[Libs-Or] Trends in Social Media and Usability That Work to Your Advantage, Oct 10, ORSLA

Kama Siegel kamasue at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 10:04:51 PDT 2009

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*Trends in Social Media and Usability That Work to Your Advantage*
*Date: Saturday, October 10th, 6-9 PM*
*Location: Elephant's Deli Garden Room, 115 NW 22nd, Portland, OR 97210*
*Presented by: ORSLA*
*Cost: $30 students, $35 members, $40 non-members*
*6 reasons why you should attend:

Aaron Schmidt.  As the Digital Initiatives Librarian for the District of
Columbia Public Library, Aaron's insights will provide you with tools you
can begin applying immediately.

*Web 2.0**: Can you really learn too much about it?* Aaron's interactive
talk will introduce trends in social media and usability that work to your

*Career agility and collaboration. *Not only will you learn from Aaron's
insights, you'll also have the opportunity to share best practices with
other attendees. Come collaborate and engage with your community of

*Students are always welcome. *There are many career paths outside of public
and academic libraries. Come learn about exciting opportunities in special
librarianship. Financial support for students is available--contact Cindy
Romaine at cindy.romaine at romainiacs.com.

*Meet leaders. *Get introduced to the people who are working to make ORSLA
an organization benefiting all information professionals. We'll be
introducing the 2010 ORSLA board members. Use this opportunity to let them
know your thoughts and concerns.

*Networking.* This will be an excellent opportunity to meet new people and
catch up with colleagues. Remember to bring those business cards!

 *To RSVP, follow this link and answer a few questions about your Web 2.0
use (responses will be kept anonymous):*
** <http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ZZZrq31eUFJXSyRNXfZQKg_3d_3d>*
(If the clicking on the link doesn't work, try copying and pasting it
directly into your browser.)

More about Aaron Schmidt:
*Aaron Schmidt is the Digital Initiatives Librarian for the District of
Columbia Public Library.  He helps plan forward thinking, fun projects for
the library, helping them connect to the community and teach them about the
Read/Write Web.  He also assists with website visioning, conducts usability
testing, leads the library's Library 2.0 Interest Group and helps coordinate
and generate ideas for the library's digital research and development
project called DC Library Labs.

He has published articles on social media and libraries in publications such
as Library Journal and Online has presented on the topic of library
technology and usability throughout the United States, and in Canada, the
UK, the Netherlands and Spain.  In 2005 Schmidt was named a Library Journal
"Mover & Shaker."  You can find him online at his library technology and
usability weblog www.walkingpaper.org.

ORSLA Communications Team
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