Tuesday, May 25, 2010

CFP: Cloud computing for library services (ALA Annual)

CFP: Cloud computing for library services (ALA Annual)
Saturday, June 26th, 2010 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please join us for the LITA / ALA session on cloud computing to be held during the ALA Annual Conference, June 26, 2010. The session is seeking participants to give lightning round (5 minute) presentations on your work or research on cloud computing.

To sign-up visit http://groups.google.com/group/alacloud/, join the group, and add your name to the lightning-round page http://groups.google.com/group/alacloud/web/lightning-round-sign-up-page.

Please direct any questions to Erik Mitchell (mitcheet@wfu.edu)

Full session description:
This session will discuss how libraries can use cloud computing resources to deliver innovative, cost-effective, and scalable services. The session will include two panel discussions and participant lightning round. The panel discussions will focus on trends, uses, and case studies of cloud computing in library environments. Panel presenters include both library and IT industry
experts. A call for lightning round participants will be issued at a later date.Speakers: Marshall Breeding, Vanderbilt University, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research; Chris Tonjes, Director of Information Technology, District of Columbia Government; Leslie Johnston, Library of Congress, Digital Media Project Coordinator

A complete schedule of LITA events is available at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/litaevents/annual2010/schedule.cfm

Erik Mitchell, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Technology Services
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Wake Forest University