Here’s an upcoming event from the SLA Phildelphia Chapter!
Title: Social Media in the Workplace
Location: Temple University, TECH Center, 12th Street and Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Link out: Click here
Description: Discussion on the way that social media is reshaping the workplace. Reflects on how we can use the new technologies to promote services and assist our patrons? (More details to come.)
Presented by Sheri Stahler, Associate Vice President for Computer Services, Temple University
SLA Philadelphia Chapter
The next meeting of the MLA-Phil board will be Thursday, March 29th. If you have comments or concerns about the chapter, please direct them to a board member.
Title: Board Meeting
Location: conference call
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 15:00
The biodiversity database created in 1994, which allowed researchers access to a variety of environmental data will end Janurary 15, 2012. The program’s closure follows a series of drastic cuts.
Does a bill introduced in the House of Representatives threaten to cripple the National Institutes of Health policy that its “grantees provide copies of the papers they publish in peer-reviewed journals to the library?” The Research Works Act (HR 3699.IH) could penalize public access. For the full article read Research Bought, then Paid For.
New York Times OP-ED: By Michael B. Eisen Published: January 10, 2012
Obama lawyers filed briefs for the healthcare law, as did the opposition. The central part of the hearings will focus on the individual mandate which the Supreme Court will hear in March. To find out what both sides are saying, read the post.
Reuters: WASHINGTON | Fri Jan 6, 2012