Submitted by birdie on February 11, 2009 - 4:38pm
Walden Media wants to send you...and a friend...to the next ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
Here's the application form; thanks to Loriene Roy for the heads-up.
Submitted by birdie on January 29, 2009 - 5:07pm
The Greenwich Times profiles the two librarians killed in the tragic crash reported here earlier today. The two were headed home to CT from ALA when the taxi van they were riding in was slammed into by another driver.
The library's head of youth services, Kathy Krasniewicz, 54, of Palmer Hill Road, Riverside, and former youth services director Kate McClelland, 71, of Dorchester Lane, Riverside, were killed in the accident, cause by an alleged drunk driver.
"We received the tragic news of the passing of our colleagues in Denver today," said library Director Kevin McCarthy, who declined to comment further Wednesday evening. "It's too raw at the moment. The shock has not worn off yet."
Submitted by birdie on October 6, 2008 - 4:31pm
The 2008 World Congress of Muslim Librarians and Information Scientists will take place in Kuala Lumpur next month.
The congress, which is being co-organized by some Malaysian Islam universities and librarian societies, will be held here on Nov. 25-27 after an absence of 13 years. It is the second time that Malaysia would welcome the congress after the country hosted it in 1986.
The first COMLIS was held in the United States in 1982 and the fourth one was held in 1995 in Tehran, Iran. Registration and call for papers at the COMLIS website . Bernama.com has the story.
Submitted by StephenK on September 20, 2008 - 5:39pm
BlogWorldExpo 2008 remains underway and has been a unique event. In many cases, the LISTen production team have been some of the only ones conducting stand-up interviews. Los Angeles-based TechZulu is also on the floor doing interviews.
Who isn't here? We've been looking for representatives from CNET and other tech news outlets. They're surprisingly missing. With the TWiT network suffering a fairly major server outage right now, their attention is focused on their own house rather than the happenings here.
Interviews we have conducted so far include:
- Pajamas Media
- PodBoxx TV
The event continues today as well as Sunday. The next episode of LISTen will have coverage from the event. Specials throughout the week might also arise, circumstances permitting.
Submitted by Blake on September 12, 2008 - 7:24am
The LISNews Podcast (LISTen) team is gathering ideas and concepts to inquire about with BlogWorldExpo exhibitors. This PDF (Or the Website) has the exhibitors listed with brief descriptions of what they do as well as their websites. Full questions need not be posed, just areas to explore.
If there is anything you'd like to hear about in a future LISTen podcast, please let us know.
You have about a week to get your questions in, we would need to hear back from you and others via e-mail by late night on September 17th.
The 2008 BlogWorld & New Media Expo will take place September 20-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition to the only industry-wide exhibition, BlogWorld features the largest blogging conference in the world including more than 50 seminars, panel discussions and keynotes from iconic personalities on the leading-edge of online technology and internet-savvy business.
Stephen also wrote something in the matter.
Submitted by Blake on August 13, 2008 - 10:15am
Steve Lawson picked up on an idea from Meredith Farkas for a new online conference "that sort of fits into the big space between something like Internet Librarian and something like Code4Lib." He brings up some good questions:
What would such a conference cover?
Who would teach or present at such a conference?
Is an online conference really the right way to learn this kind of thing?
Lastly, Meredith writes about people feeling “over their head” at code4lib. Is that bad?
I'm with Steve on this... I still think the idea of such a conference is interesting, and I'm curious to see how other people feel about some of these questions.
Submitted by birdie on August 1, 2008 - 9:25am
Can you imagine cruising down the aisles of the next ALA on this? Not sure if it can accommodate seven heavy bags of schwag, but perhaps it could be modified to work for librarians.
Submitted by StephenK on July 30, 2008 - 8:19pm
Writing in the Greenstone Blog, Dr. Ian Witten of the University of Waikato brought light upon a paper presented at the recent Joint Conference on Digital Libraries held in Pittsburgh. Dr. Witten noted that New Zealand had more contributions to the conference accepted than South America, Africa, and Australia combined. The paper on running the Greenstone system on an iPod can be found using the Association for Computing Machinery portal.
Submitted by birdie on July 25, 2008 - 9:42am
Submitted by Blake on July 6, 2008 - 3:12am
Borneo Bulletin - borneo,Brunei Darussalam - 'Libraries landmark for intellectual society'
The Brunei Darussalam Library Association (BDLA), with the support of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), organised a two-day national symposium, which began yesterday morning.
The symposium, held at the university's central lecture theatre, focused on library development surrounding its theme "Libraries: the Landmark for Intellectual Society".
Submitted by Daniel on June 22, 2008 - 12:25pm
Tho I'm having to do it on my own air miles and funding, I will be at ALA next week from Thursday through Monday. I'm staying with a friend who lives about an hour and a half, so no breakfast get togethers! But if you're a Newzter who's also going to ALA, let me know and maybe we can connect. The worst that'll happen is that I'll drag you along to some govdocs events or the gaming pavilion.
Submitted by lcarscad on May 27, 2008 - 7:44pm
There is still time to send in your application for free tickets to the Newbery/Caldecott/Wilder Banquet at ALA Annual: Deadline is May 31, 2008. Apply now!
AWARD and AWARD CRITERIA
Thanks to the generous support of Marshall Cavendish, NMRT is able to offer three tickets to the Newbery/Caldecott/Wilder Banquet at the ALA 2008 Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA. Tickets are $89 each, which would be out of the financial reach of most NMRT members if it weren't for the generosity of Marshall Cavendish.
Any NMRT member who is not currently serving on the Marshall Cavendish Award Committee may enter. Just write a short essay (around 250 words) telling us why you want to attend the Newbery/Caldecott/Wilder Banquet and how you feel you would benefit. For more information about Newbery, Caldecott and Wilder honorees, go to http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/literaryrelated.htm
Newbery-Caldecott Awards Banquet, Sunday, June 29, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Join us for this gala evening to celebrate the Newbery and Caldecott Medalists and Honorees, authors and illustrators of the year’s most distinguished books for children. Cocktails (cash bar) available prior to dinner; doors open at 6:45 pm. Tickets are $89 and will be available at the Online Registration Counter until the event is sold out, or noon Friday, whichever occurs first. No tickets will be available at the door.
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Submitted by Anonymous Patron (not verified) on May 12, 2008 - 1:25pm
Here's an <a href="http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080509/NEWS/805090316/-1/NEWS02">Article in the Cape Cod Times</a> about the Book Cart Drill Team competition at the Mass. Library Association annual conference in Falmouth.
Submitted by Blake on May 2, 2008 - 8:32am
The One Big Library Unconference: The One Big Library Unconference is a one-day gathering of librarians, technologists and other interested people, talking about the present and future of libraries. It's organized and sponsored by York University Libraries and the YUL Emerging Technologies Interest Group. Friday 27 June 2008, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Submitted by Blake on April 29, 2008 - 6:55am
WHAT: Private ALA edition of Esotouric's "Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles: In A Lonely Place" bus tour, departing from Anaheim Convention Center
WHEN: Tuesday July 1, noon-7pm
COST: $125/person including fixed price luncheon at Musso & Frank Grill
GOODIES: City Lights Books is giving Esotouric 10 copies of their acclaimed anthology "Another City: Writing From Los Angeles" to raffle off among the 50 tour passengers.
MORE INFO: visit http://www.esotouric.com or call 323-223-2767
In July Esotouric, the eclectic bus adventure company whose tours reveal L.A.
Submitted by birdie on March 31, 2008 - 9:39am
Nancy Pearl sat in my booth at PLA (in Minneapolis) for a half-hour, and it was a great, but brief, opportunity to meet her after having interviewed her (by e-mail) for a story here in LISNews in August of 2005.
Submitted by Anonymous Patron (not verified) on March 29, 2008 - 8:13pm
Rick Roche sent over <a href="http://plablog.org/2008/03/21st-century-library-design-a-thought-provoking-program.html
">A Link</a> to the PLA program titled 21st Century Design on which I reported over @PLABlog.org. He says it was full of good and challenging ideas for how libraries utilize space to provide new and better services. "This was a very thought provoking program. I know I want us to get neon signs. I have to think about some of the rest of this."
Submitted by Blake on March 25, 2008 - 7:26am
For those attending PLA 2008 National Conference, steps have been taken to allow conference participants to contribute reflections for consideration by LISTen. To leave your thoughts just call 646-495-9201 and enter the extension 12761. It would help immensely with such if you identified who you are and what library/vendor/agency/entity you work for as we will discard any anonymous messages. As long as we actually get some reflections left at that voicemail box, LISTen will try to air a montage of the best in the episode directly following the conference.
The telephone number above is a temporary one and will disappear at 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time on March 29th. Voicemails will be accepted all throughout the conference.