Posts By Carol A. Spencer

The Thirst for Knowledge

Budgets are tight and travel restrictions remain. But, it’s clear to me that nothing can diminish the thirst for knowledge. In my field (which was IT, then was web, then was digital communications, and is now public information), change is rapid-fire. Expectations run high, and not just those of management. Now, it’s citizen expectations forRead… Read more »

The Finishing Touches

This is a very exciting time for those of us serving on the National Association of Government Webmasters ( Board of Directors. We’re putting the finishing touches on our conference registration information, getting ready to launch later this week. We have a great lineup this year and some exciting new additions. We’re heading to LouisvilleRead… Read more »

The Perils of Open Conversation

A global police tweet-a-thon is going on right now. (hashtag #poltwt) However, the open and anonymous nature of Twitter is disrupting a thread of highly productive conversation. A hashtag was chosen and it didn’t take long before there were porn and clearly fake police postings popping up. I’ve participated in more than a few government-orientedRead… Read more »

One week to NAGW! Can’t wait.

In just one week, I’m heading to NAGW’s 10th National Conference, which begins Wednesday, September 12 in Kansas City. I can’t wait. I always come back so fired up, and full of new ideas. If you’re like me, and want to get the most out of the conference, you’ll attend a couple of pre-conference sessionsRead… Read more »

Shout out to Award-winning NAGW Board members

I’ve learned a lot from NAGW members. That’s actually an understatement. I’ve learned almost everything I know about web design, HTML, CSS, standards, policies, and productivity enhancing tools from NAGW members. The things these folks produce never cease to amaze me and always give me ideas and inspiration. So, I’d like to send a shoutRead… Read more »

Are you overwhelmed?

We’re in public service and that means getting the word out about the goings-on in government to the broadest reach possible. A few years ago we were webmasters. Today, we’re webmasters, digital media providers, social media managers, content managers, information architects, editors, and more. Today, we have to put information everywhere: on the web andRead… Read more »

Govie Webmasters! NAGW standard registration fee deadline extended.

Come to Cincinnati for the 2011 National Association of Government Webmasters Conference from September 14–16. The conference is focused on local and state government, but anyone interested can participate. Learn more and register at Keynote speakers are Jeffrey Zeldman, Kristina Halvorson, Joe Rotella and special guest speaker Molly Holzschlag. Sessions include government mobile, openRead… Read more »

Early-bird registration for NAGW Conference ends July 7

Hey Govie EARLY-BIRDS! NAGW’s National Conference early-bird registration saves $100! You’ve got to hurry, though, because it ends next Thursday July 7. All govies are invited to join us in Cincinnati September 14 – 16, 2011. We have a fabulous line-up this year including keynote speakers Jeffrey Zeldman, Kristina Halvorson, Joe Rotella and Molly Holzschlag.Read… Read more »