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.
Dear Quantum2 Member...
Also during the conference, the SLA Australia & New Zealand Chapter held its second conference breakfast and announced the call for applications to the 2007 Australia & New Zealand Information Professional of the Year Award. The 2005 and 2006 recipients of the award, Nerida Hart and Alyson Dalby respectively, were also honored at this event. The award is open to all information professionals in Australia and New Zealand. Nominations should be emailed to Marie Mackenzie, immediate past-president of the Australia & New Zealand Chapter. For more details read the accompanying press release.
New Quantum2 Coaches
In addition to Melinda Kershaw, as mentioned above, we are also very thrilled to welcome back Gabrielle Derriks, GEP and training consultant, as a member of the coaches team. Many in continental Europe will remember Gabrielle.
Spotlight on Quantum2 InfoStar
As Medical Affairs & Drug Safety Coordinator, Sonja Van der Haeghen of Astra Zeneca, Belgium and her team believe it is their responsibility in helping with the safe use of drugs, to identify relevant sources of information and filter out the “noise” of information overload by providing scientifically accurate, balanced and focused responses to information requests.
To read more about this InfoStar, please read her profile at http://quantum.dialog.com/infostars/gallery/.
Quantum2 Topic of the Month
Seeking and adopting best practices can help improve the work processes for delivery of products and services to better meet client needs. That translates into achieving efficiencies and economies that are extremely important to senior management. It also aids in building stronger relationships across the organization.
The process of identifying and implementing a best practice can be outlined in five steps:
By taking a visible role in leading this best practice project with visible results, the information center becomes associated with the value of the project, thus making its ROI self-evident.
This summary is taken from an article by Betty Jo Hibberd, s enior manager, Information Professional Development, published in the January 2007 edition of the SLA journal, Information Outlook. Reprint permission granted by SLA. www.sla.org .
This topic is also the subject of our scheduled Quantum2 workshop on February 22, 2007 (see Quantum2 Web Sessions above).