Join colleagues for an evening of provocative conversation featuring special guests, Maureen Sullivan, President of the American Library Association and Deb Hunt, 2013 President of the Special Libraries Association. They will be speaking about the key issues facing our professional associations and what is being done to address them.
Professional associations have provided stability and focus for generations of librarians. They’ve helped shape and sustain our profession as it navigated epic transformations in technology, publishing, access and services. The continued value of our professional associations rests with their ability to envision the future and evolve.
So what might our associations look like 10 to 20 years from now? What forces are at work that could cause seismic shifts in our profession? And how are our associations preparing for them?
Our speakers will address key issues facing associations including:
• What will be required of tomorrow’s leaders?
• How will communities of practice impact our associations?
• What new mutually-beneficial opportunities exist for collaboration?
• What calculated risks should be taken to realize transformational change?
• How will critical thinking skills and innovation be cultivated across the profession?
• Have the stakes been raised for the profession’s future success?
Read about our speakers, Maureen Sullivan and Deb Hunt.
When: April 30, 2013, 5:30pm – 8:45pm
Reception: 5:30 to 6:15pm with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar (your ticket includes 1 free drink!)
The seated dinner begins at 6:15pm. Speaker introductions begin at 7pm. Evening closes at 8:45pm
6400 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Just off the Rte 495 and Rte 193. Approximately 1 mile from the Greenbelt METRO station.
Free shuttle van service from/to METRO station. Taxis are also available at the station.
Free and ample parking at the hotel.
A block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate for anyone who needs to spend the night. (Special link to Marriott reservations will go live in January 2013.)
What A Ticket Gives You: A lovely reception on an outdoor patio (weather permitting). You receive one free drink of your choice. A seated dinner including salad, entree, dessert, beverage service. Presentations by the Presidents of the two largest library and information services associations in the world. An opportunity to ask them questions and to participate in tackling future challenges. Automatic entry into a $25 cash gift card drawing.
$39 Member (ALA,SLA, Maryland Library Assoc and retired professionals)
Payment may be made through PayPal funds, credit card or by check. There will be no on-site registration. No refunds past April 1st and there will be a $10 processing fee deducted from the refund.
To register and buy a ticket, go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/slregister
This is a SLA Maryland Chapter signature event: sponsored by an exclusive group of companies which are defraying costs, seating is limited and the program is being promoted to all library, information service and knowledge management professionals across the country! If you remember our last Signature Event in 2010, we sold all 320 seats weeks before the event and unfortunately we had to turn people away. Don’t let that happen to you for this program!
Questions??? Send an email to: slquestion@ChrisOlson.com