CS-SIS features high-tech and more at this year’s annual meeting (we promise we won’t make you sing)

Looking to learn about the latest emerging law library technologies at this year’s Annual Meeting? Be sure to check out the many programs, workshops, and events from the Computing Services Special Interest Section. This year’s topics include:

  • Collaboration tools
  • Social networking in the courts
  • Assistive technologies
  • Programing languages
  • E-books and publishing
  • Capturing local legal history
  • Mobile apps
  • Open source solutions for institutional repositories
  • Electronic resources management

You’re guaranteed to learn something new!

This year, our section’s VIP is library open source expert Nicole Engard. At her hot topic session (Monday, July 25, 10:00 am), she’ll explain how libraries can get involved in open source development and take advantage of the power of applications that have been developed by active communities.

Need a break from the bustle of the conference?  Relax and watch the PowerPoints fly at Battledecks AALL – aka PowerPoint karaoke (Sunday, July 24, 4:15 pm).  At Battledecks, intrepid volunteers will be  challenged to give coherent four-minute presentations without any preparation — because they will see their 12 slides for the first time as they present.

Stop by and try out the latest tech gadgets at our Cool Tools Café (Sunday, July 24, 1:30 pm). We’re still working on our technology menu, but we’re likely to feature at least one iPad 2 and maybe other tablets, too.

Later, we’ll all meet up for Karaoke with Ken, a conference tradition since 1997. Ken Hirsh finds the bar (McGillins, Sunday, July 24, 9:00 pm) and the rest of us bring our favorite playlists.  Learn more about the history and plans for this event at http://karaokewithken.info/.

If you’re an early riser, be sure to join us on Tuesday morning at 7:15 for our annual CS-SIS breakfast and business meeting where we present our annual award. We are proud to present this year’s Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Award to June Hsiao Liebert, Assistant Professor and Director of the Louis L. Biro Law Library at the John Marshall Law School.

For more information about our annual events, check out the CS-SIS website (http://cssis.org).

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