Thursday, November 18, 2010

Next Generation Science Librarianship

Yesterday, I went to the "Next Generation Science Librarianship Panel Presentation." It was at the NCAR facility up in Boulder. Unfortunately, I could only stay for the first hour, but was able to hear from all three speakers:
  • Dr. Jian Qin, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
  • Jamaica Jones, Special Projects Librarian, NCAR Library
  • Jack M. Maness, Assistant Professor and Director of the Engineering and Math-Physics Libraries, University of Colorado at Boulder
Some of the documents, reports and websites they mentioned were:
Happy reading!

Social Media Research on Companies

I attended this "Virtual Lunch Webinar on Social Media Research" by Scott Brown two days ago. He did a great job of talking about how to use social networking services to look up information (dig up dirt) on various companies. He used LinkedIn a bit to show how to get more information on Sports Authority, which is a Colorado Company. The presentation is archived at:

I also learned about some new databases:

Good stuff. Thanks Scott.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Brick and Click Report

I attended the 10th Annual Brick and Click Conference last week. It was at NW Missouri State University. One of my colleagues was not that impressed with the location for some reason. There was a dearth of Starbucks for her, I guess. We also "enjoyed" driving all the way through Nebraska.

The best session I went to was by Eric Jennings and Kathryn Tvaruzka of UW-Eau Claire on "Quick and Dirty Library Promotions"

    In today's economy, money for promotion of library services is at a premium. Find out how the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire's McIntyre Library has inexpensively changed the atmosphere and has broken stereotypes typically associated with the library and librarians through library promotions and activities.

Some of the best ideas included:
I also went to some other sessions such as:
Carrie and Sandra also had presentations, and I think they went pretty well.
The best part was being able to meet and chat with online and real-life friends at the pizza place when the conference was done.