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SLA Click U: Working Virtually: Telecommuting or the Doing the Digital Dance

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   MLS Meeting Room (Chicago) (Web Conference/Webinar, Max: 30)
Cost:   Free
Presenter:   Rebecca Jones

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TOPIC: SLA Click U: Working Virtually: Telecommuting or the Doing the Digital Dance.


MLS Chicago Office
224 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 680
Chicago, IL 60604

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 13, 2009

Rebecca Jones, Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates

The Course
Not having to drive to work, "working virtually," or managing a digital branch—it all sounds terrific, but the day-to-day reality can be rocky. Most of our attention has been on the cool technologies, getting them into place and training staff and clients to use them. But it's the nature of the work environment, communication strategies and work processes that determine the success of the technologies in truly delivering the results everyone is hoping for. The stresses of "out of sight is out of mind" are real for many people, and there's nothing like communication confusion to lead to conflict. This session focuses on practical steps for organizations to take to ensure that those individuals or teams working digitally have not only the technology but also the supports and work practices in place to be productive and happy (yes, happy!).

Who Should Attend?
Anyone, in management or non-management positions, who is working in an environment that is using or considering using collaborative or social networking tools and technologies, or that has people working virtually (i.e., people not physically working together).

Critical Learning Questions
What organizational structures, reporting relationships and approaches are needed for Libraries 2.0 or Enterprises 2.0?
How do organizations truly benefit from the collaborative and social networking tools and technologies?
What do people need to successfully work together digitally or virtually?

Type:   Program
CPDU Credits:   1

Register by: 4/21/2009

MLS has a 48 hours cancellation policy. Members must contact MLS 48 hours before the event. You are responsible for payment if you do not cancel within that time.

Categories: Technology, Consulting & CE

This event is sponsored by Metropolitan Library System.

Last day to cancel registrations is: 12/11/2008

Questions? Please contact Christina Stoll.

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