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#SLAtalk: The Road Less Traveled – Alternative Career Paths for Information Professionals

Tuesday, March 18th at 15:00 EDT


http://www.sla.org/slatalk-road-taken-alternative-career-paths-information-professionals/

Whether you are newly-minted with an MLIS degree or are in need of some re-energizing, @SLAhq invites you to this hour-long Twitter chat in which we will discuss “non-traditional” roles and paths to explore. See if taking the road less traveled by is right for you!

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SLA Academic Division – Call for Nominations – Springshare Innovation in Academic Libraries Award

Do you know of an exciting project or program at an academic library that deserves recognition? The SLA Academic Division Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the Springshare Innovation in Academic Libraries Award!

Nominations may be submitted to Catherine Lavallée-Welch, clavallee-welch@uwlax.edu, Past-Chair of SLA Academic Division by March 28th, 2014.

Winners will be announced at the 2014 SLA Annual Conference in Vancouver.

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Going to SLA 2014 in Vancouver?

Are you starting to make plans for SLA 2014 in Vancouver?

Visit the Western Canada Chapter’s conference hosting website (http://vancouver.sla.org) for insider information from chapter members on hotel choices, recommended activities, getting to and from the airport, and short trips you could add to your visit.

What appeals most to you most . . .

  • a week long dramatic Alaska cruise to see a glacier?

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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

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Petition for a SLA Data Caucus

Be a Founding Member of the Data Caucus!

Does your job require you to be involved in some aspect of the data lifecycle?  Or perhaps you are interested in gaining skills with regard to this burgeoning area of expertise for librarians and information professionals.  You may be interested in signing our petition to create a Data Caucus within the Special Libraries Association.

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Call for Speakers for SLA 2014 Vancouver

The Division of Food, Agriculture and Nutrition is looking for knowledgeable and dynamic speakers for an exciting opportunity to share their experience and expertise at SLA’s Annual Conference in Vancouver in June of 2014.  They will be hosting a session on data mining and issues in big data as they pertain to the food and agriculture industry.  If you or someone you know has something to share on this topic to this diverse community of information professionals, please contact Sarah Young, chair-elect of the Division of Food, Agriculture and Nutrition at sy493@cornell.edu.

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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

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Turn Information Into Insight & Show Them What They’re Missing – Webinar

Are your end-users still searching for business-critical information on the open web? If so, this SLA PartnerTalks webinar can help you encourage changes in their search behavior – and increase the value of your information services across your organization.

Speaker Mary Ellen Bates will teach you how to build “information dissatisfaction” with what’s available on free, public search engines, and offer a “dare to compare” challenge to end users who rush to Google to do important research.

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