1996 News Division Program
The SLA Annual Conference is a wonderful opportunity for news librarians to
meet together to discuss common problems, examine products and have a lot of
fun. The meetings are scheduled in early June at a different city around the
United States and Canada. The News Division Chair-Elect coordinates the
planning of the news library program at the Conference. The events
in Boston were organized by Teresa
Leonard, News Research Director at the Raleigh News and Observer.
SLA Annual Conference
Saturday, June 8
- 10 a.m. Welcome to Boston.
- Bicycle and roller blade tour along the Charles River.
- 6 p.m. Division suite open (sponsored)
Sunday, June 9
- 9 a.m. Division CE -- The Era of Digital News Libraries: Practical
- High tech presentation and discussion focusing on the challenges and
concerns brought about by digital technology. Issues to be addressed
include digital archiving, full-page archiving, digital workflow, WWW
archiving, filmless photography, and the role of the news librarian.
Instructors include MJ Crowley, Philadelphia Newspapers; Kurt Foss,
University of Wisconsin.
- 2 p.m. Christian Science Center Open House
- The Christian Science
Monitor will host an open house and tour of the library and newsroom.
The Christian Science Center is across the street from the convention
center. Light snacks will be provided. . Moderator: Joyce McMillin,
Christian Science Monitor
- 6 p.m. Division suite open (sponsored by MediaStream (VU/TEXT), Knight
Ridder Information Inc.)
Monday, June 10
- 7:30 a.m. The New World of Copyright (sponsored breakfast)
- As both users and producers of copyrighted material, how do we approach
copyright with regard to new technologies? How do recent or ongoing cases apply? Moderator: Mary Lou Whitman, Dialog. Speaker: Nancy Honig, Knight Ridder Information Services.
- 9 a.m. SLA General Session. Also, News Division 95-96 Board Meeting
Moderator: Charlie Campo, Bangor Daily News.
- 10:30 a.m. Performance Standards for News Librarians
- Performance Standards for News Librarians
What is a news researcher? What are the qualifications and
requirements for the job? What skills should we be working on to be the
best we can be? Where to look for good news researchers. Moderator: Judy
Canter, San Francisco Examiner. Speakers: Cary Kenney, St. Petersburg
Times, John Jansson, Chicago Tribune. Facilitator: Kay Dorko,
Education Week and Teacher Magazine.
- 1:30 p.m. Disaster Research
- When a disaster strikes in your hometown, you're not only
covering it, you're living through it. You have to deal with the effect
on your staff and on yourself, but you also have to get the work out and
deal with the onslaught of outside media. Three or four who have been
through it talk about how they handled it, plus present research sources
for the rest of us. Moderator: Barbara Hijek, St. Petersburg Times.
Speakers: Carol Campbell, Daily Oklahoman, Gay Nemeti, Miami
Maloy Moore, Los Angeles Times. Facilitator: Denise Jones, The News &
- 3 p.m. News Division Business Meeting
- Moderator:Charlie Campo,
Bangor Daily News.
- 4:30 p.m. News Division 95-96 Board Meeting
- 4:30 p.m. Tips for New Managers
- POSDCORB: Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Directing,
COordinating, Reporting, and Budgeting. The tool box of the manager. You
learned it all in library school. Now hear how it works in the real
world in a news library. Moderator: Margaret Neu, Corpus Christi Caller
Times. Speakers: Kathy Foley, San Antonio News Express, Debbie
The Pacific Press, Carolyn Edds, The Spartanburg
Herald-Journal. Facilitator: Alice
Pepper, Detroit Free Press.
- 6 p.m. Awards Reception and Banquet (ticketed)(Reception sponsord by
- Moderator: Mary Kate Leming, Palm Beach Post
- 9 p.m. Division suite open
Tuesday, June 11
- 7:30 a.m. Your Reference Collection: The Next Generation
- The news library collection ain't what she used to be. How have
changes in information technology changed what you collect? Often the
same sources are available in a variety of formats. How do you decide
which is better for your situation? Includes bibliographies on
beat-specific research: business, medical, entertainment, political,
etc. Moderator: Sperry Krueger, The News & Observer. Speakers: Barbara
Hijek, St. Petersburg Times, Susan Cramer, Pew Charitable Trust, William
Holmes, Los Angeles Times, Linda Ronan, Sports Illustrated,
Liz Donovan, The Miami Herald. Facilitator: Elizabeth Larson.
- 9:30 a.m. Roundtable on International Libraries sponsored by the Freedom
- Moderator: Phyllis Lyons, The Freedom Forum. Speaker: Kathleen Flynn, Atlanta Journal & Constitution
- 10:30 a.m. SLA Exhibit Hall Hours
- 12 noon CQ Luncheon Speaker: Ronald D. Elving, Political Editor
- 1:30 p.m. Change in the News Library
- How to cause change, how to cope when change is thrust upon you, how to recognize when you're the one who needs to change. Moderator: Lany McDonald, Time-Warner Co., Speakers: Mona Hatfield, Contra Costa Times, Madeline Cohen, Newsweek, Alice Pepper, Detroit Free
Press, Pam Brooks, Time Inc.. Facilitator: Lisa LoVullo, Baltimore Sun.
- 3 p.m. Evaluating Vendors and Systems
- What to look for in a vendor, negotiating, closing the deal. How to do comparisons between vendors. What questions to ask. Moderator:
Kathleen Trimble, US News. Speakers: Kathleen Flynn, Atlanta
Journal & Constitution, Tim Rozgonyi, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Facilitator:
Mike Meiners, Sun-Sentinel.
- 3 p.m. Small Libraries: Time Savers, Management Savers, Stress Savers
- How solo librarians or those in small libraries can use time management, move from a reactive to proactive management style and organize and prioritize to become more successful. Moderator: Diane Logsdon, The Pantagraph, Gretchen Leslie, Mentorgraphics, Donna
Soultoukis, Friends Hospital, Tammy Binford, Nashville Banner
- 4:30 p.m. Digital Archives and Text Management
- Includes information on mixing image and text databases, digitizing clips and other collections. Thinking beyond your own library boundaries. Moderator: Justin Scroggs, Time-Warner Co. Speaker, Richard R. Rowe, RoweCom. Facilitator: Marsha Woodbury, University of Illinois.
- 6 p.m. Division suite open (sponsored by DataTimes)
Wednesday, June 12
- 8 a.m. News Division 96-97 Board Meeting
- Moderator: Teresa Leonard, The News & Observer.
- 9 a.m. SLA Business Meeting
- 11:30 a.m. Covering the 96 Campaigns (box lunch)
- Nuts and bolts. What are the rules? Campaign finance reform initiatives
at federal and state levels. Where can you get information? How to track legislation, competitive intelligence on candidates. How to research contributions, how to find the links. Where are the loopholes? Speakers: Kent Cooper, Federal Elections Commission. Facilitator: Kee Malesky, National Public Radio.
- 1 p.m. CAR: Are We Being Left in the Dust?
- Databases used to be the domain of the library. With the explosion of
computer assisted reporting, are news libraries losing their franchise? Two of the nation's computer assisted reporting experts present their views on the news library's role in this arena. Moderator: Pat Stith, The News & Observer Speakers: Tom Boyer, Seattle Times, George Landau, St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Facilitator: Pat Clark, Time-Warner.
- 2:30 p.m. Finding People (with B&F, S/L, LEG Divisions)
- Psychological profiling. Following the trail. Ethical issues of public record and people research. Moderator: Barbara Semonche, University of North Carolina. Speakers: Pat Stith, The News & Observer, Cheryl Poirier, Independent consultant, Carolyn Hardnett, The St. Petersburg Times. Facilitator: Debbie Millward, Pacific Press. (formerly online at: http://sunsite.unc.edu/journalism/bostonfind.html)
- 4 p.m. Webbing the Newsroom
- A survey of how internal web pages are being used as a newsroom
resource, including tips for creating your own. Moderator: Bridget Janus, Cedar Rapids Gazette. Speakers: Michael Jesse, Dayton Daily News,
Sperry Krueger, The News & Observer. Facilitator: Shira Goldman, Knight
- 6 p.m. Reunion at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (sponsored by Lexis)
- Fond memories of the museum linger among attendees of the 1986 Boston Conference. Elegant reception set in a 15th century Venetian palace.
- 9 p.m. Division suite open
Thursday, June 13
- 9 a.m. Worcester Field Trip
- Visit the American Antiquarian Society, major research library in
early American history and culture. Collection includes earliest American
newspapers. Moderator: George Labounte, Telegram & Gazette
- 9 a.m. IRE Field Trip
- Head to Providence to attend the first day of the Investigative
Reporters and Editors conference. (This requires a $50 registration with
IRE. Register online at http://www.projo.com/ire/ireg.htm)
Planning Ahead for SLA
1996 Boston, MA June 8-13
1997 Seattle, WA June 7-12
1998 Indianapolis, IN June 6-11
1999 Minneapolis, MN June 5-10
2000 Philadelphia, PA June 10-15
2001 San Antonio, TX June 9-14
2002 Los Angeles, CA June 8-13
2003 New York City, NY June 6-12
2004 Nashville, TN June 5-10
1996 Cleveland, OH Jan. 25-27
1997 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Jan. 23-25
1998 Washington, DC Jan. 25-27
1999 San Francisco, CA Jan. 24-26
2000 St. Louis, MO Jan. 23-25
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