Don't Miss LITA Preconferences at ALA Annual

There is still time to register for one of these LITA preconferences – held on Friday, July 10, 2009 in Chicago.

A Thousand Words: Taking Better Photos for Telling Stories in Your Library
If you want to learn how to capture library events more effectively and artistically, don’t miss this hands-on workshop in Chicago this July. You will learn techniques for shooting and editing better photos, camera settings that make for the best photos, and basics of editing an image. You will also learn how to 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.
Presented by: Cindi Trainor, Michael Porter, and Helene Blowers Friday, July 10, 2009 in Chicago

Creating Library Web Services: Mashups and APIs
Presented by Karen Coombs, University of Houston
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.
-what an API is and what it does
-the components of web services
-how to build a mashup
-how to work with PHP
-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.

More information is available at the LITA Web site

You do NOT need to attend Annual Conference to register for a LITA preconference. Visit the 2009 ALA Annual Conference registration page to register for these events.

To add a workshop to your existing Annual Conference registration:
Call ALA Registration at 1-800-974-3084
use your log in and password to access your existing registration using the online registration form: Add events in the “Your Events” section; check out and pay for the events you’ve added.