As Annual continues, it becomes harder to pick just 10 tweets to feature. So today we’re up to the Top Twenty Tweets—plus a few bonuses. Twitter was abuzz with engrossing talks, ebooks, badge ribbons, and the placement center. The day concluded with the Rock Bottom Remainders—and what may well be a fashion statement for the ALA history books.
The successful ALA conference experience is one in which conference-goers, through their unique pattern of attendance—at panels, discussions, cocktail hours, breakfasts, parties, meet-ups, tweet-ups, walk-offs, and ice cream socials—are able, by the time they are nestled comfortably in the aisle seats of their return flights, to reflect on a process that has left them in more rarifi
I’m certain all of us covering the conference were at the ALA Emerging Leaders poster session, and at the risk of covering the same thing that others might be, I do want to take the perspective of a former Emerging Leader looking at the session as a mentor for one of this year’s teams.
During Midwinter, I was interested in starting an Interest Group (IG) through LITA for instructional technologies since I am an instructional services librarian (University of Arizona). The process was fairly easy: finding a cochair (Erica Findley), getting 10 signatures, and then submitting these to the LITA Board.
The first true conference day saw attendees shocked by (and adoring of) Daniel Handler’s (aka Lemony Snicket’s) choice of read-aloud material. Other attendees spotted similarities to the Hunger Games (in a good way), graphic novels galore (also in a good way), and the previously unheard-of Waldo–Carmen Sandiego–Librarian convergence.
This year is my second Annual, but I’m hoping I can go every year because I think it’s awesome. For some folks, it’s too big of a conference, or they prefer smaller ones with a specialized focus.
This year is my second Annual, but I'm hoping I can go every year because I think it's awesome. I look forward to seeing my librarian friends from across the country (and from other countries) and talking to them about the cool stuff they're doing in their libraries.
Thursday saw #ala12 attendees arriving via various modes of transport, tweeting their adventures as they converge on the beautiful city of Anaheim. Lots of love for the mobile app version of the Conference Scheduler, although there was comment on its lack of user cloning features.