The keynote speaker at the ALA President’s Program on Sunday afternoon was Dan Cohen, founding executive director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), an enterprise that, as he sees it, is “less a technical project than a social project.” Conceived in 2010 by Harvard Universit
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The desire to learn about useful mobile apps is widespread among librarians, judging by the overflow crowd at Sunday’s Conversation Starter, billed to deliver “40 Great Apps for Mobile Reference and Outreach.”
There’s never a dull day in Libraryland! The biblio-twitterverse lit up with tweets on a multitude of subjects yesterday. Some trends, such as cardigans, remained popular, but what really got tweeps talking were all the events of the day.
See Monday's edition of Cognotes (PDF file) for photos from around #ala2013 and important announcements about upcoming events. Be sure to pick up a fresh issue of Cognotes in McCormick Place this morning.
The ALA Washington Office held a special informational session on Sunday afternoon to let librarians get a head start on helping their patrons enroll for healthcare through the new Affordable Care Act, which aims to provide reasonable health insurance for all Americans equally, regardl
It was another busy and exciting day at #ala2013. Thursday and Friday were the appetizers of Annual, but now we’re getting to the main courses! Saturday was the first full day of the exhibits and attendees were bustling all over the Exhibit Hall chatting with over 800 exhibitors and grabbing some very sweet swag.
Electronic publisher ProQuest celebrated its 75th anniversary at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference by showcasing the founder of University Microfilms I
At the opening of the panel “Bleak New World: YA Authors Decode Dystopia” authors Lois Lowry (whose iconic The Giver won the Newbery in 1994 ), Patrick Ness (the Chaos Walking trilogy), Veronica Roth (the Divergent series), and Cory Doctorow
There are so many wonderful things that come along with attending Annual. Amazing and innovative sessions; the exhibit hall . . . the accompanying blisters, and of course the people. Librarians from all corners of the profession come together to talk, share, laugh, and sometimes get a little silly.
Update: On Tuesday of Annual Conference, Cou