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News Division programming at SLA conference

Sunday, June 9

11:45am               Google and Beyond! Gathering Competitive Intelligence
Speaker: Sean Campbell, Co-owner, Cascade Insights
Moderator: Michel Bernaiche, Director – Program Development, Aurora WDC
Convention Center, Room 14A

Organizations today leave a “digital exhaust” that can be seen across the Internet. While large publicly traded organizations leave a prominent exhaust pattern, small and medium-sized businesses also leave a large smoke trail that can be followed to its source. Sean Campbell will explain how to collect, analyze and leverage open source intelligence from the Web.  Presented By Business & Finance Division, Competitive Intelligence Division, Information Technology Division, News Division

11:45am               SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Position your Career and your Library for The Next Information Boom
Speaker: Jack Plunkett, CEO, Plunkett Research, Ltd
Moderator: Karen MacDonald, Business Librarian, Kent State University Libraries
Convention Center, Room 6AB 

A fast-paced and authoritative look at the changes, technologies and trends that will shape the near future, this presentation is based on Jack Plunkett’s book, “The Next Boom: What you absolutely, positively have to know about the world between now and 2025.” The book won a Gold Medal in the Business Book Awards competition sponsored by Axiom and INC Magazine. This presentation is appropriate for librarians in academia, business, law, science and government agencies. Presented By Business & Finance Division, News Division

Monday, June 10

10:00am               SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Organizing Knowledge
Speaker: Patrick Lambe, Principal Consultant, Straits Knowledge
Moderator: Janice Keeler, Manager, Knowledge Management, NERA Economic Consulting
Convention Center, Room 6A 

Our guest speaker will share his insights into the roles that taxonomies can play in knowledge and information management.  He will look at a variety of ways in which taxonomies can underpin other important knowledge management applications, such as content management systems, records management systems, search, data warehouses, and more. There will be opportunities for Q&A after each section of his presentation to encourage participation and interaction from session attendees.  Presented By Business & Finance Division, Government Information Division, Knowledge Management Division, Leadership & Management Division, News Division, Taxonomy Division

12:00pm               Storytelling across Multiple Platforms
Speakers: Talitha Baker, Invisible Children; Tom Mallory, U-T San Diego; Susan White, Pulitzer-Prize winning editor of  Inside Climate News
Convention Center, Room 8

Today’s consumers are using new technologies and platforms to find information they are seeking. Companies and nonprofits must use their content to tell compelling stories through these new media. Panelists from Invisible Children, a social action nonprofit that leapt into the national spotlight with the Kony 2012 campaign, and two evolving media organizations will present examples of, and ideas for, good storytelling on websites, through social media and through video, and will help attendees understand the impact of mobile technology.  Presented By DSOC Nonprofit Sector Section, News Division

 6:30pm                 UT San Diego Tour & News Division Silent Auction
Location: San Diego Union-Tribune building 350 Camino de la Reina, San Diego 

The Union-Tribune Building is about 15 minutes away by car/taxi and within 10 minutes walking distance of the Green Line Trolley. To reach the Union-Tribune building by trolley, take the Green Line (Santee) from the Convention Center Station. Get off the stop at Fashion Valley Transit Center. The Fashion Valley  stop is about a 7 minute walk from the U-T, or you can walk downstairs and catch a cab for three blocks or transfer to the MTS Bus route 6 (North Park/30th & Univ.) and travel one stop  to Camino De La Reina at Avenida Del Rio. The trolley ride will take approximately 20 minutes. Contact merrie.monteagudo@utsandiego.com for assistance reaching the location.

7:30pm                 News Division Awards Dinner
Location: Headliner’s Club San Diego Union-Tribune building 350 Camino de la Reina, San Diego 

This year’s celebration will take place at a catered dinner in the Headline’s Club high above Mission Valley.  Come and celebrate the achievements of Division leaders!  Our Kwapil winner is Justin Scroggs. Catherine Kitchell and Derek Willis will receive Henebry Awards to honor their long-standing contributions to the organization. 
Sponsored by: Bloomberg Law/Bloomberg BNA

Tuesday, June 11 

10:00am               South of the Border: Research and Library Resources in Mexico
Moderator: Sandra Dibble, Reporter, Mexico and Border Issues, Union Tribune
Speakers: Kenn Morris, President, Crossborder Group Inc.; Lynne Walker, Vice President, Institute of the Americas
Convention Center, Room 14B

Our speakers will offer research tips and resources useful in researching Mexican businesses, and border-related policy issues, along with a look at freedom of information and transparency in Mexico’s open records laws. Presented By News Division, Sponsored by EcoAméricas

2:00pm                 Corporate Libraries: Adding Value in the Workplace
Speaker:   Joe Matthews, JRM Consulting Inc.
Convention Center, Room 8 

Author and consultant Joe Matthews will discuss how libraries add value to their corporations every day, how they can better communicate that value, and how they can make even greater contributions in the workplace. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Bottom Line: Determining and Communicating the Value of the Special Library and Listening to the Customer (co-authored with Peter Hernon). Presented By News Division

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