Learn about activities for the 2014 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) conference, and hear an overview of IFLA’s Trend Report, which identifies 5 high level trends affecting and shaping the future information ecosystem.
The Group Works card deck is designed to support your process as a group convenor, planner, facilitator, or participant. The people who developed this deck spent several years pooling our knowledge of the best group events we had ever witnessed. We looked at meetings, conferences, retreats, town halls, and other sessions that give organizations life, solve a longstanding dilemma, get stuck relationships flowing, result in clear decisions with wide support, and make a lasting difference. We also looked at routine, well-run meetings that simply bring people together and get lots of stuff done.
The deck consists of 91 full-colour 3.5" x 5.5" cards (plus a few blanks to add your own patterns), a five-panel explanatory insert, and an accompanying booklet explaining the purpose and history of the project and suggesting uses for the cards in group process work.
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Needing a new ILS and getting management approval are two different things. Do you want to be more persuasive with management? Are you looking for more resources, a bigger budget?
Join us for an educational luncheon focusing on what it takes to be persuasive with management and IT. Learn critical influencing skills that will help you succeed in making a difference in your organization by speaking their language. Stephen Abram, Advocate for Special Libraries and Former SLA President, will share many tips and tricks he learned both as an advisor and a manager of special libraries.
The impact of the following will be considered:
Whether you're considering an ILS upgrade or replacement, justifying these projects in the minds of leaders and colleagues is crucial. Join us for an info-packed hour and lunch that will leave with management wrapped around your finger.
Heather Hedden will be signing copies of her book, The Accidental Taxonomist.
About the book:
The Accidental Taxonomist is the most comprehensive guide available to the art and science of building information taxonomies. Heather Hedden—one of today’s leading writers, instructors, and consultants on indexing and taxonomy topics—walks readers through the process, displaying her trademark ability to present highly technical information in straightforward, comprehensible English.
Drawing on numerous real-world examples, Hedden explains how to create terms and relationships, select taxonomy management software, design taxonomies for human versus automated indexing, manage enterprise taxonomy projects, and adapt taxonomies to various user interfaces. The result is a practical and essential guide for information professionals who need to effectively create or manage taxonomies, controlled vocabularies, and thesauri.
About the author:
Heather Hedden has been developing and editing taxonomies, thesauri, and controlled vocabularies since 1995 for various employers and also as an independent consultant. Previously she was a user of controlled vocabularies as a database indexer. Heather currently works as a senior vocabulary editor at Cengage Learning for both Gale and educational products. She also teaches online continuing education workshops in taxonomy creation through Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Heather was previously chair of the mentoring committee of the Taxonomy Division of SLA.