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.
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.
ALA is a pretty big organization, with a $58-million annual budget, ALA Treasurer Rod Hersberger said at the second Midwinter session of the ALA Council. He's concerned about ALA's "mature businesses" that are not yielding annual revenue growth and the need to develop new businesses.
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During today’s Planning and Budget Assembly, ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels and President-elect Camila Alire fielded questions from members. One ALAer representing ACRL brought up an issue that has been much commented on in Inside Scoop: What’s the future of print journals? And she wanted to know what ALA was doing about the issue of print vs.
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
Emceed by Tina Jordan of HarperCollins, this morning's breakfast program offering from the Association of American Publishers' Trade Libraries Committee turned out to be a surprise treat amidst the business meetings.