Got a fax yesterday from Ken Miller, director of the Bayliss Public Library in Sault Sainte Marie, located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula near the Soo Locks. Ken and I were pages together a long time ago at the Detroit Public Library. "We received the attached letter with a $50 check," Ken said.
Interact, network and learn virtually with the Association for Library Service to Children's (ALSC) new online series, ALSC Student Sessions. These free, one-hour programs taking place in OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries) give students the opportunity to learn first-hand about hot library issues from ALSC members around the country without having to leave home.
The third and final Midwinter session of ALA Council commenced bright and early Wednesday morning and the agenda moved rapidly into resolutions presented by Ken Wiggin, chair of the Committee on Legislation.
Strolling through the Midwinter exhibit hall just before it closed on Monday afternoon, I felt that traffic was light and wondered what some of the vendors would have to say about it, plus I wanted to pick their brains about what they were doing to prepare for revenue drops precipitated by the economic meltdown.
I was pleasantly surprised to be told by several people that show traffic had actua
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.