“Maker” seems to be one of librarians’ favorite buzz words right now and, frankly, as I’m not working in public libraries and I haven’t been working with students for the past year, I guess I just haven’t been getting it.
American Libraries Magazine
At “Makerspaces: Creating, Exploring, Pitfalls,” sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association, four successful makerspace enthusiasts discussed what makes a makerspace, and what gets made in those spaces.
So, it was cool to find out zombies and Google are on our side in the fight to for information literacy.
A 4:30 session on the first full day of the ALA conference is probably not the ideal time for a program.
Books and breakfast—could there be a better way to start the morning? The Bookalicious Author Breakfast on Saturday, sponsored by the Association of American Publishers, provided attendees the opportunity to hear a panel of authors discuss their latest debuts.
I work with ebooks at my library. I understand how our patrons can access them, I understand how they can download them, and I understand how they can read them. I never really understood how we have them—what complicated system of money, technology, and time makes it all possible.
It seems like just yesterday you were researching library programs for your master's, doing your due diligence and finding out which school fit your interests. You finally settled on one with the fancy ALA-seal all over the website.
I channeled my inner Nate Berkus Saturday morning while listening to Nancye Browning, assistant director at Louisville (Ky.) Free Public Library, and Traci Lesneski, principal of Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd., present “10 Steps to a Better Library Interior.” Lesneski began the PLA presentation by painting a p
The ALA Annual Conference Fun Run was an annual event for 21 years, beginning in 1984 in Dallas. After an eight-year hiatus, the run was resurrected at Midwinter 2012, also in Dallas.
The ALCTS President’s Program on Monday morning featured Erin McKean, lexicographer and founder of Wordnik, an online dictionary. She came right out and confessed to being a “data packrat” who keeps her Evernote files and Pinterest boards filled with text and images.