32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition

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PD: Information professional- Professional development- Issues and challenges [clear filter]
Friday, November 9

12:45pm EST

Lessons from the Charleston Conference for Law Libraries
Moderated discussion for Law Librarians to explore the theme of the Charleston Conference and points brought up by the keynote speakers. The Charleston Conference is a great view venue for discovering and learning trends in information acquisitions. Topics not necessarily addressed at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries. Specific library types, such as law libraries, need to reflect on what they have learned at the Charleston Conference and the possible impacts on our libraries and user populations. This is particular true as the American Bar Association, law school accrediting authority, shifts the focus of its statistics from volumes and budgets to titles, formats, and budgets.


Paula Tejeda

Head of Technical Services, Charleston School of Law
Education: M.L.S., University of Puerto Rico, 1974; B.S. University of Puerto Rico, 1969 Work experience: July 2004 to date:  Charleston School of Law, Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library Associate Law Librarian/Head of Technical Services.  Member of the founding staff of the School... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Francis Marion Laurens Room 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

3:15pm EST

Geek Out: Adding Coding Skills to Your Professional Repertoire

"Jason and Ruby are enjoying some Java while a Python wreaks havoc on the library!" If you’ve heard some of the “geek talk” from library developers, you might be wondering exactly what’s going on…and the answer would be “A LOT!” (Fortunately, though, there are no snakes involved!)

As demonstrated by the strong interest of librarians in the CodeYear project (http://codeyear.com/), more and more librarians are adding coding skills to their professional repertoires. Thanks to simpler approaches to coding, including Java, Ruby on Rails, and Python, barriers to entry for new programmers have been significantly reduced. It’s easier than ever before for library staff members with clever ideas or innovative solutions to put them into action, mashing up data and services from a variety of spaces to add new value for users.

Wondering how you might get started on the path to innovation…and what challenges you might face as you build a coding skill set? In this session, Bohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian at Florida International University Medical Library, and Kathryn Harnish, Senior Product Manager for OCLC’s WorldShare Platform, will offer suggestions on how to jump into the programming world and where to find resources useful for learning and troubleshooting. Kim and Harnish will discuss how to apply these new skills in a library context and how to seize opportunities to better connect people with your organization’s resources and services. In particular, Kim will discuss her participation in and insights gained from the Library CodeYear project, while Harnish will posit some ways in which the library community can come together to provide more support for fledgling coders and greater innovation in libraries.


Kathryn Harnish

Senior Product Manager, OCLC

Friday November 9, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Addlestone Library Room 122 205 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401