I have been working since November to make HigherEd BlogCon a success. And whatdayaknow? I get the flu, just as the Library and Information Resources week begins. I have been feeling hella-bad since Monday and although I’m definitely a lot better, I’m still only at the level of having a really bad cold. So as a result, I have not been able to do much more than post the presentations and sleep.
But in spite of my almost complete lack of involvement this week, HigherEd BlogCon has been really amazing! We had some tremendous content this week. From narrative presentations, to blog presenstations, to podcasts and screencasts. From think pieces, to discussions of specific applications, to how-to’s. And the beauty of it is that even if you didn’t have time to look at all of the presentations this week, you can still look at them a week from now or a month from now or even further down the road than that! This is the beauty of an online conference where everything is archived. Just visit the HigherEd BlogCon blog any time and you will be able to enjoy some of these truly thought-provoking presentations.
Update: I have learned of one casualty of my fluishness. My apologies to John Blyberg for not putting his name and affiliation on his incredible presentation. It’s fixed now. Thanks Jessamyn for brining it to our attention.
Here are links to all of the presentations. I hope you’ll take a look and add to the conversations already going on there. The presenters are happy to answer any and all questions about their presentations.
Eastern Connecticut State University
Subject Librarian 2.0? – ‘The Song Remains the Same,’ It’s Just a Cover Song Using New Instruments
California State University, Chico
Blog Applications At a Small Academic Library
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Podcasting 101: the Basics for Librarians
Learning to Speak: Creating a Library Podcast With a Unique Voice
Leveraging Web 2.0 Technologies
Blogs, Wikis, and IM: Communication Tools for Subject Specialists
An Online Research Toolkit – Exploring Web 2.0 for Library Research
Southern Connecticut State University
Using RSS to Increase User Awareness of E-resources in Academic Libraries
Open Access for Teachers
George Mason University
Upon the Shoulders of Giants – Building Library 2.0 Together, From the Platform Up
Web 2.0 and the Small College Library: How to take over the World
Making Information Work Harder
Building a “Wall of Books” From a Library Online Catalog
University of Michigan School of Information
Go Where the Patrons Are: Outreach In the Age of Library 2.0
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Google Maps and You: Five Steps To Including a Google Map On Your Website
Lewis & Clark Library System
Patrons in the Drivers Seat: Giving Advanced Tool-sets to Library Patrons
Ann Arbor District Library
I hope you feel better soon! At least with an online conference, you can stay home and read presentations whenever you feel well enough to get to a computer. We all appreciate your hard work–thanks so much!