Podcasts from CMS program now available

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Content Management Systems for Dummies (or busy smarties looking for fast, simple solutions)

Co-Sponsored by the Simmons Student Chapter of ASIS&T

PODCASTS FROM THIS MARCH 9, 2011 EVENT NOW AVAILABLE:

Part 1

  • Theresa Maturevich (Head of Reference, Bedford Free Public Library) speaks about WordPress
  • Michael Witwicki (Principal, Booyant) speaks about ExpressionEngine

Part 2

  • Steve Sanzo (Director of Marketing and Business Development, Isovera) speaks about Drupal
  • Anna Burke (Manager of Community & Training, Springshare) and Talia Resendes (Community Specialist & Trainer, Springshare) speak about LibGuides

NEASIST Annual Awards Dinner on April 27th!

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Have you ever been to a boring awards dinner?  This ain’t it!

Come to the NEASIST Awards Dinner and experience a lively speaker, great food, and an opportunity to catch up with your colleagues.

We will also announce and congratulate the Chapter Member of the Year, the Student Member of the Year, and the Student Travel Award winner.

Understanding and Engaging Your Users in a Social World

Ryan Evans, Director of Experience Design at Corey McPherson Nash and graduate of MIT’s Media Lab

Social media not only projects who your organization is, but engages existing and new audiences in an ongoing dialog. Find out how social media integrates into existing, traditional user tasks and how user personas can help you identify the effect the social world has on your users and how they interact with you.  See Ryan’s bio below.

Register by noon on Friday, April 22nd!

Schedule:

6:00-6:30 Cocktails & light hors d’oeuvres
6:30-7:45 Dinner
7:45-9:00 Award presentations followed by speaker, Ryan Evans

The NEASIST Annual Awards Dinner will be held at the lovely MIT Faculty Club in Cambridge MA. Directions & Parking

View from the MIT Faculty Club

About Ryan Evans

Ryan began his career at the MIT Media Lab where he specialized in content-based interactive story telling, working on digital tools for filmmakers. In 1995, Ryan joined Corey McPherson Nash and since that time has played a critical role in developing Corey’s award-winning web work and interactive work process.

Ryan leads the critical process of understanding user needs and mapping those to information architecture, user experience,  and design for web, mobile and social media.

His clients include Harvard Business School, Museum of Science Boston, Phillips Exeter Academy, Ernst & Young Center for Business Innovation, MIT OpenCourseWare, Forrester Research, Pleasant Company, and Keurig. His work has been recognized with awards from MITX and the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA).  He holds an MS (Media Arts and Sciences) and a BS (Computer Science and Engineering), both from MIT.

Save the Date! The NEASIST Annual Awards Dinner will be on April 27th.

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The NEASIST Annual Awards Dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 27th, 6-9pm at the lovely MIT Faculty Club in Cambridge MA. We will provide a lively speaker, good food, and an opportunity to catch up with your colleagues.  We will also announce and congratulate the Chapter Member of the Year, the Student Member of the Year, and the Student Travel Award winner.   Hope to see you there! Speaker and registration details coming soon.

View from the MIT Faculty Club

Content Management Systems for Dummies (or busy smarties looking for fast, simple solutions)

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Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 (register by March 4th!)
8:30am – 12:00 speaker talks and panel discussion
12:00 – 4:00pm optional lunch and workshop (space limited)

Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA

Co-Sponsored by the Simmons Student Chapter of ASIS&T

As librarians and information professionals, we often find ourselves responsible for creating or organizing online content, but without the tools, budget or technical skills to make it an efficient or sustainable process.

Setting up a new web site.  Organizing e-content.  Training non-techie staff to edit HTML.  Enforcing style guidelines.  Maintaining some semblance of control over our web sites.

Having a content management system (CMS) would make our lives easier, but we’re so busy we don’t have time to do the research, nor the money to hire a developer to set one up.  What’s a busy librarian/information professional to do?  This program will introduce you to a handful of CMS systems (some free!) that can be used for simple or complex projects, depending on your needs.

In the morning, there will be expert speakers and a panel discussion comparing and contrasting different CMSs (WordPress, Expression Engine, Drupal, and Springshare’s LibGuides/CampusGuides), with presentations of actual projects to give you a sense of what CMSs can do.

In the afternoon, NEASIS&T will offer an optional hands-on workshop for attendees who wish to get their feet wet using WordPress.

A continental breakfast is included for everyone and a tote lunch will be provided to those staying for the afternoon workshop.

Full details with speakers, cost, schedule, and directions

Register in advance by Friday, March 4

PODCASTS FROM THE EVENT NOW AVAILABLE:

Part 1

  • Theresa Maturevich (Head of Reference, Bedford Free Public Library) speaks about WordPress
  • Michael Witwicki (Principal, Booyant) speaks about ExpressionEngine

Part 2

  • Steve Sanzo (Director of Marketing and Business Development, Isovera) speaks about Drupal
  • Anna Burke (Manager of Community & Training, Springshare) and Talia Resendes (Community Specialist & Trainer, Springshare) speak about LibGuides