The Minnesota Library Association 2012 conference is fast approaching! It will be held October 3-5th at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.
Here's a quick look at some sessions that may be of interest to TSS members. For a full list of sessions with descriptions and speakers, please visit the MLA website.
Wednesday, October 3Session A (2:00-3:00)
ELM Mobile: Databases to Go
Screencasting: the Fast & Easy Tool for Launching a Virtual Library Instruction Program
Taming the Consortia Bib Database: Authority Control, OCLC, Inventories and Weeding
Session B (4:00-5:00)
Everyone's an eBook Expert: Staff Support Strategies
Traditional of Cutting-Edge: Globe University Makes the Leap to OCLC's WorldShare Management Service
Getting Their Pinterest: Using Pinterest to Market Your Library
What is Islandora? Could it meet your digital repository needs?
Thursday, October 4Session C (9:00-10:00)
Libraries in the Cloud
Minitex Digitization, Cataloging, and Metadata Education - Looking Ahead
Session D (11:00-12:00)
Connecting with Online Communities: Beyond the Social Media Buzz
Stop the Presses: Opportunities and Challenges Associated with Newspaper Digitization
Session E (2:30-3:30)
iPademonium: How (and why!) to start a library iPad program
Jump In! Our Experience with Floating Our Library's Collection
Minitex: What Next?
Session F (3:45-4:45)
Inside the Mind of the User: Website Usability Testing
Friday October 5Session G (9:00-10:00)
Agile Web Design and Usability Testing: An Experiment in Redesigning an Internal Website
In Search of the Killer App: Practical Ways to Publish, Harvest and Use Linked Data
Things in a Flash: An iPad App Buffet
Session H (10:45-11:45)
E-books and the Future of Libraries: A Panel Discussion (TSS sponsered session)
Hitting a Moving Target: Cataloging in the Age of Emerging Technologies