Just got word that my proposal for a session on robotics programming at the 2016 Texas Library Association Annual Conference has been accepted! The session, Bleep! Blorp! Books! Robots in the Library: How to Sustain a Robotics Program @ Your Library, is tentatively scheduled for Thursday of the conference, April 21st. Headed to Houston in the spring!!… Continue reading #TXLA16 Robotics presentation
The rest of the #txla15 conference was a blast. I made some great connections for what we hope will be a second year for ‘Bots and Books. I didn’t go on Friday because I couldn’t stand to be away from my kids for another day. So Thursday night was my big finale with the Book… Continue reading Another successful TLA Conference
Today I gave my presentation on marketing library services using social media at the Texas Library Association’s 2015 Annual Conference in Austin. For some reason, the app was not making the slides available so I wanted to make them available here and below. Please let me know if you have anything to add or any questions!… Continue reading 5 Steps to Marketing Library Services Using Social Media
It is possible that I am finally at a point where I am happy with my TLA presentation. I think that means that I should slowly walk away from it. This is my first time as a presenter. Please tell me this isn’t true! via PhD Comics
TLA is hosting a webinar with Dr. Julie Todaro, dean of libraries at Austin Community College and current candidate for President of ALA. For FREE! Register here.
April 7, 1-2pm Central Time
Managing and leading in library and information settings today requires: different techniques to address change in general; techniques for identifying change specific to organizations and workers; timing considerations for faster moving work and umbrella organization settings; using contemporary visuals for illustrating issues; finding unique data for articulating value; and, persuasive content to match techniques to target populations. This one-hour webinar offers specific ideas and techniques for managers and leaders as well as a handout with extensive web links of content and examples.
via Digital Age Management and Leadership: Five Critical Steps to Integrating Digital Age Techniques into the Workplace | Texas Library Association.
This video of Barbara Striping talking about voting in ALA Elections started playing on my computer in the middle of the night for some reason waking me and my husband up. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5MwzUDNHOg] Needless to say, it was a little unsettling. Professional Confessional: I have not ever voted in an ALA election before. I probably… Continue reading I was visited by the Ghost of ALA Future last night.
Well, I won’t really be going that far, actually. Just up the street, really. But I am so excited because this year I will be a first-time presenter at TLA’s Annual Conference here in Austin. I will be on a panel with Cesar Garza of the Austin Public Library and Virginia Gause of The University… Continue reading TLA 2015… Here I come!