I'm finally making it to Internet Librarian! This conference has been on my must-see list since I became a librarian and, finally, I'm going to get there. Just because I'm super excited and I leave for Monterey in only 100 hours or so, I want to give a run-down of the workshops I plan on attending while there:
*Library Camp Monterey @ Monterey Public Library
*Technology Strategy Planning
*Technology Grants for Libraries
* Digital Library Landscape
* Digitizing in Action
Both of these workshops ought to be helpful now that SPL's Sacramento Room is in the very early stages of a digitization project.
* Micro Interactions, Conversation, & Customers
This will be my first presentation by David Lee King so I'm looking forward to that! With SPL really trying to engage our customers in this fashion, I hope to get some great ideas in this workshop. On a side note, while looking up the URL to King's blog, I just noticed how much my blog photo looks like his. That's kind of weird.
* 2.0 Too: Web Services for Underfunded Libraries
* Marketing Digital Collections
Even though this will be the fifth workshop of the day (that's a lot!), this should be really helpful as I try to make accessible our newly digitized materials.
* Dreaming, Designing, & Using Mobile Library Platforms
SPL recently launched our first iteration of our mobile site based, in part, on the Skokie Library mobile site. Skokie's R. Toby Greenwalt will be at this session and I'm looking forward to what he has to say.
* Putting Your Library on a Mobile Phone
One of the presenters at this workshop is Greg Carpenter of Boopsie. We are looking at Boopsie as a potential resource for our mobile catalog so I'm very interested in attending this workshop.
* Mobile Marketing
Now that we've launched our mobile site, I've been thinking a lot about how to both market the new site and use the site to market to new audiences. Hopefully I'll learn a little about both topics here.
* Every Library Should Have a Sandbox to Play In
SPL's recent 27 Things program demonstrated that our staff is interested in trying new things. I'm hoping to get some ideas about how to institutionalize our organizational learning here.
* Persuasion, Influence & Innovative Ideas
Piggybacking of the previous workshop, new ideas often meet with a lot of opposition and I'd like to learn how to better deal with that in this workshop.
* 23 Things for Communities
I've already decided that SPL *really* needs to host a public version of the 23 Things so I am *really* excited to see this topic as an option. And I'm looking forward to seeing the Librarian By Day present, too.
I'll be blogging about much of what I see and hear at the conference so, if you're interested, come back and see how the conference goes.