SLA2018 in Baltimore

Heading to Baltimore in June to attend #SLA2018?

CCC will be alongside upwards of 2,500 attendees at the Special Libraries Association (SLA)’s annual conference for information professionals, from June 9-13.

Featuring more than 100 educational sessions and workshops, SLA will host three keynote speakers:

  • Carla Hayden, the 14th and current Librarian of Congress,
  • Sayeed Choudhury, the Associate Dean for Research Data Management and the Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University, and
  • Wes Moore, an Army combat veteran and New York Times bestselling author.

Sessions and themes will be focused around data management and curation, leadership and metrics, analytics, and assessment.

CCC is excited to sponsor two can’t-miss sessions throughout the week. Here’s a look at the details:

The Evolving Global Information Manager: Staying Ahead of the Curve

June 11, 2:15 pm

Featuring Industry Experts:

  • Blanca Chou, Director, Information Resource Center, Otsuka Pharmaceutical
  • Jill Shuman, Head, Library and Knowledge Management Center, Shire
  • Michelle Drabik, Sr. Manager, Intellectual Capital Management, Honeywell UOP
  • Moderator: Lauren Tulloch, Vice President of Product, Copyright Clearance Center

The role of today’s information manager is undoubtedly changing. While juggling responsibility for their organization’s content assets, analyzing usage and keeping spending within budget, information managers now face more pressure to support business decision-making across their global enterprise. What tools, technologies and strategies are needed to stay ahead of the curve? Join CCC and our panelists from Shire, Honeywell and Otsuka for unique perspectives on the evolving role of the information manager.

Going Global: 7 Information Management Considerations to Keep in Mind

June 12, 9:00 am

Featuring Industry Experts:

  • Blanca Chou, Director, Information Resource Center, Otsuka Pharmaceutical
  • Rosalind Young, Information Specialist, Otsuka Phamaceutical
  • Lisa Benz, Senior Client Engagement Manager, Copyright Clearance Center

Extending information services across the globe is a top priority for many organizations. But given limited resources, how can corporate information managers overcome both the human and technological barriers of a geographically-diverse workforce? In this session, join us to learn how a small information team at Otsuka Pharmaceutical successfully implemented a customized information system for over 35 key affiliates in 18 countries – without a mandate from the top.

SLA ’18 Expo Hours:

  • Monday, June 11 – 12 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 12 – 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday June 13 – 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

CCC will be at Booth #734. Stop by and say hello!

Can’t attend SLA? Follow the action on Twitter using the hashtag #SLA2018. Connect with SLA and CCC for up-to-the-minute dispatches from the conference.


Author: Molly Tainter

Molly Buccini is a marketing communications manager at CCC. Her background before CCC includes B2B content marketing and local news reporting. Outside of the office, she enjoys reading, traveling, and theater.
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