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LMD Sessions at the 2020 SLA Annual Conference

By Dan Bostrom posted 09-22-2020 15:48

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. Both of these sessions are live.

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.

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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09-24-2020 19:40

I've just finished producing the video of their fabulous, informative session on failure - failing to learn and to grow.  @Janel Kinlaw also wrote a candid blog post on Fail Fast: a real life story" in July -- it's well done, so check it out!​