by Brian Kelly
What's happening on the technology front line? Technology experts discuss how today's cutting edge developments could impact information use and provision in the near future, and disrupt the way we work and the services our users expect us to provide. From new devices to new ways of engaging users, what are the implications and opportunities of technological innovation for libraries? Come and find out.
A study at the University of Huddersfield found a strong correlation between library use and final grades. The latest findings from the JISC-funded Library Impact Data Project extends the research across eight campuses.
by Jo Alcock
Alcock wonders if it’s bad to be a twit and explores how you can use microblogging and social software to Get Things Done. This philosophy, articulated by David Allen in 2001, works on the principle that to progress toward our goals we must effectively manage incoming information. Alcock, a self-confessed productivity tool geek, shares her experiences with a variety of different tools and demonstrates how to integrate the best of these tools into the research librarian workflow.
To be effective, information professionals must keep up with their own professional development. New opportunities can be found in social media, virtual learning environments, embedded librarianship, and delivering mobile access. These new roles require multiple skills and adjusting to the new environment can be a challenge. The speakers in this session help you identify which skills to widen and develop to make the most of the new roles and opportunities that are available.
26th–28th October 2011