Category Archives: Conferences & Presentations

Thanks TADL!

I am honored to be spending the day at my hometown library for staff development institute: Traverse Area District Library.  Take a look at this page of stats they make available:


TADLstats

 

http://www.tadl.org/stats/

Please take a look at their Web site and catalog – built on Evergreen. To me, this library is an outstanding example of making things WORK on so many levels. I’m speaking this afternoon – the slides are here:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensTADLStaffDay.pdf

News: Library 2.013 Conference Call for Proposals

This is the official call for presentation proposals for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference, October 18 – 19, 2013 (in some time zones the conference will conclude on the 20th).

This fully online, participatory conference presents a unique opportunity to showcase the excellent research and work that done every day, with a focus on peer-to-peer presentations. How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly? Do you have a story to tell about maker spaces? Your participation as a presenter can help to steer the global conversation about the future of libraries.

Everyone is welcome to submit a presentation proposal and participate in this free event. There are no registration fees and no travel requirements. The entire conference will be held online via web conferencing, with presentations held in multiple languages and scheduled around the clock over the course of the two days.

The Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference presentations will cover eight subject strands, addressing a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, and more! Doctoral students will also have their own strand for presenting their research. Plus, there will be a new strand dedicated to virtual library tours.

The Library 2.013 Conference Strands:

  • Digital Services, Preservation, and Access
  • Emerging Technologies and Trends
  • Learning Commons (for school libraries and/or academic libraries)
  • Management of Libraries and Information Centers in the 21st Century
  • User Centered Services and Models
  • Library and Information Professionals – Evolving Roles and Opportunities
  • Doctoral Student Research
  • Library and Information Center “Tours”

To view examples of presentation topics for each subject strand, click here. Your presentation does not have to fit into the conference strands to be considered – the strands exist for the convenience of those interested in finding particular themes.

Proposal acceptances will be communicated on a first-come, first-served basis starting June 15. If your proposal is accepted, you will be provided with the ability to schedule a presentation time that is convenient to your time zone and work schedule. Early proposal submission and acceptance will give you the most flexibility for scheduling your presentation. The deadline to submit presentation proposals is September 30.

The Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference is our third installment of the Library 2.0 conference series, sponsored again by founding partner San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science. Last year’s Library 2.012 conference featured 150 fully online presentations given by scholars and information professionals worldwide. If you missed any of the presentations, you can still access recordings of the presentations. A wealth of information was also shared during the inaugural Library 2.011 conference, and a list of those recordings can be found here.

For more information about the conference and how you can get involved as a partner, sponsor, volunteer, and advisory board member, please visit: http://library2013.com.

Please do share this call for proposals with your colleagues and friends. We look forward to receiving your presentation proposals!

See you online!

Steve

Steve Hargadon
Co-Chair, Library 2.013
http://www.stevehargadon.com
steve@hargadon.com

Visit Library 2.0 at: http://www.library20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

 

R-Squared: Interview with Organizers

http://www.coloradolibrariesjournal.org/articles/failing-forward-risk-and-reward-conference-interview-conference-organizers

What prompted the need for a Risk and Reward Conference?

Shelley and Stacie can provide the back-story about how this initially came about.

Shelley Walchak (SW): Libraries across the country have been deeply concerned about their future since the beginning of the recession, and yet, one Colorado library district – Anythink Libraries (Rangeview Library District in Adams County) seemed to be resistant to the downturn. In fact, within the last 5 years they have built or remodeled seven libraries and won ALA’s National Medal as well as the John Cotton Dana Marketing Award.

SW: Colorado libraries were curious as to how Director Pam Smith and her staff were so successful. As I worked with libraries across Colorado, directors and staff wanted to understand Anythink’s successes. And so, a visit with Pam Smith, followed by a discussion with her Manager of Communications, Stacie Ledden, led to the development of a committee to create a conference that would explore Anythink’s successes. Without the following committee members, R-Squared: The Risk & Reward Conference would not have been born: John Bellina and Tasso Stathopulos from Ricochet Ideas, Barb Brattin (Telluride), Susan Dobbs (Anythink) , Shelly Drumm (formerly with Colorado State Library (CSL), Ryan Ewers (Aurora), Jamie Hollier (CSL), Scott Lupo (Anythink), Steve Hansen (formerly Anythink), Valerie Horton (Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC), Christine Kreger (CSL), Stacie Ledden (Anythink), Sharon Morris (CSL), Judy Poe (Bayfield) , Elena Rosenfeld (Weld), Crystal Schimpf, (CSL), Pam Smith (Anythink), Judy Van Acker (CLiC), and Shelley Walchak (CSL).

Stacie Ledden (SL): Once Pam and Shelley started talking about launching a conference, they brought in the Anythink Communications team.

SL: At the time we were working on an exhibit for Anythink called “The Power of Creativity,” which will be on display at R-Squared. The exhibit highlights six characteristics of creative individuals–originality, curiosity, risk-taking, open-mindedness, connecting, productivity–and its purpose is to show people that creativity manifests itself in many different ways. It’s not just artists, writers, dancers, musicians who are creative: everyone has some creative ability.

Click the link above to read the whole interview.

 

News: Library 2.013 Dates Announced & New Strands includes Doc Students & Virtual Library Tours


The dates are set for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference. The third annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for October 18-19, 2013. The conference will once again be held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. Everyone is invited to participate in this FREE forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide.

To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please ?join the Library 2.0 network. You do not need to join this network to attend, but doing so will also allow you to correspond with the presenters and other members, and to comment on sessions and discussions.

NEW for 2013! The Library 2.013 conference will feature two additional themed conference strands: 1) Doctoral Student Research and 2) Library and Information Center “Tours.” We encourage doctoral students to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to present their research and hone their online presentation skills. We also heard that many of you want to “see” libraries from around the globe. Presenters will take conference attendees on virtual tours of their libraries or information centers. We will post more information soon on the format of these tours.

Altogether, there will be eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as, MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, and more! Presenters may also submit presentations that cover LIS-related topics not included in the themed strands. The Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference is a great opportunity for professional development and networking. View the Conference Strands. (As a reminder, recordings of the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference presentations are still available for viewing at your convenience.)

We are looking forward to the third year of this this momentous event, and to your participation!

Thank you,

Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director
School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University
More Information: ?http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/people/faculty/hirshs/hirshs.php

Steve Hargadon
Web 2.0 Labs
More Information: ?http://www.stevehargadon.com and http://www.web20labs.com
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