Category Archives for ALA2006

ALA 2007 – Time Odyssey: Visions of Reference and User Services

Thursday, June 28th 2007

This was the RUSA President’s Program. The panel was made up of: Genevieve Bell – Director of User Experience at Intel and an anthropologist Lee Rainie – Director, Pew Internet & American Life Project Allen Renear – Professor of Library … Continue reading

28. June 2007 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2006 – Day 4 (Closing and final thoughts)

Tuesday, June 27th 2006

I’m home! And ready to sleep for a week. This morning I took one last trip to the convention center. Caught the very end of Cokie Roberts’ closing speech, but not enough to really say much about it. After that, … Continue reading

27. June 2006 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2006 – Day 3

Tuesday, June 27th 2006

What a day! I’m exhausted, and it probably shows in the quality of my blogging of today’s sessions. I started the day by visiting some more vendors, in particular Lexis Nexis. They weren’t able to answer most of my questions … Continue reading

27. June 2006 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2006 – Exploring the tech of gaming

Tuesday, June 27th 2006

Speakers were Eli Neiburger, Matt Gullett, Kevin Ferst, and Beth Gallaway. Eli spoke for the bulk of the session, and was really fascinating. He pointed out that video gaming is not really new, it has been around for about thirty … Continue reading

27. June 2006 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2006 – Next Stop Blogging

Tuesday, June 27th 2006

This session was all about building a professional blog for your library. Jason Griffey (http://www.JasonGriffey.net), Karen Coombs (http://www.librarywebchic.net) and Steven Bell (http://staff.philau.edu/bells/webpresent.html) spoke. Griffey covered the technical back end – how to pick a blogging software package, and particularly whether … Continue reading

27. June 2006 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2006 – Google vs. Microsoft

Monday, June 26th 2006

Google and Microsoft are the only two major search engine vendors (that I’m aware of) at this conference. After talking to reps at both booths today, and seeing what was going on at them, I’m about to commit geek heresy: … Continue reading

26. June 2006 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2006 – LITA President’s Program

Monday, June 26th 2006

Continuing the afternoon of LITA programs, Cathy DeRosa (of OCLC) and John Horrigan (of the Pew Internet & American Life Project) spoke for the President’s Program. DeRosa brought up the recent OCLC stat that only 1% of users start their … Continue reading

26. June 2006 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2006 – LITA Top Tech Trends

Monday, June 26th 2006

This afternoon I attended LITA’s panel discussion on top tech trends. Unfortunately my notetaking wasn’t quite fast enough to always catch who said what, but there were some interesting overall points made. Several panelists commented on the rising opinion that … Continue reading

26. June 2006 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2006 – Day 2

Monday, June 26th 2006

I’ve added pictures from today to the end of my Flickr set. Another successful day! I actually got to a numer of sessions, so they’ll get separate entries. I spent the evening at the Google party at Muriel’s. This is … Continue reading

26. June 2006 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2006 – Day 1

Sunday, June 25th 2006

What an amazing day! I met Neil Gaiman! (Thanks for spotting his signing, Beth!) And oh yeah, other great stuff happened too The trip here was relatively uneventful, thankfully! Some construction around Nashville’s airport had me worried, but I persevered. … Continue reading

25. June 2006 by Chad Haefele
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