Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Call for Speaker: Professional Development Seminar-San Diego Chapter of SLA

Call for Speaker: Professional Development Seminar-San Diego Chapter of SLA

The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is seeking speakers for our annual full day professional development seminar to be held October 12, 2007 at QUALCOMM in San Diego, CA.

Our theme is: "The Library as Velcro: Embedding the Library Into the Larger Organization"

Topics may include but are not limited to:

* Getting Library resources onto multiple departmental, team, or project resource intranet pages
* Getting Librarians included on client departmental project teams or work groups.
* Getting invited to and attending regular client departmental & strategic planning meetings
* Holding "office hours" or operating satellite "libraries" in client locations
* Selling the Library to upper management

We are looking for case studies from those who have done it, not just theory. You will want to cover things like how the arrangement came about, how it was implemented, what daily functioning looked like, benefits to all parties, and lessons learned. Success is not required
as we often learn more from what went wrong.

At this time, we are figuring approximately 45 minutes for each speaker, covering both presentation and Q&A.

Please submit your proposal to Elizabeth Grossman at by Aug. 20, 2007. We will notify you of the planners' decisions by August 31. We encourage submissions from librarians working in all types of libraries and SLA membership is not required.

We hope you will send us your presentation proposal today.


Elizabeth Grossman & Carol Hyne
Directors, SLA San Diego Chapter

Elizabeth Grossman
Senior Librarian
QUALCOMM, Incorporated
5775 Morehouse Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 651-4341