bizologie at Texas Library Association Annual Conference

TLA conference
We hope some of our readers will be joining us at the Texas Library Association's Annual Conference in Houston. We bizologie girls along with the Special Libraries Division of TLA will be presenting several sessions and we'd love to see you in the audience. Below you'll find descriptions and times for each program. Check back the week of the conference and we'll have our presentations posted here along with links to all the tools, apps and resources discussed at TLA. Hope to see you there!




Free Business Resources
(Net Fair I)
Wednesday 1:00 – 1:50 pm
Sometimes you actually get more than you pay for! Get links to 20+ free sites with business information covering marketing, energy, demographics, technology, and more.
April Kessler, Reference and Information Services, University of Texas at Austin





Leveraging Your Skills: Rewrite that Resumé and Market Yourself

Wednesday, 1:00 - 1:50 pm

Two career services directors discuss ways job seekers can expand their resumés to appeal to a broader audience of hiring managers in and out of libraries. Find out the practices to use and avoid during interviews.

Tara Lagulli, School of Information and Karen Landolt, Natural Sciences Career Services, University of Texas

Special Libraries Division and Reference Round Table

50 Apps / 50 Minutes (Net Fair I)

2:00 – 2:50 pm

We’ll introduce 50 apps – some for business and some for fun. All platforms, including Android and iPad will be discussed. Join us for a lively, fast-paced and fun presentation.

Laura Young, Research, Austin Ventures

Automation and Technology Round Table

Salary Negotiation: Yes You Can!

2:00 - 3:50 Pm

Find out the basics of salary negotiation from a corporate hiring manager who will tell you what employers consider during this process. Learn what to ask for and how to ask for it! A business meeting follows the program at 3:00 pm

Mike Millard, Austin Ventures

Special Libraries Division

Librarians on the Move: New Jobs for the Information Professional

4:00 - 4:50 pm

A panel of librarians offers an open Q&A with attendees. Panelists will share how they moved from libraries into new positions outside libraries. Find out what worked for them.

Claire Boetticher, Research Analyst, Exxon Mobile   Tuan Nguyen, Library Sales Consultant, Mackin Educational Resources; Lindsey Schell, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, EBL--eBook Library; Beth Wagner, US EPA Region 6 Sunder Ram Library, DSI; and Laura Young, Research, Austin Ventures

Special Libraries Division and Reference Round Table

Business Reference: Using LinkedIn and Other Social Media Tools

10:00 - 10:50 Am

Find new ways to use social media tools to gather current information about companies at no cost. Learn to show your customers how to use LinkedIn, Twitter, and FaceBook for competitive intelligence.

April Kessler, Reference and Information Services, University of Texas at Austin; and Laura Young, Research, Austin Ventures

Special Libraries Division