Thursday, May 31, 2007

Book Discussion Group

Hi Guys and Gals,

You know who you are. Let us all meet near the doors of CC Room 506-507, Tuesday, June 5th between 6:30-6:45. If that is not convenient for you, then we will see you at the museum. (13th and Broadway)

Parker Ladwig and I will be finishing up the "Division Cabinet Meeting" at 6:30, so we all could start walking to the Colorado History Museum together around 6:45 and get there at 7:00pm. The sandwich place should have the food ready before we arrive.

Note that we do not have "free" use of the museum, just the conference room. However, it should be a nice little escape from the CC rooms.

PAM Early-Bird Dinner

The Early-Bird Dinner is at the Wynkoop, 1634 18th street. Here is a map thanks to Mapquest.

Map of 1634 18th St Denver, CO 80202-1212, US
(16th Street is there, just zoom in to see the 16th street mall.)

From the Convention Center
Walk 2 blocks North East to the 16th Street Mall
Shuttle bus. Take the shuttle North to Wazee St.
Walk 2 blocks NE along Wazee and hang a left on 18th St.

My SLA2007 Google Map

The title above links (I hope) to a map I created of some of the event locations. I thought it might be helpful to people trying to get their bearings.


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Your name here!

I already posted this to PAMnet, but I'll repeat here. If you're in SLA's PAM division, please consider posting to this blog. If you'd like to sign up, drop me a line at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com or my e-mail listed in the SLA directory and I'll get you signed up. It's a great way to contribute to the conference experience.


Saturday, May 19, 2007


So I've spent a bit of time on Second Life, and it is rather fun....our USC library system (aka the campus overall libraries admin) tech guy and I got on together about a mo. ago and got a tour of Info Island from the famous Donna Upshaw. I would love to do chat reference (we do QuestionPoint IM at USC), actually, with avatars, so we'd get a bit more clue of what the user was up to! Seriously. Also I have visions of how useful the place could be if vendors had presences - buildings, walls, etc., so my libn avatar could drag users to, e.g. the Web of Knowledge wall, and say, "see, here" this is how you do a cited ref. search....! Etc.!
But currently it seems a time waster for academic libraries. Other thoughts, disagreements?!

Sara T. aka Rosalie Sewell on SL

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

blogs, and wikis, and social software, oh my...

Hello: This is my first post to this blog. I hope I am not too far off-topic.

This week is Professional Development Week for Cornell Librarians. I just attended a session this moring on the topic Social Networking Tools Used for Reference and Outreach. I presented my blog "Physics Information Fluency" and demonstrated connotea.

I look forward to seeing you all at SLA.

Pat the Librarian

Monday, May 14, 2007

Newcomers Lunch

Are you a PAM member attending your first SLA conference this year?

You are cordially invited to the PAM Newcomer's Lunch. This complimentary lunch is sponsored by Turpion and will be on Sunday, June 3rd at noon. Get acquainted with your fellow newcomers and meet PAM Chair Joe Kraus, Chair-Elect Parker Ladwig and Past Chair Laurel Kristick.

If you will be attending the Newcomer's Lunch, please RSVP to me by Wednesday, May 23rd at laurel dot kristick at oregonstate dot edu.