Hi. The notes for the talk that I gave last night at Simmons Choice: Empowerment Through Information Technology [seriously] are online if you’d like to see them.
I’m polishing my Simmons talk today. I give a few types of talks regularly, but the talks are never the same. They can be loosely grouped as follows:
- new technologies/ten tech tips for libraries
- the information poor/digital divide and technology in libraries
- social responsibiltiy and technology in libraries
Astute readers will recognize that, at their core, these talks all cover the same three topics with different weight given to each topic each time. Put another way they’re
- TECHNOLOGY, politics, libraries
- technology, politics, LIBRARIES
- technology, POLITICS, libraries
I like giving talks, and I’m happy that I now have the time to really do it right. If you’d like me to come talk to your library, your library association or your group of library fans, read my faq and drop me a line.
I had a really nice large audience for my talk today at NJLA. We had some lively discussion in the informal tech talk afterwards and I learned some things myself. Here is the link to my talk from today: Ten Tech Tools for Librarians: making technology work for your library not vice versa
I had a great time speaking at Marlboro College and meeting the librarians, students and other folks that came out for the evening. What a nice bunch of happy engaging people! The slides for my talk Librarian Eye for the Tech Buy: thinking about technology and libraries and Vermont all at once are online [HTML format, whee!]. They’re pretty similar to the slides for my UNC talk but, not suprisingly, the talk was a lot different. I’m heading down to New Jersey to give a Ten Tech Tips type talk.