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Have you signed up for a Dine Around yet?

Join your colleagues, fellow conference attendees, and your hosts for terrific conversation, dinner on the town, and lots of fun you won’t soon forget! Chat about the day’s events and topics of interest. Choose from a range of wonderful food and dining expeditions to great restaurants in the Monterey area. Sign up online for the excursion of your choice. (You pay for your own dinner but share a table with other IL participants.)

Lists will be maintained online, and during the conference copies will be on the bulletin boards in the registration area at the Monterey Conference Center. Groups will meet either in that area before going to the restaurant together or will meet at the restaurant. Check individual offerings for details.

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Get the Internet Librarian 2014 Advance Program

The Advance Program, Conference At-a-Glance (PDF), and Speaker List for this fall’s Internet Librarian are now available. A quick look at the track topics are shown here.

Monday, October 27, 2014

  • Track A Discovery & Search
  • Track B Web Presence
  • Track C Content Management
  • Track D Evolving Libraries
  • Track E Internet@Schools

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  • Track A Community Engagement
  • Track B User Experience (UX): User First
  • Track C Enterprise Digital Destiny
  • Track D Mobile for Libraries & Services
  • Track E Internet@Schools

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

  • Track A Innovation: Makerspace & Digital Trends
  • Track B World Ebook Forum
  • Track C Under the Hood
  • Track D Digital Academy
  • Track E Marketing, Relationships & Success

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Computers in Libraries 2014 Tweet Archive

We have archived the Tweets from Computers in Libraries 2014.   There were over 14,200 tweets in total, but the archiving tool we use does not record a full record for retweets.  To accommodate that we have included a count of retweets for each item in a column of its own.

You can download the archive here (Excel in Zip).  They are also in a public spreadsheet on Google Drive.

And for some real fun, you can play with them in a Google Fusion Table – the Fusion table is flagged as public so it will allow you to make your own copy.

The Fusion Table visualization below connects Twitter users to tweets so you can see which tweets were shared the most – and see which users did the sharing.

Session A205 – Embracing the Innovative and Nontraditional

Big Data is presenting all industries with challenges but also opportunities to successfully process and organize all this information into something meaningful and comprehensible. Hear how Szkolar’s involvement in information repository building and management provides a successful, competitive advantage. As the DigiTech database manager, she oversees the creation, management, and content curating for an internal repository of digital advertising technologies. She discusses expanding how we define librarianship as a profession (not just saying it) in order to recognize innovation and encourage contribution to data repositories and data projects outside the traditional library framework. Sommers and Goldstein discuss leaving behind everything you know (and are good at, and recognized for!) to create a new identity in the library. Technology is changing work in the NPR Library. Those who have been around the longest are also doing the most to hack new identities that include very few of the activities that defined their earlier careers. Hear how they are surviving and thriving! Hear about the process of leaving reference and cataloging to develop a new product for NPR and how an earlier career in a rock band has helped ease a late career transition. Learn how new product managers are coached to imagine, create, and succeed in new roles. Speakers touch on culture-changing techniques; innovative libraries, practices, and services; alignment with strategic priorities of their organization; creative management practices; making tough choices; and more.

Dorotea Szkolar, DigiTech Database Manager, GroupM
Hannah Sommers, Program Manager, National Public Radio
Robert Goldstein, Product Owner, National Public Radio

 

Session A202 – Implementing an Innovation Center

Innovation centers have been formed in many public and academic libraries. However, there are no known case studies to date of federal libraries creating innovation centers. The NIST Research Library has begun implementing an innovation center to provide its scientists with space, tools, and resources for innovative experimentation that they may not have available in their labs. Tools and resources include 3D printers, data visualization software and displays, and collaboration areas. Hear about their beginning steps, the challenges and opportunities faced, and current resources and services, as well as future plans. Bruss shares customer response to the innovation center and best practices learned.

Stacy Bruss, Reference Librarian, National Institute of Standards and Technology