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ALA Annual Conference keynote speaker Christie Hefner took a few minutes to chat with me before her Opening General Session speech. Hefner is the director of the Center for American Progress and longtime CEO of Playboy Enterprises, the company founded by her father, Hugh Hefner, and restructed and expanded by Christie.
Asked what her major message
Author James Ellroy is an arrogantly proud Luddite who exults in his disengagement with contemporary culture. "I live in a vacuum," he told a rapt crowd who attended his Saturday-morning Auditorium Speaker Series appearance.
The RUSA MARS Hot Topics Discussion Group presented a panel discussion on screencasting Saturday: "Casting a Wide Net: Using Screencasts to Reach and Teach Library Users." Committee co-chair Michelle Jacobs was not in attendance, so--appropriately enough--she introduced the session via screencast.
Eric Frierson of the University of Texas at Arlington demonstrated how his library's online catalo
The crowd of 400 teen-services librarians cheered wildly as their colleagues strutted and posed along the catwalk in the Westin River North Hotel Friday night for YALSA’s happy hour and fashion show. The event was hosted by New York Public Library Young Adult Librarian Jack Martin, but the big draw was Chicago fashion designer Steven Rosengard, who emceed the fashion show.