Greetings from Anaheim, California! I’m here at the STC Summit and just attended the annual Leadership Program that kicks off the Summit each year. Some of the highlights were:
The basics of running a community — Emily Alfson (also an STC/SM member!) delivered an informative talk about some of the many tools available to STC members looking to gain information about running successful STC communities. These resources include the Community Handbook, the Treasurer’s Handbook, the STC website, the CAC website, social media, and more!
Free AIIP/STC Joint Webinar: First-Year Questions Panel for STC members on Thursday January 21.
STC members can attend this free webinar specifically for first-year members to ask questions about being an independent info pro. Guest panelists will be STC member Ruth Thaler-Carter of Writer Ruth and AIIP members Scott Attenborough of Content Capital LLC and Ed Vawter of QD Information.
While the focus is on questions that people in their first year of business have, everyone is welcome to attend.
I imagine some of our chapter members would like to know if paying for the Vice President’s registration to the annual conference had any value. I certainly hope you think so, because I was very happy with my first STC conference. I got lots of great ideas and guidance for the upcoming year. Here are some of the sessions I attended on Leadership Day:
“Resource sharing for low volunteer communities” with David Caruso
“Awards and recognition” with Lori Meyer
“Succession planning and volunteers” with Ben Woelk
“Revitalizing your membership” with Christopher Ward