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Veterans Day Video from the NPRC

Every day at the National Archives, we fulfill veterans’ requests for copies of their military records that document their service to our country. The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis, MO is an office of the National Archives, which has over 80 million permanent records and receives over 5,000 requests for military records every day.

In celebration of Veterans Day, we created a video that helps explain the process of applying for military records. Watch the video to learn more about this important service we offer to veterans and their families.

via AOTUS: Collector in Chief blog by @dferriero.

The Power of Twitter!

A conference program planners dream!

Yesterday one of today’s CIO keynote panel had to drop out of the Internet Librarian 2010 program. Many conference programmers would run screaming to the bar, but this calm program developer went to Twitter via @jdysart and announced that she had lost a speaker and were there any public library CIOs out there who might be willing to fill in.

I got an answer from a first time attendee at Internet Librarian, Jim Peterson, who said he was a Technology Coordinator (not a CIO, and the only member of the IT staff) for a public library in Franklin, KY. He agreed to meet me at the Information Today booth during last evenings reception and we had a great conversation. He was hired as our new panelist on the spot.

Hopefully you all got to hear how articulate and on point he was this morning. Such a good fit with Mike Ridley, CIO & Chief Librarian at the University of Guelph and Donna Scheeder, Deputy CIO, Congressional Research Service.

They did a terrific job!

Tonight at Internet Librarian – Rip Van Winkle’s Libraries in 2510

Where are libraries going, not just in 3-5 years, but in 500 years? Join our visionary panel; hear their insights then stretch your imagination to see if you can predict what info pros will be doing in 500 years, what new and exciting tools we’ll be using, programs and services we’ll be pursuing, relationships we’ll be building, and lots more.

Save time tonight — Tuesday October 26th — from 7:30 to 9:30pm to attend this event in the Conference Center.

Panelists

  • Ernie Ingles, Vice-Provost & Chief Librarian, University of Alberta
  • Erik Boekesteijn, Concept Developer and Projectmanager, Science and Innovationdepartment, Delft Public Library ShanachieTour
  • Jaap Van de Geer, Delft Public Library (The Netherlands)
  • Stephen Abram, VP, Strategic Partnerships and Markets, Gale Cengage Learning

Watch the video that inspired this event.

Ernie Ingles talks about the future of libraries.

Patricia Martin’s Opening Keynote

Internet Librarian 2010 got underway this morning with Patricia Martin, marketing expert and author of the popular book, Renaissance Generation, sharing her most current research on what we can expect from the coming cycle of re-birth.



A sought after strategist, Martin has worked with clients such as Discovery Channel, Microsoft and Target. She reveals what lies at the beating heart of the social movements forming the next wave of prosperity. Martin understands our challenges and provides solid ideas for how libraries should respond so they are reborn, not left behind. You will learn how to apply the insights to position your library as a critical asset in your community, whether it’s a town, a campus or an organization.

Dine Arounds are Open

If you are staying in the Monterey area throughout Internet Librarian 2010 be sure check out the Dine Arounds.

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.

Sign up at the Internet Librarian 2010 Dine Arounds page.

Dine Arounds at Internet Librarian

Saturday, October 23

Sunday, October 24

Monday, October 25

Tuesday, October 26

Wednesday, October 27