What's Hot and What's Not

If you are a trend spotter with a keen interest in and knowledge of the changing world of libraries, consider participating in “What’s Hot and What’s Not: Incoming and Outgoing Technologies and Services,” a session at the annual ARLIS NA Conference, to be held in Denver, CO, May 1-5, 2008.

With the world of information and information-sharing in constant flux, how do arts librarians keep abreast of trends in library resources, technologies, and services? And, are the trends in academic libraries equally meaningful for museum or public libraries?

Selected panelists must be able to give a dynamic 15-20 minute presentation that is focused on one library type (academic, public, or special), with an eye toward resource-sharing, services, collection management, Web 2.0 tools, services, etc., that impact art and architecture libraries and librarians. The session will serve as a snapshot of future trends.

Selected virtual poster sessions–modeled after the hugely popular Eye to I sessions at ALA [http://eye2i.wordpress.com/]–will complement the Denver session and allow for greater participation by the ARLIS NA membership

If interested in either opportunity, please send an abstract and contact information by September 24 to Joan Stahl, Moderator, at jstahl@umd.edu.


  1. It would be really cool if we could take it the next level and have a virtual poster session to go along with it featuring some services, or tutorials or something.. something for those of us who aren’t brave enough to speak but want to do a poster session. Just an idea…

  2. I’d just like to put out there (again) that MediaWiki would be a great platform for organizing the poster sessions.

    Also, it would be even cooler to have a conference wiki that ties everyone’s sessions together, and it could act as a repository for the sessions as well as a portal to more information. Also, such a platform would allow for commenting which, in theory, could harness our collective knowledge.

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