Welcome to the presentations archive! Here are resources from some presentations (keeping up with posting these is difficult! :0):
Fighting the good fight for #rural broadband at #txla18 Texas Library Association 2018) with Luci Wedeking and Henry Stokes!
Talking Tech Trends and Privacy at DPLA Fest 2016
What does the future hold for technology in libraries? I had the honor of joining two smart, passionate people-you-should-know at Digital Public Library of America‘s DPLAfest at the Library of Congress in Washington DC during the spring of 2016 to discuss the possibilities.
DPLA’s page on the session, including a transcript, is here.
Speaker Biography: Alison Macrina is a librarian, privacy activist, and the founder and director of the Library Freedom Project, an initiative which aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries by teaching librarians and their local communities about surveillance threats, privacy rights and law, and privacy-protecting technology tools to help safeguard digital freedoms.
Thanks to Jamie Hollier, DPLA Board Member and President of Anneal, Inc. for organizing this excellent panel.
LITA Top Tech Trends panel 2015 (ALA San Francisco)
Library journal did a really nice job covering this panel presentation.
Rethinking Privacy at the LITA Top Tech Trends Panel
San Francisco Deets (scroll to bottom for Tech Trends Panel info)
ALA Takeaways (please scroll down)
Librarians Take SXSW By Storm!
Program Description: The involvement of libraries, archives and museums at one of the biggest tech conferences in the world reached a fever pitch in 2014. A number of organizations and partners (including ALA, PLA, DPLA, ER&L, the Harvard Library Test Kitchen, EveryLibrary, library vendors and others) have organized under the banner of #sxswLAM (Libraries, Archives & Museums) to connect with the technology and creative community at the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin TX. From presenting at the conference (getting in is no small feat) to hosting houses (#ideadrop house), purchasing booth space in the vendor hall, and hitting the streets with one-to-one guerrilla advocacy libraries are getting noticed. Come to this session to learn about this growing presence and how you can get involved!
Slides – ALA Conference, July 2015
Slides – Internet Librarian Conference, October 2014
Make Your Own Makerspace (webinar for Demco on 4/24/2014):
Program Description: In this Demco sponsored webcast, Library Technology Consultant, Carson Block, from Carson Block Consulting Inc. joins Demco’s Director of Library Markets, Janet Nelson to discuss what makerspaces are all about. As the maker movement has become more popular, the term “makerspace” has become a buzzword in libraries, but not everyone understands what they are. Are they high tech, low tech or no tech? Do they need a lot of room? Are they noisy and messy? And what role do partners play? This fun webinar will introduce you to the makerspace movement and provide tips on how you can create a makerspace in your own library — even if you’re tight on space!
During this webinar, participants will:
- Learn what makerspaces are
- Develop an understanding around the different types of makerspaces
- Learn about the spaces needed for a makerspace
- Understand the role of partners
- Gain inspiration for creating your own makerspace
SXSW 2012 and Ignite:
Having clear goals is powerful — sometimes in ways we cannot imagine. I had hoped to reach one new, non-library person at the South by Southwest Interactive conference. That one person happens to write for Time Magazine!
There’s no need for me to introduce the piece — Harry McCracken captured everything, perfectly:
The session was great — 50 folks attended in a room set up for about 330. At SXSW, where the competition for attendance is intense, I was thrilled to have 50 people attend a session about library advocacy!
Want to see the slides? Head over to the Resources page!
**New 4/2/2012** A podcast of the talk is available here. Yowsa!
**New 5/16/2012** Library Journal has a nice article about SXSW here.
**New 5/25/2012** A video from a 5-minute version (For Ignite Fort Collins) is available here.
Colorado Association of Libraries Conference – Oct 2011
Trustees & Friends Session
The New Advocacy: How to Use Social Media to Mobilize Your Community
Presented by: Aspen Walker & Carson Block Take a tour into the sometimes foreign country of Facebook, Twitter, phone apps and modern social media. Our libraries shouldn’t wait for a crisis to mobilize support and strengthen networks. We’ll show you how to speak to our next generation of library supporters in their language– apps, tweets, etc.
Public and Academic Library Partnerships: Strange Bedfellows or Peas in a Pod?
Presented by: Carson Block & Nancy Chaffin-Hunter Public and Academic Libraries are often different – but what to do when facing a common challenge? The rise of E-Books brought CSU and Poudre Libraries together for a common cause, resulting in a strong, enduring bond. Come hear what makes a partnership work – and stick!
Fail Panel: Library Technology Gone Wrong
Presented by: Nina McHale, Carson Block, Paul Betty, Monique Sendze & Aspen Walker What happens when library technology projects go wrong? Join our panelists— librarians from different types of libraries and areas of library work—as they share their tales of fail! Hear about failed projects, the ramifications of the failures, and how a phoenix was coaxed from the ashes. Group hugs provided.