Saturday, April 19, 2014

Call for Experts (Presenters) -- ALA Annual Library Code Year IG

LITA/ALCTS Library Code Year IG wants you to be a part of their technology speed-dating session at ALA Annual in Las Vegas on Saturday June 28th 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.!

What is technology speed-dating? Part informational, part discussion, completely useful. Several experts will be stationed around our meeting room and talk about a specific topic, software, piece of code, programming language, etc. to attendees for an allotted amount of time and then they will rotate to a different expert until our time ends. Depending on the number of experts we get to participate, the allotted amount may range from 3 to 10 minutes max; our back-up format, if needed, is lightning talks. Our session is 90 minutes but the technology speed-dating will be for 60 minutes and is meant to be a more casual, conversational, learning experience.
What are you knowledgeable in? Using Python or Ruby, Drupal or Wordpress? Have you written a useful script? Can you explain a code snippet to non-techies well? Have you modified a Kinect or other hardware for library purposes? Sign up to be an expert at our Library Code Year Interest Group meeting!
Get back to us by May 15th with your idea(s) to sign up to be an expert for our technology speed-dating. Also, consider forwarding this to someone you know, and are possibly thinking of right now, who would be a great expert too!


Emily Flynn
Metadata & eResources Librarian
Chris Strauber
Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian
Tisch Library, Tufts University