[TL-Directors] Library Technology Futures Worshops Information
darci.hanning at state.or.us
Mon Aug 14 11:53:39 PDT 2006
Dear Tribal Library Directors,
Below is the complete information on the Library Technology Futures workshops being offered around the state in September. This information can also be found at our website: http://oregon.gov/OSL/LD/technology/training/stayconntrain.shtml
Please note that the La Grande workshop site has moved to the new La Grande Public Library building!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Val Vogt (503-378-2525 or val.t.vogt at state.or.us) or myself (503-378-2527 or darci.hanning at state.or.us).
LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY FUTURES WORKSHOPS
The Oregon State Library and Oregon Library Association are pleased to present a day-long workshop in four locations around the state that will provide library staff with the most up to date information available on emerging library technology and new technology trends for libraries. Joe Ford, an experienced library consultant and educator from Olympia, Washington, will conduct the workshops that will examine the technologies, the services they provide and support, and planning, preparation, and timing issues.
Locations and Dates
* September 19, Salem (Oregon State Library)
* September 20, Roseburg (Douglas County Library)
* September 22, Bend (Deschutes Public Library, Administration Building)
* September 25, La Grande (La Grande Public Library)
All workshops will begin at 8:30am and end at 4:30pm with approximately 45 minutes for lunch.
This course is a fast-paced 7-hour presentation conducted using MS PowerPoint, paper handouts, and supporting material. The course presentation and materials will be prepared no more than three weeks prior to the presentation, ensuring absolutely up-to-the-minute information on current, emerging, and future technologies.
Part 1: Emerging Library Technologies -- What's Hot and Available Now (morning session): Discussion of current and emerging trends in library technology, including Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Automated Materials Handling (AMH), e-commerce, NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol, new Integrated Library System (ILS) functions, and self-service features. All these products are in some state of availability at this time, and all are gaining ground in libraries as we move to reduce costs and improve services.
Public libraries will adopt some or most these technologies over the next 5 years, and need to be prepared to budget for them, purchase them, and then implement and manage them.
Part 2: New Technology Trends -- Potential Library Impacts (afternoon session): Discussion of technology trends such as Web Services, Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Really Simple Syndication (RSS), WiMax, Mobile Services and other emerging technology trends that are likely to impact libraries in the future. We will examine these technologies, the services and support they will provide, and planning, preparation, and timing issues.
Library managers, technical support staff, and anyone interested in preparing for the next round(s) of library information technologies.
Joe Ford is a library information technology consultant with 25 years of experience in operating, advising on, and configuring automation and networks for libraries. Since 1989, he has been the president and chief consultant of his own library technology consulting firm. His clients include public, academic, school and special libraries.
Joe Ford's work focuses on practical, mainstream technology for libraries, with a particular emphasis on cost effective decisions. He has delivered many well received workshops on a variety of practical topics in library technology.
The workshops are funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation "Staying Connected" grant. Priority registration will be given to public and tribal library staff until August 28, after which time open seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis for staff from public, academic and school libraries. NOTE: attendees from public libraries will be required to fill out a brief workshop feedback survey before the end of the workshop.
Please note: Non-public library staff will need to provide their own lunch (brown bag) or pay on-site for lunch. CHECKS ONLY will be accepted, NO CASH. Cost is not expected to be more than $12.50.
NO SHOWS from non-public libraries will be billed for the cost of lunch.
FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE is SEPTEMBER 7TH.
E-mail Val Vogt (val.t.vogt at state.or.us) and include your name, library name, and which workshop you would like to attend. Confirmations will be sent via email shortly after receipt of e-mail registration.
Technology Development Consultant
Library Development Services
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
darci.hanning at state.or.us
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