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If you missed it before, here's your chance!

 

 This Click U seminar was originally held live on March 19th. It filled
up so quickly resulting in a long wait-list, so the DC Chapter is
offering a replay next Wednesday, July 23rd (feel free to share this
seminar announcement with others who may be interested - SLA
members/non-members)

 

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SLA Click U Seminar: Preparing to Make a Business Case

Presented by Maggie Weaver
<http://sla.learn.com/learncenter.asp?id=178409&sessionid=3-A7D15BD9-FCF
1-4D46-8835-9CC456ADE480&mode=show&page=132> , principal, Shaftesbury
Associates


Whether it's a request to attend a conference, the acquisition of a new
online service, or plans to join a consortium, library staff are
expected to be able to produce a "business case," or rationale, for the
proposed expenditure.

Attendees will work through the research necessary to construct a
business case, including: cost benefits, finding champions for the
cause, and structuring an effective request for funding. Attendees also
will get tips for the actual words to use-focusing on the goals of the
organization and speaking in the language of their audience. 

Participants will:

*	Understand how to research costs associated with a project.
*	Understand the importance of quantifying benefits or returns
appropriate to their organization.
*	Understand how to present concisely the benefits of change or
innovation, including financial impacts.
*	Be more likely to submit successful proposals to their
management. 
*	Take home a list of resources for building a business case in
various situations.   

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Date: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008  

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm (Light refreshments/networking from 6:00 to 6:30;
Click U from 6:30 to 8:00) 

Location:

Independent Community Bankers of America 
1615 L St., NW, Suite 900 (9th Floor) 

Blue/Orange line, exit Farragut West, 17th Street exit. 
Red line, exit Farragut North, K Street exit. 

RSVP: Susan Fournier at [log in to unmask] (regardless of payment,
ALL attendees must "rsvp")  

Price: Free for DC-SLA members; $10.00 for non DC Chapter members
(payable via PayPal at
http://units.sla.org/chapter/cdc/events_files/virtualseminar.html) 

  

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DC-SLA offers members the opportunity to participate at no charge in
SLA's popular Click U Live Seminars. The Chapter purchases a site
license and members may participate in the seminar at the given site.
This does not allow individuals to participate from their own offices.

 

For more information about these seminars and other 2008 SLA Click U
Live seminars
-http://units.sla.org/chapter/cdc/events_files/clicku08.html
<http://units.sla.org/chapter/cdc/events_files/clicku08.html>  

 

For information about other DC-SLA events, visit the DC Chapter 2008
Events page: http://units.sla.org/chapter/cdc/events.html
<http://units.sla.org/chapter/cdc/events.html> 

 

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 Greta Ober

2008 DC -  SLA VP   / President Elect 

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