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Webinar: Improving Information Exchange in Workplaces

September 10, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for another webinar with Pat Wagner of SIERA (, brought to you by the Solo Division and New York Chapter and co-sponsored by the DC SLA Chapter. Registration is now open, details below.

Improving Information Exchange in Workplaces
Thursday, 10 September 2015 | 21:00 – 22:00 UTC

Information silos (self-contained units with little communication or interaction) are too common in even small organizations and plague large businesses and agencies. If employees are either punished, ignored, or not rewarded for taking the time to check in, communicate, and collaborate, why should they bother? Are there specific actions that workplace leaders can take to improve idea exchange?

  • Introduction: What Is The Value Of Information Exchange?
  • The Key Idea: It Is Not A Waste Of Time To Converse
  • Analysis: How Well Does Your Workplace Support Information Exchange?
  • Useful Communication Or A Loss of Productivity?
  • Informal Structures: Parties And Proximity
  • Formal Structures, Meetings, Committees, And Joint Projects
  • Running A Successful Information Event


  • Discover and eliminate mistakes and miscommunications.
  • Use fresh eyes to contribute to project success.
  • Better allocate resources between teams, departments, and programs.

Pat Wagner has been a trainer and consultant for libraries since 1978. She is a frequent speaker at national library conferences and SLA, AALL, and MLA chapter meetings around the US and Canada. She is known for her practical and good-humored programs.

Webinar Fees

$5 – Members of Solo Division and SLA NY
$5 – Members of Co-sponsoring Units:
– Divisions: Leadership and Management and Petroleum and Energy Resources;
– Chapters: Alabama, DC, Hudson Valley, Michigan, North Carolina, New England and San Francisco
$10 – SLA Members
$20 – Non-members


Register in two easy steps:

  1. Pay the webinar fee using the SLA NY website and PayPal at:

    2. Register for the webinar using the URL sent to you in your confirmation message.

*Paid registrants may access a recording of the webinar so sign up even if you can’t attend in person.

Questions? Contact SLA NY Professional Development Chair Tom Nielsen at:


September 10, 2015
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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