Nov 1. Rediscover Michigan Business. Come to the Michigan Area Business Librarian meeting

  • 1.  Nov 1. Rediscover Michigan Business. Come to the Michigan Area Business Librarian meeting

    Posted 09-27-2019 17:56
    We invite all SLA-Michigan chapter members to join us for this event. You do not have to be a business librarian to attend or even live in Michigan.  Our Canadian members and colleagues from neighboring states are also welcome.  Registration will be posted next week.  Hope to see you. The MABL Program Committee.


    Rediscover Michigan Business

    Friday, November 1, 2019


    9am Coffee for early arrivals. Location: Ross School of Business, Blau B1590

    9:30 to 10:30 am Welcome and Introductions

    Learn what is new in Michigan's business library and information communities.  Meet their members, visit with the area's information vendors, learn about publishing and professional opportunities and more.

    10:45 – 11:45 am.  Behind the Curtain: What's going on in Michigan Agriculture

    Food and agriculture are one of Michigan's largest industries contributing over $104.7 billion to the state's economy and accounting for 17% of its employment.

    Join Suzanne Teghtmeyer, Michgan State University Agriculture Librarian and Jae Gerhart, Michigan State University Extension Local Foods Coordinator for a comprehensive overview of Michigan Agriculture in the 21st century. They will address the current landscape, trends, funding mechanisms, research, policy, and more. In addition, they will provide resources for Michigan-specific agricultural information for you to use in your work.

    Noon to 1 pm.  Lunch

    1:15 to 2:30pm   The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center – Helping Michigan sustain its competitive edge.

    Michigan has a long history of being home to manufacturing's pioneering innovators. Today this tradition continues with manufacturing taking a formidable position in the state's economy, contributing 19.1% to its GDP and employing 13.8% of its workforce.

    The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, established in 1991, helps Michigan manufacturers sustain their competitive edge.  Learn more about Michigan's newly evolving industries and what keeps Michigan manufacturers up at night.  Find out how the Center helps businesses grow and where business owners can find local replacements for poor performing suppliers.  The Center's Rebekah McCarter, Lead Supplier Scout and Shelly Stobierski, former Director of Research Services, will discuss how their work contributes to its performance and identify the information resources that best support Michigan's manufacturing businesses.

    2:30 to 3:30 pm   Library Best Practices (discussion forum)

    • Obtaining recognition for your role within your organization
    • Measuring impact of your daily work

    3:30 pm to sunset. Kresge Library Open House.  Chat with the Kresge librarians and tour the Library's resource offerings

    Register by Wednesday, Oct 30th. Fee: $15 . Breakfast & lunch included. 

    University of Michigan Ann Arbor; Ross School of Business

    Blau Building B1590

    700 E. University Ave

    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    Directions to Ross: https://michiganross.umich.edu/about/visit/maps-directions-parking

    Closest Parking: Ann Arbor's Forest Street parking structure at 650 S. Forest (Forest & Willard).  https://www.parkme.com/lot/93121/forest-avenue-parking-structure-ann-arbor-mi Fee is $1.20 per hour

    Audience: Academic, public, and corporate business librarians, information vendors and other info professionals in Michigan, contiguous states and Canada.

    Meeting Planning Committee:  Danguole Kviklys (Chair), University of Michigan; Corey Seeman, University of Michigan; Chad Groenhout, Allis Information Management; Eris Tans, Michigan State University

    Sponsors: Kresge Business Library at the Ross School of Business; Special Libraries Association-Michigan Chapter; Michigan Academic Business Librarians (MABL)

    Danguole Kviklys
    University of Michigan