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Presentations at ALA Annual

I’ll be presenting during four session at ALA Annual this year. I’m especially excited to be on the panel discussion about access to digital content with a rep from Google. Can’t WAIT for that one! If you’ll be at Annual this year please come and say hello! :)

“Video Makes the Library Star: Library-Created Visual Media”
Presenter/panel member
ALA Video Round Table Annual Program
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2010
Time: 10:30PM – 12:00PM

“Re-thinking library business model for licensed digital contents under mobile and cloud computing” Panel member
Sunday, June 27, 2010, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Marriott Hotel-Grand BR III
w/ Melissa Blaney, Publications Division Lead Web Analyst, American Chemical Society, Chris Palma, Strategic Partner Development Manager, Google.

Libraries MUST Have A New Electronic Content Access and Distribution Infrastructure (and there is hope)!
LITA BIGWIG Social Software Showcase
Monday, June 28, 2010 from 10:30am to Noon

“Battledecks represent the ultimate challenge for a public speaker as they are challenged to give a coherent presentation based on hand-selected, seemingly unrelated slides that they see for the very first time live on stage “
ALA Washington Convention Center -103A
Date: Monday, June 28
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

*I’ll also be at ALA Council Meetings and ALA leadership related events/receptions*


Monday’s Presentation in New York

Here’s the intro slide. At large size (like when you walk in the room to see the presentation), you have to squint to read the title letters. Its hard to read, just like it is hard to predict the future! Geddit? :) You can click the images to be taken to the full image and larger versions of each.
Nassau Library System 2009 Presentation - Intro Slide

And here’s the intro slide for the recent Staff Day keynote I gave at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.:
ACPL Staff Day 2009 Intro Slide v2

Grant Success Video Contest:
Stephanie Gerding (I used to work with Stephanie and the Gates Foundation and as many of you know she is great!) and Pam MacKellar authors of “Grants for Libraries: A How-To-Do-It Manual” are looking for success stories to include in their next book (and DVD). To that end they are having a VIDEO CONTEST! Stephanie says: “Just submit a 5 minute video or screencast about your library grant success story by Oct. 30, 2009 for your chance to be spotlighted in our new book and DVD. Your video could include a tour of a grant project, interviews with grant team members or people who benefited from the grant, tips about grant writing or any part of the grant process. More details are available online and you can submit at YouTube in the Library Grants Group.”

Hey! The “You: The Online Version” presentation from my most recent speaking gig was featured on Slideshare! Neat! :)
You can see the presentation embedded below in the previous post. Becoming “featured” doesn’t happen that often, so this is kinda cool! Thanks slideshare (and really to all the folks that gave it a peek). You can still check it out via this link. Hope you like it. It was really designed with library folks in mind, knowing that in addition to family, friends and colleagues, that the general public will see what we do online. Hopefully it is useful for some of you!
My Presentation Was "Featured" on slideshare.  Coolness!

Now playing: Library 101 Draft v2 (Almost done with the video! Video and the “Library 101 Project” web site are launching in a little more than three weeks!!!)

Here’s a FUN graduation exercise you can easily join in on! Send you congratulations to all the 2009 Library and Information Science Grads using the #infograd hash tag! The hash tag started as a part of the convocation address I’m writing and will present University of Washington’s iSchool this evening. But it sure would be nice to all celebrate together and send the Library and Info Science grads the world over good wishes here, on Twitter or elsewhere using that tag.

And all you grads, parents and friends on Twitter, please be sure to use that tag pre, post or even DURING the ceremony tonight at the University of Washington!

Congratulations all you fresh Library and Information Science Graduates! You will accomplish so many amazing things! #infograd


Killing Our Libraries

A motivational poster of sorts. Large size is the only way to really see it.
killing our libraries - mini-poster 2009


We Are High Fidelity Libraries

A brief video snippet (with added graphics) that describes why the “hi-fi” in “hi-fi sci-fi library” is key to our present and future success.

Fighting the forces of evil and oppression with your high fidelity library/librarians!


LITA2008 Video Summary

Just saw this quick, 3 minute summary of LITA2008 pop up on their blog, complete with my ugly mug. Enjoy! :)
American Libraries Focus Video: LITA2008
AL LITA2008 video/post is here.

And…you know, you can always hear the “hi-fi sci-fi library” song and watch its video here. :)

Thanks again to all who attended LITA and were so generous with their support and time. Hope you enjoyed the session! An Internet Librarian (IL2008) post is coming soon.


Pre-LITA Forum 2008

Not sure how the joke will go tomorrow, but…shhhhhh! I am gonna rick roll the heck out of my LITA “hi-fi sci-fi library” keynote session attendees tomorrow. It is already a pretty funky presentation that talks about libraries, the content, community, hardware and software environment all in a way that sets up a series of stories taken from science fiction. Throw in a rickrol and who know what will happen. Wish me luck!

LITA Forum Can Haz Rickrolz?

If I do a gadget presentation in a library and it is a paying gig, I usually take part of the payment and:
1. Buy a new gadget (gotta stay on top with experience, right?)
2. Bring a give-away for one or two lucky audience members.

Recently I saw some food shaped USB drives; high quality too, the kind you see outside some restaurants in Japan, and thought “Best Gadget Presentation Giveaway Ever”. Well, a new laptop would be better, but c’mon. At any rate, the new drives arrived today and man, they are pretty sweet. These are 4gb examples and yes, they really do work. They smell like plastic, but they LOOK delicious:
Fake Food 4gb Flash Drives

Its a plastic strawberry 4gb flash drive

Now playing: Prince – Rebirth of the Flesh
(Unreleased Prince song btw. Soooo good!)

Gadget presentation intro slide from tomorrow’s event sponsored by the Pierce County Public Library. This presentation’s angle is on the 55+ set. And this is just one of the many presentations that will be held as a part of this event. It’ll be fun and you can come if you’ll be around!

You can come watch this tomorrow in Tacoma if you like


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