Session Title

I'm not here I'm there -- using a local instant messaging server in your library

Presenter Information

John Fink, McMaster UniversityFollow

Description

Today's libraries are far flung institutions both within and without. Branches may be physically distant from one another, and librarians may find themselves isolated from one another and the public, with ever-decreasing time at the reference desk. As a sysadmin-turned-librarian with a love for communication both with the public and with staff, I wanted to find a way to make communication easy beyond the usual methods of email, blog posts, and face-to-face meetings.

This session will examine technologies librarians might use to communicate, including one that I used, a local, open source IM server that works cross platform and is easy to set up and manage.

Start Date

17-3-2010 2:30 PM

 
Mar 17th, 2:30 PM

I'm not here I'm there -- using a local instant messaging server in your library

Today's libraries are far flung institutions both within and without. Branches may be physically distant from one another, and librarians may find themselves isolated from one another and the public, with ever-decreasing time at the reference desk. As a sysadmin-turned-librarian with a love for communication both with the public and with staff, I wanted to find a way to make communication easy beyond the usual methods of email, blog posts, and face-to-face meetings.

This session will examine technologies librarians might use to communicate, including one that I used, a local, open source IM server that works cross platform and is easy to set up and manage.