#SLAers Flying Solo

2013 – San Diego

2013 SLA Annual Conference – San Diego

Solo Librarians Division Programs

Saturday, June 8, 2013

10:00 am to Noon

Solo Librarians Division Board Meeting

Join your solo colleagues to hear the results of our efforts over the past year and to plan our future division activities.  This is an exciting time for the Solo Division and your participation and input is vital to sustain our community.  Our best ideas are the result of member input, so let your voice be heard.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Solo Division Business Meeting

You check your Solo email list everyday, right?  Here’s your chance to check in with solos in person!  Network with colleagues, enjoy lunch, and find out where the division is headed in the coming year.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Ticket Price:  $40 members and students, $50 non-members

Monday, June 10, 2013

8:00 am to 9:30 am

Joyful Negotiation

Speaker:  Mary Ellen Bates

Many more things are negotiable than we may think; in fact, much of life involves negotiation. And the effects of not negotiating can be cumulative. This presentation helps you identify who is “the boss of you”, develop your ability to “reframe” challenging situations, and build tools to enhance your negotiation skills and approach every situation as negotiable.

Noon to 2:00 pm

Self-Defense for Librarians

Speaker:  Evan Dzierzynski

Personal safety is especially important during conferences when many of us are visiting an unfamiliar city. In this workshop on self-defense techniques Evan Dzierzynski, Owner and Lead Coach of NOVA Self Defense, will show us how we can defend ourselves safely.

Ticket Price:  $20 members; $15 students, $30 non-members

Co-hosting Units:  Transportation Division, Government Information Division, Military Division

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Solo Librarians Division Open House

Whether you’re a solo librarian or not, stop by the Solo Librarians Division Open House. We’re friendly and willing to share our resources.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

10:00 am to 11:30 am

The Resilient Solo
Panelists:   Catherine Lavallee-Welch, Dan Trefethen, Anne Hengehold

Let’s look beyond “Success Stories” at ways that current and former solo librarians have maintained their relevance and resilience as information professionals, not only in this challenging economy but over the course of their careers.  Panelists will share their career paths and experiences and attendees will have time to ask question and discuss the skills and personal work needed to persevere.

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Gerry Hurley Memorial Leadership Program: 
Leading From the Library:  How Can I Be A Leader When _________ ?

Panelists:  Ulla de Stricker, Gloria Zamora, Jill Hurst-Wahl

In this interactive session, a panel of three SLA leaders will offer their practical experience to help you overcome leadership challenges you face in your work. Attendees will have two minutes to explain their leadership challenge and our panel will have five minutes to respond. This session will be facilitated and attendees are encouraged to share and participate.   During the last ten minutes attendees will have a chance to identify and share the “golden nuggets” they will takeaway from this session.

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