Conferences

Conferences

LITA ALA Annual Precon: Digital Privacy

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:38
Don’t miss these amazing speakers at this important LITA preconference to the ALA Annual 2016 conference in Orlando FL. Digital Privacy and Security: Keeping You And Your Library Safe and Secure In A Post-Snowden World Friday June 24, 2016, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Presenters: Blake Carver, LYRASIS and Jessamyn West, Library Technologist at Open Library
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IFLA 2016 President's Meeting - Call to Action: Building the Change Agenda for the Information Profession

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 02/20/2016 - 12:57

Call to Action: Building the Change Agenda for the Information Profession
IFLA President’s Meeting: Donna Scheeder
Thursday/Friday April 7-8, 2016 with Welcome Reception; Pre & Post Library Tours, April 6 & 9

This two day summit focuses on the exploration of building the change agenda at the global, national, institutional and personal level.  It brings together leading thinkers, information professionals, and experienced practitioners from different segments of the library and information services community who represent efforts to address new directions needed as a result of societal trends reflecting both regional and library sector perspectives.   Engage with public, academic, and institutional librarians as well as library educators, creative and critical makers, futurists, and others in conversation about the change agenda for the information profession.

From IFLA 2016 President's Meeting - Home

EMW Drink Salon: Libraries - Next Thursday!

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 01/02/2016 - 11:33
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EMW's Drink Salon on Tech​ ​​​​​and Ethics brings togeth​er a community and a supportive space to spark​​ ​challenging discussions on the role of technology in our ​everyday ​lives. Each month, we invite featured ​speakers to ​lead a conversation. ​We encourage salon ​guests to make new connections​ and to think critically about how technology relates to some of the most important questions we ask humanity.  

From EMW Drink Salon: Libraries - Splash

New Tech City Story on South by Southwest & Google Glass

Submitted by birdie on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 09:48

Listen to host Manoush Zomorodi* of NPR determine people's opinions about Google Glass (affordability, issues of privacy). Have you tried it out? What do you think? I saw a few folks wearing Glass at ALA-MW.

Here's New Tech City's website and here's South by Southwest's website.

(*Finally figured out how Ms. Zomorodi's name is spelled).

THE LTG SUMMIT: What is the library community doing right? Where can we improve?

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 07:13

http://www.ltgsummit.org/

As libraries grow increasingly digital and technically complex, how will the gender inequities that are also prevalent in the information technology field impact librarianship? The field of librarianship is largely made up of women, and yet women are significantly underrepresented in leadership positions.