#SLAers Flying Solo

2010 – New Orleans

User-Focused Digital Library: A Practical Guide
This session elaborates on the various aspects of building, managing and promoting a digital library including tools to build and evaluate a digital library, digital content licensing and tips on how to promote the use of this content.  So if you are looking to come away with a better understanding of the essential practices, tools and tips that are important in user-focused digital libraries, this is a session you must attend. Speaking: Sophia Guevara, W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Qin Zhu, HP Labs Research LibrarySponsored by: EOS


Brand You and Web 2.0
How do you manage your online profiles, establish your expertise and express yourself on the web, without compromising you reputation?  This session looks at how info pros can make use of the social web to build their professional networks, establish their credibility and share their expertise, without compromising their professional reputation. This is another do not miss session with Mary Ellen Bates! Speaking: Mary Ellen Bates, Bates Information Services, Inc.Sponsored by: Infogroup/Reference Division


Success Stories of Solos
Original session format back by popular demand! Success is measured in a variety of ways. In this roundtable discussion panelists share their success stories in solo librarianship.  Come find out how others have broken down walls, created innovative services and more! Share your own story! Attendee discussion and participation encouraged. Speaking: Patrick Clapp, QIAGEN 
Leadership and Influence: Building Capacity for Change
Solo Librarians 3rd Annual Gerry Hurley Memorial Leadership Session. Most researchers agree that “leadership is a process of social influence in which one person is able to enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.” But how does one lead from the middle? How does one lead as a solo librarian? Weaving together research from advocacy, collaboration, influence and leadership, Ken Haycock will provide a practical yet evidence-based approach to building capacity for change and improvement in your organization. Whether you lead a large work team or only yourself, his presentation will address the gaps between common practice and best practices. Speaking: Ken Haycock, San Jose School of Library and Information Science; Nicole Snyder, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLPSponsored by OVID (Wolters Kluwer)


Taxonomy Made Easy: An Introduction to Taxonomies for the Accidental Taxonomist 
The growing interest in taxonomies may result in librarians, especially solo corporate librarians, being asked to create or manage taxonomies, even if they had not done that work before. Thus we have the accidental taxonomist. This presentation gives an introduction to taxonomies, controlled vocabularies and thesauri, for those who are new to the field. Different types and applications of taxonomies, the basic structure of how to create a taxonomy, best practices for creating terms and relationships, and available taxonomy tools will be covered. Speaking: Heather Hedden



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