As part of her presidential initiatives, ALA President Roberta Stevens is launching a video contest for teens at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. Why I Need My Library, which runs through April 18, encourages teens ages 13 to 18 to create original videos on why they think libraries are needed now more than ever.
The 2011 Midwinter edition of Top Tech Trends brought together five technologists from libraries and the library technology marketplace to discuss their views on the current and future trends in libraries.
Having fun in San Diego doesn’t require a lot of money. In fact, many things to see and do here are absolutely free. With 70 miles of beautiful beaches, near-perfect weather year-round, and a variety of magnificent settings countywide, San Diego offers a fun and inexpensive getaway during all seasons of the year.
One of the highlights of any ALA conference or meeting is getting to hear and see our favorite authors up close. This meeting is no exception as the ALA/ERT/Booklist Author Forum will get Midwinter 2011 started with four highly acclaimed authors today from 4:00–5:15 p.m. in the San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 20D.
SirsiDynix released the BookMyne™ 2.0 iPhone application November 18. BookMyne, a comprehensive search, discovery, and delivery app giving patrons direct access to their library collection on the iPhone, features mobile access to in-demand library information, holdings and services.
France’s Université Lumière Lyon II has migrated to the all-new ProQuest platform, making it the first institution to enable students and faculty to search, discover, gather, and share content with ProQuest’s new technology. Users are able to access all the University’s ProQuest resources in a single, unified search—on campus or remotely.
A couple weeks ago I was experimenting with FBMLALsite (that’s how we get those “Like” buttons on the blog posts, for example) and at the same time experimenting with Dlvr.it to push out content. Well, one thing led to another, and now we have a Facebook Page.