My Sunday Afternoon at Midwinter

Posted Monday, January 27, 2014 - 16:40
A photo essay
Painting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Photo by Stephen M. Brooks

Heading down the Pennsylvania Convention Center hall of the 200s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After attending the update on the Digital Public Library of America, I made my way through the Pennsylvania Convention Center to facilitate a discussion at the ALCTS Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group about successful collaboration between public services and technical services.

 

Chatting with Anne Langley and Teddy Gray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along the way I ran into my counterpart at Duke University, Teddy Gray, who has recently succeeded Nancy Gibbs as head of the Acquisitions Department. While we were catching up, Teddy’s mentor and friend Anne Langley, the head librarian of the Science and Technology Libraries at Princeton University, came by and joined us in conversation. 

 

Escalator down to hall of the 100s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A painting in the hall of the 100s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where my table talk was

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I found Room 105B easily enough—and very early—and settled in way in advance of the discussion I was to facilitate.

 

Breaking the ice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had close to 20 participants talking about successful public services/ technical services collaborations.

 

 

Reporting back from table talks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After about 45 minutes of discussion, all three tables reported back to the large group about their discussions. 

 

Thumbs up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Sunday was a great day at Midwinter.

 

STEPHEN M. BROOKS is head, monographic services, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Email him at stephen_brooks[at]unc.edu.

 


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