Category Archives: Travel

Computers in Libraries, 2008

CiL2008 was awesome! Seeing so many friends, getting to finally meet so many amazing librarians, and being able to talk with such knowledgeable professionals made this CiL the best ever. And, if you want to see who was there, take a look at Cindi's Magnum-quality portraits. She even grabbed a shot of me without me knowing. (And I am envious of her Canon 5D.)

Even though I've been to this conference a few times, this was the year I was finally able to meet some of my favorite social networking friends and fellow librarians. It's such an honor to be able to call so many of them "friend".

I was proud to be able to present with Michael Stephens on Transparency, Planning & Change: See-Through Libraries. If you'd like to see the slides they're here (as PDFs). We had a great time even though the room was a bit long and narrow. And thanks to Helene Blowers who did a fabulous job moderating the Innovation and Change track.

Already looking forward to next year!

Heading to Washington for CIL

I'll be heading to Washington this weekend to attend the annual Computers in Libraries conference put on by ITI. I'll be speaking with Michael Stephens about transparency and libraries (see below). Looking forward to seeing some friends that I've not seen in far too long.

Session E202 – Transparency, Planning, & Change: See-Through Libraries
Tuesday 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Michael Casey, Division Director – Technology, Gwinnett Public Library
Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor, Dominican University
Integrating technology, change management and planning, this session focuses on making the right choices for social software, staff training, and the creation of a user-driven environment. Our two leading librarians explore what makes a library transparent; offer a to-do list of strategies to make your library transparent, open, and hyperlinked; and offer a list of best practices for Web 2.0 tools, implementation, and evaluation.