The Problems with the LITA Top Tech Trends Panels

I didn’t make it to ALA’s Midwinter this year, and, truth be told, I haven’t been paying attention to what’s happening there. But yesterday morning as I was going through my post-workout post-shower routine someone sent me a private message about the LITA Top Tech Trends panel. I went to Twitter to check out the hashtag and tried to find out who was on the … Continue reading The Problems with the LITA Top Tech Trends Panels

Transliteracy is Now a LITA Interest Group

I’m thrilled to announced that there is a Transliteracy Interest Group within the Library & Information Technology Association( LITA) division of the American Library Association (ALA). I think Tom said it best in his announcement: I often joke that I get more accomplished at conferences at the bar after the sessions are over than I do during the conference. Well, here is a rather clear result … Continue reading Transliteracy is Now a LITA Interest Group

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

Its Privacy Week!

Its the first ever National Privacy Week The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom has established Choose Privacy Week, May 2-8, to help libraries work with their communities around these complicated but vital issues. Privacy has long been a cornerstone of library services in America and a freedom that librarians defend every day. Choose Privacy Week invites library users into a national conversation … Continue reading Its Privacy Week!

My Notes from LITA Top Tech Trends at ALA MidWinter

The panel consisted of David Walker, Amanda Etches-Johnson, Joe Murphy, Lauren Pressley, Jason Griffey and was moderated by Greg Silvis David Watson discovery systems to get the rss for a specific journal you need to visit the specific site or vendor, different silos for information, need to wait for vendors to create mobile system bring data together in aggregated system have one local for info … Continue reading My Notes from LITA Top Tech Trends at ALA MidWinter

CLENERT changes its name to LearnRT and gets a new site, what next?

Well, I’ll be blogging for them for starters!  Along with the recent name change from CLENE to Learn the decision was made to move to a new site and add more bloggers. I’m thrilled to be included in the number and working with: Peter Bromberg Maurice Coleman Betha Gutsche Marianne Lenox Bobbi Newman Lori Reed Paul Signorelli Jay Turner Stephanie Zimmerman The new blog/website, ALA … Continue reading CLENERT changes its name to LearnRT and gets a new site, what next?

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 thinking about.  Expect to see at least some of these … Continue reading ALA 2009 wrap up