Computers in Libraries 2013 Write Up

Best quote of the conference: Great Technology is Invisible! 

Last week I attended the Computers in Libraries 2013 conference. I really enjoyed the conference and think I was able to walk away with some information that I will be able to apply immediately in my work at the University of Maryland Libraries as well as in the future. For now I'll tell you which sessions I attended and provide a link to the notes that I took during the conference, but I'll try to post individual sessions over the next few weeks. 

My Agenda:

Monday April 8th: Track B, Web Presence
15 Web Trends for 2013
David Lee King
Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and and Publisher

Seven Deadly Sins of Websites
Casey Schacher, Resource Discovery Librarian, University of Wiscosin - Madison, Memorial Library
Paige Mano, Web Communications and Social Media Coordinator, University of Wisconsin - Parkside Library
Tony Aponte, Science & Engineering Librarian, UCLA Science & Engineering Library

Monday April 8th: Track C, Emerging Trends
Augmented Reality & Next-Gen Libraries
Nathan Flinchum, Community Technology Center Librarian, Public Services, Roanoke Public Libraries
Mason Yang, Electronic Services Librarian, Library and Learning Services, Marymount University
Michelle Liu, Assistant Professor of Information Technology, Marymount University

Libraries, Archives & Museums: Collaboration on a Large Scale
Michael Peter Edson, Director of Web & New Media Strategy, Office of the CIO, Smithsonian Institution
Merete Sanderhoff, Researcher/Project manager, Collections and Research, Statens Museum for Kunst
Michael Anker, Senior advisor and business architext, Danes' Digital Library (DDL)

Tuesday April 9th: Track B, User Experience
The Ideal User Experience
Kelly Coulter, Vitual Services Manager, Richland Library

Creating a Culture of Usability
Krista Godfrey, Web Services Librarian, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. Paulette Hasier, Manager, Research Services, Advanced Resource Technologies, Inc. and Department of Defense
Jessica L Sanders, Research Specialist, ARTI (DoD Contractor)

UX & Accessibility Pecha Kucha
Randy Oldham, Web Development Librarian, University of Guelph
Dr. Frank Cervone, Vice Chancellor for Information Services and Chief Information Officer, Purdue University Calumet
Zhimin Chen, Library Systems Manager, Saint Joseph's University
Joanna Karpinski, Systems Librarian, National Library of Medicine

Wednesday April 10th: Track E, Learning is our Business
Rethinking Digital Literacy for All Ages
Michele Farrell, Senior Library Program Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Enid Costley, Children's and Youth Services Consultant, Library of Virginia
Matt Montgomery, Technical Services Librarian, Mechanics' Institute
Jeremy Snell, Web Librarian, Mechanics' Institute

Literacy Lab: Bring Ed Tech Tools Into Class
Margeaux Johnson, Science & Technology Librarian, Marston Science Library, University of Florida
Alex R Hodges, Associate Director, Instruction & Curricular Services, American University

If you attended the conference as well, which sessions did you enjoy? If you have a write up about it please provide a link in the comments. 

Have a great day and keep smiling! :) 

PS. Apologies for not being more regular with blogging (fail for New Year's Resolution #6) this semester. All of these self-directed courses for my last semester of the MLS program might not have been such a great idea.