Computers In Libraries 2008 is my first conference in Library world and I am really enjoying myself and learning a lot. There is a lot of great discussion and the audience here is keen on trying new things. It is a great view for someone who has experienced the world of Libraries from a patron perspective in the past.
Over the years as a product manager I have attended, worked booth duty, or presented at a large number of industry tradeshows/conferences in the software industry. I have always had a fun time seeing how others get their message out to the audience. Some do it quite well while others get lost in the gimmickry of having card tricks, song and dance, or skits. (more…)
Yesterday I presented with Rebecca Ranallo Kahl from Cuyahoga County Public Library on Staff Training: High Tech and High Touch. Noticing our 4:15 slot on the schedule right before the cocktail reception in the exhibit area both of us were concerned that we might have a sparse turn out for our presentation. We surveyed our room where we were presenting and it was big, meant for about ~200 people….
Well our fears didn’t come true, we had a very large crowd with few empty seats, and the turnout was FANTASTIC! (more…)
I am excited to be presenting and attending Computers in Libraries 2008 in Arlington, VA next week April 7-9. This will be my first conference while working at WebJunction and I am looking forward to the conference sessions and meeting others. I will be presenting on Monday April 7 at 4:15 PM on Library Staff Training: High Tech and High Touch with Rebecca Ranallo Kahl of Cuyahoga County Public Library.
In addition to my presentation I am excited to see what Libraries are doing around Learning as well as innovation and integration with new technologies in both the sessions and exhibits. A number of WebJunction and OCLC staff will be joining me at CIL, with Michael (Libraryman) Porter also presenting.
We hope to see you there.