Now THAT'S Rockin' the Stacks
The ALA Annual Conference in DC, which just ended, was another energizing, informative event. In a forthcoming post I will summarize the more substantial sessions and issues that came to my attention. However, in the spirit of the adage, "Life's uncertain; eat dessert first," I would like to share with you the most fun I had at ALA in DC.
Vendor receptions are a time-honored event at these...
Santa Does Maslow
Remember Maslow's hierarchy? At the bottom of the pyramid
were the most basic needs… at the top, self-actualization. In between were
concepts such as self-esteem, respect, family, and security.
We in LibraryLand are scattered all over that matrix. In
upstate New York, there's an anecdote about a crusty rural library director—you
know the type, in sensible slacks and a gray cardigan, the kind...
On L2 Trips, Muses, the NGC, Trust, and Paradigm Shifts: A Festschrift Fin
This post is the culmination of the ALA TS blog one-year birthday festschrift, a month-long series of posts that could be perceived as a sort of eblogocentric celebration of this forum.
Hopefully, it will not be interpreted as that, and instead will be viewed not only as the capping off of a very "long, strange trip," indeed, but also as the beginning of an exciting new year for the ALA TS blog...
Happy birthday to the ALA TechSource Blog, which turned one-year old today. My great colleague Lori Bell, of the Alliance Library System, commented to me that she thought my dog Max had emerged this year as my bona fide muse. I often think about library and information technology issues as Max and I take our daily, early morning walks through the neighborhood.So, to honor my muse, I asked Max...