OPALescence 2009: An Online Library Conference for Everyone

OPALescence 2009 August 13 & 14, 2009

This sounds like a great conference AND unconference. Terrific speakers, online, no travel, free and unconference sessions for participants to share and learn from each other.

Thursday, August 13 & Friday, August 14, 2009

Has your travel budget dried up? Still want that conference experience of fresh ideas, lively conversations, and networking with colleagues? Participate in OPALescence, a free online conference for everyone. We’re planning a series of interesting and informative presentations and discussions spread over two days.

Registration is free, easy, and online: tinyurl.com/N4JMV7

This will be a mix of speakers and unconference sessions. Topics include:

  • The Future of User Experience in Libraries
  • Librarians in Virtual Environments: From Classrooms to Communities
  • Best Practices for Web 2.0 in Schools
  • Collaboration 2.0
  • How American Libraries Are Using Web 2.0 Tools for Marketing
  • Listening to the Future of Reading: Readers’ Advisory and Audio Books
  • Building a Learning Culture

Now I’m trying to figure out how I can listen in while driving home from Syracuse next Thursday. Laptop plugged in to the car dashboard? Verizon air card? Keeping my eyes on the road!