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During today’s Planning and Budget Assembly, ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels and President-elect Camila Alire fielded questions from members. One ALAer representing ACRL brought up an issue that has been much commented on in Inside Scoop: What’s the future of print journals?
LITA's traditional Top Tech Trends discussion played to a standing-room-only crowd this morning, although the event was briefly delayed by a fire alarm in the hotel.
Emceed by Tina Jordan of HarperCollins, this morning's breakfast program offering from the Association of American Publishers' Trade Libraries Committee turned out to be a surprise treat amidst the business meetings.
ALA's Executive Director, Keith Michael Fiels' report summarizes recent accomplishments and some upcoming events. Highlights include:
The full breadth of ALA's membership was on display at the well-attended and generally upbeat Membership Town Hall Meeting sponsored by ALA's Executive Board and Membership Meeting Committee.
The first of my big technical challenges of Midwinter, filming the ALA Presidential Candidates Forum and editing and posting the video, is nearly complete, except for several hours of computing time to make the necessary file conversions and transfers, which will mostly happen overnight while I'm asleep.
I've been to two author functions thus far, Women of Mystery yesterday and the Sunrise Speaker series featuring cartoonist Leigh Rubin today.