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Article: Open Source Software and Librarian Values

My short article "Open Source Software and Librarian Values" [PDF] is available in the current issue of Georgia Library Quarterly. It's a paper I wrote for last year's Georgia Council of Media Organizations Conference (COMO), and GLQ has been kind enough to publish it as a white paper.

Naturally, it's available free since GLQ has gone open access.


“LibGuides: Working inside the box” presentation

My former GSU colleague Casey Long and I recently gave a presentation called "LibGuides: Working Inside the Box" at the Georgia COMO library conference.

We talked about best practices for design, content, and structuring LibGuides or other online research guides. We got a good reception and had lots of excellent questions and discussion as part of the session.

Casey had the great idea to make a LibGuide to accompany the presentation itself, with links, resources and references, and a copy of our slides. I'm pleased to say that Springshare is going to add it to their Best of LibGuides site.


Presentation at COMO Athens GA next week

Just a quick note to say I'll be presenting a session called "Zotero: Using, Teaching and Supporting The Open-Source Citation Tool" at the Georgia COMO conference in Athens next week. (This is indeed my Year To Talk About Zotero a Lot.) It'll be a little bit of how-to, but mostly about why open source is good, why Zotero is my reference manager of choice, and its potential for researchers, librarians and teachers. It's Thursday October 14, 4:30pm in Athena Ballroom J. Say hi if you can make it.


Presentation at Georgia COMO tomorrow

Tomorrow (Thursday October 8th) I'll be giving a presentation at the Georgia Council of Media Organizations (COMO) in Columbus, Georgia. My friend and colleague Sarah Steiner and I are presenting a session called "Finding Your Voice: Creative Ideas for Beginning a Pod- or Vidcast Series." Say hi if you have a chance to attend.