Thursday, February 25, 2010

USA Today Article + "Future is Now" Online Conference

A colleague, Michael Oppenheim, forwarded this very positive USA Today article about librarians, with reference to Marilyn Johnson, author of the newly published *This Book is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All.” Johnson will be one of the keynote speakers at “The Future is Now: Libraries and Museums in Virtual Worlds” online conference, scheduled for Friday 3/5 and Saturday 3/6. The conference is very reasonably priced, at $25 for ALA members, $45 for those who don’t belong to ALA, $10 for students, retirees and those between jobs, and $70 for groups. In addition to the keynotes and other sessions, there will be a panel titled “Joining Hands: Library/Museum Collaboration in Virtual Worlds,” scheduled for Friday, 3/5, 3:30 to 5 pm SLT/Pacific Time. Check the conference schedule for information about all sessions.

Please note that while some of the sessions in this conference will be held in Second Life, a number of them will be held via OPAL web conferencing software, similar to Elluminate.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! I used Google Translate to read your message in English, and to translate this response to you in Chinese.