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SARC IV: The Surreal Landscape

The Florida and Caribbean Chapter, SLA welcomes you to Florida in February! SARC IV!

The Surreal Landscape, kicks off Wednesday, February 27, 2008 with an opening reception held on the patio outside our meeting rooms at the Carillon Park Hilton in scenic St. Petersburg, Florida.

Sessions begin Thursday morning, February 28 with Stephan Abram, SLA’s President, giving the opening keynote address and continuing with Graham Farmelo bringing us the Friday keynote address. Sessions will tackle and discuss the challenges facing information professionals in the 21st Century.

Join us on Thursday evening, to continue our surreal discussion with a tour of the Salvador Dali Museum. Visit the SARC IV website for program, registration, hotel, and vendor information. Early Bird Registration ends soon (January 15, 2008) Come join your colleagues in St. Petersburg!

Other speakers and panels include: Ruth Fuller–Collaboration – Erasing the Lines in the Sand for effective information gathering and resource sharing Robert Weigner–Digital-Only ‘Libraries’ and the Services to Support Them Robert Hudson — Electronic Legal Information Paulette Hassier–Collaboration between business, science, profit/non-profit and information professionals-breaking the barriers Ilene Strongin-Gary–Adopting DSpace for a Corporation Jeffrey Wolfe–NASA Libraries and Inmagic Marcia Abrams (Cadence Group) -The Lost Art of Interviewing: How to Hire without Regret Catherine Lavalle-Welch–Live Library Instruction for Distance Learners Dale Prince-I only wiki socially: Using social networking tools to inform, entice, and adjoin Robert Stengard-Olliges–Booming Biotech: Are Libraries Ready? Diane Austin – Information Architecture Graham Farmello – The Library: the Biographer’s greatest asset and greatest threat Barbie Keiser/Ulla Strickler-Mars and Venus for Information Professionals: Are your stakeholders hearing the message you intended to send? Rebecca Vargha-Core Competencies for Information Professionals of the 21st Century Stephen Abram– Specials on the Edge Panel Discussions: CHANGED-CREATING NEW LIBRARIES FROM SCRATCH AND GOING DIGITAL– Barbara Shearer, FSU Medical Library (moderator); Inez Dinwoodie, MITRE Corporation; Deborah K. Balsamo, EPA National Library Network) SECONDLIFE IN THE LIBRARY AND INSTRUCTION WORLD -Panel Moderator: Nancy Kellett, Dirac Science Library FSU (moderator); Joe Clark, Center for Teaching and Learning, FSU; Meg Kribble, Nova Southeastern Law School; Andrew Sanderbeck, People Connect Institute

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