[caption id="attachment_742" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Judith Krug, center, receiving an honorary doctor of humane letters degree during the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's 134th commencement May 14, 2005."]Read More | Comments: 7
As my last Midwinter post (from the Denver airport, on a decidedly spotty wireless connection), I offer this collection of interesting, thought-provoking, or just amusing quotes from the meeting---weather heard or overheard.
"I'm just going to stand here and have a wonderful time!" ---a woman near the entrance on Friday, apparently after unexpectedly meeting the latest in a string of friends.
I visited Denver Public Library this morning, invited by DPL writer/editor (and author of AL's Midwinter dining guide this year) Sherry Spitsnaugle. It was a lovely tour of a wonderful building, but the whole event was overshadowed by the big event of the day.
This morning, a woman who was riding the bus to work went into labor.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee Chair David Mowery models the shirt worn by each member of the committee at the Youth Media Awards announcements"]Read More | Comments: 0
LITA's traditional Top Tech Trends discussion played to a standing-room-only crowd this morning, although the event was briefly delayed by a fire alarm in the hotel.
Participants and attendees ignored the alarm, which proved to be nothing, and focused on four topics: the management of open-source software, the growth of geolocational technologies, linked data, and the effect of the economy on t