Chinese-American computer scientist Ping Fu came to her Auditorium speech dressed in red shoes, red belt, and white scarf—appropriately enough, all manufactured by a 3D printer.
American Libraries Magazine
American Libraries: You’ve said that you began And the Mountains Echoed with the image of a man pulling a wagon in the desert with a little girl in it, and a boy trailing behind. The questions that came to your mind, you said, are, “Who are these people?
In 1956, when John Lewis was a boy of 16 in Troy, Alabama, he went downtown with his brothers and sisters and cousins to the Pike County Public Library to get library cards.
Saturday morning’s panel session, “The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities,” hit home with an engaged crowd and a passionate panel. The ALA President’s Program was cosponsored by the Public Information Office.
See Sunday's edition of Cognotes (PDF file) for photos from around #ala2013 and important announcements about upcoming events.
“RUSA 101: Learn, Get Involved, Mingle, and Win!” Course Meeting Time: 3– 4 p.m. Location: McCormick Place Hyatt Regency, Chicago Instructor: Alicia Ahlvers, RUSA Membership Chair Office Hours: By Appointment Only
At a June 29 Conversation Starter session titled “Augmented Reality in the Library,” three University of Houston–Downtown (UHD) librarians presented new ways in which librarians can use a free augmented reality (AR) application known as Aurasma.
ALAPlay has grown up since it first debuted here in Chicago in 2009.
The moment the #ala2013 Exhibit Hall opened Friday night, I wanted to duck for cover. Hordes of literature lovers and techies who were eagerly waiting outside the hall were suddenly charging towards me.
Author and economist Steven D. Levitt began his talk with a self-deprecating joke, a tone he carried throughout the Opening General Session of the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on June 28.