Think Like a Vulcan: Questions to Ask When Evaluating Experts, Sources, and Data

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 (11am - 12pm US/Central)

Registration is closed for this event.


Vulcans are smart, objective, and don’t assume anything. They don’t trust data unless they’ve reviewed and analyzed the primary documents themselves. They don’t try to read people’s minds or guess their intentions. When confronted with the chaos of information gathering, they dig in and calmly ask simple, direct questions. Typical Vulcans are comfortable being critical of their fellow travelers and giving their opponents the benefit of the doubt. Join the webinar to learn how to decode sources, data, and jargon, and use Vulcan-like strategies in your day-to- day work.

Attendees will learn:
• what questions are best at quickly evaluating information
• techniques to avoid bias while evaluating information
• how to identify types of authors who support critical thinking



Pat Wagner
Pattern Research, Inc.

Pat Wagner has over 40 years’ experience as an educator and trainer in academia and workplaces throughout the United States, including major institutions such as ATT, Coors, and the Department of the Interior, academic libraries from Stanford to Harvard to West Point, and special libraries including legal, academic, government, and corporate workplaces. She is a regular presenter, face-to-face and online, for national, state, and local library organizations and has spoken at law, medical and special library chapters throughout North America, as well as at national AALL conferences. She is known for her practical and engaging presentations.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 10/12/2018
Name Price Available To
Non Member $60.00   NonMember
Site Registration- Member $125.00   Individual
Site Registration - Non Member $150.00   NonMember
Member $0.00   Individual

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