Free Teleconference Series about Libraries

Langsdale Library of the University of Baltimore is hosting the 2005-2006 teleconference series from the College of DuPage: Soaring to Excellence 2006: Libraries, the Universe & Everything.

November 18, 2005.
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Google and Your Patrons
Speaker: Steven Bell
The myths and realities of Google are explored, along with its unique features and its impact on libraries. This teleconference explores the library worker’s role in connecting users to high quality information in the age of “Googleization.”

February 3, 2006
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Always a River, Sometimes a Library:
A Reexamination of Library Practice and Patron Service
Speaker: Rick Anderson
Rick Anderson explores the three ways the library profession is broken, and the four ways to fix it. He uses the Mississippi River as a metaphor for patron behavior, and gives us new and useful ways to think about our patrons.

April 7, 2006
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Serving Immigrant Populations: A Library Prototype for Diversity
Speakers: Bill Erbes and panel of experts
This teleconference begins with a look at the history of immigrants and libraries, and examines how to assess the needs of your community’s immigrant population, including English as a Second Language materials, legal issues, work issues, and bi-lingual library resources.

All teleconferences will be held at the William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, University of Baltimore. 11 West Mt. Royal Avenue (southwest corner of Mt. Royal Avenue & North Charles St.) Please feel free to “brown bag” your lunch. Llight snacks will be provided.
Driving, mass transit, and parking information, and a campus map can obtained at:

Space is limited so we urge you to register as soon as possible. To register and for parking tags and information, contact Shawn Wheeler (; 410.837.4290).
PLEASE NOTE: We will provide drivers with a parking tag. Do not contact the University of Baltimore Public Safety department.

Posted by Michael to ub at 11/08/2005 01:52:00 PM

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