Librarian Brian McCann, author of the forthcoming Music Theory is set to speak tomorrow at the 2018 Lib Tech Conference in St. Paul Minnesota.
According to the LibTech website, "the conference provides an opportunity for library professionals to come together to discuss the changing technologies that are affecting how users interact with libraries and to see how libraries are using technology to create new and better ways to manage their resources."
They further explain, "It provides a venue where participants can learn skills or knowledge that they can take back and adapt for use within their own library through a mix of sessions including keynote presentations, traditional lecture-style concurrent sessions, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops. Sessions are offered on a wide range of topics and at varying skill levels. Anyone interested in the changing technologies that are affecting libraries should plan to attend."
Library staff and technologists from as many as 150 institutions are expected this year’s conference. Brian's session is entitled "Polish Your Web Portal."
Brian writes, "Is your web presence… meh? Created more than 5 years ago? Can’t afford a designer? Time to do it yourself! Come learn the basics of user experience design to streamline your website for a great new look and functionality. See how you can use your new site to drum up more business and promotion for your library."
Brian McCann is a corporate librarian at an engineering firm with more than 10,000 employees around the world and 4 library staff. He more than tripled web traffic with a successful rebuild of his library’s site. He will share his top 20 user experience tips as well as what he learned about promoting the library through this behind-the-scenes informational service.
For information on the LibTech Conference & Brian's presentation, click HERE
The Willamette Writers' Group featured a recent presentation by Kim Kasch, author of Irma the Inventor and the Vampire Spiders. An excerpt of their article is below:
February may be the month of love, but it may also be the month to cut ties with your character – permanently. Kim Kasch will join the Young Willamette Writers to discuss the why’s, do’s and don’ts, and how-to’s of bringing about the demise of a character, maybe even one you’ve come to care about.
Kim said this about saying goodbye to those well-loved people you’ve created:
“Goodbye,” is the hardest word in the English language, at least it is when you love someone. We hate losing a family member or friend and—yes—even our favorite characters in our books leave an empty void when they are lost forever.
For avid readers, it can be depressing to reach the end of a story, and it is way worse to actually close the cover and walk away. But, when our leading ladies and good-guy protagonists breathe their last breath, it can truly feel like losing a loved one.
Read the full article HERE
A brief article describing MC Hall's book Smothered from the Lockport Journal
Cassidy-Hall’s first adult novel, “Smothered” is the first book in a new trilogy, loosely inspired by the JonBenet Ramsey case. Told in an epistolary format using a variety of documents including internet message boards, police interrogations, court transcripts, and emails, it’s the fictional story of Kitty Holbrooke, a child star who was murdered 15 years earlier, and a current online tabloid’s attempt to resolve the cold case with input from readers.
The book includes a discussion guide for book club.
Click HERE for the full article
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