First Author, First Book
Join us for a continental breakfast and this traditional book event that features first time authors and novelists, including Beth Howard, Jean Zimmerman, and Howard Anderson. Learn about how they got published and their writing disciplines. A book signing follows (most books are given away free) and you may well leave with a signed first edition of tomorrow’s best selling author! Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal’s Prepub Alert, will moderate the panel.
Subjects: Foundations, Friends Groups, Trustees
Writing a Way Out: The Success of Writing Programs in Correctional Settings
Writing programs in correctional settings have produced dramatic results for those who experience them. This program will include successful inmate writers, program instructors and correctional librarians who manage or assist in the programs.
Subjects: Public Programs, Special Needs Populations
Getting Started with Cloud Computing using Amazon Web Services
Cloud computing has been gaining popularity in libraries. The session is a beginner’s guide to using Amazon web services. It is intended to provide a step-by-step, hands-on session using Amazon cloud computing services, primarily using EC2. Learners will be able to launch /stop/terminate a Linux/Windows instance, create / attach / detach new storage, make / launch instance images, securely copy/delete files, and install / remove a library application such as DSpace on the instance.
“I can do it all by myself”: Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating technologies in addressing the Do-It-Yourself mindset of library patrons
Users are increasingly self-reliant in their information seeking behavior. Where is the place for the personal interaction with librarians in this new paradigm? Join an active conversation to explore (a) What the DIY user behaviors are, (b) how libraries can respond to them in terms of new services, fiscal and personnel resources, and technologies, and (c) how to leverage technology to create online or face-to-face mediation opportunities that would be welcomed by users.
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