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Libraryman

Upcoming Workshops and Presentations

More will be added and a couple are intentionally missing, but this is a fair hunk of where I’ll be over the next few months:

June 6
?Keep Up!: Practical emerging technology for you and your library.?
The Libraries of the Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA

June 14
?Keep Up!: Practical emerging technology for you and your library.?
**Unlike the other “Keep Up!” workshops, this is a customized, private, institutional training session.**
Highline Community College, Seattle, WA

June 21
Hall & Oates Concert
Los Angeles, CA
Ok, ok, this is the only non-work thing I put in this list. Just wanted to see if anybody was actually reading this monstrosity! :) Always wanted to see them live and I have a GREAT seat. Not too lame, is it? Ahhh, who cares, I’m excited!

July 11
OCLC Western Online Workshop
?WorldCat Resource Sharing ? Searching?

July 25:
?Keep Up!: Practical emerging technology for you and your library. Version 2.0?
University of California, Davis, CA

August 2
OCLC Western Workshop
?WorldCat Resource Sharing ? Searching?
National Hispanic University, San Jose, CA

August 3
OCLC Western Workshop
?WorldCat Resource Sharing ? Basics?
National Hispanic University, San Jose, CA

August 18
Online Event
OPAL: Online Programming for All Libraries–And All Library Users
?Delivering Top-Notch Technology Training for Your Patrons ?
With Brenda Hough, Northeast Kansas Library System and Rebecca Richardson, Purdue University Libraries

August 29
OCLC Western Online Workshop
?WorldCat Resource Sharing ? Searching?

August 31
OCLC Western Online Workshop
?WorldCat Resource Sharing ? Basics?

September 6:
?Keep Up!: Practical emerging technology for you and your library. Version 2.0?
Eugene, OR (Location TBD)

September 7:
PORTALS Executive Council Meeting
Portland, OR
?Many to Many: Forum on blogs, RSS, convergence, trends and social networking.?

September 8:
?Keep Up!: Practical emerging technology for you and your library. Version 2.0?
Portland, OR (Location TBD)

Mid-Late September:
?Keep Up!: Practical emerging technology for you and your library. Version 2.0?
Reno, NV (Exact date and location TBD soon)

October 16:
Central Oregon Regional Library Conference
Redmond, OR
?Social Software: For you, your library and your community.?

October 19-20:
MEA-MFT Educator?s Conference
Billings, MT
-?Social Software: What, Why, If, How?
-?Flickr: Unique tools to share, connect, excite and engage.?
-?You Can Really Do That With A Computer?: Portable computing, device evolution and the future of content access.?

October 24-25
Internet Librarian Conference
Monterey, CA
-Tuesday, October 24: ?Flickr & Libraries?
With Fiona Hooten, National Library of Australia, Lluisa Nunez, Universitat de Barcelona and Michael Sauers, BCR.
-October 25: ?Technology Training in a Library 2.0 World?
with Brenda Hough, Northeast Kansas Library System and Rebecca Richardson, Purdue University Libraries

November 10-11
Hawaii Library Association Conference
Waikiki, HI
Emerging Technologies Affecting Libraries
-Presentations TBD


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! :)

Libraryman

Learn Here

What more can be said about WebJunction.org? Lots! I?ll keep it to a minimum though today. If you want some cool classes for professional development or continuing ed or just for fun (surprisingly, some of us might even take these just for fun;), this is one of the best places to go.

Libraryman

What’s Next? ALA-APA?

In thinking about what to do next in our beloved Library world, my attention of late has been drawn to the ALA-APA. I wonder if anyone active in the ALA-APA reads the libraryman.com blog?

Here?s what the ALA-Allied Professional Association works for:
?Certification of individuals in specializations beyond the initial professional degree?
and
?Direct support of comparable worth and pay equity initiatives, and other activities designed to improve the salaries and status of librarians and other library workers.?

It?s funny how on first glance these two things might seem unrelated. The subjects almost always come up when talking with fellow Librarians though. It seems we always agree that certifications and pay equity are not only intertwined, but are two of the most important issues in Librarianship today. Then we always agree that ?pay equity? isn?t the right terminology, in relation to Public Libraries anyway. ;)

It does seem important though that since the fact that most Librarians don?t have an MLS/MLIS the ?beyond the initial professional degree? portion might need a bit of extra attention. Not that this isn?t vital for degreed Librarians, but in meeting thousands of non-degree Librarians, their dedication and hard work is inescapable in thinking of these issues.

Considering they have an article up about networking, maybe I should reach out and try to get involved with these folks.