ALA2008: OCLC Symposium presentation is now online

OCLC SymposiumI was a panelist at the OCLC Symposium preconference event. It was a blast – there were some great speakers, too, including:

  • keynote speaker, Michael Schrage, author of Shared Minds—The New Technologies of Collaboration and columnist for CIO and MIT’s Technology Review
  • Susan Gibbons, Associate Dean, Public Services & Collection Development, University of Rochester (NY) River Campus Libraries
  • Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran, Librarian, University of Minnesota, Rochester
  • and me…

If you missed the presentations, never fear! You can view the video version! Go to this page and choose the Mashed Up Library event (currently only viewable using Internet Explorer).

ALA2008: Library 2.0 & Children’s Services session

Getting ready to speakLynn Hahn, Youth Services Librarian at Bethel Park Public Library and I presented Library 2.0 & Children’s Services at the American Library Association’s annual conference held in Anaheim, CA. We had fun!

Here’s a link to my presentation and Lynn’s presentation (who graciously allowed me to post it to my blog).


Go Go Gadget!?! Technology, Trends, and Children’s Services at CLA2008

Walking around VancouverI presented Go Go Gadget!?! Technology, Trends, and Children’s Services at the Canadian Library Association’s annual conference (link goes to the pdf version of my slides).

What a blast! Vancouver is a fun city to explore, and the people who attended my session were great – lots of good questions and interaction.

Youth, kids, teens, and 2.0 stuff – amazing area to explore. Did you know there are elementary school classes that blog? They assign one child as the “reporter of the day” – that kid takes photos and blogs the entire day’s events for that class. What a cool way to learn writing, blogging, photography, and 2.0 technology!

Managers Pay Attention – a talk at MLA2008

managers pay attention!I’ve been a bit slow to post some recent presentations (and people have been asking me to post them), so… here’s the first one.

I gave a talk in May at the Massachusetts Library Association’s annual conference titled Managers Pay Attention! Why Social Networking and Web 2.0 is Important for your Library (link goes to the pdf version of my slides). It was a fun talk (and a newer one for me, which is always fun, too).

Video on the Web Presentation

I just finished doing a SirsiDynix Institute webcast presentation, titled Video on the Web: A Primer. Always a fun time – SDI does a great job with these webcast presentations.

I said I would link to some videos on my blog, so here goes:

My own videoblog, for starters: David Lee King’s Videoblog


Arlington Heights Memorial Library:

Allen County Public Library:

Orange County Public Library:

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library:

And finally, those Video Search Engines I mentioned:

In a week or so, the webcast will be online – I’ll make sure to link to it here. enjoy!