Librarians learned a dazzling array of tips and tricks for increasing their public relations efforts on Facebook in a Midwinter ALA Masters Series session today.
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Libraries must be engaged with their communities. Community engagement requires political engagement. This is unfortunate, but I believe libraries cannot be apathetic to the political process if they are to succeed.
ALA President Maureen Sullivan moderated “The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities,” a panel of three civic innovators held Saturday morning at Midwinter in Seattle. The panel served as a first step in building a sustainable, scalable national plan for library-led community engagement.
Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, offered his personal observations on the project’s survey report, “Library Services in the Digital Age” (PDF file), released January
I like to plan. I also like to throw plans out the window. Before coming to any given ALA conference, I pore through the online scheduler. I look at the schedules of people I respect to create a skeleton schedule, and then I go look through the raw data of the ALA scheduler.
The ALA Council breezed through approval of 2012 ALA Annual Conference Council minutes, among other actions at its first session of Midwinter in Seattle today.
For its 23rd customer appreciation breakfast on Sunday, Alexander Street Press invited as keynote speaker Temple Grandin, bestselling author, doctor of animal science, and autism activist.
See Sunday’s edition of Cognotes (PDF file) for photos from around #alamw13 and important announcements about upcoming events.
Saturday’s Auditorium Series speaker Steven Johnson started the day off with a funny story about cholera.
One of the common threads in #alamw13 tweets is attendees' amazement at the sheer quantity of it all: Many, many, many of you wish you could attend more sessions and collect more books or ARCs from the exhibit hall (while a few have tried to grab all the books an