SLA Annual Meeting: Brief Summary of Legal Division Continuing Education and Other Programs Offered

As of March 18, 2008.


Saturday, June 14, 9 AM – 6PM (full-day CE)
Cataloging for Non-Catalogers – Course covers ISBD (International Standard Book Description), MARC (Machine-Readable Cataloging), and cataloging using an automated bibliographic utility.

Saturday, June 14, 8 AM – 12 PM (half-day CE)
Creating a Brand Identity to Market Information Services – Create a brand identity for an information center with a minimal budget.

Sunday, June 15, 8 AM – 12 PM (half-day CE)
What Do I Do AFTER I Log Off? Being a Value-Adding Info Pro – This workshop will help you strengthen your role in your organization; enhance the status and value of the information center.

Sunday, June 15, 1 PM – 5 PM (half-day CE)
Social Networking for Information Professionals: Enhancing Work Performance through Social Skills – See how networking and effective social skills can increase your visibility and effectiveness within their organization, profession and community.


Monday, 7 AM – to 8:30 AM
BNA Breakfast and Legal Division Business Meeting

Monday, June 16, 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Ethical Competitive Intelligence – Examine notable events of CI gone wrong, and learn best practices that will help keep you out of trouble.

Monday, June 16, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Part 1: 60 Gadgets in 60 Minutes – Overwhelmed with Gadgets – A panel of four experts will cover today’s gadgets and how they affect our work and play.

Part 2: Web Tools for Legal Researchers – Learn about the latest Web 2.0 tools and see how they deliver content and competitive intelligence, keep users current, and make you indispensable.

Monday, June 16, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Information Professional: The New Private Investigator – Get the investigative skills to take advantage of information from free and commercial databases.

Tuesday, June 17, 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Emerging Technologies Breakfast – Enterprise 2.0, the collaborative intranet, wikis, blogging and all the latest buzz, an unbeatable combination! Start your day with a hearty breakfast and be energized by learning about emerging technologies.

Tuesday, June 17, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Globalization of Capital: Impact to U.S. and International Law Firms and Law Firm Librarians – Panelists will address the shift of financial transactions into the global marketplace and its impact on U.S. and International law firms.

Tuesday, June 17, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Tales from the Dark Side – A panel of information professionals who have worked on both sides of “The Great Divide” will offer their perspective on the librarian-vendor relationship.

Tuesday, June 17, 3:15 to 4:45 PM
Knowledge Management Staffing Structures in Law Firms – To empower librarians to contribute to the design of KM staffing structures, this session offers organizational charts, position titles and descriptions, job qualifications, compensation ranges, and budgets that define KM staffing.

Wednesday, June 18, 8:00 to 9:30 AM
Tax and Corporate Specialized Roundtable – information to come

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