10/23/09

Live Streaming of SLA-TX Conference

We will stream the SLA Texas Chapter seminar live on 3 Geeks beginning at 9:00 AM Central Standard Time on Friday October 23rd. You can follow the Twitter stream through the hashtag "#slatx09". The agenda and discussion topics are listed below. Free Webcam Chat at Ustream

Agenda (Times are CST)

8:15

Registration, breakfast, and networking

9:00

Welcome by Greg Lambert, Texas Chapter President

9:15

New Web Search Technologies and Social Media Strategies Panel

10:15

Break

10:30

Creative Problem Solving Case Studies Panel

11:30

Lunch

12:30

How an Entrepreneur sees Information: The Importance of Information, including dusty tomes, in the 21st Century – keynote speaker, Gary Hoover

2:00

Break

2:15

Align in ’09 – Tom Rink, Northeastern State University, SLA Division Cabinet Chair

3:00

Break

3:15

Chapter Business & Wrap Up

4:00

Happy Hour: Join us for a glass of wine


Presentations


How an Entrepreneur sees Information:

The Importance of Information, including dusty tomes, in the 21st Century

Featuring keynote speaker – Gary Hoover, visionary, businessman and entrepreneur, travels the world speaking to Fortune 500 executives, trade associations, entrepreneurs and students about how enterprises are built and how they stand the test of time. Hoover founded BOOKSTOP, Inc. which was purchased by Barnes & Noble and Hoover's, Inc which was purchased by Dun & Bradstreet.

Align in ’09

SLA National is undergoing an Alignment Project. Tom Rink the SLA Division Cabinet Chair will enlighten the Texas Chapter about the process and gather our input.

New Web Search Technologies and Social Media Strategies Panel - featuring SLA Texas Chapter Members

· Social Media Policy and Facebook Pages

o Mary Ann Huslig, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

· Triple Letter Score: Wolfram|Alpha, Bing, And Google Squared for Business Research

o Laura Young, Austin Ventures

o April Kessler, University of Texas Libraries

· Social Media Search Strategies

o Joel Thornton, Texas A&M University

Creative Problem Solving Case Studies Panel - featuring SLA Texas Chapter Members

· E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)

o Melinda Guthrie, Tarleton State University

· Microgrants: Fostering Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston Libraries

o Robin Dasler, University of Houston

· Prioritizing Your Work Schedule

o Michael Zimmerman, Bain & Company


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