The newly-minted meeting space that was Networking Uncommons sparked some interest among atendees, particularly as one noted, because those using the space at certain times seemed to be well under the average conference attendee age (implying that perhaps it was an idea that might grow along with its users). But two sessions in the new space, Battle Decks and "Set Sail for Fail", seemed to grab quite a bit of attention, both in the blogosphere and on-site.
The Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) hosted a fantastic event at ALA's Midwinter Meeting on Saturday, January 16, to help launch ALA’s new privacy initiative, Choose Privacy Week. A large and lively crowd gathered to enjoy cookies, refreshments, and a program featuring social critic Hal Niedzviecki, author of The Peep Diari
The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) will launch ALA’s new privacy initiative, Choose Privacy Week, during the ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting.
Join us from 4 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, in Room 252 A/B of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Snacks and beverages will be provided for attendees.
Explore the best resources among the wealth of jobs and employment research and networking tools available online by participating in the American Library Association’s Placement Center free webinar—“Finding and Keeping Library Jobs”—from 11 a.m. to noon CST on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010.
It is very easy to attend the webinar.
Join the discussion on ALA's Draft Strategic Plan at the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.
The discussion will be held on Sunday and conducted by ALA President Camila Alire during the Midwinter Council/Membership Information Session, Boston Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 9:00-10:20 a.m.. At this Information Session, members and councilors will have a special opportunity to contribute to the ALA 2015 Strategic Plan and the future direction of the Association.
Llibraries are helping unemployed Americans get back to work not only by helping them acquire needed job skills but also by offering no-fee access to the Internet for online job searching, computers for working on resumes, resources for building small business plans, and much more.
Unfortunately, these very services are threatened by budget shortfalls in state and local funding; due to these budget cuts, many libraries may be forced to cut services that are so incredibly necessary during these tough economic times.
Right now, the House of Representatives is debating the Jobs for Main Street
Join the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) for our upcoming Student Session, “Connecting Kids with Great Web Sites,” on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 7 p.m. CST.
Learn how to find, evaluate and use Web sites for kids! This presentation features the chairs of the ALSC Great Web Sites for Kids Committee who evaluate 100s of sites every year to find fun and educational tools for children and families.