I am very excited about the upcoming Internet Librarian 2010 in Monterey CA next month. It starts off with a free Sat morning program at the Monterey Public Library — Library Camp Monterey facilitated by Amy Buckland of McGill University Library. Saturday afternoon features a host of workshops on such topics as Evaluating & Implementing New Tools, Customizing Library/Campus Guides, Technology Planning, Writing for the Web, and more. Sunday morning starts with two popular full day academies on searching and web management and lots of other half day workshops covering Videocasting, Managing Online Personas, Planning for Action and Decision-Making, Surfacing Opportunities & Creating New Services, HTML 5, User Experience for Libraries, Media Monitoring, and more.
Sunday evening features a free networking and welcome event, one of my favorite Internet Librarian activities — Gaming & Gadgets Petting Zoo. I’ll be there at the ebook reader table touting my love for my Kindle. But you’ll really want to meet up with our gaming experts Jenny Levine, Erik Boekesteijn, Aaron Schmidt & Scott Nicholson (author of new ITI book, Everyone Plays at the Library), see what your colleagues are doing with their ipads, smart phones, and of course, play some video and table games while snacking on refreshments.
Monday morning we start with a great complimentary breakfast, terrific keynote speaker Patricia Martin (I’ll be writing more about her shortly), and then our main conference program focusing on Insights, Imagination & Info Pros: Adding Value. Watch for more posts here and at the conference blog about specific session themes and speakers, our Tuesday night session, Rip Van Winkles’s Libraries in 2510 (and if you haven’t entered the video/podcast contest, please do), and our first virtual conference, Mobile Monday Online.