12 March 2007

Workshop - Library 2.0

Library 2.0: Becoming a User-Centered Library

Date: Thurday, May 17 OR Friday, May 18, 2007
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Thurs: Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library (This session is FULL!)
Fri: Wm. K. Sanford Town Library, Colonie (This session is FULL!)
Presenter: Michael Stephens

This presentation will explore new technology trends and provide a roadmap toward becoming the "Hyperlinked Library," and focus on where library services and models are changing with the onset of Library 2.0, Web 2.0 tools and user perceptions of libraries. The Web has enabled us to connect in ways like never before. Users are creating content. Web 2.0, blogs, RSS, wikis, social sites enable us to make connections...to have conversations. What does the Read/Write library look like? How does it work? What trends are impacting library services and how have libraries adopted a 2.0 philosophy? As new technologies and services become available, how do we effectively plan in libraries? How do we plan to optimize staff, money, and time? How do we determine what's important? How do we move toward the models of user-centered service now known as Library 2.0? Blogs, wikis, RSS, podcasts and the next big thing are included in this dynamic session.

This interactive workshop presented by Michael Stephens, author of the Tame the Web Blog and contributor to ALA's TechSource Blog, will offer insights for planning, projects, and detail the hot technologies libraries are grappling with today. Stephens is an instructor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, IL.

Cost: CDLC, MVLS, SALS, UHLS members: $15
All others (space available): $40
Cost includes lunch.
Registration is required with payment by Thursday, May 3, 2007. Registration for this workshop is CLOSED.

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