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Copyright Compliance Challenges Webinar

Copyright Compliance Challenges Webinar


Organized by the Professional Development Committee

June 7th 2016 from 12 to 1 pm EDT

If you’ve ever been puzzled by copyright questions, don’t miss this opportunity to learn more and expand your respect for intellectual property. Awareness of the copyright implications and the best practices in content reuse are important factors in making educational decisions around the use of copyright protected materials.

This session features:

  • The Basics of Copyright law;
  • What is and is not copyright protected;
  • Fair use-what it is and how it works;
  • When copyright permission is needed;
  • Social Media, non-text content and copyright;
  • How to obtain copyright permission;
  • And much more…

Speaker:  Michele Ayers  Senior Manager Educational Services , Copyright Clearance Center

Michele is an invited speaker and educator on copyright law at companies, and events worldwide. She has developed a deep appreciation of the concerns and needs of content users worldwide since joining Copyright Clearance Center in 1999.

$5 to Members and $10 to Non-Members

RSVP by Monday June 7, 2016

Register now! 

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The Tools of Influence Webinar

The New York Chapter of the Special Libraries Association
The SLA Solo Librarians Division
proudly present…

The Tools of Influence for Special and Solo Librarians


The SLA NY/Solo Librarians Division Webinar Series continues with veteran library trainer Pat Wagner of Siera: Learn. Teach. Inspire ™ (  The second webinar is now open for registration, please see the event details and registration URL below.

The Tools of Influence for Special and Solo Librarians
Presented by
Pat Wagner 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 5 to 6 pm ET

Program Description

Positive influence makes it easier for people to say yes to you. Regardless of age, wealth, and power, people will want to work with you and do favors for you. Think of it as manners plus: a genuine interest in other people, goodwill and good humor, and a friendly demeanor are the foundation. Can you be the person who other people seek out with trust and respect?


Introduction: How To Define Positive Influence
- The Key Idea: Connecting With People On Their Terms
- The Influence Model: Rapport, Information, Action

– The Virtues Of Positive Influence: Empathy, Precision, Responsibility

– Do Unto Others As They Prefer To Be Done To

– The Importance Of Gratitude And Praise

– Building Personal and Professional Networks



– Improve influence with co-workers and customers.

– Learn and apply specific methods to increase rapport.

– Change ratio of interactions to include more thanks and praise.



Pat Wagner has been a trainer and consultant for libraries since 1978. She is a frequent speaker at national library conferences and SLA, AALL, and MLA chapter meetings around the US and Canada. She is known for her practical and good-humored programs.

Webinar Fees
$5 – Members of Solo Division and SLA NY
$5 – Members of DC, New England, Illinois and Georgia Chapters and Leadership and Management Division
$10 – SLA Members
$20 – Non-members

Register in two easy steps:

1.  Pay the webinar fee using the SLA NY website and PayPal at:
(You do not need a PayPal account)

2.  Register for the webinar using the URL sent to you in your confirmation message.

Can’t make it in person?  All paid registrants will receive the webinar recording within a week.

Questions?  Contact Solo Division Past Chair Tom Nielsen at:


Mark your calendar for two more webinars in the series:

– Tuesday, September 23, 2014 – 5 to 6 pm ET

Fifteen Reasons to Quit Your Special or Solo Library Job (or Ask Someone Else to Leave)

– Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – 5 to 6 pm ET

Solo Project Management:  When You are the Whole Team


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Business Law Center Webinar

Business Law Center Webinar

The New York Chapter of the Special Libraries Association,

in cooperation with Thomson Reuters Westlaw,

proudly presents…..
SLA NY Westlaw Librarian
Relations Research Series:

Business Law Center Webinar

Organized by
Donna Severino, SLA NY Past President  and
Sue Carmargo-Pohl, Thomson Reuters Westlaw Librarian Relations Manager.

Join us on Thursday, November 21st for the next session of the SLA NY
and Westlaw Librarian Relations Research Series on Business Law Center.

Andy Duggan, Experts On-Call Lead, will demonstrate the brand-new Business Law Center
on WestlawNext.   The Business Law Center is a new approach to streamlining a formerly
complicated research process to help you find the right information, right now.

Features include:

•           Unmatched depth and breadth of content – all in one place

•           Enhanced search capabilities to help you drill down deeply – and quickly

•           Sort and filter results

•           Streamline your ability to gather key information with Folders

•           Never forget a search or lose a document with enhanced research History

•           View related documents to expedite your ability to connect the dots

•           Add new, important content to your search:

– Bonds

– Loans

– Enhanced M&A content

•           24/7 access to experts who can help you get the most from your research efforts

Program Details:

Thursday, November 21, 2013
12:00 pm  (session will last ~30 minutes)


FREE to all SLA NY members!


To register for the webinar click here.


Can’t make this session?  Save the date for the next session on
Wednesday, December 11th for a Thomson Reuters Westlaw Year-in-Review.

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LMD’s Prof. Development Series Webinar.

LMD’s Prof. Development Series Webinar.

Title:  Negotiating for fun (and profit)

Date/Time:  February 23rd, 2012 / 2 – 3 PM ET

Presenter:  Barbara Hirsh

Director, Information Resources & Knowledge Management

NERA Economic Consulting, New York, NY

Session Description:

Barbara Hirsh, co-chair for the LMD Content Buying Section, will provide useful tools and tips to negotiate license agreements, subscription agreements, market data sets and any other data related purchases needed  for organizations.    The session will include specific ‘what to do’ as well as ‘what to avoid’ plus examples of both successful and ‘not so successful’ agreements.  Presented with humor and solid advice, Barbara will leave time at the end of the session for questions.

Register here:


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