The Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) hosted a fantastic event at ALA's Midwinter Meeting on Saturday, January 16, to help launch ALA’s new privacy initiative, Choose Privacy Week. A large and lively crowd gathered to enjoy cookies, refreshments, and a program featuring social critic Hal Niedzviecki, author of The Peep Diari
Some Boston teens were on hand to discuss their favorite titles from this year's Best Books for Young Adults nominations. Members were able to participate remotely via via CoverItLive and the archive of the tweets, comments, etc. is available on YALSA's blog.
8bitlibrary.com bloggers JP Porcaro and Justin Hoenke get the word out at ALA Midwinter 2010 on Project Brand Yourself a Librarian. The idea is that as many willing librarians as possible get together during the upcoming Annual Conference in Washington DC and get tattoos that show their support of libraries and their dedication to librarianship.
From John Chrastka (on-site in Boston): It was a pleasure to speak at the New Members Round Table orientation to Midwinter meeting on Saturday morning. Several experienced members helped provide an ALA and Midwinter "101" to over 50 attendees. From ALA President Camila Alire talking about ways to get involved around the association to Michael Golrick taking us through the structure of the meetings to Gene Shimshock from Innovative Interfaces helping people to get
Over at American Libraries Inside Scoop blog Greg Ladgraf posts: "The Washington Office covered a number of topics in its Midwinter update..." The Washington Office covered issues ranging from the Patriot Act to Google Books to Broadband Access.
Be sure to keep an eye on Inside Scoop for more Midwinter Meeting 2010 coverage.
A plethora of images of the Midwinter Meeting in Boston. Follow along on Flickr (tag: alamw10)
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From John Chrastka (on-site in Boston): I met with the Emerging Leaders Group R today, briefly, to talk about their project helping the Map and Geography Round Table on membership recruitment and retention. Their work over the next few months will be to survey current and former members to learn about their individual decisions to join MAGERT as well as find out some strategic information that will help MAGERT grow. It's an interesting project from my perspective because it directly helps a unit of the Associaito