This year's theme is “Building Skills, Creating Value” and sessions will focus on measuring value, working with stakeholders, and career transitions. Our keynote speaker will be Tracy Maleeff (@LibrarySherpa), expert in the area of using social media for networking. Schedule Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30am - 9:00am Welcome 9:00am - 9:10am Tracy Z. Maleeff Networking As A Professional Skill 9:10am - 10:15am Break 10:15am - 10:30am Paul M. Galvin, PhD Mindful communication techniques 10:30am-11:30am Toby Pearlstein and Jim Matarazzo Sustainability Through Strategic Focus -- Understanding and Demonstrating Contribution 11:30am-12:30pm Buffet Lunch and Networking 12:30pm-1:30pm Workshops (Select 1) 1:30pm-2:30pm Ellen G. Cartledge-Janpol The Non-Linear Librarian Career Path: Transitions -- Reboot, Recharge, Reset Betty Edwards Partnerships and Teaming with Stakeholders in Business Development: Impact on Key Lab Initiatives Workshops (Select 1) 2:35pm-3:35pm Ethel Salonen Ollin Leading People to Succeed Fred Wergeles The Importance of Soft Skills in Intelligence Gathering and Practice Break 3:35pm-3:45pm Cynthia Cheng-Correia and John Aubrey Smashing Silos -- Expand Your Impact By Harnessing Knowledge, Driving Collaboration, and Sparking Innovation 3:45pm-4:45pm The Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center is conveniently located minutes from historic Sturbridge and less than an hour’s drive from Boston, Springfield, Hartford, CT, and Providence, RI. The Conference Center has ample parking and a carpooling website is available to match drivers with riders in order to make the trip more pleasant and accessible. View the SLA New England chapter website for additional details: http://newengland.sla.org/archives/139807 FAQs What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? There is plenty of parking on-site at the Conference Center. We have also set-up a carpooling website to coordinate ride-sharing to and from the event. What is the refund policy? SLA New England will issue a refund minus a $10 cancellation fee up to 10 business days prior to the meeting. Exceptions to the cancellation policy will be made at the discretion of the Treasurer. How do I contact the organizer with any questions? For all questions, please contact the SLA New England program team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The city of Southbridge was founded as a town in 1816 and is located in Worcester County area. Although a city government the community wishes to be known as "The Town of Southbridge".
Southbridge is a major manufacturing business in optical products and peripheral industries and is currently one of the world's leading centers for fiber optics technology.
The city of Southbridge offers the community a number of recreational opportunities. You can enjoy archery and horse back riding as well as a great outdoor skating rink and a number of golf courses, ball fields and country clubs.