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ALA Presents an Online Toolkit for Building Gaming @ Your Library

When a new trend emerges and grows as quickly as gaming in libraries has, those of us who weren't involved at an early stage can sometimes feel like they've been left behind. In all likelihood, there are librarians all over the country who have heard about the growing role that gaming is playing in...

New Blogs of Note (and More to Come)

Three new Biblioblogosphere-related blogs (well, actually there are five and counting) to get acquainted with over the weekend... Library 2.0 Innovation Bootcamp has commenced. The first post, Getting Started with Library 2.0 Innovation Bootcamp, provides a great overview of the program. The faculty members for Library 2.0 Innovation Bootcamp are two of the contributors to this blog, Jenny...

Read Smarter Indeed: Booklist Online Now Available

[UPDATE: The title has been corrected from the original publishing of this post.]Booklist Online, as of the beginning of April, is ready for your library staff members' (and your patrons', if you so desire) perusal. To facilitate the browsing, the newly launched online version of Booklist is available via a free thirty-day trial.   Although officially announced on the ALA Web site during...

On Change, Library 2.0, and ALA

A few weeks ago, Jenny and I found ourselves at a meeting at ALA Headquarters talking about Web 2.0, learning, and Library 2.0 initiatives with some of the ALA division heads, Mary Ghikas, Senior Associate Executive Director, and the Otter Group's Kathleen Gilroy. As a result of that meeting (and some forward-thinking continuing-education interest and work on the part of Mary Ghikas and the...

Misquote, Midwinter, and More

Misquote Thanks, TangognaT, for catching this misquote in Michael Stephens's and Michael Casey's latest co-authored post, "Better Library Services for More People" on this blog. > Hi,> Thanks for the mention in your ALA TechSource post. I think I was> misquoted a little bit.... I don't think my original post contains> the text "It's time for examples."Sorry about that!...

ALA Associate Executive Director Gerald Hodges Dies

Sad news has gripped us here at ALA. Tuesday, Gerald Hodges, associate executive director for marketing and communications, passed away. American Libraries Online provides a bit about Gerald's life, accomplishments, and his important contributions to the Association and to the field here. A longtime member and supporter of ALA, Hodges had stipulated that a portion of his estate be used to...

19 Days 'Til OCLC's Blog Salon

As Countdowns and Top [insert number here] Lists are the rage this time of year for content producers, bloggers who will be attending ALA Midwinter in San Antonio may want to know that there are only 19 days until OCLC's Blog Salon, er... and there are only 17 more days until Midwinter begins in San Antonio. Looks like the Salon is now in the RED suite (as Alice notes in a follow-up comment)....