In just a couple of weeks, HigherEd BlogCon will be starting! It will be going on all month on the HigherEd BlogCon blog and through several Webcasts. I encourage all of you to visit the HigherEd BlogCon blog and to subscribe to our RSS feed so you won’t miss any of the terrific presentations that will be appearing there throughout the month.

The programs for all of the tracks are up on the blog, but I thought I’d put up the Library and Information Resources Program up here for you all to check out. We have some amazing people who are going to be presenting including 2006 Library Journal Mover and Shaker John Blyberg and a whole slew of notable library bloggers. They are developing some pretty creative presentations and are taking advantage of lots of different kinds of social media out there to make it happen. Check it out!

April 10: Blogging in Libraries

  • Blogging 101
    Susan Herzog, Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Subject Librarian 2.0? – ‘The Song Remains the Same,’ It’s Just a Cover Song Using New Instruments
    Kristin Johnson, California State University, Chico
  • Blog Applications At a Small Academic Library
    Natalie Forshaw, Karen Jensen and Ilana Kingsley, University of Alaska Fairbanks

April 11: Podcasting in Libraries

  • Podcasting 101: the Basics for Librarians
    John Iliff, PALINET
  • Learning to Speak: Creating a Library Podcast With a Unique Voice
    Chris Kretz, Dowling College

April 12: Leveraging Web 2.0 Technologies

  • Blogs, Wikis, and IM: Communication Tools for Subject Specialists
    Chad Boeninger, Ohio University
  • An Online Research Toolkit – Exploring Web 2.0 for Library Research
    Rebecca Hedreen, Southern Connecticut State University
  • Using Blogs to Increase User Awareness of E-resources in Academic Libraries
    Jay Bhatt, Drexel University

April 13: Issues in Libraries

  • Open Access for Teachers
    Dorothea Salo, George Mason University
  • Upon the Shoulders of Giants – Building Library 2.0 Together, From the Platform Up
    Paul Miller, Talis
  • Social Networking Tools and Today’s Librarian: Professional Development and the Maintenance of Sanity In the Modern Library Environment
    Michael Casey, Gwinnet County Public Library
  • Web 2.0 and the Small College Library: How to take over the World
    David Eubanks, Coker College

April 14: Making Information Work Harder

  • Building a “Wall of Books” From a Library Online Catalog
    Edward Vielmetti, The Vacuum Group LLC
  • Go Where the Patrons Are: Outreach In the Age of Library 2.0
    Jason Griffey, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Google Maps and You: Five Steps To Including a Google Map On Your Website
    Chris Deweese, Lewis & Clark Library System
  • Patrons in the Drivers Seat: Giving Advanced Tool-sets to Library Patrons
    John Blyberg, Ann Arbor District Library