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SLA New England 2017 Fall Conference - Incremental Steps

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Conference Center at Waltham Woods

860 Winter Street

Waltham, MA 02451

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SLA New England Fall Conference - Incremental steps toward the development of essential skills and collaborative partnerships.

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast | Breakfast Activity - Examining our partnerships

9:30 a.m.

Welcome | Conference Overview

10:00 a.m. to 11:15

How are the skillsets necessary to run today’s libraries changing the nature of librarianship?

Perspectives: Educators vs. Employers

Moderator: Anne Graham, Civil and Environmental Engineering Librarian and GIS Liaison, MIT

Presenter: Eileen Abels, Dean of Simmons School of Library and Information Science

Presenter: Chris Bourg, Director of MIT Libraries

11:30 a.m.

Partnerships & Disruptive Technologies

When a new technology is born, how do relevant stakeholders come together? How do we nurture the new technology, shape it, and bring together different parts of our ecosystem to make it something truly great. FOLIO is one example of such a disruptive technology, and there are many others. With FOLIO specifically, the panel will discuss what we’ve done well and what we could and should be doing differently. We will also broaden the conversation beyond FOLIO to help all of us understand how to create partnerships to embrace and take full advantage of the changes.

Moderator: Kim Maxwell, Electronic Resources Management Librarian, MIT

Presenter: Christopher Spalding, EBSCO

Presenter: Jesse Koennecke, Director of Acquisitions and E-Resource Licensing Services, Cornell University

12:45 p.m. Lunch served

1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Essential Skills & Changing Roles

Moderator: Maureen Festa, Senior Research Analyst, Office of Prospect Research, MIT

The Art of Deduction: Business Analysis approaches for librarians

Christine Quirion, Head, Technology Planning, Integration, and Experience, MIT

BI? CI? MI? A holistic look at data analysis

Business intelligence, market intelligence and competitive intelligence are all separate methods of analyzing data using unique sources. What are the differences and what would a holistic analysis look like? Participants will have an opportunity to practice what they learned.

Jennifer Swanson, MLS, MBA and PMP

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tactical Alliances – Are the right people @ the table?

Moderator: Bridgett Pride, Simmons LIS Student

IP Filtering is Dead. What’s next?

IP filtering led us into a technological cul-de-sac. This presentation highlights problems associated with IP filtering, and the work publishers and subscribers need to be engaged in to chart a new course. The RA21 initiative is exactly that; a group of vendors and subscribers working together in an open process, to find a way forward.

Rich Wegner, E-Resource Systems Manager, MIT

4:05 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closing Session - Documenting the Path Forward with Zines

Rhonda Kauffman, Bibliographic Metadata Associate, MIT

Bridgett Pride, Simmons LIS Student

Thank you to our 2017 Conference Sponsor

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View the SLA New England chapter website for additional details: http://newengland.sla.org/archives/140671


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Conference Center at Waltham Woods is conveniently located near the junction of Route 128 and the MassPike. The Conference Center has ample free parking, there is a shuttle from Alewife, and a carpooling website is available to match drivers with riders in order to make the trip more pleasant and accessible.

What's the refund policy?

SLA New England will issue a refund minus a $10 cancellation fee up to 7 business days prior to the meeting. Exceptions to the cancellation policy will be made at the discretion of the Treasurer.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For all questions, please contact the SLA New England program team at slanewengland@gmail.com

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