ALA TechSource Blog

By Teresa Koltzenburg | [G]aming has tremendous potential for libraries to reach out to new users, offer new services, and help complement efforts in community building, information literacy, and other areas.—Stephen Abram Learn more about gaming and libraries from Jenny Levine, the mastermind behind the upcoming ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium.

Read more | 03/12/2007 - 15:45

By Karen G. Schneider | In late February, the Library of Congress announced it was holding an “open” meeting on March 8, 2007 at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Comments were invited.    

Read more | 03/07/2007 - 10:53

By Michael Stephens | "If people were better informed about social networking sites and knew and used basic Internet safety tips, the cloud of fear may decline."—Robert Doyle, Executive Director of the Illinois Library Association

Read more | 02/28/2007 - 20:38

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Read more | 02/22/2007 - 12:07

By Tom Peters | Yesterday Princeton University announced it has joined Google's mass digitization project, adding another million volumes to the maw.

Read more | 02/06/2007 - 19:51

By Michael Stephens | I enjoy following LIS student blogs and have found inspiration in many of their posts. I was a reader of LISDom back when Laura Crossett was a student on campus at Dominican.

Read more | 01/30/2007 - 07:03

By Tom Peters | During the week leading up to ALA Midwinter, I received an email message from a publicist, stating that his client would be attending Midwinter, and wondering if I would like to conduct an interview. His client is David Pogue, the excellent NY Times columnist and blogger who writes about technology topics, especially handheld electronic devices.

Read more | 01/25/2007 - 12:43

By Michelle Boule | At ALA Midwinter 2007 in Seattle...

Read more | 01/22/2007 - 17:14

By Karen G. Schneider | I'm a big fan of the interactive/ dynamic/ RSS'ed/ video-blogged/ to-the-user-born school of library services. The days when we saw our job as input/output for books and journal articles are, I hope, long over. Most of us get itchy when we think about spending a year to make a minor decision… that way of doing things is so very 1995.

Read more | 01/19/2007 - 08:42

By Teresa Koltzenburg | If you're interested in and/or implementing gaming and libraries and have a great idea for a session/presentation for the ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium (July 22–24, 2007, Chicago area), we're now accepting presentation (presenter and session) proposals

Read more | 01/17/2007 - 14:36