SLA 2013 Closing Panel to Highlight Themes and Takeaways
If you’re like me, you’re already planning which sessions you want to attend at the SLA 2013 Annual Conference since it’s always full of can’t-miss programs! This year is no exception – CE courses on taxonomies and social media, sessions on librarians in the federal government, Next-Generation Sci-Tech librarians – there’s even a self-defense class!
My one complaint about the conference is that there’s only one of me! There’s no way I can attend every session that looks interesting. That’s why I’m glad SLA has decided to hold a wrap-up panel discussion at the end of the conference for the second year in a row.
The Connect, Collaborate, Strategize Closing Panel discussion will be moderated by Donna Scheeder and feature these movers and shakers in the profession: Kevin Adams, Alexander Feng, Tracy Z. Maleeff, James Manasco, Moy McIntosh, and you! This interactive panel will discuss key takeaways from sessions and themes they noticed at the conference, but they’ll also be taking your questions/comments live from the audience, Twitter, and other social media channels.
So the panel itself is really a platform to crowd-source attendee experiences. It will highlight takeaways to help put your conference experience in broader context. So even though there will still be just one of me attending the conference, I’ll be able to grow from sessions I couldn’t attend in person. Better yet, I’ll be collaborating with a community of librarians the closing panel is connecting me to on strategies to maximize my career.
2013 Annual Conference Advisory Council Member
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