SLA’s 2022 Annual Conference: Source Forward is scheduled for July 31 - August 2, 2022, with in-person and virtual options. The in-person conference will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A., while the virtual component will feature a mix of pre-recorded and live-streamed sessions.
In addition to the Transportation Community's annual business meeting and GTRIC, we have two sponsored sessions:
Trucking Through: How Transportation Libraries Shifted to Digital During the Pandemic Years (On-Demand, Virtual Presentation Only)
The events of the past two years accelerated the shift to digital across all industries by several years, and transportation libraries and information settings are no exception. Many had to grapple with how to serve their patrons' information needs in increasingly online and distributed spaces while also dealing with the constant Covid-19 related challenges in the workspace. Join this session to learn how transportation library and information professionals have digitized materials, processes, and services to better meet the needs of their patrons and staff in distributed spaces over the past two years, along with lessons learned that could be implemented in other organizations.
The Great Disruption and the New Normal in Information Services (In-person Presentation, Live and Pre-Recorded Presentation)
Disruption and uncertainty are the "new normal" in industries like transportation, manufacturing, supply chains, and logistics. It can come in the form of new technologies or services that can disrupt entire industries. Disruption can also pave the way to innovation. Library and information professionals increasingly need to be prepared to handle and pivot in the face of disruptions. Join this session for a lively discussion about disruptors in information settings and strategies for becoming a more resilient professional and /or organization in this increasingly uncertain world.
A complete conference schedule, with education sessions, meetings, networking events, and other activities, will be available soon. The at-a-glance schedule provides an overview of the conference format.
SLA is making financial assistance available to provide up to 25 eligible members with free registration for the 2022 virtual conference experience.
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