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What I Learned at CIL2011

   Posted on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

I had a great time at the Computers in Libraries 2011 conference last week – I met nice and smart people, attended good sessions (read my notes), learned a lot, and hopefully helped a few people by giving a workshop with Nicole Engard. After a week of digesting, I wanted to share the three main […]


CIL2011: Cool Tools – Measuring, Visualizing, and Analyzing What Libraries Do

   Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Darlene Fichter, Research Services Librarian, University of Saskatchewan Jeff Wisniewski, Web Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh Michael DeMars, California State University–Fullerton   Darlene – Counting is easy, knowing is hard We must looks for signs of success, and places where we’re falling down. Good tools for detailed information: Type in your library’s name, and it […]


CIL2011: Usability Express – Recipe for Libraries

   Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Bohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian, & Marissa Ball, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Florida International University   Why Usability? Good information cannot make up for bad design Give people what they want, not what you want: http://www.xkcd.com/773 Users don’t… read content on a website want to learn how to use their website visit your site every day […]


CIL2011: Mobile Landscape and Location

   Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on CIL2011: Mobile Landscape and Location

Joe Murphy, Science Librarian, Coordinator of Instruction & Technology, Yale University Chanitra Bishop, Instruction & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Indiana University Jason Clark, Head, Digital Access & Web Services, Montana State University   Foursquare and Libraries – Chanitra Bishop Location-based mobile apps use your device’s GPS data to locate information about what is going on around […]


CIL2011: Ebook Update and Outlook

   Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 in Uncategorized | 12 Comments »

MODERATOR: Dick Kaser, VP Content, Information Today, Inc. Leslie Lees, VP of Content Development, ebrary Ken Breen, Director, eBook Products, EBSCO Publishing Rick Rosy, VP & General Manager, Library Services, Ingram Content Group, Inc. Ebook publishers talk about the ebook models available from their companies – here are a few points I took away: NetLibrary […]


CIL2011: Innovative Marketing Tools and Strategies

   Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on CIL2011: Innovative Marketing Tools and Strategies

Stacy Bruss & Nancy Allmang, Reference Librarians, NIST To help publicize the library and our services, we decided to create podcasts and dynamic presentations.   Creating Podcasts Our first attempt was an audio podcast, with a voiceover reading a script using rotating images to provide a visual, saved in mpg4 format. Had trouble finding license-free […]