David’s Video of ALA2008

Some of you probably saw me wandering around ALA2008 with a Flip video camera… well, here’s why: ALA let me borrow one of their cameras! Daniel Kraus, the guy behind most of the videos on AL Focus (a cool blog from ALA) lent me one of their Flip cameras, and asked me to fill it with video of the conference. So I did – then mailed it back to Daniel, who miraculously edited my video mess into a pretty cool video snippet of the conference.

Check out the video (originally posted at AL Focus):

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).


Come Say Hi at ALA 2008

I’m gearing up for ALA 2008 in Anaheim CA next week! Wow, that’s coming up fast. I’ll be there the whole time, and giving three presentations. Here’s when I’m speaking:

  • Friday, June 27 – OCLC Symposium: The Mashed-Up Library. I’m talking about mashing up websites, etc.
  • Saturday, June 28 – LITA BIGWIG Social Software Showcase. The presentation is done (you can go listen now), but the discussion at the Showcase will be a blast – come join in the fun at my table or the others!
  • Sunday, June 29 – Library 2.0 and Children’s Services

So feel free to come listen and say hi after – or just stop me in the hall and say hi! Either/both is cool.

BIGWIG’s Social Software Showcase Presentation at ALA2008

I am one of the presenters/conversation starters at BIGWIG’s Social Software Showcase at ALA2008. What is the Social Software Showcase, you ask? From the website: “The general idea for the BIGWIG Showcase is to highlight up-to-date technological innovations for libraries, while giving as broad an access as possible to the content and the presenters.”

So – I’ve created a screencast. Here’s what you  do – watch/listen to my presentation, and then you have a few different options:

  • Come sit at my table during the actual Showcase, and we’ll chat! Show up on Saturday, June 28th at the ALA Annual Convention in the Marriott Anaheim Gold Key Rooms I-III from 1:30-3:30pm.
  • Comment now on this blog post (comment box found below)!
  • Comment on the Blip.tv version!
  • Comment on the YouTube version!

Here’s my presentation:

Description: Engaging your library’s local community is NOT an easy task. Engaging your library’s local DIGITAL community is even harder. This presentation introduces the concept of the experience economy and mashes that up with digital community participation and engagement. What’s that get you? A headache! No, wait… that’s the wrong answer. It REALLY gets you … Community Experience, aka the Conversation Economy.

So watch/listen to my presentation (if the version above is too small for you, go here for a 640X480 version)… and then come experience the conversation economy in action at my table at BIGWIG’s Social Software Showcase! Hope to see you there!