As part of the APLA Vice-Presidents' series, you are invited to attend
an Education Institute audio-conference: "Ten Trends & Technologies for
2009" on Tuesday, January 13 at 2 pm.  Location:  Alderney Gate Public
Library (Dartmouth) -  Board Room (3rd floor).
Seating is limited, so please e-mail me directly to register:
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Following is a description of the audio-conference:

What technologies and trends should librarians be watching?
Transparency, Micro-content, Open Source and more will be included.
What's the next big thing as we move into 2009? Join librarian and Tame
the Web blogger Michael Stephens for a discussion of ten technologies to
be aware of in now and beyond. How do trends impact library services?

Who Should Participate:
Any librarian, library worker, information professional, administrator
or board member/trustee interested in trends & technology.

The Key Benefits For Participants:
Current awareness for librarians from all types of libraries, will aid
in planning for technology, etc.

Michael Stephens
Michael Stephens, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Graduate School
of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in Illinois.
He spent over fifteen years working in public libraries while developing
a passion for technology. His publications include The Library Internet
Trainer’s Toolkit, two ALA Library Technology Reports on Web 2.0, a
monthly column with Michael Casey in Library Journal, and a host of
articles. Michael also maintains the popular blog Tame the Web. He
received an IMLS doctoral fellowship at the University of North Texas,
was named a Library Journal “Mover and Shaker,” and recently joined
the Dominican faculty. Michael speaks nationally and internationally on
libraries, technology, and innovation. He recently completed a speaking
tour of Australia, presenting seven talks in five cities.

Darlene Beck,
APLA VP-Nova Scotia

Darlene Beck
Branch Manager/Regional Reference Services Manager
Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library
5381 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1E9
phone: (902)-490-5804 
fax: (902)-490-5747