ALA Blogging Fun

I have been working with LITA to get their blog up and running. Actually, I just fetch the coffee, but someone has to remember if BIGWIGs like sugar or cream. My very close friend, Michelle Boule, is scheduling all the hapless souls that have decided to help us launch the blog. If you are going to ALA and want to try your hand at writing to the world, zing her an email with the name of the session you would like to cover, your email, and a cell or contact number in Chicago (if you have one). Duplicates are a okay as LITA would like as much coverage as possible. We will have info sheets on wifi in Chicago and how this blog thing works soon. You will find a list of programs we are trying to cover below. I will put up my schedule sometime today or tomorrow depending on time.

It looks like most of the bloggers will be getting together for at least two events:

LITA Happy Hour, Friday, June 24th from 5-7 pm at the Hyatt Regency’s Big Bar on 151 E. Whacker Drive (I shall refrain from making the obvious joke)

OCLC Blogger reception, Sunday, June 26th at 5:30 pm at the OCLC Blue Suite in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. More information and RSVP contacts here.

–Jane, blogs, blogs, blogs

Fri, June 24
8am-5pm
LITA: Implementing and Integrating Shibboleth
8am-12:30pm
LITA: Developing a Culture of Assessment in Library Information Technology Services
1pm-5pm
LITA: Introduction to Web Services
1:30pm-4:40pm
OCLC: Mining the Long Tail: Libraries, Amazoogle, and Infinite Availability

Sat, June 25
8:30am-10am
RUSA-MARS: Do You Trust Your IT Staff? Do They Trust You?…
8:30am-12pm
LITA: Access, Preservation, and Interchange: Digital Imaging with JPEG 2000
8:30am-12pm
LITA: Radio Frequency Identification Technology in Libraries: Meeting with RFID Experts
8:30am-12pm
LITA: Searching Digital Resources: How Do People Search? How Do We Know…
10:30am-12pm
ALA-LRRT: Innovations in Service at the Seattle Public Library: Connecting Research…
1:30pm-3:30pm
LITA: Implementing a Federated Search Tool
1:30pm-3:30pm
LITA: Science Fiction: The Literature of Ideas
1:30pm-3:30pm
LITA: Project Shibboleth: Issues and Answers
1:30pm-3:30pm
RUSA-RSS: New Reference Research: 11th Annual Reference Research Forum

Sun, June 26
8:30am-12pm
LITA: To Save or Not to Save? Strategies for Protecting Patron Information Revisited
10:30am-12pm
LITA: Greenstone Digital Libraries: Installation to Production
10:30am-12pm
RUSA-MARS: E-Conference Services: What Are Our Users Telling Us?
1:30pm-3:30pm
OITP/OIF/ Technology and Access: Tiny Trackers” Protecting Privacy in and RFID World
1:30pm-3:30pm
LITA: Top Technology Trends – An Ongoing Discussion with Library Technology Experts
1:30pm-3:30pm
LITA: XML and Authority Control
1:30pm-3:30pm
RUSA: Reference Interactions in the Digital Age: Revising the RUSA Behavioral Guidelines
1:30pm-3:30pm
ALCTS: Print in the Post Electronic World: When Just in Case Becomes Just in Time
1:30pm-3:30pm
ACRL-ULS: Pat to Play: Debating Models for Scholarly Publishing
4pm-5pm
LITA Pres. Prog.: Digital Searching to Digital Reading: Helping Users in an Online World

Mon, June 27
8:30am-12pm
LITA: Policies and Practices of Instructional Repositories
1:30pm-3:30pm
LITA: Google and Libraries: What’s in Store for Google Print and Google Scholar
1:30pm-5:30pm
LITA: MODS, MARC, and Metadata Interoperability
1:30pm-3:30pm
RUSA: Googling the Better Mousetrap: Cyber Resources on the Front lines of Reference
1:30pm-5:30pm
ACRL: Time for a Reality Check: Academic Librarians in a TiVo-lutionary Age

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