WebJunction's Digitization & Preservation Symposium

Tomorrow, August 25, 2010, WebJunction is hosting a two-hour symposium that will feature presentations on current trends and practical approaches to library digitization and preservation projects.

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Libraries Fostering Economic Development and Community Connections

WebJunction has a fabulous webinar series this month, Libraries and Economic Development. I truly believe that library support of local entrepreneurs and businesses through programs, services, and facilities are a fantastic way to serve our communities and vital to long-term sustainability.

Marketing with Images and Video Webinar

This morning I listened to the archived recording of Marketing with Images and Video: Engage, Inspire and Tell your Story a WebJunction webinar broadcast yesterday. It featured my good friend and engaging raconteur, Michael Porter (a.k.a. Libraryman), co-presenting with Jeff Dawson, director of Lester Public Library in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

empty pockets? go to an online conference!

Conferences are expensive to run and to attend, and those costs keep many of us at home, wishing we had the funds to travel away from our desks. But with new technologies cropping up daily, low-cost alternatives are surfacing that make learning from the experts a little easier on the pocketbook.

Competency Index

A couple of years ago I was part of a group that worked on the Kansas Core Competencies for Public Library Directors and Technology Core Competencies. Rather than pulling the competency ideas out of the air, one of the things the group did was to find as many pre-existing sets of competencies as we could. It’s the kind of thing that it makes complete sense not to reinvent.

TechSoup for Libraries: It's a Jing Thing

Earlier this week, Sharon Moreland blogged about the success the crew at the Northeast Kansas Library System has been having with Jing, a tool that allows you to capture content from a computer screen to create videos. It sounded so good that Cindi Hickey (at the State Library of Kansas) and I decided to try the tool out, too!

A Special Online Event: 23 Things Online Summit

When? Tomorrow, March 3, 11:00am - 1:00pm Pacific (Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern)

"23 Things" is a self-directed staff development learning concept centered on social collaboration tools such as blogs and wikis. During this 2 hour Summit, organizers from several successful programs around the nation will share best practices and lessons learned.

A Need for Speed: Bob Bocher on Bandwidth

In the world of library public access computing, it seems that there are two things people always wish for -- more computers and more bandwidth. Yesterday's 30-Minute webinar, a collaboration between MaintainIT and WebJunction, focused on bandwidth -- getting more and making the most of what you've got.