Thursday, May 24, 2007

Know before you go...

The Colorado Academic Library Summit 2007 is only a week away! Here are some things to know before the conference:

1. New Thursday activity added: Wildflower Hike

Join naturalist and librarian Jan Loechell Turner for a wildflower hike in beautiful Red Rocks Park on Thursday, May 31, from 1:00 –3:00 p.m. Hikers should meet at 12:45 PM at the Red Rocks Trading Post; those wishing to carpool from the Sheraton Denver West should meet in the hotel lobby at 12:30 PM. More details contact Robin

2. Conference Location

The conference will be held on the second floor of the Sheraton Denver West, 360 Union Boulevard, Lakewood, CO. Please proceed to the second floor of the hotel for registration and detailed conference information.

3. Thursday program

The Thursday keynote by Carie Windham begins at 4:00 PM. Following the keynote, there will be a complimentary reception in the City Lights room from 5:00-6:30 PM. At registration, you will also be able to sign up for networking dinners with colleagues Thursday night after the reception.

4. Friday Program

On Friday, registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 AM; the welcome and keynote speech by Joan Lippincott starts at 8:30 AM.

5. More Information

Program information and much more can be found on the CALC web site:

Let us know if you have any questions about the conference. We’ll see you there!

Robin Dean
Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC)
770 W. Hampden Ave Ste. 340
Englewood, CO 80110
Phone: 303-422-1150
Toll-Free: 888-206-2695
Fax: 303-431-9752

Connecting more than 400 Colorado Libraries!

When you’re looking for Library Education Opportunities, ask LEO!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Relax and Smell the Wildflowers

Hi Everyone. Lest you think the Summit will be all work and no play, I wanted to remind you that Jan Loechell Turner, naturalist and librarian from Regis University, will be leading a Wildflower Hike through Red Rocks Park on Thursday afternoon from 1 to 3. Read more at the Summit Website: Hike.pdf
Map to Red Rocks Park: Rocks_Map.pdf

We have 180 people registered!

See you next week,

Friday, May 18, 2007

Hot Off the Press from Carie Windham - Keynote Speaker

Hi Everyone,

Don't miss the new article just published in the May/June 2007 issue of EDUCAUSE Review by our keynote speaker, Carie Windham. In Confessions of a Podcast Junkie, Carie talks about her experiences in the "real world" as a student with podcasting and also provides recommendations for institutions of higher education to promote and use podcasting.

See you at the Summit!


Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Relax, spend the night and help CALC/CLiC

Hotel rooms are still available for the CALC Summit which you have registered for. CLiC has arranged a special rate of $99 for Thursday night and you can get this rate by going to the CALC website and clicking on the hotel link,

The deadline for getting the discounted rate is this Friday, May 11th. CliC had to commit financially to get this discounted rate (and we have only booked about half the rooms we need) so please consider staying for Thursday night and make sure you book through the above link. Thanks!

Friday, April 27, 2007


Being librarians we are inclined to create bibliographies. So here are "a few" sites that you might want to read before the Summit to give you some insight into Library 2.0. If you have other sites that might be of interest please add a comment. ~~ Beth Avery

Abraham, Stephen.. The Social Library 2020: 2.0 in Action. SirsiDynix Institute. January 20, 2007.

Abraham, Stephen. 25 Technologies in 50 Minutes. SisriDynix Institute. November 14, 2006.

Fitcher, Darelne. Using wikis to support online collaboration in libraries.(WikiWikiWeb). Information Outlook 10(1):30-31.

Fisch, Karl. Did You Know?

Foster, Andrea. Information Navigation 101. Chronicle of Higher Education 53(27).

Herzog, Susan. BlogBib: an Annotated Bibliographyon Weblogs and Blogging with a Focus on Library/Librarian Blogs.

Maness, Jack. M. Library 2.0 Theory: Web 2.00 and its Implications for Libraries. Webology 3(2), June 2006.

McDonald, Robert H. and Chuck Thomas. 2006. Disconnects Between Library Culture and Millennial Generation Values Educause Quarterly 29(4)

Morris, Sharon. Keeping Up with Technology Resources for Library Staff.

Radford, Marie L. and Lynn Silipigni Connaway. “Expect the Unexpected: Urban Screenagers’ Communication and Information-seeking Preferences.” Presented at the National Communication Association preconvention seminar, “Urban Communication: Creating Sites for Connection and Action,” 15 November 2006, San Antonio, Texas.

Social Tagging @ Harvard: A Del.ici.ous Alternative or Passing Flickr?

Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us.

Wilder, Stanley Wilder. The New Library Professional. Chronicle of Higher Education February 20, 2007.

McLib TV

Did you ever wonder how different libraries are using YouTube to promote their services? Take a look at this video. I was amazed! The folks from McCracken County Public Library have actually created a TV branch for their library. With grant funding, they purchased equipment and now they create, produce, and host programming on the a local cable TV channel. Their website is really nice too! Kudos to McCraken!

Monday, April 23, 2007

ACRL Webcast will help you build a library 2.0 game plan

Want to get started thinking about the changing culture? Here's and interesting program that promises to provide some insights. Based on what Institute of Industrial Relations Library, at the University of California, Berkeley has done.


Practical Strategies for Building a Library 2.0 Game Plan
Webcast Date: May 14, 2007

Webcast Time: 11:00 a.m. Pacific, 1:00 p.m. Central, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Length: 1.5 hours "Practical Strategies for Building a Library 2.0 Game Plan" will help you get started with building a library 2.0 strategy for your library. Past ACRL Webcaster Terry Huwe will describe long-term strategic plans used to "enliven" the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) Library, even as Library 2.0 began to gain momentum. During 2005-2006, IRLE deepened its blogging activity, launched wikis, created a new Virtual Private Network, and more. At the same time IRLE funded the creation of a new, state-of-the-art Library Commons as well as major digitization initiatives. Throughout these processes, the Library organized to "take" services to the populations it wanted to reach. Huwe will outline the practical steps that led to this robust set of Library 2.0 strategies, focusing on both technological and interpersonal skills.
Terry Huwe, director of library and information resources at the Institute of Industrial Relations Library, at the University of California, Berkeley, will lead the Webcast. Terry oversees print collections and all Web administration for the Institute, in addition to managing the production of the Institute's eScholarship working papers. He is a frequent presenter at Internet Librarian USA, Internet Librarian International (London) and Computers in Libraries (Washington, DC).
Registration is limited to 60. ACRL and ALA members receive a registration discount. A group registration rate is also available. For complete information, including a link to registration, go to: RegistrationACRL member: $50ALA member: $75CACUL member: Can$90 (charges will be made in U.S. dollars)Nonmember: $90Student: $40Group: $295
(ALA members and nonmembers with an existing account will need to use their login and password to register. New users will be asked to create a user account before registering.) ************************************************ACRL is a division of the American Library Association, representing 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.