Monica harris writes: If you could draw your whole world, what would be in it? Join us for an Idea Box of your own creation, April 3 – 30, at the Oak Park Public Library Main Library.
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.
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!
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
- The call for presentation proposals goes out early April.
- The conference begins: October 18, 2013
- We’ll also be looking for advisory board member, volunteers, partners, and sponsors. Join the Library 2.0 network to receive updates, or contact Steve Hargadon (email@example.com) for more information.
- The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science is a founding partner of the annual Library 2.0 conference series. Follow SJSU SLIS on Pinterest, including the Library 2.013 board.
Dr. Hagar is a member of our faculty at San Jose State University SLIS. Her research area – crisis informatics – is very interesting and timely.
Dr. Chris Hagar is one of our featured keynote speakers at the 2013 Information Architecture Summit. She is a full-time faculty member at the School of Library & Information Science at San Jose State University in California and holds a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of crisis informatics and community informatics.
Dr. Hagar’s research focuses on information needs and information seeking in crises, disaster health information, and roles for librarians and information professionals in crisis preparedness and response. In 2012, she published Crisis Information Management: Communication and Technologies, a collection of perspectives from international professionals tackling issues of crisis preparedness, response, and recovery.
Read the interview at the link above.
Internet Librarian International 2013 – Call for Speakers
Internet Librarian International is the innovation and technology conference for information professionals. The conference attracts hundreds of library and information professionals from around the world and focuses on the exchange of ideas and experience.
Our focus this year: Smart Solutions to Real Challenges
Internet Librarian International 2013 will take place at Olympia in London on 15 and 16 October (with pre-event workshops scheduled for 14 October). We invite participation from a wide range of professionals from all over the world to share success stories and lessons learned. How are you developing and delivering transformative information services and products? We are looking for speakers and panellists from all types of libraries – public, academic, government, national or commercial – as well as those working outside a ‘traditional’ library setting.
This year the conference will be looking at how innovative information professionals and the services they offer can make a real difference in the lives of clients and end users – whether they are individuals or organisations. This is your chance to share your expertise, make connections and benefit from the insights and experiences of others.
Possible topics fall under the following headings. Visit the website to make your submission:
- Career opportunities – new skills and new roles
- Community engagement
- Delivering high impact services
- Educating and mentoring users
- ‘Everything everywhere’
- Managing and maximising eresources eg e-books
- Marketing the service and reaching new audiences
- New and innovative uses of technology
- Open access, new publishing models and their impact on information services
- Real-time information provision
- Reconfiguring the library space
- Supporting research and innovation
- The latest search and discovery techniques
- Transforming services and products
- Understanding user needs
- Ideas for full day workshops
How do I participate? If you would like to be considered as a speaker, please submit your ideas here.
Please note that most presentations are no longer than 20 minutes duration.
The deadline for submissions is 12 April 2013.
The advisory committee will review all submissions and you will be notified in May 2013. If your proposal is selected, the primary speaker will receive a free registration to the full conference, which includes lunches and a drinks reception.
We’re looking forward to receiving your suggestions and ideas.
Val Skelton - Programme Director
Katherine Allen - Conference Director
Monica Harris at Oak Park PL writes: “Its snowy and cold here in Chicago, so we’ve added a pop up park to our Idea Box space at the Oak Park Public Library this month – complete with solar powered fountain, park benches, and chirping bird songs. Take a look at the space.”
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Thanks to everyone who attended my talk today! Thanks to OSLA for inviting me to speak as part of their track at the OLA Superconference.
OSLA Together for Learning Site: http://www.accessola.org/OLAWEB/Together_for_Learning/Welcome/OLAWEB/OSLA/Together_for_Learning/Together_for_Learning.aspx
Learning Everywhere article published in ASLA’a Access: http://tametheweb.com/2012/11/29/learning-everywhere-a-roadmap-article-from-access-australian-school-library-association-2012/
Beautiful Connections: Questions in Distance Education
Distance Education SIG
Convener: Nora Bird, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The session will explore new research by three presenters on the connection opportunities that extend beyond the virtual classroom. Presenters will explore walled gardens, communities of practice, and ego- centric analysis of connectedness.
Presenters: Michael Stephens, San Jose State University; Kyle Jones, University of Wisconsin at Madison; Jennifer Branch, Joanne de Groot, and Kandise Salerno, University of Alberta; and Fatih Oguz and Nancy Poole, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Sadly, cancelled flights and weather have grounded me until an early morning flight in twelve hours! I am sad to miss presenting tomorrow morning at the WISE Pedagogy Pre-conference Workshop at the Association for Library and Information Science Education Conference in Seattle. I told my colleagues I would share my slides here. I put together a quick slide deck highlighting some of my teaching practices and experiences, exploring some of the themes in my recent publications.
Download the slides here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/239835/StephensWISEWorkshop.pdf
“Beyond the Walled Garden” http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj/vol1/iss2/2/
Don’t miss this archive of resources from the R-Squared Conference:
In case you missed it, here’s my “Office Hours” column about one of the best library conference I’ve ever attended: