Monthly Archive for May, 2009

SLA Phil: Career Management Part 1

From Karen Krasznavolgyi, SLA Phila Chapter President-Elect:

Hello MLA Members,

You are cordially invited to the following program being presented by the Philadelphia Chapter of SLA.

Registration is now open for the first of three presentations in our Career Management Series on June 4th at West Chester University (registration begins at 5.00 pm). Dinner will be provided.

The topic is “The Job Market Then and Now & Effective Networking at Conferences and Meetings.”

The Job Market Then and Now

If it’s been more than a few years since you last looked for a new job, learn how the job market has changed. The good news about the Internet is that it is easier than ever to find out about job opportunities; the bad news about the Internet is that everyone else finds these job openings too! Find out how to maximize your effectiveness and establish your competitive edge in the new channels that are available. Increase your knowledge of what hiring organizations are looking for in today’s job candidates.

Effective Networking at Conferences and Meetings

The role of networking in career transitions has never been more critical than now. Learn tips and techniques that you can apply at the SLA Conference or other meetings for building your professional network as a foundation of your career management strategy.

The deadline is Tuesday, June 2nd (next week!), so don’t delay!! Read more» » »

Solo Librarian and Outreach

Our own Rebecca Landau had a poster accepted for MLA ’09, Solo Librarian and Outreach to Hospital Staff Using Web 2.0 Technologies.  Do any of our other chapter members have posters at the meeting?  If so, please provide the link.

Is anyone attending SLA-Phil’s Annual Banquet?

Would you like to write about it for the Chronicle? Please let me know.  Your deadline would be May 26.

Philadelphia Chapter’s Annual Banquet is on May 19th at 5:00 pm at the Waterworks Restaurant in Philadelphia.

Are you attending MLA09? Would you like to write for the Chronicle?

Please contact me if there is a lecture, seminar, presentation, poster, event, etc. that you are planning to attend, co-chair, or present, and would like to write an article about.  I’m looking for two-page (roughly) articles describing the activity, identifying the presenters, presenting information about the content, and commenting on the applications and usefulness of the information.  For those of us who cannot attend you would be performing a much appreciated service to the chapter.

HCUP training recap

HCUP (Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project) training held on Thursday, April 23 at ECRI institute drew 45 attendees, including Inquirer reporter Josh Goldstein. Claudia Steiner and Chaya Merrill, two trainers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that sponsors HCUP provided the training. Steiner and Merrill provided detailed information on the six different HCUP databases and a quick demonstration of how to use “HCUPnet,” their free web-based tool. They were impressed with our level of interest and said “You should be really proud of the medical librarians in your chapter.” Following the training session, Evelyn Kuserk, ECRI Library Director, gave a tour of their facility and library.

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