[Libs-Or] Press Release - QR Codes and More Featured in Reference Renaissance 2010 Program

Kelcey Wetzel kwetzel at BCR.ORG
Wed Jun 23 14:18:41 PDT 2010

[Apologies for cross posting]




Kelcey Wetzel, Event Coordinator

303.751.6277, ext. 101; kwetzel at bcr.org


QR Codes and More Featured in Reference Renaissance 2010 Program


June 23, 2010 - BCR and LYRASIS are pleased to announce the program
schedule for A Reference Renaissance 2010: Inventing the Future.
<http://www.bcr.org/referencerenaissance/>   With over 60 papers,
reports from the field and workshops as well as Pecha Kuchas
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NZOt6BkhUg>  and lightning talks
<http://www.bcr.org/referencerenaissance/2010/lightning.html> , this
national conference presents an opportunity for all reference
practitioners and scholars to explore the evolving nature of reference
and the possibility to take reference services to the next level.


The keynote address will be given by Andrew Walsh, Academic Librarian at
the University of Huddersfield (UK).  Walsh speaks and publishes
frequently on the use of QR Codes, mobile phones and social networking
tools to deliver library instruction and help at the point of need.  He
won a University, College and Research Group Innovation Award in 2009
for a project pioneering the use of mobile phone friendly information
skills materials.  


Plenary panel speakers include nationally known bloggers Steven J. Bell
(The Blended Librarian <http://blendedlibrarian.org/> ), Wayne
Bivens-Tatum (Academic Librarian <http://blogs.princeton.edu/librarian/>
) and Jean Costello (Radical Patron <http://www.radicalpatron.com/> ).
Program co-chairs Marie Radford and Rivkah Sass will share their vision
of the future of reference librarianship. 


The 2008 Reference Renaissance conference drew over 500 U.S. and
international attendees. Conference proceedings
<http://www.nealschuman.org/bdetail.php?isbn=9781555706807>  from the
2008 event are available. 


The early bird registration rate of $250 has been extended through July
16.  Register now at http://www.bcr.org/referencerenaissance and keep up
with conference news via the listserv for attendees, Facebook
<http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=344499626327>  and Twitter
(hashtag RefRen10).  




About BCR

BCR brings libraries together for greater success by expanding their
knowledge, reach and power. Since 1935, the BCR team has helped
libraries learn new skills, reach patrons, increase productivity and
save money. BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research) is a 501(c)3
nonprofit headquartered in Aurora, Colorado. For more information, visit


Kelcey Wetzel

Event Coordinator


14394 East Evans Ave

Aurora, CO  80014-1408

303.751.6277; 800.397.1552 ext. 101


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