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Blog posts from June 2006

The Maxie Awards

Submitted by Tom Peters on June 26, 2006 - 8:09am

In other posts to this blog and elsewhere I have expressed my optimism about and appreciation for online conferences, workshops, and other online events, coupled with a growing sense that in-person conferences may gradually decline in frequency and importance as more librarians become acclimated to meeting online.

Personally, I find myself traveling less and meeting online more. Nevertheless, the joy of travel and attending large, energetic in-person conferences such as the ALA Annual Conference remains strong. There are certain aspects of in-person conferences that are difficult or impossible to replicate online.
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Offline in New Orleans (and It's a Good Thing!)

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on June 26, 2006 - 3:37am

Jeff Bostick, Children's Resource Center, New Orleans Public Library

For the city in general, this is a big weekend for us, because ALA is our first major convention we're hosting since the storm. We've had little groups come in, but this is an 18,000 to 20,000 city-wide convention. We're receiving so much goodwill, and it couldn't be a better group than the librarians. The library has been the beneficiary of a lot of goodwill from a lot of libraries from around the country, and this is just another example of that. Read More »

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Going Where Our Users Are

Submitted by Michael Stephens on June 25, 2006 - 9:16am

Sadly, I didn't make it to ALA, so I am following along via blog posts and Flickr feeds. I hope everyone is having a wonderful conference!
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The Eternal Note

Submitted by Tom Peters on June 24, 2006 - 8:35am

The skies were relatively clear—but hot and humid, of course--when I flew into New Orleans midday on Friday. Even from the air I could detect something different about New Orleans. Quite a few of the homes and businesses still have bright blue tarps covering part or all of the roofs. I Read More »

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Hectic Pace Launches; ALA Annual Underway in New Orleans

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on June 22, 2006 - 10:43pm

Andrew K. Pace lauched his new blog for American Libraries, 'Hectic Pace' in time for ALA Annual 2006.Congratulations to Andrew Pace and American Libraries on the launch of Andrew's new blog, "Hectic Pace" (just in time for ALA Annual in New Orleans!). Read More »


The Library 2.0 Cafeteria

Submitted by Karen G. Schneider on June 21, 2006 - 12:39pm

Tracking the Trends: LITA's ALA Annual '06 Session

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on June 19, 2006 - 11:17pm

Eric Lease Morgan is a Top Tech Trends panelist at LITA's TTT session at ALA Annual 2006.**UPDATE, June 20 @ 10:53 a.m., Chicago, IL**
Tom Wilson will also be a member of LITA's Top Technology Trends Panel on Sunday. He was mistakenly left off the list. Sorry, Tom!
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You're Missing It!

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on June 15, 2006 - 2:03pm

But that's okay, because it will be repeated tomorrow. (Whew!)

So what, exactly, are you missing today, you ask? The Alliance Library System Online Innovation Institute Library 2.0 Extravaganza!Michael Stephens, librarian, educator, blogger, and dreamer
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Wreading

Submitted by Tom Peters on June 6, 2006 - 11:36am

Samuel Johnson About 250 years ago, soon after his dictionary of the English language had been published, Dr. Samuel Johnson was asked by a woman how the incorrect definition of a pastern had crept into the final, published product. According to James Boswell's biography of Johnson, "…instead of making an elaborate defence, as she expected, he at once answered, 'Ignorance, Madam, pure ignorance.'"
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