Hot Topic Sessions

Session Title Day  Time  Speakers Sponsored by Session Description   Level
Getting the Most From Your Info Dollar: Leveraging Data for Greater Value Sunday, June 16, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am Mary Ellen Bates Springer Nature Whatever their setting, library and information center directors are being asked to squeeze more value from their information budget. Mary Ellen Bates shares the most effective strategies and tactics that info managers use to leverage their information purchases and increase the impact of their content acquisitions to their organization.  Intermediate
Unlock Your Digital Vault and Create the Ultimate Knowledge Center Sunday, June 16, 2019 12.30pm - 1:20pm Lucidea A well architected and implemented KM system will inform, educate and delight your end users, while a poorly implemented KM system creates more problems than it solves. Lucidea has completed thousands of successful KM implementations for leading organizations around the world—and we’d like to share what we’ve learned. Join us for this session where we’ll discuss common KM challenges that get in the way of success, and most importantly—show you how to solve them.
Transformative, Integrated and Measurable Request Management Sunday, June 16, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm  Emma Hathway Lucidea Alongside this year’s Hot Topics strategic session, “Don’t Just Be Integral, Be Aligned”, we will present a tactical session, “Transformative, Integrated and Measurable Request Management“, during which we’ll explore ways to optimize research and request workflow, including how to capture and interpret relevant and powerful metrics. Handling research requests is the most visible thing that special librarians do, but unfortunately the significant positive impact on the organization is too easily ignored by senior management.   Intermediate
What If Starting the Inclusivity Conversation Could Be Easy and Fun? Sunday, June 16, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm Bettina Harriman,
Jaclyn Harte

Join us for an interactive workshop for professionals who want a kinder, more inclusive environment for their school, college, or community. Our experiential approach to inclusivity celebrates the diverse experiences of every person in the room. When we all feel more safe seen and respected, learning and connecting become more accessible. This is especially true for those of us who identify as LGBTQ+ or come from marginalized backgrounds. 

Come learn 6 new Strategies to reduce victimization, reinforce kindness, reimagine differences and create mutual respect and belonging for all. Leave with the confidence to start the conversation about inclusivity and reach people of all differences.

Don’t Just Be Integral: Be Aligned Monday, June 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am  Jean O'Grady, 
Cindy Moon-Barna, Annette L. Demers, 
Karen McQuillen
Lucidea Building on the themes drawn out during last year’s successful Lucidea-sponsored session, “Don’t Just Be Integrated, Be Integral”, we will present the next in our SLA Hot Topics series on special library sustainability, during which we’ll explore what a special librarian’s mission truly is, and why it encompasses even more than skills, experience, services and approach. The path to success and sustainability includes applying your tools and skills in support of the top-level mission and goals—and adapting the library’s services and deliverables so you’re always aligned with what’s most important to senior leadership.   Intermediate
Cybersecurity: Protecting systems users and data Monday, June 17, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am Jan Paul Ettles,
Julie Fontenelle,
Eric C Thompson
Springer Nature Cybersecurity refers to the activities, practices, and technology that keep computers, networks, programs, and data secure and protected from harmful activities such as unauthorized access, modification, or damage. Cybersecurity Ventures estimates that by 2021, cybercrimes will cost $6 trillion per year worldwide; this includes not only stolen money, but also the value of lost productivity and intellectual property, data theft, business disruption, reputational harm and more. This panel draws in the expertise from various industry experts and organizations and will discuss trends in the current corporate landscape. Panelists will offer best practice suggestions for info pros so they can help reduce costs for their organizations by putting protections into place, firming up security policies and identifying vulnerabilities before attacks happen.  Intermediate
Being Integral is Great, Being Aligned is Greater: Lucidea’s Hot Topics Panelists Offer Specifics Monday, June 17, 2019 12:50pm - 1:40pm Lucidea Meet Lucidea’s Hot Topics panelists, who have all adopted a strategy of applying special librarians’ tools and skills in support of the top-level organizational
mission and goals—and adapting the library’s services and deliverables for continual alignment with what’s most important to senior leadership. They’re focused on how special librarians can go beyond being embedded and integral to their clients’ daily workflow, and become (and remain) aligned with organizational imperatives. When you attend this Theater Presentation, you’ll hear our panelists expand on some of the tactics they reference in the Hot Topics
discussion, and they’ll be available to answer your questions.
Transformative Request Management—Measure
What Matters
Monday, June 17, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm Lucidea Is your integrated library system (ILS) truly integrated? The answer is “yes”, if it offers request management capabilities that transform and optimize special
librarians’ core research competence. Attend this demo presented by Lucidea’s Phil Wensley, Senior Sales Executive, and Jeremiah Saunders, Consultant Librarian, and see how you can transform your request management workflow into a powerful capability (and resulting database!) that makes you integral to your organization’s success.
Risks and Opportunities as Global Economy Enters New Phase Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am  Charlotte King The Economist Intelligence Unit The EIU will present the latest global outlook. As we have seen geopolitical tensions build over the last few years, when economic performance was strong. Policy makers will now face greater challenges in negotiating these political risks in a less supportive growth environment.  Intermediate
Data on Demand: Real World Examples of Using Web of Science Data for Analytics Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm Samuel Hansen,
Kristen Faeth
Clarivate Analytics 

Did you know that the data underlying the Web of Science  is available for analysis outside of the platform?

Join Samuel Hansen, a Mathematics & Statistics Librarian at University of Michigan, and Kristen Faeth, Solutions Specialist for Web of Science Group, to discuss the use of Web of Science Core Collection citation and publication data in analytics projects. Hear examples of the ways these data have been used to identify emerging areas of research, understand research collaboration, benchmark research productivity and impact, and measure the impact of research funding.

Web of Science Core Collection provides authoritative metadata from scientific publications from around the world – covering over 20,900 peer-reviewed journals across the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, along with conferences and scholarly books. The database’s complete citation indexing, uniquely linking each citation across this vast network of over 1.5 billion cited references, creates an immense network of relationships across disciplines, countries, institutions, and researchers.