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Introducing the SLA Future Ready toolkit

SLA Europe members may be interested to see this new member resource – the SLA Future Ready toolkit:

A team of SLA members and staff have collaborated to produce an extremely valuable deliverable for the SLA community.  This group has taken the rich data gleaned from the SLA Alignment Project and translated it into a set of tried-and-true best practices that they have personally used to successfully meet professional challenges.  The result is a new benefit of your SLA membership: The Future Ready Toolkit.

These tools are focused and specific, and updated to include Web 2.0 technologies. Add to your own skillset by utilizing tools such as:

  • Marketing and Branding Your Services

5 Ways to Use Social Media or Other Emerging Technologies in Your Job Search

  • Build a Network to Engage and Partner with Stakeholders
  • Planning, Writing, and Presenting a Budget

How to access the toolkit: Do you have a username and password in SLA’s Wiki Spaces? If not, you’ll have to sign up first. It takes a few seconds. Then, click on “Future Ready Toolkit” in the left-hand column, and start utilizing!

The toolkit: developed and constructed BY SLA members, FOR SLA members

Any questions, ideas for new tools, and comments should be directed to SLA headquarters by e-mailing plug_emp(true, ‘=*;emp:org;emp:.3-;emp:sla;emp:#fe5a.3d0c2-4b;emp:jwalsh’);” target=”_blank”>.

We at SLA Europe would love to hear from members about how they’ve found this resource – do you think it will help you to become Future Ready? If you are interested in writing a review for us about this resource, please email SLA Europe’s blog editor, Laura Woods.


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