Libraries Host 1st Emerging Tech Expo

The 1st Emerging Tech Expo was a huge success. We have over 100 library staff attend this event today in Anderson Library. As a member of the planning committee I was fortunate to be a part of the amazing planning that went toward creating a fun and energizing expo.

Here's the community blog version of the Expo. We list all of the emerging technologies that were on display for our staff along with links to some of the handouts. Please enjoy!

Presentations (120A Andersen Library)

11:15 am-11:45 am Libraries in Second Life
Denise Gamble (Staff Education & Development)
11:45 am-12:15 pm Power of the Google Apps Collaborative Suite
Susan McKinnell (University of Minnesota Office of Information Technology)
12:15 pm-12:45 pm UThink: Blogs in Action
Shane Nackerud (Information Technology - Digital Library Development lab)
12:45 pm-1:15 pm The Drupal CMS at the U of M Libraries
Cody Hanson (Academic Programs/Coordinated Educational Services) 

Exhibits and Demonstrations (120 B/C Andersen Library)
Table 1

Registration and Sign-in Table
and pick up your event materials here!

Table 2 Augmented Reality
Lisa Johnston (Academic Programs - Science & Engineering)
Table 3

Firefoxier: Improving Firefox With Add-ons
Andrew Palahniuk (Academic Programs - Coordinated Educational Services)

Table 4 Citation Managers:


Julia Kelly (Academic Programs - Agricultural, Biological & Environmental Sciences)
Jody Kempf (Academic Programs - Science & Engineering)

Kate Brooks (Academic Programs - Arts & Humanities)
Jon Jeffryes (Academic Programs - Science & Engineering)
Table 5

Social Bookmarking and YouTube
Kristen Mastel (Academic Programs - Agricultural, Biological & Environmental Sciences)

Table 6 Video Production, Editing, and Storage: Sanyo Xacti, iMovie, YouTube
Scott Spicer (Academic Programs - Coordinated Education Services)
Tony Ihrig (Academic Programs - Science & Engineering)
Table 7

iPhone / iPod Touch:  Mobility in Education
Mike McGraw, Gary Gruba (Apple)

Table 8

Instructional Technology:

Web Conferencing with UMConnect
Kirsten Clark (Government Publications Library)

Class Capture using Webcams, Microphones, and Camtasia Relay
Kate Petersen (Academic Programs - Coordinated Education Services)

Table 9

Screen Capture with SnagIt and Jing
Jan Roseen (Staff Development & Education)

Table 10

Social Networking: Facebook, Twitter, Ning, LinkedIn. ALA Connect
Liya Ai (Information Technology - Library Enterprise Operations)
Amy West (Academic Programs - Data Services)

Table 11

Online Multimedia Authoring with Pachyderm
Claudia Sueyras (Academic Programs - Archives and Special Collections and Information Technology - Digital Collections Unit)
Jason Roy (Information Technology - Digital Collections Unit)

Table 12 Google Tools: GMail, Documents, Chat, Sites, Survey, Wave
Janet Fransen (Academic Programs - Science & Engineering)
Jon Jeffryes (Academic Programs - Science & Engineering)
Jody Kempf (Academic Programs - Science & Engineering)
Table 13 Gadget Sandbox: Kindle, iPodTouch, Sony Reader, Dell Netbook, Android TTS, Pico Projector, Flip HD
Mike Sutliff (Information Technology - West Zone Computer Support)
Peter Weinhold (Information Technology - East Zone Computer Support)
Table 14 Technology Connections (tentative)