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A New Addition

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on August 1, 2006 - 4:08pm

It's a special day here at ALA TechSource. Not only did Jenny Levine begin at ALA today in her new job as Internet Development Specialist and Strategy Guide, but also today Michelle Boule, of Wandering Eyre Blog fame, officially starts as a contributor to this blog. (Watch your aggregator for her first post about utilizing committees to influence technology-related decisions.)
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YOUR 2 Cents & DOPA: Urgent Action Needed!

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on July 25, 2006 - 5:21pm

YALSA executive director Beth Yoke posted this comment today to the recent DOPA and 2 Cents post on this blog (as well as a similar call to action on the YALSA Blog). Her comment:

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DOPA and 2 cents

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on July 13, 2006 - 2:45pm

On the ever-informative LibraryLaw Blog Wednesday, Mary Minow posts a three-question interview with the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) executive director Beth Yoke about DOPA (Deleting Online Predators Act of 2006). In it, Yoke provides her 2 cents on the proposed legislation and her experience at the hearing. (Minow has stated that she believes the "law is blatantly unconstitutional," but warns, "that doesn't mean it won't get passed.")
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L2 Summit in Charlotte Next Month

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on July 6, 2006 - 10:55pm

Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County—which has a 'Gaming Zone' and a Gaming Zone @ PLCMC blog—is extending an invitation to staff from neighboring libraries to join PLCMC staff for a Technology Summit on Library 2.0 early next month (August 3, 2006).
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Offline in New Orleans (and It's a Good Thing!)

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on June 26, 2006 - 2:37am

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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Hectic Pace Launches; ALA Annual Underway in New Orleans

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on June 22, 2006 - 9:43pm

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 »

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

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on June 19, 2006 - 10:17pm

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 - 1:03pm

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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On Getting a Second Life Library

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on May 31, 2006 - 2:02am

Alliance Second Life Library 2.0
Presented by the Alliance Library System/
Online Programming for All Libraries (OPAL)
OPAL Auditorium,
Wednesday, May 31, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. CDT

In mid-April, Tap Information's Tom Peters (who is also the OPAL Coordinator and a contributing author to this blog as well as to Smart Libraries Newsletter) posted a piece about the Alliance Second Life Library 2.0. Read More »

Beyond the Prototype

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on May 27, 2006 - 11:45pm

We have jumped into that laboratory experience together and are learning together. Ten project teams are formulating collaborative projects as a means of learning. As I look at those project statements and at the posts that share the ongoing thinking process, I believe that this work will have lasting value to us—individually and collectively—beyond the life of this particular prototype process.Mary Ghikas: Library 2.0 :: ConceptMore and more, I find myself filing posts on the ALA TechSource Blog under "ALA News" and "Library 2.0." I expect that to continue. Read More »