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Free education/technology conference (mobile, Ipads, emerging technologies)

Free online/virtual conference , April 28thMobile learning evangelists Elliot Soloway and Cathleen Norris present their session, “The Educational Reset of 2011: Mobile Learning” The pros and cons of mobile learning are important topics for educators looking to reach this new generation of digital natives.Other sessions include: iThink iNeed iPods, iPhones and iPads in the Classroom and sessions on Emerging Technologies. Register here:

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Nominate me — or your favorite librarian ;-)

Apparently only 1 Georgia Librarian has been nominated. Seriously and I know some great people (for whom I will write nominations…) For those of you with a competitive, or appreciative, spirit – ALA-APA is hosting a contest with no prize other than the knowledge that your state celebrates its library workers publicly on National Library Workers Day (NLWD), Tuesday, April 12.  The states above have ...

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10Weeks to a 2.0 You Social Media Training

I’m teaching blogging (we’ll do some widgets and advanced blogger customizations!), digital identity, and image editing in the cloud! You must be a UGA member to participate; however, we hope to capture these and offer them online for free. UGA’s Training and Development is  offering a special 10-week training opportunity sponsored by the UGA Libraries on Social Media and its use in our work environment.  ...

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Institutional Repositories webinars

Relatively inexpensive. ALCTS webinar: Repository Metadata: Challenges of Interoperability Date: April 13, 2011 All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time. Description: This session will give an overview of some of the specific challenges in repository metadata including working with both user submitted data and automated processes. The presentation will discusshow repository data ...

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Kindle 3G vs. Nook Color vs. Nook BW

So, I had to put together a matrix for ebook shopping for the Gadget Group in the Libraries. I tried to do a straightforward comparison, but as with all technology, that’s not always easy. I love my Kindle, but Nook Color looks like it might be a great ereader/tablet platform (Android based) for under 300$. It certainly is lighter than my netbook/tablet hybrid (Dell Duo ...

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Making the most out of meetings

I have been to alot of meetings over the years – some great, some not so great, some pointless, some redundant, some effective… Over the years I have gathered together my tactics for both being a participant and being the organizer. Meeting organizersA meeting organizer doesn’t even have to be the person in charge of the actual meeting. Organization: Agendas. The agenda is the map ...

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call for presenters

Georgia library employees:Do you have a great program, service, or idea that you’d like to share with your colleagues in webinar form? Then please consider acting as a speaker for the Carterette Series Webinars. No previous webinar delivery experience is necessary–we will provide training and assistance. Since June of 2010, over 1200 librarians from Georgia and around the world have attended live sessions of the ...

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A tale of 2 identities and the struggles to merge them:

I need some feedback. I have multiple blogs out there. Some are more up to date than others; but none are particularly scandalous.From 2000-2006, I art blogged. I blogged my art process. I blogged new art works. I blogged my heath problems. I blogged a photo friday EVERY friday. I photoblogged from my camera. It was much more personal than what I post here. (there ...

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