When it comes to gift books, let’s face it: The latest cataloging manual may not get the sunny reaction you’re aiming for. But don’t despair! Here are some titles that are both informational and inspirational—and best of all, your purchase directly supports ALA.
Although Days 3 and 4 (Saturday and Sunday) of New York Comic-Con are designed for fans (Saturday normally features some star panels and screenings, and Sunday is the day for kids and families), I found interesting and engaging professional panels this weekend.
Librarian hat off; fan hat on! The Friday of NYCC is the first official day of the “con,” which means a lot more people and a lot more panels. Today I indulged in more of the fan aspect of NYCC, but one presentation—a history of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund—caught the librarian eye.
At last year’s NYCC, New Jersey City University Library’s Head of Acquisitions and (founder of the ALA Dance Party) J. P. Porcaro gathered every single librarian in the ALA booth for the Epic Librarian Photo Shoot. The tradition continued this year, and as you can see from the photo below, we crammed every possible librarian into the cozy ALA booth.
There are two sides to every business: what the public sees and what happens on the inside. On Friday, October 12, Jeffrey Licht, a partner at Pod Consulting and a part of the Digital Public Library of America’s (DPLA) technical development team, laid out the details of what exactly makes the digital library run and what they hope to do before the April 2013 launch.
Change cannot happen without collaboration, and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) touted such achievements. On Friday, October 12, at its Midwest conference in Chicago, the organization honored those who have turned their concepts into reality.