Category conferences

Social Media Roundup of Internet Librarian

Originally posted on PC Sweeney:
So you didn’t go to Internet Librarian? That’s Ok. The best thing about internet Librarian is that everyone is so… Internety. All of the awesome stuff that happened throughout the conference was digitally shared via all kinds of avenues. Instead of making you scour the interwebs for all of this…

from access to association

Yesterday was the start of the Electronic Resources & Libraries conference, which is being held at UCLA. (There was actually a reception on Monday night at the Fowler Museum but, since I’m on a vanpool, I haven’t been attending any of the evening events.) I went to the office first before trekking to Covel Commons […]

denver midwinter

From January 22-26, I was in Denver for the ALA Midwinter Meeting. There were lots of banners welcoming ALA to Denver along the 16th Street Mall and around the Convention Center. The following two pictures are of 16th Street. That’s the gold-domed Colorado State Capitol Building in the background of the second picture. This is […]

filipino librarians at ala

I met many Filipinos at the 2008 ALA Annual. I knew many of the younger Filipinos and Filipino Americans through my involvement with APALA. But I also met many librarians from the Philippines. Most of them are participants in a Department of State-sponsored program, in which librarians from various countries are in the US touring […]

lack of diversity

I attended a couple of programs which focused on the lack of diversity in the profession: one on the dearth of black male librarians and another on the rarity of Asian/Pacific American leaders in libraries. On June 28, 2008, I caught the latter part of the panel, “An Endangered Species: The Black Male Librarian.” Sponsored […]

apala and hawaiian librarians reception

On the evening of June 29, 2008, I went to the APALA (Asian Pacific American Librarians Association) and Hawaiian Librarians reception sponsored by outgoing ALA President Loriene Roy. It was a fantastic event. I thought it might be one of those receptions where very few people attend and mingle. So, when I got there on […]


I’m now in Anaheim to attend the 2008 American Library Association (ALA) annual conference. ALA Annual is one of those behemoth conferences–held in huge convention centers, with many sessions and events held at satellite hotels. With about 25,000 attendees and however many divisions, sections, roundtables, caucuses, committees, etc., you need all that space. And it […]