LITA is offering some great preconferences this year. Both are full-day workshops held on Friday, July 10, 2009 in Chicago. Though they are held in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference, you do NOT need to attend Annual to register for them.
Creating Library Web Services: Mashups and APIs del.icio.us subject guides, Flickr library displays, YouTube library orientation; with mashups and APIs, it’s easier to bring pieces of the web together with library data. Learn what an API is and what it does, the components of web services, how to build a mashup, how to work with PHP, and how to create web services for your library. Participants should be comfortable with HTML markup and have an interest in learning about web scripting and programming and are encouraged to bring a laptop for hands-on participation.
Karen Coombs of the University of Houston is presenting.
A Thousand Words: Taking Better Photos for Telling Stories in Your Library Learn techniques for shooting and editing better photos, camera settings that make for the best photos, and basics of editing an image. Learn how to capture library events more effectively and artistically, take and select better photos for websites and promotional materials. Licensing work and finding others via Creative Commons will also be covered. Participants should bring a digital camera and laptop; familiarity with moving photos from camera to computer is a must.
Cindi Trainor, Michael Porter, and Helene Blowers are presenting
The LITA web site has more information about these and other LITA programs at Annual.
Visit the 2009 ALA Annual Conference registration page to register for these events.