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Internet Librarian 2012 – The Next Big Thing!

The last session of the Library Issues & Challenges track I moderated on Monday was The Next Big Thing, a chance for people to hear the big ideas and big plans of their peers. Yeah, we had Sarah Houghton (San … Continue reading

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Internet Librarian Day 2 – Morning sessions

Session 1: Retail & Technology Trends: Service Explosions Session 2: Tomorrow’s Digital Library Today

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Internet Librarian 2012 – Day 2 – Keynote

Day 2, my full day of just being an attendee. Morning Keynote: Lee Rainie & the Changing Roles of Libraries Pew Internet & Life mentioned in The Onion. “This is a parody, but it is *so* awesome.”

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Internet Librarian Day 1 – Moderating Track D, Library Issues & Challenges

Today, I’m moderating Track D: Library Issues & Challenges along with Michael Sauers of the Nebraska Library Commission. This track is an experiment, where we encourage more interaction and participation from the audience. We’ve got them at round tables instead … Continue reading

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Internet Librarian, Day 1 – Keynote

I’m going to try for one post a day David Weinberger, Opening Keynote “Libraries as Platforms” Not just about resources being digital – “The real change is in the networking.” Library as Platform, with some advantages: provides a unifying framework … Continue reading

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Internet Librarian 2012, Day 0

One of the things I’ve been wrestling with at IL & CiL lately is that I’m too advanced for a lot of the beginning sessions (heck, I’ve been presenting on them for years) and not specialized or advanced enough for … Continue reading

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MLA2011: Day 3 – Future of Libraries

Sadly, I came back from lunch late, so I missed a chunk of this session. Future of Libraries, or What the Heck Are You Thinking?!?!: A series of questions addressed to a panel that included Keith Fiels of ALA, Maureen … Continue reading

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MLA2011: Day 3 – What Has Dewey Done for You Lately?

I’m only attending two sessions today, so you’ll get a little more detail. What Has Dewey Done For You Lately?: Three different libraries (Darien CT, Wilmington MA, ) talk about their experiences shifting from a straight Dewey organization system for … Continue reading

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MLA2011: Day 2

On so, we’re on to Day 2 here at the Massachusetts Library Association. I spent the morning updating here and thoroughly enjoying Lobbycon. Now, it’s on to the afternoon. Remember, follow along on Twitter: #mlajoinforces “State of the Library Nation”: … Continue reading

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MLA2011: Day 1

Since I’m not the amazing documentarian the Librarian in Black is, I’m going to opt for summary-style conference reporting. Also, check out what’s trending on Twitter at #mlajoinforces. I’m at the Massachusetts Library Association’s annual conference: Join Forces. Day 0 … Continue reading

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