Monday, October 27, 2008

SLIS Research Colloquium

The School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta invites you to attend the following Research Colloquium:

“Building Capacity for Change: Preparing Us and Our Enterprises for New Information Strategies”
Stephen Abram, President of the Special Libraries Association

Expanding our libraries’ capacity to adopt dozens and potentially hundreds of new technologies and web innovations annually is the challenge of our age. Are we able to step up the pace? What are the best and most effective ways to choose the right technologies to test and pilot and which new ones show the greatest promise? How can we position ourselves as the right advisors in our organizations? What is the next generation of the social web? Web 3.0? Google Earth? A mobile world? What are the new rules for placing ourselves as experts and 'in the loop'? Can we really truly compete in this world of free and fast with our slower and considered ways? Can authoritative and authentic information and service win?

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Where: 3-01 Rutherford South, University of Alberta
Time: 12:00pm­ to 1:00pm