InfoCamp Seattle 2009 – Save the date

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Mark your calendar… the third annual InfoCamp Seattle will be October 10 and 11, 2009!

InfoCamp is an unconference for anyone interested in librarianship, user experience, information architecture, user-centered design, information management, or related fields.

It features an egalitarian, community-driven format in which presentations are designed and delivered by participants.

And it’s a lot of fun!

Learn more and find out when tickets go on sale:
http://twitter.com/infocamp
http://facebook.com/infocamp
http://www.infocamp.info

Thanks,
Your InfoCamp Seattle 2009 organizers
infocampseattle@gmail.com

Register now for upcoming e-Learning opportunities from ACRL!

Registration is now open for two ACRL e-Learning events.  Please take a moment to review ACRL’s upcoming e-Learning course offerings, available at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/.     Details for each upcoming event are below:

Program Review for Academic Libraries

Live Webcast
April 14, 2009
11 a.m Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Webcast description:
Has your library recently been included in your institution’s academic program review cycle?  Erin McCaffrey, Digital Systems Librarian at Regis University, will introduce academic program review, discuss what is involved in putting together a program review for an academic library and questions to consider in working through the program review process.

Institutional program review guidelines often list the library as a resource for departments undergoing review.  However, more academic libraries are being included in their institution’s review cycle and asked to undergo program review themselves.  This session will introduce academic program review; discuss what is involved in putting together a program review for an academic library; and present questions to consider in working through the program review process.

Presenter:
Erin McCaffrey

Registration fees:
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
CACUL member: Can$90 (charges will be made in U.S. dollars)
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40

Group*: $295

For more details and a link to register for this event online, please visit the course page at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/programreview.cfm.

From Encounters to Experiences: Using Design Thinking to Create a User Experience

Live Webcast
April 23, 2009
11 a.m Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Workshop Description:
Convenient. Simple. Unexpected. Impressive. The Age of User Experience has forever altered the expectations of American consumers, especially the millennial generation that constitutes a majority of the academic library’s user base. To successfully reach and engage the user community academic librarians must master the art of adaptability. Good customer service is and will remain important, but may be insufficient to meet rapidly shifting user expectations. Many organizations are learning they must go beyond traditional customer service into the new realm of user experience design. Doing so requires new skills and a willingness to evolve professionally. In this online workshop attendees will learn how design thinking, rooted in the methods designers use to find problems and identify appropriate solutions, may be used to create user experiences that deliver meaning to individuals. Steven Bell, co-author of Academic Librarianship by Design and lead blogger at Designing Better Libraries, will introduce design thinking as a strategy to transform routine encounters into memorable experiences that exceed user expectations.

Webcast Presenter:
Steven J. Bell, Temple University

Registration fees:
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
CACUL member: Can$90 (charges will be made in U.S. dollars)
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40

Group*: $295

For more information about this webcast, including a link to online registration, please visit http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/userexperience.cfm.