Tech Day 2011: Making Connections

CC by Karl Jonsson on Flickr

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.

About the Author

Heather Braum Heather Braum is the NExpress Coordinator and Resource Sharing Librarian at NEKLS. She can be reached by phone, by email (hbraum (at), or through several online chat services (look Heather up by her email address). Visit the Staff page to learn more about when to contact Heather.