Conferences, Gaming Presentations, IL2007, Meet Ups

Games, Presentations, Info, Pictures and Friends: mid-IL2007

By libraryman | October 29th, 2007 | 4 Comments

Oh Internet Librarian, you are the best! Actually the people that are here and the things they are doing and talking about are the best (and let’s face it, Monterey doesn’t hurt either). For the majority of folks reading this though, Monterey is a long way off. Happily we’re trying to share the experience of being here this year as best we can. Along those lines, some pretty spiffy photos have started to show up already (check the WebJunction flickr photo stream or do search on flickr for the tag IL2007 to see more). Here are a couple WJ related shots that might be fun to take a peek at:

Last night Jenny Levine, Aaron Schmidt, and myself (Michael Porter) co-hosted an open gaming event/flickr and/or twitter meet-up, which was a total blast. It felt great to be able to say: “this even brought to you in partnership with ALA, WebJunction and ITI“. Collaboration abounds! As does some gaming night competition. Here are the two Guitar Hero competition winners David Free and Michael Sauers proudly standing in the project’s glare with their fabulous prizes:
Gaming Event Champs
*Just a side note, this event was held right after Jenny and Aaron’s “Gaming in Libraries” pre-conference which was SO worth the time and money. Gamer and non-gamer librarian alike are encouraged to seek out this type of content and these two speakers in particular to understand the importance and value of gaming in Libraryland. The connections are surprising and VERY real. Thanks Jenny and Aaron for your excellent work!*

But that was yesterday. Today the morning started off for Chrystie and I in a pretty public way as we gave this presentation together:
Blending In -IL2007 Presentation Intro Slide

Here is a shot of the audience (can anybody spot themselves in this pic?):
Audience for our IL2007 Presentation

Here is Chrystie in action during the presentation:
Chrystie Hill Presenting @ IL2007

While those are fine shots, in my mind there is already stiff competition for fave IL2007 photo between these to pics:

Jennifer posting the home page photo.

WebJunction Staff @ Internet Librarian 2007

What’s your vote?

For now, it’s back to the conference sessions and the wonderful people here at this years’ Internet Librarian conference. I’ll look for you here or online!