Wednesday, April 13, 2011

CareerWise 2011 – A Career Workshop for Library Professionals

Sponsored by:
-The North Carolina Chapter of the Special Libraries Association
-North Carolina Library Association - Round Table for Ethnic Minority Concerns (REMCo) and Reference & Adult Services Section (RASS)

  • Are you looking for a job?
  • Wondering how to best present yourself in a professional setting?
  • Do you want to maximize your career potential?
  • Are you interested in learning new ways to network and grow career connections?
Join us for CareerWise 2011, a career focused workshop for librarians and information professionals in all fields, as well as graduate students. This workshop will include three exciting programs:

—A panel of professionals from academic, public and special libraries will share advice for resumes, cover letters and interviews, and provide insight into job trends and essential skills.(Speakers: Tiffany Allen, UNC Libraries, Mariel Christian, RTI International and Kim Hailey, City of Greensboro Public Libraries)
—A representative from Belk will share trends and provide suggestions for professional attire and creating a professional image. (Speaker: Ellen Shlom, Belk – Friendly Center)
—A presentation on using social media for professional networking...this is not your teenager’s Facebook! (Speakers: Mary Scanlon, Z. Smith Reynolds Library – Wake Forest University and Katherine Makens, Durham County Public Libraries)

This workshop is a unique opportunity to hear about what employers are looking for in candidates, maximize your professional networking and learn to polish your professional image. Take your career to the next level…join us for CareerWise 2011!

Where: Guilford College
Joseph Bryan Jr. Auditorium in the Frank Family Science Center
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC

When: Friday, May 13th, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Cost: $15 – NCSLA and NCLA Members $10 – Students $20 – Non-members & Guests

Space is limited, so please register online by Tuesday, May 10th at

Directions to Guilford College:

At this event, we will be collecting 100% cotton t-shirts for Sweet Cheeks Diaper Kits, a non-profit organization that provides low-income families in the NC Triad area with FREE cloth diapers and supplies. Your old t-shirts will be recycled and turned into cloth diapers for families in need!


Questions? Please contact Susan Forbes at

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

MLA Webcast April 20 - Host site in Winston-Salem

The Novant Health Libraries will be a host site for the April 20, 2011
Medical Library Association (MLA) Webcast: "Shifting Skills to Navigate the
Changing Horizon". The webcast will be shown in the FMC Conference
Center located at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

This program will introduce emerging trends in biomedical research and
healthcare environments that present new opportunities for information
in terms of partnership, collaboration, and support.
These include: translational science, e-science, and electronic health
, all of which will offer new and expanded roles for information
professionals in the management, sharing and integration of data; with
respect to new models for scholarly publication; as well as exploring
new ways to collaborate with Clinical and Translational Science Award
centers and their constituents. All provide new opportunities to help
educate health and information technology professionals in the
meaningful use of health information via electronic health record

Detailed information about the webcast is available at:

FMC Conference Center (at Forsyth Medical Center)
3333 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

First wrap-around session:
1:30 - 2:00 pm
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Second wrap-around session:
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Attendees will earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) hours for viewing
the webcast. Those who participate in both "wrap-around" sessions will
earn an additional 1.5 MLA CE. There is no charge to attend.

To register please contact (by phone or email):
Margaret Cobb, Forsyth Medical Center Library
336-718-5905 (voice mail) (email)

The Novant Health Libraries are:
Learning Resource Center, Presbyterian Hospital/Charlotte NC
Health Information Center, Presbyterian Hospital
Huntersville/Huntersville NC
The Health Library, Presbyterian Hospital Matthews/Matthews, NC
Medical Library, Prince William Hospital/Manassas, VA
Hanesbrands Health Learning Center, Sara Lee Center for Women's Health,
Forsyth Medical Center/Winston-Salem, NC
Forsyth Medical Center Library, Forsyth Medical Center/Winston-Salem, NC

This project [webcast host site] has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3502 with the University of Maryland Baltimore.

Monday, March 28, 2011

ANCHASL Spring 2011 Meeting April 29 in Durham

The Spring 2011 meeting of the Association of North Carolina Health and Science Libraries (ANCHASL) will take place April 29th at the Searle Center at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. The continuing education course “EBM: Introduction to Study Design and Critical Appraisal” (4 MLA CE hours) will be offered.

Details available on the ANCHASL website:

Posted by:

Margaret Cobb

ANCHASL Publicity Committee

Monday, March 21, 2011

“The Power of You” – Negotiation Skills Workshop

Friday, April 29, 2011
Sponsored by Iconitel Consulting Services

Join the North Carolina Chapter of the Special Libraries Association for The Power of You – A Fact Based Negotiation Strategies and Implementation Program. This 4 hour workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Personality style profiling
  • Positioning a negotiation strategy against the style
  • Creating a strategy – based on facts which will ensure you have the power throughout the negotiation process
  • Execution – securing the success

The concepts and strategies presented in this workshop will be suitable for vendor relations, and will also be highly applicable to many aspects of your professional and personal life.

Joanie Olivier, Executive Partner and founder of Iconitel, Inc., will lead this workshop.

The Power of You – A Fact Based Negotiation Strategies and Implementation Program
: Friday, April 29, 2011
Time: 11:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Duke Conference Center - Perimeter One
The Carrington Room
3005 Carrington Mill Blvd - Suite 125
Morrisville, NC 27560

Registration Details:

SLA Members: $15
Non-Members & Guests: $20
Students: $15

Lunch is included with registration.

This event is sure to be popular and space is limited, so register today at:

Registration deadline is Friday, April 22, 2011.

About the presenter:
Joanie Olivier, Executive Partner and founder of Iconitel, Inc., has more than 18 years of relevant industry experience. Starting her career working for Dialog, a Thomson company, in 1992, she gained a unique perspective and knowledge to truly understand the complexity of managing information and the associated acquisition process. Joanie held several respected positions during her career with Thomson, culminating as VP of Sales Operations. Iconitel Consulting Services, Inc is a consulting and IT applications firm focused on creating effective strategies for purchasing, managing and implementing research information contracts.

Joanie holds a MBA as well as a B.Com and B.Sc.N degree from the University Pretoria, South Africa.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Save the Date – April 29, 2011 – Negotiation Skills Workshop!

On April 29, 2011, the North Carolina Chapter of the Special Libraries Association will host a workshop entitled “The Power of You”, a fact based negotiation strategies and implementation program. Joanie Olivier of Iconitel Consulting Services will lead the presentation that will be applicable to vendor relations as well as all aspects of your career. The workshop will be held at the Duke Conference Center in Morrisville, NC.

Registration and addition details will be available soon at

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Networking Events

During the month of February, join your colleagues and friends for dinner or lunch and networking! An NCSLA tradition, these informal “neighborhood” events provide an excellent opportunity to network with fellow information professionals and students. We have a great mix of lunch and dinner options this year, so pick an event (or two!) to attend. Please spread the word about these gatherings among your colleagues. You do not have to be an SLA member to attend and students are very welcome! Here is a list of the Networking Dinner/Lunches planned. Additional details will be forthcoming from individual hosts. Please RSVP directly to the host of the event you wish to attend:

RTP Networking Lunch
Tandoor Indian Restaurant (
5410 Hwy 55, Greenwood Commons, Durham, NC
Date: Tuesday, February 8th
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Host: Susie Corbett,

Chapel Hill Networking Dinner
Mediterranean Deli (
410 W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC
Date: Thursday, February 17th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Host: April Errickson,

Greensboro Networking Potluck Dinner
Home of Ann Stringfield and Bob Darby
1005 North Eugene Street, Greensboro, NC
Date: Friday, February 18th
Time: 6 p.m.
Host: Ann Stringfield,, 336-370-0457
(Please contact Ann by Wednesday, February 16 to confirm what food/drink you will bring to share)

Cary Networking Lunch
Iconitel Offices1200 SE Maynard Rd # 201, Cary NC
Date: Wednesday, February 23rd
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (open house format)
Host: Erin Knight/Iconitel,

Raleigh/Cary Networking Dinner
Carolina Ale House (
2240 Walnut Street (Crossroads), Cary, NC
Date: Thursday, February 24th
Time: 6 p.m.
Host: Jill Robinson Morris,

Durham Networking Dinner
Beyu Caffe
335 West Main St., Durham, NC
Date: Monday, February 28th
Time: 6 p.m.
Hosts: Tamika Barnes , and Terry Hill,

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sara Aull Student Paper Award 2010

The NCSLA sponsored Sara Aull Student Paper Award was presented to Chris Doty of UNC-Chapel Hill during the NCSLA annual banquet in December 2010. This annual award is given to a North Carolina library science graduate student who has written a paper of publishable quality relating to special libraries. Doty was awarded $1,000 for his paper entitled Influences of Anticipated Citation Counts and Author-Fees on the Attitudes of Tenure-Track Science Faculty toward Open Access Journals.

Doty’s paper explores what factors influence UNC biology and chemistry faculty to choose where to send their manuscripts for publication. The paper also explores faculty’s publishing decisions based on their expectation of increased citations. Doty’s goal was to find successful strategies to market Open Access to biomedical, life science, and physical science researchers.

Doty’s background in science research as well as his interest in scholarly communication in the sciences influenced the topic of his paper. He plans on pursuing further extensions of this paper. With Open Access being such a timely topic, we look forward to his future publications and contributions to the library and information science field.