The New England Technical Services Librarians, a section of the New England Library Association, is hold their annual spring conference called The Many Hats of Technical Services on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Campus Center, Worcester, MA. Keynote speakers will be Susan Gibbons, University Librarian, Yale University and [...]
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Even though RSVPs are closed, I thought I would mention the presentation folks from the National Records and Archives Administration (NARA) are giving at MIT’s Center for Civic Media Thursday (2/21) from 12-1:30 pm. Our speakers will provide a brief introduction to the kinds of records that the National Archives maintains, a discussion of some [...]
Need some travel ideas? How about visiting some haunted libraries? This international list features exciting destinations like Mexico, England, Ireland, Australia, and South Africa. The list of US hauntings inspires a tour of the Midwest and Southwest with a few wanderings to other regions. Some of the ghosts are librarians, library users, and former land [...]
Catching up on Reading: The Future of Librarians in Info Retrieval 9 Years Ago & Usability & Library SitesSunday, September 30th, 2012
Since the rain washed away my plans today, I read through several old Information Today publications I probably picked up at previous Special Libraries Association conferences and stashed in a “someday I’ll read this” pile. I began with a 2003 Searcher issue with a cover story about early online pioneers. While the history of the [...]
The Special Libraries Association New England Chapter holds a one-day conference on Saturday, October 13, with topics like taxonomy, project management, sound preservation, competitive intelligence, and tools. Communication, Commitment & Collaboration Saturday October 13th, 2012, 8:45am-4pm Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center, Southbridge MA SLA Members – $50 | Student/Retiree/Between Jobs – $30 | Non-Members – [...]
Just a brief note: Tonight’s (Monday, 9/10) Wikipedia gathering features a local public librarian and a local archivist and a discussion about Wikipedia Loves Libraries, the initiative for more collaboration between libraries, archives, and Wikimedia. Monday, September 10, 2012 7:00 PM Clover Food Lab 7 Holyoke St. Cambridge, MA 02138 The Boston Wikipedia Meetup Group [...]
Esteemed librarian Donna Scheeder from the Library of Congress is hosting a roundtable conversation about the future with a panel of information professionals from a variety of roles and companies.
I fully admit I am primarily attending this session to support fellow SLA Cuba Delegate Melanie Freimuth, but I anticipate learning much from the two other contributed papers in this session.
SLA, 7/17: Success Stories of Solos, or How to Make your Library into a Place that’s Good for More than NappingTuesday, July 17th, 2012
This session is one the Solo Division organizes each year to allow solos to tell their positive stories. Tanya Whippie of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development began by encouraging us to celebrate even small victories and successes.
I session hopped this morning. I began in the Wikileaks presentation, but moved to Using Scenario Analysis to Predict the Future of the Semantic Web.