I can't help but point out that the examples for "Web Therapy" are mostly
organizational and not Web-specific problems.
- “Our summer reading guides are totally out of control! How do we reign
- “I was put in charge of our cataloging when a colleague left the
organization. How do I find time to manage it well in addition to my normal
- “Our Board wants patron statistics, but I don’t know what reports to
provide in a way that will make sense and tell them objectively what they
want to know. Help!”
- “Campus security won’t let us install book drops; how are we supposed
to provide a convenient way to return items for our students and faculty?”
Maybe not the best substitutions, but I read the originals as issues with
staff coordination, role management, internal reporting, and
inter-departmental conflicts. None of them, except maybe the LibGuides, is
really a technical problem, and I'm wondering if this panel will actually
be a forum for talking about organizational dysfunction that often results
when new technologies are integrated rather than discussing the
On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 11:55 PM, McHale, Nina <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> **apologies for cross-posting**
> Do any of these scenarios sound painfully familiar to you?
> “Our LibGuides are totally out of control! How do we reign them in?”
> “I was put in charge of our Drupal site when a colleague left the
> organization. How do I find time to manage it well in addition to my normal
> “Our Board wants web statistics, but I don’t know what reports to provide
> in a way that will make sense and tell them objectively what they want to
> know. Help!”
> “Campus IT won’t let us install a CMS; how are we supposed to develop a
> robust library web site for our students and faculty?”
> Take comfort in knowing that you are not alone! If you are headed to Las
> Vegas for ALA in June, come join Chris Evjy (Jefferson County Public
> Library) and Nina McHale (Red Rocks Community College) and others who work
> on or manage library web sites for some Web Therapy!
> Bring your web woes to the table--specific topics will be determined by a
> survey sent in advance to attendees--and we’ll put our 20+ years of
> combined experience managing public, academic, and special library web
> sites to work to develop solutions. This is a great opportunity to work
> through complex issues in a small group setting.
> Free hugs!
> To register:
> * Register online<http://ala14.ala.org/register-now> through June 20
> * Call ALA Registration at 1 (800) 974-3084
> * Onsite registration will also be accepted in Las Vegas.
> Nina McHale, MA, MA/MSLS
> Library Director
> Red Rocks Community College
> Buckels Library
> 13300 W. 6th Ave.
> Lakewood, CO 80228-1255
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