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Amigos Library Services Presents Online Conference - Reference @ Your Library

DALLAS, TX, July 26 – Amigos Library Services will present a one day online conference “Reference @ Your Library” on August 31. The conference will include sessions focusing on how mobile technology (may) impact reference, embedding reference librarians in online classes, and determining whether technology is a burden or a blessing.

“This conference is entirely online, which makes it an affordable alternative for many librarians to participate in a time where many library budgets continue to shrink,” says Laura Kimberly, Amigos Continuing Education Services Manager. “Amigos is pleased to offer an event that librarians all over the country can enjoy. Many of our speakers are well-known in the field and will present topics of current interest to library managers and reference librarians.”

Keynote speaker, Brenda Dervin, Ph.D., will kick off the conference with her talk “The Greatest Information Need: Information Mediation.” Dervin’s talk will focus on the "greatest" information need -- what she’s learned about it from 35 years of researching information needs of myriad population groups -- expert and lay, rich and poor, virtually every cultural group, in virtually every context.

For more information and to sign up for the conference, visit Early bird registration runs through August 17.

About Amigos Library Services - For more than 35 years, Amigos Library Services has helped its members obtain affordable services and share library resources and knowledge. With over 600 members, Amigos is one of the largest consortia of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in the United States. Through membership in Amigos, libraries collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the library community; pursue opportunities for continuing professional education; leverage their buying power; and preserve the region’s rich cultural heritage. This collaboration strengthens each member’s ability to serve and lead its community in the creative and effective use of information resources.

Media Contact:
Terri Maguire Mertz
Amigos Library Services
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