TOMORROW – OPALescence: FREE Online Library Conference…08.12.09

12 08 2009

OPALescence

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Noon Eastern Time, 11 a.m. Central, 10 Mountain, 9 Pacific, and 4 p.m. GMT:

Nate BoltOpening Keynote: The Future of User Experience in Libraries
Speaker: Nate Bolt
The User Experience (UX) primarily involves the experience of the library user, drawing from the successes and failures of human-to-technology interface design. Usability, aesthetics, community, collections and customer service are the key tenants of this user-centric service initiative. But you don’t have to have a huge staff or big tech budget. UX Expert, Nate Bolt shares ideas for free and easy Library UX improvements.
Location: Rialto

1 p.m. Eastern Time, noon Central, 11 a.m. Mountain, 10 Pacific, and 5 p.m. GMT:

Alison MillerTopic: Librarians in Virtual Environments: From Classrooms to Communities
Speaker: Alison Miller
Libraries and librarians have made great progress in engaging in virtual environments. We are often the first to try new things: technology, social media/networks, enhanced services, etc. Alison will share ideas and examples of successful engagement along with areas identified as needing improvement.
Location: Rialto

Unconference Session: Discuss the topics and trends you want!
Discussion Facilitator: Joshua Neff

Location: Strand

2 p.m. Eastern Time, 1 Central, noon Mountain, 11 a.m. Pacific and 6 p.m. GMT: One-Hour Break Time!

3 p.m. Eastern Time, 2 Central, 1 Mountain, noon Pacific, and 7 p.m. GMT:

Robin HastingsTopic: Collaboration 2.0
Speaker: Robin Hastings
Join Robin in a discussion of the use of cloud computing tools (Google’s Apps, Blogs, Wikis & other social networking sites) as they are being used in libraries. Learn real-world uses of these tools and discover other ways that libraries could make use of free, easy-to-use cloud computing resources.
Location: Rialto

Cindi HickeyUnconference Session: Building a Learning Culture
Discussion Facilitators: Cindi HickeyBrenda Hough, Stephanie Gerding, Betha Gutsche, Kim Priest
Location: Strand

4 p.m. Eastern Time, 3 Central, 2 Mountain, 1 Pacific, and 8 p.m. GMT:

Erin Downey HowertonTopic: Erin’s Hour of Awesomeness: Best Practices for Web 2.0 in Schools
Speaker: Erin Downey Howerton
Find out what Web 2.0 tools are being used by teachers around the world to pump up their lesson plans, and what learning institutions can do to help them succeed.
Location: Rialto

Kaijsa CalkinsUnconference Session: Discuss the topics and trends you want!
Discussion Facilitator: Kaijsa Calkins
Location: Strand

Friday, August 14, 2009

Noon Eastern Time, 11 a.m. Central, 10 Mountain, 9 Pacific, and 4 p.m. GMT:

Kaite StoverTopic: Listening to the Future of Reading: Readers’ Advisory and Audio Books
Speaker: Kaite Stover
Audiobooks have been steadily increasing in circulation for many libraries in the past five years. Patrons are beginning to demand certain titles in audio and library staff need to know how to suggest titles to avid listeners. Learn how to employ standard readers’ advisory training to promote titles to library patrons, including “how to listen to a book in fifteen minutes.”
Location: Rialto

Joe KrausUnconference Session: Discuss the topics and trends you want!
Discussion Facilitator: Joe Kraus
Location: Strand

1 p.m. Eastern Time, noon Central, 11 a.m. Mountain, 10 Pacific, and 5 p.m. GMT:

Curtis RogersTopic: How American Libraries Are Using Web 2.0 Tools for Marketing
Speaker: Curtis Rogers
Location: Rialto

Unconference Session: Discuss the topics and trends you want!
Discussion Facilitator: Kendra Levine
Location: Strand

2 p.m. Eastern Time, 1 Central, noon Mountain, 11 a.m. Pacific, and 6 p.m. GMT: One-Hour Break Time!

3 p.m. Eastern Time, 2 Central, 1 Mountain, noon Pacific, and 7 p.m. GMT:

Brenda HoughTopic: Beyond the Basics: Training for Technological Fluency
Speaker: Brenda Hough
Are you offering technology training for staff and patrons? Join this discussion to share ideas and interactive techniques to address varying skill levels, adapt to multiple learning styles, and deliver technology with greater impact. Provide opportunities for learners to develop skills that will help them adapt and succeed tomorrow as well as meet their needs today.
Location: Rialto

Unconference Session: Discuss the topics and trends you want!
Discussion Facilitator: Michelle Boule
Location: Strand

4 p.m. Eastern Time, 3 Central, 2 Mountain, 1 Pacific, and 8 p.m. GMT:

Andrew PaceClosing Keynote: Networking Library Services: A Glimpse at the Future–Moving Library Management Services to Web-Scale
Speaker: Andrew Pace
In April, OCLC announced a strategy to create the first Web-scale, cooperative library management service, extending WorldCat Local to include delivery and circulation, print and electronic acquisitions, and license management. This highly scalable service will allow libraries to preserve the core functionality they require to manage their collections while also creating a platform on which they can better manage and evolve library workflows. Moreover, the service-oriented architecture will allow libraries to interoperate more easily with other local business process systems. Andrew Pace will give a summary of the effort, highlighting key milestones for the project and the opportunities for positive change in libraries.
Location: Rialto





Online Conference for ALL Librarians – OPALescence…07.15.09

15 07 2009

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OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries)

OPALescence 2009

A Free Online Library Conference for Everyone

Thursday Aug. 13th and Friday Aug. 14th

Registration is free, easy, and online: tinyurl.com/N4JMV7

Conference Wiki: http://opalescence.wetpaint.com/

Hosted by OPAL:  Online Programs for All   (http://www.opal-online.org)

(Psst:  Sponsorships are available for as little as $250)

Contact Tom Peters for more info:    tpeters@tapinformation.com or  816.616.6746

“Opalescence:  The state or quality of being luminous, iridescent, and lustrous … like an opal”





Couldn’t Attend SLA? Can’t Make It to ALA? Try OPALescence Online August 13th…06.26.09

26 06 2009

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NO FEES – NO DUES – NO TRAVEL

ALL Librarians Can Support & Participate

OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries) is planning something special:

Thursday, August 13, 2009 beginning at noon Eastern Time, 11:00 a.m. Central, 10:00 a.m. Mountain, 9:00 a.m. Pacific, and 4:00 p.m. GMT:

    OPALESCENCE: A Free Online Conference for All Librarians

    Has your travel budget dried up? Still want that conference experience of fresh ideas, lively conversations, and networking with colleagues?

    Participate in OPALESCENCE, a free online conference for all librarians and fellow travelers. We’re planning a series of interesting and informative presentations and discussions spread over a two-day period. Watch this space for more announcements.

    Host: TAP Information Services






FREE This Friday Online – An Informal Conversation about the Future of ALA, Libraries, and Librarianship…06.16.09

16 06 2009
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Friday, June 19, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, noon Central, 11:00 a.m. Mountain, 10:00 a.m. Pacific, and 5:00 p.m. GMT:

    ALA Connections Salon: The Future, with Special Guest Joe Janes, Assoc. Professor in the Information School at the University of WashingtonJoin us for an informal conversation about the future of ALA, libraries, and librarianship.

    Host: American Library Association

    Location: ALA OPAL 100 Room

    Note: All OPAL public events are free of charge and open to everyone worldwide. Most OPAL online programs last about an hour.




Not Going to SLA, ALA, etc.? – Attend OPALESCENCE Online this August for FREE…06.15.09

15 06 2009

OPAL

NO FEES – NO DUES – NO TRAVEL

ALL Librarians Can Support & Participate

OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries) is planning something special:

Thursday, August 13, 2009 beginning at noon Eastern Time, 11:00 a.m. Central, 10:00 a.m. Mountain, 9:00 a.m. Pacific, and 4:00 p.m. GMT:

    OPALESCENCE: A Free Online Conference for All Librarians

    Has your travel budget dried up? Still want that conference experience of fresh ideas, lively conversations, and networking with colleagues?

    Participate in OPALESCENCE, a free online conference for all librarians and fellow travelers. We’re planning a series of interesting and informative presentations and discussions spread over a two-day period. Watch this space for more announcements.

    Host: TAP Information Services






7 Inexpensive Library Workshops Online this Summer…06.10.09

10 06 2009

This is from the Library Professional Development blog featurine the following inexpensive, online, library workshops:

“…1. Jobs and Employment Reference on the Web: Core Tools for Librarians
Syllabus: http://www.kovacs.com/jobscoretools.html – Register:http://www.kovacs.com/register.html
$50 – 5 hours

2. Beyond Boolean: Effective Web Reference Strategies
Syllabus: http://www.kovacs.com/bb.html – Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html
Free but requires registration.

3. Powerful Web Reference Strategies
Syllabus: http://www.kovacs.com/powerfulreference.html – Register:http://www.kovacs.com/register.html
$50  – 5 hours

4. Basic Legal Reference on the Web: Core Tools for Librarians
Syllabus: http://www.kovacs.com/legcoretools.html – Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html
$50  – 5 hours

5. Basic Business Reference on the Web: Core Tools For Librarians
Syllabus: http://www.kovacs.com/buscoretools.html – Register:http://www.kovacs.com/register.html
$50 – 5 CE from the MLA

6. Basic Medical Reference on the Web: Core Tools for Librarians
Syllabus: http://www.kovacs.com/medcoretools.html – Register:http://www.kovacs.com/register.html
$50 – 5 CE from the MLA

7. Evaluating Medical Information on the Web
Syllabus: http://www.kovacs.com/mlaceeval.html – Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html
$50 – 5 CE from the MLA…”





FREE August 13, 2009 Online Conference for ALL Librarians…06.09.09

9 06 2009

OPAL

NO FEES – NO DUES – NO TRAVEL

ALL Librarians Can Support & Participate

OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries) is planning something special:

Thursday, August 13, 2009 beginning at noon Eastern Time, 11:00 a.m. Central, 10:00 a.m. Mountain, 9:00 a.m. Pacific, and 4:00 p.m. GMT:

    OPALESCENCE: A Free Online Conference for All Librarians

    Has your travel budget dried up? Still want that conference experience of fresh ideas, lively conversations, and networking with colleagues?

    Participate in OPALESCENCE, a free online conference for all librarians and fellow travelers. We’re planning a series of interesting and informative presentations and discussions spread over a two-day period. Watch this space for more announcements.

    Host: TAP Information Services









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