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  1. A Comment on Comments

    By Daniel A. Freeman | If you are a longtime reader, you may be familiar with the long, dramatic saga of reader comments on Techsource. While we initially welcomed unmoderated commenting, it attracted so much spam that our interim editor Tom Peters had to ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  2. Gaps and Bridges, Bridges and Gaps

    By Jason Griffey | There are many stories from the 2008 ALA Annual conference in Anaheim, from Google being MIA on the exhibition floor to what happens when a few hundred librarians descend onto Disneyland. But my favorite story from my time in Anaheim st ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  3. A “Cuil” New Way to Search

    By Daniel A. Freeman | You don’t have to Ask Jeeves to know that a lot of search engines have come and gone since the web went mainstream. While in the past we may have yahooed, hot botted or altavista’d our way around the web, today there is no question ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  4. The Ever-Growing World of Gaming in Libraries

    By Daniel A. Freeman | It seems like the role that gaming plays in libraries is expanding exponentially. What once seemed like a trend is now a deeply entrenched part of our profession. Gaming is playing a bigger and bigger role in academic, public and sc ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  5. Restore, Reuse, Recycle

    By Cindi Trainor | What materials do you recycle and reuse in your library?  Do you have an innovative use of recycled materials?  Please post your images to flickr and add to the TechShots pool or link to them in the comments below. This wall hanging was ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  6. Private Parts?

    By Kate Sheehan | 2008 has been my introduction to ALA’s conferences. Philadelphia, PA was my first mid-winter, Anaheim (“it’s a dry heat”), CA my first annual. The size of the conference made for difficult decisions, including pitting LITA’s “Top Tech Tr ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  7. The ALA Annual Tweet-Report

    By Michael Stephens | First up, let’s get the obvious out of the way: Folks at ALA 2008 in Anaheim, California were all “A-Twitter!” Of course there was also much Flickring, texting, blogging, IMing and any other 2.0-ish, social-networkey “ing” you can na ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  8. Best in Show(case)

    By Cindi Trainor | The adage, of course, is that a picture is worth a thousand words. What picture could sum up the best of ALA 2008 for me? After combing through the more than 1,400 photos I took at sessions, on the exhibit floor and inside and outside t ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  9. Confessions of a First-Time Exhibitor

    By Tom Peters | After attending 20 ALA Annual Conferences (Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, NYC, shaky LA, Chicago...) as a rank-and-file librarian, I arrived in Anaheim late last month as a first-time exhibitor.  It was an interesting experience, to put it ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools

  10. Reflecting on Annual

    By Daniel A. Freeman | Now that we’ve all recovered from the conference and our California suntans have faded away, we’re ready to share our conference experience with the rest of the world. The 2008 ALA Annual Conference was a huge success. Attendance wa ...

    Anonymous - 04/13/2017 - 18:02 - Professional Tools