Under consideration for attending::
SLA Texas Chapter Annual Fall Meeting
Friday, October 24, 2008 8:30am – 5:00 pm Southern Methodist University, Dallas
This year’s meeting is a spotlight on Sustainability – the sustainability of your career. Whether you are looking for a new job or keeping up with the latest technology trends to stay on top at your current job, the SLA Texas Chapter Annual Fall Meeting offers a diverse group of presentations to help meet your professional long-term and short-term career objectives. Be sure to mark your calendar to meet up with your colleagues in Dallas on October 24th!
SLA Members $40
SLA Members (between jobs) $15
Students and Retirees $15
Price includes continental breakfast and lunch
Register by October 10, 2008
|8:30||Registration and Breakfast|
|9:00||Welcome by Jalyn Kelley, Texas Chapter President|
|11:30||“60 Gadgets in 60 Minutes” – Barbara Fullerton and Dina Dreifuerst|
|12:30||Lunch & Networking|
|2:00||“How to Stay Employable in the 21st Century” – Keynote Speaker, Pat Wagner|
|3:30||“How to Stay Employable in the 21st Century” – Keynote Speaker, Pat Wagner|
|4:30||Wrap Up & Chapter Business|
The meeting will be on the SMU Campus in the Cox School of Business Complex, Fincher Building (FINCH) in the Ernst & Young Gallery, 6212 Bishop Blvd., Dallas, TX 75275. Driving Directions and Interactive Campus Map.
Parking is available for $5 a day in the Moody Parking Garage at the corner of SMU Boulevard and Airline Road. Free parking available at the Dart Rail Mockingbird station, and ride the Mustang Express shuttle over to SMU. DART Bus Routes.
Pat Wagner has worked with special libraries as a trainer and consultant since 1978, focusing on personnel, management, leadership, marketing, career and strategic planning issues. She and her husband Leif Smith own Pattern Research, Inc., a 33-year-old Denver- based research and consulting business, which focuses on the needs of innovators in science, business, technology and the arts. She admits to making almost every career mistake – and surviving! Pat brings her expertise as the keynote speaker and presents:
“How to Stay Employable in the 21st Century“
Being smart, credentialed, experienced and competent at your work is not enough. Can you count on being someone who can stay employed at the kind of jobs (and salary) you want? How to Stay Employable explores career development as a marketplace, where you treat employers like customers and your own career as a business. It means taking responsibility for your lifelong education and understanding how to create opportunities even when the economy is rocky.
- Why do you need to be always looking for your next job, even if you like it, and your employer likes you?
- What are the ten skill sets you need to evaluate and update? What do you do well, and what can you do better?
- What are twelve warning signs you might need to leave your job? Which should concern you the most?
- What are the tools for marketing yourself, including promotional tools, personal databases and a career portfolio?
- What kind of continuing education should you seek that are outside of the usual special librarian or information professional classes?
Barbara Fullerton, Manager of Librarian Relations at 10KWizard and Dina Dreifuerst, Budget & Acquisitions Librarian at Bracewell & Giuliana, bring you “60 Gadgets in 60 Minutes”. Since the 19th century, the word “gadget” has been used to describe small mechanical or electronic devices with practical uses. Barbara and Dina will talk about today’s gadgets and how they affect our work and play. This fast-paced session will provide information about types of gadgets and how they are used in today’s environment for multi-tasking and, of course, for fun!
Panel Discussion featuring our own Chapter Members:
- Greg Lambert, the Library & Records Manager at King & Spalding in Houston, moderates this panel and discusses how to start online communities and Web 2.0 interaction using software and websites that are freely available to anyone.
- Emily Cunningham-Rushing is the Competitive Intelligence Librarian at Haynes & Boone in Dallas. Emily reviews a survey of Texas SLA members regarding the perceptions of online social networks. Emily compares the answers of librarians that are active within online social networks versus those who are not active, and how those perceptions differ.
- Ben Toon is the Library Manager for Fujitsu Corp in Dallas. He demonstrates how he has implemented Web 2.0 capabilities within his own library structure. Ben also reviews some of the up and coming technology and how that technology may change the way we use social networks and Web 2.0 in our day to day activities within our organizations.
- David Brackus is a Business Researcher for Jefferies & Company in Houston, a New York-based global financial services firm. David will speak on his experience using recruiters and headhunters conducting job searches.
- April Kessler, Business Librarian at the University of Texas Libraries, discusses tips and strategies for successful salary negotiation for that new job.
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