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Offline in New Orleans (and It's a Good Thing!)

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on June 26, 2006 - 3:37am

Jeff Bostick, Children's Resource Center, New Orleans Public Library

For the city in general, this is a big weekend for us, because ALA is our first major convention we're hosting since the storm. We've had little groups come in, but this is an 18,000 to 20,000 city-wide convention. We're receiving so much goodwill, and it couldn't be a better group than the librarians. The library has been the beneficiary of a lot of goodwill from a lot of libraries from around the country, and this is just another example of that. Read More »

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Going Where Our Users Are

Submitted by Michael Stephens on June 25, 2006 - 9:16am

Sadly, I didn't make it to ALA, so I am following along via blog posts and Flickr feeds. I hope everyone is having a wonderful conference!
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The Eternal Note

Submitted by Tom Peters on June 24, 2006 - 8:35am

The skies were relatively clear—but hot and humid, of course--when I flew into New Orleans midday on Friday. Even from the air I could detect something different about New Orleans. Quite a few of the homes and businesses still have bright blue tarps covering part or all of the roofs. I Read More »

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Hectic Pace Launches; ALA Annual Underway in New Orleans

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on June 22, 2006 - 10:43pm

Andrew K. Pace lauched his new blog for American Libraries, 'Hectic Pace' in time for ALA Annual 2006.Congratulations to Andrew Pace and American Libraries on the launch of Andrew's new blog, "Hectic Pace" (just in time for ALA Annual in New Orleans!). Read More »

The Library 2.0 Cafeteria

Submitted by Karen G. Schneider on June 21, 2006 - 12:39pm

Tracking the Trends: LITA's ALA Annual '06 Session

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on June 19, 2006 - 11:17pm

Eric Lease Morgan is a Top Tech Trends panelist at LITA's TTT session at ALA Annual 2006.**UPDATE, June 20 @ 10:53 a.m., Chicago, IL**
Tom Wilson will also be a member of LITA's Top Technology Trends Panel on Sunday. He was mistakenly left off the list. Sorry, Tom!
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You're Missing It!

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on June 15, 2006 - 2:03pm

But that's okay, because it will be repeated tomorrow. (Whew!)

So what, exactly, are you missing today, you ask? The Alliance Library System Online Innovation Institute Library 2.0 Extravaganza!Michael Stephens, librarian, educator, blogger, and dreamer
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Submitted by Tom Peters on June 6, 2006 - 11:36am

Samuel Johnson About 250 years ago, soon after his dictionary of the English language had been published, Dr. Samuel Johnson was asked by a woman how the incorrect definition of a pastern had crept into the final, published product. According to James Boswell's biography of Johnson, "…instead of making an elaborate defence, as she expected, he at once answered, 'Ignorance, Madam, pure ignorance.'"
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On Getting a Second Life Library

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on May 31, 2006 - 3:02am

Alliance Second Life Library 2.0
Presented by the Alliance Library System/
Online Programming for All Libraries (OPAL)
OPAL Auditorium,
Wednesday, May 31, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. CDT

In mid-April, Tap Information's Tom Peters (who is also the OPAL Coordinator and a contributing author to this blog as well as to Smart Libraries Newsletter) posted a piece about the Alliance Second Life Library 2.0. Read More »

Beyond the Prototype

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on May 28, 2006 - 12:45am

We have jumped into that laboratory experience together and are learning together. Ten project teams are formulating collaborative projects as a means of learning. As I look at those project statements and at the posts that share the ongoing thinking process, I believe that this work will have lasting value to us—individually and collectively—beyond the life of this particular prototype process.Mary Ghikas: Library 2.0 :: ConceptMore and more, I find myself filing posts on the ALA TechSource Blog under "ALA News" and "Library 2.0." I expect that to continue. Read More »