Thursday, November 5, 2015
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
Kossiakoff Center, Laurel Maryland
Plan to join the SLA Maryland Chapter as thought leaders, practitioners, industry providers and colleagues convene for a full day of programming devoted to leveraging data — perhaps the single-most important skill that will define the next generation of leaders and future directions in the information profession.
“Leveraging Data to Lead” will look at issues around digital content, delivery and the skills sets needed to succeed in today’s data-driven workplaces. Digital data is everywhere, in every sector, organization, and economy. Data-savvy information professionals will have unprecedented opportunities to be among the new leadership within their organizations as they learn how to use data to create value, enhance productivity, and promote innovation.
Three nationally known thought leaders and innovators will open the program with keynote addresses that are both practical and provocative: James King, Information Architect, National Institutes of Health Library; Nancy Faget, Army Research Laboratory Data Wrangler; and Richard Huffine, Independent Information Professional. Each is an instrumental player in the Federal sector, SLA, and ALA. They will offer their personal experiences and insights on using data to propel organizations and information professionals forward toward shared success.
The keynotes will be followed by more than 12 concurrent presentations from practitioners in diverse information sectors who are leading their organizations in integrating digital data in innovative ways and building strong inter-disciplinary collaborations.
Rounding out the day will be: over 17 table top exhibits from companies that are developing leading-edge products and services supporting a data-intensive workplace; a luncheon; a Data Community of Practice Wrap-up Session; and a networking opportunity to conclude!
Who Should Attend?
Information professionals in all types of management settings will want to attend—from corporate, associations, public, academic, and government, to DOD, medical, and legal. Participants including librarians, knowledge and records managers, archivists, information architects and specialists, CIOs, researchers and analysts can expect to gain theoretical and practical knowledge from a broad cross-section of the information profession. Knowledge that can be applied to their own workplace environment to improve individual and organizational performance.
Read more at the Leveraging Data to Lead website: http://maryland.sla.org/data.html
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