Do you have ideas? Do you like cake? Either way you are invited to the January meeting on January 22, 10-noon

What:              Tech Talk’s One Year Anniversary

When:              Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 10-noon

Where:             Burton Barr Central Library

Who:                Anyone interested in emerging library technologies


At the meeting we will be celebrating the past year of collaborative learning sessions about emerging technologies used in libraries. In 2007 we hosted meetings covering a variety of topics including:

  • How Blogs, Wikis, and RSS are being used in libraries;
  • Creating podcasts of events and interviews of authors visiting your libraries
  • Gaming in Libraries (including World of Warcraft, Second Life and Nintendo Wii Sports)
  • Innovative Online Catalogs
  • Tagging and other patron-created subject guides in library catalogs
  • Flickr, YouTube and the creation of new ways to features photos and videos of your library
  • Wiring a New Library for Internet Connectivity
  • Issues surrounding MySpace, Facebook and other social networking technologies for libraries

We are looking forward to hearing your ideas for what kinds of topics you would like us to cover in 2008. Tech Talk is sponsored by the Maricopa County Library Council and meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month. The website is

Remember, our focus is on learning, so don’t feel that you have to know anything about any of these technologies to attend our meetings or visit the website. The meetings are open to everyone (whether you are a librarian or not). We try to have fun while learning together so please join us if you can. There will be cake! RSVP to Mary Mitchell


~ by Mary (from Phoenix Public) on January 2, 2008.

One Response to “Do you have ideas? Do you like cake? Either way you are invited to the January meeting on January 22, 10-noon”

  1. Mary, thank you for the announcement. I hope everybody who reads Tech Talk but can’t be at the meeting will submit his/her suggestions in the comment.

    As for the Tech Talk topics and formats for 2008, I’d like to see topics such as e-books (both streaming and downloadable, both hands-on and related issues), federated search (does it work, why and why not?), CMS (content management systems), technology training (what works and what doesn’t and what’s needed), instructional technologies (everything from building a training/teaching site, creating online tutorials to conducting Webinars) and technology competencies. I don’t mind repeating the topics from last year as long as there is new information and there are people who want to learn about it.

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