Monday, January 28, 2008
You are invited to attend the first SirsiDynix Institute webinar of the new year on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 11 a.m. EST.
Please follow the link to register for next Thursday's webinar:
January 31, 2008 - 11 a.m. EST
SirsiDynix VP of Innovation
Twenty Five Technologies to Watch and How
Can our libraries be more open? Can we be more open to our users, our communities, to new technologies? Can we be more open to change? How? Are there technologies that we should be trying and piloting to see if they improve the library's mandate? Whihc ones are worth investigating? What are the emerging learning technologies? Are there different ways to build community or to attract new community segments? What about books, book clubs and recommending recreational reading? What about some of our other entertainment missions such as video and gaming? Stephen Abram is an inveterate library watcher and strategic technology reviewer. in this session he shares the top 25 technologies that we should think about 'playing' with and finding a way to make our libraries more open to our learning communities and neighbourhoods. He'll end with five suggestions to have fun with change and technology adoption.
Stephen Abram, MLS, is President 2008 of SLA and the past-President of the Canadian and Ontario Library Associations. He is Vice President Innovation for SirsiDynix and Chief Strategist for the SirsiDynix Institute. Stephen was listed by Library Journal as one of the top 50 people influencing the future of libraries. He has received numerous honours and speaks regularly internationally. His columns appear in Information Outlook and Multimedia and Internet @ Schools, and SirsiDynix OneSource and he is the author of ALA Editions bestselling' Out Front with Stephen Abram.
Register today to receive your webinar log in information and hear Stephen's thoughts on the 25 technologies to watch next Thursday!
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Michael Stephens posted this new screen shot to his flickr account that as commenter Helene Blowers states beautifully "it screams community!" This is the ESC Lille Library in France. Go check it out - you don't have to read French to get the Web2.0-ness of this impressive site.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
So, what is YOUR library doing... leave a comment and let us know!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Congratulations to the new system board officers:
President: Bud Rettew
Vice Pres: Glenn Landis
Secretary: Kay Rohrer
Treasurer: Greg Diehl
Also, congratulations to the Trustees of the Year: C. John Bryer, VMD and Robert Gingher (both past presidents of Pequea Valley Library).
AND a big congrats to Jennifer Raimo, Director of Ephrata Public Library for receiving the Staff Recognition Award! She is retiring and will be missed.
Bill Hudson (Deputy Administrator and Manager of IT here at the System) and I gave a presentation titled Web2.0 - Wow!. You can find the presentation here and all of the links referred to in the presentation here. Be sure to check it out! I was very excited to finally be able to share all of the exciting possibilities out there of using Web2.0 to promote your library. Hope to be hearing from many of you as you put these ideas into practice!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
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Happy New Year! With a new year comes a new way of training. Please check out the LILLY – Next Generation WIKI for all the training information you need. The schedule is now online and all registrations are also to be done online.
See general information (including how to register online) and all of the class descriptions (be sure to see the new Database and Health Information classes) here
See an explanation of changes to the training program here.
Like the old PDF versions of the schedule? Find them here (but you still need to register online):
Feel free to comment on these WIKI pages. If you’ve been to one of the classes, put some feedback on the page to share your experience and help others decide if they would like to take the class or not. Learn more about leaving comments or just give me feedback in general by going to this page.
As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.