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)



SLA Click U Seminar: Preparing to Make a Business Case

Presented by Maggie Weaver, 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.  


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)


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)



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  


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



 Greta Ober

2008 DC -  SLA VP   / President Elect 

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