As always, your suggestions for workshop topics are welcomed. Also, if you know a friend or colleague who would benefit from Quantum2, please encourage them to sign up today.
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Quantum2 at Professional Conferences
Thomson Scientific and Dialog are sponsoring a host of division courses and events at SLA. For a complete list of sponsored events, please stop by the Thomson Scientific/Dialog booth (Booth #2405) to meet us and say hello.
On Monday, July 10, at AALL, Betty Jo Hibberd will be discussing our Quantum2 session Measuring Impact: Cost Justification of Information Services in a panel presentation.
Spotlight on Quantum2 InfoStar
Like most innovators, Amanda Franken is never satisfied with status quo; she is always searching for ways to make things work better and faster. As the senior manager of the Library and Information Centre for PricewaterhouseCoopers in South Africa, Amanda makes continuous improvement and systems' assessment part of her daily routine and aims to keep quality standards very high.
To learn more about Amanda’s quest for continuous improvement, read her profile at http://quantum.dialog.com/infostars/gallery/.
Quantum2 Topic of the Month
A key element in attending the SLA Annual Conference is the desire to learn professionally from colleagues and to build up your network of contacts, so that you can share your latest knowledge with colleagues upon returning to your workplace. Information professionals are in an ideal position to take a constructive role in helping the organization move forward in a knowledge-sharing environment, in spite of the natural resistance of “giving up” knowledge commonly associated with this process. I
Information professionals, by the nature of their work, already share “personal” knowledge. They commonly:
Core to the purpose of SLA conference activities is the mission to assist information professionals to envision a leadership role. By harnessing the attributes above in parallel with attained knowledge from the conference and through new contacts initiated, you can facilitate the collaboration that is necessary to make your organization a knowledge sharing one. A knowledge-sharing plan that incorporates some of the activities listed below becomes a tangible way of demonstrating your sharing of this personal knowledge.
Knowledge sharing and other skills and attributes form the core of many Quantum2 workshops and Web resources. For more tips on leveraging your personal knowledge, visit the Quantum2 Web pages at http://quantum.dialog.com.