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Community conversation on communication
July 27, 2015, 17:53
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For this year’s event program, SLA NY’s Professional Development Chair, Tom Nielsen, came up with a new idea – “Community Conversations”. These would involve short presentations by a panel of speakers, followed by facilitated discussion and Q&A, with some time for general networking before and after. Continue reading

Castles in the sand
May 1, 2015, 04:58
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Our theme in SLA New York this year has to do with using the chapter as your sandbox, eg. a safe environment in which to experiment in order to gain new skills and experiences. For the latest edition of the chapter ezine, B2E, the editorial team put a call out for articles which touched on this theme, and I thought I might contribute something. On reflection, it occurred to me that without really thinking about it in these terms I’ve been using SLA NY as my sandbox ever since I joined the chapter, so I took this as my theme for the piece. (I’ve reposted the full text below, but you can find the original piece on the B2E site at this link). Continue reading

SLA NY Conference and Expo, September 18th 2014
November 7, 2014, 12:00
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Well over a month after the event, it is high time I blogged about the SLA NY Conference. Given the amount of my time and energy the planning and preparations for the event took up, and the fact that I moved apartments the week after, it has been rather nice to take a break from it all, but September 18th is rapidly receding into the distant past, and I wanted to capture a few thoughts before it got away entirely. Continue reading

SLA NY President-Elect, 2015
November 3, 2014, 14:21
Filed under: CPD, SLA NY

As of our annual meeting on October 6th, I am SLA NY’s President-Elect for 2015.  Which of course means that I shall be SLA NY President in 2016, providence permitting. I am still at the stage of thinking that if I say it enough I will finally start to believe it, although it has been on the cards since at least mid-summer so I ought to have got used to it by now. Continue reading

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