Tech Day 2011: Making Connections

Are you attending NEKLS Tech Day 2011: Making Connections on August 2, at Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library?

Registration is open online. A general overview of the day can be found at the Tech Day 2011: Making Connections Page.

A downloadable flyer is available as well.

Michael Wesch will give the keynote, “Mediated Culture: Libraries and and Librarians in New Media Environments.” Dubbed “the explainer” by Wired magazine, Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist at Kansas State University exploring the effects of new media on society and culture.

An early video of Michael Wesch’s that some of you might remember:

Check out more videos on his YouTube channel.

Other sessions at Tech Day 2011 include:

  • Creating 21st Century Information Literacy Programs
  • Using Social Networking to Market the Library
  • 3-2-1 Contact: A Touch, Multi-touch, & Stylus Odyssey
  • Naked in the Library (online security)
  • Hyperlinking Reality with QR Codes
  • Podcasting and Local History
  • Hands-on with eBooks
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Lightning Rounds
  • And much much more!

Cost is $20 for members and $40 for non-members. Registration begins at 8:30am, the event starts at 9am and will run to 4pm. Continental breakfast and a lunch buffet is included in the registration.

We hope to see you in Topeka!

For more information, call 785-838-4090 or email Sharon at

Photo credit: Photo of original art “found on a wall in Malmö, Sweden” and added to Flickr by Karl Jonsson. Our thanks to both Karl and the artist.