The Traditional Cultural Expression Conference settled into an intensive series of panel discussions on its second day, November 13, at the Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C., and the participants learned that the American Library Association's primary purpose in holding the three-day invitational event was "to define the U.S library position on cultural expression."
The first panel of speakers
The final bit of coverage (on this blog, at least) of GLLS 08: The video. The full interview list:
Lawrence Kutner, Center for Mental Health and Media, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital (keynote: "Grand Theft Childhood?
Posted on the ALA Council electronic list this morning by Councilor Marilyn Hinshaw of Oklahoma: "I am so grateful to the program planners who brought President-elect Obama to ALA in the recent past. Whoever it was/whoever you are, thank you, thank you! That program makes it possible for us who attended to say we were there witnessing a historic event in the making, at the beginning of a histori
The symposium ended a few hours ago, and Day 3's wrap-up is on its way. But before I write that, there are a couple other conversations I had on Day 2 that I'd like to share. (Both were on-video interviews, and I didn't have the energy last night to make the necessary transcriptions.)
First was Larry Lewis, Jr.
Today was the major day of the symposium, with a keynote and seven rounds of concurrent sessions. Because of the sheer number, today's post is going to cover highlights rather than a comprehensive review.
"Grand Theft Childhood?
Gaming is much on my mind, with gaming programming at the recent LITA Forum, American Libraries' December issue having a gaming theme, and the ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium beginning on Sunday. (I’ll be attending, so check here for daily reports.)
The idea of gaming in libraries gets a lot of pushback.