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Monterey Harbor


Welcome to the blog for Internet Librarian 2017 (IL2017).  The conference starts tomorrow; today was devoted to Pre-conference sessions. The venue for IL2017 is the Monterey Marriott–the same as last year. As you can see from the photo below, significant progress has been made on the construction of the new Monterey Conference Center since last […]

CIL 2018 Sign

Come To CIL 2018!

CIL 2017 has ended.  It was a good conference and had lots of practical information on topics of current interest.  Be sure and mark your calendars now with the dates of CIL 2018: April 17-19, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. The Call For Papers will be available in January if you are interested […]

David Lee King, Ustadza Ely, James Rider

Rocking the Small Screen: Video and Libraries

David Lee King, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, led off this session by noting that he has been working with videos for more than 10 years. Video on the web is now easy to make and watch; it drives people to your website. People watch videos and like them. 78% of […]

Zero to Maker Speakers

Zero To Maker

This session addressed two projects in which makerspaces were created. Dominiique China and Erin Walker began by describing Makerspace Brampton in Brampton, Ontario, which launched in November 2014. The project now extends over all of the Brampton library’s 6 branches. They noted that invention literacy is the ability to read and write human-made stuff: understanding how […]

Rebecca Stavick

Do Space: Tech For Everyone

Rebecca Stavick, Executive Director of Do Space, introduced Do Space and said it has been in operation for a little over a year. It is a community technology library in Omaha, Nebraska. Its mission is to empower our community through access to technology and innovative learning experiences. It is privately funded but has partnerships with […]

Jane Dysart and Lee Rainie

Technology and Library Customers’ Needs: The Thursday Keynote

Lee Rainie, Director, Internet, Science, and Technology Research, Pew Research Center, and a frequent and popular speaker at CIL conferences, presented the final day’s keynote address: “Where technology fits with library patrons’ needs”.  The Onion regularly makes fun of Pew and puts up some parodies of its results. Click here to see Pew’s previous research […]