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SLA-GA Chapter presents Susan Klopper at our Spring Luncheon. Wednesday, June 27 sponsored by Cengage Learning

Special Libraries Association – Georgia Chapter’s Spring Luncheon
Wednesday, June 27, 2012  – Noon to 1:30PM
Location: Rhodes Hall, 1516 Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30309
Free parking on Spring Street behind Rhodes Hall
http://www.georgiatrust.org/historic_sites/rhodeshall/

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Presenter: Susan Klopper, Executive Director, Goizueta Business Library, Emory University

Has “Google in a box” replaced critical thinking?

We are now working with a generation of users who define locating information (any information) with a blank box – just big enough for the perfect 2 word search.  Little regard for context, authority, or quality.  Just an obsessively, blind, naïve trust that the search engine will interpret their search and that “good enough” results will be pushed back. When you consider that for all of our customers, no matter what the field or specialty, this information is being used to solve problems, to make decisions, we have every right to be concerned, even scared.

Are there any opportunities left for us to truly add value, to transform a mindset of satisficing to excellence? And what does this reality mean for our profession and our positions within our organizations?  While Susan has a lot of thoughts on these questions and more, which she will put out there during her presentation, we expect and hope to have many more questions and challenges raised, than answered.

Lunch buffet entree options include:

  • Blackened Tilapia
  • Chicken Piccata
  • Vegetarian Lasagna

Advanced Registration: $25 through June 15. $30 (June 16-June 22).
To ensure enough food, there will be NO on-site registration.

Payment Options:
Online:        PayPal using this link: http://www.paypal.com.
Select the Personal – Send money tab.
Enter this email address:        slagachapter@gmail.com

Checks accepted in advance or at the door; Make payable to SLA-Georgia Chapter.

If mailing, send to:
Nancy Snell
Kurt Salmon
1355 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 900
Atlanta, GA   30309

Remember that an online response is a commitment to pay!

 

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