Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Conference - Library Technology

Library Technology Conference 2011

March 16-17, 2011

Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

To register, go to: http://www.macalester.edu/libtechconference/

Registration is limited to 400 total participants.

Once this level of participation is reached, registration will be CLOSED!

Please register early in order to ensure your spot at the conference.

This year’s Library Technology Conference is again intended to provide an opportunity for library professionals and the technologists who support them to discuss the technologies that are affecting library services; to see examples of what libraries are doing with these technologies; and to provide a venue where participants can learn specific skills or knowledge that they can take back and adapt for use within their own libraries. The number of conference participants will be limited to 400 in order to help ensure a quality conference experience and to help facilitate the interactive and hands-on nature of many of the sessions.

We are very pleased to have SIVA VAIDHYANATHAN and SARAH WASHBURN joining us as keynote speakers at this year’s conference. Siva is professor of Media Studies and Law at the University of Virginia, a cultural historian and media scholar, the author of many books and articles, and a frequent contributor on media and cultural issues in various periodicals including The Chronicle of Higher Education, New York Times Magazine, The Nation, and Salon.com. His forthcoming book, The Googlization of Everything (and Why We Should Worry), is scheduled to be released in early 2011 by the University of California Press. Sarah, whose professional background includes experience in software development, interaction design, usability, technical publications, community development, and over a decade of designing, promoting, and advocating for library projects and programs, leads TechSoup for Libraries’ efforts to promote sustainable best practices supporting public access computing in America’s public libraries.

During the two-day conference, MORE THAN 60 BREAKOUT SESSIONS – traditional lecture-style sessions, hands-on / workshop sessions, interactive technology dialogue sessions, and poster sessions will be offered. From APIs to SMS, LibGuides to e-books, from Twitter and Dapper to Netvibes and Prezi — a wide range of library technology-related topics will be covered at LibTech 2011.

In line with the Conference’s continuing efforts to support library technology awareness by library staff working in small, rural communities and help encourage participation by staff who have not previously attended the Library Technology Conference, a limited number of SCHOLARSHIPS will be offered. For more information on these scholarship opportunities, visit http://www.macalester.edu/libtechconference/.

We hope that you and other staff from your library will make plans to join us for this conference!

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