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  • 1.  SLA Midwest Symposium, Friday June 4th, 9 am - 1 pm CDT - last chance!

    Posted 06-03-2021 11:01

    So, so many things to learn about at the SLA Midwest Symposium.  Curious about podcasting?  We got you.  Want to know more about author matching? Done.  Dipping your toe into data wrangling?  We have multiple expert speakers who can't wait to share what they've been working on.

    You really don't want to miss signing up by Thursday, June 3rd (that's today!), because these won't be recorded.  Here's the line up:

    Opening Session:  SLA update
     by Tara Murray Grove SLA President

    Data and Data Evaluation:


    • Database Evaluation for your library/info center – Everything All at Once: by Nathan A. Rosen Herrick Feinstein
    • Author Matching – No mistaken identities!: Elizabeth Downie Mathematical Reviews
    • Mathematical Reviews Citation Database: Eliot Johnson, American Mathematical Society (Mathematical Reviews)

    Evolving role of libraries

    • Ope, Just Gonna Become an Embedded Librarian: Alex Hauser, Michigan State University
    • How to Create a Podcast: Lorene Kennard, University of St. Francis
    • Accessibility in Research Collections: Ariel Robinson, Chicago History Museum

    Closing Session:  Trendspotting – identifying the most useful services for your users:  Miguel Figueroa, Amigos Library Services

    Register here!

    SLA Member - $10
    SLA Non-member - $20
    Students, speakers, and planning committee - Free

    Co-hosted by the SLA Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan Communities.

    Sabine Schuller
    Sr. Research Specialist, The Rotary Foundation

  • 2.  RE: SLA Midwest Symposium, Friday June 4th, 9 am - 1 pm CDT - last chance!

    Posted 06-04-2021 08:04
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    Hi all,

    I just wanted to share this program guide for today's event. I think it really does a nice job showcasing that the Midwest is best!

    If you couldn't take part, I apologize. Unfortunately, we decided not to record it, but we are hope to offer more continuing education and events later this year. Thanks!


    Dan Bostrom
    Member Engagement Manager
    Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)


  • 3.  RE: SLA Midwest Symposium, Friday June 4th, 9 am - 1 pm CDT - last chance!

    Posted 06-05-2021 10:57

    I attended the Midwest Symposium yesterday.  I have attended virtual conferences this past year, where I didn't come away with any new information or ideas.  That was not the case yesterday.  I picked up a tidbit(s) from every one of the speakers.  Thank you for hosting and thanks to the teams for putting together an interesting program.


    Pamela Nila, MSLIS
    Independent Research Consultant