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Drupal4Lib BoF at ALA Anaheim - Sat. 23 (10:30a-12noon)?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 6/7/12 (11:33am)

drupalicon4lib.png I just had a look at the schedule for ALA Anaheim and noticed there wasn't a get-together for us library drupalers -- to talk shop, to talk projects, joys, frustrations, discoveries, etc.*

So I know it's kind of late but how about a Drupal4Lib BoF on Sat. 23 (10:30a-12noon)? Location: TBA (Anaheim).

Please leave comments/suggestions!

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Library BoF at DrupalCon Chicago

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 3/9/11 (9:29am)

We were able to squeeze in more than 50 librarians into the Library BoF. Topics of discussion included migrating to Drupal from other systems, integration with ILSs, creation of research guides, etc.

I put together a complete write-up for Library Hi Tech who'll be publishing it at some point.

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Library BoF on Tues. 1:30p-3p (3/8), Location TBA

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 3/4/11 (5:24pm)

drupalConChicago2011_attending.png Okay (in the words of WNYC's Brian Lehrer) after an Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Availability Poll, it seems like most people can make it to a Library BoF on Tuesday 1:30p-3:00p (3/8).

That takes care of time.

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I'm attending DrupalCon Chicago, March 7-10, 2011

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 1/13/11 (12:26am)

Hey, just two more days (thru 1/14) to save $50 bucks on registering for DrupalCon Chicago (3/7-3/11) -- the greatest event ever! Also, don't forget to throw in an extra twenty bucks for the Opening Night Party (3/8, 7p-10p) at the Field Museum!

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2010 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 11/21/10 (2:18pm)

I was at the 2010 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) -- this year hosted by Northwestern and for that reason in Evanston.

I saw a couple of great presentations including one by Benjamin Pauley from ECSU. He started out by discussing how unreliable biographic information is coming from Google.

Well, that's nothing new, I said to myself -- so what's he going to do about it?

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Illinois Library Association Conference

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 10/2/10 (3:33pm)
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I was at the ILA Conference for a short sweep through the exhibits on Wednesday. The two chief attractions (at least for me) were 1) Free pass for the exhibits and 2) Free lunchtime buffet (pictured above).

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2010 UIC Richard J. Daley Urban Forum

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 4/27/10 (1:38pm)

The annual UIC Urban Forum took place today. Mayor Daley spoke at the opener and then took part in one of the panel discussions later on. Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel also was there -- participating in a lively discussion along with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Motorola CEO Greg Brown and moderator Judy Woodruff.

Discussion at these things tends to lead to platitudes ("collaboration", "shared resources" -- and considering the venue -- "more support for education"). My favorite moment came when Woodruff went on and on about people's "anger" and Rahm pointed out that it might have something to do with the economic situation. "But why does the press focus on it then," Woodruff asked. Rahm looked at her and smiled: "that's the subject for another panel".*

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* Quoted from memory.

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Shooting Video at the 2010 IRA Convention

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 4/25/10 (12:32pm)

So what am I doing on a Sunday morning? Why shooting video at the annual convention of the International Reading Association at McCormick Place, of course! Partnership READ, a joint UIC-CPS program to improve literacy in the Chicago Public Schools is doing a whole series of presentations throughout the day and I got volunteered to videotape at least three sessions.

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Oy, What a Day

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 4/19/10 (2:57pm)

Library DrupalCamp at ALA in DC?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 1/6/10 (10:59am)

drupalicon4lib.pngThere's an interesting (albeit preliminary) discussion about organizing a 'Library DrupalCamp' for ALA in DC this summer on the Drupal Group for Libraries.

If that piques your interest, have a gander at:

http://groups.drupal.org/node/32822

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