Archive for the 'Professional Development' Category

Special Libraries Association Annual Conference June 14-16, 2015 Boston Convention Center South Boston

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The Special Libraries Association is holding their annual conference/INFO+Expo June 14-16, 2015 at the Boston Convention Center in South Boston. Leigh Gallagher, Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune magazine, will be the keynote speaker. Registration cost: SLA Members: Member Full – Early Bird Feb 2 – April 17, 2015 $565.00 Member Full – Early Bird + […]

The 9th annual Digital Commonwealth Conference April 2 Holy Cross Worcester

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The 9th Annual Digital Commonwealth Conference Cloud Bursts and Brainstorms is being held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Digital Commonwealth is a non-profit collaborative organization that provides resources and services to support the creation, management, and dissemination of cultural heritage materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, […]

New England Technical Services Librarian Conference April 10 Holy Cross

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Greetings The New England Technical Services Librarians group is holding their annual spring conference on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. José-Marie Griffiths, Vice President for Academic Affairs & University Professor, Bryant University is giving the keynote speech called “The Seven Practices for Highly Effective Librarians in […]

Boston Book Festival 2014 Oct 23-25 Copley Square Area

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Greetings The Boston Book Festival 2014 is being held on October 23-25, 2014 around Boston’s Copley Square area:  http://www.bostonbookfest.org/ Most events are free, but there are some ticketed events. Some of the writers that are participating are Susan Minot, Rick Riordan, Norman Foster and Doris Kearns Goodwin. Herbie Hancock is giving one of the keynote […]

BarCamp Boston 9 – Sunday, 10/12/14

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

My notes from Sunday’s tech gathering follow. Sessions: morning stretches “Sleep? What is sleep?” – Coders and why they need to take a break. shouldn’t that order be reversed … ? 😉 Explaining Psychic + Anomalous Phenomena Mental health and the geeky life – a story of hope. Mistakes many startup entrepreneurs make Demos BarCamp […]

BarCamp Boston 9 – Saturday, 10/11/14

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

My notes from Saturday’s BarCamp Boston 9 sessions and whatnot follow. It’s been a great time so far, as always. I’ve spent more time talking to people than I have sitting in sessions because the conversations have been good and useful. Sessions: automated QA usability on the cheap wearables … I’m leading Networking for Introverts […]

BarCamp Boston 9, Oct. 11-12, Microsoft NERD

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

BarCamp Boston 9 (the area’s largest tech / geek unconference) happens October 11th & 12th* at Microsoft NERD. Plenty of space is still available. That means if you grab as many people as you can, y’all can sway the path of the conference. 😉 Registering in advance is very helpful because we organizers can plan […]

WordCamp Boston 2014 MIT Media Lab/Workbar August 23-24, 2014

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

WordCamp Boston 2014 is being held at the MIT Media Lab on August 23, 2014 while the Contributor Day is being held at the Workbar in Cambridge on August 24, 2014. The cost is $20.00 to attend both days. Wordcamp, which is held across the country and the world, deals with all aspects of the […]

BarCamp Boston 9, October 11-12, NERD

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Yepper. Save the date. Awesome sessions. Nifty networking. Informal. Like usual. And yet unique, like every year is a new experience. BarCamp Boston 9 October 11 & 12, 2014 Microsoft NERD on Memorial Drive, not too far from the Kendall T station (BarCamp Boston, by the way, played a major role in me having the […]

Free Web Presentations for Librarians, Including a Solo One Thursday, 6/19

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Through an American Library Association group on LinkedIn, I found a list of free programs offered over the Internet for librarians in June. Sure, the month is almost over (*gasp!*), but materials related to past ones may be available online still and a few of the upcoming ones could be quite useful, including a Thursday […]

MIT Libraries Sponsors Showing of The Monuments Men, 4/30, 8 p, 26-100

Friday, April 25th, 2014

For National Preservation Week, the MIT Libraries are sponsoring a free showing of The Monuments Men via LSC at MIT, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 8:00 pm, 26-100 (that’s Building 26, room 100, a big movie theatre lecture hall not too far from the landmark Stata Center). Did I mention the showing is free? Come […]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Let’s hope 2014 is a great one! Cheers! Posted by Rich

SLA New England Career Profiles Discussion Tues Oct 29, 2013 Boston Public LIbrary 6 pm Free

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Greetings The New England Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is presenting a panel discussion called Special Libraries Career Profiles: The Role of Information Professionals in Business Development and Marketing on Wednesday, October 29, 2013 at the Boston Public Library, Concourse Level, Room CO6 at 6 p.m. The event is free, but you have register […]

BarCamp Boston 8 2013 October 26-27, 2013 MIT Stata Center Cambridge Mass.

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

BarCamp Boston 8 2013 is being held on October 26-27, 2013 at the MIT Stata Center in Cambridge, Mass. Cost is free and open to everyone, though donations would be appreciated and have their benefits. “BarCamp Boston topics include: technology, development, food-science, startups, sci-fi, 3d printing, social media, gadgets, communities, design, hardware hacking, UI & […]

WordCamp Boston 2013 October 25-27, 2013 Microsoft NERD Center Cambridge Mass.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

WordCamp Boston 2013 is being held on October 25-27, 2013 at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. WordCamp deals with the WordPress blogging program which this website uses. Beginners and advanced users are welcome. Costs: Full weekend $60.00 Saturday/Sunday $40.00 Friday $20.00 For more info:  http://2013.boston.wordcamp.org/ Posted by Rich

Boston Book Festival October 17-19, 2013 Copley Square Boston Mass

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

The Boston Book Festival 2013 is being held on October 17-19, 2013 around Boston’s Copley Square area. Most of the events are being held on Saturday, October 19 starting at 10 am and are free. Some of the writers scheduled to appear are Tomie dePaola, Steve Almond, Laurie Edwards, Linda Barnes, Peter Abrahams, Leigh Montville, […]

Wikimedia New England General Meetup, Sat., 7/20, 12-2:30 p, Boston

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

The Wikimedia New England General Meetup happens Saturday, July 20, from noon to 2:30 pm at Wu Rosen Associates, 6 Edgerly Place, Boston, MA. RSVPs are appreciated. Contribute to the future of the chapter.

NETSL Many Hats of Technical Services Conference April 12, 2013 College of Holy Cross Worcester MA

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The New England Technical Services Librarians, a section of the New England Library Association, is hold their annual spring conference called The Many Hats of Technical Services on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Campus Center, Worcester, MA. Keynote speakers will be Susan Gibbons, University Librarian, Yale University and […]

Berkman Offers Online Copyright Course via edX Platform

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society is offering a 12-week online copyright course to 500 selected students. Applications are available now through January 3. We’re excited to announce that Berkman Faculty Director Terry Fisher will be teaching a version of his Copyright course on the edX platform in the spring, beginning Jan. 28: https://www.edx.org/courses/HarvardX/HLS1x/2013_Spring/about. […]

Tonight: NEASIST Discussess the Fair Use of Database Content via US v. Swartz

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Tonight, 11/8, from 5:30 – 7 pm, the New England Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (NEASIST) discusses an upcoming case where someone made academic journal articles available to the public, US v. Swartz. Location: Champions Sports Bar, Marriott Hotel Kendall Square plaza (next to the Red Line) 50 Broadway, Cambridge, […]

SLA New England Hosts Conference, Saturday, 10/13

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The Special Libraries Association New England Chapter holds a one-day conference on Saturday, October 13, with topics like taxonomy, project management, sound preservation, competitive intelligence, and tools. Communication, Commitment & Collaboration Saturday October 13th, 2012, 8:45am-4pm Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center, Southbridge MA SLA Members – $50 | Student/Retiree/Between Jobs – $30 | Non-Members – […]

Tonight’s Boston Wikipedia Meetup Features Librarians, 7 pm, Clover in Harvard Square

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Just a brief note: Tonight’s (Monday, 9/10) Wikipedia gathering features a local public librarian and a local archivist and a discussion about Wikipedia Loves Libraries, the initiative for more collaboration between libraries, archives, and Wikimedia. Monday, September 10, 2012 7:00 PM Clover Food Lab 7 Holyoke St. Cambridge, MA 02138 The Boston Wikipedia Meetup Group […]

SLA, 7/18: Closing Conversation about the Future

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Esteemed librarian Donna Scheeder from the Library of Congress is hosting a roundtable conversation about the future with a panel of information professionals from a variety of roles and companies.

SLA, 7/18: Contributed Papers

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

I fully admit I am primarily attending this session to support fellow SLA Cuba Delegate Melanie Freimuth, but I anticipate learning much from the two other contributed papers in this session.

SLA, 7/17: Success Stories of Solos, or How to Make your Library into a Place that’s Good for More than Napping

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

This session is one the Solo Division organizes each year to allow solos to tell their positive stories. Tanya Whippie of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development began by encouraging us to celebrate even small victories and successes.

SLA, 7/17: Kee Malesky and Bobby Schrott: Aligning Resources for Maximum Insight

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

LexisNexis’ Bobby Schrott introduced the session by explaining the fascinating conversations he and NPR’s Kee Malesky have had led him to think he wanted to bring the conversation to a broader audience of content lovers. He provided some background on NPR, it’s use of content, and the role the librarians play regarding information consumption, preservation, […]

SLA, 7/16, Session 1: Wikileaks, then Scenario Analysis and the Semantic Web

Monday, July 16th, 2012

I session hopped this morning. I began in the Wikileaks presentation, but moved to Using Scenario Analysis to Predict the Future of the Semantic Web.

SLA, 7/16: Make the Most of a Difficult Situation: Solutions to Get You Through

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Make the Most of a Difficult Situation: Solutions to Get You Through Jill Hurst-Wahl co-author of The Information and Knowledge Professionals Career Handbook (among other activities) Jill outlined ten approaches to handling difficult situations, then we discussed two sample scenarios and some situations audience members broached.

Guy Kawasaki’s Advice to Enchant

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Guy Kawasaki tech pioneer

SLA Annual Conference Reading: The Devil in the White City

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Last year, a bunch of us Special Libraries Association members pondered reading the book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson for a discussion at this year’s annual conference because both are set in Chicago. I thought about reading the book in the […]

Community Management & Drupal

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Today’s Berkman Center lunch talk features Dries Buytaert discussing the website/content management software Drupal and its community.

5/8: Berkman Lunch: James Gleick Discusses his Book The Information

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Tuesday’s (5/8) Berkman lunch features James Gleick and his book The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. RSVP by noon Monday to attend in person. Otherwise, tune in virtually or check out the archive after the talk. James Gleick is a native New Yorker and a graduate of Harvard and the author of a […]

UPA Boston’s UX Conference

Monday, May 7th, 2012

I’m indulging my interest in usability and creating positive user experiences today by attending UPA Boston’s conference. I don’t talk much in this space about usability and user experience, but I’ve handled elements of them throughout my career. I was first introduced to the concepts in library school when we were discussing designing spaces and […]

Locks & Public & Private Space

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Shuyler Towne tells the MIT Center for Civic Media lunch audience the story of how his interest in physical locks morphed into digital locks when presentations about the physical objects began getting more questions about digital security measures than about the items. His collection’s genesis is a link between locks and his family’s name. Picking […]

Seminar: Connecting Libraries, Communities, and News, 4/27, Marlborough, MA

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

The Massachusetts Library System hosts a free gathering about linking libraries, communities, and the news on Friday, April 27, from 9:30 am through 4 pm, in the library system’s Marlborough office. Advance registration is required. The Mass. Library System partners with the New England News Forum and Journalism That Matters for a one day event. […]

The Digital Practices of Black and Latino Youth, MIT Media Lab, 4/12, 5-7 pm

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

On Thursday (4/12) evening at the MIT Media Lab, S. Craig Watkins from the University of Texas at Austin will present what he’s learned about the digital practices of black and Latino youth from studying the social and digital media behaviors of young people. Craig Watkins: “The Digital Edge: Exploring the Digital Practices of Black […]

BarCamp Boston 7 Continues to be Awesome.

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Yeah, okay, BarCamp Day 2. I did a horrible job of blogging about Day 1 live. I’ll try to do better today. The Cuba + libraries + information technology presentation went very well this morning. The other presenters who had signed up for that slot canceled, so if folks wanted to attend a talk, they […]

BarCamp Boston 7 is Awesome.

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

So, yeah, well, I’m going to be typing a bit about BarCamp Boston 7 this weekend. More people have registered this year than in the past, quite possibly by a few hundred people. We organizers are really excited about that. I will lead a jobs session this afternoon at 2 pm. The proposed session on […]

Register for: BarCamp Boston, SLA Annual Conference, Bio*IT World

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

BarCamp Boston, a technology gathering organized by attendees, is this weekend: Saturday, 4/7, and Sunday, 4/8. Rumor has it about 700 people have registered so far. Why miss an opportunity to network with and learn from Boston area tech folks and get a terrific t-shirt? (T-shirt is a bit of a pun. To learn why, […]

Tuesday (4/3) Berkman Lunch: The Growth and Decay of Shared Knowledge

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Tuesday’s (4/3) Berkman Center for Internet & Society Lunch about The Growth and Decay of Shared Knowledge with Berkman Fellow Dennis Tenen should focus on information issues near and dear to our hearts. Knowledge grows, but it also contracts as outmoded facts and theories are replaced with new ones. This talk will discuss our intuitions […]

Do Media Makers have a Mission?

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Judy Richards, who has done many things in her life, but is possibly most widely recognized as a filmmaker, shares with the Center for Civic Media lunch gathering whether media makers have a mission greater than just making media.

MLS Special Libraries Roundtable March 19 NFPA Quincy MA 10:30 am

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Greetings The Massachusetts Library System is holding a Special Libraries Roundtable on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the National Fire Prevention Association in Quincy MA 10:30 am -12:30 p.m. “Join special library colleagues for a discussion of common concerns. The agenda is yours! Submit your discussion items in advance or bring them along. MLS Executive […]

Supply Chain Maps @ MIT Center for Civic Media

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

When I arrived at this MIT Center for Civic Media’s lunch about mapping supply chains, Leonardo Bonanni was explaining how it took him a very long time to develop the map etched in his computer case showing all the places his computer’s components supposedly originated. It wasn’t the etching that took so long. Discovering where […]

Building a Digital Public Library of America

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Yes, well, another day, another talk: Building a Digital Public Library of America, Harvard Law School. This event is being webcast live, which means right now, 3 pm Eastern. (Since the event is now over, the webcast is probably over. I don’t know if an archive is available somewhere.)

Mining Web Query Logs to Analyze Political Issues

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Ingmar Weber of Yahoo! Labs is at MIT’s Center for Civic Media to tell us about Mining Web Query Logs to Analyze Political Issues. He’s based in Barcelona and has studied at the Max Planck Institute. Kiran Venkata and Erik Borra work with Ingmar on political search trends and how to figure out which way […]

2 Events of Note: Presenting Data Today & Jake Shapiro of PRX Thursday

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

MIT’s Center for Civic Media has two events (at least) of note this week: Data Therapy Webinar: Techniques for Creative Data Presentation sounds like a great way to get some ideas on how to enthrall audiences with data-filled presentations. (We’re all warming up for the annual conferences, showing off at work, preparing for the board […]

Conducting Social Experiments Online

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Berkman Fellow Jerome Hergueux discusses a platform for conducting social experiments online and present some experiment results during today’s Berkman lunch.

Using Digital Media in Detroit to Meet Community Needs

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

(Unfortunately, I was 30 minutes late to this presentation. I’m not sure who was speaking when I entered.) The MIT Center for Civic Media hosts Allied Media Projects staff and Detroit Digital Justice Coalition members for a conversation about what they’re doing with people and technology. “We’re not trying to bridge the digital divide as […]

Berkman Lunch: Mate Choice in an Online Dating Site

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Yeah, well, it’s Valentine’s Day, soOo the Berkman Center is doing something a bit topical. (Happy Valentine’s Day!) Kevin Lewis from Harvard’s sociology department and with Berkman ties is presenting research on dating sites. “I’m a little worried that all of you want to spend your Valentine’s Day learning about online dating from a single […]

The Boston Globe’s Digital Initiatives Lunch

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

The Boston Globe’s digital initiatives folks are speaking at MIT’s Center for Civic Media about, well, digital efforts at the Globe.

MIT Center for Civic Media Events, Including Upcoming Boston Globe Lunch

Monday, January 30th, 2012

MIT’s Center for Civic Media has a number of exciting upcoming events focusing on, well, civic media, citizen journalism, and other related topics. During this Thursday’s lunch, Jeff Moriarty will talk about digital initiatives at The Boston Globe. (RSVP for food at least 24 hours prior to the event via the form on the event […]

1/24: David Weinberger: Too Big to Know @ Harvard

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

(Forgive me, but I appreciate the humor in Too Big to Know at Harvard.) David Weinberger, an appreciator of librarians and information science and prolific author and thinker on related topics, will speak about his new book Too Big to Know on Tuesday, January 24, most likely somewhere at Harvard University. The Berkman Center’s page […]

1/10 SLA New England lunch: Text Mining, Query Formulation and the Role of Information Professionals

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

The SLA New England Chapter* and SLA Pharmaceutical and Health Technologies Division are organizing a free brown bag lunch about, well, Text Mining, Query Formulation and the Role of Information Professionals on Tuesday, January 10, 12-1:30 p, at Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, Suite 1100, 75 Kneeland St Boston MA. Register by […]

PodCamp Boston September 24-25 Microsoft NERD Cambridge

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

PodCamp Boston 6 is being held on September 24-25, 2011 at the Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cost is $30.00 For those who need a reminder of what PodCamp is all about: “Podcamp is an unconference where newbies and advanced content makers alike come to learn more about and share their knowledge of podcasting, blogging, […]

BarCamp Boston 6: April 9-10, 2011, Microsoft NERD, Cambridge, MA

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Yep. It’s that time of year again. Cherry blossom festival in DC. So up here we’re busy putting the final touches on another terrific tech unconference: BarCamp Boston 6. Maybe I’ll see you there.

Beyond Books: News, Literacy and Democracy in America’s Libraries April 6-7, 2011 MIT Cambridge Mass

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Journalism That Matters, the American Library Association, the MIT Center For Future Civic Media, the Media Giraffe Project, New England News Forum and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Project are holding a two day event called Beyond Books: News, Literacy and Democracy in America’s Libraries on April 6-7, 2011 at the MIT Center For Future […]

Heading for Internet Librarian 2010, Monterey CA

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Greetings Heading for the 2010 Internet Librarian Conference in Monterey CA. This will be my second conference. Have to catch 3 connecting flights to get there from Boston though. More posts and pics when I get there! Posted by Rich

Boston Book Festival Saturday Oct 16 Copley Square Boston

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

The 2nd Boston Book Festival is being held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 Copley Square Boston Ma 10 am-7 pm. And it’s free! Some of the authors include Dennis Lehane, Nicholas Carr, Hallie Ephron, A.M Homes, Nicholas Negroponte, Richard Cohen, Noni Carter, Gish Jen and Elyssa East For more information: http://www.bostonbookfest.org/ Posted by Rich

WorldCat Boston Mashathon September 23-24 Cambridge MA

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

OCLC is holding a two-day WorldCat Mashathon on September 23-24, 2010 at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cost is $30. “Join fellow coders for a two-day WorldCat Mashathon at the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD). Sponsored by the OCLC Developer Network and Brandeis University, the WorldCat […]

How I Spent My Summer Vacation, er, Internship

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

So, uh, for the longest time, I’ve been trying to decide how to write about my cool summer job, especially without it sounding like a sales pitch. I still haven’t really figured out how to do that, but lots of other folks have been writing quite a bit lately, so I’m just going to point […]

Patriot Ledger: Quincy Library Director Interview July 19

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

The July 19 Patriot Ledger had an interview of the Quincy Library Director Ann McLaughlin who is approaching her 40th anniversary at the library this coming January: QUINCY — Ann McLaughlin has been working in Quincy libraries since she graduated from college in 1971, spending the last 17 years as library director. As her 40th […]

The Cost of Information and News

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

I admit Mary Matalin and James Carville are not people with whom I am familiar, but James said a few things worth noting here: Some problems with information overload are really problems with having too little information. Some problems with a lack of information happen in an abundance of information. News is expensive. Opinion is […]

New Orleans on Tonight’s (5/18) TV Show Chronicle

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

I just saw a commercial for tonight’s (5/18) Chronicle episode highlighting New Orleans. It airs at 7:30 pm on WCVB, The Boston Channel. It could contain useful information about this year’s SLA Annual Conference location.

Selected BarCamp Boston Sunday Sessions

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Yum! More BarCamp Boston 5 sessions! A quick poll of the attendees of Future of Web Frameworks shows folks use quite a variety: CLisp, PHP, Javascript & ColdFusion, Struts, Zend, Werkzeug+hacks, Drupal, Ruby, and Django. Things that are bad today include Javascript client and server, media handling, configuration, cross-browser testing is a pain, transparency/hackable, social […]

Selected BarCamp Boston 5 Saturday Sessions

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

The BarCamp Boston session History 2.0 presented some cutting-edge ideas marrying technology with historical preservation and information gathering. The speaker sounds like he’s had a number of bad experiences with historical societies and archives and has been pondering how various tools or approaches could improve services, historical documentation, and informing folks about collections. He criticized […]

BarCamp Boston April 17-18 MIT Stata Center Cambridge

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

BarCamp Boston 2010 is being held on April 17-18, 2010 at the MIT Stata Center in Cambridge Mass. Registration is free, but they are asking for a voluntary $20 admission fee to cover costs. In case people have forgotten what is a BarCamp conference: “BarCamp is an unConference, organized on the fly by attendees, for […]

Tuesday’s (3/23) Berkman Lunch: Do-It-Yourself Book Scanning, 12:30 pm ET

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Tuesday’s (3/23) Berkman Lunch is about Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Book Scanning with Daniel Reetz, one of many “… DIY’ers who believe that the future of digital books is too important to be decided solely by corporate interests.” As usual, the lunch will be webcast and such to allow remote participation. For in-person attendance, please RSVP to […]

NETSL Annual Spring Conference Program 2010 April 15 College of The Holy Cross

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

The New England Technical Services Librarians are holding their annual spring conference called Crosswalks to the Future: Library Metadata on the Move on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts 9:30am-3:30pm Morning Keynote Speaker: Dr. Barbara B. Tillett, Chief, Policy and Standards Division, Library of Congress “Building Blocks for […]

Journalism’s Digital Transition: Unique Legal Challenges and Opportunities, Conference at Harvard, 4/9

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“The Berkman Center’s Citizen Media Law Project and Cyberlaw Clinic are pleased to announce a one-day symposium and [continuing legal education] program to celebrate the launch of the Online Media Legal Network (OMLN) [called Journalism’s Digital Transition: Unique Legal Challenges and Opportunities]. OMLN is a legal referral service that connects qualifying online journalism ventures and […]

Upcoming Communications Forums at MIT, Scattered Thursdays, 5-7 pm, 32-155

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

The upcoming MIT Communications Forums sound pretty nifty. Minnesota Public Radio. Ethan Zuckerman. Digital. Government. Collaboration. Yum. government transparency and collaborative journalism new initiatives for gathering news linda fantin, minnesota public radio ellen miller, sunlight foundation moderator: chris csikszentmihalyi, mit thursday, march 18, 5-7 pm 32-155 the gutenberg parenthesis oral tradition and digital technologies thomas […]

MIT Panel: Death of the News?, 3/2, 5:30-7 p, Wong Auditorium, E51

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Not too long from now, a panel discussion at MIT explores Death of the News?. “Death of the News? Journalism is in a crisis; newspapers are going out of business; editors and reporters are losing their jobs. In a vanishing era of traditional media, will the news vanish with it? A panel discussion about the […]

Tuesday’s (3/2) Berkman Lunch: Karrie Karahalios on Text and Tie Strength

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Karrie Karahalios addresses Text and Tie Strength at today’s Berkman Center lunch. I attended a talk she gave a MIT a few weeks ago, but it appears I did not blog my notes from that event. Being able to hear a different presentation about her research is fortunate. Using tools, she creates visualizations of conversations […]

Tuesday’s (2/23) Berkman Lunch: The Augmented Museum: Tapping Technology and Participatory Models

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Tuesday’s (2/23) luncheon at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, The Augmented Museum, discusses how museums can tap technology and use more participatory models. We librarians and Web site builders should be able to garner ideas about how to present items from our collections or other kinds of information online while encouraging site visitor […]

Berkman Lunch: Beyond online/offline: Information access, public spaces, & the boundaries of visibility for queer youth in the rural US

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Today’s Berkman Lunch presentation Beyond online/offline: Information access, public spaces, & the boundaries of visibility for queer youth in the rural US ties in nicely with an interest I explored in library school about access to material about homosexuality in libraries. Mary L. Gray, professor of communication and culture at Indiana University, draws “on her […]

Designing eBooks to be Learning Tools at Tuesday’s BostonCHI Meeting

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Tuesday’s (2/9) BostonCHI, the New England area chapter of the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction, meeting might interest some of you because it deals with the design of ebooks. “This talk will cover the basics of Universal Design for Learning and show how applying principles of UDL to the […]

ACRL NE ITIG DigiCamp Wheaton College, Friday March 19 2010

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 19th and join us for this free 1/2 day unConference focused on library technology @ Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. How does ITIG’s DigiCamp work? If you are interested in hearing about other library’s use of technology, or if you wish to share innovative or interesting things that are […]

Lyrasis Computers In Libraries 2010 Conference Group Discount

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Lyrasis is offering a 50 percent discount for the 25th Computers In Libraries Conference being held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington VA between April 12-14, 2010: LYRASIS invites members to attend this year’s Computers in Libraries Conference in Arlington, VA at a major discount. This year’s conference theme is “Information Fluency: Literacy for […]

Mass Digital Commonwealth Conference March 25, 2010 College of the Holy Cross Worcester Mass

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

The 4th annual Massachusetts Digital Commonwealth Conference is being held on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts between 9 am-4pm. The keynote speakers will be Roy Tennant of OCLC and Tom Clareson of LYRASIS. Conference Rates Before 2/25/2010 After 2/25/2010 Member registration $75 $95 Non-member registration $110 […]

2010 ALA MidWinter Free Exhibit Passes

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

LibraryThing is offering free passes to the 2010 ALA Midwinter exhibit hall, but you need to register: http://www.librarything.com/thingology/2010/01/ala-midwinterfree-exhibit-passes.php Also Lyrasis is offering free passes through the Massachusetts Regional Library Systems. I know the Northeast Massachusetts Regional Library System is offering them since my library is a member: http://registration.experient-inc.com/ShowALA101/DefaultExhGuest.aspx?CompanyId=2160 LibraryThing is also holding a party at […]

ALA Midwinter Conference Early Bird Registration Ends December 4

Friday, December 4th, 2009

The ALA Midwinter 2010 Midwinter conference, which is being held at the Boston Convention Center in South Boston January 15-19, 2010, has the Early Bird Registration ending today December 4, 2009 ALA Personal Member fee is $165. For more info: http://tinyurl.com/mh5g7o Posted by Rich

Enterprise 2.0 Book Talk, Monday (12/7), 6 p, Pound Hall, Harvard Law School

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

On Monday (12/7) at 6 pm, Andrew McAfee, on expert on businesses adapting Web 2.0 technology, will discuss his new book Enterprise 2.0; The State of an Art in 102 Pound Hall at Harvard Law School. The presentation will also be webcast. RSVP required. “Berkman fellow, MIT Scientist, blogger, and tweeter Andrew McAfee will talk […]

WordCamp Boston, WordPress Gathering, 1/23, Kendall Square

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

WordCamp Boston happens at the spiffy Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Kendall Square, Cambridge, on Saturday, January 23, 2010. Tickets are $20 and will probably sell out quickly. “WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone […]

Media Cloud and Quantitative News Media Analysis, 11/23, 11:45 am EST, Harvard

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

The Center for Research on Computation and Society hosts Ethan Zuckerman and Hal Roberts on Monday, November 23, at 11:45 am to discuss Media Cloud and Quantitative News Media Analysis at Harvard’s Maxwell Dworkin, room 119. “The rapid rise of participatory media technologies – weblogs, social networks, microblogging, video sharing sites – are transforming the […]

Deloitte Offers Webcast in Harnessing Social Media while Mitigating the Risks, 12/8, 2 pm EST

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Deloitte’s upcoming webcastSocial Media and Government: Managing the Blurred Line between Personal Lives and Official Business discusses how businesses and governments can take advantage of social media while handling the risks of employees using the tools. Registration is free. The event is Tuesday, December 8, at 2 pm EST. Addenda 12/08/09: The webcast hit on […]

NEASIS&T Talk The Library is dead. Long Live The Library! The Rebirth of Libraries in the 21st Century MIT Media Lab Dec 8 9 am

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

NEASIS&T is holding a program called “The library is dead. Long live the library! The rebirth of libraries in the 21st century” at the MIT Media Lab on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 between 9 am-4 pm. “Library closures, slashed budgets, user apathy – everything’s online, right? It’s a story many of us have heard too […]

Is There a Future for Special Libraries? Simmons GSLIS November 17 5 pm

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Toby Pearlstein is giving the ISI Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture: Is There a Future for Special Libraries? on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 5 pm at the Kotzen Meeting Center, Simmons College, Boston, MA. “2009 is the 100th anniversary of the Special Libraries Association, making this an ideal time to consider if there is a future […]

Doing More with Less via Web 2.0: Conference 11/18 & 19, New York City

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

“The Podcamp Foundation is teaming up with TechWeb And O’Reilly Publishing to plan the Open sessions at the Web 2.0 Conference at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City on Wednesday, November 18th and Thursday, November 19th, 2009. The Open’s theme is ‘Doing More with Less,’ and we’re lucky enough to have a collection […]

Boston Book Festival Saturday October 24 Copley Square 10-6

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

The Boston Book Festival is being held on Saturday, October 24, 2009 in the Copley Square area between 10 am-6 pm: “The wait is over! The Boston Book Festival has just announced its official schedule of events, and with 31 to choose from, and you’re guaranteed a fun-filled, jam-packed day on Saturday, October 24 between […]

Free Ruby on Rails Workshop, Oct. 16-17

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

(Oof. I really haven’t posted this workshop yet. My apologies for the late notice.) Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Center for Research on Computation and Society are facilitating a free Ruby on Rails workshop this weekend, October 16 and 17. Intended to be a supportive learning environment to encourage women in […]

InfoCamp: Seattle, Oct. 10-11, 2009

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Kristen emailed to say last year’s InfoCamp in Seattle was a great success with more than 200 attendees and lots of exciting things. To start the excitement this year, there is a shipshape tweet for Talk Like a Pirate Day about the gathering, as well as useful info on the wiki. Admission to the event […]

$50 SLA Registration Discount Ends Today (9/4)

Friday, September 4th, 2009

I hate to post on top of Rich’s contribution about the front page Globe story on Cushing Academy’s changes to their library, but I want to make sure word gets out that the Special Library Association’s $50 discount on the 2010 Annual Conference registration ends today, Friday, September 4. The conference is in June 13-16 […]

Call for Speakers Computers in Libraries 2010 Conference April 12-14, 2010

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

The 25th Computers in Libraries 2010 Conference, April 12-14, 2009, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, is calling for speakers. The topic is Information Fluency: Literacy for Life: “Information fluency goes beyond literacy (the ability to read and write), information literacy (the ability to find, evaluate and use information), media literacy (the ability to access, […]

NELINET Internet Librarian 2009 Conference Discount

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

NELINET, OCLC’s New England regional network, is offering $200 off the regular conference price at the 2009 Internet Librarian Conference on October 26 – 28, 2009 at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, CA. – Costs*: Internet Librarian (October 26 – 28, 2009) – $279.00 – Internet@Schools (October 26 – 27, 2009) – $169.00 – […]

Code4Lib Journal Issue 7 Out

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Issue 7 of the Code4Lib Journal is out: How Hard Can It Be? : Developing in Open Source Extracting User Interaction Information from the Transaction Logs of a Faceted Navigation OPAC Using a Web Services Architecture with Me, Myself and I Deciphering Journal Abbreviations with JAbbr Repurposing ProQuest Metadata for Batch Ingesting ETDs into an […]

NISO Library Resource Management Systems: New Challenges, New Opportunities October 8-9, 2009 Metro Meeting Center Boston MA

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

NISO is holding a 2 day forum called Library Resource Management Systems: New Challenges, New Opportunities on October 8-9, 2009 at the Metro Meeting Center in Boston, Massachusetts: “Libraries have a dizzying array of options for acquiring, implementing, and modifying library resource management systems. The ballooning number of choices reflects the changing character of this […]

PodCamp Boston 4 August 8-9, 2009 UMass-Boston

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

PodCamp Boston 4 is being held on August 8-9, 2009 at University of Massachusetts-Boston, Harborside Campus Center. Registration is $ 50.00. For more information: http://www.podcampboston.org/ Posted by Rich

NELA ITS Content Management Day June 12 Portsmouth NH

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

The NELA Information Technology Section is holding CMS Day: building a better website with Content Management Systems: Drupal, Joomla, Plone & WordPress on Friday, June 12, 2009 10 am -3:30 pm at the Portsmouth Public Library in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Jessamyn West will be the keynote speaker. Drupal Darien(CT) Public Library & Paige Eaton Davis, […]

NETSL 2009 Spring Conference: Working the Cataloging Landscape: Fishing, Mining, and Harvesting April 17 Worcester Mass

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

The New England Technical Services Librarians are holding their 2009 Spring Conference called Working the Cataloging Landscape: Fishing, Mining, and Harvesting on Friday, April 17, 2009 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass: NETSL Annual Spring Conference Program 2009: Working the Cataloging Landscape: Fishing, Mining, and Harvesting Friday, April 17, 2009 9:30 […]

In the Foothills: A Not-Quite-Summit on the Future of Libraries March 26 Darien Library

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

The Darien(CT) Library is holding the following talk on Thursday, March 26, 2009: Join us on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at Darien Library in Darien, Connecticut, for: In the Foothills: A Not-Quite-Summit on the Future of Libraries At many Library conferences these days, we focus on technology so intensely that often we […]

3/9: The Future of News Discussed at Harvard, 5-7 pm ET

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

From the Berkman Center for Internet & Society’s weekly email detailing nifty events in the coming week: [MONDAY] THE FUTURE OF NEWS ================================= 3/9/09, 5:00-7:00 PM Austin West, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School Topic: The Future of News Guests: Russ Stanton and Jeff Jarvis — A public session of “The Internet: Issues at the Frontiers” […]