ASLS 2008 NYLA Annual Conference

2008 ASLS Conference Program

Interested in the ASLS booth? Click here to learn about the libraries who participated and here to see photos of the ASLS booth!

ASLS-Sponsored Programs

I Just Want to Make Another Copy
A quick tour through multimedia copyright geared to the needs of academic and special libraries.
Speaker: Thomas McFadden, Union College 

Demystifying Web 2.0 to the Staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
How a group of librarians at the Thomas J. Watson Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art convinced museum staff to integrate Web 2.0 tools into their daily work. Presenters showed how they addressed concerns particular to their target audience: relevancy of Web 2.0 tools to scholarly research and the concern with authority and security. A look at museumwide outcomes and future plans concluded the session.
Speakers: Jennie Pu, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Deborah Vincelli, Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Partnering with Google and Microsoft: Reflections on Mass Digitization at Columbia University
The partnership of academic libraries with search engine giants like Google and Microsoft has caused a lot of discussion in the library world. Patricia Renfro from Columbia University discussed her own Library’s projects with Google and Microsoft to digitize books from their collections.
Speaker: Patricia Renfro, Columbia University 

Green Libraries
The presenter, trained by Al Gore and the Climate Project as one of the “1000 Climate Messengers,” discussed developments and solutions libraries are adopting to make their libraries more environmentally friendly and reducing their “carbon footprints.” Sustainable building designs, conservation of non-renewable energy and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, and more were discussed.
Speaker: Frederick Stoss, University of Buffalo 

What Else Can You Do with a Library Degree?
Learn about non-traditional library careers! A panel of speakers from non-traditional and special libraries discussed careers in fields other than public, academic and school libraries.
Speakers: Patti McCall, AMRI; Joan Oliver; Rebecca Rich-Wulfmeyer, Albany Institute of History & Art; Polly-Alida Farrington, P. A. Farrington Associates; and Amanda Latreille, New York State Library & Libraries for the Future 

Hey, Ho, Let’s Go! Managing Your Digitization Project
A panel of speakers shared practical tips and guidelines on how to plan and manage digitization projects. Audience members had an opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.
Speakers: Jean Currie; Susan D’Entremont, CDLC; and Maria Kessler McShane, College of Saint Rose