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on the link below each speaker to view their presentations from
Reference in Action: Perspectives from Librarians and Educators
reference services are becoming widely available in libraries. In
this panel, librarians from public library and academic library
will share their perspectives on this type of services, such as
problems, challenges, issues, training, etc. In addition, a LIS
acutely member will talk about how to prepare students to meet the
challenges in providing digital reference services. Speakers include:
Ohio Science and Engineering Fair
Parkinson sent the following info on the Northeastern Ohio Science
and Engineering Fair. She says that the first two were truly outstanding.
This was the first year that we did not struggle to find projects
to consider for the NORASIST special science fair awards. Note:
Barbara and I awarded a certificate to Jessica Malone last year
as well. Judges this year were Barbara Parkinson and Joe Hecht.
Winner - $50 check and first place certificate:
Rui Cheng, Laurel School, 8th gradedr
Connect 3: A Strategic computer game using artificial intelligence.
Designed and programmed using JAVA, an interactive online game using
artificial intelligence. The game has two levels, beginning and
intermediate. (Joe and Barbara both lost against this computer).
The student used Microsoft Excel to calculate the possibility of
the results being based on chance.
Runners up - Each received a certificate acknowledging excellence
in their project. In alphabetical order:
1. Jessica Malone, Berea High School, 9th grader.
Autonomous anthropomorphic bipedal robot.
Used a computer to design and make a working robot. Used Visual
Basic to record all the joint angles measured to make the robot
more human-like in its movements.
2. Lindsay Matousek, Mentor High School, 11th grader.
The effect of Internet use on student GPA's.
Used MiniTab for her data compilation. This project was chosen for
consideration because the Internet was a predominant tool in her
Telling: A Time-Tested Communication Strategy
28th Annual Betty Burrows Memorial Seminar
Sponsored by the Cleveland Chapter, Special Libraries Association
(For PDF version of this announcement, go to http://www.sla.org/chapter/ccle/subMeet.htm
April 11, 2003
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Waters Restaurant and Conference Center, Hudson, Ohio
registration deadline is fast approaching. Send electronic registrations
there was an error in the directions in the first mailing - It is
Route 303 (Not Rt 30) - the error has been corrected in this mailing.
speaker: Richard Stone
Storytelling To Help Your Organization Succeed
Tired of seeing your listeners' eyes glaze over as they're bombarded
with facts and
figures? Having trouble capturing people's attention long enough
to get a message across?
Feeling like your audience is disengaged-and starving for something
more meaningful to
your opportunity to learn a powerful and practical communication
device that will
help you break though the clutter and win the hearts and minds of
one of the oldest and most effective ways to communicate, and tailor
and refine it
to meet the demands and needs of the modern workplace. This one-day
workshop will teach you
the basic techniques of storytelling to help you accomplish practical
Communicating your mission, vision and strategy
* Reinforcing core attitudes, values and behaviors
* Recognizing and rewarding outstanding performance
* Marketing and selling a product or service
* Building brand loyalty
also learn how stories can:
Create better understanding and retention of key messages
* Influence beliefs and motivate people to "do things differently"
* Humanize your organization
* Get customers to fall in love with what you're selling and services
stories about things that really matter, one of the oldest and most
of communication, has an extraordinary effect on people. Rather
than telling them the point,
it shows them. Rather than merely informing, it inspires.
Richard Stone, M.S. - President
Stone has developed training programs for team building, leadership
knowledge management, and diversity training for corporate clients
such as Walt Disney
Imaginneering, Eastman Chemical Company, Lucent Technologies, and
Hewlett Packard. He also
works closely with leaders in Fortune 500 companies who are responsible
development. He is also a founding board member of the International
Stone has also been a national leader in the development and application
programs for counselors, social workers, nurses, chaplains, hospice
healthcare volunteers. His programs have been used to help facilitate
the life review
process for patients and their families and to teach professionals
how to bring the practical
applications of storytelling into their therapeutic work.
has been a featured presenter at the Alliance for Healthcare Strategy
the National Perinatal Association Annual Conference, the Institute
for Healthcare Improvement,
National Hospice Organization's Leadership Development Conference
and Spiritual Caregivers
Conference, the National Network of Estate Planning Attorney, and
at the National Association
of Personal Historians.
Stone has written two books: Stories-The Family Legacy and The Healing
Art of Storytelling.
StoryWork Web site is at http://www.StoryWork.com
This Betty Burrows Memorial Seminar is offered by the Cleveland
Chapter of Special Libraries
Association, in memory of Elizabeth Burrows, a Cleveland chapter
member from 1947 until death
in 1971. A generous gift from her husband, William, and other memorial
funds from friends and
colleagues, has been used to establish the Betty Burrows Memorial
Fund. This fund helps to
further one of Betty's long-term interests, the education of special
Burrows received her M.L.S. from the University of Michigan. She
began her career on the
staff of the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland as cataloger. Subsequently,
she joined the Alcan
Aluminum Corporation where she organized a special library. A member
of the Special Libraries
Association for twenty-five years, Betty Burrows was an active member
and officer of the
Cleveland Chapter. She served the SLA Business and Finance Division
as Secretary and
Treasurer, and the Association as Chair of the Scholarship and Student
Loan Committee. As an
appropriate memorial to Betty, the Cleveland SLA chapter intends
to continue this annual
28TH ANNUAL BETTY BURROWS MEMORIAL SEMINAR
Sponsored by the Cleveland Chapter, Special Libraries Association
April 11th, 2003
8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Program
Restaurant and Conference Center
5416 Darrow Rd., Hudson, OH 44236
Includes program, exhibits, continental breakfast, luncheon &
DEADLINE: APRIL 8TH, 2003. No refunds after deadline
Deb Oberlander (216)750-6925 or Oberlander@ferro.com