Keeping Up With The Conference Circuit
It really is the conference season. I just came across links to two academic library conference sites – these are regional conferences – that contain some worthwhile content. No one can get to all the conferences he or she would ideally like to attend, but with sites like these it is getting easier to find out what topics presenters are covering at these programs.
The CIC Library Conference was held on March 19 and March 20. The conference organizers have created a conference blog that contains posts about different presentations. There are some links, photos, and videos, but I didn’t see recordings from the presentations. Still, there is plenty there to give those who couldn’t attend at pretty good idea of the topics of discussion.
At Princeton University they held a one-day academic library symposium on March 15 focusing on “Technology and Library Services: Meeting Today’s Users’ Needs“. Speakers there talked about social networking, using Google Analytics, the technological continuum gap in academic libraries, and Web 2.0 practices. Audio recordings of the presentations are available on this page.
If your library or regional organization has recently sponsored or is planning to have a conference that would be of interest to academic librarians, and there is a web site where information is shared, please let us know about it.