Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Getting Social with Tasha Saecker

Next week we will have a hiatus for Thanksgiving, but we will return the week after on the first week of December with the fourth in our continuing series of Library Open Source Webinars
Tuesday December 2nd, 2008, 2:00-3:00pm Central Time

Get you and your library hooked up with the latest in social networking software online. Learn how to use Twitter, Delicious and FriendFeed both personally and professionally to create your own personal brand online.

Tasha Saecker is the director of the Menasha Public Library, Wisconsin Library of the Year for 2008. She has been blogging for over five years at both: Sites & Soundbytes and Kids Lit.

In 2007, the Menasha Public Library won a Webby Award in Wisconsin for its Drupal-based website. Part of their site links to their extensive collection of websites on Delicious. The library will soon be contributing to Twitter too. You can follow Tasha on Twitter as TashRow.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cary Gordon talk about Drupal in Libraries

Cary Gordon of the Cherry Hill Company
an IT consultancy with extensive experience in the library market, will talk about using Drupal in Libraries.

You can check out their Drupal library prototype at:

Cary is the administrator for the Libraries group at Drupal
a strong community rich in resources about using Drupal in Libraries.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Casey Bisson's Slides, Intro and Overview

You can check out the slides from Casey Bisson's webinar on the Introduction and Overview of Libary Open Source Software at the links below. Remember you can register for and view the full recorded session at any time by going to the Webinar Series Registration Page

Here's the PowerPoint version of his slides.

Here's the PDF version of his slides.

Be sure to catch all the Webinars. Next up is the Michigan Evergreen project, a shared consortial open source OPAC/ILS.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Evette Atkin on Michigan Evergreen; Library Open Source Webinars

For the second in our series of Library Open Source Webinars
Tuesday November 11th, 2008 at 2-3pm Central Time
we have:

Evette M. Atkin
Systems Librarian, Michigan Evergreen Project
Michigan Library Consortium
and a 2008 Library Journal Movers & Shakers

Her talk will focusing on Open Source and OPAC/ILSs will include:
1. Brief background on Open Source
2. Brief background on Evergreen
2. The Michigan Evergreen Project (Who, What, How and Why)

Be sure to check out the Michigan Evergreen Project Blog at: