The First Rule of ALA Executive Board is You Don’t Talk About ALA Executive Board

Ok, not really. At least, I don’t think so. Based on how many people I talked with at MidWinter who didn’t know about the election process or what Executive Board does it might be. 🙂 Several people contacted me and asked me to elaborate on the Executive Board process and experience I mentioned in my MidWinter reflections post. It does seem odd to me that there isn’t … Continue reading The First Rule of ALA Executive Board is You Don’t Talk About ALA Executive Board

Be There or Be Square, Things of Note at #ALA11

My schedule in NOLA is jam packed, lots of meetings thanks to my involvement in the Digital Literacy Task Force, OITP Advisory Committee, Council and of course my Transliteracy Interest Group. Rather than bore you with my crazy schedule I thought I’d share a few things of note I think you’ll be interested in attending. Also if you haven’t read my tips post, and the comments left … Continue reading Be There or Be Square, Things of Note at #ALA11

ALA Survival Tips, New & Improved for #ALA11

I’ve made some updates to the conference tips I shared last year before ALA.  Hopefully, there is a little something for everyone, I’ve added a short packing list  of things I can’t live without and a reading list with suggestions on networking and tips for introverts. Packing list These are the things I can NOT live without at conferences A good bag in a light … Continue reading ALA Survival Tips, New & Improved for #ALA11

I Want to Know Your Thoughts on ALA. Love it? Hate it? Tell Me Why

Over the years I’ve heard complaints about ALA and reasons for not belonging many along the lines of the ones Jim Rettig mentions in his recent article Is the Association Ripe for Rebellion? It costs too much. It should be possible to join one of the Association’s 11 divisions without joining ALA. It doesn’t care about librarians, just about libraries. It spends too much time on … Continue reading I Want to Know Your Thoughts on ALA. Love it? Hate it? Tell Me Why

Designing Digital Experiences for Library Websites #ala10

On Sunday I had the honor of presenting with David Lee King,Toby Greenwalt, and John Blyberg. It was amazing to be on a panel with them and I learned a lot by listening to their presentations. Toby has shared his along with some notes. They are doing some amazing things at Skokie. David has posted his as well. Designing Digital Experiences for Library Websiteshttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=ala10-designingdigitalexperiencesforlibrarywebsites-100629065938-phpapp01&rel=0&stripped_title=designing-digital-experiences-for-library-websites View … Continue reading Designing Digital Experiences for Library Websites #ala10