to improve physical storage for important objects that can be accomplished with any budget.

  • Overview of resources directly connected to creating safe physical storage spaces. 


Moderating
JB

Joy Banks

Library and Archives Consultant, Self-employed

Speaking
WA

Wagdy Anis

Principal, Anis Building Enclosure Consulting
JB

Janette Blackburn

Principal, Shepley Bulfinch
TS

Tony Stankus

Bio Sciences Librarian & Distinguished Professor, University of Arkansas Libraries
TS

Taylor Surface

Senior Product Manager, OCLC


Tuesday June 16, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 206B

8:00am EDT

Effective Management Of Your External Content Suppliers Raises Value for the Enterprise…And You!: LMD Content Buying Section Breakfast
Join LMD's Content Buying Section to examine how building advanced capabilities in procurement will improve the life cycle of your external content acquisition and management. Gain insight into how to develop skills that will help you get the most for your organization's precious budget dollars and showcase the value that you bring to the organization.  Building on the success of the LMD webinar series "Content Management on Steroids," this session will be moderated by Craig Wingrove, co-chair of LMD's Content Buying Section, and include a panel of industry experts.  A continental breakfast buffet will be provided.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will hear from experts in this field sharing their strategic insight.

  2. Participants will have an opportunity to network with colleagues engaged in content buying and selling activity.

  3. Participants will gain practical insights in dealing with the challenges of information procurement and finding opportunities to raise their value proposition.


Moderating
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Craig Wingrove

Manager, Global Information Procurement & Access, The Boston Consulting Group

Speaking
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Catherine Portal

Director, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
MR

Martha Rabin

Senior Business Leader, Visa Knowledge Services


Tuesday June 16, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 257B

8:00am EDT

MASTER CLASS: The Power of Framing: Creating the Language of Leadership
One of the most common communication errors made in today’s workplace is confusing talking with real communication.  One way to avoid this is to better understand the skill of framing through which we define the meaning of “the situation here and now.” Are we in a “crisis”? Is this situation merely “a cause for concern” or should we be on “red-alert”?  Am I appreciating all the stakeholders impacted?  When we connect with others through our framing, we shape reality and if we “manage meaning” when others can’t, we emerge as leaders.  Presented by Gail Fairhurst, a professor at the University of Cincinnati who has conducted research, written books and consulted with many organizations and Fortune 500 companies on this topic.  Attendees will leave this session with guidelines they can act on to assess their communications style and communicate more credibly in today’s business environment. #leadlanguage

Program Takeaways


  • Attendees will leave this session with guidelines they can act on to assess their communications style and communicate more credibly in today’s business environment. 


Speaking
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Gail Fairhurst

Professor of Communication, University of Cincinnati


Tuesday June 16, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Ballroom East

8:00am EDT

Retirement: Collecting Data on It, Working Towards It - Surviving It
No matter what your perspective, retirement is a daunting subject. Our panel of speakers will address thinking about retirement if you are under 50; coping with the financial side of retirement if you are already there; and finding data on aging populations for your users.

Program Takeaway


  • Participants will learn the importance of retirement savings to generate reliable retirement income.


 

Moderating
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Ismael Rivera-Sierra

Director, Davis Library, St. John's University-Manhattan
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Sharon Smith

VP, Global Information Research, AIG American International Group

Speaking
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Laura Adamski

Financial Consultant | Field Consulting Group, TIAA-CREF | Financial Services
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Christina Matz-Costa

Asst. Prof. Graduate School of Social Work, Boston College
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Thomas Mitri

Regional Planning Consultant, Fidelity Investments


Tuesday June 16, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 207

8:00am EDT

Public Relations Advisory Council Meeting and Open Discussion
What can SLA do to better tell its story to employers, non-member information professionals, library students, and other stakeholders? Join the SLA Public Relations Advisory Council for a meeting and open discussion on these and related topics. PR chairs of SLA units and those interested in public relations are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday June 16, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 153C
  Meetings, Business
  • Presented By SLA

8:00am EDT

Putting Research Knowledge at the Heart of Development
"Putting research knowledge at the heart of development" is the vision of INASP, an international development charity that works to improve access, production, and use of research information and knowledge so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges. Our speaker, Shirley Decker-Lucke (Publishing Director, Science and Technology Books, Elsevier), will discuss publisher-library joint efforts to increase academic and digital publishing in developing nations. Members are encouraged to share their own experiences in this arena.

Program Takaways

  1. Learn how scholarly publications can boost a university's profile s well as economic development of a nation


  2. Explore proven library interventions that help early career professionals navigate the publishing process


Speaking
SD

Shirley Decker-Lucke

Publishing Director, Science and Technology Books, Elsevier


Tuesday June 16, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 255

8:00am EDT

Military Libraries Division Networking Breakfast (Tuesday)
The Military Libraries Division invites everyone to join us for our annual breakfast buffet paired with good conversation and excellent company. Meet members from across DMIL and the whole of SLA, build your network with new professional contacts, and hear the latest news - all while enjoying a robust, tasty breakfast!

Tuesday June 16, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Convention Center, Room 254B

9:00am EDT

INFO-EXPO Tuesday Hours
INFO-EXPO Tuesday Hours

Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:00am - 2:00pm EDT
INFO-EXPO
  INFO-EXPO
  • Presented By SLA

9:45am EDT

Advocacy Task Force: Knowledge Café
Join Advocacy Task Force members for a knowledge café-style exchange of strategies for showing contributions to organizational success, with a particular focus on practical tools.  Bring your ideas, and share your experience with fellow attendees.

Speaking
CV

Chris Vestal

LexisNexis


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Convention Center, Room 152
  • Presented By SLA

9:45am EDT

Embedded Librarians Caucus Meeting
Organizing meeting for the new Embedded Librarians Caucus (approved by the SLA Board May 2015). All members and prospective members are invited to attend!

Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Convention Center, Room 153C

9:45am EDT

Around the World of Legal Information Institutes (LIIs)
Ever need quick and easy free access to basic legal information from around the globe? Legal Information Institutes (LIIs) exist for most major countries or regions and can be a great starting point. Two experienced law librarians tackle the laws of the world across four continents! Together, Sam and Kreig will provide an overview of the legal structures of a number of selected jurisdictions, and highlight the materials that can be accessed for free through various LIIs.

Program Takeaways

  • Participants will increase their knowledge of new jurisdictions

  • Participants will learn about useful, subscription-free resources


Session Presentation


Speaking
KK

Kreig Kitts

Research Librarian, Crowell & Moring LLP
SH

Samuel Howard Wiggins

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Convention Center, Room 203

9:45am EDT

Autocategorization and Human Tagging: How Do They Work Together?
We all know that computers do only what we, in some explicit way, tell them to do. When it comes to autocategorization, if our instructions are good enough, then the computer’s speed, consistency, and inexorable logic can produce excellent results. We’re very accustomed to giving our automated programs feedback to correct their errors. But what we’ve learned in the course of Bloomberg BNA’s autocategorization efforts, somewhat unexpectedly, is that the automated programs are very good at providing feedback to help improve human processes, as long as we’ve tuned our ear to what the programs are telling us. Our experience suggests that rule-based autocategorization at its best can be a two-way street between human judgment and computerized application of rules, with each process informing and improving the other. Kind of like the reference desk? Come to ths session to learn exactly what we've found out.

Program Takeaways


  • Practical techniques for automated classification

  • How to improve the human classification process 


Moderating
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Wendi Pohs

CTO, InfoClear Consulting LLC

Speaking
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Charles Knapp

Director, Taxonomy & Indexing, Bloomberg BNA
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Larry Lempert

Director, Product Research and Planning, Bloomberg BNA


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Convention Center, Room 205A

9:45am EDT

Copyright in the Digital Age: Challenges and Opportunities for Information Professionals
Technological innovations in the 21st century have resulted in a digital revolution in the publishing and information industries. In response to these digital challenges, the U.S. Copyright Office has considered significant policy and regulatory changes in recent years, which may affect many players in the information and knowledge service industries, from publishers, content providers, and copyright owners to information consumers, such as the libraries and information professionals.

In this session, you will hear a lively discussion and stimulating dialog presented by a panel of copyright attorneys, law school and information science professors and industry leaders on the latest proposals on U.S. copyright law and the current and future impacts on all parties in the information supply chain, particularly library and information science professionals. #digitalcopyright

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn about the impact of the digital revolution on information industries, and how copyright law has responded to these challenges.

  2. Participants will hear about the latest directions in copyright law, and particularly how these changes affect information professionals. 


Speaking
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Karyn Temple Claggett

Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy & International Affairs, U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress
LG

Laura Gasaway

Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, University of North Carolina School of Law
PH

Peter Hirtle

Senior Policy Advisor, Cornell University Library


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Convention Center, Room 204B

9:45am EDT

Encouraging Openness at Your Institution: Trends in Open Education and Open Access
Openness is a major trend that is reshaping scholarship, research, teaching and learning throughout the world. This session focuses in on innovative open educational resources (OER) initiatives being led by libraries that promote open access, and emerging opportunities for information professionals to play a critical role in supporting the adoption of open access through open education resources.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn how libraries are serving in emerging leadership roles that encourage the adoption of OER and build upon OA initiatives

  2. Participants will be able to define and recognize OERs

  3. Participants will learn about strategies to proactively promote OERs to faculty, students and other campus stakeholder groups


Session Presentation



Moderating
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Pamela Enrici

University of Minnesota, Duluth - Library

Speaking
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Marilyn Billings

Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives Librarian, University of Massachusetts


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Convention Center, Room 205C

9:45am EDT

Habits not Hype: Startup Thinking 101
With all of the pitches, promises and promotion, it’s hard not to be a little sceptical of startup culture. But if we look past the hype, what can we learn from startup thinking? This session will introduce fundamental concepts and unpack the core approaches, key concepts, and essential tools used by serial entrepreneurs. Start thinking and acting more like an entrepreneur – wherever you happen to be.   

M J D'Elia, Head of the Learning and Curriculum Support Team at the University of Guelph Library, will give a lively presentation on the mindset of start-ups and how to bring a more entrepreneurial mode of thinking to your work as an information professional.  Karen Kreizman Reczek, Chair of the Leadership & Management Division will moderate this session.

Program Takeaways


  1. Participants will explore the merits of using prototypes and simple dashboards to test ideas and validate assumptions.

  2. Participants will learn how an iterative build-measure-learn cycle can accelerate development.

  3. Participants will consider the importance of engaging stakeholders early in the design process.


Session Presentation



Moderating
avatar for Karen Reczek

Karen Reczek

Program Manager, Standards Information Services, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Speaking
MD

Matthew-Jim D'Elia

Head, Learning and Curriculum Support, University of Guelph


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Convention Center, Room 253AB

9:45am EDT

Hot Topics in Architecture & Building Design: ABCD Section Round Table
Network with other architecture and building design information professionals to discuss current topics in the field. Led by ABCD Section Chair Kati Arzeta.

Program Takeaways

  • Participants will network with other architecture and building design information professionals.


Session Presentation




Speaking
KA

Katharine Arzeta

Librarian, CH2M HILL


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Westin, Webster

9:45am EDT

MASTER CLASS: Demystifying the Information Audit: From Knowledge Management (KM) to Enterprise Information Management (EIM)
From knowledge management (KM) to enterprise information management (EIM), the information audit is a tool to be used to address operational and strategic challenges regarding information and knowledge within an organization. An information audit reveals the current information and/or knowledge environment by: Identifying information/knowledge generation, access, transfer, utilization and storage; Discovering personal information management practices that impede effective KM/EIM; Establishing information / knowledge priorities within contexts such as risk management and legal compliance; and Assessing information / knowledge transfer processes.

This session will include a description of the information process and its relationship to the knowledge audit and to enterprise information management. It will include discussion of requisite skills, potential outcomes and a variety of case studies.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will gain an awareness of the current evolution of the information audit;

  2. Participants will recognize information audit as an enterprise information management (EIM) tool; 

  3. Participants will understand the alignment between the evolution of the information audit process and the information management profession.


Session Presentation


Moderating
SR

Sheila Rosenthal

Manager of Library Services, Carnegie Mellon University

Speaking
SH

Susan Henczel

Director, INFASE Training (Australia) Pty Ltd
GR

Graham Robertson

Principal Associate, Bracken Associates


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Convention Center, Ballroom East

9:45am EDT

To Collect and Preserve: the State of State-Level CBA Collections in the U.S.
Through collaboration with the New York State Public Employment Relations Board, Cornell University's Martin P. Catherwood Library has established a collection of public sector collective bargaining agreements (CBAs), including 7,000 held in their open access digital repository, DigitalCommons@ILR. ILR Research Librarian Aliqae Geraci and Digital Projects Coordinator Jim DelRosso will present their preliminary research findings of a 50-state survey identifying and evaluating similar state-level collections of public sector CBAs, and discuss standards and best practices for libraries seeking to develop publicly accessible collections in partnership with government agencies.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will be briefed on key issues surrounding public sector labor relations in the United States in order to interpret the findings of the state-level survey of collective bargaining agreement collections and assess their comprehensiveness and accessibility.

  2. Participants will map existing state-level print and digital CBA collections in order to strategically identify potential partnerships and collaborative opportunities between libraries, labor unions, and government bodies.

 

Session Presentation



Speaking
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James DelRosso

Digital Projects Coordinator, Cornell University Libraries
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Aliqae Geraci

ILR Research Librarian, Cornell University


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Convention Center, Room 206A

9:45am EDT

Archives and Preservation Caucus Annual Meeting
Annual business meeting of the caucus, with a program. Phiadelphia boasts hundreds of small archival respositories with important collections but insufficient resources to retain a professional archivist. The Historical Society of Philadelphia's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archives Repositories (HCI-PSAR) makes these collections better-known and more accessible.

Program Takeaways


  • Participants will learn cooperative efforts to make collections more accessible

  • Participants will discover sources of professional assistence aimed at small collections 


Speaking
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Celia Caust-Ellenbogen

Senior Project Surveyor, Historical Society of Pennsylvania
JM

Jack McCarthy

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
JS

John Shea

Retired, None


Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Convention Center, Room 204A

9:45am EDT

Encore Caucus Business Meeting
This is the annual Encore Caucus business meeting. We will review the program meeting and make plans for 2016.




Tuesday June 16, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Westin, Otis

10:15am EDT

Transforming Libraries: The First Knowledge-Sharing Tool Designed for Special Libraries
Guy St. Clair will share his thoughts about the need for a unique, specially designed knowledge-sharing tool supporting excellence in knowledge services delivery. The development of this tool now completes the search for Knowledge Development, Knowledge Sharing, and Knowledge Utilization (KD/KS/KU) technology, greatly enhancing the role of the specialist librarian/research manager as the company's knowledge thought leader. For the program, Guy asks participants to think about:
  1. Do you agree that the specialized library/research management staff are the company's “hidden jewels”—the company's true knowledge experts, its knowledge thought leaders?

  2. If you—as the specialist librarian—had access to the expertise of the company's best thinkers, what would you do to approach them?

  3. With that access, how would you capitalize on their expertise and the value of their knowledge in support of knowledge services? How would you use that expertise and knowledge?

Program Takeaways:

  • Learn about the first knowledge-sharing skills-and-expertise database designed exclusively for specialist librarians
  • Identify how your knowledge-sharing database enables you to implement Value Network Analysis (VNA), the best tool yet for connecting the specialized library with library clients
  • Understand why your experience and expertise with the company's communication and knowledge-sharing habits position you for this critical boundary-less and cross-functional job
Please RSVP to reserve your seat by registering on the Soutron Global website or call 760-870-4243. 

All seminar attendees are eligible to receive a copy of Soutron Global's publication: From Collections to Connections: Managing the Transformation of Libraries into the Digital Resource Centers of the Future, by Guy St. Clair.

Speaking
GS

Guy St Clair

SMR International


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Convention Center, Room 206B

10:45am EDT

SLA HOT TOPIC Making Technology Work for You: How to Become an Awesome, Useful Library in 2015 and Beyond
Libraries worldwide are working hard to remain relevant in a digital age. How can you evolve and find new ways to serve and engage your community? What can you do to differentiate your service offering from the content that’s already available for free on the Internet?

In this presentation, we’ll provide insight from the tech and publishing industries on what the changing nature of content distribution means for you. We’ll help you understand the trends and technologies that impact the way your clients access information, and we’ll show you things you can do today to start engaging your community in a whole new way.

About PressReader
PressReader is a global leader in both the technology and publishing industries. We partner with over 4,000 publishers and thousands of businesses worldwide to change the way newspapers and magazines are distributed. We work closely with all of these organizations to help them envision and implement a new way of sharing content – one that adds more value for readers and publishers alike, and that’s eco-friendly, too.

Speaking
GS

Guido Smallegange

Market Development Manager, PressReader


Tuesday June 16, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Convention Center, Room 253C
  Hot Topic

11:00am EDT

Be Bold, Be Brief and Be Gone: Secrets on How to Successfully Navigate the C-Suite
Information professionals do great work.  However, when it comes to  gaining traction, visibility and influence with senior executives, we can fall woefully short.  We do not fully  capitalize on opportunities to sell to senior management our value, and convince them of our strategies.  While there are a myriad of reasons for these difficulties, through proper preparation, planning and patience we can successfully navigate the rocky shoals of the corner office.  This session examines why we fail and what we can do to establish credibility and sway within the C-suite. It  is designed for information professionals of all levels who interact with senior executives.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn how to identify common communication pitfalls.

  2. Participants will develop strategies to better persuade the  C-suite to listen and agree to your proposals.

  3. Participants will learn new processes and frameworks to influence senior executives.


Session Presentation



Moderating
PL

Penny Leach

LMD Chair-Elect, EBRD

Speaking
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Scott Leeb

Engagement Director, Iknow LLC


Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 205A

11:00am EDT

CI Resources: The good, the bad and the ugly
Competitive intelligence resources are constantly evolving. This session will explore places to start as well as best practices and tools to make that start. We’ll cover a variety of resources, free and fee, to help you determine the good from the bad and the just plain ugly.

Session Presentation - Lapachet
Session Information - Form (Lapachet)

Session Presentation - Yanchak

Speaking
CA

Carolyne Anderson

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
JL

Jaye Lapachet

JL Consulting
JY

John Yanchak

Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe


Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 204A

11:00am EDT

Food Safety and Data Curation: Discovery and Making Connections
Description: Food safety information is currently disparate, fragmented and unstructured in nature, especially at a global level. Such data are typically sourced from a wide variety of locations including the academic literature, national and international government websites, trade association publications and company documents, among many others, some of which are hard-to-find. This makes navigation, discovery and analysis of relevant content challenging. Additionally, as searching is siloed, it is difficult to discover interesting patterns and make connections across data sets, which prevents cross-domain knowledge generation. Inboxes are often used as basic curation tools, which also limits the scope for discovery, organization and filtering of information. Comparative analyses are subsequently time consuming, costly and non-comprehensive. The session will cover the importance of a holistic approach to curation of food safety information, together with the need for organization and integration of data from multiple and diverse sources, and the necessity of a strong ontology backbone.

Program Takeaways

  1. Discover the importance of a holistic approach to the curation of food safety information for identifying patterns and making connections.

  2. Understand how the need for organization and integration of data from multiple and diverse sources, and the necessity of a strong ontology backbone can improve discovery and impact public health. 


Speaking
RH

Richard Hollingsworth

Managing Director, IFIS Publishing


Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 204B

11:00am EDT

From Ideas to Reality: Implementing New Information Literacy Standards and Frameworks
Where do we start as we grapple with the newest concepts of information literacy (IL)?  How can we create a common language? What about coordinating theory and praxis? Integrating these concepts and the newly revised IL  standards into the curriculum at different levels seems overwhelming. Get an expert's perspective on these questions.  Hear about successful implementations and venues for support.   Leave the session a more effective educator and trainer!

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn about the latest information literacy concepts and gain a common language to discuss them.

  2. Participants will understand how to coordinate theory and praxis, successfully integrating concepts and standards into curriculum at different educational levels.

  3. Participants will leave with examples and resources to help them integrate these new IL concepts and standards into their own teaching and training.


Session Presentation


Speaking
LF

Lesley Farmer

Professor of Library Media, California State University Long Beach


Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 205C

11:00am EDT

How-to Select the Best Databases for Your Community: Proven Methods for Comparison
Research intensive communities require more than one database to ensure adequate indexing of literature.  Comparison of databases is necessary to select the most comprehensive or the best database for researchers.  This presentation will review (literature on the) criteria used to evaluate databases for subscription decisions.  In addition, comparison methods such as citation analysis, sample searching across multiple databases for recall and/or precision etc. will be covered for determining database coverage in a specific discipline.  Our speaker will describe steps, findings, and practice implications of her current research project using citation analysis methods to compare databases. #comparedatabases

Program Takeaways


  • Participants will learn to evaluate databases for subscription decisions.

  • Participants will learn about comparison methods such as citation analysis.

  • Participants will learn steps to compare databases.


Speaking
GB

Giovanna Badia

Schulich Library of Science & Engineering, McGill University


Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 206A

11:00am EDT

MASTER CLASS: The Role of Information Professionals in Supporting Business Development – the Potential of Information Partnerships
There is a big difference between what many of us would consider “excellent customer service” and what defines truly meaningful, differentiating and sustainable professional engagement. Come to this session to hear two members of the research team at Analysis Group, Inc. describe how their work helps drive business development within that firm. Despite challenges, which the presenters will review, the service provided has proven increasingly popular and is highly valued by the senior leadership of the firm. One key reason: they are seen as “information partners” by their internal clients, which is the result of a concerted effort to develop relationships focused on individual needs and interests.

A senior partner from the company will speak to management’s perspective on these services and their impact on lead generation and new business development at the firm. Commentary will also be provided by the Dean of the Simmons School of Library and Information Science on the curriculum needed to prepare students for these sorts of corporate environments. Panelists will also discuss how professional degree programs can encourage a greater emphasis on those competencies that will help information professionals to develop the skills necessary to form these kinds of partnerships.
This session will have time allocated for input from the audience and Q&A.

Program Takeaways 

  1. Participants will learn how researchers embedded within the Marketing Department of an economics consulting firm collaborate with their consulting clients to drive business development.

  2. Participants will hear the perspective of a Library School Dean on how library science students need to prepare for an ever-evolving information industry and which core competencies will prove most valuable. 


Moderating
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Ann Cullen

Business Librarian, Goizueta Business Library, Emory University Libraries

Speaking
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Eileen Abels

Dean and Professor, Simmons College
JA

John Aubrey

Senior Business Development Specialist, Analysis Group
DP

Dr. Pierre-Yves Cremieux

Managing Principal, Analysis Group, Inc.
VH

Victoria Hopcroft

Research Director, Analysis Group, Inc.


Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Ballroom East

11:00am EDT

My Best Idea Yet
This structured discussion will be dedicated to library success stories. An opportunity to share great ideas that you have used to: generate new revenue; improve client services; preserve and repurpose archival content; introduce new apps or tools; add context or hard data to published content; or save the day. Participants should be prepared to share at least one "best idea" and will take away smart, practical tips to share with their colleagues back home.

Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 255

11:00am EDT

What Does It Mean To Be a Leader?
What does it mean to be a leader? It is a question that is asked throughout the private and public sectors and has filled entire departments of bookstores and libraries. But how do we learn to act, think and interact with people in order to exercise our own leadership? As professionals who understand research and data, we can and should turn to the experiences which have been recorded in libraries and archives to help answer these questions. Military history offers many examples. With illustrations from his own research, and informed by his experience serving with Sailors and Marines across the world, Navy Commander BJ Armstrong will help us recognize some of the fundamental concepts and the particular role which librarians and researchers play in helping us all learn to be better leaders.

Program Takeaways


  • Recognize the fundamental concepts and ideas about leadership.

  • Understand the role librarians and researchers can play in helping us all learn to be better leaders. 


Speaking
BA

Benjamin Armstrong

Commander, US Navy


Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 205B

11:00am EDT

Natural History Caucus Business Meeting
Broadly defined, natural history is the scientific study of the natural world. It includes the specific disciplines of anthropology and archaeology, botany, zoology, paleontology, geology, meteorology, and astronomy. It therefore crosses many disciplines. Our mission is to serve as a forum for the cooperative development of library collections, the delivery of information services, and the interpretation of natural science information resources.
All interested SLA members are invited to join us for our Annual Business Meeting.

Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 254B

11:00am EDT

UX Caucus Business Meeting
Show, Don't Tell: Contextual Inquiry Method for Better User Understanding (UX Caucus Business Meeting)

"Contextual inquiry can be the most valuable technique in your UX toolkit. Learn how to translate user research into actionable items for your team." 

Speakers:
Kate Lawrence, Senior Director, User Research at EBSCO Information Services
Debra Kolah, UX Office, Rice University

Program Takeaways


  • Gain an understanding of basic user research principles.

  • Gain an understanding of contextual inquiry as a ux method. 


Speaking
KL

Kate Lawrence

Vice President, User Research, EBSCO


Tuesday June 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 252A

12:00pm EDT

B&F Poster Session
At the Business & Finance Division’s annual poster session, business librarians and information specialists will present case studies and practical applications related to revolutionizing knowledge management and sharing, the profession, work environments, practices, and many more areas.

While the traditional poster session format will continue, at noon the session will include a “speed round” of presentations. Each poster presenter will have 1 minute to pitch his or her poster to the group. The moderator will monitor the time and facilitate the progression to each poster.  Please note that posters will be on display from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., however poster presenters will only be available from noon to 2:00 p.m.

Program Takeaways


  • Attendees will be introduced to revolutionary practices in business librarianship, research, knowledge management, and more, and will leave with ideas for their own professional practices, lessons learned for implementations in their work environments, and examples of success stories to use when applying for funding.

  • Furthermore, attendees have the opportunity to engage with poster presenters to ask for further explanation or tips on the revolutionary practices being presented. This year’s “speed round” of presentations will allow attendees without time to explore in depth an opportunity to quickly assess the progressive, novel practices of their colleagues and advancements in the field of business research and information management. 


Moderating
ED

Emily Doyle

International Affairs Coordinator—Brazil, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Tuesday June 16, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
INFO-EXPO

12:00pm EDT

Tuesday INFO-EXPO Non-Conflict
Tuesday INFO-EXPO Non-Conflict

Tuesday June 16, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
INFO-EXPO
  INFO-EXPO
  • Presented By SLA

2:00pm EDT

Breaking the News
Journalists talk about trending media issues, from covering breaking news stories in real time to building online traffic and readership across multiple platforms through social media.

Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 204B

2:00pm EDT

CRESCENDO: SharePoint, Metadata and Taxonomy
SharePoint’s architecture has built-in components for metadata and auto-categorization, and it is increasingly being used as a content management platform. Panelists will discuss how these components work, when the built-in components are the best choice, when an alternative might be a better option, and how to connect SharePoint to other institutional systems. As a crescendo session, our first panelist will discuss SharePoint and taxonomy basics, our next panelist will present a case study of how taxonomy was implemented at his site, and our third panelist will present advanced tips and tricks.

Program Takeaways


  • Best practices for using metadata in SharePoint

  • Tips for taxonomy governance in a SharePoint environment


Session Presentation



Moderating
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Janice Keeler

Manager, Knowledge Management, NERA Economic Consulting
Taxonomy Division, taxonomy, KM

Speaking
MD

Michael Doane

Director, Information Services, Gravity Zero
JR

Jacob Ratfliff

Information Architect / UX Specialist, Management Sciences for Health
RT

Ralph Tamlyn

Metadata, Taxonomy, and Ontology Consultant, Taxonomy and Classification Metadata Consulting LLC


Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 253AB

2:00pm EDT

Data Management Development and Implementation
This session will act as a companion to the Scientists' Data & Information Practices: Critical Roles for Information Professionals to Promote Data Management & Open Sharing session.  It will expand on current data management trends and resources, and discuss how data management practices and access standards have been introduced and implemented within various organizations. #datamgt

Program Takeaways


  • Our panel will give a perspective on building and implementing data management initiatives and programs from a university, international and government agency point of view.  Practical information will be provided on a subject that many special librains are or will be involved with.


 

Moderating
LW

Laura Wilt

Librarian, Oregon Department of Transportation Library

Speaking
LC

Leighton Christensen

Librarian, Iowa DOT
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Geraldine Clement-Stoneham

Knowledge and Information Manager, Medical Research Council UK
LP

Laura Palumbo

Rutgers University Library of Science & Medicine
KS

Kimberly Silk

Special Projects Officer, Integrated Digital Scholarship Ecosystem (IDSE), Canadian Research Knowledge Network


Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 205A

2:00pm EDT

MASTER CLASS: Science of 3D Printing
Advances in 3D printing technology and materials have enabled many new applications in 3D modeling, prototyping and manufacturing in fields including engineering, biomedicine, and chemicals/pharmaceuticals. From perspectives of library-based 3D printing services and a visualization software developer, the panel will introduce principles of 3D printing technologies and associated material science; discuss applications and potential of 3D printing for visualization in research, STEM education, and industry; and provide insights on 3D printing service operations, including service models, opportunities, community impacts and partnerships.

Program Takeaways


  1. Participants will gain an understanding of contemporary 3D printing technologies and trends and comparisons to "traditional" fabrication techniques.

  2. Participants will learn how 3D printing technologies are being used to advance research and education in a variety of STEM disciplines.

  3. Participants will have opportunity to interface with presenters to inquire how 3D printing and related technologies may be useful and appropriate to explore or support in their own workplace.


Moderating
KM

Kevin Messner

Interim Head and Biology Librarian, Miami University, Business, Engineering, Science and Technology Library

Speaking
IB

Ian Bruno

Director, Strategic Partnerships, The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center
SB

Stacy Bruss

Innovation and Engineering Research Librarian, National Institute of Standards and Technology
SG

Sara Gonzalez

Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Visualization Librarian, University of Florida Marston Science Library
HN

Hannah Norton

Reference & Liaison Librarian, University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries
SO

Shawn O'Grady

Digital Fabrication Specialist, University of Michigan


Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Ballroom East

2:00pm EDT

Mathematics Roundtable
Come network with peers both new and seasoned, as we welcome guest speakers and discuss the recent events, trends, and research that are shaping the future of mathematics librarianship. After our speakers from publisher and librarianship roles update us on recent news and directions, we will finish the meeting with break-out sessions chosen by the audience to zero in on the most vital topics of interest.

Program Takeaways


  • Attendees will learn about recent trends in mathematics librarianship

  • Attendees will go in-depth at breakout tables, learning more about topics that interest them the most

  • Attendees will network with other librarians and vendors associated with the field of mathematics. 



Moderating
SB

Sheila Bryant

Science/Mathematics Librarian, Michigan State University
TW

Travis Warwick

Librarian, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Speaking
RH

Robert Harington

Associate Executive Director, Publishing, American Mathematical Society


Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 252A

2:00pm EDT

Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal
Listen as Dr. Brian Wardle, Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, discusses what nanotechnology is and how it's being applied to engineered materials and structures. Reference will be made to efforts over the past decade in using nanoscale materials to enhance performance of advanced aerospace materials and their structures through the industry.

Program Takeaways


  • Participants will learn about nanotechnology and how it's being applied to engineered materials and structures.


 

Speaking
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Brian Wardle

Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Director, MIT


Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 205B

2:00pm EDT

SLA Contributed Papers - Tuesday Session
Come hear what your colleagues have to say about the following topics:
 
*From Inclusive Libraries to Inclusive Communities: The Added Benefit of a Health Information Literacy Initiative - Stan Trembac, Liya Deng

*University of Arizona Libraries Initiates Successful Partnership with Campus Commercialization Unit: A case study - Cynthia M. Elliott, Jennifer R. Martin, Jason Dewland

*Network Like Nobody’s Watching: Demystifying Networking as a Skill for Librarians and Info Pros - Leslie Hicks, Tracy Maleeff

*Embedded Librarianship: Librarian and Faculty Perspectives - Marcela Isuster, Tara Fitzpatrick, Catherine Fahey, Nancy Dennis

Session Presentation
Presented by: Cindy Elliott, Research & Learning Librarian
Co-authors: Jennifer Martin, Jason Dewland, University of Arizona LibrariesAcknowledgement: Sandy Kramer, University of Arizona Libraries

Session Presentation
Marcela Y. Isuster, Tara K. Fitzpatrick, Catherine Fahey, Nancy C. Dennis, Robert E. Brown, Tiffany G. Chenault, Linda J. Coleman

Session Presentation

Leslie Howerton-Hicks, Tracy Z. Maleeff

Session Paper
Leslie Howerton-Hicks


Moderating
Speaking
LD

Liya Deng

Doctoral Student, University of South Carolina
ND

Nancy Dennis

Science & Technology Librarian, Salem State University
CE

Cindy Elliott

Librarian, University of Arizona Libraries
CF

Catherine Fahey

Humanities Librarian, Salem State University
TF

Tara Fitzpatrick

Social Sciences Librarian, Salem State University
LH

Leslie Hicks

Footwear Materials Librarian, Nike
MI

Marcela Isuster

Salem State University
TZ

Tracy Z Maleeff

Library Resources Manager, Duane Morris LLP
ST

Stan Trembach

PhD Student, University of South Carolina


Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 207

2:00pm EDT

Transforming International Science and Technology Librarianship
Emerging technologies have a universal impact on libraries and information centers and this panel of international information professionals will be addressing this impact by sharing experiences relating to their respective institutions. The following countries will be represented: Australia, India, Italy, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, and the United States. Subject areas will include: impact of emerging technologies on library collections and services; strategic implementation of knowledge and information management initiatives in Australia and the United Kingdom; information audit as a management process; recommendations on international programs and activities for librarians and information managers; library metrics and the importance of international consistency; publications authored within specific areas of interest. Audience participation is welcomed and encouraged.

Program Takeaways


  1. Participants will learn new methods and techniques for dealing with emerging technologies and the universal impact these technologies have on library resources and services from experiences shared by these panelists on a global scale. 

  2. Participants will also understand the importance of international consistency regarding library metrics.

  3. Participants will gain an appreciation for using information auditing as a library management process from strategic implementation of knowledge and information management initiatives in Australia and the United Kingdom.

  4. Participants will receive recommendations on international programs and activities for librarians and information managers.


Session Presentation - Clark

Session Presentation - Jain


Moderating
NM

Nalini Mahajan

Library Director, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Speaking
JB

Jay Bhatt

Drexel University
GC

Gimena Campos Cervera

Senior Information Researcher, Information Resource Center, U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy
SC

Susmita Chakraborty

University of Calcutta, India
AC

Andrew Clark

UCB CELLTECH
PJ

Praveen Jain

Librarian, Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) Library
GP

Geeta Paliwal

University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi University
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Rindra Ramli

EResources Lead, KAUST


Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 205C

2:00pm EDT

Up the Ante on Change!: LMD Afternoon Tea with Deb Wallace
We know that change is a given. We’ve all been managing change throughout our careers – whether we’ve been in a job for a year or decades. However, the standard vocabulary (e.g., evolve, adapt, realign – the reactive states of change) is no longer adequate to ensure that libraries and information services remain relevant to their users. The Leadership & Management Division invites their members and colleagues to join Deb Wallace, Executive Director of Knowledge and Library Services at Harvard Business School, to take a new look at leaders’ responsibilities for managing change. Based on a blend of personal experience with a new job, a new Dean and a new structure for the Harvard Library and a study of the change management and leadership literature, Deb shares her passion for leveraging librarians and libraries to create new value.  She’ll challenge us to adopt a new vocabulary – one that reflects a proactive state of change where we pivot, transform and disrupt!
Attendees will also enjoy the opportunity to network with other fellow attendees over tea and cakes, and share their experiences of the Conference.   Your hostess will be Karen Reczek, Chair of the Division, who will announce the winners of  LMD's Annual Awards.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn more about the Leadership & Management Division from divisional leaders and members.

  2. Participants will learn a new vocabulary to express change and relevance from a Harvard Business School leader. 

  3. Participants will enjoy a delicious afternoon tea while digesting their Conference learnings. 


Moderating
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Karen Reczek

Program Manager, Standards Information Services, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Speaking
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Deb Wallace

Executive Director, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School


Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 257B
  Educational Programs, Meals

2:00pm EDT

“ I Discuss That Topic in My Book (or Article)”: Proving expertise the “published author” way
Being a published author (preferably with a name brand professional publisher) is regarded as a stamp of approval verifying that we do know what we are talking about. But how do we secure a contract with a publisher, and what is it *really* like to produce a publication-worthy manuscript?

Two writers and a publisher offer a reality-based discovery session to help budding authors understand the practicalities of the process, starting with “would I buy the book I’m thinking of writing and if so why?” Find out what publishers want to know before they issue a contract; how they want the manuscript shaped; and how the production process works. The panelists help attendees think through such questions as “Do I have the time to devote to the writing process?”; “Am I a good writer … or will I need an editor before I submit the manuscript?”; “What research would I need to do?”; and “Should I consider engaging co-authors and if so, what are my extra responsibilities?”

If you are walking around with a book inside you … this session is for you. Benefit from candid advice … and make the book a reality!

Program Takeaways


  • Find out what publishers want to know before they issue a contract; how they want the manuscript shaped; and how the production process works. 


Moderating
DK

Deborah Keller

Research Librarian, Department of Homeland Security

Speaking
JB

John Bryans

Publisher, Information Today, Inc.
CC

Connie Crosby

Crosby Group Consulting
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Cindy Shamel

President, Shamel Information Services
Cindy’s business has expanded since 1998 from research and analysis to helping meet the demand for knowledge management solutions. As a consultant, Cindy has proven abilities to identify challenges and propose creative solutions through interaction and collaboration. Her understanding... Read More →
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Ulla de Stricker

SLA Interim Strategic Director


Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 203

2:00pm EDT

DEDU Board and Advisory Committee Open Meeting
Kick back with the Education Division Board and Advisory Council to share themes and trends, surprises and the top takeaways from the 2015 conference.  Brainstorm programming ideas for 2016 and the Philadelphia conference.  Identify current issues and plans for the remainder of the 2015 calendar year. All members and interested persons are invited to attend.

Program Takeaways


  • Participants will discuss innovative ways to meet the needs of division members through programming at conferences and throughout the year.


 

Moderating
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Karen Croneis

Associate Professor Emerita, University of Alabama

Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Westin, Paine

2:00pm EDT

FAN Board Meeting
The Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Division Annual Board Meeting for both incoming and outgoing board members.

Tuesday June 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Westin, Stone

4:00pm EDT

Closing General Session
Improvising a career entails flexibility, adaptability, and an ongoing commitment to aligning our current and future skills to emerging market opportunity. But it also demands an ability to build meaningful relationships, regularly push beyond competency zones, learn on demand and at the point of need, and support each other as we navigate a future defined by both unpredictability and opportunity.

Closing session speaker Kim Dority will talk about career improvisation skills by drawing on insights presented at the conference, recent research findings on personal resilience and adaptability, and the ability to anticipate change in this practical, action-oriented wrap-up session. Learn how to consider ways to be on alert for company and/or industry changes, ways to reinvent your professional self to respond to changes in the career market, actions you can take to prepare yourself for emerging opportunities, and how to identify – or create – those opportunities that best align with your career goals and passions.

Based on key points from the forthcoming revised edition of Kim Dority’s Rethinking Information Work: A Career Guide for Librarians and Other Information Professionals (Libraries Unlimited, 2015), this session will provide further engagement and discussion through the use of an accompanying @SLAhq #SLAtalk Twitter chat. (New to Twitter chats? Read "How to #SLAtalk.")

Speaking
KD

Kim Dority

President, Dority & Associates


Tuesday June 16, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Ballroom West

5:00pm EDT

SLA Annual Business Meeting
Make your voice heard! SLA’s Annual Business Meeting will be more informal and interactive than in past years, with brief presentations on association finances and key initiatives preceding a question-and-answer session that will allow attendees to query board members about topics of their choosing.

Remarks - President Jill Strand

Tuesday June 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Ballroom West
  Meetings, Business
  • Presented By SLA

6:00pm EDT

Military Libraries Division Open House
Please join the Military Libraries Division for an evening of fun! Take the opportunity to unwind, meet Division members and work on our customary puzzle.

Tuesday June 16, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Westin, Harbor Ballroom I

6:30pm EDT

Asian Chapter No Host Networking Dinner
Networking dinner with Asian chapter members and leaders at a restaurant famous for Asian cuisine near the convention center. Establish professional contacts for developing potential business opportunities in Asia. Exchange ideas, share knowledge and obtain first-hand information from special librarians and information professionals working in private firms,  multinational corporations, international organizations and government agencies in Asia. Please contact Julia Leggett (JLEGGETT@crs.loc.gov) with any questions.

Program Takeaways


  • SLA Asian Chapter is one of the fastest growing international chapters in SLA. This networking dinner will provide you with the opportunity to develop professional relationship with the Asian Chapter executive board members and friends. 


Speaking
SI

Shirley Ingles-Cruz

Head Librarian, Commission on Appointments
PJ

Praveen Jain

Librarian, Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) Library


Tuesday June 16, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
Blue Dragon Restaurant 324 A Street, Boston, MA 02210
 
Wednesday, June 17
 

7:30am EDT

FM Global Facility Tour
Fires, explosions, hurricane-force winds, flying debris—it's all in a day's work at the FM Global Research Campus. Equipped with the most advanced technology and designed with property owners, product manufacturers and continuously evolving industry trends in mind, our distinguished scientists and loss-prevention engineers conduct research in four main laboratories. On this tour, visitors will view the Fire Technology and Natural Hazards Laboratories and view a live dust explosion. Bus transportation to the 1,600-acre FM Global Research Campus in West Glocester, RI, is provided, along with continental breakfast and lunch. Limited to 25 attendees.

Tour will depart from the D Street entrance of the Westin. Please meet by 7:15 a.m. to board the motorcoach and ensure an on time departure. 

Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes. 

Please contact Penny Sympson at 847-207-0701 or psympson@wje.com with any questions.

Program Takeaways


  • Participants will view the Fire Technology and Natural Hazards Laboratories.

  • Participants will view a live dust explosion. 



Moderating
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Penny Sympson

Corporate Librarian, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Wednesday June 17, 2015 7:30am - 3:00pm EDT
Meet at the D Street Entrance of the Westin
  Tours

8:00am EDT

America's Test Kitchen and Julia Child Tour
Tour of America's Test Kitchen and Schlesinger Library to discuss Julia Child's papers - http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library/collection/julia-child

Please meet at 7:30 a.m. in the front entrance of the Westin to travel to the Schlesinger Library together using Mass Transit, or plan to meet us at 9:00 a.m. at the Schlesinger Library, in Radcliffe Yard, three blocks outside of Harvard Square at 3 James Street in Cambridge.

We’ll start our tour at the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University with a viewing of their collection of Julia Child’s Papers, including manuscripts, photographs and other material that trace her rise to fame as a TV personality, teacher and expert of French cuisine.  From there, we’ll head over to America’s Test Kitchen, home of the popular television series, Cook’s Illustrated magazine and a multitude of popular cookbooks, and America’s Test Kitchen itself.  We’ll tour their library beginning at 11 a.m., followed by a light snack.

Please contact Jason Keinsley at jkeinsley@uky.edu or (859) 797-4559 with any questions.

Wednesday June 17, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Meet at the front entrance of the Westin Boston Waterfront

8:00am EDT

Boston Business Libraries Tour
In this tour we will visit and learn about four major business libraries in the city of Boston.  It will include the Pardee library at Boston University, the Kirstein Business Library as part of the Boston Public Library which is currently undergoing an exciting renovation, Dewey Library at MIT and Baker Library at the Harvard Business School.  Before visiting Baker Library we will take a break in Harvard Square for lunch.  Bus pick-up and drop off will be at the Westin Waterfront Hotel, D Street entrance, which is located on the concourse level where the grand ballroom and grand ballroom foyers are located.  The motor coach has a luggage bay underneath where suitcases can be stored, for those leaving Boston after the tour.

Please arrive to board the motor coach by 7:45am.  The bus will leave promptly at 8am.

Program Takeaways


  • Participants will learn about four amazing business libraries in the Boston area. 


Wednesday June 17, 2015 8:00am - 3:30pm EDT
Meet at the D Street Entrance of the Westin

8:00am EDT

DMAH Museum Tour - Newport, RI
The Museums, Arts, and Humanities Division partners with the New England Chapter to offer SLA attendees a special trip to Newport, Rhode Island, to visit the newly remodeled International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. Guided by an expert, attendees will have special access to the collections, exhibits, and Information Research Center which includes the library, archives, and reading room. After our tour, there will be time for lunch on your own and some exploration of historic Newport on foot. The Hall of Fame is ideally set in the heart of town within walkable distance to virtually all of the attractions, including the 3.5 mile Cliff Walk where many of the largest “cottages” can be seen. For more about Newport, visit http://www.discovernewport.org/. The bus will depart promptly to be back at the Boston Convention Center by 4:00 p.m. for anyone with flights home that evening.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and contact Joy Banks at joymbanks@gmail.com with any questions.

Wednesday June 17, 2015 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Meet at the D Street Entrance of the Westin

9:00am EDT

PAM Tour
Come and tour the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics with the PAM Division.  Some of the highlights of the tour will include a tour of the Harvard College Plate Stacks and an update on the plate scanning project there, coffee break with the ADS and Wolbach Library staffs, touring the onsite telescopes and seeing the wall of high resolution images from Solar Dynamics Observatory.  The tour will be held from 9 to 2 on Wednesday June 17.  Limited to 30.  You must contact Donna Thompson at dthompson@cfa.harvard.edu to reserve your spot. The price of the tour is $20, which includes lunch.

The finalized meeting point will be sent to all attendees prior to the event. Please feel free to contact Donna Thompson with questions.

Moderating
DT

Donna Thompson

Technical Information Specialist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Wednesday June 17, 2015 9:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 60 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138

10:00am EDT

Harvard Gutman Education Library Tour
Join us for a tour of the newly renovated building housing the Monroe C. Gutman Library of the Graduate School of Education at the Harvard University. If you want to travel as part of a group, meet in front of the convention center at 9 a.m. to walk to MBTA at Park.  After the tour, we will have lunch.

For more information, contact Karen Croneis at kcroneis@ua.edu.

Program Takeaways


  • Participants will tour one of the most highly-rated education libraries in the United States


Moderating
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Karen Croneis

Associate Professor Emerita, University of Alabama

Wednesday June 17, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Monroe C. Gutmann Education Library, Harvard University 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138