SLA members should have received the email below June 10. If you don't have your SLA username and password (hint: if you haven't changed them, they should each be five digits), you can retrieve them with just your email address.
SLA President Stephen Abram highlighted the Innovation Laboratory during his May 5 visit to the New Jersey Chapter.
Be a lab rat! The
SLA Innovation Laboratory is designed to be a place where you can play,
learn, and discover uses for the latest emerging technologies. It's a
unique resource exclusively for SLA members to discover, and get
comfortable with, new technologies. The Laboratory offers a wide
variety of Web 2.0 software learning tools to help you become more
business savvy and technologically adept.
The SLA Innovation Lab also provides tools to SLA units (chapters,
divisions, committees, councils, caucuses, task forces, etc.) to build
and implement useful services for members. The initiative adds deep
value to acquiring and retaining SLA membership.
Join us in the Laboratory SLA
has a long tradition of successful education initiatives. Learning
opportunities abound, but the SLA Innovation Laboratory differs from
traditional continuous learning in that it does not necessarily require
a course, conference or event. It is something members -- you -- do for
yourself, independently or in small groups. By offering the SLA
Innovation Laboratory for members to discover, play, and learn, we have
the framework for 24/7 independent learning opportunities. This is an
expansion of SLA's learning programs, and is designed for you to invest
the time and have fun learning.
So, join us in the laboratory! Enter your SLA userID and password and you're on your way to becoming an Innovation Lab Rat!
For those attending SLA 2008 in
Seattle ... the NJ Chapter would like to invite you to a get-together
at 8 p.m. from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Tap House Grill, 1506 6th Ave., Seattle.
The chapter will pay for appetizers; members will pay for drinks. (Note: We're meeting earlier to accommodate those who have plans for dinners or vendor presentations at 8. You can come anytime in that hour, and I'll happily stay later if people are still around.)
Jorge Reina Schement has been named dean of the Rutgers School of Communication, Information and Library Studies. SCILS produces many (if not most) of our librarians in New Jersey and has worked closely with SLA. Dr. Schement replaces the retiring Gustav Friedrich, who has led SCILS since 1998.