Thursday, May 1, 2008

Upcoming Events

Members experienced with Web 2.0 technology in special libraries will lead 30-45 minute discussions. There will be 6-8 tables and 4-5 sessions throughout the afternoon so participants can learn about or share their experience with:
· Blogs and wikis
· Facebook, LinkedIn, and Ping
· Flickr
· Online image generators and mash-ups
· RSS and news feeds
· and Technorati
· Library Thing and other book networking sites
· Podcasts
Discussion leaders recruited so far are: Rebecca Vargha, Erin Iannachione, Barb LeBlanc, Jamal Cromity, Sheila Devaney and Josh Wilson. Jamal Cromity will present an overview and wrap-up based on his forthcoming article in Information Outlook.
Date: Wednesday, July 23rd from 1:00 – 4:00
Location: National Humanities Center, RTP
Watch the NCSLA website and discussion list for registration information!

Karin Shank is planning a joint workshop about business information with BLINC (Business Librarianship in North Carolina, Div. of NCLA). Two possible topics are "Market Research on the Cheap", and/or "Finding 'Hidden' Company Information."
Date: September
Location: NC Biotechnology Center, RTP
Watch the chapter website and discussion list for more details!

Let’s celebrate a successful year in NCSLA and welcome our new officers. Dav Robertson, Chair of SLA’s Centennial Commission, will report on the commission’s plans for marking this pivotal milestone in our profession. He’ll have ideas for celebrating as an association, as a chapter, and as librarians across the state.
Date: November or December
Location: Possibly at Maggiano’s at Southpoint Mall in Durham
Watch the chapter website and discussion list for more details!

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