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The First InfoTubey Award Ceremony

A new innovation at CIL–the InfoTubey Awards!  They are given to libraries which used YouTube to market their library or its services or enhance the standing of the library in the community.  Tonight’s award ceremony was a gala affair, with lots of laughs and a look at the winning videos.

The distinguished panel of judges included (L-R) Aaron Schmidt (North Plains Public Library), Kathy Dempsey (Information Today), Darlene Fichter (University of Saskatchewan), Bill Spence (ITI, Chair of the Judging Panel), Rebecca Jones (Dysart & Jones Associates), and Marshall Breeding (Vanderbilt University).  Alson on the panel but unable to attend were D. Scott Brandt (Purdue University), and Stephen Abram (Sirsi-Dynix).

Here is the award given to each recipient.

The award winners are (Click on the name of the library to see its winning entry):

Click here to see the complete slide presentation at the award ceremony.

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today and CIL 2007 Blog Coordinator

Book Signings in the Exhibit Hall

The Information Today booth featured book signings by authors of books recently published by ITI.  Shown here are (seated, L-R) Meredith Farkas with her book Social Software in Libraries, Laura Savastinuk and Michael Casey with their book Library 2.0, and (standing, rear) Rachel Singer Gordon, author of The NextGen Librarian’s Survival Guide and several other books.


Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today and CIL 2007 Blog Coordinator

Help for Dealing With Conference Frustrations

Attending–and organizing–a conference like CIL 2007, with its myriad of details, calls for lots of fortitude and stamina.  But there are sometimes when the frustrations just seem overwhelming.  There have been reports of raised voices (by persons who shall remain nameless), and there have been crowded rooms and hallways, lines to stand in, decisions about which of several concurrent sessions to attend, computer and network problems, and more. 

It’s nothing serious and out of the ordinary.  But never fear–help is at hand!  The hotel staff has thoughtfully provided a selection of teas for every situation.

Are you frustrated and overwhelmed?  Try this.

Or are you at the point of exhaustion?  Maybe this would be appropriate.


Keeping Tabs on CIL2007

Lots of ways to check on what’s happening at Computers in Libraries 2007
at the Crystal City Hyatt in Arlington VA.  Information Today staff are covering the show here. 

Subscribe to feeds, view photos and sketches and blog posts:

* Madkinkbeard’s sketches of CIL speakers
* Flickr conference photos
* LibWorm search: +(CIL2007 “computers in libraries”)
Feed for this search  (LibWorm feed harvester & library blog search engine)
* CiL OPML file  (importable list of RSS feeds of conference bloggers)
* the conference twitter feed
Jane Dysart, Conference Program Chair