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UNYSLA Business Meeting followed by Happy Hour in Syracuse Elaine Lasda Bergman Receives 2016 UNYSLA Member Merit Award!
 
UNYSLA Business Meeting followed by Happy Hour in Syracuse

UNYSLA Business Meeting followed by Happy Hour in Syracuse

You’re invited to the annual business meeting of Upstate New York Chapter of SLA on September 22nd at 4 pm. This meeting will be held virtually and will cover what is happening in our Upstate chapter including the upcoming chapter election, opportunities to help build your network of special librarians in your area, financial standing […]

Elaine Lasda Bergman Receives 2016 UNYSLA Member Merit Award!

Elaine Lasda Bergman Receives 2016 UNYSLA Member Merit Award!

Elaine Lasda Bergman was presented with the 2016 Upstate New York SLA (UNYSLA) Chapter Member Merit Award at the UNYSLA conference on October 21, 2016.  For those that don’t know Elaine, she is the Subject Librarian for Social Welfare, Gerontology, and the Dewey Library Reference collection at the Dewey Graduate Library at the University of […]

Syracuse Librarians socialized and celebrated

Syracuse area librarians got together Wednesday December 3rd at Al’s Wine and Whiskey Lounge in downtown Syracuse to celebrate the holiday season.  The event was hosted by UNYSLA and was open to librarians, both SLA and non-SLA members, and SU’s iSchool students.  Librarians from CLRC, SUNY Upstate Medical University Library, Supreme Court Library, Syracuse University Libraries, Liverpool Public Library, Law firm libraries, Law Library Consultants, and Bryant and Stratton Library attended this event.  Over good food and drinks we made new friends and contacts to help us all succeed in our profession.  The response was so positive we will definitely be having another social within the next few months.  So be sure to mark your calendar when the next social is announced.  In fact, several librarians came to specifically meet with students about upcoming opportunities in libraries so I hope iSchool students attend the next social.

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Webinar: Knowledge management, a profession in transformation

4:30 am EST (A wee bit early in the morning. You can download the FT report from the SLA site.)

Join the Financial Times for a webinar featuring the special report commissioned with the Special Libraries Association (SLA) titled ‘The Evolving Value of Information Management’ which reveals the contrasting challenges between information users and providers.

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People Who Need People: Honing Your Interpersonal Skills – #SLAtalk twitter chat

#SLAtalk – People Who Need People: Honing Your Interpersonal Skills

Be one of the luckiest people in the world and join us on Tuesday, December 9th at 3:00 pm ET for an #SLAtalk Twitter chat session all about finding and strengthening your interpersonal skills.

Check back here for our discussion questions and more information.

Tuesday, December 9th from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

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Webinar: Want to know about Maker Spaces?

Want to know about Maker Spaces? benefits, examples, things to consider?

DEDU Inside Byte webinar (sponsored by the Education Division of Special Library Association)

Join us for the December 12 DEDU webinar at 1:30pm EST, at which time Sharona Ginsberg, Maker Space maven at the University of Michigan, will share concrete implications for academic settings. To register for this free event, go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/810114456

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Ensuring a Smooth Progression to New Operational Leadership

Blog Post from SLA President Kate Arnold

Ensuring a Smooth Progression to New Operational Leadership

Yesterday, we announced the departure of Janice Lachance as SLA’s CEO. The SLA Board of Directors is committed to ensuring a smooth progression to new operational leadership, and in keeping with that goal I formed a Transition Committee earlier this year. The members of the committee are Jill Strand, our president-elect; John DiGilio, SLA’s treasurer; Tara Murray and Debbie Schachter, members of the board; and Bill Noorlander, a member of SLA’s Finance Committee.

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SLA and Janice R. Lachance announce Lachance’s departure as CEO

After 11 years of leading the staff of the Special Libraries Association (SLA), Janice R. Lachance will be stepping down as the association’s chief executive officer at the conclusion of her contract at year end. SLA Deputy Chief Executive Officer Doug Newcomb and SLA Chief Financial Officer Linda Broussard will serve as co-acting chief executive officers.

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Today’s the deadline for SLA 2015 Contributed Papers Proposals

SLA’s last call for for contributed paper proposals:

15 Minutes of Fame, a Lasting Contribution

Andy Warhol famously (pardon the pun) said that “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” But what does 15 minutes of fame really get you, other than a few more “likes” on Facebook and some selfies with total strangers?

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Webinar: Bringing Order to Chaos: Using Sharepoint for Content Management

SLA’s Pacific Northwest Chapter and Information Technology Division are proud to offer a free webinar:

Title: Bringing Order to Chaos: Using Sharepoint for Content Management
Presenter: Owen Allen, technical solutions specialist with Microsoft
Date: Tuesday, December 2nd, 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET
Cost: No charge

Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/359750808.

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