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Register by Friday and save up to $10

Register by Friday and save up to $10

Early bird registration for Unlocking Open Access ends Friday September 19th. So register today!

For more information and to register visit: http://uny.sla.org/upcoming-events

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September SLUSH

September SLUSH

Thursday, September 11, 2014
5:30pm
Ithaca Beer Company
122 Ithaca Beer Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850 (just off route 13)

The Ithaca Beer Company offers up an awesome selection of in-house brews and food too. SLUSH organizers hope to see you there!

SLUSH: Savvy Librarians Uniting for Happy Hour

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Crafting a Personal Brand

C/SLA is offering a webinar on Crafting a Personal Brand on Wednesday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (EDT).

The Crafting A Personal Brand webinar provides an overview of personal branding, including examples and analytical commentary by Chris Olson of Chris Olson & Associates, a consulting firm dedicated to creating and implementing marketing strategies for libraries and information providers. Learn about this fundamental component of marketing yourself and gain insight into managing others’ perceptions of you and your information services.

Price:  $5 SLA members; $10 Non-members

Registration: Please register by Monday, May 5th at http://dc.sla.org/events/?ee=290. You will receive additional registration instructions in a confirmation email.

Questions? Contact Deena Adelman at PresidentElect@dc.sla.org

Additional information about the session:

Everyone has a personal brand, whether it’s been crafted or not. People make impressions, and like corporate brands, personal brands are composed of basic branding components, all of which can be managed into a personal brand strategy designed to achieve a set of personal goals and objectives.

Led by Chris Olson, an expert in developing and managing the brands of libraries, information services and knowledge management groups, this session covers the basic components of a personal brand and provides insights into what works and what doesn’t.  Chris will also share the decisions and activities which brought a client to establish a highly recognized personal brand within and outside his organization, adding visibility to his expertise and the library.

Job seekers, independent researchers, embedded information professionals, knowledge workers seeking career advancement, students about to enter the workforce, retired professionals contemplating part-time work, and others are sure to find this 1 hour webinar informative and engaging.

Chris has been marketing and communicating the value of information services for more than 30 years with her firm, Chris Olson & Associates. She has a full roster of clients who rely on her abilities, resources and advice to guide their brands successfully. In 2012 Chris was named a Fellow of SLA in recognition of her contributions to and leadership in the profession.

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SLA Building Sale Question and Answer Session

Join SLA President Kate Arnold, President-Elect Jill Strand, Treasurer John DiGilio and CEO Janice Lachance to learn more about the reasons behind the sale of our headquarters building. You will have the opportunity to ask questions during the session.

Date: Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (EDT)

Register Now*

Here’s some background information regarding the decision:

Memo re: Sale of SLA Headquarters Building*
February 2014

Sale of SLA Headquarters Building – Questions*
March 2014

*Background information and webinar are available to SLA members only.

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Spring Board Meeting March 27

Spring Board Meeting March 27

The spring board meeting will be March 27, 2014, from 1-3:30pm at the Southeast Steuben County Library. It’s super close to the Radisson Hotel Corning!  https://goo.gl/maps/McPTE

Board meetings are open to all members.

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SLA IT Division offers two great awards!

Nominations are now open for two awards from SLA’s IT Division:

Joe Ann Clifton Student Award
http://bit.ly/CliftonSLA

 

This award is intended to promote participation in the SLA Annual Conference by an exceptional library science student.  The award recipient will receive a 1-year student membership in SLA and expenses to attend the annual conference in Vancouver!

 

 

Outstanding Chapter Technology Programming Award
http://bit.ly/ITprogramSLA

SLA’s IT Division is again looking for the most inspired, cutting edge, and innovative chapter technology programming of the 2013-2014 programming year!  The Outstanding Chapter Technology Programming Award will be announced at the 2014 Annual Conference in Vancouver. The award will consist of an electronic certificate for display on your web page as well as $500 in seed money to develop further technology programming.

The deadline for submission is Friday, February 28, 2014.

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Data 101: What is Big Data and Why Should We Care?

Data 101: What is Big Data and Why Should We Care?

The fourth SLA Data 101  webinar is around the corner – Thursday, February 6, 2014  join us for Data 101: What is Big Data and Why Should We Care?

It used to be the case that retrieval of information was described as “finding the needle in the haystack.” With big data, however, the paradigm has shifted — instead of looking for the needle, what can we can learn from the whole haystack? This webinar will provide the basics for understanding what big data is and isn’t, applications and implications for librarians and information professionals. “Big Data” is more than a buzzword – and there are great opportunities for professionals who understand how to use and manage it.

Our featured speaker is Elaine Lasda Bergman is the Bibliographer for Social Welfare and Dewey Reference at the Dewey Graduate Library at the University at Albany, and is currently working on her Certificate of Advanced Study in Data Science through Syracuse University. Active for over a decade in professional associations, she currently serves as Past President of the Social Sciences Division of SLA, is a past president and now Public Relations Chair of the Upstate New York Chapter of SLA, and Past-President of the Academic and Special Libraries Section of the New York Library Association.

This webinar will take place Thursday February 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

Registration will be $5.00 for SLA members, $10.00 for nonmembers. To register, go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/676063593

To pay the registration fee, go to: http://transportation.sla.org/data-101-webinar-registration/

Registration is currently open and continues until 5:00pm Eastern Time, Tuesday, February 4. Registrations received after that time will not be sent the webinar information, and as such, will not be able to participate in the event. Please review the technology requirements for GoTo webinar to assure that you will be able to participate. Refunds for those who experience technology malfunctions and are unable to participate in the webinar may request a refund no later than one week after the webinar is broadcast.

The Transportation Division is pleased to be able to bring you this webinar, which is a collaborative effort between Social Sciences, Transportation, and the Upstate New York Chapter.

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Register Now! Data 101: Open Data Webinar

Register Now! Data 101: Open Data Webinar

Are you ready to fall in love with Open Data? Yes! It’s a complex and nuanced resource, steeped in policy briefs, technology, and a philosophy of sharing and transparency. This session of the SLA Data 101 Webinar Series will cover many aspects of Open Data to get you get you up to speed. Topics covered will include:

  • Defining “open”
  • Open Data repositories
  • APIs
  • Licensing issues
  • Why Open Data will rock your world!

Our featured speaker is Kendra K. Levine, the Research, Data, and Web Services Librarian at the Institute of Transportation Studies Library, at UC Berkeley, where she provides nationally recognized research services. Active in the Special Library Association, she is chair the SLA Transportation Division and helped kick off the SLA World Football Caucus. For fun she runs the library at Berkeley’s KALX Radio and moonlights as a bass player in punk bands. She also describes herself as “your worst nightmare on the dance floor.”

The webinar will be held Tuesday, December 10, at 3:00pm Eastern Time.

 Registration will be $5.00 for SLA members, $10.00 for nonmembers. To register, click here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/253091649
To pay the registration fee, click here: http://transportation.sla.org/data-101-webinar-registration/

Registration is currently open and continues until 5:00pm  Eastern Time Thursday, December 5Registrations received after that time will not be sent the webinar information, and as such, will not be able to participate in the event.  Please review the technology requirements for GoTo webinar to assure that you will be able to participate. Refunds for those who experience technology malfunctions and are unable to participate in the webinar may request a refund no later than one week after the webinar is broadcast.

The Social Science Division (DSOC) is pleased to be able to bring you this webinar, which is a collaborative effort between Social Sciences, Transportation, and the Upstate New York Chapter.

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