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    June 3rd, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    For Immediate Release: June 2, 2011 Invitation to cover
    For more information, contact:
    Didi Yunginger
    Wolper Subscription Services (610) 559-9550x239

    Wolper Director of Information Strategy to Present Paper at SLA 2011
    “The Metamorphosis of the Information Professional”

    Wolper Subscription Services invites all conference attendees to come hear Valerie Ryder, Wolper’s Director of Information Strategy, on “The Metamorphosis of the Information Professional” at the Special Libraries Association 2011 Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO in Philadelphia, PA.

    The presentation will be during the Contributed Papers session on Wednesday morning, June 15th, 10 to 11:30 AM.

    Ms. Ryder, MLIS, MIBM, a former corporate librarian who joined Wolper in late 2009, is among just 12 people selected to develop a paper and present at SLA from nearly 40 entries, which were evaluated on the basis of abstracts by a panel of SLA members in a blind review. Criteria for the selection process, according to Martha L. Foote, Chair, SLA Contributed Papers 2011, and General Manager of LibraryCo Inc. in Toronto, Canada, included the relationship of the topic to library and information science, quality of writing, strength of ideas, applicability to SLA members, degree of innovation and relevance to the 2011 conference theme "Future Ready.”

    In “Metamorphosis,” Ms. Ryder focuses on how the roles of the information user and the information professional are morphing into new identities to keep pace with developments in the information industry. What lessons from past technology transitions can be applied to future shifts? How will current trends impact the roles of all participants in the information marketplace? Which core skills of information professionals will enable them to not only successfully ride the waves of change but to steer the direction of technological transformations? The paper explores the four building blocks of SLA’s “Future Ready” – collaborative techniques, adaptability and resiliency, alignment and connecting – in the context of leveraging technology for innovation.

    For Ms. Ryder, the theme was a natural since she very recently had two chapters on corporate librarianship published in Best Practices for Corporate Libraries, by Sigrid E. Kelsey and Marjorie J. Porter (Editors), Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2011.

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