2020 Annual Meeting

2020 SLA Texas Chapter Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting
10 November 2020 CST

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Tuesday, 10 November 2020

1:00 - 1:50 pm: Everything will Change: Covid 19’s Key Effects on Lifestyles, Consumers and Business for the Future -- Jack Plunkett, CEO, Plunkett Research, Ltd. www.plunkettresearch.com

Moderator: Marj Atkinson

The Coronavirus pandemic is not only dynamically changing the world today—it is creating changes that will endure for the long-term.  Some of these changes are subtle, some may be brutal.

Please join Jack Plunkett, CEO of Plunkett Research, Ltd., for an informal and no-holds-barred discussion of technologies, households, consumers, and business sectors such as retailing, real estate and health care.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Plunkett speak about:

  • Consumers, their income and how they will spend their money
  • Business and Industry: lasting changes in key business sectors
  • Lasting changes in lifestyles

2:00 - 2:50 pm: Our library during the pandemic: the view from the UX office -- Amanda Thomas, User Experience / Public Services Librarian/Psychology Librarian, Rice University, Fondren Library

Moderator: Tina Budzise-Weaver

Fondren Library at Rice responded to the pandemic as many other libraries did, but not every academic library has a UX office with the same tasks and challenges as ours. This talk will cover a few of our efforts during the onset of the pandemic, including collaboration with our student advisory groups, standard UX testing, and the UX of library voter outreach.

3:00 - 5:00 pm: Think Outside the Norm -- Panel Presentation and Q&A

Could I do that? Learn from experienced information professionals about jobs available in different industries, and how they have developed their successful careers. Join us online for this fast-paced, moderated panel discussion, introducing four information professionals that have a variety of backgrounds, ranging from the world of vendors, law firms, corporations, think tanks, and financials. Speakers will also discuss how their day-to-day has been affected by the pandemic.

For more information about the Annual Meeting, please contact Tina Budzise-Weaver (tmweaver@library.tamu.edu)