Volunteers needed for Denver Conference Tech Kiosk

We’ve discussed it on here previously, but for those that missed it, I’m coordinating a new kind of program at the ARLIS conference in Denver… and I need your help!

The “Tech Kiosk” offers an opportunity for ARLIS members who haven’t had much exposure to Web 2.0 tools to get some hands-on experience. The Tech Kiosk will be located inside the exhibits hall, and is intended to allow conference goers to step up and try their hand at setting up a blog, a del.icio.us account, a flickr account, and more! The idea is to provide an opportunity for folks to try out these tools in a way that is casual and comfortable, and to let them walk away with experience (and an account) that they can continue to use after the conference!

So… where do you come in? If you’re well-versed in the basics of these kinds of Web 2.0 tools, and if you’re interested in helping your colleagues connect with the ways in which these tools can benefit art libraries, I’d love your help! We’ll need two “staffers” at the table from 8:45am to 12:30pm on Saturday and Sunday (May 3 & 4, 2008). I’m planning to have some basic “training” materials, as well as some common resources that everyone can use/point to when staffing the kiosk, so you’ll have plenty of guidance.

More details will follow, but if you’re interested, please email me (rebeccacooper AT gmail DOT com) and let me know the following:

1) What day/times you’re available (I’d prefer shifts of 2 hours)

2) Which technologies you’d feel most comfortable showing someone

Questions are also most welcome…

A side note: I’d love to staff the kiosk with ArLiSNAP folks, because I think this could be a great way of connecting new professionals with seasoned ARLIS/NA members. But everyone is welcome!

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