Speakers often come to ALA meetings and talk about a library, a librarian, or perhaps a book that changed their life. And in some ways, Wes Moore’s story about a book on college freshmen basketball stars called Fab Five, which turned his rejection of books into a passion for reading, was not unusual.
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In February 2013, Google launched its Google Glass, an eyeglass-type wearable computer to developers for $1,500. These early purchasers, called “explorers” by Google, are testing the product and providing feedback on how to improve and use it before it launches broadly to the public, probably later this year.
All right, so I’m not a new librarian and I’ve been attending ALA events since 2006, but since Philadelphia is my first Midwinter Meeting, I decided to check out the New Members Round Table (NMRT) orientation session Saturday morning.
At Saturday’s 9 a.m. session at the JobLIST Placement Center, two human resources directors offered some insight into what makes an application stand out, how candidates can best prepare for an interview, and how to negotiate a salary offer.
Valerie Hill’s students can make a polished puppet show in minutes with an iPad app. When they’re finished, they say “Now what?” In the past, students might have spent an entire day making the actual puppets and performing the show.
Hanging out took on a completely new meaning Friday afternoon in the Networking Uncommons at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.
10 Midwinter and ALA things you should absolutely never do if you want to have the best conference experience ever; or If a Buzzfeed writer attended the New Members Round Table Conference Orientation session.... 1. Don't throw away your program.
My Midwinter conference really began with lunch at Reading Terminal. It’s exciting that the Convention Center is located so close to a plethora of amazing food options. I hope that many impromptu lunch meetings with my colleagues will end up there.
I got up early on Friday morning and found my way to the ALCTS Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Interest Group (aka Tech Services Big Heads) meeting in the Marriott Hotel.
On the first day of Midwinter,Twitter gave to me… Extreme weather: