ALA announces approval of Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC)

Submitted by birdie on Wed, 07/22/2009 - 11:08

The Executive Board of the American Library Association approved
the establishment of a certification program for library support staff
at its Monday, July 13, meeting in Chicago. The LSSC Program is the
first national, voluntary certification program for library support
staff. Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library
Services, the program will now enter a testing phase in five library
organizations across the United States.

ALA Attendees Doing Some Private Conferencing?

Submitted by birdie on Mon, 07/13/2009 - 15:17

OK you naughty've been found out.

Amanda Hess from the Washington City Paper has been following you on Twitter, and found that:

When the American Library Association’s annual conference kicked off in Chicago last Thursday, some attendees wanted the world to know that librarian get-togethers aren’t all about shushing and stacking: There’s a lot of f**ing, too.

Virtual Reference Conference in Ithaca, New York - Sept. 24th & 25th

Submitted by Jaclyn_McKewan on Wed, 07/08/2009 - 18:20
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The Western New York Library Resources Council presents a conference in Ithaca for New York State Librarians...

Revved up for Reference: Virtual Reference in New York State

Holiday Inn Ithaca Downtown
225 South Cayuga Street
Ithaca, NY
September 24th & 25th, 2009

American Library Association Goes Mobile with Mosio for Annual Conference

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Thu, 05/28/2009 - 12:35

Mosio’s Text a Librarian is partnering with ALA this summer in Chicago to offer Text an ALA Ambassador, which will provide mobile information services to all attendees and participants at the conference via text message. The 250 ALA Ambassador volunteers will use the Text a Librarian technology, which enables attendees to text message any question via their mobile phones regarding conference programming, schedules, locations, etc. and have Ambassadors staffing the information desks respond via a web-based interface.

Top 10 A-HA’s at Computers in Libraries

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 04/11/2009 - 07:32

Lori Reed: The good side of conferences is gettng to meet Web 2.0 friends in real life and having the chance to learn and network with like-minded people. The bad side is the pile of work waiting for you (in my case at work, home, and school).

So in that spirit this will be quick list of 10 take-aways or as trainers call them a-ha moments from CIL2009. These are her random thoughts in no particular order.