Getting ready for IL

It never fails … I always seem to find myself a week before any major conference totally reworking all my slides and crunching to pull together some new thoughts before my flight out. I do it to myself, I know. Whenever I submit a conference talk idea 6 months or so in advance, I always draft a description for a talk that I either haven’t given before or just have a few sketchy ideas about. This way I force myself to do something new.

This year’s new talk is a twist on a subject I’ve spoken on before, innovation. But instead of tackling innovation from the wild seeds/ ideas aspect, I’m aiming to develop a full talk from the “fresh practices” perspective. If you’re attending Internet Librarian, why join me for the Innovation & Change track. I’m not only leading it off with my fresh practices talk, but also moderating the track for the full day. Here’s the track...

Tuesday, Oct 21st
B201 ◗ Innovation: From Best Practice to Fresh Practice
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Helene Blowers, Director, Digital Strategy, Columbus Metropolitan Library

B202 ◗ Fostering Creativity & Innovation in Your Staff
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Paul de Villo, Web Services Manager, Tom Kozak, Library Assistant &
Tom Cole, Librarian, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County

B203 ◗ Embedding Libraries/Librarians in Learning
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Deb Wallace, Managing Director, Baker Library Services, Knowledge & Library
Services, Harvard Business School
B204 ◗ Who Moved My Ultrafiche & 8-Tracks?
Insights for the Future
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dan Lester, Head, Network Services, University Libraries, Boise State University

B205 ◗ Ubiquitous Computing & Libraries
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Chris Peters, Technical Analyst, Techsoup
Michael Porter, Community Product Manager, WebJunction

In addition to I & C track, I’m also doing pre-conferences on Sunday. Project Management in Practice with CML colleague Macrina Gilliam, Digital Services Project Manager and an encore presentation with Michael Porter on Innovation through Un-marketing. Looking forward to all. :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wishing I could be there. Would love to chat with you about new things and stuff. Have fun!