Recent Events

Redesigning Libraries Panel

Reimagining Libraries: Open Ecosystems: The Wednesday Evening Session

Marshall Breeding, long-time attendee at CIL (he has been to all 32 of them!) moderated the Wednesday evening session on Redesigning Libraries: Open Ecosystems. The panelists were Michael Winkler, Open Library Environmennt; Jane Burpee, Coordinator, Data Curation and Scholarly Communications, McGill University; and Jack Ammerman, Boston University. A video of a presentation by Erik Boekesteijn, […]

KABIS Book Scanner

A Fascinating Exhibit

When I was visiting the exhibit hall today, I saw a KABIS Production Book Scanner in operation being sold by Ristech Digitization Solutions.  I was impressed at how quickly the image appeared on the computer after the pages were scanned. It was fascinating–and mesmerizing! Here is a brief video.

Ralph Bingham and Jomathan Amey

Crowdfunding a Library Makerspace

Ralph Bingham, Head, Reference and Digital Services, and Jonathan Amey, Youth Services Librarian, Gloucester County Library System (GCLS), presented an excellent description (including many practical tips) of how they conducted a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for a makerspace. Gloucester Library is part of a county library system in southern New Jersey which has 5 branches […]

Nancy Herther

Crowdfunding Tips and Tools

Nancy Herther, Librarian at the University of Minnesota, presented a overview of how libraries and researchers are using crowdfunding to raise funds. Crowdfunding is a new tool available to us; we are in a new era of philanthropy. Collaboration is occurring everywhere, and we are crowdsharing to develop a new sense of community. (A 12-page […]

Social Media Voice Panel

Finding Your Social Media Voice

This session was a conversation among the panelists: Kirsten Mentzer, Technology Specialist, Northern Virginia Community College, Meghan Kowalski, Head, Preservation, Catholic University of America, Alex Zealand, Web Editor and New Media Developer, Arlington Public Library, and Lennea Bower, Manager, Virtual Services, Montgomery County, MD Public Libraries. If you are trying to figure out how to […]

Analyzing Content Panel

Analyzing Collections for Decision Making

Being Lean But Not Mean: Weeding Print Collections to Improve Services Lutgarda Barnachea, Assessment Coordinator, University of Maryland Libraries, described a comprehensive analysis of library collections at the University of Maryland. The goals were to reduce the footprint of the print collection and improve services to the community. They wanted the project to go as quickly […]