There’s perhaps no better way for tech-minded librarians to kick off Midwinter than to hear the top stakeholders at the biggest library tech vendors (for-profit, not-for-profit, open-source, commercial) talk about their products and projects in the context of what direction they’re driving the industry.
Yes, the American Library Association has a library, and has had since September 30, 1924. The purpose of the library was then, as it is now, to provide information needed by ALA staff as they carry out the work of the Association and to provide information to members and others who contact ALA with questions about librarians, librarianship and ALA programs.
BOSTON, Jan. 15 -- As the world comes to Haiti’s aid following the devastating earthquake just days ago, we recognize the impact that this disaster has caused for the families and friends of the Haitian community both worldwide and here in Boston.
The MCCA and the American Library Association have set up the “MCCA/ALA Haiti Relief Fund” through Citizens Bank. We will accept donations by cash, check or credit card at a Donation Station located at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center for the duration of the ALA Mid-Winter Meeting.
From John Chrastka (on-site in Boston): I met with the Emerging Leaders Group R today, briefly, to talk about their project helping the Map and Geography Round Table on membership recruitment and retention. Their work over the next few months will be to survey current and former members to learn about their individual decisions to join MAGERT as well as find out some strategic information that will help MAGERT grow. It's an interesting project from my perspective because it directly helps a unit of the Associaito
From John Chrastka (on-site in Boston) I'm meeting with the Round Table Coordinating Assembly right now to discuss membership issues that impact our 17 round tables. It is a diverse group representing a wide range of interests in the profession that aren't necessarily in divisions. Some of the highlights are that the International Relations Round Table is starting an endowment campaign, the Map and Geography Round Table is celebrating a