Michigan Area Business Librarian Meeting


June 29


09:30 am - 03:45 pm

Event Tags:

Annual meeting, Michigan Academic Business Librarian's Meeting


Kresge Business Library, MI-SLA Michigan Academic Business Librarians


Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

701 Tappan Avenue, Room R2220

Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

Join us for the annual Michigan Academic Business Librarian’s Meeting. This meeting’s theme is New Sources and Connections.

Register by Wednesday, June 27th

Audience: Academic, public, and corporate business librarians, information vendors and other info professionals in Michigan, contiguous states and Canada.

Closest Parking: Ann Arbor’s Forest Street parking structure at 650 S. Forest (Forest & Willard). Fee is $1.20 per hour. https://www.parkme.com/lot/93121/forest-avenue-parking-structure-ann-arbor-mi Fee is $1.20 per hour

Meeting Planning Committee: Danguole Kviklys (Chair) University of Michigan; Corey Seeman, University of Michigan; Merly Brodsky, Eastern Michigan University; Anne Herron, Allis Information Management; Joel Scheuher, University of Michigan; Sheila Bryant, Michigan State University

Sponsors: Kresge Business Library; Special Libraries Association-Michigan Chapter; Michigan Academic Business Librarians (MABL)


9am Coffee for early arrivals

9:30 – 10:45am. Welcome & Introductions (Facilitator: Corey Seeman)

  • Welcome
  • Professional Association Activities
    • ABLD – Corey Seeman
    • ALA – RUSA & BRASS – Celia Ross
    • American Marketing Association – Detroit – Anne Herron
    • Michigan Association of Law Libraries-Joel Scheuher
    • SLA-Michigan – Danguole Kviklys
    • Publishing opportunities

11am to noon: FactSet & Bloomberg on Wall Street (Speaker Kai Petainen. Facilitator: Danguole Kviklys)

FactSet and Bloomberg are used by Wall Street investment professionals on a regular basis as they look at stocks and portfolios. Kai Petainen, manager of the Tozzi Trading Floor at the Ross School of Business, will demystify these tools by going over some of their basic and advanced features illustrating situations where they are applied. This session will be useful for those who want to learn more about the type of data and analytical tools offered by these information publishers and the investment needed to acquire them.

About the speaker: Kai Petainen is the Tozzi Trading Floor manager at the Ross School of Business, where for over 17 years he has taught about stocks and portfolios to a number of classes and clubs. He helped create one of the first academic trading labs in the country and he created and taught a class called “Applied Quant/Value Portfolio Management”. Petainen is featured in a book by Matthew Schifrin, the Vice President and Managing Editor At Forbes, called “The Warren Buffetts Next Door: The World’s Greatest Investors You’ve Never Heard Of and What You Can Learn From Them”. He acquired his knowledge through “action-based learning,” a practical and hands-on approach, and his style/discipline of virtual investing was developed as he spoke with students, professors, and colleagues. Over time, he would help and teach students about quant screening, valuation, and portfolio management, and so his skills were initiated by professors, fine-tuned by students and disciplined through time. He’s had articles in Forbes, MoneyShow.com, Welt Am Sonntag, the San Francisco Chronicle, Santa Cruz Sentinel, MSN Money, the Globe and Mail, and many others. An amateur photographer, he is a fan of ice climbing, Finnish saunas, ‘Go Blue’ and the National Parks.

12 to 1 pm Lunch & Network

1:15-2:30pm. How to translate a business question into a market opportunity – formulate creative research solutions with limited resources. (Speaker: Chad Groenhout; Facilitator: Anne Herron)

Michigan’s Economic Gardening (EG) program<http://edwardlowe.org/entrepreneurship-programs/economic-gardening/> trains information researchers to assist 2nd stage companies with tough business questions. EG researchers help companies identify new markets, sales leads, competitive information, etc. In this session, Chad Groenhout, Market Researcher for this program will explain how he translates business questions into creative research solutions, walking through the process from start to finish covering key discussions/research translation, methodology, resources and presentation of findings. Three engagements will be presented from start to finish. Q&A is encouraged!

About the speaker: Chad Groenhout is a Certified Market Research Specialist with the Edward Lowe Foundation’s National Center for Economic Gardening and an Intelligence Analyst with Allis Information Management. He is currently an active member of the Special Libraries Association Competitive Intelligence Division’s Planning Committee and served as the Division’s conference planning chair in 2012-2013. He has a MLIS from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. (ABD) in English from the University of Buffalo.

2:30 – 3 pm Good News for Michiganders – Free Business Information Sources (Facilitator: Corey Seeman)

Corey Seeman has a passion for promoting library hospitality and making sure that all Michiganders know about the availability of free business information. For several years, he has been collecting and posting his finds to a Business Information for Michigan Residents Guide

Participants will be asked to share and rank their most valuable free business sources which will later be summarized in the Guide and published on the web for all Michiganders to cherish.

3 – 3:45 pm– Business Resource Window Shopping

Wondering if a source would be a good fit for your organization? Kresge Library’s has over 100 business databases (https://kresgeguides.bus.umich.edu/az.php) including a wide range of market report and financial databases. Many of these sources are available to the public at the Kresge Library but only for onsite viewing. Take a “peak under the hood” and inspect sources of interest.

Kresge Library Director Corey Seeman will provide a tour of the new Kresge electronic library space and Kresge Librarians will be available to answer questions about their experiences with the products.

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