March 5-6. Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds ($)
March 9. Marketing for Libraries ($)
Everyone is invited to participate in The Future is Now: Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds, an online conference to be held on Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, 2010 in OPAL, the webconferencing collaborative service, in Second Life, and in other three-dimensional virtual worlds.
Throughout this two-day conference there will be dozens of presentations, panel discussions, poster sessions, demonstrations, tours, and social events. You need not be proficient in virtual worlds to participate in this conference. Orientation sessions will be held prior to the conference dates.
· Marilyn Johnson, author of the new book, This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All. She also wrote The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries.
· Tom Atkinson teaches Instructional Technology at the U. of Central Florida and has over 30 years of experience in designing, producing, delivering, and evaluating interactive instruction on mobile learning platforms and in virtual worlds
· Sharon Tettegah and Cynthia Colongne, co-authors of the 2009 book, Identity, Learning and Support in Virtual Environments.
Register Now: http://bit.ly/7cB88t
Trendy Topics 2010: Marketing for Libraries!
Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services are pleased to announce the second in a dynamic monthly series of online workshops you can enjoy right at your desktop on hot topics. The latest conference on Marketing for Libraries is scheduled for Tuesday, March 9. Alison Circle of Columbus Metropolitan Library and blogger for "Library Journal", will be the opening keynote speaker at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time, 10:00 Central, 9:00 Mountain, and 8:00 Pacific. She will offer a step-by-step presentation on how to develop a marketing plan that integrates newest channels (Facebook, Twitter, and others) into a consistent value message that pays off in tangible results.
Other speakers for this inspiring day-long conference include:
· Kitty Pope talking about "What Libraries Can Learn from Corporate America about Marketing
· Trisha Noack speaking on “The Challenges of Reaching a Library’s Diverse Audience”
· Nancy Dowd speaking on “Is Mobile Marketing Right for Your Organization?”
· Toni Tucker on “Marketing Basics for an Academic Library”
· Cynthia Hart on “Get Social with Your Customers!”
A full informational flyer can be found at http://www.alliancelibrarysystem.com/TrendyTopics/trendytopicsMarch9.pdf.
“In these tough times, it’s more important than ever for libraries to market their services and take advantage of the new marketing tools available to them,” stated Kitty Pope, ALS Executive Director.