Academic Library 2.0 : Getting buy-in

In the spirit of Better Late Than Not At All, I want to share my slides from our Academic Library 2.0 preconference at CiL.  I have wanted this for several days now, but am only now getting to it in an effective way. I’ve settled on sharing them as a…

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CiL : Make your own conference

This year at CiL, while the sessions were interesting and on-point, I was underwhelmed by what I learned in formal conference contexts. And that is in no way the fault of the conference or the presenters; it’s all me. Jason Griffey and I were talking it through, expressing some of…

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CiL, afterthoughts

How many times can I say this before it gets boring to read? The day after I still believe that the best part of this conference is the people — the ones presenting, the ones listening, the ones in the lobby with laptops, the ones in restaurants eating calzones, the…

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Faculty 2.0

Sarah Cohen  :  How do we talk about technology to the uninitiated? The irony of going last. We talk about technology, and we talk about technology, and we talk about technology, but we’re forgetting a big part of our user base: our faculty.  So this presentation ended up last, and…

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Online outreach tips from the Librarian in Black

Sarah Houghton-Jan, Senior Librarian for Digital Futures, San Jose Public Library Online marketing has been blossoming in libraries “which is great, because our other techniques sort of stink”.  (said fondly, of course.)  “Put out little teasers all over the web” to bring the users back to the services we provide…

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