APLA will be hosting an audio conference titled Collaboration, Social and Virtual strategies: Lessons from Business on Tuesday Nov. 29th at 3pm.  Location for this event will be the Dalhousie Killam Library Room 2616.

This session is part of the conversation with leaders sessions provided by The Education Institute and is approximately one hour.  Below is more detailed information about the speaker and the content of the session:

Jane Dysart in conversation with...
Dr. Cindy Gordon, CEO, Helix Commerce International Inc. & Author, 
Business Goes Virtual: Realizing the Value of Collaboration, Social & Virtual Strategies 

Jane Dysart, Dysart & Jones Associates, interviews a business leader, author and consultant who shares lessons from business that can help libraries with their future strategies.  Her recent book examines four virtual business strategies that are showing unprecedented opportunity. The "any place, any time" strategy focuses on providing high quality service 24/7 by ignoring traditional geographic challenges. The "people know best" strategy harnesses the power of everyday people to create value. The "everyone has a stake" strategy considers the stakeholder view of the organization and guides leaders in tapping this vast store of wisdom. Finally, the "real in the virtual world" strategy offers incredible opportunity for real businesses to sell their wares in the virtual world. Learn more about these strategies illustrated with great examples, and apply them to your library environment. 

About this week’s guest… 
Cindy Gordon, PhD, is CEO of Helix Commerce, a firm specializing in innovation, collaboration, social, virtual, and business transformation. She has held roles in enterprise and venture capital with Accenture, Citicorp, Xerox, and XDLI. Cindy is a Board Director/Advisor to Corent Technologies, Eloqua, FutureStateIT, MedWorxx, QuickPlay Media, TouchTown TV, and View22. She is Vice Chair of iCANADA, a founder of the Toronto Angel Group, founder of the CEO Fusion Center, co-founder of CATA Women In Technology (WIT).

Attendance for this conference is free but you will need to pre-register.  If you are interested please e-mail me at [log in to unmask] and provide me with your contact information.


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Sharon Haley-Mancini
Manager, Bedford Public Library
15 Dartmouth Road
Bedford, Nova Scotia
Ph: 490-5828
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