EBSCO at SLA 2017

Posted June 16, 2017 in Events & News

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EBSCO will be part of a number of activities at the SLA Annual Conference, which takes place in Phoenix from June 16 – 20. We look forward to seeing you in the INFO-EXPO Hall; stop by our booth (#601) to get up-to-date information and news on EBSCO products. Here are some of the places we’ll be over the next few days:

Monday, June 19th
Disruptions and Solutions in Academia: Roundtable Discussions
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Room CC-232 A-C
Members of the community will discuss some of the most pressing challenges to educational administrators and service staff. Concerns will be considered from the user, librarian and vendor perspectives. The format will feature participants traveling from one issue-specific table to another for iterative conversations, with a final report delivered by the stationary participant at each roundtable.
Traits or Training: Are Good Leaders Born or Made?
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Room CC-224 B
There is evidential research correlating genes with patterns of leadership. Evidence also exists that corroborates the positive effects of coaching and training. The session will acknowledge and examine the value of both perspectives. The session facilitator will also guide participants in reflecting upon their own leadership paths to reveal when they were most successful and why.

Tuesday, June 20th.
Linked Data: What’s New with Knowledge Organization on the Web?
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Room CC-228 A-B
Linked data is a developing area within libraries and archives. Using available resources to uncover deeper meanings in content is becoming vital to the design and implementation of discovery services. According to Bizer, Heath, and Berners-Lee (2009), the term “linked data” refers to best practices for publishing and connecting structured data on the web. This session will highlight best practices through use cases such as searching across dispersed databases in one query, semantic knowledge retrieval, and helping various data sources work together. Discussion will center on both metadata linked data and terminological linked data. This workshop aims to describe outcomes and benefits of the process and offer insights into leading the development of a new linked data initiative. Learn how to unlock linked data in your organization.
Remote Usability Testing – Powerful Tool to Understand Your Users.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Room CC-226 A
Khalilah Gambrell, Marketing Technology Analyst, EBSCO, will present a SLA Contributed Paper: Remote Usability Testing – Powerful Tool to Understand Your Users.

For more details about the conference, visit the SLA 2017 Annual Conference website

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