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4 years ago
Some topical controversy at the Berkeley Public Library.
Happy #TinyBookTuesday ! After a two week hiatus, we are back with A Golden Treasury of Beauty and Wisdom, Personal Growth Leaflet Number 21 by Joy Elmer Morgan. This little treasure was published in 1947 by Journal of the National Education Association.  
Boy has it been busy! DAY 2 I started my day off with my LITA Lightening Talks presentation on Drips Gallery! I had 5 minutes to explain the process and goals of Drips Gallery. The other presenters had some really interesting projects, the one I found most interesting was Yuan Li from Princeton University Libraries. Yuan Li presented on improving the ingestion of records at her library. One student aid worker can manually ingest 50 records per hour. After research and planning, Princeton Univerity Libraries decided to use
4 years ago
Hi all! ALA sessions were in full force this weekend, hence the late blog post. But I attended some pretty awesome talks (and hosted a couple myself) that I'm excited to share with you all! Saturday Bright and early Saturday morning I attended a talk entitled "All the Data: Privacy, Service Quality, and Analytics" given by Lisa Hinchliffe and Andrew Asher. Lisa began the discussion by stressing that, although data collection in libraries is ...
I'm currently at the airport heading home from a packed weekend at ALA! Here's a report of the weekend's activities: Saturday In the morning I attended a committee meeting for ALCTS (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services) continuing resources section. Rethinking Patron Engagement: Making Data-Driven Decisions This session was absolutely packed! It was a panel of five librarians who spoke about assessment efforts at their libraries to gauge patron engagement. Mark Andersen, the director of learning and economic advancement at Chicago Public Library, ...
4 years ago
Hi all! Yesterday, I attended a great session entitled "Building the New Nostalgia: Making the Case for Why Libraries Matter." Speakers included the founder of Code America, the director of the DC public library system, one of the leaders of the Knight Foundation, and pioneer of the Maker Movement. I have some pretty detailed notes that I plan to turn into a fabulously enthralling article but here are some great quotes from today's discussion: "Libraries are essential for creating and maintaining a democracy..." "The library system used to be a primarily transactional...
Hello from ALA SAN FRAN! I spent the day in a 4-hour panel discussion about Diversity in Comics, followed by the Emerging Leaders poster presentations, and ending with the Zine Pavillion: Zine Swap! The Diversity in Comics was a lengthy panel divided into two sections with 15 minutes breaks. The first section covered His, Hers, Theirs in Comics, it was moderated by Robin Brenners and Tony Cliff, Tania del Rio, Brenden Fletcher, Jennifer L Hilm, and Trina Robbins composed the panel. The panel mostly focused on non-white male superheroes, women superheroes, and transgender superher...
Greetings from ALA! We’re all enjoying the beautiful San Francisco weather and being among our people. Here’s what I did today: NISO/BISG 9th Annual Forum: The Changing Standards Landscape Access or Ownership: Evolving Business Models and Your Institution The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) co-hosted this forum which examined the standards that libraries and book publishers share. BISG is an organization that aims to horizontally and objectively represent stakeholders in the publishing industry, both companies and custom...
My daughter and I are showing some of our artwork at the Mulberry Street branch of NYPL. Hope you can join us for the opening on July 18th. Here is more info.
Happy #TinyBookTuesday! Today we have How to Become Rich, a Book for the Young Men of America from 1878. This tiny, but wealthy book, was published by Tousey & Small Publishers on 116 Nassau Street, New York.