Check out these fascinating conversations with industry leaders led by Jane Dysart--topics include The Social Web, Mentoring & Coaching and Transforming the Library's Information World.
Conversations With Leaders: Making the Social Web Work for You Euan Semple in Conversation with Jane Dysart
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
2:00 pm ET
Web Conference, I hour
"The truly wonderful ting about the social web, social business, Enterprise 2.0, or whatever you want to call it, is that it makes two important things better at once: it improves business outcomes, and it improves the lives of everyone in business. How? It gives everyone a voice, and a chance to manifest what Nelson Mandela calls your "spark of genius"."
Interviewed by Jane Dysart, Euan Semple shares secrets from his recent book to make the social work for those in libraries and the information industry. He talks about steps to success with technology, evolution on steroids, literacy, dealing with those who don't get it, conversations, asking the right questions, being creatively messy and strategically tactical, and lots more. You will enjoy Euan's fun loving personality, forward thinking and humour as you gather ideas and insights from the former director of Knowledge Management at BBC.
Ten years ago, while working in a senior position at the BBC, Euan Semple was one of the first to introduce what have since become known as social media tools into a large, successful organisation. He has been called, "a one man digital upgrade for us all to download!" Euan has subsequently worked with organisations such as Nokia, The World Bank and NATO helping them learn how to make the most of this wired-up world of work. Euan Semple, Author, Organizations Don't Tweet, People Do: A Manager's Guide to the Social Web
Jane Dysart, Dysart & Jones Associates
Conversations With Leaders: Mentoring & Coaching with Rebecca Jones with Jane Dysart
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
2:00 pm ET
Web Conference 1 hour
Making a difference in peoples’ lives; helping them to grow, develop and learn is one of the special advantages of using mentoring and coaching techniques. Jones discusses the differences, how to “pay it forward & back”, and provides solid techniques and practices that you can use in your organization. Jones’ long time business partner, Jane Dysart, interviews her to prompt great examples and lessons learned.
As a Partner with Dysart & Jones for almost 20 years, Rebecca has an extensive background as a facilitator and consultant as well as a corporate manager and trainer. She has worked with senior management and Boards on organizational issues, such as decision-making, conflict resolution, planning, staff development and teamwork, defining solutions that improve an organization’s ability to adapt to new technologies, markets, and challenges. She teaches workshops on organizational design and succession management as well as measurement practices for a number of information associations and at association conferences. As Director, Learning Center at the iSchool, University of Toronto (2004-2007), and a manager at Imperial Oil Limited (1984-1992) in information services, HR and information technologies Rebecca oversaw many staffing reviews and designed many positions. Her interest and work in competencies and roles for the Association and information profession led to her receipt of Factiva’s Leadership Award in 2006. Rebecca is a fellow of the Special Libraries Association.
Conversations with Leaders: Transforming Libraries & the Information World, In Conversation with Lee Rainie with Jane Dysart
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
2:00 pm ET
Transforming Libraries & the Information World
Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project; Co-Author, Networked: The New Social Operating System Jane Dysart, Dysart & Jones Associates
Following his keynote talks at the World Future Society in Toronto in July and Internet Librarian in Monterey CA, Jane Dysart interviews Lee Rainie. He shares the latest findings of the Pew Internet Project about libraries and the new mix of services they are offering their patrons – and considering offering. He discusses the implications for libraries of the Project’s research into how Americans use ebooks and how patrons experience borrowing ebooks from their public libraries. He shares more on how Americans use digital technology and stimulates ideas for new ways to engage our clienteles and communities. Rainie is a fast talker so be prepared for lots of great insights!
Lee Rainie is the Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, a non-profit, non–partisan "fact tank" that studies the social impact of the internet. The Project has issued more than 350 reports based on its surveys that examine people's online activities and the internet's role in their lives. Lee is a co-author of the new book Networked: The New Social Operating System, a book about the social impact of technology that was written with Barry Wellman. He also is a co-author of Up for Grabs, Hopes and Fears, Ubiquity, Mobility, Security, and Challenges and Opportunities – a series of books about the future of the internet. Prior to launching the Pew Internet Project, Lee was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has a master's degree in political science from Long Island University.
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Web Conference 1 hour