Secretary’s Column Q3 2017

By Marcia Shannon

Membership in the IDL SIG is one of the best avenues to sharpening your skills and honing your craft. It may have been summer in the Northern Hemisphere, but the learning didn’t stop for us. In August, Phil Havlik presented his  "Digital Citizenship in an Online World" webinar. Chuck Campbell gave us  "Create Presentation Handouts That People Will Actually Use". If you did not attend, the recordings are available free to everyone.

In September, we moved from Adobe Connect to GoToMeeting for the monthly meeting. Among other benefits, the GoToMeeting platform works well with headphones and provides space for participants to be seen via webcam. We were too shy to use that feature at the last meeting – maybe we’ll try it during the October meeting.

All SIG members are welcome at the monthly meetings on the third Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (Eastern). With elections coming up, now is a good time to get acquainted with candidates and explore how you can participate in the SIG.

STC Membership Annual Renewal is now open. The STC and IDL SIG are stronger when we have a wide and committed membership, so encourage your colleagues to join both. Ask if your employer will subsidize some or all of the cost; you and your company will find that the benefits of membership are well worth the cost.


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