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Code4Lib 2010 Committees

If you are interested in helping out with a particular part of the Code4Lib 2010 conference, sign-up for one or more of the groups below (called 'committees' for lack of a better term). Each committee should select a committee lead that will coordinate the activities of the committee and its work with the hosting site. Discussions of a non-sensitive nature should take place on the Code4LibCon mailing list for transparency and future reference. Please feel free to improve the summary statements for each of the committees.

Book Give-Away Committee

  • Kevin Clarke (O'Reilly)
  • Scot Colford (Manning) - Success. Books shipping.
  • Michael Klein (Apress)
  • Emily Molanphy (Pragmatic Programmers)
  • Karen Coombs (Packt Publishing)
  • Jodi Schneider (Morgan & Claypool Publishers)

Sponsorships Committee

This committee organizes the sponsorship activities. Usually it includes people within the Code4Lib community who think their institution or company might be interested in sponsoring the conference. These folks may not be the decision makers at the sponsors, but they are Code4Lib's contacts.

  • Kevin Clarke
  • Andrew Nagy
  • Roy Tennant
  • Jodi Schneider

Keynote Speakers Committee

This committee plans who to invite for the keynote speakers. They gather possibilities (including soliciting from the community) and work with the speakers to arrange their travel and arrangements.

  • Kevin Clarke
  • Mike Giarlo (interested in liaising re: voting--will send email and reminders about voting)
  • Andreas Orphanides
  • Daniel Lovins (maintaining nominations list)
  • Peter Murray

Program Committee

This committee plans the structure of the program, arranges the voting on presentations, etc. These folks will also announce speakers, etc.

  • Roy Tennant
  • Susan Teague-Rector
  • Mike Giarlo (interested in liaising re: voting--will send email and reminders about voting)
  • Gabriel Farrell
  • Peter Murray
  • Robert H. McDonald
  • Gwen Exner (print program design)
  • Chris Stockwell

Scholarships Committee

This committee works with funding institutions to arrange the scholarships offered. They solicit submissions and select winners of the scholarship(s). They also work with the winners to plan their travel and arrangements.

  • Edward M. Corrado
  • Jean Rainwater
  • Brett Bonfield
  • Jodi Schneider

T-Shirt Committee

This committee organizes the t-shirt contest, collecting submissions, and putting out the call for votes.

  • Mike Giarlo (interested in liaising re: voting--will send email and reminders about voting)
  • Rosalyn Metz
  • Ranti Junus
  • Jason Casden
  • Jill Ellern

Social Activities Committee

The committee plans, proposes, and organizes the evening activities.

  • Susan Teague-Rector
  • Bess Sadler
  • Mark Matienzo
  • Declan Fleming
  • Jay Luker

Voting Activities Committee

This committee organizes the voting process and works with the other committees that involve voting (keynote, program, T-shirt) to ensure a relatively smooth process.

  • Ross Singer
  • Mike Giarlo
  • Ed Summers

Hospitality Suite Committee

This committee makes arrangements for any hospitality suite amenities (technology, snacks, games, icebreakers...) we may want

  • Mike Giarlo
  • Ed Summers
  • Ranti Junus
  • Michael Klein

Welcome Wagon Committee

Offers conference newcomers an opportunity to self-identify; offers oldtimers an opportunity to meet newcomers. May also want to constitute a year-round variation for #code4lib.

  • Mark Matienzo
  • Michael Klein
  • Mike Giarlo
  • Becky Yoose
  • Emily Lynema
  • Declan Fleming

IRC Evangelists

Demonstrate how to get onto #code4lib during Registration. Offer support for newcomers in #code4lib during the conference.

  • Peter Murray
  • Declan Fleming

IRC Access

Look into technology/procedures to make connecting to, and maintaining a connection to, IRC less painful.

  • Michael Klein

Session Timer Volunteers

People who volunteer to sit up front, keep time (and bring timer equipment - i.e. a laptop with a stopwatch program).

  • Edward M. Corrado (will bring a separate timer laptop/netbook)
  • Dan Chudnov
  • Eric Hellman
  • Daniel Lovins
  • Diane Dallis



Initial Welcome - Kevin Clarke

Introducing Cathy Marshall - Jodi Schneider

AM: Ed Corrado

PM: Gabe Farrell


AM: Ranti Junus

PM: Michael Klein


Introducting Paul Jones - Bess Sadler

AM: Rosalyn Metz


Scot Colford (calling awardees) Michael Klein (backup) Jodi Schneider (program)


To help with documention, no need to sign up, just start editing.

Documentation Interest Group

Promote ongoing documentation efforts.

  • Jodi Schneider
  • Daniel Lovins
  • Katherine Lynch