Category ALA

ALA Battledecks 2010 The Rumble Royale Videos #ala10

I have many blog posts percolating from ALA, pages of notes to decipher and I still need to regain my voice. However in the meantime something to tide you over – Battledecks. I have to give Janie Hermann mad props for my awesome bio: Next up is Bobbi “Nuclear” Newman She is the “Librarian by Day” and […]

ALA Conference Survival Tips #ala10

Last year was my first ALA and it is definitely nothing like other conferences.  This is a combination of tips I’ve shared before and new ones learned the hard way. I’ve also included a reading list with suggestions on networking and tips for introverts. Give people your name – wear your name badge up near […]

Battledecks: The ALA Rumble Royale

Yes I let Janie talk me into this, what was I thinking? lol Battledecks represent the ultimate challenge for a public speaker as they are challenged to give a coherent presentation based on hand-selected, seemingly unrelated slides that they see for the very first time live on stage. This competition, often referred to as “PowerPoint […]

ALA 2009 wrap up

I survived my first ALA! It was intense and exhilorating and tiring, but worth every minute of it.   When I return from conferences there are always a lot of thoughts rolling around and it takes me about  a week to solidify everything.  But here are the things that really stuck with me and what I’m […]

The Great Debate – Has library 2.0 fulfilled its promise?

This is the last session from ALA I took notes on. It went by fast and I tried to be as accurate as possible. Has library 2.0 fulfilled its promise? Modorated by Roy Tennant The panel consisted of : David Lee King, Meredith Farkas, Michael Porter and Cindi Trainor What is library 2.0 – Cindi […]

Matt Hamilton : Libraries and Innovation

Matt Hamilton : Libraries and Innovation : creating environments for encouraging and supporting creativity and innovation among staff How do we begin the messy job of creating a culture of innovation What will you need? Patience, perseverance, vision and a way to empower staff Patience is hard to come by for innovators, we see something […]

Robin Hastings – Web 3.0

Symantec tagging Microformats – hcard Web as a database – rdf, subset of xml Instead of holding all info in proprietary databases data will be coded SPARQL – sql for rdf Web as application – mashups Questions: How many security issues are we looking at? Shouldn’t put any info out there that is […]


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