Computers where? Computers IN LIBRARIES!

Hi. This is just to say I’ll be at Computers in Libraries next week. I’ll be giving a little talk called Pimp My Firefox, only the name is slightly different in the program. It’s about making Firefox do your bidding and how to customize it for various types of library staff and users. I think it will be fun. However, I am speaking at the same time as Meredith: 11:15 on Monday, April 16th. So, if you have to make a tough choice, I will not feel bad if you go see her talk. I am just sorry that I can not see her talk.

Also, I am planning my trip to DC. I may drive from Vermont. If there is someone that could benefit from a ride down on Sunday sometime, please let me know. I will be staying in DC for the week, so this is likely a one-way-only offer. Alternately if there is someone in the Northern New England area who is already driving, I would be happy to pay for gas to not have to drive.

One more logistical note: I am staying at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City on Sunday night. The CiL crew is putting me up since I am speaking. However, they are not putting me up the next night and the hotel is totally booked, so I either have to find alternate accomodations or move on and miss some of Tuesday’s activities. I have many options in DC and Maryland and would not be heartbroken to have to move on early. However, if anyone out there has a room with space Monday night, I would chip in a pint of maple syrup (and whatever else you’d like, up to and including cash) and regale you with stories of small town librarianship for a chance to stay through Tuesday. I added my name to the CiL Roomshare page, we’ll see what turns up. I seem to be all set for this part, thanks for the notes everyone.

From DC, I’ll be taking a quick detour to Dodge City, Kansas to be giving a talk about “the whole 2.0 thing” which I am looking forward to a great deal. I’ll be a little distracted at CiL, but if you see me running around, please do say hello.

4 thoughts on “Computers where? Computers IN LIBRARIES!

  1. im excited for you to have the talk so that you can put it on the site in powerpoint form, so that i can learn something. i hope you aren’t too busy to swim!

  2. Jessamyn,

    I am coming from Australia on a study tour and will be at CIL. (Sorry I missed you in Melbourne, but heard all the news from Kathryn, CW and Corey). Unfortunately my reservation details don’t tell me if I have a double room (its says single or double…), but if it is a double, I would be honoured to share.

  3. Hey – I don’t think we ever met but I’m a friend of Rick and Sarah Scully’s and live very close to Crystal City. If you get in a bind and don’t mind an inflatable mattress (but with private bath!) you’re welcome to stay here at our house. I can’t go to the conference this year as I’m co-chair of the steering committee for artomatic (a 400+ artist arts event that starts on the 13th in crystal city, if you get bored at the conference :-) and may be insane by then – but can certainly get you to crystal city, etc. Drop me a line if you need and I can give you a cellphone #.


  4. I’d like to echo lyra and express a desire to see some slides or notes on your presentation; it sounds like it will be a good one. I’m in the UK and can’t quite make it to CiL 2007. Many thanks!

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