RUSA PRECONFERENCES at 2014 ALA Annual Conference
Preconference advanced registration ends June 20th!
How Business Librarians Support Entrepreneurs
Ready to maximize the value of your library to local entrepreneurs? This full-day workshop will address common information needs of entrepreneurs, including locating information about their market, industry, competitors and customers for both “Main Street” and technology start-ups, and which free or premium resources to use. Speakers will also discuss existing best practices in local small business support along with examples of collaboration with entrepreneurship faculty. Participants will learn what constitutes acceptable use of subscription business e-resources by entrepreneurs and how to work with vendors to avoid infringement claims.
Friday, June 27, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Speakers:Duck Chung, MISt, Information Specialist, Market Intelligence, MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Helen Kula, MISt, Data Product Manager, Data Catalyst, MaRS Discovery District and University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Christina Kim, MISt, Information Specialist, Market Intelligence, MaRS Discovery District, and University of Toronto Libraries. Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Posie Aagaard, Assistant Dean for Collections and Curriculum Support, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas; Jared Hoppenfeld, BBA, MLIS Assistant Professor/Business Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries, College Station, TX; Elizabeth Malafi, MSLIS,Coordinator, Adult Service and the Miller Business Resource Center, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY. Centereach, NY., Register here!
day preconference addresses issues of importance to library staff and administration when serving or partnering with genealogical patrons, volunteer, scholars, or educators. Nationally known specialists will discuss everything from Ancestors Roadshows to personalized research, webinar outreach, new online offerings, and making the financial case for genealogical librarianship. Luncheon will be provided by our sponsor, ProQuest.
Friday, June 27, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Speaker: TBA., Register here!
Learn why people do not ask for what they really want, find out about the psychological barriers to asking for help, and discover how to work with your users so that they are willing to come back again with future questions. This interactive workshop covers techniques for in-person, telephone, and chat/IM reference services, and will be valuable for staff at any level of experience.
Friday, June 27, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Speakers: Dave Tyckoson, Associate Dean at California State University, Fresno, Nicolette Sosulski, Business Librarian, Portage District Library, Register here!