Preparing for LILAC

I’ve spent a fair bit of time this week preparing for next week’s LILAC conference, being held at Liverpool John Moore’s University. Many of you will know I’m on the organising committee. We’ve set up a conference blog, which is being run by the winner of the student sponsored place at LILAC, Keir Hopwood. I’ve also been busy finishing my own presentation on the LSE Training Portal and collecting presentations in from speakers of our parallel sessions. Establishing whether Sheila Webber’s the Second Life hands-on session was proving a bit of a challenge, but fingers crossed all should be ok and the software has been installed in the PC lab! I’m looking forward to the conference hugely, the social events look great as ever and we’ve got some great keynote speakers.

On the news front, iLibrarian has provided a great set of links about online privacy issues associated with social networks, Shyftr meanwhile is a new online feed reader for anyone wanting to try out a new tool. This week Meredith Farkas has posted another inspiring blog post this time about 21st century libraries and librarians and the problems of seeing technology as something optional for librarians to learn about, and the difficulties in being innovative in academic libraries.

Finally anyone wanting a quick easy to read summary of the key findings from the LASSIE project can check out the Project Overview now available on the website. I wrote this because a lot of people have been asking me to write short articles about LASSIE. Now I have a ready to use summary to hand! I look forward to seeing some of you at LILAC next week and hope to find some time to blog, but if not do check out the LILAC blog.

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