After attending Online Northwest 2012 #onw12 it really hit home how important conferences are to students when I read this blog post from Hack Library School. Steve Krug @skrug gave the keynote on usability studies and his book Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability. Other favorite sessions included talks on ebooks, e-readers, usability studies and digital collection discovery. Our program director Perri Parise made an appearance and Alyssa Vincent a fellow SLIM student/graduate also gave a lighting talk. The food was awesome too. Thanks for a great conference!
A few upcoming conferences that any young up and coming librarian might be interested in attending. For those of us who might not have a firm grasp of the field its a great way to start!
InfoCamp PDX 2012 is happening February 4th at the Q Center. This “unconference” is driven by the attendees, so jump in! http://portland.infocamp.org/index.html
Online Northwest is happening February 10th at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center in Corvallis. http://www.ous.edu/onlinenw/
Oregon Library Association Annual Conferance is happening April 25-27th in Bend. http://web.memberclicks.com/mc/page.do?sitePageId=129361&orgId=ola
Drop a line if their are any others I missed.