Join us on the 2nd March, 2007

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Initial reactions

Well, this whole idea seems to be getting some traction! I've spoken to a number of people who are very enthusiastic about the concept. We hope to get a good cross section of people to participate and contribute. I thought it might be helpful to tell you about some of the people who have said they are coming, so you can start thinking about the topics we could discuss on the day. Also, if you are coming and you have a particular interest or passion, you might like to flag it on the blog or point us to your blog!
This is no time to be shy!
Our Fellow Public Librarians are getting behind us and encouraging others to attend. To quote fellow Blogger, Glenn Harper, Information Resources Librarian, Frankston Library Service: "I've just registered to go to the Unconference and I was wondering if any of my fellow public library bloggers are attending? This might be a chance for us to get together and talk (and maybe promote) blogging, sharing tips and
observations etc. on this and other webby and online stuff"

Our first featured participant is Alan Butters. Alan is flying out today to Denmark to represent Standards Australia and our industry as a member of the ISO discussions on RFID tags for libraries. He is an expert in this area, and will be an unconference attendee. You can find out more about him at

Library 2.0

We are very chuffed here at Yarra Plenty to be invited to present an online session for the SirsiDynix Institute in February. Lynette Lewis, Denise McLarty and I will talk about how we have used the Public Library of Charlotte Mecklenberg County's 23 Things to introduce our staff to the wonderful world of Web 2.0.

There are some good presentations on their site - check it out at
and if 23 things over 9 weeks is too much for you, find out how you can do 25 technologies in 50 minutes!
And of course, the three of us will be there (with bells on)


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