Article Club: Non-traditional information professionals – January 23, 2014

SLA Toronto and OLA-SLC are pleased to invite you to participate in the January edition of Article Club!  Whether you’re a newly-minted library professional, or considering a change in direction in life or career, you’ve probably considered the possibility of using your “library” skill set in environments that are not libraries. Join a discussion on who might be your next employer, which skills are valued “out there”, and what the job title might look like, led by a special librarian who has worked for an information broker, a database vendor, the government, herself and (once or twice) in a “real” library.

Come join your fellow information professionals for lively discussion and a drink at the Library room at Scotland Yard!  Cost is only your own food and beverages.  Everyone is welcome.

Find the articles on SLA Toronto Chapter’s website.  RSVP by January 21, 2014 to Maggie Weaver at @

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OLA Super Conference 2014: Register and Plan Your Conference Experience Today

OLA Super Conference ExpoIt’s that time again! Online registration for the 2014 OLA Super Conference held at the Metro Toronto Centre Centre is open until January 24, 2014. This year there will be even more presentations by special librarians and non-traditional information professionals throughout the four-day conference. Whether you’re planning to pop in for a single morning or engage in as many activities as humanly possible, consider adding some of the sessions on special topics below to your schedule.

OLA Super Conference 2014: A Universe of Possibilities

Date: January 29 – February 1, 2014

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W6 |  Map

Complete Program Information: Website, e-version, PDF version

Registration & Fees: myOLA or registration form
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 (Early bird deadline)
Friday, January 24, 2014 (Deadline for online registration)

Conference Schedule 

(Some of the 200+ sessions and events to check out)

Thursday, January 30, 2014
9:05 a.m.
Session #320
Hidden World of Law Libraries
Karen Sawatzky, Librarian, Tapper Cuddy LLP; Brenda Wong, Library Technician, McMillan

Session #322
Pay It Forward: Mentoring New Information Professionals
Mary Ann Mavrinac, Vice-Provost & Dean, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester; Kim Stymest, Business Librarian, York University

Session #325
Special Libraries & the Canadian Military
Phil Gold, Archivist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Penny Lipman, Librarian, Royal Canadian Military Institute

Session #327
It’s Your Business: Entrepreneurial Librarianship
Ulla de Stricker, President, de Stricker Associates; Crystal Sharp,
Research Grant Consultant, CD Sharp Information Systems, Ltd; Phyllis Smith, Principal, In the Know Research & Information Consulting

Session #329
Bringing Multicultural History Online: Digitizing Ontario’s Diverse Community Memory
Catherine Leekam, Program Manager, Multicultural History Society of Ontario; Jess Posgate, Community Outreach Co-ordinator, OurDigital World

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