The theme for the 2013 SLA Conference in San Diego is “Connect, Collaborate and Strategize: Making the Most of Opportunities & Collaborations.” I’ll bet you a nickel that they will have more than just a couple of sessions dealing with collaboration.
This is the theme for the SLA Conference in June of 2013 in San Diego, CA.
This Plan is Our Plan: Connect, Collaborate and Strategize for a Better SLA Annual Conference.
Plans for SLA 2013 in San Diego are shaping up. The 2013 event reflects exciting new features that YOU, the members of SLA, have called for in recent surveys, discussions on the leadership list, recommendations to the 2011 CE task force, and conference attendee feedback. The San Diego conference will be more focused, more flexible, and support more collaboration among units.
This session is sponsored by 4 SLA divisions. The Collaborative Insights panel at SLA in Chicago promises to educate and entertain! “Audience participation encouraged and appreciated – bring your problems, issues and questions and collaborate with the panel to find new ideas to take back to work.”
A collaborative session co-developed by the CI, KM, BF and Pharma divisions. As competitive intelligence and information management evolve, collaboration can lead to better results. Speakers will address how to develop insights through collaboration from different perspectives.
Connie Crosby and Kathie Sullivan presented “Let’s Work Together: Online + Cloud Collaboration Tools” on September 15, 2011 at the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SLA Third Thursday Virtual Lunch.
Here is their presentation on SlideShare.
Congratulations to Dr. Jesus Lau. He “was recently named Librarian of the Year” at the 25th Guadalajara International Book Fair.
This paper was presented at the recent SLA Conference in Philadelphia.
“Aiding Undergraduate Students in Understanding the Scientific Research Process through Collaboration of Chemistry Faculty and the Science Librarian” by Lutishoor Salisbury, M.Sc. and Gwendolyn Mattice, Ph.D.
This paper reports on the successes of a collaborative effort between science faculty and a science librarian at the University of Arkansas in order to help freshman chemistry students increase their information literacy skills to the point that it motivated them to pursue scientific research projects. The results of a follow-up survey to identify whether this collaborative arrangement helped the students in their subsequent engagement in research work are presented.
Nicola Franklin notes in her article for Information Outlook, “The Collaboration of the Information Professions,” (subscription required) that “the various information professions appear to be fragmented. Are efforts to bring them together misguided, or long overdue?”
One of her colleagues, Mark Field, started this discussion topic, the Fragmentation Death of the Information Professions in a private CILIP (UK) LinkedIn group back in 2010. He defined specialist information workers as including information scientists, librarians, records managers, archivists, and information architects, and more. This post attracted over 180 comments, and it is clear that the topic is on the minds of many in the information industry.
In short, two meetings were convened to discuss the matter. Suzanne Burge and Nicola Franklin blog about the two meetings.
Collaboration requires, by definition, more than one person on a project. Why don’t we branch out and make that other person (or other people) librarians from different types of libraries? Kendra K. Levine, in a recent blog post, writes passionately about the fact that federal and special libraries seem to be off of many librarians’ radar. She points to a FriendFeed discussion where a question was asked about Federal libraries and no responses were forthcoming. The point of her article is that we (meaning public and academic librarians, of course…) don’t think of special librarians; not their needs or their unique skills and resources. Those skills and resources could be a big help to your next collaborative project, so consider what a federal or special librarian could do for you!
The leaders of SLA Launched a new website called Future Ready 365 at the beginning of the year. In the short couple of months the blog has been around, a bunch of the posts have already been tagged with the term collaboration. I’d recommend that you follow the tag with an RSS feed. I have the feeling there will be many more coming out in the months ahead.
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