Suzanna Conrad

Information Professional

Professional Development

Campaigning for a Library Job (Revived)

I'll be presenting tomorrow in a virtual event for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign together with Amanda Bjorling of the Deer Creek Mackinaw School District on "Campaigning for a Library Job: Maximizing Professional Development Opportunities to Differentiate Yourself from Other Applicants." You can access our session here:
http://go.illinois.edu/LibraryJob
Our description is here:

Gigabit Libraries @ CLA

This half-day workshop presented by the University of Illinois was an excellent discussion of attempts to create digitally inclusive communities in libraries utilizing high speed Internet. Jon Gant from the University of Illinois introduced the session and new initiatives to provide affordable access to the Internet to previously underserved communities. This access to high speed Internet also creates opportunities for developers to test and create next generation apps.

IT Interest Group Events at CLA!

The IT Interest Group for the California Library Association has a number of events scheduled for this weekend at the annual conference. If you're attending CLA please drop by!

Submit to SYNC!

Want to share exciting implementations or use of technologies in your library? Want to discuss new innovations and technologies? Please consider submitting to SYNC, the newsletter from the IT Interest Group for the California Library Association.
Please send submissions for the upcoming October issue to the editors at itignewsletter@gmail.com by Monday, October 15th!

Librarians & LinkedIn

As a relative newbie to the LIS world, I have to admit that I've been shocked at how many librarians are not on LinkedIn.

First Issue of Sync Newsletter!

Download the first issue of Sync, the California Library Association IT Interest Group newsletter.  This issue includes articles from Oleg Kagan on near-field communication and articles from Mellanie Reeve (Sierra Madre Public Library and Cerritos College) and me, Suzanna Conrad (IT Interest Group Chair) on open source web development tools Joomla!, WordPress and Drupal. 
Want to submit to the next issue? Submissions are due Monday, October 29th, 2012.

Web of Languages - Early Bird Registration Closing 5/15!

Our early bird registration is closing soon!
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Register now for “Web of Languages: An Introduction to Usability and Developing Web Applications with AJAX and jQuery” to take advantage of early bird pricing! Early bird prices available through May 15, 2012!  Can’t make the event? Register for access to the archived webinar to watch at your convenience after the event.

Submissions for the CLA IT Interest Group Newsletter

Our submissions deadline for the first release of the CLA IT Interest Group newsletter is approaching - share your experiences with others! The announcement is below.
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Want to share exciting and successful implementations or use of technologies in your library? Or discuss new innovations and technologies? We want to hear from you!

We will publish twice in 2012:

Submissions due Monday, April 16th and Monday, October 15th.

Web of Languages Event - May 30, 2012

 
Participate in an upcoming webinar for CLA's Spring Fling:
Web of Languages: An Introduction to Usability and Developing Web Applications with AJAX and jQuery

Webinar, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 1:00pm-4:00pm PDT