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The Nova Scotia Provincial Library will be hosting the first of the College of DuPage’s Soaring to Excellence satellite teleconferences for 2006/2007 on October 27th.  The title of this is “Best New Technologies: Keeping Up with the Storm”.  

New technologies keep coming at a rapid pace, and librarians are subject to the stress of being expected to both absorb and implement them. Is there any surprise that the challenges faced in keeping up with this storm of new technology is where the talk turns when librarians gather? Our cause for optimism is that a handful of these new technologies may actually help librarians to more effectively connect with their communities and involve community members in developing resources and content. This program will examine the challenges librarians face as we enter the world of Web 2.0. It will explore several of the newest technologies, investigate why librarians are adopting them and how they’re being used, and examine sensible approaches to choosing and implementing the technology that is right for your library. 

Following the teleconference broadcast we will hear from local librarians who have implemented some of the new technologies.  Donna Bourne-Tyson, University Librarian, Mount Saint Vincent University and Denyse Rodrigues, Extended Services Librarian at MSVU will talk about the Library Blog on the main page of the MSVU Library web site.  Also Kelli WooShue, a Reference Services Librarian at Halifax Public Libraries and Newsletter convenor, Nova Scotia Library Association, will speak about the RSS (Rich Site Summary, RDF Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication) feed on the NSLA web site.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about these technologies from local librarians who have experience with them.
 
TELECONFERENCE DETAILS:
Date: Friday,October 27th, 2006, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Place: Nova Scotia Provincial Library (Classroom), 3770 Kempt Road, Halifax 
Registration is free.
Parking is available in front of the building.
To register contact Carol Morris at 424-2477 or by e-mail at [log in to unmask]

This teleconference is from the Library Learning Network, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

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