Archive for the 'Professional Development' Category

Boston Book Festival 2014 Oct 23-25 Copley Square Area

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Greetings The Boston Book Festival 2014 is being held on October 23-25, 2014 around Boston’s Copley Square area:  http://www.bostonbookfest.org/ Most events are free, but there are some ticketed events. Some of the writers that are participating are Susan Minot, Rick Riordan, Norman Foster and Doris Kearns Goodwin. Herbie Hancock is giving one of the keynote […]

BarCamp Boston 9 – Sunday, 10/12/14

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

My notes from Sunday’s tech gathering follow. Sessions: morning stretches “Sleep? What is sleep?” – Coders and why they need to take a break. shouldn’t that order be reversed … ? Explaining Psychic + Anomalous Phenomena Mental health and the geeky life – a story of hope. Mistakes many startup entrepreneurs make Demos BarCamp brainstorming

BarCamp Boston 9 – Saturday, 10/11/14

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

My notes from Saturday’s BarCamp Boston 9 sessions and whatnot follow. It’s been a great time so far, as always. I’ve spent more time talking to people than I have sitting in sessions because the conversations have been good and useful. Sessions: automated QA usability on the cheap wearables … I’m leading Networking for Introverts […]

BarCamp Boston 9, Oct. 11-12, Microsoft NERD

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

BarCamp Boston 9 (the area’s largest tech / geek unconference) happens October 11th & 12th* at Microsoft NERD. Plenty of space is still available. That means if you grab as many people as you can, y’all can sway the path of the conference. Registering in advance is very helpful because we organizers can plan t-shirts, […]

WordCamp Boston 2014 MIT Media Lab/Workbar August 23-24, 2014

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

WordCamp Boston 2014 is being held at the MIT Media Lab on August 23, 2014 while the Contributor Day is being held at the Workbar in Cambridge on August 24, 2014. The cost is $20.00 to attend both days. Wordcamp, which is held across the country and the world, deals with all aspects of the […]

BarCamp Boston 9, October 11-12, NERD

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Yepper. Save the date. Awesome sessions. Nifty networking. Informal. Like usual. And yet unique, like every year is a new experience. BarCamp Boston 9 October 11 & 12, 2014 Microsoft NERD on Memorial Drive, not too far from the Kendall T station (BarCamp Boston, by the way, played a major role in me having the […]

Free Web Presentations for Librarians, Including a Solo One Thursday, 6/19

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Through an American Library Association group on LinkedIn, I found a list of free programs offered over the Internet for librarians in June. Sure, the month is almost over (*gasp!*), but materials related to past ones may be available online still and a few of the upcoming ones could be quite useful, including a Thursday […]

MIT Libraries Sponsors Showing of The Monuments Men, 4/30, 8 p, 26-100

Friday, April 25th, 2014

For National Preservation Week, the MIT Libraries are sponsoring a free showing of The Monuments Men via LSC at MIT, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 8:00 pm, 26-100 (that’s Building 26, room 100, a big movie theatre lecture hall not too far from the landmark Stata Center). Did I mention the showing is free? Come […]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Let’s hope 2014 is a great one! Cheers! Posted by Rich

SLA New England Career Profiles Discussion Tues Oct 29, 2013 Boston Public LIbrary 6 pm Free

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Greetings The New England Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is presenting a panel discussion called Special Libraries Career Profiles: The Role of Information Professionals in Business Development and Marketing on Wednesday, October 29, 2013 at the Boston Public Library, Concourse Level, Room CO6 at 6 p.m. The event is free, but you have register […]