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WLA 2007: Conference Wrap-Up

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As a follow-up to MATS' blog coverage of the 2007 WLA Conference, presenters' handouts and PowerPoints are starting to show up at the WLA conference web site.If more presentation materials are found elsewhere, we'll link to them here; if you know of some, please send us the links by adding a comment to this post.We had a great time "blogging the con", and hope to round up more MATSians to blog the WAPL Conference next spring!Thanks to Amanda, Nanette, Beth and Pete for all the bloggy goodness!...

WLA 2007: The 411 on Mashups

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The 411 on Mashupsa presentation by Julie Fricke, Reference and Web Resource Librarian, Seeley G Mudd Library, Lawrence UniversityJulie's bookmarks that include links for her presentation: http://del.icio.us/wlamasha mashup gets info from more than one sourcethe first mashups were primarily using mapsphoto and social is where the most growth is happening in the last 6 monthshttp://programmableweb.com/why are mashups a big deal?easy to useeasy to findeasy to manipulateHow do I make a mashup?add this app -- Facebook apps; iGoogleclone -- Yahoo Pipesprogram...

WLA 2007: The 411 on Mashups

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Presented by Julie Fricke, Reference and Web Resource Librarian, Lawrence University.Mashups are applications that use more than one source to create something new. Mapping mashups are about 32% of what's out there right now, but photo and news mashups are becoming more popular. Check the Programmable Web for more info.Mashups are:easy to useeasy to findeasy to manipulatethe future of web stuffExamples:Facebook: The Visual BookshelfGoogle Maps APIDaily MashupNewsmapBook CarouselPlaceopediaUSGS Earthquake HazardChicago Crime StatisticsHousing MapSuprGlu (FrickeGlu)Frappr (blogginglibrarians)How do I make one?add this app (point & click - like iGoogle's widgets, Facebook apps)clone (yahoo pipes is an example)program (server side - Google API for example)Implications for libraries:Intellectual property: know when you can use the data or site, so you're not violating copyright; make sure you know when it's okay to remixCopyright: check for Creative Commons licensesProvenance: pay attention to the origin of the info and authorityScale and dependency: can you get support for using...
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    Orchestr8's AlchemyPoint is another mashup builder platform made available in recent weeks. It offers a variety of capabilities n...
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    For people interested in Mashups, I'd suggest that you take a look at MashupMania.com - it's another web based visual mashup tool ...

WLA 2007: Tracing Your Ancestors Through Genealogy Tips and Tricks

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Tracing Your Ancestors Through Genealogy Tips and Tricksa presentation by John Leonard Berg, Coordinator of Public Services, Karrmann Library, UW-Plattevillebegin with some proof that you're in the right place, headed down the right family linestarting with an obituary to find cluesWhy did people immigrate from Europe in the 1850's?religious freedommilitary service; "Sons of the Soil" were expected to serve in the militaryindustrializationtaxationeconomic stagnationpopulation growthunstable political situationsinheritance laws -- in some areas only the oldest son could inherit land, so siblings would need to marry into another family or live on as a kind of servant to the eldest; in some cases the land could not be "parceled out" to divide among the children"American letters"; people who emigrated to America wrote to those still in Europe; if someone had already made the journey it provided some motivationsolicitation -- businesses needed manpower to work on railroads, in the factories & homestead land (the...

WLA 2007: WisconsinEye.com

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The first I learned of this new C-SPAN-like broadcasting network was from the WLA conference brochure's directory of exhibitors, two days ago: "WisconsinEye is a statewide public affairs network providing independent, nonpartisan coverage of community and civic life, beginning with gavel-to-gavel coverage of state government in Madison."Then Thursday morning, Bonnie Shucha at WisBlawg passed along an announcement of the partnership between WisconsinEye and BadgerNet, the state's network of "voice, data, and video services to state agencies, local governments, UW campuses, technical colleges, private colleges and universities, public and private K-12 schools, and libraries."When I made it into the exhibit hall for the first time late Thursday afternoon, it was my intention to seek out the WisconsinEye booth and find out a bit more about this venture. I found Chris Long, President & CEO, ready to talk, with a back-drop of streaming news playing on both their website and a television,...

WLA 2007: Non-Profit Marketing: What I Should Know about Marketing That My Mother Wouldn't Tell Me

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At every conference, I seek out those sessions related to assessment, quality improvement, and promotion, because I'm the marketing coordinator for my library, and I serve on the campus-wide library marketing committee for the UW-Madison. I've also been toying with the idea of pursuing an MBA at some point, with a focus on marketing. Sometimes, I come away thinking "I could have taught that," but this time I definitely came away with new concepts.I love it when non-librarians are invited to present at library conferences, because we really can benefit from others' expertise and perspectives. "Non-Profit Marketing" was presented by Don McCartney, a Senior Lecturer of Business Administation at UW-Green Bay, who has some experience working with libraries on marketing issues."Marketing is manipulative... in a good way!"McCartney started out by asking the question, "How many of you have seen an ad?" - of course, that meant everyone in the room....

WLA 2007: Taking the "Non" Out of Non-User

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Presented by Jill S. Stover, Undergraduate Services Coordinator, Virginia Commonwealth University. Check out her blog at http://librarymarketing.blogspot.com/.The first step is to decide what it is you want people to do. Examine and/or develop your:mission and value statement and objectivesstrategic plangoalsbehaviors (what you want to see)Use SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats).See Hennepin County Library's Framework for the Future [pdf].See Ansoff Growth Matrix. (She emphasized using this matrix, so be sure to take a look!)After deciding what behaviors you want to see, decide who you want to reach. Look for holes in services provided in your community and target that market to fill the need.Once you've decided who to target, watch people who are already doing the thing you want to promote. Talk to them to find out what their unmet needs are, so you can meet them and attract non-users. Have your users be ambassadors to your non-users to help...
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WLA 2007: UW-Madison Libraries/Google Partnership

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UW-Madison Libraries/Google Partnershipa presentation by Ed Van Gemert, Deputy Director, General Library System, UW-Madison; and Irene Zimmerman, Head, Cataloging Department and Google Project Manager, UW-Madisonhttp://www.library.wisc.edu/digitization/. What is Google Book Search (GBS)? http://books.google.com/Wisconsin's involvementGBS allows you to search the full text of books, if the item is pre-1923The books in GBS come primarily from 2 sources:publisherslibrariesOnce you've searched GBS and found a book, you can...browse books online under full view, limited preview, or snippet view (if item is post-1923; in copyright)search within the bookfind similar titlesbuy the book or request it through interlibrary loandownload public-domain booksdigitization of books is achieved through non-destructive scanningonline items are not preservation quality; it's all about discovery & access to materialsWisconsin's involvement:UW-Madison initiated discussions in early 2006established partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Societycontract agreement negotiations from May-Oct 2006developed "Statement on Principles and Values"the agreement stipulates a university digital copy of each file, including items that are still...

WLA 2007: The New Media Ecology

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The New Media Ecology: How the Growth of the Internet and Cell Phones Have Changed the Way People Deal with Each Other, Receive Information, and Create and Share Mediaa presentation by Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Washington D.C. http://www.pewinternet.org/Five hallmarks of the new digital ecosystem:media and gadgets are ubiquitous in everyday lifethe internet -- especially broadband --is at the center of the revolutionnew gadgets allow people to enjoy media, gather info, and carry on communication anywhere; wireless; mobile devices; the Internet is part of everyday life; no sense of being "online"ordinary citizens have a chance to be publishers, movie-makers, artists, song creators, and storytellersdifferent people use these technologies in different waysMySpace and Facebook ="dashboards for social life"19% of online young adults have created an avatar that interacts with others online9% of all adult internet users have done thisA Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users...

WLA 2007: The New Media Ecology

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Presented by Lee Rainie, Director of Pew Internet Project. This session is being heavily blogged, so I'm going to share things that stood out to me vs. a blow-by-blow of the presentation.Some numbers:93% of teens (ages 12-17) use the Internet88% of college students (cs) own cell phones81% of cs own digital cameras63% of cs own MP3 players55% of online teens have created social network profiles - 2/3 of them have taken steps to limit the kinds of information shared in their profiles20% of online adults have social network profiles39% of online teens share their own creations online (artwork, photos, stories or videos - twice the level of adults)33% of online teens have created or worked on web pages or blogs for others (13% of online adults do this)33% of college students blog and regularly post - 54% read blogs (for adults: 12% have a blog and 35% read them)about 1 in...

WLA 2007: Those Who Can, Teach: Becoming a More Effective "One Shot" Trainer (and Explainer)

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Those Who Can, Teach: Becoming a More Effective "One Shot" Trainer (and Explainer)a presentation by Michele Besant, Director, School of Library and Information Studies Library, UW-Madison; Carrie Nelson, Associate Academic Librarian, UW-Madison; Pamela O’Donnell, Academic Librarian, UW-MadisonOutline of today's presentation:Strategies / tipsCollective wisdom (sharing)Debriefing / critiqueExit with a renewed passion for teachingMichele's main message:less is more (honestly) -- try not to overwhelm learners with too much informationvalue your teaching -- believe that what you have to convey has value to learnersit's all about the story -- narratives help you make a connection with learnershave fun! -- if you're having fun, your learners might have fun tooCarrie's concerns: feelings and how they affect our teachingreading from a script -- try to break from your script to keep things freshgiving up control -- try to get comfortable about feeling uncomfortableembrace the weirdness -- enjoy the unexpected and unscriptedPamela's premise:what's in a name (a...

Seeing red

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It was a little like herding cats, but eventually we all stood together long enough to smile for the Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries photo shoot in the Regency Suites atrium Wednesday afternoon.Hey, the t-shirts were free, we librarians know a good marketing strategy when we see one and, well, it was happy hour....

Tasha explains Library 2.0 for you

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Menasha Public Library Director Tasha Saecker's Wednesday afternoon presentation, Library 2.0: The Movement Explained, was one of those lively, inspiring conference events that make you walk out thinking to yourself, "I'm sure glad I caught that one!"She was incredibly engaging and very persuasive in her promotion of this new, customer-oriented approach to library services. The term is a spinoff of Web 2.0, the subject of another breakout session at this conference and, as Tasha explains it, "simply means making your library space - both physical and virtual - more interactive, collaborative, and driven by community needs."Library 2.0 represents a dramatic departure from the way some of us have traditionally done library service, which explains why we may be reluctant to embrace it, she said. But ultimately, it offers perhaps the best opportunity for librarians to attract more users and make our libraries the community hubs they are meant to be.Simply defined,...

WLA 2007: Library Conference Planning 101: Backs to the WAAL

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As a newbie to the WAAL 2008 planning committee, I couldn't believe my luck. An entire session on planning the WAAL conference, by members of last year's committee!I was so impressed by these folks - they put a lot of good energy and work into coordinating a successful conference, and they clearly had fun doing it. Oh, and not only that, but they put that same amount of energy and fun into this session. They even brought a basket of candy for attendees, and gave out door prizes! Wow.They had tons of practical tips and words of wisdom to share:Committee member pins and t-shirts ("It will be okay... I promise") helped establish team camaraderieGet to know your conference site staff, and show appreciationIn-house program booklet is a lot of work and versioning can be difficult, but saves moneyConference headquarters room for committee members is helpfulMost program applications will come within...

WLA 2007: David Maraniss keynote

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I discovered as I was about to blog my first event of the conference that a) my laptop battery is dead, so I need to keep it plugged in to type; and b) wireless access is password-protected in the conference rooms. I couldn't do anything about the former situation, but was happily able to get the login info from conference center staff later in the day.----------------------------------------I've missed all of David Maraniss' speaking engagements in Madison since *They Marched into Sunlight* was published, so I was pleased to see that he'd be the keynote speaker at this year's WLA conference. He didn't disappoint!On libraries and his family... "My dad always said his church was the public library."On a writer's life... "50% is boring - you have to sit in a chair and write. The other half is exciting!"Maraniss recounted his visits to about a dozen formal libraries and archives, plus informal collections...

WLA 2007: Real World RSS: Developing a Current Awareness Service for Your Patrons

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Real World RSS: Developing a Current Awareness Service for Your Patronsa presentation by Rebecca Holz, Health Sciences Librarian, Ebling Library, UW-Madison; Stephen Johnson, Health Sciences Librarian, Ebling Library, UW-Madison; and Andrew Osmond, Health Sciences Librarian, Ebling Library, UW-Madison http://ebling.library.wisc.edu/~ This slides for this presentation are available at http://www.slideshare.net/eblinglibrary/ ~Why might RSS be the answer for a current awareness service?flexiblescalableportableProviding RSS feeds of the tables of contents of journals of interest to faculty; some of which are available full text because Ebling subscribes to the e-journaliGoogle and Google Reader as the aggregators of choiceMethods of communication used by the staff for this project:intranet used as a communication tool for staff working on the project (agenda, minutes, report of activities)staff blog also used to communicate progress (both of the above create transparency for the project's progress)decided to meet once a week for no more than an hourset up a wiki to manage the...

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Lutie Stearns and Her Library LegacyStuart Stotts, Storyteller Wednesday afternoonCollecting some links while we're waiting to start...http://www.stuart.stotts.com/book-lutie-stearns.html http://www.libraryhistorybuff.org/traveling-wi.htmhttp://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/detailBook.asp?idBooks=1750http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/booksinabox.html"Explores a critical and fascinating piece of Wisconsin library history..."Lutie -- born in Mass. in 1876. Moved to Milwaukee. Was left-handed, punished for it and developed a severe stutter that stayed with her her whole life. Became a teacher: her first day she walked into a room with 72 kids -- and one book.Went to Milw. Public every Thursday to collect books for use in class. Eventually MPL hired her as a school library liaision. Got involved in WLA and gave a talk about how every child deserves books. Despite stuttering over nearly every word, she received a standing ovation. Met Frank Hutchins and found common cause. Melvil Dewey gave a talk in 1894 (or so) about traveling libraries in NY. Lutie and Frank thought this was a great idea. They went to Senator...

WLA 2007: Podcasting as a Library Tool

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This session was presented by Keith Schroeder, Library Media Specialist for the Howard-Suamico School District. He has collected a wealth of links to sites about podcasting, including the PowerPoint from his presentation, so be sure to take a look at that, too.What is a podcast? The speaker shared some basic podcast features:content - audio or video - created for an audience to listen to how and when they wantmultimedia files that are distributed over the Internetfiles that can be played on a computer or a portable devicefiles that are distributed through an RSS feedpodcasts are compatible for Mac or PC usersWhy should we use podcasts?library news updatescontent learningdistance learninginterviewingself-paced learninglectures and teaching - playbackHe shared several model library sites. Be sure to take a look at these sites, because these libraries are doing really cool things!Denver Public LibraryLansing Public LibrarySunnyvale Public LibraryKankakee Public LibrarySeattle Public LibrarySchroeder highlighted the need to educate...
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Bloggin' the Board

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Well, I'm a little slow out of the blocks here, but...The WLA Board traditionally meets Tuesday before the conference. Tonight's meeting starts with dinner and a friendly circle of personal updates: visits to children, found cats, forgotten tractor shirts, fashion plans (Jim T. will be wearing overalls next year), lawn and garden adventures, visits to the book festival and Ashland, Lily started kindergarten (watch out Nick)....Rousing applause for Terrie and all the conference committee. Many thanks for all their hard work. Program sponsorship by NEWIL, FVLC, and WPA. Everyone promised to have a good time.I won't try to take minutes of the meeting, but you should know that the Association seems to be in good hands. I'm always impressed by the amount of stuff that gets done by the WLA Board -- while they're having a good time. And it's all about the Good Time......
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WLA 2007: Putting Library Services Where Our Users Live and Work: Future of the OPAC

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Putting Library Services Where Our Users Live and Work: Future of the OPACa presentation by Matt Goldner, Executive Director, Cooperative Collection Services, Columbus, OHMarket trend and user behavior / expectationsLeveraging library resources"A Brief History of WorldCat.org"Marketing Trend #1:Changing distribution model -- Wikipedia, Yahoo! Answers, Google scholarMarketing Trend #2:Changing nature of "content" -- Web 2.0, the wisdom of crowds, social networkingMarketing Trend #3:Changing user expectations:users expect customized information -- iGooglepersonally programmed devicescollaborating at a distanceHow do users see libraries in this changing environment?Perceptions of Libraries and Information ResourcesThe good news:libraries are used and viewed favorably as an information sourcewhat students value:collections: authoritative contentservices: research assistancecommunity: the library as a placeThe bad news:people think of libraries as just being about booksHow can we summarize the cause and effect of this rapidly changing info marketplace and it relation to libraries?:Then: users built their workflow around the libraryNow: the library must build its service around...