Solos are often challenged by the paradox of success: It’s necessary to market one’s services, but demand can then outstrip resources. During this webinar, our presenters will offer a “lens of reality” with which to prioritize activities, based on a pragmatic approach: Users are unlikely to act the way librarians do! With a focus on perceived value on the part of the organization, they illustrate how important it is to understand users‘ value perceptions.
Who should attend:
All information professionals seeking to prioritize their activities — regardless of whether or not they work as solo librarians
By then end of this program, participants will:
- Have a new perspective from which to assess user perceptions — and thus determine priorities
- Have criteria with which to weigh the perceived value and impact of their current services — and thus adjust them
This event is co-sponsored by METRO, the SLA Solo Librarians Division, and the SLA Toronto Chapter.
About our Speakers:
Ulla de Stricker is a prominent figure in the library community, having been active and entrepreneurial in the profession for 35 years. Following on a career in the information industry, she established her practice in 1992 to assist clients in strategic planning for information and knowledge management, corporate memory, and similar common challenges in information centric environments. A popular speaker and frequent contributor to the professional literature, Ulla holds leadership roles in several professional associations (currently serving on the board of directors of SLA 2011-2013 and chairing the 2011 and 2012 conferences of the Association of Independent Information Professionals). Articles, seminars, and a professional blog are available at www.destricker.com.
Experienced library and information professional, Amra Porobic is passionate about connecting her colleagues at the Insurance Bureau of Canada with information. Known as a solo librarian’s musketeer, she has successfully promoted, organized, hosted and presented numerous solo sessions since taking on a leading role with the SLA Toronto Solo’s wiki and administrator of Toronto Solo’s LinkedIn group. A member of SLA since 1998, she is a contributing writer for the Toronto chapter newsletter (The Courier) and a supporter of the job shadowing iSchool program.