#SLA2014 – Working Across Cultures

Marie Cannon has a talent to so thoroughly summarize SLA sessions that you forget that you weren’t actually there. I was unable to attend this session in Vancouver, but very much wanted to. This is indeed an important topic that will help keep librarians and info pros relevant in the workplace as more of our work responsibilities go global.

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Speakers: Hyoshin Kim (Douglas College), Don Roll (Alacra and SLA Europe President) and Catherine Lavallée-Welch (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)
Moderator: Geraldine Clement-Stoneham.

This, along with the Rising stars and Fellows Roundtable, was my favourite session of the whole conference, which I have to confess was rather a pleasant surprise!

This panel session was full of educational (and in many cases entertaining) stories of mistakes made when working with people from other cultures, and lots of useful information and practical advice for working in different parts of the world.

Panel Don, Catherine, Hyoshin and Geraldine

The session was in the style of a chat show, with Geraldine Clement-Stoneham acting as the Graham Norton-like host asking the panel searching questions, and Hyoshin Kim (Douglas College), Don Roll (Alacra and SLA Europe President) and Catherine Lavallée-Welch (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse) as the celebrity guests being interviewed. As with the Graham Norton show, there was…

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