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The accidental learner march 2014

  1. 1. The Accidental Learner Cindy Hill SLA, San Francisco Bay Region Chapter 12 March 2014 #learnSLA
  2. 2. Topics for Today • Free or nearly free • Sharing favorites and recommended sources • Tips and ideas for learning continuously• Tips and ideas for learning continuously • Share via Twitter today – • #learnSLA
  3. 3. Approaches • Formal learning • Informal learning • Models and modeling : observations and insights through reading and conversationsinsights through reading and conversations
  4. 4. Background Cindy Hill Decades of being an info pro = decades of learning New work environments = new learningNew work environments = new learning opportunities President of the San Francisco Bay Region Chapter, Fellow and past SLA president Always learning something, somewhere, somehow
  5. 5. Examples • SLA units – chapters and divisions and more • Local library associations and groups • Local information associations &• Local information associations & organizations • Local libraries and not-for-profit groups • Outside our profession
  6. 6. Suggestions • Consider membership • Already a member? Consider joining a SLA unit - $20 / year • Sign up even if you know you can’t attend• Sign up even if you know you can’t attend when the event organizers indicate to do that (you will get the link to the recording)
  7. 7. Suggestions • Too little time? Don’t know when to watch? – During your commute time – @ Work – take a learning break (ok to be interrupted)interrupted) – @ Home – take a professional development moment – Look for your “small” moments
  8. 8. WEbinars
  9. 9. SLA Units - LMD The next webinar from SLA's Leadership& Management Division is Writing for Publication Date: March 19, 2014 Time: 2 pm – 3pm EST • To register go to: • Some may dream of seeing their name in lights, but many of us would be happy with plain black and white. Join the Leadership and Management Division as we explore the challenges and rewards of writing for publication. Speaker Bruce Rosenstein, Managing Editor of Leader to Leader, will address working with a traditional publisher to produce his two books. And even if you don’t think you have a book in you, you could consider writing articles for the library trade press, which will be covered by Stuart Hale, Senior Writer and Editor of SLA’s Information Outlook. • More about our speakers: LMD 2014 webinar series • More about our speakers: • Bruce Rosenstein is Managing Editor of Leader to Leader, a publication of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute (formerly the Leader to Leader Institute and earlier the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management), and Jossey-Bass. He is the author of Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way, published by McGraw-Hill in November, 2013 and Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker's Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life (Berrett-Koehler, 2009). Bruce is a member of the Washington DC chapter and the News Division • Stuart Hales is senior writer/editor for the Special Libraries Association and editor of Information Outlook magazine. He has served as editor of three other association magazines and has also edited newspapers and newsletters (and a book) and managed content for Websites. He has been a legislative aide on Capitol Hill and run a business in addition to working for associations and other nonprofit organizations. • Lois Ireland Professional Development Chair • Lois A. Ireland Library & Business Information Services Manager Corporate Services 703-903-3335
  10. 10. SLA Units - CI • Registration is now open for 3 FREE SLA CI Division Webinars! • • • What's the Big Deal About Big Data? • Thursday, February 27, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST • Presented by: Peter Ozolin • The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analyzing large data sets—so-called “Big Data”—has become a key basis of competition. Professionals in all sectors have to grapple with the implications of big data. The increasing volume and detail of information captured by enterprises, the rise of multimedia, social media, and the expansive Internet will continue to fuel exponential growth in data for the foreseeable future. Join us for an informative webinar on the use of big data, and how you can manage and leverage it to create a knowledge advantage now and in the future. Leading the discussion will be Peter Ozolin, Founder and CEO of the legal industry’s leading listening platform, Manzama Inc. For more information and to register click here: • • • Buying and Selling Information: A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success CI 2014 webinar series Success • Presented by: Mike Gruenberg • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT • Mike Gruenberg is the author of “Buying & Selling Information; A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success” which is being published by Information Today and which will be available in March. The information contained in the book can dramatically change the way libraries buy information, negotiate more effectively with vendors and as a result save time and money for their organizations. The book deals with “real life” examples of how to work with library vendors and partners. For more information and to register click here: • • • Billion-Dollar Surprises: How and Why Business War Games Pay Off • Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT • Register here: • • Business war games sound cool. That’s because they are. Business war games are not about war; they’re about learning. They put your knowledge of your business to better use and they lead to much better strategy decisions. In this thought-provoking webinar you will encounter case studies from real-life companies that used business war games to make tough, important decisions. You will learn: • — What business war games do and why they work. • — Why humans like, and need, business war games. • — When to use business war games and what to expect from them. • • • Michel Bernaiche • Director – Program Development +1.774.260.1477 •
  11. 11. SLA Partner Talks Open to SLA members
  12. 12. OEDb Open Education Database
  13. 13. OEDb Open Education Database
  14. 14. Infopeople
  15. 15. SJSU SLIS Colloquia
  17. 17. Quantum 2 Dialog / ProQuest
  18. 18. Government Info Pro LexisNexis In this Info Break, Marie will cover: New LexisNexis Content and Resources Conference and Program Highlights Top Trends in Copyright Law (MLW) Best Practices for Government Libraries Focus Disaster Preparedness and Response in Federal Libraries Social Media Spotlight SharePoint for Librarians Military Resources at NARATop Info Pro, Tech, and Beyond Webinar Picks for March
  19. 19. Library Connect – Elsevier
  20. 20. Library Connect – Elsevier applied-research
  21. 21. OCLC WebJunction
  22. 22. eLearning from ALA PDF catalog of ALA eLearning opportunities (fee-based)
  23. 23. Check Out Your Local Library february/learningexpress-library
  24. 24. MOOCS
  25. 25. MOOCS
  26. 26. Look for post-event learning opportunities • Conference sessions – SLA – Internet Librarian – SLIS programs – Papers, presentations, recordings • Recorded webinars• Recorded webinars – SLA, ALA, InfoPeople, SJSU Colloquia, etc • SlideShare • YouTube
  27. 27. Charleston Conference
  28. 28. Internet Librarian Conference
  29. 29. Library 2.0 Virtual Conference
  30. 30. Webinars Outside our ProfessionOutside our Profession
  31. 31. SKILLSHARE
  32. 32. SKILLSHARE
  33. 33. Peter deJager Webinars
  34. 34. O’Reilly Webinars
  35. 35.
  36. 36. Blogs / Newsletters
  37. 37. PinHawk Librarian News Digest Subscription information at the footer of each newsletter / Daily
  38. 38. Government Info Pro Subscription information at the footer of each newsletter / Often
  39. 39. Blogs / Newsletters outside our professionoutside our profession
  40. 40. Subscription information at end of the newsletter
  41. 41. (more) Subscription information at the footer of each newsletter / Weekly
  42. 42. eLearning Learning Subscription information at right each newsletter / email also available
  43. 43. Discussion lists
  44. 44. LMD Discussion List • Greetings LMDers – • • I’d like to tap the collective wisdom of our group for a current project. I’d like to get your input on what you feel are the most important/pressing/crucial/adjective-of-your-choice challenges facing managers for the rest of this decade?? (And if you want to go beyond that and look further out, that’s great.) These can be challenges that any manager in any type of organization will face, challenges specific to libraries, or a combination of both. • • Input between now and 22 March will be helpful. If you want to respond to the entire LMD list that’s fine and if you want to contact me directly that’s also good and I’ll summarize the responses and report back.and if you want to contact me directly that’s also good and I’ll summarize the responses and report back. • • Thanks in advance for your insightful input. • • Regards, • • Bill Fisher • Professor • School of Library & Information Science • San Jose State University •
  45. 45. Social Media
  46. 46. SLAtalk: SLA via Twitter • • #SLAtalk: The Road Less Traveled – Alternative Career Paths for Information Professionals • • Tuesday, March 18th at 19:00 GMT / 15:00 EDT / 12:00 PDT (What time is that where you are?) • Whether you are newly-minted with an MLIS degree or are in need of some re-energizing, @SLAhq invites you to this hour-long Twitter chat in which we will discuss “non- traditional” roles and paths to explore. See if taking the road less traveled by is right for you! • • We’re pleased to partner with New Professionals Day Ireland (@NPDIreland) for this session of #SLAtalk as we seek out new opportunities for LIS professionals. • • Information professionals are uniquely skilled and experienced to capitalize on the explosion of demand in such areas as research data management, resource training, competitive intelligence, effective Web search, and more. We’d like to seek out some of those areas and existing roles, and share advice on how information professionals Announced via SLA website / over 30 Twitter sessions already hosted! competitive intelligence, effective Web search, and more. We’d like to seek out some of those areas and existing roles, and share advice on how information professionals can start filling more of them. There is a definitive surplus of demand for deep analytic talent in big data—a talent gap which will be decreased over the next 5 years [McKinsey & Company infographic]. • • Join in the Twitter conversation and follow #SLAtalk. New to Twitter chats? Read this! • • Q1: First 15 Minutes: As an information professional, how did you choose your current career path? What support or resources did you make use of when preparing to start your journey? What resources and support can you offer graduates gearing up to enter the workforce? Recommended Reading: What’s the Alternative? Career Options for Librarians and Info Pros • • Q2: Second 15 Minutes: What about your current role is nontraditional, and how would you recommend gaining the skills and thinking that may not have been covered in your LIS curriculum? What resources, articles, and tools can you share that other information professionals should know about? Recommended Reading: Information Professional Skills For the Future • • Q3: Third 15 Minutes: The introduction to this post mentions big data, research data management, competitive intelligence, and more as areas with great demand for jobs. Which key areas do you see information professionals thriving in over the next five years? Or, which areas would you add to this short list? What new job titles have you already noticed that scream “information science!” Recommended Reading: The Future of Knowledge Work • • Q4: Final 15 Minutes: If you could choose the point at where your dream job intersects with the future of the information profession, what would it be? How will you get close to this point in the next five years? Recommended Reading:
  47. 47. Conference Tracking via Twitter Using NFAIS 2014 conference as an example
  48. 48. A Digital Professional Learning Network Michael Rodriguez @topshelver
  49. 49. Suggestions • Look around the corner – discover new ways for you to learn • Consider what can be applied to / transformed for your specific environmenttransformed for your specific environment – If “they” are doing this, what can I do with it? • Create a plan – in small increments and get started • Share with your colleagues
  50. 50. THANK YOU! Cindy Hill Twitter: @cindyhill LinkedIn: