HLA06 – Hawaii Library Association

I gave two talks yesterday at the Hawaii Library Association Conference which were variants of other talks. HLA likes to keep the interest level up and so all the time slots were short. I gave one 45 minute talk and one that was an hour, both of which were seriously shortened from their original lengths. I felt like I really had to distill them down and this may have made them better. Here they are.

The second talk is quick becoming a favorite of mine since it’s a niche that’s not discussed too often at conferences and it’s full of practical information. I also sat on a Dead/Emerging technologies panel with Aaron, Wesley Fryer, Marshall Breeding and Victor Edmonds. It was a pretty meta panel — Aaron and Wes were both taking and posting pictures during the talk and I was responding to blog posts from someone in the audience who turned out to be Dr. Drew, a library professor at UH. He gave us a great recommendation for a good place to go to dinner, complete with bellydancer.

I’m on my way to coconut waffles. Check out the HLA06 tag on Flickr and Technorati for much much more.

2 Responses to “HLA06 – Hawaii Library Association”

  1. Dr Drew Says:

    It was a pleasure to meet you. Great panel. Sorry I missed your other session. Have a good return trip!

    You had some great weather to walk around and sample local places. Did you make it to nombei?

  2. Alan Stewart Says:

    Jessamyn, I found the link to your talk while searching for information about right-clicking and security for library PCs. I’ve also read your Webjunction article on the topic of evaluating the trade-offs between security and functionality on public PCs.

    Could you point me in the direction of a more detailed discussion of right-click — what the serious risks actually are, specifically (beyond the general “users may change your settings”) — and what the options are for libraries who want to keep their public PCs basicallly secure but think that a complete lockdown of right-clicking must be overkill?

    Thanks for any help,

    Alan Stewart