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QR Codes and More Featured in Reference Renaissance 2010 Program

Kelcey Wetzel, Event Coordinator
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QR Codes and More Featured in Reference Renaissance 2010 Program

June 23, 2010 – BCR and LYRASIS are pleased to announce the program schedule for A Reference Renaissance 2010: Inventing the Future. With over 60 papers, reports from the field and workshops as well as Pecha Kuchas and lightning talks, this national conference presents an opportunity for all reference practitioners and scholars to explore the evolving nature of reference and the possibility to take reference services to the next level.

The keynote address will be given by Andrew Walsh, Academic Librarian at the University of Huddersfield (UK). Walsh speaks and publishes frequently on the use of QR Codes, mobile phones and social networking tools to deliver library instruction and help at the point of need. He won a University, College and Research Group Innovation Award in 2009 for a project pioneering the use of mobile phone friendly information skills materials.

Plenary panel speakers include nationally known bloggers Steven J. Bell (The Blended Librarian), Wayne Bivens-Tatum (Academic Librarian) and Jean Costello (Radical Patron). Program co-chairs Marie Radford and Rivkah Sass will share their vision of the future of reference librarianship.

The 2008 Reference Renaissance conference drew over 500 U.S. and international attendees. Conference proceedings from the 2008 event are available.

The early bird registration rate of $250 has been extended through July 16. Register now at and keep up with conference news via the listserv for attendees, Facebook and Twitter (hashtag RefRen10).

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