Category Archives for ALA2008

iPod Touch: Better than cargo pants

Thursday, July 3rd 2008

Way back in 2005, I made sure to jokingly praise my cargo pants for being “perhaps the most underappreciated tech accessory on the market today” after going to a conference and noting how much stuff I could haul in them. … Continue reading

03. July 2008 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2008: Twitter’s killer app

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008

I’m now convinced that Twitter’s killer app is conferences and other large scale in-person gatherings. In Anaheim we organized meetups, kept tabs on concurrent sessions we couldn’t all attend, helped each other navigate the buildings, pointed out overlooked sessions, discussed … Continue reading

02. July 2008 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2008: What is the future of face-to-face reference?

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008

This was another panel presentation, each member spoke for a bit about the topic. I neglected to write down the presenters’ names, unfortunately, but did get their home institutions. UC Merced’s setup was particularly interesting to me – as a … Continue reading

02. July 2008 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2008: SF & Fantasy: Info rights of the individual panel

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008

This panel drew me in just on the basis of the author particpants’ pure geek factor: Cory Doctorow (of BoingBoing.net and many novels) Eric Flint (of the 1632 series) Vernor Vinge (of the seminal True Names and many Hugo awards) … Continue reading

02. July 2008 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2008: Social Software Showcase

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008

I got more out of the BIGWIG Social Software Showcase than any other session at ALA this year. Regular sessions at ALA have to be planned so far in advance (often a year) that they are very rarely about cutting … Continue reading

02. July 2008 by Chad Haefele
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ALA 2008: Distance Learning Panel

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008

My presentation is online here: http://www.hiddenpeanuts.com/ALA08.ppt It may not mean much without my accompanying narration, but I wanted to put it up anyway. The panel went well! We had some great speakers and the audience was really engaged and asking … Continue reading

02. July 2008 by Chad Haefele
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Speaking in Anaheim

Wednesday, June 25th 2008

Things have been quiet on the site lately, but I wanted to point out that I’ll be speaking on a panel at ALA’s annual conference in Anaheim this weekend: If We Don’t Call it Distance Learning, Does it Exist? 8:00 … Continue reading

25. June 2008 by Chad Haefele
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