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Obtaining a Librarian Job After a Long Hiatus

Tiffany and I attended our first Internet Librarian Conference a few weeks ago and we had a blast. The people we met were friendly, the presenters were innovative, and the overall vibe was one of collegial sharing in a nerdy, cool and relaxed-California way–oh, and the sea lions at the wharf made for excellent alarm clocks. We both came away with new ideas for engagement in our libraries and our communities.

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Open Source Issues and Trends at Internet Librarian 2012

At Internet Librarian, I gave a talk with Marshall Breeding about the Issues and Trends in Open Source. As systems librarians, it’s important that we keep up with any tech issues and trends that effect our libraries, and I of course feel that open source is one of the biggies right now.

That said, Marshall focused on the library numbers, trends and issues so I stayed a bit more general and covered topics from the business and government world. I’m of the opinion that sometimes we pay too much attention to what’s going on in our own little world and not enough to what’s going on around us, so hopefully the info I collected will be of help to some of you.

Here are my slides.

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Internet Librarian 2012: Day 1

This is the first exhibition day for Internet Librarian 2012. The traffic was brisk and attendees seemed to be happy. There was a decent turn out for the autographing event as well. It was a good opportunity for the authors to connect and talk to the attendees.


Information Today Booth

The ITI booth is ready for business.


ITI books ready to be sold!

Some of the ITI titles featured at IL 2012.


Marcy Phelps signing a copy of Research on Main Street for an attendee.


Cheryl Davis, Nick Tomaiuolo, and Nicole Engard

Cheryl Davis, Nick Tomaiuolo, and Nicole Engard pretending to look busy.


Grand Opening Reception

IL attendees mingling and checking out the latest products and services from exhibitors.

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Meet the Information Today, Inc. Authors at Internet Librarian 2012

I’m finishing up my last minute preparations before I leave for Internet Librarian 2012. If you are attending this year, feel free to visit and check out some of our new titles, such as The Accidental Systems Librarians, Second Edition by Nicole C. Engard With Rachel Singer Gordon, and Powering Search: The Role of Thesauri in New Information Environments by Ali Shiri.

There will be a book signing on Monday, October 22, from 5:00 to 6:00 PM during the Grand Opening Reception.  The following authors will be at the ITI booth [#207] signing copies of their books:

  • Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis, author of The Cybrarian’s Web: An A–Z Guide to 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools and Other Resources
  • Walt Crawford, author of The Librarian’s Guide to Micropublishing: Helping Patrons and Communities Use Free and Low-Cost Publishing Tools to Tell Their Stories
  • Michelle Boule, author of Mob Rule Learning: Camps, Unconferences, and Trashing the Talking Head
  • Nicole C. Engard, co-author of The Accidental Systems Librarian, Second Edition
  • Nicholas G. Tomaiuolo, author of UContent: The Information Professional’s Guide to User-Generated Content
  • David Lee King, author of Face2Face: Using Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections
  • Michael P. Sauers, author of Blogging and RSS: A Librarian’s Guide, Second Edition
  • Amanda J. Hollister, author of Open Source Web Application for Libraries
  • Marcy Phelps, author of Research on Main Street: Using the Web to Find Local Business and Market Information

Stop by the booth to talk to the authors and pick up your autographed copy. We’ll also be giving out free samples of our periodicals while supplies last.

See you in Monterey.

Rob Colding


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