Collection Development, Conferences, Professional organizations, School Libraries, Techno Geekiness

Thoughts from #ALA12 – learning sessions

With all my meetings, the time that I had to take advantage of the learning opportunities was slim.  That didn't mean that I didn't try my best to take advantage of what was there, though. First, of course, was the session I did with the wonderful Ellysa Cahoy.  We explored "Online Personal Archiving", talking about… Continue reading Thoughts from #ALA12 – learning sessions

Conferences, Professional organizations

Thoughts from #ALA12 – working sessions

Many people assume that when you say "I'm going to Anaheim" what you mean is "I'm going to Disneyland".  And many people assume that when you say that you're going to a conference, you're going to a wild convention that should stay in Vegas.   For some librarianspeople, that's true. Not for me: I haven't been… Continue reading Thoughts from #ALA12 – working sessions

Books, Collection Development

The Future of Reference – #ljwikiage notes

Yesterday I "attended" a webcast hosted by Library Journal entitled  Authority, Connectivity, and Discovery: The Evolving Role of Reference in the Wiki Age.  I was interested because over the past few years, as I rethought the layout of the "old" (aka "pre-fire") library and how we would do things in the "new" (post-fire) at Hackley,… Continue reading The Future of Reference – #ljwikiage notes

Books, Collection Development, Conferences, Musings, School Libraries

Thoughts about #SLJDOD 2012

The idea of spending a day listening to people talk about books?  Heaven! Many thanks to SLJ for hosting this Day of Dialog. Our keynote speaker was Walter Dean Myers, slightly stooped under the weight of his medal (he's now the Ambassador for Young People's Literature) but amazingly passionate about literacy in the United States:… Continue reading Thoughts about #SLJDOD 2012