Blog Salon – It’s On!

The last Blog Salon, hosted by OCLC and the lovely bloggers at It’s All Good, are doing it again for Midwinter. By far, this was the coolest thing I did at ALA and I would not miss a repeat for the world.

Hopefully this time I will not be such a spazz (I am an experienced librarian now. With wisdom! And grace!) and will be able to conduct myself without cornering people. Maybe.

Seriously though, every conference I go to has included some sort of blog get together and they are always the highlight of the trip. Why? Because we sit around and talk, really talk, about libraries, technology, and the endless possibilities.

–Jane, “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”

HigherEd BlogCon – Coming Soon

I am working on a great new project with Meredith Farkas called HigherEd BlogCon, a conference to be held all online, which will examine the uses and effects of technology on higher education. At this moment, the wiki (which the link above takes you to) is our planning area and general work in progress.

Meredith and I will be working on the Library and Information Resources Section, but other areas include faculty blogging, web sites and web development, student life, PR marketing and development, and teaching. The call for papers and presenters will go out soon, so keep your eyes and ears open. I love two things about this project:

  1. I think it is a good thing (and about time) that multiple people from different backgrounds and campus situations, sit down and talk about how technology is effecting how we educate our society.
  2. It is fabulous that we are using the technology to talk about the technology! We are planning on a wiki and the conference will be on a blog. That is just cool.

If you want more information, you can visit our planning site or Meredith’s post about the conference. Suggestions and discussion are welcome.

–Jane, hears the Coors Lite “wingman” commercial song in my head now