News and Resources for the Library and Information Community: a Seminar sponsored by the Special Libraries Association News Division

Friday, May 25, 2001
Elizafield Room, The Omni Hotel
CNN Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Registration and Continental Breakfast on the Terrace

Welcome and Introductions
Debra Bade, Chair, SLA News Division, Director, Online Training and Development for CNN
Ginny Everett, Past-chair, SLA News Division, Library Director, Atlanta Journal Constitution

Keynote Presentation by Dr. David Bender, Executive Director of the Special Libraries Association, Washington, D.C.


Information Industry Update and News: A look at trends and changes in our business and at how these changes will impact information professionals.
Clay Cocalis, VP and Director of Global Sales, Factiva (
Lisa Mitnick, Senior VP, Strategic Marketing and Business Development, Lexis-Nexis ( "Changing Role of Information Professionals in the 21st Century".
Joyce Ward, VP, Enterprise Products, Northern Light Technology Inc. (

Lunch on the Terrace

Today's Toolbox: Learn about Business and Legal Information and Resources on the Web.
Susan Klopper, Business Research Center Director, Andersen (formerly Arthur Andersen)
Margarette Dye, Senior Reference Librarian, Hunton and Williams


Research Center Spotlight: Learn about the collections, resources, and services of two well-known and very specialized organizations.
Dr. Martin Elzy, Assistant Director, Jimmy Carter Library, "An Introduction to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum".
Karen Dahlen, Outreach Associate, Centers for Disease Control (CDC Information Centers handout)
Onnalee Henneberry, Technical Information Specialist, CDC Information Center, Centers for Disease Control, "Finding Information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web Site:".

Final questions and closing remarks