InfoTrends 2021

Register now and join your fellow librarians and information professionals on April 29 for InfoTrends 2021, a half-day conference where you’ll learn professional skills for a virtual world.

Why should you attend InfoTrends 2021?

  • InfoTrends melds education and interaction into a learning experience that transcends webinars and Zoom meetups.
  • InfoTrends will utilize the presentation and connection capabilities of Remo, an all-in-one conferencing platform that offers real-time, face-to-face engagement.
  • Attendees will be able to interact with speakers and attendees during the education sessions and in the networking breaks that follow.


Debra Jasper, Mindset Digital
The face of business is now a computer screen, segmented into squares with names and faces of colleagues and customers. To stand out in this virtual environment, you must be a savvy virtual communicator. That means understanding how to develop and lead compelling virtual presentations and meetings on a small screen. Debra Jasper will give you tips and tricks on the visual approaches you need in today’s “new normal.” She’ll show you how to “Put the Power in Your Next Virtual Presentation” and get big results from a small screen. Debra has delivered keynotes and master classes in more than a dozen countries around the world, from Australia to Dubai, and was recently named one of the top 12 “Winning Women Entrepreneurs in North America” by Ernst & Young.

Jeff Schwartz, Deloitte
What does the future of work look like in a virtual age? Jeff Schwartz is the author of Work Disrupted and a recognized global advisor and thought leader on the future of work. He currently leads the U.S. Consulting Future of Work research and practice at Deloitte and has been the global editor and senior researcher for 11 years of Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends report, one of the world’s leading annual reports on the future of the workforce. In addition to his recent book, he has authored and contributed to more than 40 articles for The Wall Street Journal, the MIT Sloan Management Review, the Rotman Management Review (at the University of Toronto), and Wired magazine.

Brian Merchant, OneZero
Technology can help power work, but implementing new technologies can sometimes cause disruptions. Brian Merchant studies and writes about technology and work and is the author of a bestselling book about the iPhone, the One Device. He’s the senior books editor for OneZero, Medium’s tech publication; he runs Automaton, a site that examines the human impact of automation, for Gizmodo; is an editor at Motherboard, VICE’s science and technology outlet; and is the founder/editor of Terraform, its online fiction site. His work has appeared in Wired, the Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, Fortune, and other publications.

Chrissy Geluk, Librarian at Your Service
Longtime SLA member and technophile Chrissy Geluk was first introduced to SharePoint more than 10 years ago, when she migrated a corporate library site using SharePoint 2010 Foundation. Since then, Chrissy has continued to learn and use other Microsoft O365/M365 apps like Power BI and Microsoft Teams to help her clients achieve their ultimate business goals. In 2015, she launched her own information services business, Librarian at Your Service, to provide literature searches and analyses, content management and development, and end-user training.


All times are Eastern time zone

Time Speaker
11:00-11:30 a.m. Arrival and open networking
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Put the Power in Your Next Virtual Presentation, Debra Jasper
12:30-12:45 p.m. Networking break
12:45-1:45 p.m. The Human Cost of Automation, Brian Merchant
1:45-2:00 p.m. Networking break
2:00-2:20 p.m. Tech Tidbit: Using MicroSoft Teams, Chrissy Geluk
2:20-3:20 p.m. The Future of Work, Jeff Schwartz
3:20-4:00 p.m. Open networking with optional moderated tables

NOTE: Attendees at InfoTrends 2021 and all SLA events must agree to abide by SLA’s anti-harassment policy.

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