Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Conference - Handheld Librarian

Handheld Librarian: Encouraging Innovation, the top online tech conference for librarians, will feature inspiration and how tos. Be pushed and informed with a motivation provoking keynote, panels sharing experiences and insights on implementing technologies to meet the needs of tech savvy users, and an in-depth workshop. Drink up the inspiration and information on June 19, 2013

Keynote - “Faking the Internet,” by Michael Edson (Smithsonian Institution’s Director of Web and New Media Strategy).   Why don't libraries get better the more they are used? Not just a little better—exponentially better, like the Internet. They could, and, in a society facing colossal challenges, they must, but we won't get there without confronting a few taboos about what a library is, who it's for, and who's in charge.

Panels on:

Responsive Web Design: Jason Clark (Montana State) Doug Furiato (CCLA/TBLC), and Matthew Reidsma (Web Services Librarian, Grand Valley State University Libraries)

Mobile Reference:  Ann Owens (Sacramento Public Library), Laura Kohl, (Bryant University), Heather Westhaver (Burlington (Ontario) Public Library)

Creating and Using Video for Instruction.  Toby Greenwalt  (Skokie Public Library), Meagan Kinsley (American University)  Anali Perry and Matt Harp (Arizona State University)

Day 2 includes an essential workshop on MakerSpaces will be led by Tod Colegrove (University of  Nevada, Reno).  Lots of libraries are thinking about HackerSpaces, MakerSpaces, etc.  This workshop will help you decide what kind of space will work in your library and how to get started on implementing this new service for your users.11 am. to 2:00 pm. CDT June 20th.

REGISTER NOW for the June 19th  conference and  June 20th  workshops at:

This is a not to be missed conference! Can’t be there for the whole day?  You will have access to the Archive to view after the conference.

Individuals can Register for Conference Only (June 19,  2013) - US $65.00 , Register for Conference and Workshops (add  $45.00 ).  Reduced pricing is available on the website for groups.