Posted on June 29, 2012.
>> Update, July 19 2012: Download the presentation file (PDF). (Includes random content captured from the conference Tweetstreams, supplemented by information and links shared in the live session.)
Are you missing out on SLA 2012 in Chicago, or eager to compare notes on sessions you had to miss?
On July 19, you can join in on a joint Rocky Mountain Chapter/Illinois Chapter review opportunity. This will be an “open mike” hour for attendees to share take-aways, insights, and ideas from SLA 2012 Annual Conference sessions and the INFO-EXPO.
Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time
From the Rocky Mountain Chapter, Mary Ellen Bates and Lee Ann Benkert will open the discussion. Mary Ellen (Bates Information Services) is presenting several sessions, and Lee Ann (who works at the National Security Space Institute) will be a panelist in the Future Now discussion at the close of the conference on July 18, sponsored by Springer.
Anne Hengehold and Paty Schintgen from the Illinois Chapter will join us.
All Rocky Mountain Chapter members, Illinois Chapter members, and SLA members from anywhere else are welcome to attend.
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Posted in Chapter Events, Event Reports, SLA Annual Conference
Posted on April 23, 2012.
On Thursday, May 17, RMSLA hosted Joe Murphy’s live Virtual Lunch presentation on “The Information Impacts of Current Tech Trends.”
>>Updated May 17: Access Joe’s presentation slides.
>>Updated May 24: View the recorded program.
Learn about the biggest technology trends affecting information centers, from 3D printing to econtent directions and mobile strategies. This session by Joe Murphy explores the most current trends in technology, including the social media landscape, how shifting smartphone usage is shaping information engagement, and how the roles of special librarians are continuing to evolve.
Joe Murphy is a Librarian and Technology Trend Spotter consultant helping libraries and more prepare for upcoming technology shifts. Joe is an author and editor, an international keynote speaker, and a conference organizer. For more details about Joe, who formerly worked in the Yale University Libraries, see his website, http://joemurphylibraryfuture.com.
Posted in Chapter Events
Posted on November 27, 2011.
RMSLA writers were recently featured on SLA’s Future Ready 365 blog (http://futureready365.sla.org). Check out the posts to see chapter members’ contributions:
- Nov 21, Shelley Walchak, Take a Risk, Reap the Rewards
- Nov 20, Joseph Kraus, Collaborative Librarianship
- Nov 19, Recca Larson, Economic Gardening
- Nov 18, Ellen Naylor, How Cooperative Intelligence Will Make You Future Ready
- Nov 17, Laura Cullerton, The Value of Information Professionals
- Nov 16, Charles Leckenby, Introducing eBooks into the Denver Public Schools
- Nov 15, Connie Clem, Who Is SLA?
This group of posts joins several posts earlier in the year from RMSLA writers.
- Nov 12, Lee Ann Benkert, Playing It Smart: Letting Data Drive the Future
- Oct 8, Marcy Phelps, Stay Focused with Long-Term Planning
- Oct 6, Mary Ellen Bates, Adding Intrapreneurship to Your Toolkit
- Sept 16, Joseph Kraus, Future Ready: The Pace of Change for Technology and Culture
- Sept 15, Marcy Phelps, Build Your Network Now for a Future Ready Career
- May 28, Lark Birdsong, Be Ready and Unafraid
- May 24, Christine Hamilton-Pennell, Think Like an Entrepreneur
- Feb 6, Kim Dority, Rock the Future: Create Your Own
- Jan 31, Ellen Naylor, The Future Is NOW
- Jan 26, Christy Confetti Higgins, Just Connect!
- Jan 10, Scott Brown, Saying “Yes”
To find posts from chapter members, go to the blog’s calendar of posts and enter “rocky” in the search box. Or, use the “rocky mountain chapter” tag to pull up the November series of posts.
If you’ve been meaning to write your own 250+ words of experience and insight, there’s still time. Let us and SLA hear from you.
Posted in Chapter News, People Spotlight, SLA Initiatives