October 04, 2005

Keep Up! Emerging technologies and your library.


Keep Up!
Originally uploaded by libraryman.
This is the banner ad for the full day, emerging library technology workshop that I'll be teaching in the western US several times over the next few months. Woo Hoo!

With a library-centric focus, we will demonstrate and discuss a surprisingly wide variety of thought provoking and potentially sea changing current and future library technology issues. Substantial resources and instructions are provided along with the classroom demonstrations and discussion. All of this is focused on the goal of getting you back to your library ready to implement those things that you learned in class that will best serve your library and your community. With clear explanations and resources to use back in the library you will likely grow to understand much more that you expected to.

I've never been this excited about a class before, even the digital imaging or community outreach classes! If attendance is good (and we really hope that happens) we will be able to offer more classes in more places around the Western US. For now however, if you are in the greater Los Angeles, Ontario (California), San Diego, Portland or Seattle areas you can sign up now for classes in November and December. Details, dates and times can be found via this link to the workshop web page.

I'd love to hear what you all think. If you have any content you think I absolutely should not miss please do let me know. I have quite a collection or resources ready, but there is so much good material out there right now about exciting, practical lib tech that I'm sure I don't have every good thing I could use. Thanks much for your help all my wonderful blog friends and tell all your library buddies to come to this class! Hope to see you there!

PS-See why I haven't posted to the blog more lately? In addition to several other big projects, this class has been getting energy I would have previously put into updating the blog more often. The blog will march forward though! :)

Posted by libraryman at October 4, 2005 01:05 AM
Comments

Could u please bring this course over to Australia!!!!!!?????????

I'm DESPERATE to update my technology skills in as short as time as possible. My Library's IT is run through our local Council, and we are having much trouble with them....

Veronica, Information Services Library, AlburyCity Libraries

Posted by: Veronica at October 4, 2005 09:43 PM

Of course, Veronica! I'd love to teach this workshop just about anywhere, especially Australia! Only problem is expenses. :( You could swing over to the states for the day too if that would be easier. Ha, ha!

Conversations with friends in the know, blogs and RSS show me the way for most things, though it seems obvious you've figured out the blog business. :) You might check out my (and others) de.licio.us feed for a few tidbits as well. Naturally, I'm happy to offer you whatever help I can.

Posted by: Michael Porter at October 4, 2005 10:14 PM

Thanks very much to the fellow bloggers out ther who have pluuged this workshop.

Librarian In Black:
http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/3307878

Tame the Web:
http://www.tametheweb.com/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/427


Posted by: Michael Porter at October 5, 2005 05:42 PM

Hey Michael,

I signed up for this class just this afternoon and am really looking forward to it! It came at a very opportune moment as I have been considering conducting a book discussion group via a blog. We are also starting to look into making ebooks available to our patrons. I think you were reading my mind before I even knew it!

Cheers and see you in Ontario

Posted by: Abbie at October 14, 2005 04:06 PM

I don't think you could ask for a better comment. Just perfect! :) I'll definitely look forward to seeing you on Nov. 21st. That class is almost full now actually so it was good that you signed up today. The second Portland class is almost full as well. Super cool! Still need some more folks at Cal State LA and in San Diego! Seattle has enough to make it a go as well. Thanks again, Abbie!

Posted by: Michael Porter at October 14, 2005 04:38 PM