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Registration remains open until 4 November for The Librarian’s Toolbox: Reopened!

Registration remains open until 4 November for The Librarian’s Toolbox: Reopened!

Registration remains open until 4 November at 5pm for UNYSLA’s fall conference: The Librarian’s Toolbox: Reopened! on Friday 8 November.

The day will involve several presentations from academics, special librarians and information specialists about tools that range from ontologies to Pinterest and could be in your box of tricks!

Check out our events page for all the exciting details.

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Silicon Valley SLA Chapter Shares Presentations on YouTube

The Silicon Valley Chapter of the Special Libraries Association has a YouYube channel where they post videos of events they sponsor. The latest posting is Phoebe Ayers’ talk, “The Past, Present, and Future of Wikipedia” presented at the 2013 San Francisco / Silicon Valley Chapters Joint Meeting. Check it out!

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SBA – Exporting Tips

SBA – Exporting Tips

Thinking about exporting, but don’t know where to start?  As part of World Trade Month, SBA will host a Google+ Hangout on May 22. The hangout will highlight ways that business can use federal government resources to increase exports.

Date: Wednesday, 22 May
Time: 3:00pm ET
Where: Watch the Hangout live at SBA’s Google+ page or SBA’s YouTube Channel


  • Dario Gomez, U.S. Small Business Administration, Associate Administrator for International Trade
  • Antwaun Griffin, U.S. Department of Commerce- International Trade Administration, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Domestic Operations
  • Dontai Smalls, UPS, Vice President for Public Affairs
  • Al Youngworth, CEO of Rekluse and SBA’s Exporter of the Year
  • Brian Kim, BBCN Bank Los Angeles and SBA’s Export Lender of the Year

Join the Conversation: Submit your questions via Twitter using the hashtag #TradeChat

Find more information for small businesses online at SBA’s Community.

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Heading to San Diego – What’s a rookie to do?

Heading to San Diego – What’s a rookie to do?

So you’re packing your bags and heading to San Diego For SLA. Not sure what to do or what to expect? Not sure what to wear or do? How far is your hotel from the convention center? What do you REALLY need to know that won’t be found in the conference planner? What’s a rookie to do???

You certainly don’t want to strike out alone. Let us help you take the “America’s Finest City” like a pro! The Baseball Caucus, along with the San Diego Chapter and the Business & Finance Division, will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 23rd at 9AM PST to get you ready for the upcoming conference. Veterans of past conferences and folks from the San Diego hospitality team – the folks who REALLY know San Diego – will be on-hand to answer your questions and help you hit a home run at the SLA conference.

Date: Thursday, 23 May
Time: 12:00 EST
Register Online:

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SLA CI Webinar – Private Companies

SLA CI Webinar

Getting In-Depth Competitive Intelligence on Private Companies

Date: Tuesday, 30 April
Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm EDT

More often than not disruptive innovations are born behind the walls of privately held companies. Given this how do you crack the code on these companies strategies? Additionally, how do you obtain some degree of early warning about how successful these companies might be in the future?

During this talk you’ll learn about a wide range of open source intelligence (OSINT) and human intelligence techniques (HUMINT) that you can use to answer the above questions.

We’ll cover:

  • OSINT Assets – what can you learn from the web that’s meaningful and what can be aggregated to produce greater insight
  • HUMINT Assets – who should you talk to and how do you get a hold of them effectively.
  • Benchmarking –  how to acquire or interact with competitor products and services in a meaningful way

We’ll also close with a discussion of the ethical considerations companies face when conducting private company research as well as what is typically in and out of bounds when conducting private company oriented research efforts.

Finally all attendees will receive a copy of one of Cascade Insights’ Framework Fight Club Handbooks.  Each handbook provides a wealth of competitive intelligence frameworks that you can use to synthesize the intelligence you’ve collected.

Presented by Sean Campbell
Co-owner – Cascade Insights

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Introduction to Geospatial Literacy

Introduction to Geospatial Literacy with Eva Dodsworth

This class will be available in asynchronous mode from April 21 through May 5. The two-week class consists of a combination of recorded lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on tutorials. Participants can access and complete the on-demand tutorials and assignments at their convenience during the two-week period, receiving online feedback and guidance from the course facilitator as-needed.

Created specifically for library staff, this course will provide students with an introduction to the latest and greatest “geo” technologies currently being used by library administrators, librarians, library support staff, and library users.

Cost: $50

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2nd #SLAtalk on 9 April – What would you tell your past MLIS-student self?

2nd #SLAtalk on 9 April – What would you tell your past MLIS-student self?

SLA’s Online Content Advisory Council presents SLA’s 2nd Twitter conversation

#SLAtalk: What would you tell your past MLIS-student self?

Not sure what all this chirping is about? We are harnessing the power and reach of social media to have a discourse with information professionals from around the world on Twitter. We have structured questions and follow our hash tag #SLAtalk to see the answers roll in! Read our “How to #SLAtalk” post on the SLA Blog.SLAtalkTwitter

Date: Tuesday, 9 April
Time: Two sessions to choose from

  • Session 1 at 1:30-2:30 pm Eastern
  • Session 2 at 7:00-8:00 pm Eastern

Questions to Answer:

1. What subjects or skills do you wish you were taught or exposed to in LIS school?

-Session 1: 1:30 – 1:45
-Session 2: 7:00 – 7:15

2. What was your favorite class or project in LIS school? How have you applied what you learned to your career?

-Session 1: 1:45 – 2:00
-Session 2: 7:15 – 7:30

3. What formal supplemental education, if any, have you pursued after LIS school?

-Session 1: 2:00 – 2:15
-Session 2: 7:30 – 7:45

4. What recommendations would you give an LIS school student?

-Session 1: 2:15 – 2:30
-Session 2: 7:45 – 8:00

After the session: Check back into the SLA Blog after the #SLAtalk, where we’ll post some of the best ideas that you all have tweeted. Notice your tweet being favorited from @SLAhq? Your handle and tweet will be posted to the SLA Blog!

New to Twitter chats? Check out these helpful tips and highlights from our first #SLAtalk.

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Webinar: Solving Personnel Questions

Webinar: Solving Personnel Questions

SCRLC is delighted to present

Solving Personnel Questions

Date: Wednesday, 17 April
Time: 1:30-3:30 pm EDT
Location: webinar
Cost: $10 SCRLC members, $15 non-SCRLC members, and $25 for groups

Description: This course is particularly suitable for directors, managers, and those currently (or hoping to) supervise employees. Are you…

  • Looking for new ways to work with difficult staff members?
  • Trying to create an effective working group of very different personality types?
  • Wanting to improve the performance review process through more effective coaching throughout the year?
  • Trying to help your staff successfully navigate transitions at work?
  • Hoping to find ways to effectively integrate your team of full-timers, part-timers, and/or telecommuters?

Join us for an engaging conversation about positive psychology research and discover simple, straightforward tools to help you and your team thrive even in times of disruptive organizational change. At the end of the session, you will have tool kit of strategies to help you and others at your library can use to increase levels of personal and collective happiness, engagement, creativity, and inspiration.

This training is funded in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

About the presenter: Linda Bryan, owner of Management Training and Consulting Services, has a passion for sharing empirically-researched tools, techniques, and practical approaches proven to increase individual and organizational well-being. She holds a Masters in Professional Studies from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University and over a decade working with employees at Cornell University Library. LindaBryan

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