Thursday, September 12, 2013

SCIP/SLA Texas Chapter Annual Meeting: Discovering the Aha Moment

Friday, Nov. 1st at Goodwill Industries in Austin, TX
Address: 1015 Norwood Park Blvd, Austin, TX 78753
Registration (closes October 25):
 Price (includes breakfast, lunch, and all sessions)
·         $75 for SCIP/SLA/AALL members/Librarians
·         $150 for non-members
·         $50 for students and librarians in transition
Thursday, October 31st, 2-4pm
·         LBJ Presidential Library Tour and Behind the Stacks!
Free parking in Lot 38
Thursday, Oct. 31, 7-9 pm
·         Board Meeting at Goodwill Industries (Dinner will be provided); Open to all SLA Members
Friday, November 1 (at Goodwill Industries)
8:30-9:15: Breakfast and Registration
9:15-9:30: Welcome from Goodwill/SLA/SCIP 
9:30: Hugh Forrest—SXSW Interactive and the Future of Libraries           
Hugh Forrest is Director of SXSW (South by Southwest) Interactive, a five-day festival and conference designed to promote community involvement with the innovation, inspiration, and creativity for generating new ideas and emerging technologies. Hugh will discuss counter-intuitive lessons learned from SXSW Interactive’s success such as:  SXSW Interactive is all about social media, but people attend the event because they make great face-to-face connections. SXSW Interactive is about the hottest new technologies, but one of the most popular elements of the event is the SX Bookstore. Hugh will use these and other points to argue that libraries need to continue to change, evolve, and adapt. However, given the lessons of SXSW Interactive, the future is probably brighter than we may think. LinkedIn:
10:30: Keynote Speaker--Mark Chussil--You’ve Got the Data. Now What?
Most strategy challenges cannot be solved — emphasis on solved, not merely “responded to” — with data and information alone. Instead, they must be solved by combining intelligence (knowledge) with intelligence (human decision-making). In this interactive presentation you will not only hear about hidden traps that bedevil strategy decision-making; you will see those traps in action. It may shock but it won’t hurt. It might even amuse. Among the topics we’ll cover are:
·         The illusion of control. A strategy is a decision, not an outcome.
·         The delusion of confidence. Stop chasing certainty and start testing possibilities.
·         The exclusion of humanity. Something is missing from that spreadsheet…
·         An infusion of reality. How to get people’s attention and generate action.
·         The opportunity of a lifetime. Three secrets of success, hardly ever told before!
Mark Chussil is Founder and CEO of Advanced Competitive Strategies, Inc. and a co-founder of A highly rated and entertaining speaker, he teaches programs on strategic thinking at business schools, conferences, and corporate workshops. Mark is a pioneer in business war-gaming and strategy simulation. His technologies have won a patent (another is pending) and a best-in-class industry award. He has conducted business war games for dozens of Fortune 500 companies around the world, helping them make or save billions of dollars. He has written three books, chapters for five others, and numerous articles, and he has been quoted in Fast CompanyHarvard Management UpdateThe New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and other publications. He received the Fellows award from SCIP in 2013. LinkedIn: Web:
 Noon: Networking Lunch/Tour of Goodwill
 1:00 pm: Cycling for Libraries Update
Join Barbara Fullerton, Karen Holt and April Kessler as they talk about their international library adventure with Cycling For Libraries. This session offers a review of their adventure with a diverse group of over 100 international librarians from 22 countries cycling 250+ miles from Amsterdam to Brussels. NEW: Cycling for Libraries, US style, makes it debut in 2014--right here in Texas! Visit for more information.
1:45 pm: Glen Brynteson--You Can't Manage Intelligence Unless You Track It!
Glen Brynteson is CEO of Market Awareness. LinkedIn:
3:00 pm: Alex Freeman—Technology Now and in 5 Years.
Alex Freeman is Associate Director of MIDEA (Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts) at NMC (New Media Consortium). At MIDEA, Alex leads a team of digital media experts that trains and supports art museums in the state of Texas, assisting them in the creation of engaging museum education and outreach materials for the web. LinkedIn:     
4:00 pm: Panel--Q&A (TBA) 
4:30 pm: Dismiss 
RAFFLES!! Tickets $1 or 6 for $5…don’t miss out on some great prizes!
Getting to Austin
Driving...check your maps!
By Plane: Fly into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (
Prices range from $160 to 330, depending on your departure city. Recommend booking now or setting a price alert.  Non-stop options to AUS from:
·         DFW via American
·         DAL via Southwest
·         IAH via United
·         HOU via Southwest
 By Train: Visit Amtrak Texas Eagle at for more information.
·         Starting at $28 from Dallas
·         Starting at $48 from Houston
·         Starting at $14 from San Antonio
By Bus: Visit for more information.
·         Starting at $25 from Dallas
·         Starting at $1 from Houston
·         Starting at $1 from San Antonio
 Getting around Austin
·         Bus:
·         Busses that stop near Goodwill.
o        Routes: 7 (at Walmart), 323 (in front of building), 325 (at Walmart), 161 (at Walmart)
o        UT to Goodwill: Bus 7: 41 minute direct trip from 2031 San Jacinto & 21st street to Walmart across street from Goodwill (leaves approximately every 20-30 minutes)
o        Downtown to Goodwill: #7  bus also at Congress/2nd, Trinity/MLK, Highland Mall
·         See all routes:

HOTEL Information: TBA

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