Category Archives: SLA

Connect and collaborate internationally with #SLAtalk & #UKlibchat tomorrow

#SLAtalk and #UKlibchat are pleased to co-present a Twitter conversation like no other!

Beyond Borders: Connect and Collaborate Internationally

Using Twitter, our two groups will explore the challenges and opportunities when it comes to working as an info pro as well as networking with others in our profession across geographic and cultural boundaries.

Use both hashtags of #SLAtalk and #UKlibchat for our conversation.

Tuesday, 3 December from 18.30-20.30 GMT (1:30 pm – 3:30 pm EST / 10:30 am – 12:30 pm PST)
What time is that where you are?

Important information unique to this session:
• The first hour (18.30-19.30 GMT) will be in the style of #SLAtalk. Check out How to #SLAtalk and the latest #SLAtalk Roundups, as well as #SLAtalk explained via PowToon.
• The second hour (19.30-20.30 GMT) will be in the style of #UKlibchat. See for full details.

Discussion Questions:

Q1 – [18.30-18.45] – What tools or technologies do you use to assist you in today’s global workplace? Describe a success story and share the impact of the project.

Q2 – [18.45-19.00] – Have you successfully performed research using another country’s resources or researched in another language?

Q3 – [19.00-19.15] – Share a challenge caused by working beyond your own borders, and how you overcame it.

Q4 – [19.15-19.30] – What skills do you think make you more successful in working and collaborating in a multinational environment? How can you better network beyond your borders?

The questions after 19.30 are up to you; head over to the #UKlibchat agenda doc to tell us what you’d like to talk about!

SLA Twitter sessions on May 14th – #SLAtalk concerning collaboration

#SLAtalk – Collaboration – Better…Stronger…Faster

2 choices on Tuesday, May 14th:

Session #1 at 17:30 UTC (1:30 p.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. Pacific)
Great Britain/United Kingdom is one hour ahead of UTC during summer.

Session #2 at 03:00 UTC (11:00 p.m. Eastern / 8:00 p.m. Pacific)
[Wednesday, 15 May – 13:00 Canberra / 11:00 Perth / 08:30 New Delhi]

Connect, Collaborate and Strategize at the 2013 SLA Conference

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.

“Connect, Collaborate and Strategize”

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.

SLA Conference – Collaborative Insights Panel

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.

Online & Cloud Collaboration Tools

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.

Collaborative Librarianship Advisory Board member named Librarian of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Jesus Lau. He “was recently named Librarian of the Year” at the 25th Guadalajara International Book Fair.