The California Library Association's 2011 annual conference is now a thing of the past. From Infopeople's perspective it was a good conference: a fair number of people came by the booth and a good number of those took part in our scavenger hunt (special thanks to Heather Teysko of Califa for gathering all of the great vendor prizes -- and for those of you who weren't there to pick up your prizes, they will be in the mail shortly). Infopeople won an award as Vendor of the Year, which was cool.
All the peeps at Infopeople are in major gearing up mode for the upcoming 2011 California Library Association's annual conference that kicks off this Friday, Nov 11 in Pasadena. I'm not going to give all the surprises away, but I will say that there will be a photo opportunity at the Infopeople booth and it will be unique! The Tech Petting Zoo also will be present, featuring ebook readers and tablet computers. Oh, and there will be a scavenger hunt like last year with some awesome raffle prizes.
In this edition of Thinking Out Loud, George and Joan take a look at IT in libraries - more specifically, about the relationship between library culture and IT culture. What do libraries look for when hiring IT people? What sorts of skills are needed? What might be reasonable expectations for libraries to have?
In this podcast, after months of reporting on the fall of book reviewing, Infopeople’s book maven Michael Cart finds cause for celebration in two new endeavors that promise to actually expand book cove rage.
George & Joan just finished presenting a very thought-provoking webinar on Libraries in a Post-Print World (the archive is available now). There waas more chat than any of us could keep up with during the webinar. We've added a link to a transcript of the text chat for those who would like to read through it. But we also think that there is more than enough content for a follow-up something. Another webinar? An online course?