Registration information now available on the DC Chapter website:

Thursday, September 18th - 3:00pm to 4:30pm


Setting Up a Trends Analysis Program for Your Organization

You've done the research and now you've handed it off to another department. Tomorrow you'll do more research for another client. But why drop the ball there? Librarians are in a perfect position to leverage complex sets of data to spot trends, opportunities and threats across their organization's industries.

Based on a workshop offered at the 2007 SLA conference, this session will describe National Geographic's
Libraries and Information Services' experience in setting up a trends analysis program, developing cross-divisional teams and structures to support it, and gaining upper management support to sustain and grow the program.

Presented by:

Barbara Ferry, Director - Business & Information Services,

Maggie Turqman, Senior Librarian, and

Michael Jourdan, Senior Librarian


Thursday, September 18, 2008

TIME: 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Light refreshments will be served


National Geographic Society

1146 16th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

METRO: Dupont Circle/Farragut North


RSVP: Greta Ober, [log in to unmask]

(please register early as space is limited; a waitlist will be established if room capacity is reached)

PRICE: (payable by check or via PayPal -

$10.00 - DC Chapter members

$20.00 - Non-chapter members

$5.00 - Students/retired/unemployed


Attention: regardless of payment, ALL attendees must "rsvp" 


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For information about other DC-SLA events, visit the DC Chapter 2008 Events page:


Greta Ober
2008 DC - SLA VP / President Elect
Past-Chair, SLA Social Science Division