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WordPress CE at SLA2011

This year at SLA I’ll be teaching librarians how to use WordPress (an open source content management system). If you’re in the Philadelphia area and/or attending SLA this year, consider joining me for “Designing Library Websites with WordPress.” Date: Saturday, 11 June 2011 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Level: Introductory Instructor: Nicole Engard Description: Content management systems are making it easy for libraries to create their own websites with  [ Read More ]

SLA 2009 Keynote: Colin Powell

Better late than never, that’s my opinion Sorry it took me so long to get this summary up. The keynote talk at SLA 2009 in Washington, DC was made by Colin Powell and I must say it was better than I thought it would be!! I need to start by mentioning that my notes will seem like they’re all over the place- but that’s because Colin kept changing directions in  [ Read More ]

Bloggers Get Together at SLA Annual

It’s that time of year again! Time for the SLA Bloggers group to get together!  Here are the details: Time : Monday June 15th from 5-7(ish) pm Details : Reservation made for 12 people (but I expect it to be people rolling in and out like last year)  Where : Matchbox Bistro Chinatown (http://www.matchboxdc.com)Host : Nicole C. Engard – Blogging Section ChairWhat : Dutch treat happy hour/dinner If you’d like  [ Read More ]

Join me at SLA

The next big conference on my travel schedule is SLA Annual in Washington D.C. I will be talking about my new book on Mashups as well as Open Source for Libraries. Learn more about my open source course by listening to the podcast. If you’re coming to SLA this year, look for me and if you can – make sure to attend one or both of my talks Technorati Tags:  [ Read More ]

Pet Peeve – Printing Registration Forms

Okay, it’s been a while since I’ve ranted I was waiting to register for SLA Annual until today because, silly me, I assumed that a big organization like SLA would take online registrations!! But as it turns out that was a bad assumption. I have to print my registration form, fill it out by hand and then mail or fax it in. In a time when we can buy movie  [ Read More ]

Open Source at SLA Annual

Looks like I had the featured SLA CE class earlier this month If you’ll be at SLA this year, make sure you register for my class to learn how you can use open source software in your library. Featured CE Course: Practical Open Source Software for Libraries and Librarians  Date: Sunday, 14 June 2009Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pmInstructor: Nicole Engard, Open Source Evangelist, LibLime Listen to podcast & check out SLA’s  [ Read More ]

SLA2008: Keeping Found Things Found

For the last presentation of my first SLA, I got to hear William Jones author of Keeping Found Things Found talk about Personal Information Management (PIM). William decided to change the title of his talk – and made us all giggle “The world is at my doorstep … and the house is a mess: putting our information in its place in a digital age.” When William talks about the world,  [ Read More ]

This panel was very very insightful. The panelists were all recent grads of the University of Washington’s iSchool. They were Alex Berta, Rebecca Blakewood, Ann Glusker, Elizabeth Gould, and Beth Sanderson. Joe Janes and Nancy Gershenfeld professors at the iSchool gave us an intro. University of Washington was the first school that decided to call itself an iSchool. So what does iSchool mean? For the U of Washington, it’s something  [ Read More ]

SLA2008: The Promise of 2.0

While this talk was presented by Springer and had a Springer bias (which the speaker warned us about) it was very interesting and enlightening to hear a publisher speak about how they’re enabling 2.0 tools into their products. Olaf Ernst, our speaker for this talk, mentioned right off that integrated econtent is king – without having your content online you can’t have added value to your content – at least  [ Read More ]

SLA2008: Charlie Rose & Vinton Cerf

The the Opening General Session at SLA Annual, we got the honor of watching Charlie Rose interview Vinton Cerf!! Charlie started by thanking us, “You are the masters of getting good information … and to show you how stupid I am – I didn’t know you had an organization.” He talked about how people in his position need librarians. He then started by asking Vint to take us back to  [ Read More ]

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Bookmarks for July

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