Or herstory. Or our collective past. Something that makes talking about our past and the need to treat it with care and respect silence a room full of people like few other topics in the humanities. This was the case when Jon Voss of HistoryPin spoke to a room full of librarians and information specialists [...]
Lydia Zvyagintseva, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta Rachel Frick, the Director of the DLF Forum and a community builder, gave the closing keynote at Access 2013 entitled “Community, understanding, courage, and honesty”. Her diverse skills, experiences and interests clearly reflected in this uplifting talk, which underscored a few recurring themes in [...]
I grew up in the state of Ohio, and while Ohio might be the geographic home of the OCLC I never thought my first professional interaction with someone within that organization would occur over a thousand miles from home on an island in the north Atlantic. An Island where if you asked most people from [...]
We had a few students attend Access this year and we put them to work! We asked them to write up a blog post for keynote sessions. Be sure to take a look at their thoughts and summary of the keynotes. Thanks to Dale Russell, Kim Martin, and Lydia Zvyagintseva for blogging for us!
Big thanks to all of our sponsors, speakers, participants, and the organizing team for making Access 2013 an awesome conference! We rocked the Rock!
We were happy to announce that Access 2014 will be hosted by the University of Calgary! We’ll see you in Alberta!
We’ve been requested to share the themes from the conference. Here’s what I saw/said at the conference – feel free to add what themes you saw emerge! The conference highlighted a number of themes for me. It’s important to remember our mission. We need to be open in order to help build communities, create, share [...]
If you couldn’t make it all the way to the rock, you can still see the awesome presentations we have lined up from the comfort of your desk. Most of the sessions will be live streamed directly from the conference. Check out our live feed and visit our live page to follow our twitter and [...]
It begins! Today starts with a precon on digitization and our annual hackfest! You can follow along with our tweets (hashtag #accessyyt) or tweet to us @accesslibcon. Check out our Live page tomorrow to watch our live feed.
Feeling hungry? Looking for a scoff? There are tons of places to eat in St. John’s. Below are a few of them. We’ve tried to indicate vegetarian/vegan, seafood and gluten free options but may have missed a few. Many places are willing to accommodate – if you’re not sure, just ask! Full list from city [...]