Nearly 500 ALA members from around the world participated in the first-ever ALA Virtual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, June 6. It was a wonderful opportunity to convene the membership in an online setting to discuss current projects, ongoing initiatives, and the direction of the Association.
ALA President Molly Raphael and Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels invite you to the 2012 Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM) on Wednesday, June 6 from 3 pm – 4:30 pm CDT, online. Members are invited to hear from ALA leadership and participate in the discussions and resolution process.
If you’re in Chicago this weekend the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and Office for Library Advocacy (with the help of the Graphic Novels in Libraries Member Interest Group) will be at the C2E2 Comic Book Convention spreading the word about how wonderful libraries and librarians are.
The American Library Association will be presenting and exhibiting at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), April 13–15, 2012, in the North Building at McCormick Place in Chicago. C2E2 is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, manga, anime and video games for fans and professionals alike.
Last week, I had the opportunity to blog SXSW Interactive for the ALA. For my final post, I sought out the impressions of others who participated in the conference. Some of these contributors had badges and some did not, but all offered fascinating insights. I’ve included their thoughts below.