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Save the Date!

Save the Date!

Save the date for

The Future of Library Spaces and Collections

Date: Friday, April 17

Location: Carlson Library on River Campus at the University of Rochester, NY (map)

Please plan on joining the Upstate New York chapter of SLA (UNYSLA) to discuss the Future of Library Spaces and Collections.

Our key note speaker and Vice Provost and Neilly Dean of the River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester Mary Ann Mavrinac will share her vision for an innovation hub in the library. We will also tour the VISTA Collaboratory.

Registration and detailed schedule will be available soon. We hope to see you there!

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Webinar – New Roles, New Opportunities: What Will SLA’s Revised Core Competencies Mean for Your Career?

The Rio Grande Chapter of SLA invites you to join them on Thursday, March 27, 2:00pm-3:00pm (EDT) for:

New Roles, New Opportunities: What Will SLA’s Revised Core Competencies Mean for Your Career?
Presenter: Kim Dority

A bit more than ten years ago, SLA published its Core Competencies statement, a description of those skills necessary for special librarians to contribute as high-performing professionals. In the ensuing years, nearly everything about information work – and especially special librarianship – has changed radically. The good news? As the professional landscape has shifted, it’s created the potential for new opportunities as well as higher-impact roles. Based on the research so far of the Core Competencies Revision team, this webinar will preview what you can expect from – and how you can prepare for – the new realities of information work.

Kim Dority Bio

Chair of SLA’s Core Competencies Revision Committee, Kim Dority is the founder and president of Dority & Associates, an information strategy and content development company. During her career, she has worked in academia, publishing, telecommunications, and the library fields, in for-profit and nonprofit settings, for both established companies and start-ups. Kim created and teaches a course on alternative LIS career paths in the University of Denver’s LIS graduate program, and is the author of two books on LIS careers, Rethinking Information Work (2006) and LIS Career Sourcebook (2012), both published by Libraries Unlimited. In addition, Kim created and manages the LinkedIn “LIS Career Options” group, which now includes more than 7,600 members from 60 different countries commenting on roughly 750 discussions. She received her MLS from the University of Denver.

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Non-SLA members – $10.00 at

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