ALA TechSource Blog

By Teresa Koltzenburg | The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County—which has a 'Gaming Zone' and a Gaming Zone @ PLCMC blog—is extending an invitation to staff from neighboring libraries to join

Read more | 07/06/2006 - 23:55

By Tom Peters | In other posts to this blog and elsewhere I have expressed my optimism about and appreciation for online conferences, workshops, and other online events, coupled with a growing sense that in-person conferences may gradually decline in frequency and importance as more librarians become acclimated to meeting online.

Read more | 06/26/2006 - 08:09

By Teresa Koltzenburg | 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.

Read more | 06/26/2006 - 03:37

By Michael Stephens | 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!

Read more | 06/25/2006 - 09:16

By Tom Peters | 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 abo

Read more | 06/24/2006 - 08:35

By Teresa Koltzenburg |

Read more | 06/22/2006 - 22:43

By Karen G. Schneider | A month ago, I attended a fabuwonderful day-long training session on new technologies taught by Michael Porter (who in the biblioblogosphere and other virtual worlds goes by "LibraryMan").

Read more | 06/21/2006 - 12:39

By Teresa Koltzenburg | **UPDATE, June 20 @ 10:53 a.m., Chicago, IL**

Read more | 06/19/2006 - 23:17

By Teresa Koltzenburg | 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!

Read more | 06/15/2006 - 14:03

By Tom Peters | 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.'"

Read more | 06/06/2006 - 11:36