ALA 2010: Science Fiction: Past Present Future

Eric S. Rabkin, Cory Doctorow and others whose names I hope I catch Neil Hollands. As I just observed on Twitter…he does indeed have a cool jacket, complete with buttons.  I like buttons.  Have a few too many on my lanyard, so it’s starting to look like crazy cat lady librarian’s lanyard.  (I do have a cat, Continue Reading →

ALA 2010: Libraries Wanted: Dead or Alive with Eppo Van Nispen tot Sevenaer

Intro by the President her two initiatives front-line library advocacy; different from legislative advocacy.  Advocacy with friends, relatives, neighbors, library users. ala.org -> advocacy university -> front line advocacy.  Have info to train front line staff for all types of libraries.  [2 librarians who came here with me did this train the trainer on Friday] Continue Reading →

ALA 2010: Top Technology Trends

Speakers: Gregg A. Silvis, Joan Frye Williams, Lorcan Dempsey, Cindi Trainor, Jason Griffey, Monique Sendze, John Blyberg Liveblog | This is being filmed.  You have been warned! 😉 Order of Business Each panelist will discuss a current trend Then we’ll focus on immanent trends Then Long term trends Questions (we ran out of time) Current Trends John Blyberg Convergence – mulitlevel Continue Reading →

ALA 2010: Designing Digital Experiences for Library Websites

Ran late!!! Darned 10:37 – David Lee King, of Topeka & Shawnee Co PL True Story: His wife helped her friend figure out where to sign up for summer reading on their website.  A big summer reading banner was right there on the page, but didn’t say “click here to register from summer reading program” Continue Reading →

ALA 2010: REFORMA Advocacy & Social Media: Library Services for All in the Community

Presenters: current REFORMA President Loida Garcia-Febo, Andy Woodworth  | agnosticmaybe.wordpress.com | @wawoodworth Intros REFORMA [one of  speakers is running late never came so we’re seeing more detail on REFORMA’s social media efforts] promotes library & information services to Latinos and the Spanish speaking their website features different social media that they are using for advocacy have a wiki, blog, YouTube Continue Reading →

ALA 2010: The (Screen) Casting Couch

Intros MARS – Emerging Technologies in Reference Section sponsored Moderator: Van C. Houlson Presenters: Nadaleen Tempelman-Kluit, Maribeth Slebodnik, Will Breitbach Presenters first, then questions after. MARS meeting tomorrow AM in Ren Hotel Room 12 Section I – Nadaleen mac user Screencasting – what is it? -can it meet instructional need at your lib? defined: digital Continue Reading →

ALA 2010 Is Almost Here!

ALA 2010 logo

If you’re heading to ALA’s Annual Conference in DC later this month, you’ll definitely want to check out the conference page online soon.  The Conference Planner is now up & running, and it’s a great way to get a grip on your personal itinerary for the weekend.  Here’s what you need to know: Program descriptions Continue Reading →