Today I am at conference, so greetings to you who are here and commiseration to those who aren’t. Conferences are a great opportunity to network and to learn new things.
I thought I would share with you some of what I was up to and what I am looking forward to [conference programme found here]. So with no further ado, here is:
A Edited and Projected Week of A Small Town Librarian At Conference
Arrive in Christchurch about 3.00 and head to the hotel. Should be enough time to check in at the hotel, then walk to the conference centre to pick up conference pack and check timing. Head back to hotel to have tea and practice presentation. 🙂
After some breakfast, head to the conference.
10.45am Generation Ngai TahuSir Tipene O’Regan and Hana O’Regan [Have heard Sir Tipene before so should be good!]
11.45am 3M Award for ‘Innovation in Libraries’ Finalists Presentation[Go APN]
12.00pm Lunch amongst the Exhibitors [Hope the food is good this year] 🙂
1.30pm Copyright vs community in the age of computer networks Richard Stallman [I hear Richard is an excellent speaker, and copyright vs free content is an area of interest]
2.30pm Concurrent Session #1:
Aotearoa People’s Network: facing the futureSue Sutherland, Margaret Garland [Find out what’s next for APN]
3.45pm Concurrent Session #2:
Talking to the world: using online identities for professional (and personal) communication Brenda Chawner, Timothy Greig [A real interesting session for me considering how much I am into blogging at the moment. Sorry Kris, it was a tight call between your presentation and this one.] 🙂
4.30pm LIANZA Awards [Congratulations to all recipients]
5.15pm Welcome Reception amongst the Exhibitors [Catch-up, scrounge for free-bees and talk to vendors]
Monday ends and it’s off to tea with Softlink our libraries ILS vendors.
Depending on how tired I am, and how over socialized (I am a bit of a hermit by nature so all this face to face networking will have taken a lot out of me) this is the morning I am most likely to use as an opportunity to walk around Christchurch and quietly meditate. It’s hard to go to everything! That said will definitely go to Corin’s talk at 8.30!
8.30am Making IT work for you Warwick Grey and Corin Haines [A definite attend]
2.00pm Concurrent Session #5:
What would you do? Developing and sharing creative solutionsElizabeth Whyte, Paul Sutherland [Really looking forward to this session. I love the idea of unconferences, so a mini session should be interesting and fun]
7.00pm SOL Square for tea [Haven’t decided what to eat, so will see who is about and what their plans are. Corin is planning some Karaoke. Might go listen, but so NOT singing myself. Also need to back to hotel early to practice presentation for umpteenth time] 😆
Will be tired and stressed now. Lots of nervous energy. Low key breakfast then of to listen to Penn. 🙂
9.00am A new equity emerges: citizen-created content powering the knowledge economy Penny Carnaby [I like Penny’s presentations so this should be no different]
9.30am Libraries building communities: communities building libraries Jessica Dorr [This sounds really interesting and really close to what I believe in. Might help to settle nerves, so definitely attend] 😉
10.30am Morning Tea amongst the Exhibitors [Off to room to pace as first up. Lots of deep breaths]
11.00am Concurrent Session #6:
Library2.0 in rural outposts: developing a digital presence Michael Parry [Me, so absolutely fascinating and lively presentation. Well, I hope you like it.] 🙂
Implementing Web 2.0 Paul Hayton [I wonder how this will dovetail from my presentation, and how much we will repeat of each other.]
Web 2.OhMyGod to Web 2.OhNo Douglas Campbell, Chelsea Hughes, Courtney Johnston, CJ Wells [Again, sounds like fits with mine, should be interesting]
2.00pm Social cataloguing – What it is, and what it means for libraries? Tim Spalding [A session I am really looking forward to!] 🙂
3.30pm Conference Concludes
Head back to Hotel, have tea and calm down after a stimulating and stressful three days!
10.00 APN for Kete meeting before heading home at 7.00 pm
What a week!