#SLAleftbehind Summer Webinar Series- Beginning Next Week!

Many of our student leaders can’t make it to Boston for the Annual Conference, so we’re experimenting with our first summer program series! We’re screening webinars from SLA’s 2014 Virtual Conference at Smith Public Trust, just a short walk from CUA and the Brookland Metro station.

Learn about new trends in the field by watching the webinars and joining us in discussion. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Please register here so we have an accurate estimate of attendance

Webinar #1: The Accidental Data Scientist: A New Role for Librarians and Info Pros
When: Tuesday, June 16th, at 6:00pm
Where: Smith Public Trust, 3514 12TH ST. NE, DC 20017

Description: In October 2012, Tom Davenport wrote in Harvard Business Review that data scientist is the “sexiest job of the 21st Century,” and ever since the term has become ubiquitous. In 2013 alone, there were 3,113 articles in Factiva mentioning the term. Unfortunately, however, only 2 of the 3,113 also mentioned the term “librarian” or “information professional.” We’ve always been well-versed in working with data, and it is imperative that we parlay our skills into different roles and job functions. How do we avoid being late or uninvited to the Big Data party? We can’t afford to miss the opportunities that working with Big Data affords. Join Amy Affelt for this session, where you will learn about ways to get involved with Big Data initiatives in your organization by leveraging your unique abilities to find, analyze, and judge the quality of data in order to create knowledge deliverables.

Speaker: Amy Affelt, Director of Database Research, Compass Lexecon

Webinar #2: Quick Takes
When: Wednesday, July 1st, at 6:00pm
Where: Smith Public Trust, 3514 12TH ST. NE, DC 20017

Top 5 Tips for Developing Powerful LinkedIn Profiles
Description: Learn how to develop positive, persuasive LinkedIn profiles with a concentration on proven recognized best practices. Nathan will provide a practical list of steps that will maximize the visibility of your LinkedIn profile.

Analytical Tools Overview
Description: Learn how to apply analytical tools that examine key issues, scenarios, SWOT, and win/loss that can be difference-makers for your organizational IQ. This session will examine case studies of how these four analytical frameworks have been applied, and give you real-life examples that can enable better decision-making at your company.

What the Heck Is Big Data, and Why Is It Important?
Description: The term Big Data is tossed around in different ways by the media, various industries and technology and information practitioners (not to mention CEOs). Sean will provide a down and dirty, lightning-fast explanation to help you understand Big Data and the implications for information professionals.

Speakers: Nathan Rosen, Lib Research Manager, Dechert LLP; Derek Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Aurora WDC; Sean Campbell, Co-owner, Cascade Insights

Webinar #3: Finding Those Who Don’t Want to Be Found Using Social Media and Other Tools
When: Friday, July 17th, at 6:00pm
Where: Smith Public Trust, 3514 12TH ST. NE, DC 20017

Description: We have all seen the crime shoes where, with a few clicks using social media, a key piece of evidence turns up. But how hard is this to do in real life? Find out from one of the principals of a leading investigative agency in Canada. Julie will discuss how she and her colleagues use social media and other online tools to discover hidden information. Emphasis will be placed on resources, tips, and techniques that you can add to your research toolkit.

Speaker: Julie Clegg, President, Toddington International

Webinar #4: Social Media for Everyone and Every Library: How To Use New Apps and Tools in Innovative Ways
When: Saturday, August 8th, at 3:30pm
Where: Smith Public Trust, 3514 12TH ST. NE, DC 20017

Description: Although social media sometimes seems geared toward individuals, there are many ways that organizations and libraries can leverage new social media tools. This in-depth session will explore innovative uses of social media and how to determine which tools and apps best match various types of organizations. While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to social media, this will help participants learn about the variety of tools and apps (some you may never have even heard of) that can help them spread their missions, broaden their reach beyond their traditional audiences, engage users in new ways – and also learn how to stay on top of the latest social media trends. Participants will get an overview of social media tools and applications, learn how to evaluate and compare social media tools, and select those most appropriate to fulfilling their organization’s goals.

Speaker: Cheryl Yanek, Librarian & Director, Catalyst

We look forward to seeing you! To add these events to your Google calendar paste this ID in the input field below “Other Calendars”: jdb302tolddb39kde6itkpb468@group.calendar.google.com

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