hello SLA2009!

amy posted this June 14th, 2009 | filed under: conference-y, discovery, general, innovation, inspire me!, library skül | Tags: | no comments »

Abe

i’m in town for the SLA Centennial Conference. i love the SLA conferences – it’s always wild to meet librarians who work in “non-traditional” gigs. this year i’m on the boards of two divisions – IT and Academic – so i’ll be getting my first glimpse at the inner machinations of things.

more soon!


my sked at SLA

amy posted this June 9th, 2009 | filed under: conference-y, general | Tags: | no comments »

i’m off to the SLA Centennial Conference in a few days and want to be sure to meet up with folks, so thought i’d post my sked
Saturday, June 13

  • 13:00 – help setup SLA Marketplace
  • 17:30 – IT Division Board of Directors meeting
  • 19:30 – dinner with the IT Board
  • 21:00 – Biz & Finance Open House

Sunday, June 14

  • 9:00-13:00 – working in the press centre (if you’re a blogger, get yourself a blogger ribbon and come visit!)
  • 13:00 – Academic Division Board of Directors meeting
  • 17:30 – LSW meetup at RFD (810 Seventh St NW)
  • 21:00 – IT Division Mystery Night

Monday, June 15

  • 9:00-13:00 – press centre
  • 13:30 – SLA Unconference Session #2 (TWEET-UP!)
  • 15:00-17:00 – press centre
  • 17:30 – Canadialand reception
  • 21:00 – IT Division Sci Fi Nigh

Tuesday, June 16

  • 9:30 – SLA Unconference Session (Academic Roundtable)
  • 11:30 – IT Division Business Meeting
  • 13:30 – Academic Division Business Meeting
  • 15:00 – press centre
  • 21:00 – IT, L&M, PAM Embassy Ball

Wednesday, June 17

  • 8:30 – moderating Mashups: Future of Changing Content (Nicole Engard)
  • 10:00-13:00 – press centre
  • 14:30-17:00 – SLA 2010 Kickoff
  • evening: exploring DC

Thursday, June 18

  • exploring DC (mebbe some museums n’other cultural funthings) until my mid-afternoon flight home

Second Life at SLA 2009

amy posted this March 30th, 2009 | filed under: 2.0 fun, conference-y, presenting, Second Life | Tags: | no comments »

i’m very excited to be giving my first Click U workshop at the upcoming SLA conference in Washington, DC.

Click University — Informing Avatars: Exploring the Possibilities of Virtual Worlds
Through a hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the possibilities of virtual worlds, enter Second Life to create an avatar, and explore possibilities for their organizations. Discussions will revolve around the possibilities for organizations in virtual worlds, the pros and cons of developing a VW presence, and the importance of being aware of this technology.
Sunday, 14 June 2009 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Price: US $229 member / US $349 non-member / US $229 student member

it’s going to be a basic introduction to Second Life, and i expect it to be lots of fun (except for the start time – i hope there’s coffee!)

i hope to see you there!

(note: early bird registration closes April 3, 2009.)