Category Archive: Uncategorized

Feb 23

Session proposal: obstacles to learning code (and how we surmount them)

There’s been a ton of interest among librarians in learning to code, dovetailing with the advent of MOOCs.  However, in my experience, many librarians have struggled with this approach.  I’d like to facilitate a discussion on the obstacles we face in learning to code, and any techniques or support people have found for getting around …

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Feb 22

Session Proposal: How best to support faculty-driven digital initiatives

Taking part in new faculty-driven digital initiatives is an exciting opportunity for librarians in academic/research institutions.  What specific skills and competencies can or should a librarian bring to this kind of collaboration? I’m involved in such a digital project right now, one that is developing an interactive framework for collaborative commentary on Dante’s Divine Comedy.  …

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Feb 20

Logistics Info

Location: School of Management Building (SOM), Simmons College, Boston Once inside the building, follow the signs to the registration. Parking and Directions: Simmons is graciously discounting parking for us in the garage on Saturday. Follow the signs for parking near SOM (School of Management) upon entering the Garage. Discounted parking is $6 with a coupon. …

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Feb 13

Additional Campers Wanted!

Due to a few cancellations, a limited number of spaces have opened up for THATCamp Libraries. To sign up visit Please share with colleagues and friends who might be interested as well. Hope to see you on February 23.

Feb 13

Lightning Talks

Want to tell us about your project, the great tools or apps that make your life worth living, or anything that you think is relevant and worth telling about? Our lightning talks are your chance. In the morning, after we have voted on sessions, we will have time for anyone who would like to give a …

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Feb 11

Session proposal: Born-Digital Collections: Where to start? Where to stop?

In the age of Twitter, Tumblr, and a million blogs, the pool of digital content libraries can access expands daily. More and more libraries are digitizing content already in their collections, but what about born-digital content? How can libraries find digital content, and how should they decide what to collect and what to ignore? How …

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Jan 24

Blogs and Microblogs for Academic Research

The traditional scholarly publishing cycle can take years to get information out to an audience. Newer platforms for scholarly communication, such as blogs, Twitter, and Facebook, virtually eliminate this lag time and facilitate warp-speed sharing of ideas. ·         What social media sources have you found relevant to your own or your patrons’ research? ·         Is …

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Jan 24

Session Proposal: Teaching New Users (General Discussion)

On one side, we have the creation, preservation, and presentation of content. On the other, we have our users. With so many fantastic resources available, how do we help our users find exactly what they need? I would like to share and hear about techniques and tools used to connect researchers of all levels with …

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Jan 14

Campers Cap Reached

THATCamp Libraries has reached it’s capacity of 75 registrants. If you haven’t received notification that you registration is approved, you are on the waiting list. If you have registered and you can’t make it, please let us know at Thank you!

Jan 10

Session Proposal: The MOOC Experience

It may be a fun word to say, but that little acronym is changing how we approach education.   I took my first MOOC this fall (a programming course), and as a student, it was a worthwhile experience.  I’m also signed up to take the E-Learning and Digital Cultures course that starts at the end …

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