Looking for a way to learn more about using open source tools in your library? Sure, we all are. Have I got a program for you...
One committees I'm on is the Information Technology Section of the New England Library Association. In addition to going to the meetings and sponsoring sessions at NELA's annual conference, we're also planning the NELA-ITS Spring Program, called "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Open Source."
This program is being held Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden, in Boylston, MA. I'm looking forward to going, both for the program itself and because I've heard Tower Hill is a great place to spend a nice day outside.
More about the program:
|9:30||Registration and Breakfast|
|10:00||Opening Session - Elizabeth Thomsen, North of Boston Library Exchange|
|11:15||Koha Open Source ILS - Joshua Ferraro, Liblime|
|1:00||Running Linux Applications in a Public Library - Randy Robertshaw, Tyngsboro Public Library|
|1:55||Flavors of Linux (Ubuntu and more!) - Wes Hamilton, Technology Coordinator, Western MA Regional Library System|
|2:40||Q & A with our panel of speakers|
Cost: NELA Members - $40 Non-members - $50
Going to various committee meetings is okay, but I really enjoy getting off the desk and out of the library to find out what other librarians are doing and how they handle the same issues I see in my own library. This program will be great for that - maybe I'll see you there.