Conference Reports

Internet Librarian 2012 – The Next Big Thing!

Posted on October 24, 2012. Filed under: Conference Reports |

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 Rafael Public Lib) and Ben Bizzle (Craighead Cty Jonesboro Public Lib) and David Hesse and […]

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Internet Librarian Day 2 – Morning sessions

Posted on October 23, 2012. Filed under: Conference Reports |

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

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Internet Librarian 2012 – Day 2 – Keynote

Posted on October 23, 2012. Filed under: Conference Reports |

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

Posted on October 23, 2012. Filed under: Conference Reports |

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 of in rows of chairs, and we’ve asked our speakers to keep the “talking head” […]

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Internet Librarian, Day 1 – Keynote

Posted on October 22, 2012. Filed under: Conference Reports |

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 social networks taken seriously increases the value of the library, both perceived and real Mentioned […]

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Internet Librarian 2012, Day 0

Posted on October 21, 2012. Filed under: Conference Reports |

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 many of the rest. I was sitting in the gap, and for a little while […]

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MLA2011: Day 3 – Future of Libraries

Posted on April 28, 2011. Filed under: Conference Reports | Tags: , |

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 Sullivan (ALA Presidential Candidate whom I know from years of local consulting), Scot Colford of […]

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

Posted on April 28, 2011. Filed under: Conference Reports | Tags: , , |

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 nonfiction to a subject oriented layout. Darien’s Glades, Wilmington’s Neighborhoods, and . Major takeaways: you […]

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MLA2011: Day 2

Posted on April 27, 2011. Filed under: Conference Reports |

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”: Keith Fiels, Executive Director of ALA, is talking about the major issues, trends and myths […]

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MLA2011: Day 1

Posted on April 27, 2011. Filed under: Conference Reports | Tags: , |

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 was the preconference, a choice between the Digital Commonwealth annual conference and the Youth Services […]

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