The Taxonomy Cafe is taking place at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) annual conference in just a few weeks. In this unique workshop, presenters will give 30-minute case studies of taxonomy implementations. They will cover how and why their organizations decided to implement taxonomies, their approaches to implementation, lessons learned, and current status.

keeler_headshot_smJanice Keeler is one of the presenters. Janice is Manager of Knowledge Management at NERA Economic Consulting, where she is responsible for creating and managing a global taxonomy and a knowledge management program where she led the development of a SharePoint site for the firm’s documents and project descriptions. Janice will be discussing a recent project to redesign and upgrade the site to SharePoint 2013, and to upgrade the separate taxonomy tool integrated into the site.

Previously, Janice worked in Knowledge Management at McDonald’s Corporation and in several information management roles at Accenture. She started and managed information centers for a public relations firm and an investment bank. A Fellow of SLA, she is a co-founder of the Taxonomy Division, and has served as Treasurer and Chair of the Taxonomy Division. She has a Masters in Library Science from the University of Chicago, a BA in history from The College of Wooster, and a Certificate in Knowledge Management from Dominican University.

Janice has previously spoken at conferences for SLA, National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services (NFAIS) and Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST).

All presenters will be available all day for direct one-on-one interactions. This allows participants to speak directly with experts gaining in-depth understanding of the concepts, methods, implementations and options available for their own use. Register here.

Melody K. Smith

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