ALA MidWinter white paper

Jan 5, 2011 by

Admission: I am an ALA member but have never attended the Annual Conference nor the Midwinter meetings. The ALA offices have submitted a white paper on the future on the Midwinter Meeting. It’s interesting to see how this meeting has greatly developed over the years, reaching up to 13,000 in attendance in recent years. That’s a *lot* of people. The programming has evolved as well, going beyond simple association business matters. So, understandably, ALA now wants to reflect on this meeting. Could a lot of that activity be done virtually? Is it now too big? There’s a lot of money saving to made there for attendees but you do lose the networking aspects (personally, keeping myself engaged in my biggest challenge when attending an event online). I’m far more active in SLA and have...

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Pecha Kucha tonight

Sep 3, 2010 by

Tonight, I’m doing my first Pecha Kucha presentation for Lakeland’s Platform Art organization. I hesitated between two topics but the library side won. My tour du monde en 6 minutes 40 secondes (♥ RBO) will try to demonstrate how libraries are absolutely still useful and relevant. It will be mostly about public libraries but I’ll slip in some of our area’s special and academic...

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2009 SLA All Sciences Online Poster Session starts today...

Oct 15, 2009 by

The 2009 SLA All Sciences Online Poster Session is starting today, Thursday October 15. The conference features posters originally presented last June at the SLA Annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The divisions sponsoring and participating in this conference are Biomedical & Life Sciences; Chemistry; Engineering; Food, Agriculture & Nutrition; Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics; Science-Technology. The online conference will offer the attendee the opportunity not only to view the posters, but to engage in asynchronous conversations with the presenters for the duration of the event.  The event will last through October...

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STELLA Unconference

Oct 9, 2009 by

This sounds like a really interesting event: the STELLA Unconference in Denver will be January 8-9th, 2010 at the University of Denver. This meeting, organized by Joe Kraus from the University of Denver, is for any person interested in scientific, technical and engineering resources. The acronym stands for Science, Technology & Engineering Library Leaders in Action. Registration is free. Ideas and topics for discussion are welcome. There is also a listserv in which non-attendees can participate as...

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New Health Sciences SIG for ACRL...

May 26, 2009 by

ACRL has just approved the formation of a new Health Science Special Interest Group. The Interest Group will be added to the dues renewal starting in September. However, there is an existing Google Group. There will also be a meeting at ALA Chicago, in the ACRL Suite. If you are interested (even if not a ALA/ACRL member), it is requested that you fill out a survey in order to find the best time possible for...

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Twitter and conference meetings...

Feb 27, 2009 by

As a collateral to my February 25th post, Peter Bromberg at the Library Garden blog, posts about Twitter etiquette at conference business meetings. The good and the (very) ugly. Although, sometimes I think new Twitter users don’t always realize the permanent nature of their tweets. And how very public they...

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