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Call for Speakers Open - Computers in Libraries 2014

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 13:17

Hack the Library!
http://infotoday.com/cil2014/
This is your chance to share your ideas!
Deadline is September 16, 2013

Information Today, Inc., a key provider of technology conferences for more than thirty years with Internet Librarian and KMWorld, is pleased to announce the 29th annual Computers in Libraries - the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition concentrating all aspects of library technology.

Digital Repositories workshop at the NYLA Annual Conference

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 13:19

Digital Repositories workshop at the NYLA Annual Conference, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, Niagara Falls, NY

Sponsor: Academic and Special Libraries Section
Half Day PM Program 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
This workshop addresses key issues surrounding the creation, maintenance, and cultivation of digital repositories. Drawing on the latest literature, case studies, and personal experiences, speakers lead a discussion that covers planning the digital repository, selecting a methodology for its establishment, populating it with content, marketing it to the library's constituencies, and meeting the various challenges and questions along the way. Participants have the opportunity to bring their own experiences to bear, as well as engage in group discussions regarding how to get the most out of a digital repository.

Presenters:
Jim DelRosso is the Digital Projects Coordinator for Cornell University's Hospitality, Labor, and Management Library, where he is responsible for such projects as [email protected], the digital repository for Cornell's ILR School. A digital librarian since 2009, Jim is also the President for the Upstate New York Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, and has served as the Communication & Social Media Chair for the SLA's Academic Division.

Amy Buckland is the eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator at McGill University Library, where she is responsible for scholarly communication, publishing initiatives, and making rare items from special collections available to the world through digitization. She loves information almost as much as Fluevog shoes, and thinks academic libraryland is ripe for a revolution. You can find her online at informingthoughts.com and in most social networks as Jambina.

Registration for Access 2013 in St. John's Newfoundland is open!

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 13:57

We’re thrilled to announce that registration for Access 2013 in St. John’s Newfoundland is now open! Full details are on our registration page. [http://accessconference.ca/registration/] As with most things on the East Coast, the conference is a little smaller, so be sure to register early! We have a stellar program lining up and we will post full details soon!

Seeking performers for "Librarians Like Noise" at #ALA13

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 16:14

Do you make experimental music? Will you be at (or near) ALA Annual in Chicago this year? Then be a part of "Librarians Like Noise", a night dedicated to... well... librarians who like noise. We're looking for performers! If you think you might be interested, email Steve Kemple, Music Reference Librarian from the Cincinnati Public Library, at [email protected].

The event will most likely be on the evening of Monday July 1 at a yet-to-be-determined Chicago-area venue.

Computers in Libraries 2013 Proposals Due Tomorrow!

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 12:13

Proposals Due Tomorrow!! Be a part of Computers in Libraries 2013 Deadline is September 5!

Information Today, Inc., a key provider of technology conferences for more than twenty-five years with Internet Librarian and KMWorld, is pleased to announce the 28th annual Computers in Libraries – the most comprehensive North American conference and exhibition concentrating on all aspects of library technology. Our theme this year is Evolving in New Directions.

With small steps and big leaps libraries and information organizations are evolving in new and exciting ways. The fast changing technology and social trends are fueling this evolution in both exciting and scary ways. Computers, spaces and library and information services are all evolving in different, and mostly positive, directions. This year's Computers in Libraries theme focuses on mobile devices and electronic collections and how their use is changing the spaces and services in libraries. It focuses on the skills, competencies, and roles that are evolving to deal with all these changes in our communities, campuses and organizations. Opportunities abound but taking risks and trying new and different things is always a challenge. Computers in Libraries 2013 will share how leading edge libraries and information services are evolving, managing and excelling. It will provide lots of ideas and insights for jumpstarting your evolution strategies!

Unofficial SXSWi Primer for Rowdy Librarians

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 12:32
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Paul Vinelli writes: "I'm a graduate student in the School of Information at UT-Austin, and I've been working with organizers from around the country to prepare meetups and activities for librarians coming into town for SXSW Interactive. Along those lines, I've prepared a presentation entitled "Unofficial SXSWi Primer for Rowdy Librarians." The presentation is geared towards those in the information science field, and it's designed for all SXSWi attendees, regardless of whether they can afford a badge..

Internet Librarian 2012 Call For Speakers Is Open

Submitted by Blake on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 14:47

Internet Librarian 2012 Call For Speakers Is Open
Be a part of the most comprehensive conference for library and information professionals interested in technology to discover the insights, strategies and practices that allow us to push the envelope in expanding the net, manage libraries and digital information, and enhance the information sharing and learning experience of people in our communities.

Librarians of America Just About Destroyed Wild Salsa on Saturday Night

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 09:27

Librarians of America Just About Destroyed Wild Salsa on Saturday Night
As Scott mentioned, the conference organizers had actually suggested Wild Salsa, and the librarians apparently listened. A bartender mentioned that it was the busiest the restaurant's ever been, and a manager told they had to call in reinforcements, including staff from other links in the DRG Concepts chain, which owns Wild Salsa.