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SLA-San Diego Fall Seminar October 1: Registration Now Closed


The Info Pro and the Competitive Edge: Applying Competencies and Technologies to Benefit Your Organization

Please join us for an exciting, interactive, and informative day!!

Register by September 20 for an early-bird discount!

Topics include:

· The Future-Ready Librarian

· Semantic Intelligence: How applications bring value to the organization

· Project Management at UCSD Libraries: Implementation and case examples

· Social Business: Social media tools and competitive intelligence

· The Change Agent: Planting the seed of adaptability


Ø Cindy Romaine, Principal, Romainiacs Intelligent Research, and SLA President Elect

Ø Mary Ann Williams, Digital Archivist, Disney Animation Research Library

Ø Mary Linn Bergstrom, Head, Science & Engineering Library, UCSD

Ø Cristela Garcia, Digital Library Project Coordinator , UCSD

Ø Barbara Starr, Web 3.0 Strategist, Ontologica.com; Founder, San Diego Semantic Web Group

Ø Scott Brown, Principal, Social Information Group

Date: Friday, October 1, 2010, 8 am – 4 pm

Location: Amylin Pharmaceuticals, 9360 Towne Centre Dr., San Diego, CA 92121

Parking is available in front and west of the building, and on local streets.


Rates include breakfast, lunch, and mid-morning and afternoon refreshments!

SLA Members – $70
Non-Members – $85
Students/Unemployed/Retirees – $35



Registration closes September 26.

Register via Paypal or send an email to Vani Inampudi at vanii@qualcomm.com regarding mail-in information.

Questions: Jill Blaemers, SLA-SD Director, sandiego.director@gmail.com

Many thanks to our sponsors:

EOS International


and exhibitors:



EOS International

Morningstar Document Research

Reprints Desk

Safari Books Online

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Call for Speakers at SLA-SD 2010 Fall Seminar

The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is seeking speakers for our annual professional development seminar to be held Friday, October 1, 2010, at Amylin Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA.

The theme for 2010 is:

The Info Pro and the Competitive Edge: Applying Competencies and Technologies to Benefit Your Organization

As information professionals, we are immersed in the implications and applications of technology for the discovery and use of information.  We adopt those technologies and digital resources that will be most effective for our particular clients: an assessment we make drawing on evidence from research and our professional competencies.

We are looking for presentations that focus on best practices for utilizing and managing various technologies and tools in ways that contribute to organizational success. Presenters are asked to cover the topic both conceptually and with demonstrations/discussion of real-world applications. 

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Mobile devices: best practices for information centers. What works and what doesn’t.
  • E-books and e-readers: implications and best practice.
  • Tools for information analysis: analytical tools provided in conjunction with databases, eg, MS Excel, etc. What tools to use and when, and tips for drawing best inferences.
  • Cloud computing:  Web-based vs client-based software and document sharing/storage. Implications for the organization/information center.
  • Social media: best practice for use by information centers. 
  • Semantic intelligence: how applications bring value to the organization.
  • Digitization projects: management issues.
  • Digital content and resources: techniques and tips for effective management.
  • Communication skills relevant to change management. Implementation of new technologies implies organizational change: what communication skills do information professionals need to hone to effectively implement innovations and encourage adoption of new technologies.
  • Overview major certificate programs and relevance to information professionals. How to enhance your career by extending your skill set: CI, Project management, six sigma, records management, copyright management.

Proposals are requested from information professionals working in all types of environments;  SLA membership is not required. Proposals should include:

· Speaker(s) name, affiliation, contact information

· A title for your presentation

· A summary of your presentation of up to 500 words


Presentations should be approximately 45 minutes in length. Please submit your proposal to us at sandiego.director@gmail.com by July 31, 2010. The seminar committee will select presentations by August 15.  


Many of you have expertise in one or more of the areas listed above, and we encourage you to send us a proposal soon. If you have colleagues or others in your networks who may be interested, do let them know about this opportunity. An Info Pro loves to share their knowledge! Also, please reserve October 1 on your calendar now. More details and registration information will be available in August.




Jill Blaemers and Geeth Vijay-Rao

Directors, SLA San Diego Chapter



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