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CIL2008: WoePac to WowPac

Karen Schneider moderated this very interesting two part session on WoePac to WowPac – a look at OPACs as we know them and would like them to be. As a librarian who has often torn her hair out over the sad state – “or should I say sucky state” of our OPACs she’s the perfect person to be introducing the speakers for this session. First off, Roy Tennant. Roy started  [ Read More ]

CIL2008: Avatars to Advocacy

This year at CIL I got to attend my first ever pre-conference. My session was taught by Helene Blowers and Michael Porter and covered the new paradigm of marketing in libraries. Helene started the afternoon off by talking about the title of the presentation “From Avatars to Advocacy: Innovation Through Un-Marketing.” The term “Un-marketing” is in the title because we were covering a different view than the traditional view of  [ Read More ]

First off Darlene Fichter and Frank Cervone are like a stand up comedy act with really neat tools to make our lives easier! I just love attending their presentations each year. So let’s get to the meat (excuse my lack of capitalization): Firefox Tools: safecache – protects your privacy – defends against cache-based tracking techniques foxmarks – automatically syncs bookmarks with a web version at – works across work  [ Read More ]

CIL2008 – Super Searcher

An awesome list of tools from Mary Ellen Bates: – blog of alternative and niche search engines – click the top 100 tab – subscribe to rss feed Keotag – search across web 2.0 sites (technorati, delicious twitter and more) MSN product reviews – search for a specific brand Google’s new n improved timelines – creates a readable page easy to scan and identify trends (find when there was  [ Read More ]

CIL2008 – Libraries Solve Problems!

Our first keynote was by Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Internet and American Life Project. As usual, he asked us who’s blogging? He also showed us blog posts about him – from previous years – maybe next year something I’ve said here will be on his presentation Why does he ask this? Because blogging is about community building and communication – this is what makes the internet so different and so  [ Read More ]

CIL Right Around the Corner

WOW! This years Computers in Libraries conference is right around the corner! Have you added your schedule to the wiki yet? I did. See you all there!! Technorati Tags: cil2008, cil08

Computers in Libraries – here I come

I didn’t think I’d get to attend this year, but I will be there with bells on! I am registered, hotel booked and have already volunteered to moderate the Open Source track on Wednesday. You can see my schedule as it develops on the CIL 2008 Wiki. Can’t wait to see all of my “online” friends again! Technorati Tags: cil2008

CIL Presentations

I know that the link has been up for a while – but it looks much more populated now. If you missed CIL and want to see some of the presentations take a look on the InfoToday site. When you find a presentation you like you can do a blog post search to find more info on the presentation (since I know that some slideshows just aren’t enough to get  [ Read More ]

Follow up on Change in Libraries

At CIL David Lee King gave an amazing talk on Guiding Information Pros Through Change. I mentioned in my summary that David started out with a few questions for the audience: First, I asked if attendees had learned something innovative or new at the conference that they'd like to take back to their libraries. Almost everyone raised their hands. Then I followed up with this question: how many will take  [ Read More ]

Thoughts on Twitter – Part 2

A little over a month ago I posted that I saw no purpose to Twitter … I was wrong. I don’t really have a day to day need to post what I’m doing, but while at Computers in Libraries I signed up because everyone around me was communicating and I felt left out. David Lee King writes: Twitter rocks. Sure, it might be a fad. Sure, it might end up  [ Read More ]

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