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Current Cites at the Reference Desk

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 11/22/08 (6:41pm)
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Doing my Current Cites at the Reference Desk in between patron requests.

UPDATE: And hot off the presses, here's the latest issue of CurrentCites for November...

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Ideas for Drupal4Lib IG Event at ALA in Chicago?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 11/18/08 (1:31pm)

This is still a while off but I thought I'd put out an initial request before the holidays officially begin. It's a request for ideas and suggestions for the meeting of the LITA Drupal4Lib Interest Group at the 2009 ALA Conference in Chicago.

Feel free to leave comments either here or on the LITA Blog at: http://tinyurl.com/Drupal4LibALAchicago

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LAST JUNE/JULY IN ANAHEIM

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Three Events in My Life

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 11/7/08 (9:10pm)

They're selling Obama hats at my local 7-11. I know 'business is business' but this is the first time I can recall when the 'swag' from a presidential campaign was thought valuable enough to hit the retail shelves.

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Drupal Camp Chicago: Wow!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 10/24/08 (3:57pm)

Hoo baby, they got a big crowd for the Drupal Camp Chicago. Easily over 100 attendees!

We had so many people at the Library BoF -- most of whom weren't librarians -- that I had to shift into "presentation" mode -- with a wonderful assist from PLA Webmaster Doug Dawson, Brian Smith from Palsnet.info, a librarian from Brookfield Public and the owner of a development shop creating a website for one of the regional library organizations in Washington State.

If I missed anyone, please forgive me. We really could have gone on for another hour.

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Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities & Computer Science 2008

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 10/2/08 (11:28am)

Registration is now open for 3rd annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) taking place on November 2–3, 2008 at U. of C.

This is an event I really enjoy attending. Last year, it was at Northwestern; this year it's at U. of C. It brings together all people interested in Digital Humanities with a scholarly bent. Unfortunately this year I'll be out of town. Darn!

In any case, you can register by going to: http://dhcs.uchicago.edu/

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2008 ILA Annual Conference

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 9/24/08 (3:51pm)
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The Annual Conference of the Illinois Library Association is in Chicago this year.

It runs the whole week and is located at Navy Pier. Here's a shot of the entrance to the exhibits.

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Drupal Camp Chicago Fri.-Sat. (10/24-10/25)

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 9/21/08 (8:21pm)

drupal_250x250.gif Kyle and Matthew along with a few others from the CDMUG are putting together a Drupal Camp Chicago.

It's a two-day event running from Friday (10/24) to Saturday (10/25). Location is the UIC Innovation Center at 1240 W. Harrison in Chicago.

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LITA Drupal Interest Group?

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 6/20/08 (10:02am)

A couple people from LITA have helpfully suggested that we set up a Drupal Interest Group (IG).

I think this is a great idea since, as I understand it, IG's get a slot at one of the officially sanctioned meeting rooms come convention time.

Aaron Dobbs, Mary Taylor and our friends at BIGWIG have been very supportive in allowing us to have our Drupal4Lib BoF in the Bloggers Room but by having the IG, we can do a couple of things more, including as I said, maybe getting a room of our own next time round.

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Mayor Daley Speaking at the UIC Forum

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 4/29/08 (6:55pm)

Mayor Daley speaking at UIC's Daley Urban Forum named after his father Richard J.

The Forum featured a number of Mayors from Arab countries. Many of them have troubles that are common to countries in the 3rd World (lack of funding, infrastructure, etc.)

Particularly moving however was the account by the Mayor of Mosul, Iraq.

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