I am on a roll with this travel mojo! On Monday, I visited the Annual Conference of the Association of Christian Librarians in Quincy, MA to give a preconference entitled Building Academic Library 2.0. Like Puerto Rico, it ended up being a terrific experience. Everyone was so friendly and I was fortunate to have a really sharp audience who asked thought-provoking questions that challenged me too. Someone from the audience gave me a very kind write up here.
My slides are displayed below. The first time I gave a presentation like this was when I gave that keynote at UC Berkeley last November. Since then, I’ve been working to improve it and make it work for various time constraints (anywhere between 45 minutes and a half-day). Of all the variations on this talk, this one is my favorite. I feel like I was best able to articulate where I feel libraries need to be going in the future. It also helped to have a really fantastic and receptive audience. Thanks to everyone who came and who planned this conference!
Even though it only accounted for less than 1% of the slides in your presentation, I am *so* excited to see my library’s facebook page in there!
I hope I get to see you give this in person someday, because it looks like a great talk.
Thanks for sharing the slides. Looks like a great presentation. And wow, I had forgotten all about the game of “perfection” – that thing used to drive me up a wall! 🙂
Sorry to post again, but I just realized I forgot to mention something in my previous post – there is a free webinar coming up about accessibility and web 2.0 that might be of interest to you. Accessibility is definitely something we need to be thinking about in this world of library 2.0 and web 2.0. I posted the details about it on my blog earlier this morning. Cheers!
@Megan – it’s a nice Facebook page and contains a lot of the most important things for students. I also wanted to include Facebook pages from the Boston metro area since that’s where I was giving the talk. 🙂
@Talking Books… – Perfection was one of those games that drove me crazy as a child. I still remember the sound of the timer. People who were good at that game probably ended up on bomb squads and other high-pressure jobs that involve tight time constraints and ticking. 😉 Thanks also for the tip on the webinar. If you go, please do blog it b/c I’ll be away on vacation that day.
Hey Meredith, thanks for including pics of DH Hill’s learning commons!!!! Can’t wait to see you in Anaheim!
@Mary – I was so impressed with the flexible seating and spaces for group and individual work. To me, it’s exactly what a “2.0” learning space should have — something for every sort of research/learning need.
Looking forward to seeing you too!!!