Personal Library Tools for Librarians (PLAN)

Librarians are born organizers and sometimes we wish we had some of the tools we use at work to help us organize our home collections. Services like LibraryThing, GoodReads, Shelfari and so many others have filled this need for people all over the world – librarians included. This workshop will introduce attendees to the personal cataloging tools that they can then use to help them track and organize their personal media items.

Nicole C. Engard is the Director of Open Source Education at ByWater Solutions. Her primary role at ByWater Solutions is to educate librarians about open source software with a focus on the Koha Integrated Library System. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Nicole has been published in several library journals and keeps the library community up to date on web technologies via her website “What I Learned Today…” ( In 2007, Nicole was named one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers and in 2009 she was the editor of “Library Mashups,” a book published by Information Today, Inc. and in 2010 she will publish “Practical Open Source Software for Libraries” with Chandos Inc.

Register at PLAN’s website.

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