Hi everyone, 

This audio conference was originally to have been held last November but was postponed at that time. It has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 8th, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Some of those who were registered for it in November are unable to attend at the new time so there are now a few spaces open for it, which will be filled on a first come basis. Please let me know if you would like to attend. 



On February 8th the Nova Scotia Provincial Library will be hosting the Education Institute audio conference “15 Minutes a Day! All It Takes to Keep Up in a 2.0 World” with Stephen Abram.  Keeping up with innovation, change, and what's happening in the information world is hard.  As VP of Innovation for SirsiDynix, Stephen must keep his personal scan on everything that might affect libraries - technology, social and economic developments, etc. His capacity for keeping important trends on the radar is amazing. Stephen shares his techniques and tips for keeping up and increasing the capacity of library staff to add tools, resources, learning and insights. Learn about 2.0 and add tricks to your kitbag of processes and techniques for keeping up with important changes and opportunities. 

The Benefits 
Tips & techniques for keeping up with the tsunami of information 
Tools for enhancing capacity to sort through information 
Pointers for determining which trends and pieces of information are important for the library world 
Some of the top trends that our speaker is watching 
Terrific list of resources and URLS for further information 

Who Should Participate? 
This session is aimed at anyone in the library world (librarians, information professionals, vendors, library technicians, trustees, managers, and more) who want to learn more about keeping up with the vast amount of information and change in our 2.0 world. 

Key Topics
The 2.0 world, "platform of participation" 
Tools and techniques for keeping up with information 
Where to look for key information and trends 
Examples of trends identified by our expert 
Resources for further exploration 

Stephen Abram 
Stephen Abram, MLS, is President Elect of the Special Libraries Association, Past President of the Canadian Library Association and Vice President Innovation of Sirsi Corporation. Stephen has been involved in innovation and change management projects for libraries and library products for over 20 years. Stephen has been listed by Library Journal as one of the top 50 people influencing the future of libraries and librarianship. He has been awarded SLA's John Cotton Dana Award as well as being a Fellow of the SLA. He was Canadian Special Librarian of the Year and Alumni of the Year for the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto, where he is an adjunct professor. He gives close to 100 international key-note talks annually to library and information industry conferences. He writes a regular column for Information Outlook and MultiMedia and Internet@Schools as well as regular articles for Library Journal, OLA's Access and CLA's Feliciter, among others. 

Time: Thursday, February 8th, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Place: Conference Room, Nova Scotia Provincial Library, 3770 Kempt Road, Halifax
This session is free; parking is available in front of the building.

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