November 24, 2014

Ebooks, Maps, and Meebo, Oh My! | ALA Annual 2012

A fire alarm in the convention center made the stairs pictured here one of the only means of egress. Photo: Dave Feiling Photography

For more coverage from Anaheim, visit News from ALA Annual 2012. Hot button topics going into this year’s American Library Association (ALA) conference in Anaheim, CA, included what the Georgia State ereserves decision means for the future of fair use, what librarians will use to replace the now-defunct Meebo for virtual reference, and of course, […]

No Big Deal: Three Libraries Survive Cuts to Serials Access | ALA Annual 2012

No Big Deal: Three Libraries Survive Cuts to Serials Access | ALA Annual 2012

No Big Deal: Three Libraries Survive Cuts to Serials Access | ALA Annual 2012

LITA Talks Top Tech Trends | ALA Annual 2012

LITA Talks Top Tech Trends | ALA Annual 2012

Web developers should prioritize mobile websites over desktop websites, librarians need to design more relevant instructional materials for their users, and the field of experience-based transformational development could have a major impact on the future of educational tools. These were just a few of the topics discussed during the “Top Technology Trends and LITA Awards Presentation,” session last Sunday during the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim.

Internet Archive’s Peter Brantley Urges Librarians to More Actively Reshape the Digital Landscape | ALA Annual 2012

The Internet Archive’s Peter Brantley made a cogent and precise presentation at the American Library Association conference this week that urged the librarian community to do a better job at directing the multitude of conversations that ultimately affect how and what libraries can do with digital content.

Photo Gallery: A Look at the ALA Annual Conference, Day 4 | ALA Annual 2012

National Storytellin Network's Ina BUckner-Barnette. Photo: Dave Feiling Photography

ALA wrapped up on Monday with appearances from Dan Rather, Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, as well as a concert from Bettye LaVette. See below for some of the highlights, and and stay tuned for more live reports from #ala12.

Photo Gallery: A Look at the ALA Annual Conference, Day 3 | ALA Annual 2012

LJ Editor-in-Chief Francine Fialkoff, San Diego County Library Director Jose Aponte, and San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts. Photo: Dave Feiling Photography

After some fabulous sessions, exhibits, and author signings (and a fire alarm at the convention center), the day concluded with the Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year award reception in honor of San Diego County Library. See below for some of the highlights, and and stay tuned for more live reports from #ala12.

The Ebook Elephant in the Room | ALA Annual 2012

For ebooks, “true collection development is going to have to wait…until we have more access, if not all access to everything that’s being published,” Anne Silvers Lee, chief of the materials management division of the Free Library of Philadelphia, said during a Saturday panel discussion at the American Library Association’s annual conference in Anaheim this weekend.

Inaugural Carnegie Medals to Robert K. Massie and Anne Enright

Inaugural Carnegie Medals to Robert K. Massie and Anne Enright

Inaugural Carnegie Medals to Robert K. Massie and Anne Enright

Book Talking My Way Through ALA: ALA Annual 2012

Book Talking My Way Through ALA: ALA Annual 2012

Book Talking My Way Through ALA: ALA Annual 2012

ALTAFF’s “First Author, First Book”: ALA Annual 2012

ALTAFF’s “First Author, First Book”: ALA Annual 2012

ALTAFF’s “First Author, First Book”: ALA Annual 2012