Category Archives: Upcoming Presentations

Upcoming Presentations

Thursday, February 2, 2006 Faculty of Information Studies Invited Speakers Series

Friday, February 3, 2006, Ontario Library Association Superconference, “Technology And Education: Are Library Schools Doing An Adequate Job?” with Jenny Levine and Mary Cavanagh and “The Blog People: Librarians Generating Content And Communication.”

Friday, February 10, 2006, “Conversation, Community, Connections, and Collaboration: Practical, New Technologies for User-centered Services” Social Software & Libraries Workshop with Jenny Levine, Metropolitan Library System, Burr Ridge, IL.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006, SirsiDynix Webinar: Libraries & Weblogs.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006, Education Institute, “Best Practices for Library Weblogs.” Online seminar.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, SirsiDynix Web Roundtable: Web 2.0, Library 2.0 & Librarian 2.0, with Michael Casey & John Blyberg, moderated by Stephen Abram.

Friday, March 3, 2006, “Conversation, Community, Connections, and Collaboration: Practical, New Technologies for User-centered Services” Social Software & Libraries Workshop with Jenny Levine, Metropolitan Library System, Burr Ridge, IL.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 Computers in Libraries Preconference Workshops: Morning Session: “Teaching the Internet” with D. Scott Brandt, Afternoon Session: Technology Planning for 21st Century Libraries.

Saturday, March 25, 2006, Public Library Association, “Community Building Through Your Web Site: Library Blogs and RSS Feeds” with Jenny Levine, Boston, MA

Wedensday March 29, 2006 The Blogger’s Toolkit Workshop, Joint Conference of the Kentucky Library Association Academic and Special Sections and the KY-SLA Chapter, Prestonsburg KY.

Toward Library 2.0 Monday, May 15, SELCO ,Tuesday, May 16
Willmar Public Library, Wednesday, May 17, Detroit Lakes Library, Thursday, May 18, Arrowhead Library System, Friday, May 19 Ridgedale Library, Hennepin County.

Tech Day for Panhandle Library Access Network

http://www.plan.lib.fl.us/WSDescription.cfm?WSID=20515

As new technologies become available, how do we effectively plan in libraries? How do we plan to optimize staff, money, and time? How do we determine what’s important? This interactive workshop presented by Michael Stephens, author of the Tame the Web Blog and contributor to ALA’s TechSource Blog, will offer insights for planning, projects, and detail the hot technologies libraries are grappling with today.

I’m looking forward to a few days in Florida in January! Hope to see you there!

Ontario Library Association: The Blog People: Librarians Generating Content And Communication

Ontario Library Association Superconference
Frida, February 3, 2006
3:45-5:00
Publishing; Blogging; Communication
THE BLOG PEOPLE: LIBRARIANS GENERATING CONTENT AND COMMUNICATION
Michael Stephens, Special Projects Librarian
Concerning itself with recent research concerning blogs, librarians and libraries, this session focuses on this powerful content management tool. We’ll examine successful library initiatives, librarians who blog and the thriving community of practice created in this virtual environment. Get a big picture view of biblioblogosphere.

Ontario Library Association: Technology And Education: Are Library Schools Doing An Adequate Job?

Ontario Library Association Superconference
Friday February 2, 2006
9:05-10:20
Technology and Education; Library Schools; Career Issues
TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION: ARE LIBRARY SCHOOLS DOING AN ADEQUATE JOB?
Mary Cavanagh, SmartLibrary Project Coordinator, Doctoral candidate in Information Science; Jenny Levine, Internet Development Specialist; Michael Stephens of Tame the Web, Doctoral candidate in Information Science
How are new MLS graduates getting the technology background needed for real life applications in libraries? Are they learning on the job or are library schools adequately preparing students? The latest Canadian study “The Future of Human Resources in Canadian Libraries”, known colloquially as the 8Rs study, lists “technology skills” as the fifth most important and difficult to fill competency and “can flexibly respond to change” as the second. Join our panelists as they debate the effectiveness of current technology education in library schools.