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NEBASE Annual Meeting 2007 : Do you know where your patrons are? Exploring new spaces at your library! - Lincoln 

8:45-9:15 - Registration and refreshments

9:15-9:25 - Welcome - Shannon White, NEBASE Director, Nebraska Library Commission

9:25-10:45 - Gaming Panel - Moderator - Michael Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission. Panelists: Celine Stahlnecker, Grand Island Public Library; Russ Harper, Omaha Public Library; Sean Story, Lincoln City Libraries

Gamers are stereotypically defined as teenage boys who don't get out much. However, studies show that gamers come from all backgrounds and in all ages. Gaming also doesn't have to be just video games. Young gamers do have ways of looking at things that older generations might not view the same way. (Just ask a ten-year-old about how they defeated their boss today.) This panel will present an overview of gamers and how gaming can be used in the library. It will also show you how libraries from around Nebraska are using gaming to attract and retain library users. Want to try out some of the games that can bring new users into your library? We will have a gaming room set up throughout the meeting with:
  • Wii Sports - Tennis, Baseball, Golf, Bowling and Boxing
  • Dance Dance Revolution - PlayStation 2
  • Guitar Hero II - Xbox 360
10:45-11:00 - Break

11:00-12:15 - Social Networking: The Intersection between Content, Collaboration & Community - Jasmine deGaia, Global Product Manager, Social Networking Initiatives, OCLC

The term social networking may be new, but the concepts behind it - of sharing content, collaborating with others and creating a community – are not. In fact, they have been around for a long time, and are at the heart of what libraries offer. What IS new is the digital medium, which makes the contribution of content and interacting with other people faster, easier and more accessible to a wider population than it’s ever been before. The challenge before us is how to apply social networking in a digital age to enhance and extend libraries. In this session, we’ll explore the trends and behaviors of users of the social web and look at specific examples of how various libraries have applied social media to benefit their organizations. This presentation will also include a demo of social functionality OCLC is building, including profiles, personal bibliographies, user lists, reviews, ratings, recommendations, and much more.

12:15-1:15 - Lunch and free time for game room

1:15-2:30 - MySpace is Your Library’s Space: Reference, Programming and Promotion - Angela Semifero, Deputy Director / Head of Technical Services, Marshall District Library, Michigan

Walk behind a row of computers at any public library and what will you see on the screen? Myspace. This site has at various times been the most visited U.S. website and has captured nearly 80% of online social networking site visits. What does this mean for libraries? Join us for a discussion of how sites like Myspace can serve as a resource for public libraries. Topics will include developing social networking policies, using Myspace as a promotional tool and information resource, and programming opportunities for libraries.

2:30-2:45 - Break

2:45-3:45 - Breakout Sessions (Choose one)

Session 1: CONTENTdm & OCLC Digitization: How to Move Your Historical Newspapers to the Web with Nebraska Memories - Shannon White, NEBASE Director, Nebraska Library Commission

OCLC provides a complete solution for your digital newspapers, including digitization services and CONTENTdm for a presentation system. We'll show examples of libraries' digitized newspapers.

Session 2: OCLC Update and WorldCat Local: Global Network, Local Results - Christa Burns, OCLC Member Services Coordinator, Nebraska Library Commission

OCLC is piloting its new WorldCat Local service that will allow your library to customize as a solution for local discovery and delivery services. WorldCat Local interoperates with locally maintained services like circulation, resource sharing and resolution to full text to present a locally branded interface to your patrons. Attend this session to hear about the newest OCLC products and services and to see the WorldCat Local beta being run at the University of Washington Libraries.  
Date Time
8/9/2007 8:45am - 3:45pm  (Central Time)
Location Local Info
Cornhusker Marriott Hotel
333 South 13th Street
Phone: 402-474-7474 or 800-793-7474
Cornhusker Marriott Hotel
CE Hours
Capacity Available Seats
120 40
Registration Starts Registration Ends
6/14/2007 8/7/2007
For Further Information Sponsor
Jeannette Powell
402-471-7740 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission
Registration Closed