2020 Annual conference

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LMD is proud to have a part in the 2020 SLA Annual Conference. Below is a list of LMD sessions scheduled for the upcoming virtual event. 

LMD will also have some standalone events coming in November and December. Please keep an eye out for more information about these events!

Agile Working and Knowing How to Set Boundaries
Wednesday, October 14
1:15-1:45 pm EST

Moderator: Bethany Herman, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Houston Community College
Speakers: Alicia Biggers, Information Services, Albemarle Corporation; Jamie Luedtke, Manager of Knowledge Management and Standards Development, Association for Supply Chain Management

In today’s workplace, information professionals face constant demands for their time, energy, and work hours from bosses, colleagues, projects, and themselves. Between being on call 24/7, being assigned extra work, coworkers asking favors, and much more, information professionals face multiple demands throughout the day. But how much is too much? When the requests and workload start piling up, setting boundaries is important for managing workload, relationships, and yourself within your workplace. Attend this session for a lively discussion with interactive scenarios about setting physical and emotional boundaries in the workplace without alienating colleagues, sacrificing yourself, or losing your job.

Foreseeing the Future of Intelligence and Information Services Together: Are We Prepared? How Do We Know?
Speakers: John Thomson, Aurora WDC, Craig S. Fliesiher, Aurora WDC, Cynthia Cheng Correia, Knowledge inForm, Jennifer Swanson, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
This session is co-sponsored between the B&F, CI and LMD Communities

Date: Thursday, 15 October 2020
Time: 12:15 - 13:45 ET

Intelligence and information services rely on keeping ahead of sources and methods, tools and technology, and changes in organizations, industries, and the broader environment. How well do we do this? How can we adopt ways to help us see more clearly and act with more certainty? How can we be sure we're doing the right things and doing enough? Continuing their CI 20/20 series, longtime veterans Cynthia Cheng Correia and Dr. Craig Fleisher engage participants in a robust discussion, exercise and activities that will broaden our sights to drivers and signals of change and sharpen our focus to what's important to our organizations, intelligence and information services, and professional impact and value. Join us to expand your foresight, gain more new insights, and prepare your work, and yourself, for the evolving service landscape.

Learn from Your Failure and Build Your Resilience
Friday, October 16
3:15-4:15 pm EST

Moderator: Rebecca Jones, Principal, Dysart & Jones
Speakers: Janel Kinlaw, Principal, Refining Workflow LLC; Joanie Olivier, Executive Partner: Consulting, iConitel

Organizations and people are great at talking about their successes, but what about their failures? Many people fear failure because, let’s face it, we don’t like to fail! This session will take a look at some of the latest research on failure, how to pivot when failure occurs, what can be learned from failing, and how to apply those lessons to future situations. Failure can hold people and organizations back but it is also where valuable lessons can be learned, where change and growth can occur, and where a foundation for future success and resiliency can be laid. Learn how organizations and information professionals have encountered, dealt with, and grown from past failures. Attendees will also have an opportunity to share their own experiences with failure and what they learned and explore resources that can be useful in dealing with their own situations.
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