Rajiv Johal and Beth Dunning were both Liaison Librarians at the Howard Ross Library of Management (now relocated to Humanities and Social Sciences Library) at McGill University. Rajiv Johal is a Finance and Economics Subject Librarian at Concordia University as of 2015.
Posts in category Updates 2008
Amy Buckland and Janis Dawson were two Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) students at McGill University‘s School of Information Studies. They received their MLIS in 2008. Both Amy Buckland and Janis Dawson are the original creators of the conference! Amy Buckland is the “eScholarship, ePublishing & digitization coordinator at McGill University Library” as she describes herself on her blog page. Janis Dawson is a Manager of askON/ONdemande, a nonprofit virtual reference service for communities of Ontario public libraries and colleges. Find out more about him on his blog page.
Originally named Web 2.You, the conference was first held on February 15, 2008. Actually, it was not intended to be a conference, but rather a workshop for information professionals. For more details on the very first event of its kind, check out our previous website. Web 2.You 2008 was presented by McGill University‘s School of Information Studies (SIS), CLA Montreal Chapter, CLA Emerging Technologies Interest Group (ETIG) and the McGill SLA Student Group.
Also, check out Janis Dawson’s & Amy Buckland’s presentation “A Second Life for Libraries”.
- The organizers of Web 2.You 2008, the very first event were:
- Amy Buckland, MLIS ’08, McGill University‘s School of Information Studies
- Janis Dawson, MLIS ’08, McGill University‘s School of Information Studies
- Jocelyne Andrews, CLA Montreal Chapter, Dr. Henry Kravitz Psychiatry Library, Jewish General Hospital
Jessamyn West is currently a community technology instructor at Randolph Technical Career Center, a freelance writer, and a web designer living in Vermont solving technology challenges for schools and libraries. She has been speaking on libraries, technology, and politics since 2003. Her interests lie in how Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 reflect many things libraries are already doing, the digital divide and its effects on library services, US political climate and legislation that affects library services, rural libraries their use of new technologies, and the nascent Slow Library Movement and its relationship to Library 2.0.
Check out Jessamyn West’s “Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Librarians 2.0” presentation.
McGill GSLIS alumni, John Dupuis, is the Head of the Steacie Science & Engineering Library at York University in Toronto. His blog, Confessions of a Science Librarian, is a great read for anyone interested in the blogosphere and Web 2.0 in general. He also writes about many other great resources, news about technologies and, yes, books too!
Check out John Dupuis’s “Blogging for Professional Development” presentation posted on his blog.