SLA Toronto Solo Group invites you to the Winter 2013 session on digital initiatives in solo libraries. This session offers an overview of two projects newly implemented in two organizations. Mark Rose will touch upon issues encountered in his recent launch of eBooks at the Muniscope Library. Amra Porobic will talk about her role in CRM employment at IBC. The discussion will be rather informal and free of PPT presentations. Webinar option will not be exercised this time. Conference call option will be available.
When: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 – 12:30-1:30 pm
Location: Insurance Bureau of Canada, 777 Bay Street, Suite 2400, East Meeting Boardroom, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5G 2C8
Please RSVP by emailing Amra (pamra7 @ gmail.com) by February 2, 2013. Please specify if you want to participate by phone.
Refreshments will be served. Bring your own lunch if you wish.
About the presenters:
Mark Phillip Rose has been with the Intergovernmental Committee on Urban and Regional Research for over 11 years. His latest title is Information Services Manager. Aside from managing all of the library functions, Mark is responsible for looking after the organization’s two websites and SharePoint platform, and acts as the first line of support for the computer systems. During his tenure, Mark assisted with the launch of three websites, brought the cataloguing manual closer to library standards compliance (AACR2 and RDA), revised the ICURR thesaurus, edited the ICURR newsletter, and launched a knowledge management Wiki. Most recently, Mark has introduced eBooks using EBSCOhost platform.
Amra Porobic is Library Manager at the Insurance Bureau of Canada with over 25 years’ experience in special libraries. Apart from being in charge of research, monitoring and information management at IBC, Amra is engaged with web content management for three websites, social media, training and CRM. In her role as Toronto Solo Group Coordinator, she has been planning and hosting solo meetings since 2008. Amra is the creator and editor of Toronto Solo’s wiki and administrator of Toronto Solo’s LinkedIn group. She reports on the work of the group for The Courier.