Monday, August 9, 2010

Online conference - Reference @ Your Library

Amigos Library Services will present a one-day online conference “Reference @ Your Library” on August 31st. The conference will include sessions focusing on how mobile technology (may) impacts reference, embedding reference librarians in online classes, and determining whether technology is a burden or a blessing.

“This conference is entirely online, which makes it an affordable alternative for many librarians to participate in a time where many library budgets continue to shrink,” says Laura Kimberly, Amigos Continuing Education Services Manager. “Amigos is pleased to offer an event that librarians all over the country can enjoy. Many of our speakers are well-known in the field and will present topics of current interest to library managers and reference librarians.”

Keynote speaker, Brenda Dervin, Ph.D., will kick off the conference with her talk “The Greatest Information Need: Information Mediation.” Dervin’s talk will focus on the "greatest" information need and what she’s learned about it from 35 years of researching information needs of myriad population groups -- expert and lay, rich and poor, virtually every cultural group, in virtually every context.

For more information and to sign up for the conference, visit Early bird registration runs through August 17.