FLICC Meeting Announcement 2003-7

Teleconference Series for Library Technicians

Soaring to Excellence IX

Now in its 9th year, the Soaring to Excellence series continues to
offer excellent programming on technical and workplace issues for
library technicians. This year, the series will feature three sessions:
equal access, time management, and support staff successes.

Each program will be supported by practical information, discussion
questions, worksheets, and bibliographies. For more information on the
sessions and for advance program materials, point your browser to

To avoid the unpredictable technical difficulties of live
teleconferencing, FLICC will present this series in a delayed video

Friday, January 17, 2003; Friday, February 28, 2003; Friday, May 2,

9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. including one 10-minute break and a 30-minute Q &
A session  (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There is no entry to the
Library of Congress prior to 8:30 a.m.)

Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd floor, Madison Building, Library of
Congress--Use Main Entrance at 1st Street and Independence Avenue, SE,
Washington, D.C.

Capitol South (Orange and Blue lines)

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL, and FLICC--Continuing Education
Units (CEUs) are offered by the College of DuPage, IL

$70 (includes all three sessions). Participants must attend all
sessions. Seating is limited. Call the FLICC office to register
(202-707-4800) or visit the FLICC Educational Programs Web site at to register online.

Request ADA Accommodations five business days in advance at (202)
707-6362 TTY or [log in to unmask]

Call FLICC (202) 707-4800. TTY (202) 707- 4995

Cancellations must be called into the FLICC office (202-707-4800) 48
hours prior to the start of the educational program or the full fee will
be charged.

Three "Invaluable" Sessions

A Ninth Year of Training and Educational Opportunities for Library

Building Another Bridge: Equal Access to Technology for Special

Friday, January 17, 2003

Effective use of technology has become a critical component of
information retrieval. Does this leave the blind, the deaf, the elderly
and any other group with special challenges on the far side of a new
digital divide?

This session will provide specific information on how to bridge that
divide for individuals challenged in ways that we can accommodate if
only we have the requisite insight, persistence, compassion, and
knowledge. Building Another Bridge will offer very specific suggestions
to insure that all individuals have equal access to information,
regardless of the medium through which that information is presented.

Time Management: Getting Things Done

Friday, February 28, 2003
This session explores practical techniques for managing your work,
offering a wide range of suggestions for more effective use of your

Factors to be considered include how to negotiate deadlines and work
assignments, being more realistic about the time available, and
maintaining a balance between work and home.

Library Support Staff Soar to Great Heights: How Library Workers Give

Friday, May 2, 2003

This Soaring program focuses specifically on library support staff and
what they are already doing to enhance their jobs, their skills, their
libraries, their attitudes, and their relationships with patrons,
students, or co-workers.

Also, the latest topics in their professional arena will be discussed
by exploring resources such as Library Mosaics and ALA's Career
Ladders. Moderators, guest support staff, and a studio audience will
give a comprehensive view of what library service is now, and what it
can be in the future.

Soaring 2003 Web site: