Thursday, September 16, 2010

Technology in Focus at WLA Conference November 2-5 in Wisconsin Dells

Skype, Tweet, "like," IM chat, geocoding, Web 2.0 and 3.0, social
network, digital this, electronic that, i-everything! New technology
continues to inform the way we think about library services and
resources and, ultimately, how we interact with our public. Each year,
new tools are available that inspire change within our work and work

The Wisconsin Library Association 2010 Conference presents a variety of
sessions that we hope will demystify some of this technology and provide
suggestions for incorporating it into your library mission! Below are
just a few events that we hope are of interest to you.

-Can You Hear Me Now? Shhhh!: Mobile Devices in the Library
-Digital (and Free!) Tools in Your Library
-McGyver Library vs Have You Heard About: Showdown of the
LibraryTechnology Titans
-Vocera - Instant Voice Communication

-The Future of Libraries and EBooks
-Learning the Latest Technology @ the Library
-Skype-Based Reference:  A Study and a Pilot Project
-Making the Connection: Online, Email and IM Reference Services in
Wisconsin Public and Academic Libraries

FRIDAY (11/5)
-The Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin: A Digital Archive of Historic
Aerial Photographs
-Social Tagging in the Library: User-Generated Content, Folksonomies,
and the Library Catalog
-Managing Your Online Identity

Check out the WLA 2010 Conference Web site for the full program schedule and registration form.

The 2010 Wisconsin Library Association conference will be held November
2-5 at the Kalahari Resort, in Wisconsin Dells. We hope to see you there!
--Vicki Tobias, Publicity Chair, WLA Conference Committee

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