Friday, January 30, 2009

EVENT: When the Human Meets Computers

The Potomac Valley Chapter of ASIS&T invites you to our half-day conference at the renowned Human-Computer Interaction Lab! Come see the latest technologies and get ask questions to leading professionals in the field.

What: Innovations at the Human Computer Interaction Lab: When the Human Meets Computers: An Afternoon of Technology Previews, Presentations, and Discussion

When: Feb. 20, 2009

For more agenda and registration information, please click HERE.

See you there,

Jeff Prater
2008-09 PVC-ASIST Chair

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

YouTube Tuesday:

I Dat I Daw a Puddy Tat
A Common Craft introduction to Twitter.


I'm not gonna lie. This video had me genuinely spooked.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Event: Open House

The CUA SLIS program's next Open House for prospective students will take place on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to Noon in the Information Commons, 132 Marist Hall.

If you have friends, colleagues, relatives who may be considering a career in librarianship, tell them about this opportunity and encourage them to attend. There's more information, and a downloadable flyer you can post, on our website at .

Anyone planning to attend should sign up using the online RSVP form, also on the website.

Note for those in the legal community: we'll be holding a special breakout session for prospective law librarians during the second half of the Open House, so please encourage your friends and colleagues to come and find out more about law librarianship and the SLIS program.

If Feb. 21 isn’t a good date, or your friends would prefer another location, we’re planning other open house events as follows. Watch for more details:

February 28: Arlington, Va
March 7: Richmond, Va
May 9: Washington, D.C. (Marist Hall)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Impress Your Professor: Cheap!

We can all use a few ways to save some cash... particularly in this economy. If we can find ways to save our employers money - even better. One of the many ways that individuals and organizations are looking to save their pennies is through the use of open source software.

This stuff has been around for longer than most people think. The idea of incorporating open source software into our lives is still a rather new concept. If you're still fuzzy on what open source software is, I suggest checking out Scot Colford's introduction in the most recent ASIST bulletin.

The take-away message I found: open source software is higly useful and customizable, but only if we're not afraid of it.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

YouTube Tuesday:

Sorry for the delay in this week's YouTube Tuesday. My fingers were thawing from spending hours outside at the Inauguration.

Students Today
What can this video teach us about our patrons?

Insulting Librarian
A study of what not to do.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Impress Your Professor : All Things Inaugural

Some very savvy librarians have put together a great list of resources for and about this and all inaugurations. If you're planning on attending or even if you're not, it's worth a look.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

YouTube Tuesday: First Week Fun

I Want to be a Libarian
Like a producer, with shushing arm action.

Librarian Doo-Wop
Warning: Contains political content

Monday, January 12, 2009

Welcome Back!

It's the first class day of the Spring 2009 semester. The board of CUA ASIST would like to welcome all return and new students to our blog.

We'll start up our regular posting schedule this week.