LITA offering two workshops in Boston

LITA is offering two full-day educational workshops on Friday, January 15, 2010 in Boston, MA.

Karen Coombs is presenting 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.

In addition, Brenda Reeb of the University of Rochester is presenting Writing for the Web:
Participants will learn how to present text and words on a webpage in ways that enhance findability and readability of webpage content. Participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback on writing during the workshop and critique web copy on sites selected by the presenter. Leave the workshop with quick-fixes you can apply to your site immediately as well as strategies for tackling long range projects that will enhance the quality of your library website.

Visit the ALA Midwinter Meeting registration page to register for these events.

Please note, you do not have to register for the ALA Midwinter Meeting in order to attend these workshops.

You may also add a workshop to your existing Midwinter registration by calling ALA Registration at 1-800-974-3084.