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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. American Tech Idol

    By Tom Peters | Remember David Cook? He was the guy who won the American Idol competition last month. Throughout the merry month of May the citizens of Beautiful Blue Springs, Missouri were all a-twitter (in the pre-Twitter sense of a-twitter) about David ...

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

  7. Where Librarians Are Made?

    By Cindi Trainor | What sort of technology would you expect to find in a library school?  University of Kentucky, Lexington. ...

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

  8. Anticipating Anaheim

    By Jason Griffey | Every year my preparations for going to the ALA Annual conference go through a series of stages. First, the "Oh, I guess I should buy a ticket and find a hotel room" stage, which fades into the "yes, I know it's comi ...

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

  9. On the Information Experience: An ALA TechSource Conversation with John Blyberg

    By Michael Stephens | I find myself returning to John Blyberg’s post “Library 2.0 Debased” of a few months back. Last semester was busy: classes to prep, teaching in St. Paul as part of Dominican’s partnership with the College of St. Katharine, and speaki ...

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

  10. Hello Readers!

    By Daniel A. Freeman | I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as your new editor. I’ll be overseeing this blog, as well as future issues of Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter. I am thrilled to be aboard and to be reac ...

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