Monthly Archives: November 2012

ITPF 2012 Posting Series, Part 4: Thoughts on Richard Wolf’s Presentation, Dude, Where’s My Lab?…Five+ Things That Are Going to Happen

If anyone was taking notes at ITPF 2012 like me, they would have noticed one buzzword quietly appearing in many presentations: mobile technology. There is no need though to point this out to Richard Wolf of the Academic Computing and Communications Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Wolf made it clear that he read more »

ITPF 2012 Posting Series, Part 3: Thoughts on Solomon Roberts-Lieb’s Presentation, Research and Structure: Providing Fun and Function

Team building can be one of those subjects that conjures up thoughts of seminars on business that use lots of clever acronyms and inspirational talks. The College of Fine and Applied Arts though is currently trying to take the concept out of the seminar room and into real work life for their IT team. FAA read more »

ITPF 2012 Posting Series, Part 2: Thoughts on Paul Hixson and Greg Gulick’s Presentation, Developing a Campus IT Strategic Plan

Change only works when everyone is in it together and that is what was empathized by speakers, Paul Hixson from the Office of the CIO and Greg Gulick of CITES, from the ITPF presentation, Developing a Campus IT Strategic Plan. An IT Strategic Plan has been called for by the Office of the Provost this read more »

ITPF 2012 Posting Series, Part 1: Thoughts on the Opening Address, IT: A Platform for Agility, given by Andrea S. Ballingers

To succeed in the ever changing, ever fast-paced world of information technology, you need agility according to Andrea S. Ballingers, Associate Vice President for Administrative Technologies at Illinois State University. She opened up by stating that we all have our own unique “super powers,” reflecting the comic book theme of this year’s Information Technology Professionals read more »

Posting Series: Information Technology Professionals Forum (ITPF) 2012

So some of us from #teamawesome made it out to this year’s forum. If you’ve never heard about this event, here’s their website: I didn’t make it out to all the presentations but still made it to some interesting ones. I have some critiques and thoughts about what I hear from a library science point of view. read more »

Halloween May Be Over But…..

In case you are already missing the mischief and costumes of Halloween and especially while watching the British celebrate Guy Fawkes Day, here’s Team Awesome in their Halloween best. Much thanks to Emily (also known as Apple) for supplying the pictures! It was an eventful day at the Help Desk. Apple and Windows both showed up and read more »