January 29, 2010

Here's another video I've put together for SCLA. Enjoy!

Karen Brown is the 2010 2nd VP for Membership and she works at the University of South Carolina's Thomas Cooper Library. SCLA Conversations is a series of interviews with SCLA members discussing important issues of interest to the South Carolina library community. To join or learn more about the South Carolina Library Association, visit scla.org.

SCLA Conversations - Karen Brown from SC Library Association on Vimeo.

January 13, 2010

South Carolina State Library - C-SPAN at the South Carolina State Library

South Carolina State Library - C-SPAN at the South Carolina State Library

Are you a fan of C-SPAN, Washington Journal, or BookTV? Would you like to learn more about the network’s philosophy and get an overview of C-SPAN’s organization and programs? If so, this free workshop is for you.

On February 26, from 10:30 AM to noon, Rodee Schneider of C-SPAN will conduct a special workshop for C-SPAN fans, media specialists, social studies teachers, students, state government employees, librarians, and anyone else looking to gain a greater knowledge of C-SPAN and its public affairs resources. The workshop will be held in Room 309 of the South Carolina State Library’s administration building at 1430 Senate Street.

Following the talk, there will be a walk-through of C-SPAN’s unique and free resources, including

• the Video Library, C-SPAN’s comprehensive searchable archive featuring every C-SPAN program since 1987,
• Health Care Hub, a site featuring resources on the ongoing health care debate,
• C-SPAN Classroom, an educational service for social studies teachers, and
• Congressional Chronicle, a tool for monitoring and tracking congressional bills and members.

Seating is limited to 55 participants so be sure to register online before all seats are taken! Even though this event is free, we are expecting a large crowd so we ask that you register online. The registration deadline is Friday, February 19 at 5:00 PM. To register online, visit the State Library’s events calendar at www.statelibrary.sc.gov.

If you have any registration questions, please contact Kara Gibbs at 803-734-8576 or kgibbs@statelibrary.sc.gov This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

January 08, 2010

What Does The Research Tell Us?

Here is the presentation I gave at the Southern Social Networking Summit in Greenville, SC. It was a great two day conference with lots of brainstorming going on about social media, independent book stores, libraries, and public relations. It was a great combination of folks and many ideas were spread around. See the twitter feed #ssns!

Gearing up for 2010 Library Advocacy Day!

Library Advocacy Day from ALA Washington on Vimeo.

For one year only, Library Advocacy Day will replace National Library Legislative Day (NLLD). On June 29, 2010, library advocates from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. will meet at Upper Senate Park on the U.S. Capitol grounds. The event, which will begin at 11 a.m., will feature guest speakers, photo ops, and a chance to cheer on libraries! After the rally, participants will meet with their elected officials and their staffs.