25 March 2008

The Sheck is Shaking it at Computer in Libraries

I am attending (and presenting) at Computers in Libraries for the first time in the beginning of April. I've heard a lot of good stuff about this conference, especially from the interminably amazing and innovative Greg Schwartz. Diddy G, have I mentioned that I am excited to see you?

As for my presentation, here is the write up:
Librarians and students may be embracing technology, but what about our faculty? Have you ever seen their glazed-over look when you mention IM, wikis, RSS, blogs? Have you noticed the puzzled expressions as you talk about Second Life or Facebook? This session discusses welcoming faculty to 2.0 and presenting constructive ways for faculty to bring technology into their lives and into their classrooms.


Anyone who has followed the Sheck Spot knows that I am always looking at ways to make 2.0 more exciting and applicable to faculty, a group that I think is often overlooked by librarians when it comes to technology.

As for getting ready for the presentation, it has been interesting, difficult, and exciting to prep for it. In large part, I am pretty nervous about getting out there with such an experienced crowd. But no fretting on any of our parts: the Sheck will shake it at CiL!

3 comments:

Greg Schwartz said...

Ditto, SF! Your presentation will be fine. The atmosphere is far less intense than you might imagine, especially by Wednesday afternoon. Did I tell you that Sizemore got the go-ahead and will indeed be there? Good, good stuff.

david silver said...

sounds like a great talk - i wish i were going this year.

sheck, you say: "Anyone who has followed the Sheck Spot knows that I am always looking at ways to make 2.0 more exciting and applicable to faculty ..."

cool. in some ways, a lot of what i do is look for ways to make 2.0 more exciting and applicable TO LIBRARIANS. one day we should explore our overlaps on some kind of panel - i think it would make for a fascinating conversation.

good luck with your presentation and i hope you'll have some time to blog the conference. good luck!

The Sheck said...

Silver, that is SUCH a good idea. And one I will think on. But a panel with you, conversing about 2.0, or just conversing...I am ALL ABOUT IT.