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Sorry for the long delay but here are the slides from our presentatios in Boston. Enjoy! And please let us know if you have any questions! Take care, James Download SLA_DataViz_Geospatial_2015_Final-Barbara Wetzel Download SLABoston_InfoViz-Mary Frances Lembo Download S&E201-Manasco-2015-James Manasco Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Sci/Tech 101
Links to our handouts for Mining Engineering and Transportation Engineering are now available at: Thanks for coming to our session! Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at Sci/Tech 101
Funding Available for NRC's Scholarship and Fellowship Education Grant - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for supporting nuclear science, engineering and related disciplines to develop a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation and regulation of nuclear facilities and the safe handling of nuclear materials. Utility Products. Other NRC Grant opportunities can be found at: - mfl, 08/07/2012 Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2012 at Sci/Tech 101
Article from the New York Times: Japan Utility Shows Recordings of Nuclear Crisis mfl, 08/07/2012 Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2012 at Sci/Tech 101
The IAEA has released the latest in its series of status reports on the Fukushima nuclear accident. - mfl, 7/27/212 Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2012 at Sci/Tech 101
Here is the handout for the Nuclear Engineering Resources portion of our presentation: - mfl 7/23/2012 Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2012 at Sci/Tech 101
We are now at Please visit us there. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at SLA San Diego Chapter
The membership voted unanimously to change the name of our local chapter to: Kansas/Western Missouri Chapter of SLA Our new motto will be changed to: “Putting Knowledge to Work in the Heart of America” This is an exciting time to be a member of the Kansas/Western Missouri Chapter (KWM) as we launch into 2012 with renewed vision and fresh vitality. Our modernized branding will improve our visibility among the broader organization as other SLA members will immediately know where our chapter is geographically located. This will also make recruiting new members easier with a self-explanatory name that will have a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at SLA Heart of America Blog
For those of you who haven’t heard about the coming upheaval in our chapter, this post’s for you. There are several challenges facing our chapter in the coming year: Elimination of the minimum allotment from SLA headquarters. The new procedure for calculating the allotment is based on a proration of the dues paid by our chapter members. The various tiers of dues determine the graduated percentages paid to our local chapter which translates into a loss of almost half of our allotment. Local recession conditions with the concurrent layoffs, unemployment, and library closings. Reduced budgets for professional memberships and professional... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2011 at SLA Heart of America Blog
The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA-SD) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for its 2011 scholarship. The scholarship is $1000 plus a one-year student membership in SLA-SD. In order to qualify, applicants must: * be a resident of San Diego County *... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at SLA San Diego Chapter
As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, I am excited to introduce the theme of our annual meeting this year: Intellectual Freedom in Special Libraries. We will focus on media diversity which has become an increasingly important issue with information professionals who rely on various media outlets that are disappearing due to consolidation and database conglomeration. Academic and public libraries are facing the same issue as journalism evolves, newspapers fold, bloggers replace researchers, etc. To access a background paper on the issue: “Fostering Media Diversity in Libraries: Strategies and Actions” or go to an article on “Libraries and FCC Rules... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at SLA Heart of America Blog
HOA Annual Dinner and Business Meeting This year, we’ll have even more surprises than last year’s annual meeting! Back by popular demand is a catered dinner and a dynamic guest speaker from the University of Missouri- Columbia. Formal invitations will go out to HOA members during September, but here are the basic details: Theme: Intellectual Freedom in Special Libraries Location: Californos in Westport 4124 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64111 Start time: 6:00-7:00 Networking (appetizers & cash bar) and Silent Auction Dinner: 7:00-7:45 Salad, entree, and dessert Business Meeting: 7:45 - 8:00 Speaker: 8:00 – 8:45 Dr. Charles Davis (see below)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at SLA Heart of America Blog
How to find everything there is to know about “Mr./Ms. X” SLA 2011 Conference presentation By Bridget Gilhool and Jennifer McMahan I went to this session at the annual SLA conference to find resources on real property records because my library supports the people that actually create all of the public real property records in the country. I gleaned much more from the session than I expected and have summarized the major points below: There are a variety of free and fee resources for finding the following records: birth and death marriage and divorce social security numbers addresses including former... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at SLA Heart of America Blog
What “Phenomenal Results” Look Like This presentation by Mary Ellen Bates at SLA 2011 Annual Conference was sponsored by the Solo Division, Legal & Management Division, and the KM Division Client loyalty is established when expectations are managed upfront and deliverables consistently meet and exceed those expectations. If you missed Mary Ellen Bates’ presentation, she has posted it on her website along with many of her other excellent presentations. Here are the main points she covered: A value-added deliverable starts at the beginning of your transaction with the client. During the interview process, get to the “why” of the research... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at SLA Heart of America Blog
SLA Annual Conference Presentation by Mary Ellen Bates Link to presentation slides: Actually, the Millennials are already here. Mary Ellen Bates led this session about working with what she calls “digital natives”. Here is a collection of snippets from her presentation. She describes their expectations of life experiences as “augmented reality” where there are enhancements to the real experience. Her example was the moveable yellow line on the football field during televised games. Having been online their entire lives, Millennials not only prefer to be in constant contact with people, they believe this activity establishes and validates their credibility.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at SLA Heart of America Blog
(c) The Photo Group 2011- All Rights Reserved Thomas Friedman is the author of The World Is Flat and the foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times. According to a very reliable source, Thomas Friedman turns down 93% of speaking invitations. He’s been called “the country’s best newspaper columnist” and named one of “America’s Best Leaders”, besides the 3 Pulitzer Prizes he has received. It’s no coincidence that he spoke to the SLA Annual Conference just a few months for his new book is due to be released, That Used To Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2011 at SLA Heart of America Blog
Interesting post on the HuffPost Green section of the Huffington Post: National Endownment for the Ocean, Coasts and Great Lakes.: "An encouraging sign of a new awareness and public awakening about the critical needs of the marine environment has been the recent introduction by Senators Olympia Snowe (R-Me) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) of The National Endowment for the Oceans, Coasts, and Great Lakes Act, designed to enhance America's invaluable coastal and ocean resources through protection, research, and management." - mfl, 07/08/2011 Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2011 at Sci/Tech 101
Thank you to Joe Krause for posting our session items on the Sci-Tech Division web page. You can click here for James Manasco's Prezi and here for Mary Frances Lembo's handout. - mfl, 7/01/2011 Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at Sci/Tech 101
The City of Brotherly Love welcomed SLA members with open arms. There were about a half a dozen members from our chapter that attended who will be sharing about some of the exceptional sessions on this blog in the coming weeks. Keynote Speaker James Kane spoke on Loyalty (c) The Photo Group 2011-All Rights Reserved James Kane began with a long series of slides about himself called “This Is Me” with minutia that had little to do with his professional self. He showed slides of where he grew up, his food preferences, social security number, astrological sign, favorite sports teams,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at SLA Heart of America Blog
Greetings, all! My prezi can be found at: Please let me know if you have any questions! And, be sure to post comments!!! jem Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at Sci/Tech 101
SLA-SD members have a wonderful opportunity to support children’s literacy at SLA-SD’s May Program/Social. The Dubois Library at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) is currently hosting a book drive for Words Alive. Holland Kessinger, the MoPA librarian, would love to extend this drive to include the May 18 SLA-SD... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2011 at SLA San Diego Chapter
Students, new librarians, and librarians looking for new jobs, our Feb. 23 “Job Hunting and Hiring – Insider Perspectives” panel discussion is a must-do event for you! See for details. Do you have specific questions and interests about this topic? We want to customize the program to fit your... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at SLA San Diego Chapter
Date: Monday, January 31st Time: 4:30-5:30 (approximate ending time) Location: Qualcomm Headquarters, (Bldg N) 5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA 92121 Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2011 at SLA San Diego Chapter
I am going remind everyone of the upcoming webinar, RDA @ Your Library, and encourage membership to take advantage of this learning opportunity. TheHeart of America Chapter of the SLA is sponsoring the webinar, "RDA @ Your Library" on February 4th, 2011 from 9 am to 4 pm The webinar will take place at the Miller Nichols Library at UMKC in the 2nd Floor conference room or in room 303 depending on the number of attendees. Attendance is free for SLA members and $25 for non-members. Please RSVP to Ashley Fick at [email protected] by February 1st. The schedule is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at SLA Heart of America Blog
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) Strategic Security Program "... strives to reduce the spread and risk of nuclear weapons, to stop the global illicit trade in conventional weapons, and to advocate sensible attitudes toward access to government information ..." - mfl Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at Sci/Tech 101