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New Management Realities for Special Libraries

In a recent study, only 1/3 of corporate managers could ascribe value to their company’s library. How should special librarians respond? Special library experts Jim Matarazzo and Toby Pearlstein will give their advice in this free webinar.

Attendees will learn:

  • Why problems in the economy matter to special libraries
  • Why you should measure what you contribute to your employer’s success
  • What your users actually want from your library—and how to deliver it

Watch this 45-minute on-demand presentation and the following Q&A session to learn how to better align your work in the library with your institution’s goals.


About Our Presenters

Jim Matarazzo is Dean Emeritus and a Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. His research has been published in numerous books and articles. His expertise has led to consulting engagements on the creation of corporate libraries and information centers, and the management of information for many corporations. He has held a wide range of leadership positions within SLA, including service on the SLA Board in the mid-1980s. Jim is an SLA Fellow, and has received the SLA Professional Award and the SLA President’s Award. Dr. Matarazzo was inducted into the SLA hall of Fame in June of 2015.

Toby Pearlstein retired from her position as Director of Global Information Services at Bain & Company, Inc., the global management consulting firm, at the end of 2007. Her expertise is in the area of globalization of corporate information services and vendor portfolio management. She has served as Chair of the SLA Business & Finance Division and the Transportation Division, as well as holding various other positions on SLA Committees. Over the years she has shared her knowledge through the presentation of programs at SLA’s Annual Conference and at local Chapter meetings, as well as at ASIST Conferences and Internet Librarian Conferences. Toby is an SLA Fellow and was inducted into the SLA Hall of Fame.

Recently Toby and Jim have collaborated on research that has been published in Searcher Magazine and also forms the basis for a book that was released by Libraries Unlimited in May of 2013.

Presenters

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Jim Matarazzo

Dean Emeritus and Professor, Simmons School of Library and Information Science

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Toby Pearlstein

Former Director of Global Information Services at Bain & Company, Inc.
 

In a recent study, only 1/3 of corporate managers could ascribe value to their company’s library. How should special librarians respond? Special library experts Jim Matarazzo and Toby Pearlstein will give their advice in this free webinar.

Attendees will learn:

  • Why problems in the economy matter to special libraries
  • Why you should measure what you contribute to your employer’s success
  • What your users actually want from your library—and how to deliver it

Watch this 45-minute on-demand presentation and the following Q&A session to learn how to better align your work in the library with your institution’s goals.

 

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